Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Befferlands Farm Cottage is situated on a quiet lane between the historical village of Whitchurch Canonicorum and the coastal village of Charmouth.
The whole area is designated as one of outstanding natural beauty and is easily accessible from the main A35.
The charming historical port of Lyme Regis is just 4 miles away and the spectacular World Heritage coastline of West Dorset (The Jurassic Coast) is one mile.
This makes the cottage an ideal base for a walking, bird watching, fossil hunting and bathing holiday.
The holiday cottage has been architecturally designed to provide space with luxury comfort.
The accommodation comprises of one double en-suite bedroom and one twin with separate bathroom on the ground floor.
A spacious open planned living area and fully fitted equipped kitchen on the first floor, all tastefully furnished to a high standard. There is controllable underfloor heating throughout and heated towel rails in the bathrooms.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Charmouth 2.4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest railway: Axminster 11.2 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
The West Country region
Charmouth is a relatively peaceful place offering seaside facilities without the razzmatazz of the big resorts. The village has two grocery shops, a butchers, a newsagents/general store, a gift shop, a chemist, a camping and leisure store, two fossil shops, three cafes and two public houses. There is also a large playing field with tennis courts, bowls and putting greens. Between Charmouth and Lyme Regis is The Lyme Regis Golf Course.
The beach has a mix of pebbles and sand. The coastal hills rise steeply on either side of the meandering River Char with Stonebarrow Hill to the east and Black Venn to the west. About a mile to the east beyond Stonebarrow Hill is Golden Cap, rising almost vertically from the beach to 617 feet. The flat topped hill is the highest point on the south coast and is part of the National Trust's Golden Cap Estate, which also includes Stonebarrow Hill. There is vehicular access to the top of Stonebarrow with staggering views of Lyme Bay with Portland in the east and Start Point to the far west.
To the west, two miles by beach and three miles by road is the charming and famous town of Lyme Regis. The towns narrow streets are lined with many listed buildings and delightful shops with a profusion of art, crafts, books, antiques and specialist food shops and eateries. The old Town Mill is a restored, working watermill with a cafe, gallery and pottery and is well worth a visit. At the western end of the town is 'The Cobb' an ancient harbour wall that in recent times has become renowned as the place from which 'The French Lieutenants Woman' (played by Meryl Streep in the film of John Fowles' novel) looked longingly out to sea! From the harbour you can take boat trips for sight-seeing or mackerel fishing. In particular, look out for the Frances Jane, 'the prettiest boat in the harbour' and her skipper 'Doug the Hat'.