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Looking towards the charming cottage
Step into the welcoming lounge
Snuggle up in the cosy lounge
Time for tea
Relax by the open fire
Light and airy kitchen/diner
Plenty of room for leisurely meals
Enjoy a hearty breakfast before heading out for the day
Prepare your favourite meals in the kitchen
Enjoy a restful night's sleep in the king-size bed
Sea glimpses can be seen from the bedroom window
Cosy twin bedroom
Twin bedroom
Shower room
Perfect spot for al fresco drinks in the south facing courtyard
Charmouth Beach within walking distance
Visit the Charmouth Heritage Coast centre
Stroll along the seafront promenade in nearby Lyme Regis to the harbour
Take a trip to West Bay
Watch the boats bobbing in the harbour at nearby West Bay
1 / 22  Looking towards the charming cottage
2 / 22  Step into the welcoming lounge
3 / 22  Snuggle up in the cosy lounge
4 / 22  Time for tea
5 / 22  Relax by the open fire
6 / 22  Light and airy kitchen/diner
7 / 22  Plenty of room for leisurely meals
8 / 22  Enjoy a hearty breakfast before heading out for the day
9 / 22  Prepare your favourite meals in the kitchen
10 / 22  Enjoy a restful night's sleep in the king-size bed
11 / 22  Sea glimpses can be seen from the bedroom window
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14 / 22  Cosy twin bedroom
15 / 22  Twin bedroom
16 / 22  Shower room
17 / 22  Perfect spot for al fresco drinks in the south facing courtyard
18 / 22  Charmouth Beach within walking distance
19 / 22  Visit the Charmouth Heritage Coast centre
20 / 22  Stroll along the seafront promenade in nearby Lyme Regis to the harbour
21 / 22  Take a trip to West Bay
22 / 22  Watch the boats bobbing in the harbour at nearby West Bay

Thimble Cottage - Charmouth

Charmouth, Dorset
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Romantic
Family friendly
Four Poster
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Charming 18th-century cottage with original features and enjoying some glimpses towards the sea
  • Ideal location in an unspoilt seaside village lying in the heart of the Jurassic Coast's fossil hunting country
  • Stroll to the beach and spend lazy days or explore scenic walks inland and on the South West Coast Path
Property code: DC189

This quaint 18th-century cottage in the popular village of Charmouth is the ideal coastal retreat for families and friends looking to explore the stunning county of Dorset and its World Heritage Coast.

Set in an elevated position, this cosy 18th-century cottage is a wonderful coastal retreat with sea views. Inside, the rooms are homely, bright and spacious and outside there is a south-facing sunny garden for al fresco meals and drinks. Charmouth’s selection of pubs, shops and takeaways are just a short walk away, while its stunning sandy beach is only half a mile further. With the fossil-rich Lyme Regis just 3 miles to the west and the market town of Bridport 8 miles to the east, this property is perfectly located for coastal getaways with family.

A stable door opens into the porch and lounge beyond, a welcoming room with beamed Victorian fireplace, cosy sofas, digital TV and iPod dock. Rustle up delicious meals in the large kitchen/diner beyond, which is finished in a traditional style with cream units and a farmhouse table. Upstairs, an impressive master bedroom is a homely space to rest weary heads with pine floors, a king-size bed and sea glimpses. For those sunny afternoons, there’s no better place to enjoy an evening glass of wine than in the south-facing patio garden.

For a peaceful walk, set out on foot from the cottage and follow the quiet lane up the hill to the National Trust nature reserve, with excellent views across Lyme Bay. A short stroll in the opposite direction will bring you into the heart of Charmouth, home to a bakery, village stores and three popular pubs. Beyond the village, the Jurassic Coast is lined with picturesque bays, beaches and villages including Lyme Regis, Seatown (5.5 miles) and Seaton (11.5 miles). Enjoy long walks along the South West Coast Path before a restorative bite to eat at one of this area’s fantastic pubs and beach cafes.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 king-size and 1 twin
  • 1 shower room with WC
  • Kitchen - electric oven and gas hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Central heating and open fire - logs/coal provided free October to 30th April, but kindling and firelighters are not provided
  • Wi-Fi included for email and browsing only – enquire before booking whether email speed is sufficient for downloading or streaming
  • Cot/highchair available on request
  • Enclosed south facing courtyard garden to the front with seating
  • Parking available on the lane
  • Shops/Pub within 0.5 miles
  • Situated halfway up a steep lane
  • Please note - for any bookings to arrive between Friday 13th January and 16th March 2024, only full week bookings can be accepted.
  • Arrival: 15:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £25. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Belinda Withey

