Lower Sea Lane Charmouth
Nr Lyme Regis DT6 6LW
+44 (0)1297 560830 9:30am-9:00pm
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Situated in Charmouth on the Jurassic Coast just 2 miles from Lyme Regis, Hensleigh House Charmouth Hotel provides quality bed and breakfast, 300 metres from the famous fossil beach. The West Dorset coast is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, with spectacular scenery and a favourite for fossil hunters from beginners to professionals. Charmouth village centre with its pubs and restaurants is just a 3 minute walk.
The 8 comfortable rooms have flat screen televisions, en-suite bathrooms, free toiletries, hairdryers, and tea and coffee making facilities. Family rooms and family suites with connecting rooms are available. Free WiFi is available throughout.
We pride ourselves on providing clean, comfortable and friendly accommodation in a perfect location to explore the Dorset coast. Whether you normally stay in hotels or bed and breakfast, we are sure you will enjoy Hensleigh House.
A hearty English breakfast prepared with local fresh produce is served in the delightful conservatory, with cereals, fruit, fish and vegetarian options also available.
With the facilities of a small hotel such as a lounge, bar, sunny conservatory, and daily maid service, Hensleigh House offers more than just bed and breakfast. With a full automatic fire alarm, fire doors, correctly positioned extinguishers, CCTV and other requirements of a business of our size, we provide your family with the security you expect.
"Charmouth, with its high grounds and extensive sweeps of country, and still more, its sweet, retired bay, backed by dark cliffs, where fragments of low rock among the sands, make it the happiest spot for watching the flow of the tide, for sitting in unwearied contemplation"
Whether you want to search for Charmouth fossils on the beach, walk across Golden Cap and the hills to Seatown, or visit country houses and gardens such as Forde Abbey, West Dorset and the Jurassic Coast always has something to do.
Our sister web site www.westdorsetcoast.co.uk has ideas for all ages and interests. We also have our own Guide to Charmouth Fossils which also explains why we are part of the UKs only natural UNESCO World Heritage Site.
We were extremely lucky recently to find a section of Ichthyosaur vertebrae on Charmouth West Beach. It has now been renamed the 'Hensleighsaur' and is on display at Hensleigh House.
Why not stay in Charmouth? Famous for its Jurassic Coast fossils, and just 2 miles from Lyme Regis, Charmouth provides an ideal base from which to explore our beautiful coast. Hensleigh House has it's own car park and a level walk to the beach. Regular buses let you visit Lyme Regis without the need to fight for parking!
'spectacular', 'dramatic', 'ancient' 'time-travel' 'pretty' 'wildlife' 'It is without question one of my favourite places in Britain to visit', 'One of the joys of the Jurassic coast is an afternoon spent fossil-hunting at Charmouth'
Just a few of the words and phrases used by BBC Countryfile to describe the Jurassic Coast which stretches either side of Charmouth and Lyme Regis. Read the full article yourself for an overview of the wonderful scenery and pretty villages in this fantastic part of the United Kingdom.
We are pleased to be a business partner for the Jurassic Coast Trust, an independent registered charity which supports the delivery of science, conservation, arts, education and sustainable development programmes along the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. In particular the trust provides training for 'ambassadors' who help with providing education to school groups and the public. See jurassiccoast.org for more information.
Our family suites can be booked as double rooms at a reduced cost if booked direct. See our booking pages for details.
We are delighted to have received the Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence in each of our first two years. Thanks go to all our fabulous guests.