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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.

Formerly part of Charmouth’s Almshouse, this semi-detached cottage is just half a mile from the dog-friendly sandy beach. Perfect for family holidays with the dog, the cottage boasts good-sized homely rooms with a wood burner in the lounge and a delightful sunroom for reading. In the summer, enjoy BBQs in the charming garden with views of rolling countryside or dine at the local pub.

Prepare home-cooked meals in the traditional shaker-style kitchen and dine at the large antique table in the lounge next door. After a busy day on the beach, put your feet up on one of the comfortable sofas nearby while the wood burner creates a warm and cosy atmosphere in the inglenook fireplace. Lazy afternoons can be spent with a good book in the sunroom, which opens onto the stunning cottage garden. With raised beds, shrubs, an al fresco dining area and BBQ, the garden offers wonderful views over rolling countryside. There is parking for one car with additional parking on the lane.

The delightful seaside village of Charmouth sits on Dorset’s dramatic Jurassic Coast in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Brimming with old world charm, the village is home to pubs, cafes, a Post Office, bakery and convenience store while the beach is famous for its fossils. Stroll along the beach to reach the popular coastal town of Lyme Regis or head east to reach the Broadchurch-famous West Bay (9.5 miles) and the bustling market town of Bridport (8 miles).

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
  • Regret no children under the age of 5

This property is personally managed by Belinda.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 5 guest ratings

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Reviewed by M 6th September 2019

A homely, comfortable and characterful cottage, very clean and well equipped throughout. We loved the location, and the views from upstairs were stunning. As always, just so grateful that we could bring our small dog, who (along with us) found the garden delightful. Thank you for a lovely holiday.

Reviewed by A 2nd August 2019

Super seaside village with two good pubs serving food (and welcome dogs), other restaurants, convenience store etc. Accessible to Exeter, Weymouth etc. allowing for the Dorset traffic. Beautiful scenery. Well presented, traditional cottage. Quiet. Thoughtful touches such as tea, coffee and croissants left. Off street parking. To be expected for thiRead mores area of the coast, the house is on a reasonably steep hill. Hide

Reviewed by Elke 19th July 2019

Read moreext-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial">The cottage is very nice and tastefully decorated, and nothing is missing. On arrival, teabags, coffee, bread, margarine and biscuits were ready for us. That was a nice surprise, so we immediately felt welcome. The housekeepers were very friendly and helpful - we locked ourselves out once, and they were there in a short time and let us in again. The house was very clean and comfortable. We were excited.


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.

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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