This property is personally managed by Belinda.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 21 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Lorna 4th November 2023

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Lovely well equipped cosy cottage. It is well situated to explore the Jurassic coast and if the walking is too hard (cottage is 100 metres up a very steep hill!) then there is a bus stop 2 minutes away from the cottage that goes directly into Lyme Regis or in Bridport direction. The benefit of the steep hill is a view if the sea from the bedroom wiRead morendow to start the day! Charmouth itself is very underwhelming but if it's fossil hunting, beach combing, swimming or surfing.. .this is for you. Hide

Reviewed by Sandra 30th September 2023

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Reviewed by Sandy 16th September 2023

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The view is beautiful and the walk to the shop and coffee house short but the hill a bit of challenge! We thought at the time of booking that Charmouth would have more in the way of retail and eating. So we would recommend the cottage with that proviso.

Reviewed by Sarah 12th August 2023

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Very comfortable bed, new mattress when we get back! Great equipment and just a homely feeling. Everything in the right place and fully functional! Thank you for a great stay

Reviewed by Harriet 6th August 2023

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Lovely little cottage with all modern appliances to make it a home from home. Easy access to local shops and Charmouth beach and Heritage Centre by car or by foot, providing you are happy walking uphill. Parking on street has not been a problem and we were able to park directly outside the property. We have had a very comfortable stay here and woulRead mored recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Judith 8th July 2023

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Loved the cottage. Very comfortable. Worked off lunch and dinner walking back up the hill. Very quiet as well. Only had one night when we couldn't park outside. Would definately stay again

Reviewed by Peter 27th May 2023

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This is a lovely cosy cottage with a comfortable sitting room, a very well equipped kitchen, lovely bedrooms and a really good shower. We went in hot weather and the house stayed cool, but it looks like it would be really cosy in the winter especially with a fire going! It is easily walkable to the beach. Do prepare yourself for the steepness of thRead moree road though! However it is straight and we had no access issues and could park directly outside the house. We would definitely come here again. Hide

Reviewed by Sally 20th May 2023

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Overall, a lovely comfy cottage in a lovely location.

Reviewed by John 21st March 2023

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Lovely comfortable little cottage well furnished and very thoughtfully prepared (e.g. a bottle of milk and wine in the fridge, both very welcome after a long journey. Lovely views out the upstairs. The walk up Old Lyme Hill to the cottage will keep you fit!

Reviewed by Jennie 24th December 2022

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Lovely cosy cottage in Nice location

Reviewed by Jan 7th November 2022

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Reviewed by Lesley 31st October 2022

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Reviewed by Lynn 1st October 2022

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Lovely comfortable cosy cottage, superb views from the front. It was nice to come home to every night after exploring the wonderful Dorset coast. We love Charmouth and walked for miles along the beach, and further to Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door and Portland Bill, all amazing views. The steep hills are painful on the knees though! The cottage is on aRead more very steep hill so parking and unloading is a bit tricky. Would love to come back! Hide

Reviewed by Amanda 10th September 2022

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Lovely homely, comfy cottage in great location. Felt really at home and had everything we needed. Super comfy bed! Lovely local walks, beach and nearby pubs and fish and chip shop were all very good.. A really nice holiday

Reviewed by Richard 13th August 2022

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Lovely clean well equipped cottage in a great location. Parking is on the street as is usually the case with cottages like this but it wasn't a problem. Would definitely stay there again.

Reviewed by Adrian 30th May 2022

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Comfortable, well appointed and good location for walks and the coast.

Reviewed by Anja 23rd May 2022

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Lovely cottage, very well equipped, it was like a home from home.

Reviewed by Scott 14th May 2022

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Reviewed by Mike 7th May 2022

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Reviewed by Ian 9th April 2022

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A delightful, peaceful gem of a place in a very good location within easy reach of coast and delightful Lyme Regis and Bridport. Perfect antidote to reality.

Reviewed by Iain 19th February 2022

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A delightful, well-equipped cottage with all the home comforts and charming open fire. Great location within walking distance of the local shops, pubs and eateries and also the beach. Just off the A35 means easy to get to the other local beaches and villages but means the village itself is nice and quiet. A lovely place to stay.

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Looking towards the charming cottage
Step into the welcoming lounge
Snuggle up in the cosy lounge
Time for tea
Relax by the open fire
Light and airy kitchen/diner
Plenty of room for leisurely meals
Enjoy a hearty breakfast before heading out for the day
Prepare your favourite meals in the kitchen
Enjoy a restful night's sleep in the king-size bed
Sea glimpses can be seen from the bedroom window
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Location

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