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Shared outdoor swimming pool (please see Need to Know)
Welcome to the cosy property
Open plan living/dining/sleeping area
Light and airy accommodation
Perfect spot to enjoy leisurely meals
Relax in front of the TV after a day out and about
Separate kitchen
Shower room
View from the property
Looking towards the property
Shared gardens
Enjoy a morning coffee on the shared courtyard area
Explore the 30 acre grounds
Sit by one of the two lakes and watch the wildlife
Sit by one of the two lakes and watch the wildlife
Charmouth beach within walking distance
Visit the Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre
Beach huts at Charmouth beach
1 / 18  Shared outdoor swimming pool (please see Need to Know)
2 / 18  Welcome to the cosy property
3 / 18  Open plan living/dining/sleeping area
4 / 18  Light and airy accommodation
5 / 18  Perfect spot to enjoy leisurely meals
6 / 18  Relax in front of the TV after a day out and about
7 / 18  Separate kitchen
8 / 18  Shower room
9 / 18  View from the property
10 / 18  Looking towards the property
11 / 18  Shared gardens
12 / 18  Enjoy a morning coffee on the shared courtyard area
13 / 18  Explore the 30 acre grounds
14 / 18  Sit by one of the two lakes and watch the wildlife
15 / 18  Sit by one of the two lakes and watch the wildlife
16 / 18  Charmouth beach within walking distance
17 / 18  Visit the Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre
18 / 18  Beach huts at Charmouth beach

Captain's Cabin

Charmouth, Dorset
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Romantic
Swimming pool
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Cosy single-level, studio-style accommodation with a contemporary feel throughout
  • Set on a 30 acre site with an on-site hotel and restaurant and shared outdoor heated swimming pool (pool open from May to September)
  • With walks from the doorstep and within easy reach of Lyme Regis, with its famous Cobb harbour and fossil-rich cliffs
Property code: 41890

This cosy hideaway is the perfect choice for a romantic getaway for two. Set within a tranquil complex close to the Jurassic Coast and an ideal touring base for discovering Dorset, Devon and Somerset.

This cosy studio-style property is the perfect retreat for romantic getaways for two near the sea. Set within a small holiday complex just outside the coastal village of Charmouth, it is only 1 mile from the pebble and sandy beach, selection of eateries and Heritage Centre. Back at the single-storey property, the accommodation is modern and bright, opening onto a shared courtyard and lawn with BBQ for those balmy summer evenings.

Light and airy, this property is a great base from which to explore the Jurassic Coast. Rustle up tasty meals for two in the delightful modern kitchen, which together with a modern shower room is separate from the rest of the accommodation. Dine at the round table for two before settling down on the inviting sofa to enjoy a cosy evening in front of the Smart TV. When it’s time for bed, sink into the double bed. In the morning, enjoy a cup of coffee in the sun on the shared courtyard or lawn, or take a romantic stroll around the lakes. Between May and September, a dip in the shared heated outdoor swimming pool is a great way to start the day (please see the 'need to know' for more information).

This beautiful 30-acre site boasts two small lakes and a hotel with a bar, restaurant and spa facilities. Beyond the complex, the dramatic Jurassic Coast has plenty to offer. Follow the South West Coast Path from Charmouth, heading east towards the seaside resort of West Bay (9 miles) and the market town of Bridport, or west towards the fossil-rich beach and pretty harbour at Lyme Regis (2 miles). Sidmouth (20 miles), Seaton (11.5 miles) and the old fishing village of Beer (13 miles) are a short drive away, while heading inland the Blackdown Hills (12 miles) offer spectacular walks with breathtaking elevated views.

  • Compact accommodation with open-plan lounge/diner/sleeping area
  • Double bed with drawer storage underneath
  • Built-in wardrobe and small chest of drawers
  • Shower room with shower and WC
  • Separate kitchen with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment
  • Smart TV, recordable freesat box, Blu-ray DVD player and radio
  • 1 dog welcome or 2 small dogs welcome
  • Regret no children or babies
  • Shared lawn area with seating and BBQ
  • Shared outdoor heated swimming pool between May and September (weather dependant) - guests can book a 50 minute slot each day for the pool (maximum 1 slot per household per day) – there will be a non-refundable payment of £2 per person, details of the booking system will be displayed in the property on arrival
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Access to the property is either via a set of external steps or longer flat path to the courtyard
  • Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer at small charge
  • Lovely walks through the shared grounds to Charmouth and Lyme Regis
  • Beach, pubs, restaurant and shops within walking distance
  • Private water supply
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Belinda Withey

This property is personally managed by Belinda.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 18 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Michael 1st October 2021

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Ideal base for walking and visiting Lyme Regis

Reviewed by Ben 30th August 2021

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Read the need to know section as there's some important info that isn't obvious when having a glance. There was very little instruction on how to find the property. It's located in an area of holiday homes and the sign for this property was faded and only readable once walking around trying to find it. This property may be pet friendly, but some ofRead more the residents aren't. There's a green area that we took our dog, with daggers being stared. Property is nice, good area to stay for beaches Hide

Reviewed by S 20th August 2021

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We found the property was in a peaceful location with everything that we needed.

Reviewed by Anthony 30th July 2021

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Smugglers rest had all the amenities we needed for our weeks stay. It was myself my wife and our little spaniel.. The 2 little lakes provided a nice place to walk the dog off lead early morning/evening. We didn't use the pool or hotel for food. It's a 20 min walk to Charmouth beach or 5 mins in car A days parking was 8 which seems a standard chargeRead more accross Dorset, however we found a little side street opposite the tennis courts to park for free. Bed comfy. TV WiFi great Above avge overall Hide

Reviewed by Mary 18th June 2021

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Reviewed by Barbara 28th May 2021

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Everything was more than good.

Reviewed by William 21st May 2021

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Reviewed by Kerry 23rd April 2021

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Very impressed with cottage and provisions left for us however we were not informed about the closure of the hotel so amenities such as bar ,restaurant and takeaway were not available to us despite them having outside space available. We would definitely return but only if hotel and amenities were fully available.

Reviewed by Shanice 16th April 2021

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Reviewed by Daniel 23rd December 2020

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Fabulously presented chalet, dog friendly and with everything you need for a fab break. Great location being just a 5 minute drive to both Lyme Regis & Charmouth. Peaceful, cozy & comfortable. Loved it!

Reviewed by Stephen 24th October 2020

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The cottage was lovely, really clean, warm and well equipped. The only slight issue was the shower was very temperamental and we never seemed to have any hot water but it did not spoil our break. Some very nice touches with the bits that were there for our arrival. Dog treats went down very well and dog towels were very handy. Would definitely recoRead moremmend as a base for exploring this part of Dorset. Hide

Reviewed by Patricia 16th October 2020

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Nice for a short break. Ideal for couples wanting a peaceful few days. Dog friendly.

Reviewed by R 18th September 2020

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Reviewed by Michael 13th September 2020

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Quiet and comfortable, clean and well equipped.

Reviewed by Susan 4th September 2020

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Over the holiday cottage was satisfactory If you dont know Charmouth You will need to get information on where to go where everything is Also will need information on take away menu as there is nowhere to get food and there is no information in the cottage regarding This There isnt a reception to get information from

Reviewed by Paul 26th July 2020

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A very well equipped studio apartment , an ideal base for exploring this beautiful part of Dorset.

Reviewed by Barbara 17th July 2020

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Loved the property, compact but catered for our needs. We felt so welcome with our 2 dogs. Great location for those who seek being active.. Great walks into Charmouth and Lyme Regis, with challenging hikes on the way back. Great place to trek the costal walk in both directions. The hotel adjoining was closed due to CoVID but may have only made for Read morean even better stay. Charmouth is quaint with everything you need and would not hesitate coming back to Smugglers Rest. Hide

Reviewed by Michelle 10th July 2020

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Shared outdoor swimming pool (please see Need to Know)
Welcome to the cosy property
Open plan living/dining/sleeping area
Light and airy accommodation
Perfect spot to enjoy leisurely meals
Relax in front of the TV after a day out and about
Separate kitchen
Shower room
View from the property
Looking towards the property
Shared gardens
Show 6 moreEnjoy a morning coffee on the shared courtyard area

Location

Map
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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