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Thimble Cottage - Charmouth

Charmouth, Dorset
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
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

  • A delightful semi-detached 18th-century cottage.
  • Charming original features add plenty of character.
  • Situated in the popular village of Charmouth on Dorset’s World Heritage Coast.
  • There are some sea views from the property and the beach is 0.5 miles away.
  • Lovingly decorated in a homely country-style.
  • A south-facing courtyard, which is the perfect spot for a morning coffee.
Property code: DC189

This quaint 18th-century cottage in the popular village of Charmouth is the ideal coastal retreat for families and friends looking to explore the stunning county of Dorset and its World Heritage Coast.

As you approach this property, which can be found halfway up a steep lane that leads to a nature reserve, you will notice its quaint exterior nestled comfortably between the other properties. With its 18th-century charm, convenient village location and less than a mile from the beach, it is a great place for a family holiday. Not only have you got the fossil-hunting beach of Charmouth on your doorstep, you also have the seaside town of Lyme Regis (3.5 miles) close by and the rest of the Jurassic Coast and Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to explore.

As you enter the cottage, you’ll find yourself in the cosy lounge with original features such as exposed beams and Victorian fireplace. The open fire is perfect for snuggling up in front of on a chilly evening with a mug of hot chocolate and a good book. Going through into the kitchen/diner, you will find it is light and airy with all the mod cons you’ll need to conjure up a tasty breakfast or scrumptious dinner. Upstairs, there are two bedrooms, both with pine floors and furniture. One has a four-poster double bed and the other has twin beds. Both bedrooms have quirky shelves and cupboards built-in to make use of the unusual lines of the old building. The bathroom, also on the first floor, is well-lit and clean with a shower, but no bath.

Outside, there is a south-facing courtyard to the front with furniture allowing you to enjoy a cup of coffee or glass of wine in the Dorset sunshine. There is parking available on the lane.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 four-poster double and 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom - shower only
  • Dishwasher and tumble dryer
  • Central heating and open fire - logs/coal provided free October to 30th April, but kindling and firelighters are not provided
  • Wi-Fi included for email and browsing only – enquire before booking whether email speed is sufficient for downloading or streaming
  • Cot/highchair available on request
  • South-facing courtyard garden to the front with seating
  • Parking available on the lane
  • Shops/Pub within 0.5 miles
  • Situated halfway up a steep lane
  • Regret no dogs

This property is personally managed by Jennifer.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mrs P Fryer-Saxby 25th March 2019

Was a perfect getaway

Reviewed by Dr D C Hudson 25th March 2019

Thimble Cottage was lovely, I loved the 4 poster bed with its fairy lights! The bedroom was beautiful, with pretty bedding and being able to see the sea in the morning was a real bonus.

Reviewed by Mr A Benton 22nd March 2019

The cottage wa the nicest we have stayed in. A proper home from home which is clearly loved and used by the owners. It had been properly cleaned throughout and we had no need of the baking tray and sharp knives we took with us! The neighbours were very welcoming and made us feel at home.

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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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