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
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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
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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
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, crazy golf 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.

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

This property is personally managed by Belinda.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 22 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Mandy 4th October 2019

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 Helen 6th September 2019

We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday at Smuggler's Rest and so did our dog! The grounds at the back are a huge asset for the early morning walk and we saw rabbits and roe deer. We didn't have a car but there's a bus stop nearby and it's well placed for Charmouth and Lyme Regis. The kitchen was modern and very well equipped, excellent shower and there Read moreis a cupboard full of spare essentials. There were even towels provided for the dog. we also appreciated the welcome pack with chocolate biscuits! Hide

Reviewed by Linda 1st September 2019

Smuggler's Rest offers lovely,clean accommodation. There is ample parking space and the situation is beautiful. It is a very compact studio apartment, a bit like a small bungalow. Our one big problem was the bed. It is a double four poster, but really narrow and small.If you are tall people, you end up cramped between the headboard and the foot boaRead morerd since there is no where to stretch your legs. Hide

Reviewed by karen 2nd August 2019

The property was beautifully kept with everything you could need, and spotlessly clean. The welcome pack was also greatly appreciated. Providing you dont mind a steep walk both Lyme Regis and Charmouth are In walking distance. The pool was good but the opening times not great as you couldnt swim early and I like to swim before breakfast.

Reviewed by Amanda 19th July 2019

Lovely little holiday home. Spotlessly clean and very well equipped- everything you need had been provided. Ideal location in between Lyme Regis and Charmouth. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Leslie 28th June 2019

Excellent little place the hotel made us very welcome & the food at the hotel was excellent. The pool lovely bonus for us.

Reviewed by Jacquelyne 10th May 2019

Immaculately clean, nice welcome pack with little treats for both humans and dog, dog towels provided were a nice touch. Excellent location for exploring Dorset and Devon. The "cottage " is actually more of a bungalow on a sloping site with 50 other properties, access is via a flight of steps and parking is a distance from the property, which wouldRead more be an issue for anybody with reduced mobility. A field and wooded area in the complex provided some nature watching (saw woodpeckers and a fox) . Hide

Reviewed by Nicola 3rd May 2019

An excellent w'll maintained property - exceedingly dog friendly and provision of dog towels and treats very appreciated! As were the treats for the other occupants!

Reviewed by Katarzyna 12th April 2019

I can only say positive things about our stay,the place was spotless ,very welcoming in great location,highly recommend

Reviewed by Lynn 6th March 2019

Had a wonderful 3 day break at Smugglers Rest. Great location with fantastic walks with our dog. Cottage was scrupulously clean with every need covered, ideal for the two of us and Barney! Would thoroughly recommend this property.

Reviewed by Andrew 22nd December 2018

The advert advises a short walk to the village of Charmouth, it does not point out that the walk is brilliant going down but one slog coming back up the hill from the village and then the steeper hill from the main roundabout.

Reviewed by Neil 19th October 2018

Well situated for touring West Dorset and East Devon. Well aid out and even my dog was catered for with towels and a bag of treats. Could do with Internet/WiFi

Reviewed by Roderick 14th September 2018

This cottage was very well equipped and in a very good and well looked after condition. A credit to the owners.

Reviewed by Emma 10th August 2018

Had a lovely stay at Smugglers Rest - perfect base for lots of exploring and walking. Really well situated for Lyme Regis and Charmouth.

Reviewed by Sarah 6th July 2018

The cottage was perfect as was the location . Able to use the hotel facilities. We have a great holiday and very dog friendly.We would fully recommend this cottage and area

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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


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