Set back from the main street in Charmouth, about 7 minutes' walk from the beach, The Old Manor House is beautifully refurbished, 16th cent., Grade II listed, a comfortable and elegant family house, decorated and furnished to a high standard. Steps from courtyard to large, enclosed and perfectly private, beautifully landscaped walled garden with plenty of grass and sitting-out areas (picnic tables, barbecue).Two steps up from tiled hall to study/playroom with original flagstone floor, comfy seating and French windows to courtyard. Down 2 steps to living room with sash windows and window seat, TV/DVD, iPod dock, good fabrics and huge fireplace (woodburner) with beautiful original carved lintel. From the study, 2 steps up to well-equipped kitchen/dining room (two dishwashers, microwave, fridge-freezer, large range-style cooker/gas hob, iPod dock) with big oak table, woodburner and beams. Step up to utility room (washing machine, tumble drier, sink) and door to a courtyard. On the other side of the hall, good-sized snug with TV/DVD, pool table, games. At the back of the house, shower-room (wet-room suite with double cubicle) and cloakroom area - ideal for brushing off sand and storing buckets/spades.Wide, easy stairs (stairgates) up to large landing with window seat and four carefully decorated bedrooms - a double (6' bed); one with three singles; a single; and step down to a twin which is also accessible from the back stairs. Step down to bathroom (bath, separate shower, washbasin) and another step down to loo in original Victorian water closet. Second flight of steep, narrow stairs (stairgates) twists up from the dining room to the fifth bedroom - a comfortable double (5' bed) with en suite shower-room (suite with walk-in-shower) and, across the tiny landing, a door to the twin room, making this suitable as a family suite.Owner pays for public car parking for up to three cars from 21 July to 1 September. Arrival after 4pm. Damages Deposit £500. A wonderful, owner loved and cared for property, an excellent base for exploring this delightful area at any time of year.
Charmouth: large old coastal village (shops, PO, pubs, church) and the ‘Jurassic Coast’ cliffs (World Heritage Site) famous for fossils. Long sandy/pebble beach. Lyme Regis (seaside/harbour town, sand, good fish restaurant), 2 miles. Golf nearby. Bridport (market town), 7 miles; Axminster (Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s café, rail connection with Waterloo), 6 miles; River Cottage HQ (regular events), 4 miles. Beautiful, wooded country inland. Good walks.
Five first floor bedrooms: 1 x super king double, 1 x family room with three singles, 1 x single. 1 x king size double with en suite shower room and (accessed via a second steep staircase. It is possible to access the twin room from these stairs, forming a master family suite). Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin. WC with basin. Ground floor hall. Study/playroom. Sitting room with wood burning stove. Kitchen with dining area and wood burning stove. Utility room. Snug. Ground floor shower room wet-room with double shower, WC, basin.
Charmouth Charmouth is an unspoilt seaside village, set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with a fantastic beach world renowned for its fossils on the famous Jurassic Coast.
This property offers the following short breaks: