Find My Favourite Holiday Cottages in Chideock

Chideock, nestled in stunning countryside on the West Dorset coast, is a captivating village of sandstone cottages, many thatched and the ruins of a Royalist Castle destroyed by General Fairfax in the English Civil War. It’s an idyllic and peaceful village now, but back in the day, it was the haunt of a notorious gang of smugglers who used nearby Golden Cap as their lookout post. For such a small village, it unusually has two pubs (The Clock House and The George Inn), both with an excellent reputation for good food and local ales (probably why they have survived). It’s not much more than a hop and a skip down the hill to the coast at Seatown, where there is a lovely beach and a third pub, The Anchor Inn, right on the beach.

A semi-detached stone-built holiday cottage in Chideock overlooks a quiet village lane.
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2

Discover the charm of Fossil Cottage, an enchanting choice among seaside holiday cottages in Chideock. Situated in the heart of the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this two-bedroom haven accommodates a family of five, providing tranquillity and proximity to Seatown Beach. With a delightful garden room, a well-equipped kitchen, and easy access to the beautiful Jurassic Coast, Fossil Cottage promises a blend of comfort and coastal adventure. Secure your reservation now for an unforgettable stay in this seaside gem!

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A footpath flanked by privet hedges leads to a stone-built holiday cottage with a covered porch.
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
2

Greenwich Cottage is a stylish, home-from-home character cottage in the West Dorset village of Chideock on the Jurassic Coast. It sleeps up to 3 and is perfect for a romantic or small family getaway within walking distance to 3 excellent pubs and the beach at Seatown.

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A 2-storey Chideock holiday cottage with a tower surrounded by a flower-filled garden.
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3

Experience the charm of Greystones Cottage, a delightful Jurassic Coast holiday cottage in Chideock. This inviting retreat features three bedrooms: a ground-floor twin, a well-equipped kitchen, and a cosy sitting room with a wood-burning stove. Enjoy al fresco dining on the patio with scenic garden views. Conveniently located near Seatown and Charmouth Beach, this pet-friendly haven is perfect for families seeking a tranquil escape. Immerse yourself in the beauty of Dorset's countryside—view the complete description for an unforgettable stay.

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Whether you're a couple looking for a romantic getaway or a family in search of adventure, self-catering holidays in Chideock offer something for everyone in all seasons. Here's a glimpse of what you can see and do during your holiday in Chideock, with links to local attractions:

  1. Explore the Jurassic Coast

Chideock is ideally situated near the Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage site renowned for its geological significance and breathtaking beauty. Explore its unique rock formations, vibrant cliffs, and serene beaches. Don't miss a visit to the famous Charmouth Beach, known for its fossil hunting opportunities where ammonites and belemnites can be found (although please look rather than collect them).

  1. Visit Golden Cap

Golden Cap, the highest point on the south coast of England. Now managed by The National Trust, there is a scenic circular walk from Chideock to the summit of Golden Cap, from where you can enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding landscape, including Chesil Beach and Lyme Bay.

  1. West Bay Beach and Harbour

Just a short drive away, West Bay beckons with its picturesque harbour, sandy beach, and vibrant promenade. Enjoy family-friendly activities, stroll, or savour a delicious meal at the local seafood restaurants.

4. Abbotsbury Swannery: A short drive from Chideock, the Abbotsbury Swannery is home to hundreds of swans and is a fascinating attraction for all ages. Witness the graceful birds in their natural habitat and participate in interactive events.

5. Visit Bridport

The nearby market town of Bridport is perfect for shopping, with its bustling markets, charming boutiques, and arts scene. It's a great place to find unique souvenirs and experience local culture. For nights out, this little Dorset town boasts a vibrant arts centre and an independent cinema.

6. Maiden Castle

Step back in time by visiting Maiden Castle, an ancient hillfort just a short distance away. Under the stewardship of English Heritage, It is one of Europe's largest Iron Age hillforts. Discover its historical significance, explore its intricate earthworks, and enjoy scenic views from the top.

7. Walks and Nature Trails

Scenic walks and nature trails surround Chideock. In addition to the Must-Do circular ascent of Golden Cap, two other local walks recommended for their scenic appeal are:

  • The River Winniford Walk: This leisurely walk follows the banks of the River Winniford, offering a peaceful escape into nature. The path winds through meadows and woodlands, providing opportunities for birdwatching and enjoying the gentle murmur of the river. It's a perfect route for a relaxing afternoon stroll.
  • South West Coast Path to Seatown: The South West Coast Path from Chideock to Seatown is a must for those seeking coastal vistas. The trail leads you along the cliffs, providing stunning views of the Jurassic Coastline. Upon reaching Seatown, you can rest on the shingle beach or enjoy refreshments at the local beachside cafe.

Other Useful Links to West Dorset Attractions:

Visit Dorset - Chideock: Explore Chideock, its attractions, and its activities. Visit Dorset - Chideock

Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site: Learn about the geological wonders and attractions along the Jurassic Coast.

Abbotsbury Swannery: Discover information about visiting the Abbotsbury Swannery.

West Bay & Bridport: Explore West Bay's attractions, beach, and seaside activities.

Chideock, with its stunning landscapes, historical sites, and nearby attractions, promises a memorable holiday experience for couples and families alike. Whether seeking adventure, relaxation, or cultural exploration, Chideock welcomes you to discover its unique charm and natural beauty.