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Located adjacent to a nature reserve and the River Char,this beach chalet occupies a unique position on
Charmouth Beach, part of the Jurassic Coast - England's first natural World Heritage Site.
Charmouth in Dorset is the gateway to the Jurassic Coast, an ancient coastline of
dramatic cliffs, fossils and beautiful scenery. To the East, Golden Cap rises 617 feet above sea level and is the highest point on the South coast. Lyme Regis, 3 miles to the West of Charmouth, is on the Dorset/Devon border and is renowned for its 13th Century sea wall (the ‘Cob’) and as a popular holiday destination with its attractive high street and beautiful beaches.
Charmouth beach is unspoilt and is as dramatic in Winter as it is in Summer. The chalet is a year-round haven, originally used as public conveniences for West Dorset District Council - described as ‘a loo with a view’. It was converted in 2007 with planning consent from WDDC (given in 2002) for this current use, which states that the chalet “shall not be used either as a dwelling or overnight holiday accommodation, nor for ancillary sales or serving of food and/or drink’”.
The chalet itself is 3.5m x 5.5m and contains a living area, kitchenette and toilet. It sits in a garden compound of 11m x 9m, consisting of lower level patio area and upper level grass terraces with stunning southerly views over the beach and sea, and easterly views over the nature reserve (a ‘Site of Special Scientific Interest’) and River Char. The chalet is secure, and has double door access to allow safe storage of windsurfers, cycles, barbeque equipment etc. The upper terrace offers space for a small tent. Mains drainage, water and electricity are all connected. Parking is immediately adjacent to the chalet in a privately-owned car park (approx £2/day).