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Leslie Cottage

Charmouth, Dorset
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Stunning Victorian three-bedroom cottage
  • In close proximity to Charmouth beach
  • BBQ and patio area for outdoor living
  • Located on a tranquil no-through lane
  • Only 2 miles from bustling Lyme Regis
  • Well equipped with games room and play room
Property code: DC091

Overlooking Charmouth beach, this property boasts a light and airy interior with a wonderful outdoor area for dining alfresco.

Situated on a secluded lane in the seaside village of Charmouth, this beautiful Victorian cottage is perfect for big family getaways. It’s located just 600 metres from Charmouth Beach and the South West Coast Path. And with a toddler-friendly playroom plus a fully stocked games room, this cottage offers a fun seaside escape for all ages.

This cottage’s spacious design boasts an array of original Victorian features. Seven steps lead up to the front porch where you’ll find space for shoes and coats. Then discover a bright double-aspect sitting room with a log burner and stunning sea views. The dining room is just as special thanks to its ornate Victorian fireplace and original wooden flooring. In the kitchen, you’ll find a beautiful range oven plus a dishwasher and breakfast bar. There’s also a handy utility room with washer and dryer plus access to one of the property’s three bathrooms. The other two are located upstairs alongside three well-considered bedrooms – a double and a twin that both feature Victorian fireplaces and sea views, plus a further twin. Outside, a bright conservatory opens out onto a patio and three terraced lawns. And if a games room with table football and pool table wasn’t enough, there’s also everything you need for badminton, croquet and lawn bowls. The garage has parking space for two cars.

After the family games, wander down to Charmouth Beach and visit the Heritage Coast Centre for an amazing display of fossils, wildlife and even a sea dragon! Locals regularly host rock pool rambles and the stretch of beach between Charmouth and Lyme Regis is renowned as one of the best in the UK. Lyme Regis itself is only 2 miles away and boasts an array of pubs, restaurants and even a fossil museum.

  • 1 double bedroom and 2 twin bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Range cooker, fridge, microwave, washing machine, freezer and dishwasher. Dryer and Belfast sink in utility room
  • Log burner (logs/coal included Oct – Apr; kindling and firelighters not included)
  • Central heating
  • Towels provided (please bring own beach towels)
  • Parking for up to 3 cars in garage or on lane
  • Wi-Fi broadband
  • Local pub 350 yards, shop 600 yards, beach 300 yards
  • Garden with seating
  • No smoking
  • Regret, no dogs
  • TV/DVD, iPod dock
  • Games room with table football and mini pool table
  • Steps and low door to access bathrooms

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 Michael 25th October 2019

This is a very comfortable cottage with great access to the beach.The Fossil Museum on the front is excellent and informative both for adults and children with plenty of 'hands on' features.This has been our fourth visit and our granddaughters think Leslie Cottage is our second home!

Reviewed by P 13th September 2019

Lovely large cottage, with big gardens to play in. Our daughter loved both the games rooms, the pirate room and the fooseball room. Short walk into the village centre and to Charmouth beach

Reviewed by Peter 9th August 2019

Leslie cottage was decorated and equipped to the highest standard. Everything had been thought through and together with the close proximity of the cottage to the sea helped to make it a great holiday for us and the rest of the family.

Reviewed by A 26th July 2019

A perfect house for a family holiday with lots of space, a modern, well equipped kitchen and a beautiful garden. The location is superb, just a five minute walk from the beach and the village.

Reviewed by C 21st June 2019

Ideal location for a family holiday. Near to Charmouth beach but walk is quite steep. You can use the car parks if carrying a lot of stuff. House furnished and equipped to a high standard.

Reviewed by Norman 14th June 2019

Cottage lived up to its description and expectation very pleased with the property and site.

Reviewed by M 7th June 2019

Lovely clean spacious well equipped property in a perfect location for the beach and local amenities.

Reviewed by Mr D Taylor 12th November 2018

The cottage is very spacious and well furnished and equipped. The location is excellent as are the grounds. We would not hesitate to book this cottage again and again!

Reviewed by Mr Clarke 11th October 2018

The important aspect is that what was advertised was what we found. The cottage is well positioned, the kitchen well equiped and the general condition of the house and garden is good.

Reviewed by Mr M Preen 26th September 2018

Cottage in a great location and was equipped with everything required for a fantastic holiday.

Reviewed by Mr S Benyunes 31st August 2018

Very nice house in a lovely location. The house was very well appointed and was very clean. Everything worked and there was plenty of crockery, cutlery and kitchen utensils of all kinds. Lovely garden too and impossible to fault in any way. We had a wonderful week there.

Reviewed by Mr I Roberts 31st August 2018

Information for the cottage owner/Dorset Cottages of items for their consideration/action: - hot water from the kitchen tap was scalding hot with no way of reducing the temperature apart from mixing it with cold water -upstairs shower leaks onto floor as sealant has gone/badly installed? - downstairs shower requires at the minimum a shower curtain Read more- when in use it makes the floor near to the entrance door/toilet slippery/dangerous. It may dry up during the summer but this is sold throughout the year and the heating in the room is insufficient to dry the floor out when it is cold i.e. over Christmas - both shower heads keep dropping/collapsing over when in use/not in use. Are they too heavy for the upright/clamp or at these not working as required? -rugs in some bedrooms slip very easily on the polished floor boards i.e. twin room opposite double bedroom - an accident waiting to happen. -the temperature control of the oven in the kitchen is very erratic! Is it or the internal fans working properly - not ideal for a self catering cottage. - a number of pieces of the furniture in the lounge (where the log burner is) are very sunken/collapsed/seen better days i.e. the one in front of you as you walk into the room making them very uncomfortable - the furniture in the conservatory. The seat cushions in the chairs slip forward when you sit on them and keep having to be readjusted. The cushions on the chairs are too small and offer very little support? -a number of the sash windows could not be opened even after trying to unlock them with the key from the key cabinet - the kitchen has no natural ventilation (with no air movement) and gets very hot and stuffy even when not being used for cooking (the extractor is not ventilation) - even if you could unlock the kitchen window you cannot open it due to the design/location of the surround for the sink area. Poor. Hide

Reviewed by Mr Vellacott 31st August 2018

Beautifully decorated, fabulous location, excellent facilities, lovely for a family break

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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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