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Shared outdoor swimming pool
Welcome to the cosy property
Open plan living/dining/sleeping area
Light and airy lounge area
Relax in the lounge area
Perfect spot to enjoy leisurely meals
Living/dining/sleeping area
Sleeping area with four poster bed
Separate kitchen
Shower room
View from the property
Looking towards the property
Shared gardens
Beach huts at Charmouth beach
Charmouth beach
1 / 15  Shared outdoor swimming pool
2 / 15  Welcome to the cosy property
3 / 15  Open plan living/dining/sleeping area
4 / 15  Light and airy lounge area
5 / 15  Relax in the lounge area
6 / 15  Perfect spot to enjoy leisurely meals
7 / 15  Living/dining/sleeping area
8 / 15  Sleeping area with four poster bed
9 / 15  Separate kitchen
10 / 15  Shower room
11 / 15  View from the property
12 / 15  Looking towards the property
13 / 15  Shared gardens
14 / 15  Beach huts at Charmouth beach
15 / 15  Charmouth beach

Smuggler's Rest

Charmouth, Dorset
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Romantic
Four Poster
Swimming pool
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Cosy single-level, studio-style accommodation with a contemporary feel
  • Renovated with great care to provide a pretty, coastal-inspired home
  • Set on a 30 acre site with a shared outdoor heated swimming pool open from May to September
  • Enjoy walks from the doorstep or make use of the on-site hotel facilities
  • Within easy reach of Lyme Regis, with its famous Cobb harbour and fossil-rich cliffs
  • A perfect touring base for discovering Dorset, Devon and Somerset
Property code: 41890

Cheerfully decorated in a fresh, nautical theme, this cosy hideaway is the perfect choice for a romantic getaway for two.

This comfortable, compact and welcoming property is perfect for couples looking for a romantic getaway and a great base for discovering the area. Situated on a small holiday complex just outside the coastal village of Charmouth, the beautiful 30 acre site includes two small lakes and a 4 star hotel which has a Café Bar, restaurant and Spa facilities open to non-residents. Located on the Jurassic Coastal Path diversion with access from the doorstep to more than 250 miles of wonderful coastal walks, the property is situated on the West Dorset/East Devon border, so you are ideally placed for touring both counties. A short distance away, the World Heritage site of Lyme Regis and its famous Cobb harbour, bright boats, narrow streets and fossil-rich cliffs also boasts a good choice of shops, inns, restaurants and cafes. Sidmouth, Seaton and the old fishing village of Beer are a short drive away and there are many other attractions to discover including Pecorama, Beer Caves, Seaton Tramway, Crealy, Bicton Park, Burrows Farm Gardens, Killerton and Knightshayes Court. The Jurassic Coastal Bus stops at the bottom of the drive making it very convenient for journeys out without the car.

Stepping inside the beautifully presented accommodation, the open-plan lounge/dining/sleeping area is compact, yet light and airy. There is a separate kitchen equipped with an electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment, where you can prepare romantic meals for two. Enjoy a cup of coffee or leisurely meal at the bistro-style dining table in the main living accommodation before settling down for a cosy evening in front of the Smart TV, or perhaps watch a DVD on the Blu-ray player. Sleep in style in the elegant four-poster double bed, there is an easy fold back screen if more space is required and a good-size built-in wardrobe and small chest of drawers nearby. Completing the accommodation is a light and bright shower room with WC.

Immediately outside the property is a small, shared open courtyard area with seats. There is also a shared lawn area with seating and a BBQ for enjoying al fresco meals, together with beautifully maintained shared gardens and two lakes for romantic strolls. Between May and September, guests are also invited to use the shared heated outdoor swimming pool.

The on-site hotel is currently closed to non-residents of the hotel (including the bar and restaurant) The outdoor pool is open to non-residents of the hotel, guests can book a 50 minute slot each day for the pool (maximum 1 slot per household per day) – there will be a non-refundable payment of £2 per person, details of the booking system will be displayed in the property on arrival. This is until further notice and is beyond the owner's control.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • Compact accommodation with open-plan lounge/diner/sleeping area
  • 1 four poster double bed
  • 1 shower room with shower and WC
  • Kitchen - separate with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment
  • Smart TV, recordable freesat box, Blu-ray DVD player and radio
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Towels included
  • Bath robes and slippers provided
  • Electric and heating included
  • Storage is limited to a good size built in wardrobe with plenty of hanging space and small chest of drawers
  • 1 medium-sized dog or 2 small dogs welcome
  • Regret no children or babies
  • Shared lawn area with seating and BBQ
  • Shared outdoor heated swimming pool between May and September (weather dependant)
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Access to the property is either via a set of external steps or longer flat path to the courtyard
  • Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer at small charge
  • Lovely walks through the shared grounds to Charmouth and Lyme Regis
  • Beach, pub, restaurant and shops within walking distance
  • Private water supply
  • The on-site hotel is currently closed to non-residents of the hotel (including the bar and restaurant) The outdoor pool is open to non-residents of the hotel, guests can book a 50 minute slot each day for the pool (maximum 1 slot per household per day) – there will be a non-refundable payment of £2 per person, details of the booking system will be displayed in the property on arrival. This is until further notice and is beyond the owner's control.

