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Make a holiday cottage in Charmouth your home away from home

Enchanting, picturesque and magnificently peaceful, Charmouth is the riverside gateway to the rugged Jurassic Coast. Overlooking Lyme Bay, nestling beneath 3 notable hills and sitting on the River Char, it is the perfect seaside destination for getting away from it all, right into the heart of nature. This stunning part of the UK boasts the wonders of the coast, pretty towns and plenty of outdoor activities. HomeAway has an excellent variety of holiday accommodation in Charmouth for families and couples looking for a great seaside escape. With everything from cosy holiday cottages in Charmouth to sweeping manor houses that sleep really large groups, HomeAway will be able to find you and your travelling party the perfect accommodation. All the very best in modern creature comforts and quietly sophisticated décor, maintains the ebb and flow of peace and tranquillity from the perfect surroundings to within your Charmouth holiday home.

Things to do in Charmouth

Charmouth is a very special and unique coastal village, and a UNESCO listed world heritage site. The village also enjoyed a colourful history, and some notable visitors including Catherine of Aragon and Jane Austen The beach is safe for kids to play in the water and the area is heaving with fossils and exciting rock pools.

-Fossil Hunting Walks: are a hugely popular attraction both with locals and visitors alike. Fossil centre wardens give a brief and informative talk before the tour begins, with a fascinating journey that heads out onto the beach for 2 hours. Kids and adults will learn how to properly collect fossils and what they all mean. Complementing the tours, the Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre is a conservatory establishment that educates and facilitates safe and proper collection of fossils from the surrounding beaches. There are interactive displays, loads of information for kids and students and hands-on exhibits at the centre.

-Mapperton House and Gardens is a multi-terraced garden attraction that sweeps out in front of an historic Tudor House that dates back to the 1600s. There are summer houses, fishponds, a fountain court, wild garden, orangery, Italianate garden and a licensed café.

-The East Beach is a popular choice for families who want to spend the day by the seaside. There are less pebbles here than on some of the other beaches and a quaint beach café serving refreshments. During the summer is it busy with bouncy castles and other kids’ activities, and of course, the fossils.

-The Cathedral of Vale is a church that is over a thousand years old and is home to the shrine of St. Candida or St. Whit, as it is also known. It is only one of two shrines that is left in all of Britain and can be reached by doing a leisurely walk from the River Char to Whitchurch Canonicorum – a quiet 2 mile walk. The stone tomb’s lower section has openings where people would place clothing items or diseased limbs into the Cathedral to be blessed.

-Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary is just 20 miles away over the Devon/Dorset border and a long-time favourite with visitors in holiday cottages in Charmouth. Roaming free in the pretty fields and the yard, the donkeys love guests and children and adults and alike will be enthralled to meet these gentle creatures.

The Weather in Charmouth

The beautiful holiday homes in Charmouth offer great views, excellent facilities and a coveted temperate climate for holiday makers. The summer months get temperatures right up to 23°C and in winter it very rarely drops below zero. It is a winter rainfall area, and very popular during the winter for long walks on the beach, beautiful views of crashing waves, red wine and log fires indoor to keep you warm and toasty.

Travel to Charmouth

Axminster is the nearest train station on the London/Exeter line and is about 5 miles away from Charmouth. Buses run from Weymouth and Exeter, and the main road link for drivers coming to their holiday cottages in Charmouth is the A35.

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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      A lovely cosy cottage

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Spent Christmas at this property and it was delightful. There was even a Christmas tree. Well equipped kitchen, comfortable lounge. Nothing bad to say.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 08-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      cosy cottage

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      clean bright cottage. easy access to the Town. Very comfortable beds
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 07-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Short new year break sidmouth devon

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Everything was perfect for the sort of break we wanted for my husband me and our dog who is very much a part of the family. The apartment was spotless - everything we need for our short stay . Byes park less than two minutes away so close and such a lovely park for us all to enjoy even in winter😃👍. The town had all we wanted. Pubs were dog friendly all bar one. Food was lovely in black horse as was the entertainment for new year. Beach was clean and also a lovely walk albeit pebbles. Lots of other places close by to visit. Recommend it all 😃
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 04-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016