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.
- Dogs welcome
- 2 travel cots, 2 high chairs and 2 stair-gates
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 2 cars
- Telephone Coin-box (At cost)
- No smoking
- Pub 55 yds
- Garden furniture and barbecue
- Full oil-fired CH
The Guardhouse is just minutes from the beach at Seatown, in the lee of Golden Cap.
The Guardhouse is the stone semi-detached cottage in the top right of the photograph. The nearby Anchor Inn is an award-winning pub,
The spacious kitchen is very well-equipped, the window looks out towards Langdon Woods.
Enjoy the morning sun in the sitting-room, which has a cosy wood-burner for less sunny days and for winter escapes.
The Guardhouse is adjacent to the South West Coast Path.
The spectacular Jurassic Coast at nearby West Bay, filming scene for the series Broadchurch.
The enlosed terrace looks out over the beach at Seatown with the sound of waves in the background.
The Guardhouse has a spacious terrace and is attached to the cottage next door.
The kitchen looks out over the rear patio, facing south west. Two steps lead down to the dining-room.
French doors lead to the front terrace.
Two large sofas fill this end of the sitting-room, plently of space for reading and games.
The sitting-room runs almost the whole length of the house.
The dining-room is ideal for relaxing holiday meals,
This cottage is really spacious, fabulous for a relaxing seaside break.
This pretty master bedroom has a 4ft 6in double bed.
Spectacular views of the Jurassic Coast from the master bedroom.
Bedroom 3 has twin 3ft beds and looks out over Golden Cap.
The family bathroom on the first floor.
The family bathroom has a shower over the bath and a hand held shower.
Bedroom 4 has 3ft twin beds and that fabulous view of the sea.
Bedroom 1 is on the ground floor, this is a 2ft 6in bed, suitable for children only.
The ground floor shower-room has a large shower cubicle.
The Guardhouse is accessed via the kitchen door to the left of the photo, the other entrance has a useful porch for storage.
This is the steep little private road that leads around to the parking spaces at the back of the cottage.
Private parking for two cars is a the back of The Guardhouse, with steps leading down into the rear patio area.
The cottage is accessed via the rear patio, with the two private parking spaces in the foreground.
Seatown from afloat.
Lyme Regis is a very short drive, with the iconic Cobb, some great independent shops, kayak and SUP hire in the summer months and boat trips.
Magnificent Golden Cap rises behind The Guardhouse.
West Bay is a traditional fishing port and has a quirky vintage centre with some great street food.
Hive beach at Burton Bradstock to the east of Seatown is great for walking your dog all year round.
River Cottage is a short drive from Seatown.
Kimmeridge is a great place for fossil hunting, visit the magnificent Etches Collection, a display of locally discovered fossils.
The National Trust's Corfe Castle on the Isle of Purbeck; the nearby coastline has sandy beaches that offer watersports hire during the summer season.