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Characterful 15th century cottage within walking distance to the beach
Step into the spacious and inviting lounge
Charming interiors designed to impress
Stretch out on the sofa in the light and airy lounge
A warm welcome awaits your four legged friends
Attention to detail can be found throughout the cottage
Relax by the cosy wood burner in the stylish lounge
Enjoy an afternoon snack and kick back
Head through the lounge to the kitchen/dining area
Enjoy leisurely meals around the dining table with family and friends
Cook up a storm in the kitchen
Well equipped kitchen area
Perfect spot to make plans for the day ahead
After a busy day head upstairs to the bedrooms
Pretty double bedroom with a Smart TV
Get a restful night's sleep
All the bedrooms have a Smart TV
Cosy single bedroom
Take a soak in the bath or have a refreshing shower
Head out to the pretty courtyard garden for some al fresco dining
Gather around the table and chairs for a light meal or over a bottle of wine in the evening
A lovely spot to sit with a book in the sunshine
Looking towards the delightful cottage
Stroll down to the beach and try hunting for fossils
Or visit the Heritage Centre on the beach
Walk along the seafront promenade in nearby Lyme Regis
1 / 26  Characterful 15th century cottage within walking distance to the beach
2 / 26  Step into the spacious and inviting lounge
3 / 26  Charming interiors designed to impress
4 / 26  Stretch out on the sofa in the light and airy lounge
5 / 26  A warm welcome awaits your four legged friends
6 / 26  Attention to detail can be found throughout the cottage
7 / 26  Relax by the cosy wood burner in the stylish lounge
8 / 26  Enjoy an afternoon snack and kick back
9 / 26  Head through the lounge to the kitchen/dining area
10 / 26  Enjoy leisurely meals around the dining table with family and friends
11 / 26  Cook up a storm in the kitchen
12 / 26  Well equipped kitchen area
13 / 26  Perfect spot to make plans for the day ahead
14 / 26  After a busy day head upstairs to the bedrooms
15 / 26  Pretty double bedroom with a Smart TV
16 / 26  Get a restful night's sleep
17 / 26  All the bedrooms have a Smart TV
18 / 26  Cosy single bedroom
19 / 26  Take a soak in the bath or have a refreshing shower
20 / 26  Head out to the pretty courtyard garden for some al fresco dining
21 / 26  Gather around the table and chairs for a light meal or over a bottle of wine in the evening
22 / 26  A lovely spot to sit with a book in the sunshine
23 / 26  Looking towards the delightful cottage
24 / 26  Stroll down to the beach and try hunting for fossils
25 / 26  Or visit the Heritage Centre on the beach
26 / 26  Walk along the seafront promenade in nearby Lyme Regis

Hope Cottage - Charmouth

Charmouth, Dorset
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Characterful and stylish 15th century terrace cottage within walking distance to the beach
  • Ideal location in a seaside village which lies in the heart of the Jurassic Coast's fossil hunting country
  • Great destination for walking with many scenic routes inland and along the South West Coast Path
Property code: DC080

Located only half a mile from the wonderful Charmouth Beach, nothing says 'revitalise' like a healthy dose of sea air to start and end your day.

This charming 15th century cottage is nestled in a quiet terrace in the popular village of Charmouth. It is the perfect coastal retreat for families and friends looking to enjoy the natural beauty of Dorset and its Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. Just a short walk (approx. 500m) away is Charmouth beach, which is famous for its fossil hunting, so be sure to pack (or hire) your goggles and hammers. Heading 3 miles west, you will find yourself in the bustling seaside town of Lyme Regis where you can enjoy its beach, independent shops and eateries.

Despite its history, this cottage offers guests contemporary living in a light, bright and airy setting. Stepping down through the front door into the open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner, you will appreciate the stylish décor that blends contemporary furniture, rustic furniture and mod-cons, which are all set off by the occasional splash of colour. Heading upstairs, there are three lovely bedrooms (2 doubles and 1 single) and a contemporary family bathroom. To the rear of the property is a private walled courtyard lined with containers of pretty shrubs and flowers, the perfect place for a morning coffee or al fresco meal.

