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How to get there
Nearest travel links
|Ferry||Weymouth 42 km|
|Train station||Axminster 10 km|
Activities near Charmouth
|Sports||Tennis in town, Horse riding, Fishing|
|Great for||Walking holidays, Rural or countryside holidays, Beach or lakeside relaxation, Cycling holidays|
How to get there
From London to Charmouth, the best route is down the M3 towards Southampton then the M27 and A31 through the New Forest to Ringwood, then the A35 through Dorchester to Bridport. The journey shouldn't take longer than 3 hours.
From the east, follow the A35 from Bridport towards Honiton. Pass through the villages of Chideock, Morcombelake and after two miles take the left turn towards Charmouth. After 500 yards, follow the road around the righthand bend into The Street. Go through the village centre, passing the George Pub on your right. Fountains Mead is approximately 50 yards past the Royal Oak pub on your left.
From the west, follow the A35 from Honiton towards Bridport and Dorchester. Approximately 1 mile after seeing a right turn to Lyme Regis you will arrive at a roundabout. Take the second exit to Charmouth. Follow the road for about 500 yards and Fountains Mead is immediately after the turn into Higher Sea Lane on your right.
Trains run from London Waterloo and Exeter to Axminster, six miles from Charmouth. The service is operated by Southwest Trains (www.southwesttrains.co.uk, www.thetrainline.com). There is a taxi service from Axminster or ring ahead:
Matt's Cabs - 01297 442222
Axminster Taxis -01297 34000
BJ's Taxis - 01297 35007
Exeter Airport is about an hour away by road. Flybe (Flybe.com) is a low-cost airline that operates numerous flights to and from Exeter and other airports in the UK and Europe. There is a bus service (X53) from Exeter, which goes through Charmouth and stops only 100 ards from the house. It only costs £6 per adult and £4.50 per child.