Access Statement

Getting to The Abbots Retreat

There is a map of our location if you scroll down to the bottom of our contact page.

The nearest railway station is 6 miles away at Axminster on the London Waterloo to Exeter Line. There are hourly buses from the railway station which stop in The Street. The village itself is well served with regular buses, the X31 and the X53 though these do not run late in the evenings and there are fewer on Sundays. Our local Taxi firm in Charmouth is Floyds – 01297 560733.

The Abbots Retreat is in the heart of the village in the valley of the River Char. It is situated on the old main road through the village and the A35 bypasses the village. There is a short walk to the shops and a relatively level walk to the sea along Lower Sea Lane. There are 2 pubs, a fish and chip restaurant and a Bistro, and for general provisions there is a Nisa food store and a well supplied Newsagents.


We have a level car park to the rear of the building with a space for 1 car.

There is a short walk from the car park to the retreat through the level garden with 3 steps up.

The Building

The kitchen and downstairs bathroom have Vinyl flooring and the rest of the building is carpeted.

There is a step downstairs and the 2 bedrooms are both upstairs.

Both bathrooms have baths and the upstairs bathroom also has a large walk in shower.

There is a step into the main bedroom and also into the en-suite.