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Light and airy lounge
Relax and unwind after a day out
Lounge with doors leading to the enclosed patio area
Enclosed patio area perfect for al fresco dining
Kitchen and dining area
Kitchen area
Kitchen/diner
Time for tea
Spacious Master double with king-size bed
Master double with king-size bed with TV
Spacious twin bedroom
Bathroom with shower over bath
Looking towards the front of the cottage
Take a dip in the shared covered outdoor heated swimming pool - please refer to property description for details
On site health club (charges apply) with indoor pool, steam room, sauna and gym
On site health club (charges apply) with indoor pool, steam room, sauna and gym
On site health club (charges apply) with indoor pool, steam room, sauna and gym
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Fossil Cottage

Charmouth, Dorset
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Indoor swimming pool
Swimming pool
Towels included
10 more

At a glance

  • Charming converted former farm building set in a popular seaside town on the Jurassic Coast
  • Shared swimming pool and leisure facilities on site, please refer to 'need to know' for more details
  • Take a stroll to the beach or along the nearby coastal footpaths
  • Set within a gated holiday complex in the traditional Dorset seaside village of Charmouth
  • An array of local shops and pubs a short walk from the property
  • The perfect base for exploring the many beaches and walks the Jurassic coastline has to offer
Property code: FOSSI

A delightful holiday home in the traditional Dorset seaside village of Charmouth, close to the Jurassic Coast and ideal for visiting popular towns and resorts including Lyme Regis and Branscombe.

Conveniently located less than a mile away from the pretty shingle beach of Charmouth, you have everything you need on your doorstep to enjoy a relaxing getaway to the Jurassic Coast. This former farm building, sleeping four, is set within a gated holiday complex and has access to excellent on-site leisure facilities as well as providing a modern and comfortable base for your retreat. After long walks along the South West Coast Path or an afternoon of fossil hunting, soak up the last few rays of sun with a spot of al fresco dining on the patio.

Tuck into a hearty meal with your family or friends prepared in the contemporary and well-equipped kitchen. Settle down in the spacious lounge with light streaming in through the patio doors and watch a family film for a cosy night in. There are two spacious and comfortably furnished bedrooms on the first floor, with skylights that make the rooms feel bright and airy. Make the most of the access to the neighbouring holiday park with a dip in the shared outdoor heated swimming pool, as well as facilities found in Char Valley Cafe and Health Club, available at a reduced price.

Visit Lyme Regis, the Pearl of Dorset, with its south-facing beaches and traditional seafront promenade. Spend the day fossil hunting or learning about the area’s fascinating history in the dinosaur museum before heading to the pub for a treat. Outdoor enthusiasts will love the variety of walking opportunities, with the South West Coast Path leading to renowned lookout spots such as the National Trust’s Golden Cap. Nearby Seaton and Beer make for great days out, with Seaton’s traditional seaside resort feel and electric tramway, while Beer’s historic quarry caves are intriguing for all ages.

  • £50 discount for couples available in off peak weeks, please call to enquire
  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double bedroom with a king-size bed, 1 twin bedroom
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC on the first floor; 1 WC on the ground floor
  • Kitchen - electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment, dishwasher and washer/dryer
  • TV and DVD in the lounge, TV in the double bedroom
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Swimming pool - use of the covered outdoor heated swimming pool is included for guests and is open for the following dates in 2022: 9th - 22nd April, 30th April - 2nd May, 28th May until the 2nd September., 22nd - 28th October. 2023 1st - 14th April, 29th April - 1st May, 27th May - 2nd September, 21st - 27th 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 holiday period (i.e. between 4th June – 16th July 2022/3rd June - 15th July 2023) are available on request, please call for more information.
  • 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.
  • 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)
  • 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 Birdport
  • 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 16 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Annette 25th June 2022

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The cottage was lovely, beautiful location. We were a little aggravated that in the notes we had to strip beds, empty all rubbish and leave the cottage clean. This was not cheap and would of expected all of this to be included in the price.

Reviewed by Debbie 11th June 2022

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Reviewed by Simon 28th May 2022

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A great place to stay, both regarding location and accommodation. Pool and park were appreciated by our daughter. Good value for money.

Reviewed by Lindsey 23rd October 2021

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Reviewed by Carole 18th September 2021

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Clean, comfortable and very well equipped cottage. Furnishings etc. all of very good quality. Ideal place for visiting surrounding area.

Reviewed by Fred 11th September 2021

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Reviewed by Tracey 24th July 2021

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Lovely cottage everything you needed was their. Kept bumping our head on the slopes in the bedrooms. The patio area could do with improvement boring because of the wall covering the view.

Reviewed by Kenneth 19th June 2021

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Really pleased with the cottage

Reviewed by Alison 12th June 2021

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Reviewed by Leonard 22nd May 2021

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When we booked this Holiday it was 600 or if there was only 2 people staying at cottage we were told by Holiday cottages we would get 100 pound discount. We both did not want to sleep in the same bed every night together so we got charged 100 for having a single bed made up. which we thought when we paid the 500 up front was the total amount for reRead morenting cottage for one week not another 100 for supplying a duvet a sheet and pillow for a single bed which should have said when we booked this. Hide

Reviewed by Lysette 17th April 2021

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Reviewed by Jason 24th October 2020

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Very clean and comfortable cottage. Situated a 10 min walk to the beach- and close to a shop, pub and cafe. Very warm and a great base to explore the area. Highly recommend.

Reviewed by Hillary 17th October 2020

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Really lovely cottage in a great location with excellent local amenities. Cottage was exactly as described. Due to Covid the on-site amenities were closed but this didnt spoil a peaceful week in beautiful Dorset.

Reviewed by M 19th September 2020

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Hi Had a really good time at Fossil Cottage in Charmouth. This is the second time we chose to stay at this location. A pleasant & quiet place to relax and recharge your battery. Plenty to keep you busy plus lime rigis is just around the corner.

Reviewed by Gillian 5th September 2020

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Small cottage in a secure complex less than 10 minutes walk to the beach in Charmouth which would be perfect for fossil hunting etc. The cottage was clean, tidy and cosy.

Reviewed by Elaine 4th July 2020

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Light and airy lounge
Relax and unwind after a day out
Lounge with doors leading to the enclosed patio area
Enclosed patio area perfect for al fresco dining
Kitchen and dining area
Kitchen area
Kitchen/diner
Time for tea
Spacious Master double with king-size bed
Master double with king-size bed with TV
Spacious twin bedroom
Show 8 moreBathroom with shower over bath

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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