Harcombe House - Shapwick

Harcombe Bottom, nr. Lyme Regis


Property Reference: DQP
  • Sleeps6
  • Pets0
  • Bedrooms3
  • Grade4 Star rating
Exterior Swimming pool Living room Kitchen Dining room Double bedroom Bunk bedroom Twin bedroom Shower room Garden Tennis court

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2 nights - mostly start on Fri or Sat
3 nights - must start on Fri

4 nights - must start on Mon
5 nights - 22nd or 29th Dec 2012 only.

This property may offer special 6 night duration on 28th June. Call us for booking details
This property may offer special 6 night duration on 28th June. Call us for booking details
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Property Features

  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Games RoomGames Room
  • WifiWifi
  • Swimming PoolSwimming Pool
  • Car Parking AvailableCar Parking Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine

Property Description

"An ancient landscape of rolling downs, sheltered valleys
and Iron Age forts, immortalised in Hardy’s writings ..."

Enjoying a truly tranquil position in the village of Harcombe Bottom, close to the popular resort of Lyme Regis, Harcombe House offers a variety of accommodation to suit all tastes and requirements. The house started life as a Victorian gentleman’s residence, and was later used as a boarding house for the local public school. Surrounded by 9-acre grounds, comprising gardens brimming with rhododendrons, well-tended lawns and shady woodland, each property is furnished to a good standard and enjoys shared use of an indoor swimming pool, hard tennis court and games room and well-equipped children’s playroom – making this an attractive choice for families. With sandy beaches, a host of seaside attractions, and beautiful countryside peppered with picture-postcard villages, all on the doorstep, Harcombe House truly is an ideal holiday location for exploring the delights of Dorset.
Just 2 miles distant lies Lyme Regis, setting for the TV adaptation of John Fowles’ novel A French Lieutenant’s Woman. Here colourful fishing vessels and pleasure craft line the pretty harbour, and a host of outdoor activities, such as fishing, boating, sailing and windsurfing tuition, and golf can be enjoyed. Superb coastal walks can be taken along the World Heritage Coast, with its stretches of fossil beaches to explore, and magnificent views to admire from Golden Cap – the highest point on England’s south coast at 626-ft high.
Nearby, Hardy Country beckons visitors to discover the rolling green pastures and pretty thatched villages made famous in his novels, while for a great family day out, the Georgian seaside town of Weymouth is within easy reach, offering in addition to its harbour and sandy beaches, a host of all-weather attractions, as well as several RSPB sanctuaries. Also well worth a day trip is the county town of Dorchester (20 miles), alias Hardy’s Casterbridge; offering a bustling market square, and some excellent shops and restaurants, Dorchester is also a great base from which to explore the impressive Maiden Castle rising up from the plains. Exeter is within easy driving distance, its skyline dominated by the distinctive monument of St Peter’s Cathedral. Other important historical buildings in the city include the 14th-century Guildhall, several ancient churches and the restored Quayside with its Custom House dating back to 1681. Another town well worth a visit is Weymouth, with many attractions for all the family. The Sea Life Park gives the opportunity to get close to sharks and rays, the Deep Sea Adventure tells the sobering story of the Titanic disaster and The Timewalk contains an entertaining and educational walk-through exhibition of Weymouth’s maritime and brewing past.
Nearby Sidmouth boasts nearly 500 buildings listed as having special historic or architectural interest, and in August the town hosts what many consider to be the country’s best folk festival at the beginning of August. Folk and roots artists from around the world as well as dance and theatre companies take over various venues in the eight-day event. The fishing village of Beer lies huddled within a small sheltered cove between gleaming white headlands. Much of the village remains unchanged since the time when it was a smugglers’ eyrie. With numerous stately homes and gardens to visit locally, including Abbotsbury Swannery and Tropical Gardens, ancient forts perched upon hilltops affording far-reaching views and a host of seaside towns, including Seaton (with its tramway) stretching along the coastline, there is something for everyone to enjoy in this part of the country. Shops ¾ mile.

Six steps to entrance. ‘Upside-down’ style accommodation. Ground floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bunk bedroom. Shower room and toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: Spacious living/dining room with rugs on wooden floor and kitchen area with tiled floor and door to garden. Bathroom and toilet.

