The Old Radar Station

Charmouth, Dorset
The exterior of The Old Radar Station, Dorset
The sitting room at The Old Radar Station, Dorset
The dining room at The Old Radar Station, Dorset
The kitchen at The Old Radar Station, Dorset
The double bedroom at The Old Radar Station, Dorset
The bunk room at The Old Radar Station, Dorset
The bathroom at The Old Radar Station, Dorset
The outdoor seating at The Old Radar Station, Dorset
A view of Golden Cap near The Old Radar Station, Dorset
The surrounding area near The Old Radar Station, Dorset
The exterior of The Old Radar Station, Dorset The sitting room at The Old Radar Station, Dorset The dining room at The Old Radar Station, Dorset The kitchen at The Old Radar Station, Dorset The double bedroom at The Old Radar Station, Dorset The bunk room at The Old Radar Station, Dorset The bathroom at The Old Radar Station, Dorset The outdoor seating at The Old Radar Station, Dorset A view of Golden Cap near The Old Radar Station, Dorset The surrounding area near The Old Radar Station, Dorset

At-a-glance details

  • Guests 6
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Preferred changeover day Flexible
  • Minimum stay 3 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 2
  • Reference GSW005

About The Old Radar Station

Stay on England’s spectacular natural World Heritage Site, The Golden Cap, in this restored radar station.

Starting life in 1961 as an MOD radar station, The Old Radar Station offers a remote hideaway for a group of six. Walkers, activity groups or large families alike will delight over its location, high on Stonebarrow Hill overlooking Lyme Bay and the Golden Cap.

You’ll be in perfect walking territory, with 25 miles of footpaths through the countryside and headlands of the Golden Cap right from your doorstep. From here you’ll be able to loop onto the South West Coast Path and hike further along the Dorset coastline. Or stay local and relax on Charmouth’s beach, which is only a 30 minute walk downhill. 

Why book with us?

  • Unrivalled locations
  • Free entry to our places
  • Award-winning customer service
  • Help us care for nature, beauty and history

Our Covid promise

  • Postpone or refund with no admin fee
  • Enhanced cleaning regime
  • Discover more about our Covid promise

Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair not available
  • Microwave available
  • Fridge available
  • Freezer available
  • Dishwasher available
  • Washing machine available
  • Tumble dryer not available
  • Telephone not available
  • Television not available
  • DVD not available
  • WiFi* available
  • Open fire / wood burner not available
  • Garden available
  • BBQ available

Accessibility

Not accessible

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Layout

  • Ground floor

    Entrance hall, cloak room with WC, dining room with one large table and benches, sitting room, well equipped kitchen, one bedroom with a 4'6" double  and a bunk room with two sets of two bunk beds, communal shower room with two showers and WC.

Notes for guests

Access: The accessibility guide is for guidance only. For up to date photos, please see the images on the webpage.

Heating: Night storage heaters with supplementary fan heaters in the bedrooms, kitchen and bathroom.

Bed linen and towels: Bed linen, duvets, pillows and towels are provided.

Parking: Parking is available for four cars outside of the perimeter fence to the front of the bunkhouse, 10 metres from the door. It is possible to unload/load immediately outside the bunkhouse entrance.

Garden: The garden has picnic tables and barbecue. Please note that when the adjoining shop is open during the day the public have access to the garden.  Whilst we accept dogs at this cottage, please note the garden is not enclosed.

Wifi: We are pleased to provide free WiFi at this cottage which is supported by BT. Please note that intermittent connection problems can sometimes occur so it should not be relied upon.

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About the Acorn rating

To help find the best cottage for you, we have created our own quality rating system for our holiday cottages called the Acorn rating. Ranging from 1-5 Acorns, the rating gives you an indication of a property’s facilities, fixtures and fittings, with five being the highest quality level.

The Acorn rating is not connected to any other industry rating system that may be used for holiday cottages and is only to be used as a guide that covers location, style of interior and the facilities you may be looking for. We do not set our cottage pricing based on the Acorn rating we have given a cottage as all our cottages are of an individual nature. Therefore, we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice. In addition, some of our cottages are curated to be sympathetic to their time period. This means that they might not have all of the aspects of modern living, but impress in so many other ways.

1 Acorn: simple living accommodation with basic furniture and fixtures fit for purpose and clean. Running water and a toilet are provided. There could be some limitations to heating and washing facilities – details of these will be stated clearly on the cottage's webpage. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied with a few exceptions (stated on the cottage's webpage). Facilities for basic catering and living are provided. In general, a 1 Acorn cottage does not have WiFi.

2 Acorn: a mid-quality range of furniture and fittings. Bathroom facilities are basic or there may be a high number of guests to bathroom ratio depending on the size of the cottage. Very few 2 Acorn cottages have WiFi and the kitchen white goods and washing facilities are basic. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied in all 2-5 Acorn cottages.

3 Acorn: a good, standard offer. Generally it is correctly proportioned for the number of guests but could have a few compromises, for example a small kitchen, or a lower bathroom to guest ratio. The variety of white goods available will be better than a 2 Acorn cottage.

4 Acorn: these cottages have more premium furniture, fittings and lighting. Additionally the ratio of bathrooms to guests is likely to be higher, and the bathrooms would be more likely to have separate and spacious showers instead of showers over baths.

5 Acorn: a luxury accommodation offer with very few limiting factors. This is the highest offer available. It is well-equipped and has spacious facilities throughout the cottage or is set within an extraordinary location or building. The furniture is of a high standard, and has real comfort for modern living.

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