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Joan's Cottage

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7 Nights  

  • £450  to  £790

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Short Breaks From

  • £95 p/night
    (3 night min all year)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    2 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    3 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    2 Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access

    Ground floor

  • Beach Nearby

About Joan's Cottage

Joan's Cottage is a charming period cottage in the pretty village of Charmouth on the Jurassic Coast, a designated UNESCO World Heritage site and a favourite year-round holiday destination. The property is ideal for couples, small families or friends as it sleeps four people with two bedrooms and two bathrooms, all within walking distance of the beach, cafes, shops and The George pub. Everything you need for a fantastic holiday is on the doorstep, including miles of stunning coastal walks.

Charmouth has lots to offer visitors. Although quieter than neighbouring Lyme Regis, it is no less beautiful. The seafront has a timeless charm with its colourful wooden beach huts that line the sandy shore. It never really feels busy or crowded, even on the hottest summer's day, while in winter you may find you're the only person on the beach. Charmouth is one of the best places along the UK coast to find fossils. Stop by the Charmouth Heritage Centre to find out about the fascinating geological composition of the cliffs and how to find fossils safely.

Lyme Regis is two miles away. You can cycle there or walk along the South West Coast Path if you'd rather not drive. It has a wide variety of places to eat and drink, as well as the beautiful Cobb harbour (used as a backdrop by Jane Austen in "Persuasion"), a lovely sandy beach, an excellent local museum, independent shops, and a full calendar of fun events.

You're ideally based for exploring the Devon and Dorset coasts and countryside when you stay at Joan's Cottage. Find a new beach to sun yourself on every day. Marvel at the beauty of places like Durdle Door. Go surfing, swimming, paddle boarding and coasteering. Jump on your bike and explore the Axe Valley or the Blackdown Hills. Discover pretty villages with friendly country pubs and panoramic views. Go shopping in Taunton and Exeter. Go beach or river fishing, play golf, or take a guided pony trek. There are stately homes and National Trust properties, beautiful gardens and quiet country lanes. Whatever time of the year you visit, you'll always find something wonderful to see and do.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Ruth Fuge joined Independent Cottages in March 2017


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Amenities / Facilities

  • Beach Nearby
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Pub Nearby
  • Golf Nearby
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • WiFi

Location (Dorset)

Accommodation Comprises:

Joan's Cottage is a terraced property with accommodation over two levels. It is nearly 400 years old and has lots of charm and character (and the odd wonky corner!)


  • Light-filled sitting room with an electric flame-effect log burner in the fireplace. It has a sofa and a wing backed armchair, a TV, and a variety of books. The cottage has WiFi throughout. Although living space is not completely open plan, there is a window in the wall between the sitting room and the kitchen, to ensure both spaces benefit from lots of natural light all day long.
  • Kitchen/diner with fitted cupboards well stocked with crockery, glasses, pots, pans and utensils for self-catering. The table seats four people. The owner thoughtfully provides a welcome basket with fresh bread, tea, coffee, milk and sugar so that you can immediately put the kettle on and settle in.
  • Bedroom with a small double bed, and bedside tables with reading lights. There is also a wardrobe with drawers so you can unpack and feel at home.
  • Shower room with a walk-in shower, WC and a handbasin.


  • Master bedroom with a double bed, bedside tables with reading lights, and proper storage. The ensuite has a shower, WC and a handbasin.

Outside: The cottage has a deck with garden furniture and a parasol. It also has private parking - a big bonus in summer!

Additional Information: Utilities, WiFi, bed linen and bath towels are included. Guests to provide beach towels if they are required. One or two well-behaved dogs are welcome. Short breaks are possible depending on availability. Smoking is not allowed indoors.

Joan's Cottage Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms (2 Doubles)
2 dogs welcome
Ground floor accommodation
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £450
To £790
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1297 441222 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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Ruth Fuge
Member Since March 2017

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Joan's Cottage 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 17th November 2021
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