This part of the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty has plenty of stunning beaches, such as Seatown (6 miles) and West Bay (9 miles), which are all connected by the South West Coast Path, so put on your sensible shoes, stretch those legs and breathe in the sea air. For something different, you can wander around the quaint, historic village of Abbotsbury (17 miles) before walking amongst the swans at the swannery. Hopping across the border into Devon, you could visit the seaside town of Seaton (12 miles) and enjoy a tranquil tram ride to Colyton (10 miles).

  • 3 bedrooms: 2 doubles, 1 single
  • 1 bathroom: bath with shower over the bath with WC
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, coffee pod machine and washing machine
  • Central heating
  • Wood burner - logs included October - end of April
  • Smart TV and DVD in lounge, Smart TV/DVDs in every bedroom
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Enclosed rear courtyard with seating
  • Off-road parking for 1 small car, further unallocated on-street parking
  • 1 dog welcome, 2 on request - please contact the bookings team
  • Short breaks available
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request at time of booking, please note there is no stairgate
  • Pub, shops and beach within walking distance
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • 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 34 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Astrid 1st July 2022

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Reviewed by Gary 27th May 2022

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Hope cottage was just perfect for us. Great location at the top of the hill, close to the beach (10 min walk) & shops etc. Recommend the walk into Lyme Regis, great views & certainly helps you build an appetite/justify the ice cream

Reviewed by Rowan 13th May 2022

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Lovely, comfortable cottage in a fantastic location- we enjoyed a very pleasant walk up Golden Cap from the front door. The parking in front of the house is smaller than it looks in the picture (enough for 1 small to medium-sized car) but the on-street parking is plentiful, nearby and felt safe. Beds very comfy, lovely sitting/eating area in the seRead morecluded garden. I would love to stay there again. Hide

Reviewed by Nicola 15th April 2022

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Reviewed by Darren 3rd April 2022

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Lovely cosy cottage. Convenient for the local beach, pub and Treetops. Perfect for a short family break.

Reviewed by Emma 31st December 2021

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A perfect little cottage for a winter break for 4 people. A stroll to the shop, pub, or beach for fossil hunting. The property had everything needed for a few days break.

Reviewed by M 22nd December 2021

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Reviewed by Elina 10th December 2021

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Lovely, clean cosy cottage for a winter weekend.

Reviewed by Jamie 4th December 2021

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Great cottage in great location in Charmouth. The welcome hamper was a great touch also. Thank you

Reviewed by LUIS 5th November 2021

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Wonderful welcome pack on arrival. Ideal for relaxing and meditation.

Reviewed by Shaun 22nd October 2021

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We had a fantastic week helped along by Hope Cottages great location, just a short walk from two pubs and the sea. The cottage was clean, comfortable, very well equipped and surprisingly warm.

Reviewed by Sue 11th October 2021

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Hope Cottage was a wonderful find. We have stayed in some lovely cottages over the years and this has to be the best! Great location and the cottage is comfortable, spacious, quirky and tastefully furnished. Very well equipped; the owner has thought of everything. Impressed by the ease and efficiency of the wood burner. Beautiful little courtyard gRead morearden. Oh and a generous Welcome pack was a nice surprise. Perfect - thanks for letting us enjoy your lovely cottage Hide

Reviewed by Nicole 8th October 2021

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Great little cottage with everything you need in a fantastic location

Reviewed by Alison 1st October 2021

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Reviewed by Percy 17th September 2021

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The cottage is clean, comfortable and well equipped and in a good location for exploring the Jurassic coast. The front garden isn't really of any use to park a car as its too small, the kerb is not dropped, the street sign is an obstacle and if you managed to drive into the spot you'd have to reverse out "blind". Fortunately there's free parking onRead more the road opposite and up and down the road which we were able to use on all days. Being at the top of a longish hill is also a minus. Hide

Reviewed by Paul 10th September 2021

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Lovely cottage in a great location, ideal for exploring the Jurassic coastline. There's a great (dog friendly) pub, fish shop/pizzaria and convenience store within 10 minutes work, but the latter two are at the bottom of a hill which is a long climb back to the cottage if you're fully laden. It's worth the walk though!

