Harcombe House - Yawl Apartment

Harcombe Bottom, nr. Lyme Regis


Property Reference: DQK
  • Sleeps7
  • Pets0
  • Bedrooms4
  • Grade4 Star rating
Exterior Swimming pool Living room Kitchen Dining room Double bedroom Double 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

  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • 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.

Shared entrance hall, stairs to first floor entrance: Living room. Modern fitted kitchen/dining room. Two double bedrooms, one with 6ft bed. Single bedroom. Bunk bedroom with 2ft 6in beds (for +2 children only). Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Shower room and toilet.

  • 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 had a great weekend at Harcombe! Excellent accommodation - very spacious and comfortable. Even though it is described as a flat the property has its own entrance and is self-contained and private. The grounds, pool and games room are very well kept. The site is secluded with nice views while still being easily accessible for Lyme Regis and routes to other attractions. Nov 2012.
  2. A wonderful apartment, very spacious and very child friendly. Now the property has it’s own large downstairs entrance hall, there is loads of room to leave muddy boots, coats, buggys, roof boxes all downstairs, away from the rest of the living accommodation. The apartment itself was spacious, very clean, and well stocked. The swimming pool was lovely. Not huge, but plenty big enough for a good splash about, and great for children. There are loads of public footpaths surrounding the property, although we never explored them. Instead we made the most of the local seaside towns and villages - look out for the fish shops selling whatever was caught that day straight off the boats - Yum! March 2012.
  3. Exxcellent accommodation with all the home comforts. In a lovely tranquil setting. Dec 2011.
  4. Ideal for a 3 generation holiday and close to the sandy beach of Lyme Regis. Games room, trampoline & swimming pool were much appreciated by the children,although the pool could have been warmer. Nearby Pecorama at Seaton/Beer was an excellent day out! July 2011.
  5. Second visit to this location, lovely setting and the swimming pool was lovely. March 2011.
  6. Marvellous, welcoming, clean, comprehensive, wonderful facilities and gardens. Oct 2010.
  7. We liked the amount of space in the property and the fact that the furnishings were not too posh as we had young grandchildren with us. Aug 2010.
  8. We found the accommodation to be ideal for a family of mixed ages from 68 years -18 months. The large double room was well sound-proofed from the rest of the bedrooms, ideal for grandparents! We liked the simple furnishings and the feeling of space that the flat offered. We would certainly re-book if our numbers remain the same. July 2010.
  9. Set in beautiful countryside with excellent facilities ie tennis court, playroom, pool table and swimming pool. Harcombe house is suitable for all age groups. You can spend time relaxing in the grounds or swimming pool; and the accommodation has everything you need. May 2010.
  10. Very clean, nice spacious accommodation for 2 families. May 2010.
  11. The peaceful location is excellent and the added bonus of a swimming pool was very welcome. Despite the whole complex being full there was no sense of there being lots of people around. April 2010.
  12. The location was lovely, quiet with good quality furnishings and easy access to visit surroundings. Our apartment was spacious with plenty of space for 7 of us. The apartments for 4 were not so but adequate when so much other communal space provided. The owners were friendly, showed us around and although the apartments were all full we hardly saw any one and it was very quiet. We would gladly return. April 2010.
  13. Good to have the rooms all on one level. March 2010.
  14. Beautifully laid out, well equipped and warm! March 2010.
  15. Yawl was very clean, great size bedrooms, the flat was wonderful, we will definitely want to come again. Feb 2010.
  16. Great living space and immaculately presented. Feb 2010.
  17. A very well equipped and clean and tidy spacious flat. Jan 2010.
  18. Spacious and warm. Situated over the games room (not stated in the brochure) but this wasn’t a problem. Oct 2009.
  19. The property really suited our party, as we had 2 children under 2 yrs old. The flat is all on one level, so no dangers of stairs, and we were provided with highchairs and cots. The house also didn’t have any ’clutter’ (like ornaments) -great as we didn’t need to move them out of the kids way. The house itself was very child-friendly, with a childrens’ play room downstairs, a trampoline, and a swimming pool with playpen, changing table etc. Sept 2009.
  20. Swimming pool is a real bonus, especially after a hot day on the beach! May 2009.
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