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St Gabriel's

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
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A bright and inviting holiday home in beautiful surroundings
  • Perfect for exploring the Jurassic Coast
  • Close to the finest fossil-hunting beach in Dorset
  • Just 3 miles from the picturesque town of Lyme Regis
  • Visit Bridport, Beaminster and Golden Cap
  • An idyllic base for families, nature-lovers and keen walkers


Property code: DC155

Built in 1797 as part of Charmouth’s Almshouse, this light and welcoming property is now a fantastic holiday base for a family looking to explore Dorset’s countryside and the glorious Jurassic Coast.

Situated on a steep, secluded lane (leads to a small nature reserve) in the idyllic village of Charmouth, this pretty semi-detached cottage is perfect for exploring the Jurassic Coast. Charmouth Beach is just half a mile away and is the best fossil-hunting beach in the county. Lyme Regis (3 miles) is nearby and is famous for its links to Jane Austen and Henry Fielding. You can visit the 13th century Cobb Harbour, or sample the town’s great range of independent shops, pubs and restaurants. Further along the coast are several glorious beaches including Eype (8 miles), West Bay (9.5 miles) and Hive Beach (11 miles). You can also explore Golden Cap (5 miles) or venture inland to delightful towns including Bridport (8 miles) and Beaminster (14.5 miles).

On entering this pretty cottage you can leave coats and boots in the hall and go through to the light and attractive lounge. With plenty of seating, TV/DVD, iPod dock and a wood burner set in a large beamed inglenook, this is an ideal place to relax in at the end of a great day. You will also find a charming dining room which is perfect for sharing a family meal. The bright and stylish kitchen is equipped with an oven, fridge, freezer, microwave and dishwasher. The washing machine is stored in an outhouse accessed via six steps. There’s also a delightful sunroom with seating and views across the garden. Going upstairs, you will find two comfortable bedrooms on the first floor: a double room with a 5’ bed, and a single room. The bathroom is complete with a shower over the small bath and a WC. A steep and winding staircase leads up to the second floor where you will find a twin bedroom with sea glimpses. This room has access to a separate WC. Please note, both these rooms have low eaves.

Stepping outside, the back garden is a lovely space to unwind in, with paved seating areas, BBQ and fantastic rural views. Off-road parking is available for one car on the gated drive, with additional parking on the lane.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 3 bedrooms – 1 double with 5’ bed, 1 single, 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with shower over small bath and WC
  • 1 WC on second floor
  • Oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher
  • TV/DVD, iPod dock
  • Wood burner - logs included October - end of April
  • Washing machine in outhouse
  • Dining room
  • Sunroom
  • Garden with outdoor furniture and BBQ
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Central heating and electric included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Beach 0.5 miles
  • Lyme Regis 2 miles
  • Shop 400 metres
  • Pubs 400 metres
  • Children over the age of 5 years old welcome

This property is personally managed by Jennifer.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mrs V Smelt 31st August 2018

We love old, quirky cottages and this one fitted the bill. It was cosy and welcoming. Best of all the bed was comfortable so we could enjoy a good night's sleep after a busy day.

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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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