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Penn Cottage

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

  • Delightful detached country cottage dating from 1890
  • Stunning outside living space surrounded by 13th century Abbots Wall
  • Located half a mile from the beach
  • Elegant master bedroom with en-suite and sea views
  • Only 300 yards from a nature reserve with views of Lyme Regis
  • Close to amenities: pub 100 yards and shop 300 yards
Property code: DC121

This beautiful detached cottage comes with its own piece of ancient history; surrounding the rear courtyard is the 13th century Abbot’s Wall.

Situated in the charming village of Charmouth, this attractive cottage built in 1890 is ideally placed to access all local amenities and the nearby nature reserve. The property is located at the bottom of a steep lane, only half a mile from the beach, ideal for walking or relaxing and Lyme Regis, a tourist hotspot, is only 2 miles away. Why not join us over the Christmas break when you can take part in the Christmas Day swim on Charmouth beach if you’re brave enough!

The interior of the cottage is entered up two steps from the exterior into the light and airy hallway which incorporates ample coat and boot storage for after those country walks. The lounge is beautifully decorated with solid oak flooring, wood burner and bay window. The furniture makes this room comfortable and cosy, a real home away from home. The adjoining double aspect kitchen/diner is well equipped with oak worktops and modern conveniences including a five-ring hob – ideal for those family meals or special occasions. French doors lead outside, and there is also a downstairs WC and utility room housing the tumble drier. Going upstairs, the landing boasts full height floor-to-ceiling windows. The two bedrooms are both a good size with the 5ft double bedroom benefiting from beautiful sea views, a TV for lazy mornings and an en-suite shower room. The twin room boasts a double aspect, again with sea views, and a handy dressing room. The family bathroom is spacious and light and has both a bath and separate shower.

The front garden of the cottage is picket-fence and railings enclosed and has a gravelled seating area with decorative planters. The area is gravelled, and a glimpse of the sea can be seen. The rear paved courtyard garden is the jewel of this property boasting a 13th-century ancient Abbot’s wall and glimpses of the ocean. This architecture is complemented by potted plants and climbers. Steps from the courtyard lead to the parking area with room for two cars.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double with en-suite and 1 twin
  • 2 bathrooms - family bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC and sink; en-suite with shower, WC and sink
  • Additional downstairs WC
  • Kitchen with five-ring hob cooker, fridge, microwave, washing machine, freezer, dishwasher
  • Utility room with tumble drier
  • Central heating
  • Wood burner (logs/coal included Oct-Apr; kindling and firelighters not included)
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Courtyard with seating
  • Regret no pets
  • Maximum 4 people occupancy
  • Property located at the bottom of a steep lane
  • Two steps from outside up into the property
  • 2 car parking spaces for property, up some steps at the rear of the property
  • Local pub located 100 yards, local shop 300 yards

This property is personally managed by Jennifer.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mrs H Rowlands 23rd April 2019

We had a wonderful week staying at Penn Cottage. It was clean and spacious and very well equipped. We managed some fabulous walks from the house to Lyme Regis and to Seatown. Highly recommend!

Reviewed by Mrs L Carroll 30th March 2019

As always the cottage was lovely. Home from home. We didnt want for anything. Prosecco in fridge was an added surprise. Very reasonably priced short break. I would book again

Reviewed by Mr J Hewson 1st March 2019

Very clean and tidy. Well presented and very well furnished.

Reviewed by Mr P Elliott 10th January 2019

Beautiful view from bedroom. Well equipped and comfortable. Difficult access to shops and beach on foot for the less physically able!

Reviewed by Mrs L Bates 30th November 2018

Not many freeview channels available, freesat is a option.

Reviewed by Mrs D Whitworth 31st October 2018

Excellent location. Short walk to beach and village amenities. Clean and comfortable. Everything you need for a relaxing break.

Reviewed by Mrs A Edwards 21st September 2018

Lovely property, excellently presented and kept. Many sundries provided which makes life so much easier. Location ideal for so many places and activities. Full marks to the housekeeper.

Reviewed by Mr A Whitlock 31st August 2018

Penn cottage is a well appointed, clean and very comfortable cottage. The Kitchen was very well equipped as were the bathrooms. The location was good but you have to be mindful it is at the top of a very steep hill. The patio was very handy with a nice big table. We were lucky enough to have breakfast ' Alfresco ' most mornings.

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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.

Dorset, a location of enduring popularity is a small rural gem of a county encompassing all of the best parts of rural England: rolling green hills, woodland and hedgerows abundant with flora and fauna running down to the sea yet situated just 3 hours from London and the South East.

The whole coastline from Exmouth to Poole has been declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Known as the Jurassic Coast, it is the only natural phenomenon in England to achieve this status and offers unspoilt views with dramatic cliff-top walks alongside beautiful, safe, sandy beaches which often welcome your four-legged friends too. From the dramatic natural rock arch at Durdle Door to the endless sandy expanses of Studland; Dorset has it all.

This South West county is also a treasure trove of secrets waiting to be discovered. Having grown out of the landscape out of the centuries, many of Dorset’s small rural towns expose history at every turn to inform and delight guests, whilst for the more energetic, footpaths and cycle-ways open up to reveal Dorset’s hidden secrets and the coast is always close at hand for those who love the water.

Why not head to Lyme Regis – classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, much like most of West Dorset to uncover an old-world ambience and excellent fossil hunting or discover the drama of Lulworth with the iconic Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove.

Dorset’s towns and villages ooze quintessential charm and are graced by fine buildings which have often been immortalised in Thomas Hardy’s books, including Dorchester – his birthplace. Wherever you choose to stay, you are never far from the fascinating Jurassic Coast and World Heritage Coastal Path.

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