The Old Manor House is a 16th Century Grade II Listed family house set back from the road, with a fabulous garden behind the house.
The sitting-room has this magnificent fireplace and wood-burner.
The kitchen has everything that you need for a family holiday or special occasion, with a range cooker and two dishwashers, so that no-one has to wash up.
The master bedroom, bedroom 1, has this fabulous 6ft bed; all of the rooms are spacious and elegant with beautiful windows.
How about a holiday pool challenge?
Even the walled garden has great character and is beautifully stocked and maintained.
The church is opposite The Old Manor House, which gives you some idea of the size of the garden.
A 10 minute walk will take you to Charmouth Beach, where you may well find a fossil or two, on this part of the World Heritage Jurassic Coast.
The craft and visitor centre at Charmouth beach.
The River Char, reaches the Jurassic Coast.
Nearby Seatown is dominated by Golden Cap, the  highest point on the south coast.
The elegant sitting-room has a cosy wood-burner for chilly evenings.
The beautiful gardens stretch way back behind the house.
The snug with original stone flooring and French doors onto the patio-area.
The snug leads from the dining-area into the sitting-room and the hallway.
Perfect for family gatherings and celebrations, the large oak table seats 10.
Almost every kitchen utensil you can imagine is in this very well-equipped kitchen.
The kitchen looks out onto the patio-area, the utility-room is to the left.
The patio is a sun-trap, perfect for a late lazy breakfast or barbecue.
This grassed-area at the top of the garden has enough space for football or cricket!
The view from the raised patio at the end of the garden.
Right at the bottom of the garden is a sun terrace, with lovely views. The building behind is for storage only.
This elegant house is set back from the main street that runs through the village of Charmouth.
The ground floor wet-room has this great space for showering sandy children and adults after a day on the beach.
Another view of the ground floor wet-room, which has plenty of space.
The master bedroom looks out over the church opposite. It has a super-king size bed and sea glimpses.
Another view of bedroom 1, plenty of space for a quiet read.
A sea glimpse from bedroom 1.
Everything in the gorgeous house is elegant, this beautiful window seat on the landing looks out over the rear garden.
Bedroom 2 has a king-size 5' bed and views over the little patio-area at the back of the house.
Bedroom 2 is at the back of the house, it has a super comfy five-foot bed and en suite shower-room.
The en suite shower-room for bedroom 2.
Bedroom 3, the triple bedroom is great for sharing holiday stories after lights out.
Another view of bedroom 3, with such great bedsteads.
The first floor family bathroom has both a bath and shower cubicle. The wet-room with double shower is on the ground floor.
The family bathroom, the wet-room with double shower is on the ground floor.
The first floor WC has to be one of the cutest.
Bedroom 4 has twin beds and can form a family suite along with bedroom 2.
Bedroom 4, this door through to the landing can be locked to create a family suite with bedroom 2, then accessed via the spiral stairs.
Bedroom 5, the little single room looks out over the church and has sea glimpses.
This house is just gorgeous.
The view from the patio-area at the top of the garden.
Such a playful garden, perfect for hide and seek.
This house is so spacious and still has some of the original stone flooring.
The spiral stairs that lead to bedrooms 2 and 4, which can be used as a suite. Both rooms can also be accessed via the main staircase.
A five minute walk from the house and you will find this little bakery, with delicious home-made bread and cakes...well you are on holiday after all.
This play park is a five minute walk from your holiday home, with great views of the surrounding countryside.
A five minute stroll takes you to The Royal Oak in the village, a good traditional pub.
A good traditional pub, just a few minutes walk from The Old Manor House.
Burton Bradstock has The Hive Beach Cafe, which serves great locally-caught seafood and delicious cakes, and has fabulous sea views.
Drive the Jurassic Coast road betwen Weymouth and Bridport, stunning views in both directions.
Lyme Regis with its iconic Cobb is still a working fishing port and so much more.
The iconic Cobb at Lyme Regis.
Nearby West Bay has these amazing cliffs, a featured location in the filming of the TV series of Broadchurch.
The award-winning Felicity's farm shop has delicious local produce and holiday treats.
Mapperton House and Gardens is not far from The Old Manor House.
When you see Colmer's Hill, you are not far from your holiday destination.

The Old Manor House


1.5 miles NE of Lyme Regis / Sleeps 10 + 2 cots

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7 Nights from £1747

The owners were very kind when a particular problem arose. we appreciated that.

Reply from Classic Cottages

We are so glad to read that you appreciated the owners' efforts to ensure that you were well looked after during your stay. Thank you for reaching out to us at the time so that we could do all that we could to assist. Sarah, Customer Support

Stunning home! We had an amazing week here

When we arrived at The Old Manor House we found it to be very clean and we were greeted with a bottle of champagne, cake and card , a very nice welcome indeed. The cottage was very comfortable, spacious and extremely well equipped . The billiard table was a welcome extra as the weather wasn’t great . We would certainly recommend the house . Also very close to Lyme Regis where there are many things to do.

This lovely ils house was perfect for a family gathering. All ages were catered for. It was warm and well situated.

