Chico Cottage is a 4 star Gold property, situated in Morcombelake, a small hillside village in West Dorset between Bridport and Lyme Regis, 1 mile inland from the World Heritage Jurassic Coast.
This beautiful little cottage, parts of which date back to the 18th Century, is tucked away in a quiet spot on the southern slope of Hardown Hill and looks out over rolling hills down to Golden Cap (the highest cliff on the south coast of England) and the sea.
Sympathetically renovated and refurbished to a very high standard, the property has much character and charm and boasts oak beams, a large inglenook fireplace with wood and coal burning stove, oak doors, oak and terracotta floors. An attractive, terraced garden to the rear includes a delightful sundeck and sunhouse which take advantage of the south facing position and fabulous views.
The surrounding hills, countryside and coastline are a haven for walkers with many footpaths and bridleways and with spectacular views of Golden Cap, the coast and Portland. The whole area is classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and significant tracts are owned by the National Trust. The South West Coast Path is within a few minutes walk of the cottage and beaches at Charmouth and Chideock are about 2 miles away.
There is a regular bus service within a 5 minutes walk, going to Charmouth, Lyme Regis and Axminster to the west and to Bridport, Dorchester and Weymouth to the east. There is a small general store and Post Office in the village, together with a farm shop serving light refreshments and the well known Moore's biscuit shop. Further shops, pubs and eating places are available in Charmouth, Chideock and further afield in Lyme Regis and Bridport.
Chico Cottage provides a high quality, wonderfully relaxing country retreat for couples, set in beautiful countryside close to the West Dorset World Heritage Coast, the port and town of Lyme Regis and the market town of Bridport.
Charmouth 2 miles, Lyme Regis 5 miles, Bridport 4 miles.
The cottage is accessed via a fairly narrow private lane and care must be exercised with larger vehicles.
A maximum of 1 dog is accepted.
Open plan lounge and dining room with oak beams, large inglenook fireplace, multi-fuel clearview stove and south facing bay window with extensive countryside views down to Golden Cap and the sea
Kitchen, fully fitted with view onto the rear terraced garden
Bed 1: Double bed, south facing bay window with extensive countryside views across to Golden Cap and the sea
Shower room: shower cubicle, w.c.
Patio in front of the cottage, south facing with bench and extensive views
Garden at rear with patio and furniture, steps up to lawn area with south facing sundeck, sunhouse and furniture, and extensive countryside views down to Golden Cap and the sea.
Parking for one car
Fuel for multi-fuel burner supplied
Linen and towels supplied - beds made up
HD SMART TV
BLU-RAY DVD PLAYER
MINI HI-FI STEREO SYSTEM WITH FM/AM RECEIVER
CD PLAYER & PLAYBACK VIA USB FOR iPOD
Electric fan oven
Microwave with grill
Nespresso coffee machine (capsules provided)
About the location
Bridport 2 miles. Lyme Regis 7 miles. West Bay 4 miles.
Morcombelake is a small village located on the A35 between Lyme Regis and Bridport, in touching distance of Golden Cap - the highest point on the south coast of England - and the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. Home to the famous 'Dorset Knob' biscuit, the village has a small store with post office and an excellent farm shop, Felicity's.
Nearby you will find the pretty seaside village of Seatown, with its excellent pub and great fossiling beach, which allows access to the walk along the coastal path, which affords spectacular views across the sparkling waters of Lyme Bay towards Portland, Chesil beach and the Dorset coast. A short drive east takes you to the ancient rope-making town of Bridport, and the harbour at West Bay, or venture west to visit the picturesque seaside resorts of Charmoith & Lyme Regis. An excellent holiday base from which to explore this scenic area.
Note: The cottage is accessed via a fairly narrow private lane and care must be exercised with larger vehicles.