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The Old Manor House

Charmouth, Dorset (Ref. 976065)

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  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi


    • “Beautiful, well-equipped property; perfect for large group”
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    • “We hired the Old Manor House for a week-long family holiday (ten people plus our dog). We all agreed that the house was beautifully maintained and exceptional equipped as well as very well located within Charmouth. The pool table provided unexpected entertainment for both young and old members of our family. The house has a lot of character and charm and easily accommodated our large group. The ten minute walk down to one of the best fossil-hunting beaches on the Jurassic Coast was a real plus (though beware of the crumbling cliffs) and being within one minute of a well-stocked convenience store was also a bonus. We never had trouble parking our three cars (in total) on the Street. We made use of the very decent local fish and chip shop but also found it easy to drive two miles to Lyme Regis for dinner. Charmouth is in easy driving distance of many beautiful sites including the walk to the Golden Cap, Abbotsbury, Burston Bradstock, Beer and Branscombe. There was more than enough to keep us occupied and happy despite the poor weather.The Lyme Regis Museum was a great visit on a rainy day. In sunnier times, we would have made more use of the pretty garden and large picnic table at the house. All in all, it was a truly memorable and special holiday. We highly recommend this house as a fantastic base along the Dorset coast.”

    Daniel E, April 2018

    • “Unless I missed it we didn’t appear to receive the key code for the property in the letter telling us about key collection.... We had to phone the owner just before w3 arrived.”

    Mr Day, WATFORD, May 2018

    • “quality of the house, comfort of beds, cleanliness, facilities and ease of booking etc”

    Mr Hammonds, Hinckley, April 2018

    • “Parking at the property was a bit of a hassle, especially when there were more cars.(As a property for 10 there are likely to be at least 2 cars). The early leave time of 10am was a bit of a rush though I appreciate the house needed to be turned around for the next guests but then we weren't allowed entry before 4pm. However despite these factors it was a great place to stay and was well equipped.”

    Mr King, TWICKENHAM, March 2018

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The Property

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.


1st FloorGround Floor

Kitchen Entrance Hall Reception Hall Games Room Wet Room Dining Room Lounge Study Utility Wood Store


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.


  • Central heating, underfloor heating with wood burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge-freezer, tumble dryer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi, Phone, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request, Parking is available in a public car park nearby
  • Enclosed garden with barbecue
  • Three well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Pub less than 1 mile from property, Note: Parking in the public car park is provided free of charge for up to three cars from 21st July to 1st September
  • Note: Check-in time 4pm
  • Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £500

Regional Information

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:

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  • Note: Owner pays for public car parking for up to three cars from 21 July to 1 September. Arrival after 4pm. This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £500
  • Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £500.