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Unwind after a long day by the cosy wood burner
Delightful open plan living/dining/kitchen
Beautiful vaulted ceilings
Cook up a storm in the well equipped kitchen
Light and airy double bedroom
A good nights sleep guaranteed
En-suite bathroom with shower over the bath
Cosy twin bedroom
Additional shower room
View of the property upon arrival
Relax in the enclosed rear garden
Why not dine alfresco on those light summer evenings
Walk to the beach and try some fossil hunting
Looking across the beach towards Lyme Bay
1 / 14  Unwind after a long day by the cosy wood burner
2 / 14  Delightful open plan living/dining/kitchen
3 / 14  Beautiful vaulted ceilings
4 / 14  Cook up a storm in the well equipped kitchen
5 / 14  Light and airy double bedroom
6 / 14  A good nights sleep guaranteed
7 / 14  En-suite bathroom with shower over the bath
8 / 14  Cosy twin bedroom
9 / 14  Additional shower room
10 / 14  View of the property upon arrival
11 / 14  Relax in the enclosed rear garden
12 / 14  Why not dine alfresco on those light summer evenings
13 / 14  Walk to the beach and try some fossil hunting
14 / 14  Looking across the beach towards Lyme Bay

Damson Tree Cottage - Charmouth

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

  • Tucked away on the edge of the village yet walking distance to the beach and South West Coast Path
  • Located part way up a country lane that leads to the beautiful National Trust Golden Cap Estate
  • The well-designed private terrace is great for lazy summery days and evenings
Property code: DC045

Well-designed and furnished cottage provides a comfortable and open space for small families and also couples to enjoy a Dorset coastal retreat away from busy lives.

This beautifully-converted barn sits at the top of a steep drive with views over the village and sea. Less than a mile walk away is the stunning stretch of golden sand and shingle at Charmouth, famous for its fossils and popular for its beach cafe. Back at the property, the open-plan living space is perfect for year-round getaways with a roaring wood burner and large French doors opening onto the pretty garden with views to Marshwood Vale.

Inside, the barn has been sympathetically converted to create a stunning open-plan living space with exposed ceiling trusses above and original floorboards below. The kitchen is stylish and contemporary with duck-egg units, oak worktops and a good-sized dining table while the lounge beyond is a spacious yet cosy area to enjoy TV and games beside the wood burner in the evenings. Stepping outside, the sunny al fresco dining area with a BBQ is surrounded by beautifully-stocked beds, pots and plenty of space for children to explore. There is parking for two cars.

The unspoilt village of Charmouth is popular among families, fossil hunters and walkers alike. The village boasts a selection of amenities including pubs, cafes, a bakery and the beach beyond is perfect for relaxing, walking and, of course, fossil hunting. Head west to reach the pretty coastal town of Lyme Regis (4 miles), which is also home to a popular golf club (3 miles), or follow the A35 east to pay a visit to the market town of Bridport (7 miles) and the seaside resort of West Bay (8.5 miles).

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 twin
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 en-suite bathroom with shower over the bath and WC, 1 shower room with shower and WC
  • Electric hob and oven, fridge freezer, dishwasher
  • Central heating included
  • Wood burner
  • First basket of logs provided from October until the end of April
  • Smart TV in the lounge, TV/DVD in double bedroom
  • Washing machine in small utility area
  • Wi-Fi
  • High chair and cot supplied
  • Telephone to receive incoming calls only
  • Private enclosed terrace and garden area with BBQ and sitting area
  • Less than 1 mile away from the beach in Charmouth
  • Located part way up a country lane that leads to the National Trust Golden Cap Estate
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars at the top of a steep, narrow drive
  • 0.5 miles away from local shop and local pub
  • Regret no dogs

Belinda Withey

This property is personally managed by Belinda.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 15 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jack 12th September 2020

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Lovely cosy cottage, fantastic location 20 min walk to shops and pub and 25 min walk to the beach.

Reviewed by Laurence 29th August 2020

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Reviewed by Margo 23rd August 2020

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A characterful, light and airy cottage in a quiet location on the edge of Charmouth. Location is great, on a bit of a hill but still walkable to the beach and pub and with the National Trust Golden Cap estate at the top of the hill providing extensive walking. The cottage is well-equipped and the garden is a lovely place to sit outside. Owners are Read morevery friendly and helpful. This was our second visit and we hope to be back. Hide

Reviewed by Kathryn 15th August 2020

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Lovely quiet cottage in Charmouth. Beautifully presented with a charming secluded garden that was perfect for both a few minutes of peace or family meals. The parking was tricky for a large car. But the owner was keen to help us find a solution.

Reviewed by Anna 8th August 2020

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Lovely cottage, great facilities, just a walk from the beach and the Golden Cap estate. Neighbours were friendly, cottage clean and well equipped and owners very keen to ensure we had a good stay. Would definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Alan 1st August 2020

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A very comfortable cottage to spend a week. It was easy to reach Charmouth beach and the South West coastal path, and the cottage was in a great location to visit beautiful Dorset. Very pleased with the attention to detail, and the contact from the owner to check all was well.

Reviewed by Jeremy 4th July 2020

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Reviewed by Diana 30th December 2019

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Everything that we needed and given that it was a,fairly last minute decision due to a recent bereavements it was perfect for the 4 of us to get away and the local Walks. were lovely. It was also great to get back to such a cosy wood burner.

Reviewed by Philip 24th August 2019

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A really lovely stone cottage right on the very edge of the village, about twenty minutes brisk walk from the wonderful Charmouth beach. Very smartly presented, with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Fully equipped with everything you could possibly need. Nice hard-landscaped garden with BBQ. Some noise from the A35 and adjacent campsite, but quiet aRead moret night. Parking very tight, would not want to manoeuvre a large SUV in and out. Hide

Reviewed by Russell 17th August 2019

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Lovely location, secluded outdoor eating area, convenient parking. Clean, well equipped, and good layout in cottage.

Reviewed by D 3rd August 2019

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Reviewed by G 27th July 2019

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Reviewed by R 13th July 2019

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A beautiful, well maintained cottage, perfect for a family holiday by the sea.

Reviewed by Mrs K Novak 25th February 2019

Damson Tree Cottage was perfect for our family of 4. It is compact but has everything you could possibly need and we loved the log fire! It felt warm, welcoming and cozy and wed definitely return.

Reviewed by Mr TIM Colman 27th September 2018

Spacious, clean and comfortable cottage. Good equipment, apart from a very hard to open oven door. Nice to have 2 bathrooms and showers were very good and easy to use. Good selection of books and games. We didn't use the 'entertainment system' much as we only watch TV a bit and are not into all the other bells and whistles (if they were there - we Read moredid not investigate). Charmouth is an excellent location though the one track Stonebarrow Lane to get to the cottage was fortunately short, though we only met a couple of cars during our visit. The equipment was sufficient for 2-4 people as was the seating. The wood burner was easy to light (fortunately we had brought firelighters and matches!) and gave out plenty of heat. Due to the warm weather we only needed one net of logs from Morrisons in Bridport. The windy weather meant we did not spend any time in the garden though it was very nice to look out on. Hide

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Unwind after a long day by the cosy wood burner
Delightful open plan living/dining/kitchen
Beautiful vaulted ceilings
Cook up a storm in the well equipped kitchen
Light and airy double bedroom
A good nights sleep guaranteed
En-suite bathroom with shower over the bath
Cosy twin bedroom
Additional shower room
View of the property upon arrival
Relax in the enclosed rear garden
Show 2 moreWhy not dine alfresco on those light summer evenings

Location

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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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