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Backlands Farmhouse

(Ref. 1149648)

Charmouth, Dorset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • weather (3)
  • well (3)
  • clean (3)
  • everything (3)
  • great (2)
  • fridge (2)

4 Customer Reviews

  • "The property was great ,with everything that we needed, we arrived in horrendous weather so to have milk in the fridge and the welcome pack which had lots of lovely things in for us to have a cup of tea,biscuits and fudge was very appreciated ."

    We would highly recommend Backlands Farmhouse . Thank you for a lovely stay Jackie &lloyd

    Reviewed by Jackie4.7May 2024

  • "All 4 party members comments mirrored my own."

    Very comfortable, spacious, extremely clean and well stocked. We would happily stay there again. We were lucky with the weather and enjoyed lunch and an afternoon on the garden relaxing. One of our party had a pacemaker, so he was banned from being in close range to the induction hob when in use.

    Reviewed by Stella5.0Apr 2024

  • "Fantastic property was as described, everything was clean and well provided for."

    Nice extra touch with a gift bag of provisions and milk in the fridge. Two things for improvement A. I would say provide larger towels for the shower as they were rather small :) B. The TV in the lounge is on the small side but I understand people are generally out and about

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Mar 2024

  • "Backlands Farmhouse with its own very convenient parking area is really well equipped, spacious, nicely decorated and very clean and the kitchen has pretty well everything a cook could need which was great."

    We feel the beds could have been bigger, they were too small for us but I think the photos did indicate they were probably only double. It would be nice to add a few cushions in the sitting room and a coffee table but the curtains and blind in the snug are beautifully made. Loo roll should be provided, we brought our own being seasoned holiday cottage takers, but appreciated the generous goody bag which was a treat, thank you. We used the village shops and bakery and the two pubs with their friendly staff and fires lit as the weather wasn't great. We had lunch at River Cottage Kitchen and Store, delicious and looked after by delightful staff and of course fab views. Athelhampton House - stunning - and inspiring guide at Thomas Hardy's Cottage. Poundbury and Tropical Gardens - interesting to see. A waik along the beach to Lyme Regis and The Cobb, coffee with the jovial barman at The Rock Point Inn and checked in with the fishmonger at the Wet Fish Shop in Lyme Regis. Obviously lots of lovely walks in the area and many more NT and other properties open later in the season so plenty to do. All in all a comfortable and relaxing slightly out of season Dorset break. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Candy4.4Mar 2024

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This property is part of the Lyme Bay Holidays collection.
Lyme Bay Holidays are a large, friendly, local agency established for over 40 years. Specialising in the area surrounding Lyme Regis on the Dorset and Devon border, they cover much of the World Heritage Coast as well as some stunning countryside and attractive market towns and villages.


  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/dining room
  • Utility room
  • Living room with woodburning stove
  • Snug
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Nespresso coffee machine, hairdryer
  • TV and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed rear garden with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 miles, pub 0.1 miles and beach 0.5 miles
  • Note: Pods not supplied for coffee machine
  • Note: This property does not accept children under 5 years of age
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 10am

The property

Backlands Farmhouse is a stylish and beautifully presented holiday cottage located in the heart of the popular seaside village of Charmouth on the UNESCO World Heritage Jurassic Coast.

Retaining many original and characterful features, this three-bedroom cottage has been renovated to a very high standard and provides excellent accommodation for up to 4 guests.

Situated only a short walk from the beach and shops this is a wonderful property for enjoying all that this coastal location has to offer.

Approached via a quiet lane tucked back from the main street, Backlands Farmhouse has two parking spaces with steps leading down to the garden and front entrance.

Full of stylish details and thoughtful personal touches throughout, the lounge gives a nod to the original history with a large inglenook fireplace and exposed beams with a wood burner giving the room a charming and cosy feel.

The separate snug offers a perfect spot for sitting with a book and enjoying your morning coffee.

A welcome pack is provided for your arrival and includes milk, tea and a selection of locally sourced produce and treats.

The spacious kitchen provides a social space for you to come together and enjoy mealtimes.

When the weather permits, the rear garden with terrace and table and chairs is the ideal spot for dining alfresco and making the most of this wonderful setting.

The three bedrooms, two doubles and a single room, are located on the first floor and offer flexible options when it comes to sleeping.

The family bathroom, with bath and shower over is located on this floor with an additional shower room located on the ground floor.

Perfect for a traditional seaside holiday, Charmouth boasts an unspoilt beach and superb coastal walks as well as a good range of village shops including well stocked convenience stores and an enticing village bakery.

For times when you prefer not to cook, the two village pubs are in walking distance serving food and the local Palmer’s ale.

Set at the mouth of the River Char, the beaches are a paradise with fossil hunters, and you can learn all about the areas rich geological history at the Heritage Coast centre, located on the seafront.

Neighbouring Lyme Regis is only a short car or bus ride away and offers a great day out with its beaches and famous Cobb harbour, the backdrop for many films and TV adaptations.

Here you will find a great selection of restaurants and visitor attractions including the Marine Aquarium, Lyme Regs Museum, and the Marine Theatre.

Other popular days out include Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove or Abbottsbury with its acclaimed sub-tropical gardens.

However you choose to while away the days in Dorset, Backlands Farmhouse is a truly splendid base to experience it all.

Sorry, this cottage does not accept children under 5 years of age

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About the location


Lyme Regis 2.5 miles; Axminster 5.5 miles; Bridport 6.5 miles.

Charmouth is an unspoilt seaside village, set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with a fantastic beach, world renowned for its fossils on the famous Jurassic Coast. Explore the South West Coastal path with beautiful countryside and coastal views. Lots of great walks around Golden Cap, Langdon Hill and Stonebarrow Hill. Lyme Regis has breath taking scenery, beautiful gardens and cobb wall around the harbour. Plenty to do and see with the beach, fishing, sailing, shops, restaurants, pubs, tearooms, museums, theatre and a fossil hunter's paradise.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas