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Light and airy lounge/dining area
Enclosed patio area ideal for al fresco dining or drinks
Lounge/dining area
Dining area with doors leading to the patio
Spacious open plan living
Open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner
Dining area with French doors leading outside to the patio
Prepare your favourite meals in the kitchen area
Contemporary converted barn with vaulted ceiling
En-suite Master bedroom with access to a private gravelled courtyard
Master bedroom with king size bed and en-suite bathroom
En-suite bathroom with separate shower
Twin bedroom with zip-and-link beds, TV and en-suite wet room
Twin bedroom with French doors opening out to the patio
En-suite wet room
Looking towards the property
Enclosed patio area
Relax in the sauna
On site Health Club (charges apply) with indoor pool, steam room, sauna and gym
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2 / 24  Enclosed patio area ideal for al fresco dining or drinks
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4 / 24  Dining area with doors leading to the patio
5 / 24  Spacious open plan living
6 / 24  Open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner
7 / 24  Dining area with French doors leading outside to the patio
8 / 24  Prepare your favourite meals in the kitchen area
9 / 24  Contemporary converted barn with vaulted ceiling
10 / 24  En-suite Master bedroom with access to a private gravelled courtyard
11 / 24  Master bedroom with king size bed and en-suite bathroom
12 / 24  En-suite bathroom with separate shower
13 / 24  Twin bedroom with zip-and-link beds, TV and en-suite wet room
14 / 24  Twin bedroom with French doors opening out to the patio
15 / 24  En-suite wet room
16 / 24  Looking towards the property
17 / 24  Enclosed patio area
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19 / 24  Relax in the sauna
20 / 24  On site Health Club (charges apply) with indoor pool, steam room, sauna and gym
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Rest -a- While

Charmouth, Dorset
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Increased accessibility
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Indoor swimming pool
Parking on site / nearby
Swimming pool
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A welcoming and spacious single storey property in the seaside village of Charmouth
  • Lovely shared covered outdoor pool, please refer to 'need to know' for more details
  • Health Club for adults with gym, sauna, indoor pool and steam room with discounted entry
  • Walking distance to the beach, local shops and pubs
  • A short drive from the seaside town of Lyme Regis
  • Perfect for exploring the Jurassic Coast and beautiful Dorset countryside
Property code: RESTW

Whisk family and friends away on a holiday to remember and settle down at this converted barn. With open-plan, sociable spaces for family film nights and use of the shared facilities at the neighbouring holiday park, find something for everyone at this humble abode. Sleeping four across two bedrooms, this single-storey, accessible bolthole is perfect for small families looking to escape. Close to the beach at Charmouth (less than a mile), enjoy beach days on the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, or head inland for an adventure in one of the surrounding AONBs. 

Step inside or access this welcoming dwelling via the ramp and make yourselves at home. Sitting beneath a striking vaulted ceiling, the open-plan living space has a pair of French doors which flood the space with natural light and create a calm ambience. The kitchen, lounge and diner fit together perfectly and allow you to enjoy spending sociable times together even if you’re the designated chef who’s been tasked with cooking up a storm. Find all you need to serve up a feast and plate up at the dining table or step down to the patio for an al fresco meal. After making the most of the shared facilities at the neighbouring holiday park, including a swimming pool, café, sauna and play area, rest tired heads in the pair of welcoming bedrooms. Both rooms have access to outside, making them perfect for rising and shining and sipping your morning coffee in the fresh air. There is ample off-road parking. 

Pack a picnic, pick up your bucket and spade and wander down to the local beach at Charmouth which lies less than a mile from home. With so many spots to explore, travel along the coast and visit a beach a day, being sure to travel to Lyme Regis (4.5 miles), Seatown (4.5 miles) and the iconic West Bay (8 miles). After salty days, treat yourselves to a meal out in the vibrant county town of Dorchester (23 miles).

  • 2 en-suite bedrooms - 1 king-size and 1 twin with zip-and-link beds that can be made up as a super king-size bed on request at time of booking
  • 1 en-suite bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC; 1 en-suite wet room with WC
  • Kitchen - electric oven, gas hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer
  • Utility room with washer/dryer and WC
  • TV and DVD in the lounge, TV in the double bedroom
  • Increased accessibility – please refer to our FAQ’s
  • The property can be accessed via a wheelchair-friendly ramp, please note there is a small step up leading in to the patio area
  • Club Wi-Fi available for an additional charge payable onsite, charges are for up to 5 devices – charge for 24 hours is £5.00, for 48 hours is £10, for 1 week is £20.00, for 1 month is £30 (please note Wi-Fi speeds may vary, therefore this connection may be unsuitable for streaming movies and games etc)
  • Swimming pool - use of the covered outdoor heated swimming pool is included for guests and is open for the following dates in 2024: 30th March - 6th April, 4th - 6th May, 25th May - 30th August, 26th October – 1st November, 2025: 12th-21st April, 3rd-5th May, 24th May - 31st August, 25th-31st October. The pool is open 7 days a week in the main school summer holidays between 10am-5pm and closed for lunch. Details of the pool opening times outside of the summer school holiday period are available on request, please call for more information.
  • Please bring your own towels for the beach
  • Health Club (available to over 18’s at an additional charge) and coffee shop - opening times are: 9am-5pm Monday-Friday (closed for lunch), 9am-1pm Sat and Sun.
  • Short breaks only available during off peak weeks
  • Complex of 16 properties
  • Ample parking on-site
  • Beach, shops and pubs all within walking distance
  • Guests can arrive between 4pm - 8pm
  • EV cars cannot be charged from the property under any circumstances, the nearest EV charging point can be found in nearby Lyme Regis, West Bay and Bridport
  • Please note mattress for the cot is not provided
  • Please note stairgates are not provided
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • Please note there is a refundable £50 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday

Belinda Withey

This property is personally managed by Belinda.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 19 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Edward 19th May 2024

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Lovely accommodation. Really good location with easy access to West Bay, Bridport and Lyme Regis. Close to pubs and the fish shop. The beach is a short walk away. Recommended especially is you like walking and fossil hunting

Reviewed by Sheila 26th April 2024

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A comfortable bungalow in a very convenient spot.

Reviewed by Derrick 22nd March 2024

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Reviewed by Claire 26th January 2024

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Cottage is brilliant for the disabled and is easy to get in and out of. Comfortable bed and the wet room is lovely .The welcome pack could do with being just that a brand new folder with some local leaflets in it. Tea,coffee and a small pint of milk would be good The under floor heating just wonderful. Yes we would stay again without a doubt.

Reviewed by Sue 27th October 2023

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Easy for my husband who has very limited mobility. Lovely ,comfortable well equipped bungalow. Helpful owners. Very good location with shop for all needs just up the road.

Reviewed by Linda 13th October 2023

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Overall the accommodation was very comfortable and fitted to a high standard.

Reviewed by Kay 6th October 2023

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We stayed at Rest-a-While and it was perfect for our needs. My friend has limited mobility and found the ensuite facilities excellent. She does not need a wheelchair but the property is excellent for anyone who does. The property was well furnished and comfortable. Good area for sitting out but as we were there the beginning of October, the weatherRead more did not allow us to do this. Parking outside the property which is well situated in Charmouth with a short walk to the beach, shop and two pubs. Hide

Reviewed by Louise 29th September 2023

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Great property, stayed quite a few times now. Fabulous location.

Reviewed by Nigel 18th August 2023

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Reviewed by Joyce 7th July 2023

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Friendly site, cottage comfortable and well situated in Charmouth, bus stop right outside the gates.

Reviewed by Sonia 26th May 2023

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Reviewed by Tracey 19th May 2023

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Very modern, very comfortable and fully equipped with all you need for your stay. Apart from a very small step to get into the courtyard at the front of the building this property is fully accessible for anyone in a wheelchair or mobility scooter. We will definitely consider staying here again. Thank you for helping to make our stay in Dorset so goRead moreod. Hide

Reviewed by Lynne 12th May 2023

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En suite wet room could have been cleaner. But overall a lovely cottage with all we needed there, really quiet site. Great location

Reviewed by Julia 19th March 2023

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Having 2 disabled persons in our group the cottage was fantastic for us. Bright and roomy inside and well planned out. The kitchen had everything you would need for 4 people. A basket with some Tea Coffee and sugar sachets.. (Perhaps a carton of milk could of been an added gesture in the fridge?) A little wash up , sponge, dishcloth and tea towel TRead morehe beds were very comfortable with a hairdryer in the bedroom Excellent quality Bath Sheet Size towel and hand towel per person.. ­­­­­ Hide

Reviewed by Debbie 7th October 2022

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Reviewed by Arnold 23rd September 2022

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Reviewed by Rene 16th September 2022

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Location is excellent. Cleaning leaves lot to be desired.

Reviewed by Sheila 9th September 2022

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Felt friendly and welcoming a soon as we walked through the door. Met our needs exactly, ad the staff were on hand and couldn't do enough to make our stay enjoyable.

Reviewed by Adrian 22nd July 2022

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Light and airy lounge/dining area
Enclosed patio area ideal for al fresco dining or drinks
Lounge/dining area
Dining area with doors leading to the patio
Spacious open plan living
Open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner
Dining area with French doors leading outside to the patio
Prepare your favourite meals in the kitchen area
Contemporary converted barn with vaulted ceiling
En-suite Master bedroom with access to a private gravelled courtyard
Master bedroom with king size bed and en-suite bathroom
Show 12 moreEn-suite bathroom with separate shower

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