Less than half a mile from the World Heritage Jurassic Coast, The Old Manor House is a beautiful 16th Century, Grade II Listed house, full of character with a delightful enclosed garden and a games-room with a pool table. This spacious and elegant terraced house is the perfect location for a memorable family holiday, a special celebration or a gathering of friends - and your dogs are welcomed too.
Situated in the village of Charmouth, with a shop, bakery and two pubs within a five minute walk and just ten minutes to the beach, you may decide to abandon the car for a few days and just enjoy life in this coastal village. The beach is famous for fossil finds; the most common are ammonites and small ones can be collected from along the foreshore.
The open plan kitchen/dining-room is very well-equipped for holiday feasts, a separate snug, sitting-room with wood-burner, games-room and ground floor wet-room allow plenty of space for everyone. The first floor, equally spacious and accessed by two separate staircases, has five bedrooms - two doubles, one with an en suite shower-room, a triple room (which can also be made up as a double and a single for added flexibility, if wished), a twin room and a single room - a family bathroom and cloakroom.
The mature gardens of The Old Manor House have almost as much character as the house itself, with seating areas for al fresco dining, a long lazy barbecue, or a quiet read.
The Jurassic Coaster buses run every 20 minutes from Poole in the east to Axminster and further west, allowing spectacular views of the Jurassic Coast from the top deck.
Lyme Regis, just three miles away has it all; the iconic Cobb, great restaurants, cafes, pubs, independent shops, a sandy beach, summer watersports and great ice cream shops.
To the east the bustling market town of Bridport has a market on Wednesdays and Saturdays and nearby West Bay has a vintage market beside the quay.
Further west takes you to the relaxed county town of Dorchester, and beyond this to the Isle of Purbeck where you will find the historic village of Corfe and sandy beaches at Studland and Swanage. If you are interested to see a collection of fossils discovered in the area, The Etches Collection at Kimmeridge is the result of 35 years of meticulous work by local expert Steve Etches.
Inland the rolling hills of Dorset reveal some delightful villages, great farm shops, Iron Age forts and beautiful scenic walks to enjoy.
Sitting-room with TV, DVD player, iPod dock and wood-burner
Games-room with pool table
Snug with TV and DVD player
Kitchen/Dining-room with dual fuel range (gas hob, electric oven), microwave, fridge, fridge/freezer, two dishwashers and wood-burner
Utility-room with washing machine and tumble-drier
Wet-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 1 with super-king double bed 6')
Bedroom 2 with king-size double bed (5') and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 3 with three single beds (3')
Bedroom 4 with twin beds (3')
Bedroom 5 with single bed (3')
Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and wash-basin
Separate WC and wash-basin
All rooms can be reached via the wide staircase, but the steep spiral staircase can be used to access bedroom 2, which can be combined with bedroom 4 to create a family suite. This delightful listed house has small steps between many of the rooms, which are part of its historical character. Steps lead from the courtyard patio area up into and around the garden.
- Dogs welcome (3 dogs over the age of 1 year only)
- 2 travel cots, high chair and 4 stair-gates
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Parking on road or public car park (500 yds distant)
- No smoking
- Pub 200 yds
- Garden furniture and barbecue
- Full gas-fired CH
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 give 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 and the back door to the garden.
The patio is a sun-trap, perfect for a late lazy breakfast or barbecue.
This grassy 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 single room is great for sharing holiday stories after the lights are 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.