Belinda Withey

This property is personally managed by Belinda.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 20 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Ben 30th August 2021

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Read the need to know section as there's some important info that isn't obvious when having a glance. There was very little instruction on how to find the property. It's located in an area of holiday homes and the sign for this property was faded and only readable once walking around trying to find it. This property may be pet friendly, but some ofRead more the residents aren't. There's a green area that we took our dog, with daggers being stared. Property is nice, good area to stay for beaches Hide

Reviewed by S 20th August 2021

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We found the property was in a peaceful location with everything that we needed.

Reviewed by Anthony 30th July 2021

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Smugglers rest had all the amenities we needed for our weeks stay. It was myself my wife and our little spaniel.. The 2 little lakes provided a nice place to walk the dog off lead early morning/evening. We didn't use the pool or hotel for food. It's a 20 min walk to Charmouth beach or 5 mins in car A days parking was 8 which seems a standard chargeRead more accross Dorset, however we found a little side street opposite the tennis courts to park for free. Bed comfy. TV WiFi great Above avge overall Hide

Reviewed by Mary 18th June 2021

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Reviewed by Barbara 28th May 2021

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Everything was more than good.

Reviewed by William 21st May 2021

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Reviewed by Kerry 23rd April 2021

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Very impressed with cottage and provisions left for us however we were not informed about the closure of the hotel so amenities such as bar ,restaurant and takeaway were not available to us despite them having outside space available. We would definitely return but only if hotel and amenities were fully available.

Reviewed by Shanice 16th April 2021

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Reviewed by Daniel 23rd December 2020

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Fabulously presented chalet, dog friendly and with everything you need for a fab break. Great location being just a 5 minute drive to both Lyme Regis & Charmouth. Peaceful, cozy & comfortable. Loved it!

Reviewed by Stephen 24th October 2020

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The cottage was lovely, really clean, warm and well equipped. The only slight issue was the shower was very temperamental and we never seemed to have any hot water but it did not spoil our break. Some very nice touches with the bits that were there for our arrival. Dog treats went down very well and dog towels were very handy. Would definitely recoRead moremmend as a base for exploring this part of Dorset. Hide

Reviewed by Patricia 16th October 2020

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Nice for a short break. Ideal for couples wanting a peaceful few days. Dog friendly.

Reviewed by R 18th September 2020

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Reviewed by Michael 13th September 2020

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Quiet and comfortable, clean and well equipped.

Reviewed by Susan 4th September 2020

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Over the holiday cottage was satisfactory If you dont know Charmouth You will need to get information on where to go where everything is Also will need information on take away menu as there is nowhere to get food and there is no information in the cottage regarding This There isnt a reception to get information from

Reviewed by Paul 26th July 2020

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A very well equipped studio apartment , an ideal base for exploring this beautiful part of Dorset.

Reviewed by Barbara 17th July 2020

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Loved the property, compact but catered for our needs. We felt so welcome with our 2 dogs. Great location for those who seek being active.. Great walks into Charmouth and Lyme Regis, with challenging hikes on the way back. Great place to trek the costal walk in both directions. The hotel adjoining was closed due to CoVID but may have only made for Read morean even better stay. Charmouth is quaint with everything you need and would not hesitate coming back to Smugglers Rest. Hide

Reviewed by Michelle 10th July 2020

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Reviewed by Mandy 4th October 2019

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The property is lovely, nestled among other properties in the hotel grounds, which is shared. It is situated up a steep hill, so lots of strenuous walking.

Reviewed by Brian 27th September 2019

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Reviewed by Roger 13th September 2019

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I don't think you want my views to be added to the Review section of your website

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Shared outdoor swimming pool
Welcome to the cosy property
Open plan living/dining/sleeping area
Light and airy lounge area
Relax in the lounge area
Perfect spot to enjoy leisurely meals
Living/dining/sleeping area
Sleeping area with four poster bed
Separate kitchen
Shower room
View from the property
Show 3 moreLooking towards the property

Location

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