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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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    Barn #1690506
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      House #1690640
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        Cottage #1690630
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          Barn #1690509
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                Cottage #1690629
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                  Cottage #1690639
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                    Cottage #1690627
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                      • 2 BA
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                        Barn #1690504
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                          Bungalow #6463047
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                            Barn #1690508
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                              Cottage #1690631
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                                Cottage #1690628
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                                  • 1 BA
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                                  Bungalow #6463048
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                                    • 3 BA
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                                    Cottage #6816929
                                      • 2 BR
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                                      Cottage #6520483
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                                        Cottage #6816981
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                                            Cottage #1788390
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                                              Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                              • 1 BR
                                              • 1 BA
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                                              Apartment #6781700
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                                                Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 1 BA
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                                                Cottage #8049564
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                                                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
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                                                  House #1115058
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                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                    Chalet #8131170
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                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                      Cottage #1840656
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                                                        Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                        Apartment #1808785
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                                                          • 2 BR
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                                                          Cottage #8171251
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                                                            Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                            • 4 BR
                                                            • 4 BA
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                                                            Farmhouse #8095985
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                                                              Excellent! 4.3/5
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                                                              • 2 BR
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                                                              Cottage #1003483
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                                                              Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Excellent! 4.4/5
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                                                                • 4 BR
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                                                                House #1013197
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                                                                Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                  Apartment #8097971
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                                                                    Very Good! 4.2/5
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                                                                    Cottage #8126724
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                                                                      Cottage #1781365
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                                                                        Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                        Apartment #6541499
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                                                                          House #6116129
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                                                                            Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                            Multiple rentals Cottage #8122726
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                                                                            Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
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                                                                              Cottage #6496332
                                                                              1 Review
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                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                                Cottage #824801
                                                                                1 Review
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                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                                  Cottage #6580264
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                                                                                    Cottage #1843387
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                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                                                      Caravan #6066891
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                                                                                        • 2 BR
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                                                                                        Multiple rentals Cottage #8173876
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                                                                                          Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                                          Cottage #8130957
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                                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
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                                                                                            House #1991475
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                                                                                            Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                              (10 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                                                              Cottage #6576822
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                                                                                              Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                • 4 BR
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                                                                                                Bungalow #6750078
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                                                                                                Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  • 3 BR
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                                                                                                  Cottage #8168152
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                                                                                                    • 6 BR
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                                                                                                    Farmhouse #6119453
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                                                                                                      House #1473789
                                                                                                      1 Review
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Perfect for a family weekend away.

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Welcoming, clean and well presented. Well equipped with some lovely extra touches. Excellent location for all facilities in a picturesque seaside town.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 06-Dec-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Beautiful lodge in such beautiful surroundings, perfectly clean and has everything you could need

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Set in such a lovely location, being situated on a working farm is such a lovely idea. Short drive to many beautiful places to visit making it lovely to come back to a relaxing atmosphere at the end of a busy day! Wonderful experience will most definitely be returning and sharing the secret with others looking for a beautiful place to stay.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 06-Dec-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

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                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      It was our second stay at the apartment . It is in an ideal location for town , seafront and of course the pub. We come down at least once a year and find the apartment comfortable and well equipped . Congratulations Anne and Steven , and thank you for making it such an easy experience
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 30-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Nov 2016