Snuggled into the hillside with Golden Cap behind, The Guardhouse stands watch over this stunning part of the Jurassic Coast at Seatown, with sea views from the master bedroom and one of the twin rooms, you are just 50 metres from the water's edge. This fabulous family home has four bedrooms and plenty of space to just enjoy being on holiday; courtyard areas allow you to follow the sun and dine on the terrace morning and evening, taking in the sound of the waves and sea air. The large kitchen looks out over Langdon Woods and Golden Cap, a separate dining-room seats eight and the double length sitting-room has a cosy wood-burner and a Smart TV with full Sky package. This spacious 18th Century semi-detached stone cottage has an interesting history and is understood to have been built to house officers on the lookout for smugglers, which were very prevalent along this stretch of the coast.
And there is so much more; situated on the World Heritage Jurassic Coast, you can explore this stunning area from the South West Coast Path, which passes nearby. If you feel like a challenge, climb Golden Cap, the highest point on the south coast, and wonder at the magnificent views from the top; stunning coastline both east and west. Continue west and you will come to Charmouth beach, a great place for fossil hunting, and further on to Lyme Regis, which is both charming and vibrant all year round; with kayaks and paddle boards available for hire in the summer season. If your legs have had enough, you can catch the Jurassic Coaster bus back to Chideock and walk back to base. The excellent Anchor Inn is a very short walk from The Guardhouse and a little seasonal shop in the nearby campsite has holiday essentials, whilst the village of Chideock has The George Inn, a traditional pub serving good food. A relatively short drive will take you to Bridport, a quirky market town, and West Bay, film location for Broadchurch, with a vintage market and harbour offering fishing trips. Further afield Purbeck, where the Jurassic Coast begins, and the wide sandy beaches of Studland and Swanage, offer summer water sports and winter walking. Historic Corfe Castle is owned by the National Trust and if you want to see an amazing fossil collection visit The Etches Collection at Kimmeridge; this part of west Dorset has so much to see you will need to keep coming back.
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin.
Step to Bedroom 1 with single bed (2'6'' recommended for children only).
Sitting-room with Smart TV with satellite, DVD player, CD player and wood-burner.
2 steps to Kitchen with electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine/drier and dishwasher.
Bedroom 2 with double bed.
Bedroom 3 with twin beds.
Bedroom 4 with twin beds.
Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin.
Mind your head on the low beam on the stairs.