Reviewed by dean 27th August 2021

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Nice welcome pack and the cottage was very clean and very well equipped. Great location if your staying in the area or as a base to explore the surrounding area..we were 4 adults and 2 dogs and there is plenty of room..we will be back

Reviewed by Allison 20th August 2021

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My family & I have just returned from Hope cottage & had a fabulous time. The cottage was beautifully decorated & accessorized. After a day at the beach it was great to come home to cosy surroundings & chill. The house is situated on the main road through Charmouth but it's slightly set back & the noise was minimal. The bus stop to Lyme Regis was dRead moreirectly across from the house, along with local shops, bakery & excellent chippy being a short walk down the hill was extremely convenient. Hide

Reviewed by Julie 23rd July 2021

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Reviewed by Michael 16th July 2021

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Reviewed by Mary 9th July 2021

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Lovely stay, gorgeous cottage. Will come again.

Reviewed by Harrison 2nd July 2021

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Really lovely cottage. Great location and perfect for anyone wanting to explore the coastline and Dorset. Whilst in need of some modernisation, and the road being very busy outside the door, it had everything we needed for a comfortable stay.

Reviewed by A 11th June 2021

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Hope Cottage is lovely and so is Charmouth. Parking is sometimes difficult and the gravel outside does not have a dropped kerb and is tiny so do not rely on parking there. Having said that we had everything we needed and the cottage was lovely and clean. The courtyard at the back was pretty and lovely in the sunshine.

Reviewed by Jean 4th June 2021

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Reviewed by Sarah 28th May 2021

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Had a great week in Dorset. The cottage is well presented and comes with everything you need for a break away. Great location and only 10 minutes walk to charmouth beach and 10 minute drive to Lyme Regis. Only issue would be the parking as the road opposite was very busy, we always found a space but wasnt necessarily always outside the house.

Reviewed by Paul 21st May 2021

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Brilliant location - lovely , comfortable house and will probably plan to go again as we love the area. No problems with parking.

Reviewed by Colin 14th May 2021

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Reviewed by Jennifer 23rd April 2021

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Reviewed by Paula 17th October 2020

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We really enjoyed our stay at Hope Cottage. It was clean, light and airy and had a lovely cosy feel to it. The extras were really appreciated too. Jonny was extremely helpful with any questions we asked and recommended lots of dog friendly places to eat. The only downside was the parking. Unfortunately the parking over the road from the cottage wasRead more always full. We stayed for six nights and only once managed to park there. We expected it to be easier to park before October half term week. Hide

Reviewed by Sally 5th October 2020

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This is a lovely cottage that was absolutely perfect for our stay. It was well located with lots of things to explore around the area. The cottage was comfortable and extremely well equipped and the welcome pack was much appreciated. We loved the decor and quirky items. We would certainly stay again and recommend it.

Reviewed by Sam 27th September 2020

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Weve just got back from a wonderful stay at Hope Cottage! Absolutely beautifully presented, immaculate and so cosy! The perfect mix of family friendly (our 3 year old loved it!) and grown-up break too. The lovely touch of a welcome basket of treats and a bottle of prosecco was such a lovely surprise! We were very sad to leave, and cant wait to hopeRead morefully return one day! Hide

Reviewed by Carol 20th September 2020

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Hope Cottage was comfortable and cosy. It was a good base for us to explore the surrounding area. There were a couple of cleaning issues in the kitchen (microwave and utensils drawer) but otherwise we couldn't fault it. Having Netflix was a bonus and it was nice to arrive to a decent welcome pack, thank you, much appreciated.

Reviewed by Michael 28th August 2020

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Really nice, clean well-equipped cottage. Very comfortable. A good 1/2 mile walk to the sea, but you need to be able to negotiate the uphill walk back. Parking tight on the small forecourt, but there is parking nearby.

Reviewed by Barbara 21st August 2020

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Characterful 15th century cottage within walking distance to the beach
Step into the spacious and inviting lounge
Charming interiors designed to impress
Stretch out on the sofa in the light and airy lounge
A warm welcome awaits your four legged friends
Attention to detail can be found throughout the cottage
Relax by the cosy wood burner in the stylish lounge
Enjoy an afternoon snack and kick back
Head through the lounge to the kitchen/dining area
Enjoy leisurely meals around the dining table with family and friends
Cook up a storm in the kitchen
Show 14 moreWell equipped kitchen area

Location

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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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