Looking towards the front of the cottage
Snuggle up in front of the open fire after a long day
Plenty of seating for the whole family
Bring out the musician in you
Dine together as a whole family
Spacious and light dining area
Why not dine al fresco
Well equipped kitchen to help you prepare a delicious meal
Enjoy a peaceful night's sleep in the beautiful sleigh bed
Light and airy spacious double bedroom
Double bedroom with additional single bed
Upstairs family bathroom
Downstairs shower room
Private, sunny area outside
Enjoy sunbathing in the beautiful garden
Stunning enclosed garden
Stroll to the beach or explore the many walks along the coast
1 / 17  Looking towards the front of the cottage
2 / 17  Snuggle up in front of the open fire after a long day
3 / 17  Plenty of seating for the whole family
4 / 17  Bring out the musician in you
5 / 17  Dine together as a whole family
6 / 17  Spacious and light dining area
7 / 17  Why not dine al fresco
8 / 17  Well equipped kitchen to help you prepare a delicious meal
9 / 17  Enjoy a peaceful night's sleep in the beautiful sleigh bed
10 / 17  Light and airy spacious double bedroom
11 / 17  Double bedroom with additional single bed
12 / 17  Upstairs family bathroom
13 / 17  Downstairs shower room
14 / 17  Private, sunny area outside
15 / 17  Enjoy sunbathing in the beautiful garden
16 / 17  Stunning enclosed garden
17 / 17  Stroll to the beach or explore the many walks along the coast

Bay Tree Cottage - Charmouth

Charmouth, Dorset
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Towels included
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At a glance

  • An ideal location for walkers and beach lovers alike set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • Prime location in the seaside village of Charmouth on the Jurassic Coast
  • Secluded and enclosed rear garden to enjoy al fresco meals and the fresh coastal air
Property code: DC014

Original characterful features collide with contemporary amenities for an authentic but modern getaway. You will be proud to call this charming Georgian cottage your home-from-home on your visit to the coastal Dorset village of Charmouth.

This handsome Georgian cottage sits in a prime position on the village high street in Charmouth, just half a mile from the beach. Beautifully refurbished inside, its spacious rooms feature original floorboards, quality furnishings, fresh contemporary decor and charming sash windows with shutters. After a busy day on the beach or walking the spectacular Dorset countryside, return to your delightful private garden for an al-fresco meal.

Enjoy cosy nights in beside the roaring open fire in the warm and welcoming lounge. With a Smart TV with BT Sport and DVD player, a sound system with iPod dock, both CD and vinyl record players, fully stocked bookshelves, a games cupboard and even a digital piano, this room has something for everyone. The kitchen/diner is a light and airy room with terracotta tiles, a Belfast sink, a range-style cooker, a fully equipped kitchen and a bright dining area that opens out onto the garden. When the sun is shining, there’s no better place to enjoy meals and drinks than in the private garden surrounded by fruit trees, palms and pretty flowers and of course Baytrees. There is designated off-road parking for one car and you can also park without restrictions in front of the cottage.

Charmouth is a beautiful and timeless village on Dorset’s dramatic Jurassic Coast. Boasting a range of shops including a good food store, independent bakery and pharmacy, cafes and takeaways together with a family-friendly beach famous for its fossils, this is the perfect destination for adults and children alike. Keen walkers should follow the spectacular South West Coast Path to nearby Lyme Regis (6 miles) or Sea Town (5 miles) while River Cottage fans shouldn’t miss a visit to the canteen and deli close to the market town of Axminster (5.5 miles).

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 king-size and 1 double (with an additional single bedroom)
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 shower room downstairs with WC; 1 bathroom upstairs with bath, handheld shower and WC
  • Staircase to first floor is steep and winding but fully carpeted with grab rails
  • Range style cooker with gas hob and electric ovens, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave and Butler sink
  • Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Open fire (first basket of logs included for stays between October until the end of March – further logs can be purchased from the shop which is just 30 metres away)
  • Wi-Fi included - high speed BT Fibreoptic broadband
  • Enclosed garden with patio area, lawn and outdoor furniture
  • Shops, bakery and traditional fish and chip shop within 100 yards, pub 30 yards and a second pub a short walk up the hill
  • Lyme Regis 2 miles, sandy Beach 0.5 miles
  • Smart TV with built in DVD player, sound system with iPod docking station, both CD and vinyl record players, digital piano and Alexa smart speaker
  • Selection of books, games, DVD’s and vinyl records
  • Regret no pets
  • Off road parking for 1 car, suitable for vehicles up to 4.7 m long, additional unrestricted street parking in front of the cottage (subject to availability)
  • Not recommended for younger children due to the steep cottage style stairs - younger children have stayed before, however, they need to be aware of the steep staircase which has no stair gates and there is a low sash window in the Master bedroom


This property is personally managed by Belinda.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 15 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Tom 29th December 2019

Lovely cottage. Had everything we could need and the location was great for walking along the coast. Free fireworks in Charmouth for new year, was great too. Would definitely go back.

