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Chalet style cottage in the heart of Morcombelake, Nr. Lyme Regis

Bedrooms 1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

A stunning countryside hideaway on the Jurassic Coast. The perfect retreat for couples or a single person. Dogs welcome.

Camelia Cottage is set in the south facing grounds of Hill Farm, in the heart of the village of Morcombelake. Morcombelake borders the Golden Cap Estate which offers 25 miles of footpaths, boasting stunning, uninterrupted views of the sea and Lyme Bay. It is the ideal location for getting away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, to enjoy walks by the sea or explore the countryside. A few miles away is the bustling market town of Bridport and the historic cobb in Lyme Regis where you can savour delicious food served in a large variety of restaurants, pubs and traditional fish and chip shops throughout the area. West Dorset is steeped in history with a myriad of villages to discover from Abbotsbury to Beer and Branscombe. For the more energetic, try some of the coast path walks going further afield and getting a bus ride home. It is a fantastic place to run, mountain bike, sea swim and sail. Camelia Cottage is a secluded, cosy retreat, hidden away down 12 steps surrounded by a Camelia garden.

Esther Fendall
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
October 13, 2017

About Esther Fendall

My family and I moved to Morcombelake 17 years ago when my children were young. The house needed lots of work which we have done ourselves slowly throughout our time here. We have had horses, pigs, goats and chickens over the years but at the moment only have our dog, cat and a few sheep.

Camelia cottage was originally a beach chalet brought from Seatown beach in the 1950’s. It is set below the main farmhouse in a secluded position surrounded by Camelia’s. People are often surprised when they spot Camelia Cottage nestled into the hillside.

Esther Fendall purchased this chalet in 2015

Why Esther Fendall chose Lyme Regis & West Dorset

Morcombelake is set in a great position to access the bustling seaside town of Lyme Regis and market town of Bridport and West Bay.

There are wonderful walks from the cottage through beautiful National Trust land to the coast path and down to the remote beach of St Gabriel’s for a swim. The cottage sits on Hardown Hill, just a ten-minute walk to the top and stunning 360-degree views of the Dorset coast and countryside.

Camelia Cottage is a lovely place for couples and a single person on their own.


Whitchurch Canonicorum Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Smoking allowed outside the property. No pets in the bedroom
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - toilet , shower , Camelia Cottage has a newly refurbished bathroom.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Camelia Cottage has a king size bed with feather bedding and Egyptian cotton sheets. Side tables, lights, a large wardrobe and chest of drawers. There is a selection of books. Local interest, recipe books, novels and maps. Games, chess, backgammon, cards and a small range of DVD's.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Outside: There are 12 steps leading down to Camelia Cottage. It has an enclosed terraced area with table and four chairs and a barbecue looking out onto a beautiful Camelia garden. There is off road parking for one car.


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Chalet style cottage in the heart of Morcombelake, Nr. Lyme Regis
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Another great stay

  • 5 of 5

Love this place always quite and it's just my favourite place

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Lovely cosy quite peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Been going last 7 years and favourite place and Esther is lovely and welcoming

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Nearest Airport
28 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Five Bells, Whitchurch Canonicorum
Nearest Ferry
49 Miles
Poole Harbour
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Lyme Regis Golf Club
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
32.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.7 Miles
The George Inn, Chideock
Nearest Beach
2.5 Miles
Charmouth, Seatown and Lyme Regis Beaches
Car: recommended


The cottage is a 20 minute walk through a maze of footpaths and stunning scenery looked after by the National Trust to the World Heritage Coast and Golden Cap boasting glorious views of Lyme Bay. We are 5 miles from Market town of Bridport and the harbour at West Bay, 5 miles from the historic seaside town of Lyme Regis, 2 miles to sea and Heritage Coast Centre in Charmouth.


There is a regular bus service along the coast road towards both Weymouth and Exeter (Bridport and Lyme Regis). South West trains run from Axminster, 8 miles. Exeter International Airport, 30 miles. Bristol Airport, 60 miles.


There are an abundance of coastal towns of interest nearby.

The market town of Bridport and West Bay, 4miles.

Lyme Regis, 5 miles.

Beer and Branscome, Devon, 15 miles

Abbotsbury, 13 miles

Burton Bradstock, 8 miles

Seatown, 2.5 miles

Further Details:

Eating: There are many excellent restaurants and pubs locally, Bridport, West Bay, Chideock, Seatown, Beaminster and Lyme Regis. All provide a varied selection of restaurants, pubs and fish and chip shops. We will be happy to give you more information about these.

Activities: There are are all sorts of activities available in the area, hiring electric bikes, boat/fishing trips, horse riding, shooting and much more.

Shopping: We have our own very well stocked farm shop in the village.

There are a variety of supermarkets, Bridport - Morrisons, Lidl and Waitrose.

Axminster - Tescos.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
If you are booking more than 6 weeks in advance we require a payment of one third of the rental cost. If it is less than six weeks in advance we require payment in full.

Changeover Day:
Camelia Cottage - Friday
Dairy Cottage - Saturday

Notes on prices:
All rentals include Wifi, linen, towels, heating and wood for the fire in Winter

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.