WE COULD NOT BELIEVE HOW CLEAN, WELL EQUIPPED, BRILLIANTLY LOCATED FOR THE BEACH, NISA ( almost everything one could possibly require) PHARMACY, EXCELLECT FARM SHOP etc the house was. We would certainly book again. Loved Lyme Regis without the crowds after the weekend .. found the creperie,. I do have friends near Blandford and they didn’t know Charmouth and they loved it too, THANK YOU Caroline Ingram rang the first morning which was lovey especially reassuring as our little chap had not been well before arrival. All good thank goodness. We all had a fantastic holiday. In fact my husband has just said we want to keep it a secret and I agree.

Our stay at The Manor House exceeded our expectations. The property was as described and as per the photographs (not always the case!). The house was so wonderfully equipped - we were delighted. Both the housekeeper and homeowner very kindly called to check that things were ok. It was such a 'home-from-home' that we instantly relaxed. Both the house and garden were beautiful and we hope to visit again. A really great first experience with Classic Cottages.

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Great cottage for large parties .. comfy and cozy with everything you could possibly need in the kitchen .. The pool table was perfect the weather wasnt .. so it was well used !! Beautiful gardens !

We credit this property for making our holiday so special. A beautiful, character house and magical garden which none of us wanted to stray far from. Your every need is thought of with an extremely well-equipped kitchen, pool table and if required buckets, spades, garden and indoor games. The housekeeping is superb which is important regardless but even more so during these nervous times. It was a joy to stay there.

Our stay at the Old Manor House was such a great experience. It was our first stay at a fully self catered home. The house was so well equipped and was immaculately clean. I found communicating with the housekeeper, Dawn, very straightforward and she was readily available. Putting the fire on in the evening and sitting in the living room was lovely. Would definitely recommend your company and service- and looking forward to booking with you again in the future. Thank you.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thank you so much for your lovely review of The Old Manor House. We are sure that Dawn will be thrilled to read that you found her to be readily available and hope that she was of assistance for you. Thank you for your lovely comments with regards to Classic Cottages, the team will be delighted. We so hope to welcome you back to The Old Manor House in the future and should you need any assistance making a booking we are more than happy to help. Sarah, Customer Support

Such a beautiful house, immaculate and well fitted out. So much space and everything we hoped for. I loved the garden which was obviously well cared for and just perfect for three big dogs who could zoom about safely!

The layout and the location plus being able to park right outside is amazing. The games, pool room and layout of the house make it a great place to stay. The beds were comfy too.

Owner of this property is genuinely concerned about your well being and will go the extra mile to ensure you are happy

The Old Manor House is lovely and so is the garden. Would highly recommend for a holiday.

Perfect for an autumn family holiday.

Amazing location and an absolute pleasure to stay in this fabulous house. Looking forward to returning.

Ideal for family gatherings, the owner has given a lot of thought to ensuring that everyone is catered for. One of the best holiday homes I have stayed in

Beautiful cottage, perfect location, lovely little town not too busy, everything you need you can buy there, so didn’t need the car, which we managed to park outside the property, easy walk to the beach which was just perfect. Definitely would come back

It was a wonderful stay in a perfect property and superb location. The only thing missing was cutlery trays for the dishwashers otherwise the kitchen was massively well stocked with every item you could wish for. It was beautifully clean and we wished we could have stayed longer. We will definitely return. Thanks to you and the owners for my husband’s birthday cards and bottle. He enjoyed his 60th Birthday very much!

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks so much for sharing your review - we're delighted to hear that you had a fabulous holiday and your husband enjoyed his birthday celebrations. The owners really have thought of everything you could possibly need whilst on holiday - the Miele dishwasher has a separate cutlery drawer at the top of the dishwasher so we're sorry if this was missed. We hope to welcome you back again soon! Kari, Customer Support

Excellent, thoughtful and personalised service, along with a beautiful propery. We would highly recommend Classic Cottages and will definitely be using them again.

This is our second visit the house is beautiful. It’s well equipped the kitchen exceptionally so. Decorated in keeping with its period and the beds are so comfortable. Close to the beach I”d recommend it for a large family or group get away.

lovely, relaxing cottage, kitchen is very well equipped and garden is fantastic, sun all day in different bits, and lovely to relax in - a stones throw from Charmouth beach... and a quiet house at night

Warm, comfortable, spacious, well equipped, home from home - simply lovely.

An exceptional property - everything I hoped for and more during my stay. I didn't know Charmouth but would definitely return should I have the need for a large house in the future. The owner is very proactive too and a boon that they are happy to have dogs. It's my third property through you and you have never disappointed!

Thank you

Great house in a great location. Lovely secure garden. Brilliantly equipped. Lovely touches for a New Year’s Eve stay. Great attention to detail and excellent customer service from both housekeeper and owner. Thank you!!

This cottage is perfect in every way. We especially enjoyed the log fire. Thank you!!

It's an old house so part of its charm is the slightly uneven floors here and there. Very full kitchen with all the utensils you could ask for so eating in was easy. Centrally located so very easy to eat out or take away too. Shops were well equipped and the bakery a couple of doors down is wonderful. Lots of space for all the family and we thought the garden was charming. Very pleasant stay. Thank you Mrs Inghams.

My 4 friends were looking for a special property in which to spend our annual girls away weekend and The Old Manor House more than met our expectations. We all slept well in the lovely comfy beds and loved the kitchen, so well equipped. In 11 years of our October weekends , The Old Manor House is one of the best properties we have stayed on and we are all very, very fussy!

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