This beautiful country house and attached linked cottage are just eight miles inland from the seaside at Lyme Regis and the stunning beaches of the east Devon and Dorset Jurassic Coast. You can either book the house and cottage together, for 14 guests, or the main house on its own, for ten guests. Champerty is a period property that is filled with character, with a stylish contemporary twist. It has a stunning verandah overlooking the extensive gardens, which feature lawns, a meadow, an outside pizza oven and plenty to occupy children. This wonderful country house has the tranquility of a rural setting and 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 Bathroom 1)
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) on the first floor is separate from the other four bedrooms in the main house as it has its own staircase, so is more suitable for adults than young children. Please take care of the low beam in the corridor on the first floor of the attached cottage. The pond is in the far reaches of the garden, fully fenced, and dried up, however, please supervise children generally as the grounds are extensive. *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)
This stunning country house sleeps 14 in total but is also offered for smaller groups. The gardens are breathtaking and with a wildlife meadow as well, this is a great place to stay.
Sitting out on the veranda is the perfect holiday pastime. The stunning gardens stretch out before you.
The main house has a wonderful contemporary kitchen which still keeps its farmhouse feel and character.
The elegant dining room seats 14 guests - this room is perfect for special occasions.
There is a welcoming informal seating area at one end of the large open plan kitchen area. There is a sofa for this lovely space too
The kitchen is in the oak framed part of the building to the right of this photo. The rooftop in the background is the bedroom suite above the entrance hall which has its own staircase !
There is light-filled sitting room with a wood-burning stove and floor to ceiling doors to the terrace.
Another view of the stylish sitting room.
For children ( and those who are children at heart! ) there is a snug with a 54" TV, Xbox and loads of games.
Another view of the snug.
The dining room has views across the gardens and the countryside beyond
This really is a house fit for a wonderful and memorable family celebration.
As well as the verandah there is another seating area outside the kitchen where you can choose sunshine or shade.
The gardens are simply stunning, with large areas of lawns for children to play, beautiful flower beds and borders and a huge meadow too.
There is a very useful boot and dog drying off room.
Even the downstairs cloakroom has a character of its own.
The main house accommodates 10, and the attached linked cottage, to the left of the photo, sleeps 4. The two link together on the first floor for excellent flexibility if you wish.
This is the fabulous meadow complete with pizza oven and picnic bench. What a place to enjoy.
The first floor landing is a 'room' in its own right. The master bedroom is through the door to the left. The family shower room is on the half-landing before the final stairs to this lovely open ar
The master bedroom is exceptionally spacious - with the most wonderful views to wake up to.
This image gives you an idea of the outlook from the master bedroom
This is the double bedroom on the first floor of the main house.
The door to the left leads to the family bathroom, the bunk bedroom and beyond the bathroom there is a door to the cottage.
The twin bedroom faces out to the front of this gorgeous house.
The bunk bedroom is ideal for children but as the bunks are 3ft and with proper sprung mattresses, adults will be comfortable too.
This is the family bathroom. The door to the cottage is behind the half wall at the end of the bath. There is a family shower room too - with the same fresh design and a huge walk in shower
This is the very large en-suite bedroom in the main house but with its own staircase and so feeling lovely and private and peaceful.
As with all the bedrooms, the bed linens and welcoming touches are extremely high quality.
This is another view of the double bedroom which is set apart from the rest of the house and is therefore a great retreat should it be needed !
The ensuite has a large shower and is a really good size.
This is the double bedroom in the cottage part of Champarty. It is a wonderfully 'Scandinavian' feeling room with high ceilings and a bright style.
This bedroom overlooks the cottage's own hidden courtyard garden.
Everything about this room is calm and tranquil
The cottage also has this family bathroom, shared by the twin bedroom
This is the twin bedroom in the cottage. There is a door that leads to the family bathroom that then leads on to the rest of the main house. This door can be locked for privacy from each side if gues
This is the dining area in the cottage
...and this is the kitchen in the cottage.
Children are very welcome here and the is plenty on offer to amuse them without you having to go out in the car.
The amazing gardens wrap around the house and its fabulous terrace.
The views from the first floor bedrooms are far reaching and totally unspoilt.
The stunning Jurassic Coast from east Devon through into Dorset is dotted with fishing villages, seaside towns and of course beaches !
This is Lyme Regis with its famous Cobb Harbour and both sandy and pebbly 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.
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.