This delightful red-brick, period cottage has been recently refurbished to create a charming family holiday home only ten minutes walk from the beach in the seaside village of Charmouth. The Toll House, as its name suggests, is closely tied to the history of the village, being one of a series of toll houses that stood along the route of the Great Western Turnpike dating from the 1700's. Now fully refurbished with a modern kitchen, bathroom and separate shower room, this two-bedroom cottage provides comfortable and spacious accommodation for families or couples. There is a large garden with lawn and children's play area and off-road parking for two cars. Well-behaved dogs are welcome.
The house is located on the edge of this lovely West Dorset seaside village, about 10 minutes level walk from the famous fossil beach. Charmouth has a small selection of shops and a post office as well as a couple of pubs, cafes and restaurants. The Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre on the seafront provides a wealth of information about local geology and fossil collecting. The village is also a great location for walkers; the South West Coast footpath and a network of inland footpaths can allow visitors to explore the stunning West Dorset coast and countryside. There are also regular bus routes running through the village along the Jurassic coast. The Toll House is adjacent to the site of the large and popular outdoor Charmouth Market (Whitsun Monday until end of September) and also the site of the local traveling fairground, resident from mid July to mid August. The fairground operates daily from 7pm until 10pm for the first five weeks of the main school summer holidays only.
Detached house on two floors. Ground floor: Lounge with TV/DVD and woodburner. Kitchen with gas cooker, fridge, microwave and dishwasher. Separate dining room. Utility area with washing machine and small freezer. Shower room with shower cubicle and w.c. First floor: Bedroom 1 - double bed. Bedrooom 2 - twin beds. Bathroom with bath and w.c. Outside: Large enclosed garden (with some steps), lawn, shrubs, fruit trees, picnic bench, park bench seating and children's play equipment.
Facilities and services
Gas central heating & wood burner - first basket of wood included. Bed linen and towels supplied. Please bring our own beach towels. Travel cot and highchair available on request when booking. W-fi access included.
Off road parking for two medium size car. Shops and pub 100 metres. Beach - 600 metres. Limited space for one additional infant. No smoking. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Arrival 3.00pm - departure 10.00am. Arrival day for weekly bookings Friday.
Short breaks are available from October to March (excluding school holidays). From April to September short breaks can only be booked when there is late availability.