This beautiful country house and attached cottage are just eight miles inland from the seaside at Lyme Regis and the stunning beaches of the east Devon and Dorset Jurassic Coast. Champerty is a period property that is filled with character. It has a verandah overlooking the extensive gardens, which feature an outside pizza oven and a fenced pond, and has the tranquility of a rural setting, plus is within walking distance along a country lane of the fantastic village pub at Dalwood. With its gorgeous mix of traditional and contemporary interiors and flexible accommodation, this is a holiday choice that will really suit extended families and groups of friends as well as welcoming your four-legged friends.
Champerty enjoys an historic farmstead setting; you drive into a traditional courtyard with all the original buildings around it. The house is full of surprises with medieval origins still to be seen in the kitchen, which is very contemporary but has flagstone floors and a huge inglenook fireplace. As the house has evolved over the centuries it now also offers wonderful spacious proportions in the sitting-room, dining-room and bedrooms, with high ceilings, beautiful sash windows and a gorgeous verandah with valley views at the front. A lovely snug with lots of games will keep children entertained if there are any rainy days but we hope that they will love being outside in the hide-and-seek gardens. There is a contemporary oak-framed entrance hall with a second staircase to a very private bedroom suite. The cottage, which adjoins the main house, offers excellent independent accommodation which links through to the main house on the first floor. Champerty has a lovely welcoming atmosphere and is very family-friendly. It is absolutely a place to relax, to enjoy the space and the company of family and friends. Out and about there is so much to do. Everyone loves the beach of course, and this coastline is dotted with lovely little fishing villages and seaside towns, from Beer, Lyme Regis and Branscombe right along to Sidmouth and Budleigh Salterton. Younger children will love the new Jurassic Visitor Centre at Seaton and the Axe Valley Tramline, whilst grown-ups can book a cookery course at River Cottage just outside Lyme Regis. Trinity Hill Nature Reserve is designated as a Dark Sky Discovery Site - a very special experience that is far-removed from our everyday lives. Just up the road, Millers farm shop will give you a taste of the best that the local producers have to offer.
Kitchen/Breakfast-room with dual fuel cooker (gas hob, electric oven), microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and TV
Utility-room 1 with washing machine and tumble-drier
Snug with TV
Sitting-room 1 with TV and wood-burner
Cloakroom 1 with WC and wash-basin
Shower-room 1 with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 1 with double bed (5') and en suite Shower-room 2 with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with double bed (5')
Bedroom 3 with twin beds
Bedroom 4 with double bed (5') and en suite Bathroom 1 with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 5 with bunk-beds (accessed through Bedroom 4)
Cottage Ground Floor
Sitting-room 2 with TV and wood-burner
Kitchen/Dining-room with induction hob, electric oven, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
Cloakroom 2 with WC and wash-basin
Utility-room 2 with washing machine and tumble-drier
Cottage First Floor
Bedroom 6 with double bed (5')
Bedroom 7 with twin beds (also accessed by Bathroom 1)
Bathroom 2 with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
Outside Access to
Games-room with table-tennis and pool table
One of the double bedrooms (Bedroom 1) is divided from the other four bedrooms in the main house by a separate staircase. This may pose problems for those with young children who need adult supervision. The pond is fenced, however please supervise children at all times in this area. *Only 1 cot is provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Dogs welcome
- Travel cot, high chair and stair-gate
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 6 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 1 mile
- Garden furniture
- Partial under-floor heating (house) and full oil-fired CH (cottage)
Champerty is a stunning historic country house and cottage with beautiful gardens just a short drive from the Jurassic Coast.
The main house has a wonderful contemporary kitchen which still keeps its farmhouse feel and character.
Sitting out on the veranda is the perfect holiday pastime.
There is an informal seating area at the far end of the kitchen. The wood burning stove is ornamental at this stage but there is another in the main living room.
This is the double bedroom in the cottage part of this exceptional property.
This historic property is filled with light and is so beautifully presented and decorated throughout.
There are far reaching views from the front of this beautiful house.
The stunning Jurassic Coast from east Devon through into Dorset is dotted with fishing villages, seaside towns and of course beaches !
Little boats pulled up on the beach at Branscombe. An unspoilt coastal village with two family-friendly pubs, a National Trust cafe, beach cafe and shop and beachside parking.
This is Lyme Regis with its famous Cobb Harbour and both sandy and pebbly beaches.
The lawned gardens spread out in front of the house, around the side there are further gardens, an outside pizza oven and a fenced pond.
A close up of the house shows off the covered veranda that runs the full width of the house.
The attached cottage is to the left of the main house, you can book the house for up to 10 guests or both the house and cottage for up to 14 guests.