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Looking towards the charming cottage
Step into the welcoming lounge
Snuggle up in the cosy lounge
Time for tea
Relax by the open fire
Light and airy kitchen/diner
Plenty of room for leisurely meals
Enjoy a hearty breakfast before heading out for the day
Prepare your favourite meals in the kitchen
Delightful double bedroom with a four poster bed and glimpses towards the sea
Enjoy sea glimpses from the bedroom
Cosy twin bedroom
Twin bedroom
Shower room
Perfect spot for al fresco drinks in the south facing courtyard
Charmouth Beach within walking distance
Beach huts on Charmouth Beach
Stroll along the seafront promenade in Lyme Regis to the harbour
Take a trip to West Bay
Watch the boats bobbing in the harbour at nearby West Bay
1 / 20  Looking towards the charming cottage
2 / 20  Step into the welcoming lounge
3 / 20  Snuggle up in the cosy lounge
4 / 20  Time for tea
5 / 20  Relax by the open fire
6 / 20  Light and airy kitchen/diner
7 / 20  Plenty of room for leisurely meals
8 / 20  Enjoy a hearty breakfast before heading out for the day
9 / 20  Prepare your favourite meals in the kitchen
10 / 20  Delightful double bedroom with a four poster bed and glimpses towards the sea
11 / 20  Enjoy sea glimpses from the bedroom
12 / 20  Cosy twin bedroom
13 / 20  Twin bedroom
14 / 20  Shower room
15 / 20  Perfect spot for al fresco drinks in the south facing courtyard
16 / 20  Charmouth Beach within walking distance
17 / 20  Beach huts on Charmouth Beach
18 / 20  Stroll along the seafront promenade in Lyme Regis to the harbour
19 / 20  Take a trip to West Bay
20 / 20  Watch the boats bobbing in the harbour at nearby West Bay

Thimble Cottage - Charmouth

Charmouth, Dorset
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Romantic
Family friendly
Four Poster
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 glimpses towards the sea 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.

This cosy 18th-century cottage is a wonderful coastal retreat with sea views. Inside, the rooms are homely, bright and spacious and outside there is a south-facing sunny garden for al fresco meals and drinks. Charmouth’s selection of pubs, shops and takeaways are just a short walk away, while its stunning sandy beach is only half a mile further. With the fossil-rich Lyme Regis just 3 miles to the west and the market town of Bridport 8 miles to the east, this property is perfectly located for coastal getaways with family.

A stable door opens into the porch and lounge beyond, a welcoming room with beamed Victorian fireplace, cosy sofas, digital TV and iPod dock. Rustle up delicious meals in the large kitchen/diner beyond, which is finished in a traditional style with cream units and a farmhouse table. Upstairs, an impressive master bedroom is a homely space to rest weary heads with pine floors, a four-poster bed and sea glimpses. For those sunny afternoons, there’s no better place to enjoy an evening glass of wine than in the south-facing patio garden.

For a peaceful walk, set out on foot from the cottage and follow the quiet lane up the hill to the National Trust nature reserve, with excellent views across Lyme Bay. A short stroll in the opposite direction will bring you into the heart of Charmouth, home to a bakery, village stores and three popular pubs. Beyond the village, the Jurassic Coast is lined with picturesque bays, beaches and villages including Lyme Regis, Seatown (5.5 miles) and Seaton (11.5 miles). Enjoy long walks along the South West Coast Path before a restorative bite to eat at one of this area’s fantastic pubs and beach cafes.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 four-poster double and 1 twin
  • 1 shower room with WC
  • Kitchen - electric oven and gas hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
  • 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 Belinda.

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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Looking towards the charming cottage
Step into the welcoming lounge
Snuggle up in the cosy lounge
Time for tea
Relax by the open fire
Light and airy kitchen/diner
Plenty of room for leisurely meals
Enjoy a hearty breakfast before heading out for the day
Prepare your favourite meals in the kitchen
Delightful double bedroom with a four poster bed and glimpses towards the sea
Enjoy sea glimpses from the bedroom
Show 8 moreCosy twin bedroom

Location

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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