Pristine fossil beaches, peaceful, rolling hills and breathtaking clifftop walks are all good reasons to find a Dorset holiday cottage for a self-catering holiday in Charmouth. This lovely seaside village lies at the mouth of the River Char, on the west Dorset coast, overlooking Lyme Bay. Often called ‘The Gateway to the Jurassic Coast’, this historic community is a brilliant base from which to experience one of the UK’s most enchanting regions. As you explore sandy bays, rocky coves and unspoiled countryside, it’s easy to see why the area surrounding Charmouth is England’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Charmouth’s narrow streets are lined with pretty thatched cottages, charming independent shops and a scattering of excellent places to eat and drink. For a pint from the neighbouring Palmers Brewery or a tasty meal prepared with fresh, local ingredients, head to the Royal Oak, a historic pub in the village centre.
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Situated amidst the splendour of the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and boasting amenities suitable for all ages, Court House Farmhouse on the edge of the Dorset village of Whitchurch Canonicorum is a child-friendly cottage with five bedrooms, private hot tub, and shared games barn.