  • Video
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer by meter reading
  • Dishwasher
  • Parking

  • Electricity, full oil central heating and bed linen included
  • Towel hire
  • Cot (except DQP)
  • TV
  • Shared laundry room with coin-operated washing machine and tumble dryer (except DCCQ)
  • Fridge/freezer (except DQM & DQL)
  • Wi-fi
  • Shared payphone (games room)
  • Gardens of 9 acres with woodland and furniture
  • No smoking
  • NB: Shallow fenced pond in woodland

SUPERB INDOOR AND OUTDOOR FACILITIES (AVAILABLE ALL YEAR ROUND)
* Indoor heated swimming pool (10m x 4.5m, max depth 1.35m) with shower and changing facilities (open everyday 10am–10pm)
* Sauna
* Hard tennis court
* Indoor games room with TV, video, table tennis, coin-operated pool table and seating area with wood-burning stove
* Children’s room with table football, small pool table, toys, books, games and videos

Customer Comments

Selected comment(s) from customers who have enjoyed staying at this property:
  1. We hired three cottages for a school reunion as it used to be the boys boarding house. We had a fantastic weekend reminiscing about the old days! All the cottages were nicely equipped and decorated. We will be booking again for the next reunion! Sept 2012.
  2. Beautiful location, clean well appointed apartment, would highly reccomend. Aug 2011.
  3. We found the property extremely suitable for our family of four adults and one 3-year old, particularly having two bathrooms/toilets. We all enjoyed the facilities provided, especially the indoor swimming pool - a real bonus. May 2011.
  4. It was warm tidy and a great deal of utilities on arrival eg. salt & pepper and even milk. Oct 2010.
  5. Well equipped, layout of property. Nov 2010.
  6. Indoor swimming pool; activity room; quiet, safe location for children. Aug 2010.
  7. Clean and tidy. June 2010.
  8. The accommodation had everything you needed for a family holiday. The house was situated on a large property which was great and safe for the kids to run around and play. We made great use of the trampoline, pool and the games room. I would definitely recommend it to any family looking to accommodation in that area. June 2010.
  9. Just the right size. Clean with what you needed. May 2010.
  10. We liked the gardens, the pool, the tennis court, the table tennis etc. We could perhaps have done with a few more things in the kitchen - particularly dinner knives, oven dishes and a tin opener that worked. April 2010.
  11. Comfortable and welcoming. Dec 2009.
  12. Shapwick is a lovely property. It provides enough space for a family of six with good facilities. Sept 2009.
  13. This is an ideal property in a lovely setting. Having the pool and tennis court was a real bonus and the extensive grounds a joy. June 2009.
  14. The accommodation was clean, spacious and warm. Feb 2009.
  15. Great accommodation - very clean and comfortable. Fantastic facilities on site and extremely helpful and accommodating owners. April 2008.
  16. Harcombe House is a very pleasantly presented and maintained property. Its location is ideal because it is close to the A35 for traveling to places, but feels remote and very peaceful because of its location on the edge of a valley. It is ideally situated to get to Lyme Regis and Charmouth in particular! It was marvelous having an airing cupboard, dishwasher and washer/dryer actually in our "cottage". April 2008.
  17. Excellent on-site facilities, accommodation was cosy, nicely decorated and comfortable. Children loved the topsy-turvy layout. Dec 2007.
  18. Superb facilities, lots to do. Would come here at any time of year. Oct 2006.
  19. The site was great for the holiday we wanted. Clean, welcoming and the facilities were perfect. May 2006.
  20. The facilities were excellent, especially for children, with lots of space to run around freely in. The playroom, which was a beautiful room, had lots of toys and videos for children. April 2006.
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    Low deposit only £25

    1. These terms and conditions should be read with the Booking Conditions and insurance information in our brochures or on our website. Especially note Sections 2, 4 and 7 of the Booking Conditions
    2. Offer applies only to bookings for 2014 which are booked before 13th April 2014.
    3. The low deposit payable under this offer is £25.
    4. Does not apply to properties that sleep 10 or more.
    5. The difference between the £25 low deposit and the usual deposit shown in our main brochure or website is payable with the balance payment, which we must receive no later than 8 weeks before your booking starts, or at the time of cancellation if you cancel your booking. This payment will include all applicable charges as detailed on your booking confirmation, including any insurance premiums and any Ferry costs. If payment is not received in full on time, we can treat your booking as cancelled by you for a non-refundable reason. If this happens, you will be responsible for cancellation charges (as shown in our main brochure or our website) including any deferred Booking Fee, Personal Travel Insurance and Ferry crossings that you have chosen to buy, all of which must be paid immediately..
    6. Not available with any other offer except offers featured in our main brochure.
    7. Depending on popularity and property availability, this offer may be extended or withdrawn.

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