Harcombe House - Ware

Harcombe Bottom, nr. Lyme Regis


Property Reference: DTM
  • Sleeps4
  • Pets0
  • Bedrooms1
  • Grade4 Star rating
Exterior Swimming pool Living room Double bedroom Kitchen 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

  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Garden / PatioGarden / Patio
  • Games RoomGames Room
  • HighchairHighchair
  • Rural LocationRural Location
  • WifiWifi
  • Swimming PoolSwimming Pool
  • Car Parking AvailableCar Parking Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • Heritage CollectionHeritage Collection

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. Living room with sofa-bed (for +2) and large windows overlooking garden. Two steps to modern kitchen/dining room. Two steps to double bedroom. Shower room with walk-in shower and toilet.

  • High chair
  • Video
  • Microwave
  • 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 were very pleased with the cottage, it had everything there, swimming pool was good and very clean. You couldn’t ask for more. Location was perfect. We enjoyed it so much we have booked for the xmas week. Very good for children. See you soon Lol!!! Nov 2012.
  2. Located just a couple of miles from Lyme Regis this homely property is nestled in acres of trees and fields. Ideal for exploring Dorset and South Devon. Our daughter , son in law and five grandchildren stayed in the adjoining property. An ideal family holiday for us all. June 2012.
  3. A really great choice for a family. The indoor pool makes a great wet weather option. The grounds are extensive, beautiful and well kept(the photos don’t do it justice). We would happily return here for another holiday. Aug 2011.
  4. Lovely pool, Lovely location, very thoughtful owners who left us milk and biscuits and provide sports equipment. June 2011.
  5. The use of the communal lounge/games room and the pool. All flats were well equipped and met our needs. Nov 2011.
  6. Well positioned for exploring the Dorset coast, beautiful garden surroundings. June 2010.
  7. Perfect location, size and furnished; I can only strong recommend the accommodation for everybody. May 2010.
  8. Access to all facilities. May 2010.
  9. Nice location. Well equipped accommodation and set in pleasant grounds. May 2010.
  10. Cosy warm and a good layout just right for two people. April 2010.
  11. Everything was lovely, clean, tidy, comfortable. Friendly hosts, free milk and cookies. Beautiful surroundings. April 2010.
  12. Just lovely - great location, great facilities, does exactly what it says on the tin! Sept 2009.
  13. Take time to explore in and around Lyme Regis; it’s a neat place to be! June 2009.
  14. A very well equipped place. Extras such as trampoline, games room, swimming pool and big TV made the holiday even better than we had expected. June 2009.
  15. Suitable for 2 people, quiet and well-appointed. July 2009.
  16. Great swimming pool. July 2009.
  17. The whole facility was to a high specification and well maintained. The space around the property gave a relaxing feel to the place with woodland walks available. June 2009.
  18. A lovely place for young families, with pleasant rooms, a great swimming pool and a quiet rural setting. Very pleasant flat, nice garden view. July 2009.
  19. We were made very welcome. The manager is rightly proud of the property and sharing it with us. We were very lucky with some excellent weather and love the area and the scenery and facilities it had to offer. May 2009.
  20. Lovely cottage in beautiful grounds, swimming pool available for use. Very well equipped and comfortable. Perfect location for exploring countryside and coast. Owners friendly and helpful. Aug 2009.
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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..
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    7. Depending on popularity and property availability, this offer may be extended or withdrawn.

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