Upstairs, the accommodation comprises three large, airy bedrooms. The Regis is furnished in cream and charcoal with a double bed, a double day bed and en suite shower room. The Axminster is beautifully decorated in soft pink tones and has a double bed and single bed. The Dorchester is a grand design of charcoal, black and rich mahogany and has a double bed and double day bed. There is also a crib, a cot and a family bathroom with shower and Victorian-style plunger bath. Two of the bedrooms have partial sea views.
Downstairs, there is a large, fully equipped kitchen with 8-seater breakfast table. There is a large lounge with premium home cinema system, including wide-screen TV, Sky digital TV (Premium Sports and Movies) and video games. Finally, there is a dining hall seating six in medieval style under the watchful gaze of Sir Ferdinand our resident knight in shining armour! Both downstairs rooms feature open log fires for those cold winter evenings.
Driving Instructions: From London to Charmouth, the best route is down the M3 towards Southampton then the M27 and A31 through the New Forest to Ringwood, then the A35 through Dorchester to Bridport. The journey shouldn't take longer than 3 hours.
From the east, follow the A35 from Bridport towards Honiton. Pass through the villages of Chideock, Morcombelake and after two miles take the left turn towards Charmouth. After 500 yards, follow the road around the righthand bend into The Street. Go through the village centre, passing the George Pub on your right. Fountains Mead is approximately 50 yards past the Royal Oak pub on your left.
From the west, follow the A35 from Honiton towards Bridport and Dorchester. Approximately 1 mile after seeing a right turn to Lyme Regis you will arrive at a roundabout. Take the second exit to Charmouth. Follow the road for about 500 yards and Fountains Mead is immediately after the turn into Higher Sea Lane on your right.
Other Transport: Trains run from London Waterloo and Exeter to Axminster, six miles from Charmouth. The service is operated by South west Trains.
Exeter Airport is about an hour away by road. Flybe (Flybe.com) is a low-cost airline that operates numerous flights to and from Exeter and other airports in the UK and Europe. There is a bus service (X53) from Exeter, which goes through Charmouth and stops only 100 yards from the house. It only costs £6 per adult and £4.50 per child.
Local Area: Charmouth has everything you will need for an enjoyable stay. There is a village post office, two well stocked mini-markets with cashpoint, newsagent, butcher, fish & chip shop, pubs/restaurants, craft/tourist shops, library and medical centre. The George has a very large garden with special children's play area. It is very children and dog friendly.
The beaches are sandy and gently shelving and dolphins regularly swim in the bay. Nearby, there is the historic resort of Lyme Regis where you must stroll along the seaside Cobb, haunted by Meryl Streep in 'The French Lieutenant's Woman'. There are a number of beautiful places to walk and picnic.
Within ten miles there is the Seaton Tramway which runs for three miles through East Devon's glorious Axe Valley between the coastal resort of Seaton, Colyford, and the picturesque ancient town of Colyton. Panoramic views of the estuary and wading birds can be enjoyed from the open toppers.
We are situated in the heart of Charmouth, a picturesque seaside village on the border between Dorset and Devon. Charmouth beach is a comfortable 10 min walk down the hill. It is part of the World Heritage Site Jurassic Coast, popular for fossil hunting as well as sunbathing and water sports. Charmouth is less than 2 miles from the popular, historic resort of Lyme Regis, 8 miles from the vibrant market town of Bridport and a perfect base to explore the wonderful Dorset and Devon coastline.
Golf: Lyme Regis Golf Club
Recognised as one of the finest golf courses in the South West, the course occupies a cliff top site with coastal views towards Portland Bill and overlooks the historic town and World Heritage Site of Lyme Regis.
The condition of the course is the source of constant praise from visiting golfers and is to the credit of our team of expert and dedicated greens staff.
Visiting golfers are welcome at Lyme Regis. The following notes may help you in planning your visit:
Thursday is Ladies' day and the course is closed until 1pm or 3pm depending on the season
Sunday is Men's competition day and the course is normally closed until 12 noon
Otherwise visitors may play after 9:30am unless there is a special event taking place
There is no booking of tee times; please come along and play
Please note that a current handicap certificate is required for all visitors
We normally use a two-tee start system so your round will begin on either the 1st or 10th depending on the time you play
Green Fees are payable in the Pro shop
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency () unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.