Self catering holiday cottages to rent in Charmouth, Dorset, England

A cottage holiday in Charmouth in Dorset can offer you the best of both worlds.  Surrounded by stunning countryside and with a golden sandy and shingle beach, this could be a great place for a family self-catering break or romantic getaway.  

Offering easy access to the Jurassic Coast, Charmouth is in an ideal location for a self-catering cottage holiday. Just off the A35 road connecting Honiton and Dorchester, Charmouth gives you the opportunity to easily explore nearby Lyme Bay, the Jurassic coast and Chisel Beach between Sidmouth in Devon to Weymouth and Portland in Dorset. However, it’s what’s on your immediate doorstep that could interest you more.

Officially, the beach at Charmouth is split by the river Char into a west beach and an east beach. Both are a mixture of sand and shingle and at low tide hundreds of metres of sand are exposed. The beaches are clean with safe family bathing and occasional good surf. World famous for fossil hunting, Charmouth has its own Heritage Coast Centre that offers advice, information and education to fossil hunters. It is forbidden to hammer out the cliffs and the best place to discover fossils is in loose material on the beach, which has been washed out of the cliffs by the tides. Organised fossil hunts are available and the centre has some remarkable collections and exhibits. Rock pooling is also a favourite pastime on Charmouth’s beaches. The village is surrounded by some beautiful countryside and spectacular scenery, best viewed from guided cliffs and inland walks. Fishing in the bay and from the shore attracts enthusiasts in their droves.  All in all it’s easy to see that this charming village has plenty to offer for fun packed cottage breaks.

Away from the coast, the village itself offers all the facilities for a trouble-free holiday. Pub food, restaurant dining and takeaway food outlets are plentiful. Food shops, a post office, a florist, a chemist shop, hairdressers, gift shops and of course fossil shops are all represented in Charmouth, mostly in the road called the Street. Charmouth is a traditional seaside resort without any glitz and glitter and the same traditional values are to be found in its retailing.

Within walking distance along the coast (check on tide movements beforehand) or a short drive away is the ever popular resort of Lyme Regis. A busy seaside town, Lyme Regis has a large selection of shops and services, a sandy beach and some tranquil seafront gardens which are worth visiting on a cottage holiday. As a reminder that Lyme Regis is on the Jurassic Coast, some street lighting along the front is crafted in the shape of ammonite. The most historic and much visited place in Lyme Regis is the Cobb, a wonderful piece of naval architecture that for centuries has safely harboured ships and boats. The Cobb has featured in Jane Austin’s novel, ‘Persuasion’ and more recently in the film ‘The French Lieutenant’s Woman’.

All in all, Charmouth has plenty to offer for families, couples and friends looking to discover this special section of the West Country on a cottage holiday.  Choose from pet-friendly cottages, family cottages and romantic retreats for a comfortable, homely break away. 


What Charmouth offers for Self-Catering Breaks

Book a Charmouth cottage and look forward to discovering some of the best of Dorset on holiday.

49 rental properties

Stonebarrow Manor, Charmouth, Dorset, West Country, England

18 bedroom Mansion

sleeps 29 - 37 guests
29 - 37
18 bedrooms
18
15 bathrooms
15
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2

Lovely manor house with games room, enclosed walled garden and a south facing terrace for soaking up the sun, with a fantastic location in the village of Charmouth along the stunning Jurassic coast.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Weekly Price from: £3500

Bilshay Farmhouse, Bridport, Dorset, West Country, England

4 bedroom Stone-built Cottage, Charmouth 2 miles away

sleeps 2 - 10 guests
2 - 10
4 bedrooms
4
3 bathrooms
3
dog-friendly cottage
4 star

Beautiful picture-perfect self-catering farmhouse with 4 bedrooms, a high quality interior, private hot tub, original features and a large garden from which you can soak up fabulous views of the nearby fields and farmlands, the Jurassic coast and Bridport are but a short drive away.

Special features: free internet access, games room, outdoor hot tub.

Weekly Price from: £1075
Next availability:
from 01 March to 15 March 21 from 17 March to 12 April 21

Glenacres, Chideock , Dorset, West Country, England

5 bedroom Coastal Cottage, Charmouth 4 miles away

sleeps 6 - 12 guests
6 - 12
5 bedrooms
5
4 bathrooms
4
no dogs allowed
5 star

Beautifully furnished family-friendly holiday cottage with an outside heated swimming pool, extensive gardens, plus a trampoline and table-tennis, just 100 metres walk from the beach at Seatown.

