About the home
This picturesque 200 year old cottage is the second of a row of four old coastguard cottages. Situated in the coastal village of Charmouth it is only a 5 minute walk from it's famous fossil beach.
Entry to the cottage is via a small black gate directly off the road, leading to an inviting little porch with a private patio and garden to your right. The patio has a large seating area and bbq, great for summer evenings. The front door opens onto the large open plan dining room and lounge with it's warm cosy wood burner. Upstairs are two large comfortable bedrooms and a family bathroom. There is a utility room to the rear of the property containing a shower room and undercover washing facilities.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Charmouth, 200m|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Hen and stag parties
|Access:||Car not necessary|
Nearest amenities: 200m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 4|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private garden, BBQ|
Further details outdoors:
There is a car park opposite the entrance of the cottage. Charges start from: 1hr - 40p ; 4hrs - 90p ; All Day (8am-6pm)- £1.80 Night parking (6pm-8am) is free. Any tickets purchased during these times will be valid for the next day.
As of the 01 April 2013 the cost will be £1.80 per day (8am-6pm) night time parking if free (6pm-8am) If you purchase a ticket during night time hours they will be valid for the next day. You may purchase tickets for a few hours only if you wish. All tickets are available from the ticket machine only and are only valid in this car park.
A deposit of 20% is required 8 weeks before the holiday starts. Full payment is required no later than 4 weeks prior to the start of your holiday.
The West Country / Dorset region
Dorset county has outstanding natural beauty, unspoilt countrysides, stunning coastlines and breathtaking views which are dotted with sleepy villages and busy market and fishing towns. There is plenty to enjoy here, from nearby towns such as Lyme Regis, to the Jurassic Coast and great food.
Many of Dorset's residents and visitors enjoy walking their dogs on the beaches. Each beach, however, has its own regulations on dog walking.
Dogs are allowed.
Beach Office 01202 451781 Between 1 May and 30 September dogs are allowed to the west of Durley Chine and east of Fisherman's Walk up to Hengistbury Head.
Burton Bradstock Beach-no dogs between 1 May and 30 September, except on East Beach. West Bexington Beach-dogs allowed in a restricted area. Eype Beach-dogs permitted. West Bay-no dogs to the west of East Cliff. Cogden-dogs allowed (please note that Cogden Beach is a naturist beach).
Between 1 May and 30 September no dogs on Avon Beach, Friars Cliff Beach and Highcliffe Beach between Groynes H8 and H11. Dogs are allowed between the wave wall at end of Friars Cliff Beach and Groyne H8 at Highcliffe Crow's Nest Beach, Mudeford Sandbank and Gundimore Beach.
Between 1 April and 31 October no dogs on Lyme Regis's front beach and on leads for rest of year. Dogs allowed on Monmouth Beach, Cobb Gate and East Beach. Charmouth Beach-no dogs from 1 May to 30 September. Seatown Beach-no dogs.
No dogs from 1 May to 30 September.
Studland Beach-no dogs on Middle and Knoll Beaches from the 30 June to 1 September. Dogs allowed on Shell Bay and South Beach all year if on a lead and owners clean up after them. Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door, Worbarrow Bay, Kimmeridge Beaches- dogs allowed.
No Dogs from 1 May to 30 September.
No dogs on main beach from 1 May to 30 September. There is a dog area all year round at the Pavilion end of the beach and Preston Beach.
The Charmouth area
This charming seaside village lies on the Jurassic Coast and is known as the "gateway" to the World Heritage Site. It is known for having one of the best fossil beaches in Europe and has the Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre on the seafront. The Centre has various events throughout the year ie. fossil hunting days or weekends including information on ways of finding fossils; plankton trawls and rock pool rambles. There are also two beach cafes and an interesting vintage clothing shop. It has a relaxed pace of life with a safe clean beach which is also great for fishing. The village has a reliable bus service, cafes, restaurants, family pubs, takeaways, grocers, butchers, pharmacy, doctors, dentist, a bowling green, tennis courts, a putting green and a safe playground with playing fields for younger people which makes it an ideal location for a family break. The area also has peaceful cliff top walks.
