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Pristine fossil beaches, peaceful rolling hills and breathtaking clifftop walks are all excellent reasons to find a Dorset holiday cottage for self-catering holidays 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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Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
3

Explore West Perry Hay, a charming Jurassic Coast holiday let located on the edge of North Chideock village. This spacious, stylish, and well-appointed semi-detached property is surrounded by countryside. It's perfect for family getaways with a multi-game table, a grand kitchen, and three cosy bedrooms. Enjoy alfresco breakfasts with farm views on the large lawned area. It is ideally situated to discover the Jurassic Coast's scenic wonders. This seaside holiday home in Dorset is your gateway to a delightful coast and countryside retreat. Click for a fuller description and book your escape.

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A large multi-windowed chalet bungalow in Charmouth with an extended plate-glass walled deck
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3

Charmouth holiday let, Pendower, just a short walk from Charmouth village, presents guests with stunning sea views. This seaside holiday home in Dorset boasts a flexible split-level design, perfect for families or couples. Enjoy the enclosed gardens, an ideal playground for kids and pets, while savouring coastal vistas. The open-plan living space, stylish kitchen, and three inviting bedrooms ensure a comfortable retreat. Book Pendower for a memorable stay near Charmouth's vibrant charm and explore the wonders of the Jurassic Coast. Discover more about this captivating property.

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A terrace with dining facilities lies in front of a long, 2-storey, contemporary house.
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5

Welcome to Yarrow, your large Jurassic Coast holiday cottage in charming Charmouth. This Dorset coastal retreat is perfect for families or friends seeking a break in all seasons. Yarrow is more than just a holiday let; it's a stylishly presented home away from home. Our property has undergone extensive renovations and extensions, ensuring your stay is nothing short of exceptional.

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Discover The Grange, a charming Dorset cottage in Charmouth perfect for self-catering holidays. This traditional yet modern property, less than a 10-minute walk to the beach, offers a spacious kitchen/diner, inviting lounges, and a delightful patio with a brick-built BBQ. Explore nearby shops, cafes, and the Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre. With flexible sleeping arrangements and parking for convenience, The Grange is an ideal retreat for cottage holidays on the Jurassic Coast.

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Charmouth’s sand and shingle beach is lovely for days by the sea. With its gently sloping shore and calm waters, it’s a popular swimming spot, and there’s always enough space to lay down a towel or while away an afternoon with a bucket and spade. Low tide reveals a network of rockpools for paddling and crabbing. You’ll also find cafes, gift shops and beach huts for hire. For more information on the area’s fossils, visit Charmouth Heritage Centre, which runs regular fossil hunts and features fascinating exhibits. Self-catering holidays in Charmouth are perfect for exploring the beautiful Jurassic Coast. Some of the country’s best night skies, wildlife and geology await discovery on this rugged 95-mile stretch of Devon and Dorset coast. You’ll also find idyllic fishing villages and elegant coastal resorts. Within a short distance of Charmouth holiday cottages, Beer, Seaton, Lyme Regis and Weymouth are all worth a visit.

Charmouth offers access to the South West Coast Path for those who cherish the great outdoors. This iconic trail takes you along dramatic cliff edges, treating you to breath-taking views of the sea. The Golden Cap walk near Burton Bradstock is a particular highlight, leading you to the highest point on the southern coast of England.

Exploring Charmouth's adventures can build up an appetite, and the village offers a selection of eateries to satisfy your cravings. The Award-Winning Royal Oak, a traditional pub, serves classic British dishes with a touch of Dorset flair.

Charmouth in Dorset is an alluring destination for self-catering holidays. With its breath-taking beaches, captivating fossil hunting opportunities, scenic walks, historical allure, family-friendly activities, and diverse dining options, this coastal gem offers a harmonious blend of relaxation and exploration. Prepare for a holiday filled with memories as enduring as the coastal cliffs.