Special features: free internet access, games room, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Weekly Price from: £3500
Next availability:
from 16 May to 21 May 21 from 23 May to 29 May 21

Duck Street Cottage, Symondsbury, Dorset, West Country, England

1 bedroom Thatched Cottage, Charmouth 5 miles away

sleeps 1 - 2 guests
1 - 2
1 bedrooms
1
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome
1

Delightful thatched cottage in Dorset in the West Country, with one double bedroom, original features and a location very near to the stunning Jurassic coast this is an ideal cottage for a romantic break.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £625
Next availability:
from 01 March to 12 April 21 from 30 August to 03 September 21

Crepe Farm Cottage, Symondsbury, Dorset, West Country, England

4 bedroom Farmstay, Charmouth 5 miles away

sleeps 6 - 8 guests
6 - 8
4 bedrooms
4
2 bathrooms
2
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2

This 4 bedroom country cottage has a definite wow factor with high quality interiors, an inglenook fireplace, a woodburning stove and a private hot tub along with a secluded garden and a location in rural Dorset close to the Jurassic coast.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Weekly Price from: £1025
Next availability:
from 01 March to 12 March 21 from 15 March to 12 April 21

Pet-Friendly Barn Conversion near Axminster, Axminster, Devon, West Country, England

2 bedroom Holiday Home, Charmouth 6 miles away

sleeps 2 - 6 guests
2 - 6
2 bedrooms
2
2 bathrooms
2
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome
1
4 star

Barn conversion holiday home with exposed stone walls located on a small development of luxury holiday homes on what was originally a dairy farm in East Devon, these holiday homes are surrounded by glorious countryside.

Special features: free internet access, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Weekly Price from: £680

Barton Cottage, Symondsbury, Dorset, West Country, England

2 bedroom Thatched Cottage, Charmouth 6 miles away

sleeps 2 - 4 guests
2 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
2 bathrooms
2
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2

2 bedroom pet-friendly thatched cottage set in an idyllic village within Dorset's Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, just 9 miles from Lyme Regis.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £675
Next availability:
from 01 March to 12 April 21 from 30 August to 03 September 21

The Beach House, Bridport, Dorset, West Country, England

9 bedroom Large Country House, Charmouth 7 miles away

sleeps 10 - 18 guests
10 - 18
9 bedrooms
9
4 bathrooms
4
no dogs allowed

Very special holiday cottage with an outstanding location and fantastic sea views right by the pebble beach at Chesil Bank in Dorset.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £1890

Allington Court, Bridport, Dorset, West Country, England

9 bedroom Georgian Manor House, Charmouth 7 miles away

sleeps 9 - 21 guests
9 - 21
9 bedrooms
9
9 bathrooms
9
dog-friendly cottage, 3 dog(s) welcome
3

Elegant 9 bedroom Georgian town house in Bridport, complete with games room and high-tech cinema room, luxurious and stylish plus pet-friendly and sleeping groups of up to 21 people.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Weekly Price from: £3495
Next availability:
from 01 March to 23 March 21 from 24 March to 30 April 21

Axen Lodge, Symondsbury, Dorset, West Country, England

4 bedroom Cottage, Charmouth 8 miles away

sleeps 2 - 8 guests
2 - 8
4 bedrooms
4
3 bathrooms
3
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2

Four bedroom holiday cottage with idyllic rural setting next to farmlands in Dorset, boasting light and airy interiors along with a woodburning stove in the lounge, a private hot tub and fantastic views over fields and farmlands and a location just a short drive from the wonderful Jurassic Coast.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Weekly Price from: £1025
Next availability:
from 01 March to 12 April 21 from 01 November to 12 November 21

Bakers Mill Holiday Cottages, Beaminster, Dorset, West Country, England

10 bedroom Barn Conversions, Charmouth 9 miles away

sleeps 2 - 21 guests
2 - 21
10 bedrooms
10
9 bathrooms
9
dog-friendly cottage, 6 dog(s) welcome
6

A collection of six comfortable holiday cottages located on a working farm in Dorset, one of which is wheelchair accessible, each cottage has its own enclosed garden or courtyard and surrounded by green countryside this is an ideal location for rural retreat breaks.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Weekly Price from: £275

Hill View, Southleigh, Devon, West Country, England

7 bedroom Group Accommodation, Charmouth 10 miles away

sleeps 10 - 16 guests
10 - 16
7 bedrooms
7
7 bathrooms
7
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2

Stylish high quality 7 bedroom barn conversion with countryside views and warm bubbly outdoor hot tub, ideal for big groups of friends or family, just 10 minutes’ drive from Jurassic coast.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Weekly Price from: £1750