Across the bay you can see the harbour town of Lyme Regis where Turner and Whistler both painted and Jane Austen wrote Persuasion. The town also featured in The French Lieutenant's Woman. This bustling seaside resort hosts the famous Jazz Festival, Carnival and Regatta Week and the Lifeboat Week. It is also known for it's shabby chic shops, modern restaurants, golf course, cinema, theatre and boat fishing trips.
The market town of Bridport with it's larger shops and supermarkets are only a ten minute drive away.
How to get there
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From London by car:
- Take the M25 to jct 12 down the M3 take the exit at jct 14 to the M27 and then onto the A31 which later changes to the A35 taking the Charmouth exit.
- Or take jct 8 off the M3 towards Yoevil on the A303 turn off at Yoevil taking the A30 to Crewkerne and down the A366 heading to Bridport and along the A35 to Charmouth
- Exeter Airport is approximately an 1hr away by car or taxi (www.flybe.com)
- Bournemouth Airport is approx
By Coach / Bus
- National Express X53
- The nearest train station is in Axminster which is a 15 minute drive away (www.thetrainline.com)
- There are ferry terminals at Poole and Weymouth travelling to and from the Channel Islands
Activities near Charmouth
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
23 Sep 2012
The cottage is comfortable and ideally located for the beach and small town where you can find al day-to-day requirements at reasonable prices. The beaches are clean and fishing for mackerel off the prom is relatively easy. Hopefully, the coast path will be re-routed for 2013, because there is currently only one walkers path out of Charmouth and this heads north into the hills.
10 Apr 2012
Cosy and quaint cottage with everything you need (even found the hairdryer – as I forgot mine!). Fantastic location just a few minutes walk down lane to the beach and the Heritage Fossil centre where... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|March||17 Mar 13||23 Mar 13||£ 380||£ 66||£ 88||3 Nights|
|march||23 Mar 13||29 Mar 13||£ 450||£ 78||£ 99||3 Nights|
|Easter||29 Mar 13||6 Apr 13||£ 500||£ 80||£ 105||3 Nights|
|Apr-May||6 Apr 13||3 May 13||£ 450||-||-||2 Nights|
|May Special||17 May 13||19 May 13||£ 120||-||£ 60||2 Nights|
|may||25 May 13||1 Jun 13||£ 450||-||-||6 Nights|
|Jun||1 Jun 13||22 Jun 13||£ 500||-||-||3 Nights|
|Jun-Jul||22 Jun 13||20 Jul 13||£ 580||-||-||3 Nights|
|Jul 13||20 Jul 13||27 Jul 13||£ 655||-||-||3 Nights|
|Jul- Aug 13||27 Jul 13||31 Aug 13||£ 760||-||-||6 Nights|
|Aug - Sep 13||31 Aug 13||7 Sep 13||£ 655||-||-||5 Nights|
|Sept 13||7 Sep 13||28 Sep 13||£ 505||-||-||4 Nights|
|Sep - Oct 13||28 Sep 13||26 Oct 13||£ 415||-||-||3 Nights|
|Oct||26 Oct 13||2 Nov 13||£ 490||-||-||6 Nights|
|Nov - Dec 13||2 Nov 13||21 Dec 13||£ 350||-||-||2 Nights|
|Christmas/New Year||21 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||£ 640||-||-||6 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
- Tariff for well behaved pets is £25.00 per pet per booking.
- Short Breaks are 3 or 4 nights from Friday-Monday, Saturday to Tuesday or Monday -Friday, Tuesday-Saturday and are 70% of the weekly rate for shorter breaks please contact the us.
- A booking fee of £30.00 has been added to the weekly rate booking please be aware that this is non refundable. The booking fee will be added to the total of all short breaks too.
- Deposit of 20% required when booking.
- A refundable security deposit and full payment are required 4 weeks before arrival. Please note that the security deposit refund is subject to the property condition after departure and if pets are
not paid for in advance.
- Pay Pal payments will incur a 4% charge. We also accept bank transfers, sterling cheques and
sterling postal orders.
If we are able to resell your time up to 2 weeks before your arrival we will refund your full rental price and security deposit less your inital deposit amount. If are unable to resell your booking time we would only refund your security deposit and 50% of your rental price less your initial deposit amount.
No refunds will be given for cancellations 2 weeks prior to arrival.Enquire now
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