Straddling the border between Devon and Dorset, Hawkchurch is an idyllic village with lots of rural charm. Holidaymakers come to Hawkchurch to enjoy the beauty of the countryside, as well as sample the wide array of attractions available in the area. The village is located seven miles from the the popular seaside resort town of Lyme Regis. It is also surrounded by several golf courses and is within striking distance of beautiful beaches as well as cultural and historic sites.
HomeAway has a number of beautiful holiday cottages in Hawkchurch that feature all kinds of amenities. Many accept visitors with pets, and most Hawkchurch holiday homes come with a warming fireplace, washer/dryer facilities, and an outdoor grill. These vacation cottages generally offer between two to three bedrooms and can accommodate up to six people at a time. Along with Hawkchurch, holiday homes in Honiton may also be of interest to visitors in Devon.
-Outdoor activities: Walking is a popular outdoor activity in this part of the country. Visitors staying in Hawkchurch holiday accommodation can enjoy easy access to the South West Coast Path from Lyme Regis. An exceptional and challenging walk along the trail from Lyme Regis to Seaton takes visitors through a wide range of coastal terrain and runs right through the heart of the Jurassic Coast. Other walks are also available along the coast for walkers of all ability levels.
-Golf: The stunning Lyme Regis Golf Club is a short drive south of Hawkchurch. Offering 18 holes stretched out over fairways with incredible views of the sea, the club caters to players with a handicap certificate on weekdays and Sunday afternoons. Windwhistle Golf Club in Chard is also very close. Windwhistle offers 18 holes and unrestricted access for visitors.
-Beaches: The heart of the Jurassic Coast is just a few miles from Hawkchurch holiday cottages. The resort town of Lyme Regis enjoys direct access to four separate beaches. Town Beach is best suited for visitors, as it features sand imported from France and lots of cafés. Church Beach also appeals to tourists. The other beaches, Back Beach and Monmouth Beach, are best admired at a distance.
-Family attractions: Family friendly attractions in the area include the Seaton Tramway, which makes for a wonderful day out. For animal lovers, however, the Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium is a must. Kids are welcome to feed the mullet and hold starfish. The Ferne Animal Sanctuary in Chard is another excellent place to take the family, full of splendid walking trails and home to a number of animals.
-Historic attractions: The Ford Abbey House and its gardens comprise one of the best historical attractions in the region. The Grade-I listed building has remained largely unchanged since the 18th century and features amazing architectural details. History buffs will also appreciate the museums at Chard and Lyme Regis. Both offer insight into the history of the respective towns through fascinating exhibits and artefacts.
Thanks to its proximity to the sea, temperatures in Hawkchurch remain fairly steady throughout the year. July and August are the warmest months and sunniest of the year. High temperatures reach into the mid-20s and lows rarely fall below 10°C. Spring and autumn are cool, but pleasant. Winters are chilly and characterised by more rain, but freezing temperatures are rare. Hawkchurch holiday cottages are equipped for year-round comfort.
Hawkchurch is located about 30 miles east of Dorchester off the A356. The village is midway between Southampton Airport and Newquay Cornwall Airport. Both are a two-hour drive to Hawkchurch and receive flights from all over the UK. There is no rail station in Hawkchurch. The closest is located in Axminster.