Reviewed by Rachel 17th December 2019

Located in high street near the George pub, a small convenience store, a post office/hardware store and the fish and chip shop. A 10 minute walk to the beach. Equipped with almost everything you will ever need for an enjoyable holiday including a good quality separates hi-fi system, a piano and a great selection of board games. A true home from homRead moree. Hide

Reviewed by Josie 23rd November 2019

On opening the door for the first time, we instantly felt at home. As other reviews have said, theres absolutely everything one could possibly need to enjoy and enhance their stay in the delightful village of Charmouth. Bay Tree Cottage itself is even nicer than the photos, is warm and cosy and we loved the special touches our hosts shared - recordRead more collection, books and games. The beds were so comfy! We would like to return one day and can highly recommend you stay here dear reader. Hide

Reviewed by Margaret 31st August 2019

Bay Tree Cottage is very well appointed, comfortable and cosy. We loved exploring the Jurassic Coast and coming back to the cottage each evening to relax in the cosy lounge.

Reviewed by M 17th August 2019

Fantastic location, well equipped and very thoughtful little touches to make us feel at home. Home from home!

Reviewed by C 20th July 2019

Great location in a pretty village, all amenities on the door step, nothing was to much trouble for our hosts, great walks and a lovely part of the country! Great holiday

Reviewed by Jane 13th July 2019

A lovely home from home cottage - really well equipped, a lovely welcome pack with wine, biscuits and flowers. A short walk to the beach, and a nice garden to relax in. Would definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Richard 6th July 2019

It is homely and full of character, it also makes a great base for enjoying the surrounding area as the location is ideal. A short stroll and you are on the beach whether it is for swimming in the sea or searching for some fossils, it is just about on the doorstep. You don't have to drive too far for a change of scenery with Lyme Regis just down thRead moree road.It has a lovely little garden where you can eat al fresco and enjoy the last of the evening Sun. Hopefully we will be back soon . Hide

Reviewed by Nichola 15th June 2019

A wonderful cottage in a super location, Bay Tree Cottage was the perfect base for a great week in Dorset, despite rainy weather. Everything possible had been thought of for guests' comfort, effective use and enjoyment, from the owners' advance welcome email, through the lovely welcome tray to the cottage set-up, cleanliness, facilities and equipmeRead morent. What a pleasure - highly recommended. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs C Wilkinson 30th October 2018

Bay Tree Cottage was comfortable and cosy and had a home-from-home feeling. We were very happy to find that the kitchen was fully equipped with everything we were likely to need for a self-catering stay, including good quality cookware, a range of herbs and spices, and even a roll of kitchen paper! The owners had clearly put a lot of thought into mRead moreaking their guests feel welcomed. Its in an excellent location, just a few minutes walk from the beach. Theres a great local shop just steps away and Charmouth Fish Bar is over the road (try the smoked haddock & mozzarella fish cakes!). We would definitely recommend Bay Tree Cottage. This was our first visit to Dorset and we plan to visit again so we will hope that Bay Tree Cottage is available when we do. Hide

Reviewed by Ms D Hillsdon 15th October 2018

Absolutely delightful cottage

Reviewed by Mr P Eichmann 31st August 2018

Very cosy, welcoming cottage with everything you could possibly need for a great vacation.

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Looking towards the front of the cottage
Snuggle up in front of the open fire after a long day
Plenty of seating for the whole family
Bring out the musician in you
Dine together as a whole family
Spacious and light dining area
Why not dine al fresco
Well equipped kitchen to help you prepare a delicious meal
Enjoy a peaceful night's sleep in the beautiful sleigh bed
Light and airy spacious double bedroom
Double bedroom with additional single bed
Show 5 moreUpstairs family bathroom


Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

Although it's just three hours from London and the South East, Dorset feels like a world away from the hubbub of the city. This gem of a county offers the very best of rural England: magnificent coastal scenery, vast sandy beaches, rolling hills, charming villages, country pubs, stately homes and medieval castles.

Take time to explore the dramatic and diverse coastline. Stretching 95 miles from East Devon to Poole, the Jurassic Coast has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and is the only natural phenomenon in England to achieve this status. Here, visitors can uncover Earth's fascinating history whilst enjoying unspoilt views over superb beaches, many of which welcome canine companions too. From the iconic rural rock arch at Durdle Door to the endless sandy expanses of Studland, Dorset has it all.

Why not head to Lyme Regis, classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty? Like much of West Dorset, it has an old-world ambience and offers excellent fossil hunting opportunities. Or head east to discover the beauty of Lulworth and the vibrant seaside resort of Swanage.

Steeped in history and with a certain quintessential charm, Dorset's glorious countryside is peppered with small towns and villages which are well worth a visit. Many are graced with fine buildings, immortalised in the books of Thomas Hardy, a Dorset-born novelist and poet. For more energetic visitors, footpaths and cycleways reveal the county's hidden secrets with the coast always close at hand for those who love the water.

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