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Lyme Regis is situated on Dorset's dramatic Jurassic Coast and is the perfect cottage holiday location for exploring this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Often called the 'Pearl of Dorset', Lyme Regis is well-known for its beautiful coastal views, historic 14th century old town, harbour and excellent beaches. The town is situated in West Dorset close to the Devon border and is ideally placed for exploring both these counties and of course the spectacular Jurassic Coast. Guided fossil walks are available which will explain why the area has gained World Heritage status for its geological importance, or for a bit of fun with the kids join the Smugglers' Trail.

Combine a relaxing holiday on the beach with great days out; for example follow in the footsteps of Jane Austin and the characters of her novel Persuasion, take a look around River Cottage HQ or pay a visit to Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's restaurant in nearby Axminster. Maybe see the filming locations for the film 'The French Lieutenant's Woman' or visit the Marine Aquarium.

The area's has clean, safe beaches which attract windsurfers and water skiers, leisure boat trips and sea angling trips are available, and there's easy access to beautiful coastal walks following the South West Coastal Path and at the National Nature Reserve at Undercliff.

For accommodation see our selection of Lyme Regis holiday cottages.

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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Waverley Ref: B6856

In the heart of the famous, picturesque seaside resort of Lyme Regis, tucked away in the town’s quaintest and oldest lane, just a 5 minute walk from the sea, its sandy beach and the harbour setting, featured in the films ‘The French Lieutenant’s Woman’ and ‘Persuasion’. This pretty semi-detached holiday cottage, set close to the town centre is an excellent holiday home to enjoy the sandy beach, the spectacular views from the Cobb, fishing, boating, fossil hunting, swimming and scenic walks along the dramatic Jurassic Coast line and visit seaside resorts including Beer, Branscombe, Charmouth and Eype. Visit the historic houses and gardens of Mapperton House or the Swannery, Tropical Gardens at Abbotsbury, Pecorama, Seaton tramway and the Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary. Shops, pubs and restaurants 50 yards.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with toilet.

Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity and bed linen included. Travel cot. TV (Freeview). DVD. CD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Small enclosed garden, patio, furniture. No smoking.

WAS
NOW
£274-£811
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Admiral’s View Ref: 19411

In the seaside resort of Lyme Regis, on the World Heritage Coast, this terraced house is well-equipped and presented and enjoys excellent sea views over Lyme. It is an Ideal holiday location for exploring this fascinating resort with its famous cob. Enjoy fishing, swimming, boating, sailing and golf, or some wonderful scenic walking, perhaps to the top of Golden Cap, with its magnificent views over the south coast. Shop and pub 1/2 mile.

Ground floor: Living room with French doors/dining room/kitchen with wooden floor. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet (can also be accessed from hall), 1 bunk. Second floor: 1 twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Enclosed lawned garden with decked patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

WAS
NOW
£288-£891
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0

"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.

All on the ground floor. Living room with rugs on wooden floor. Dining hall with rugs on wooden floor. Compact kitchen with tiled floor. Double bedroom. Shower room and toilet. First floor: Twin bedroom with sloping ceiling.

  • 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

WAS
NOW
£285-£1089
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0

"In rich rolling acres of natural grounds – just a riverside walk from the beach and sea . . ."

Just a mile or so from the beach and picturesque harbour at Lyme Regis, this attractive cluster of individually owned holiday cottages enjoys a peaceful setting in an area of exceptional natural beauty. Skilfully converted from a range of lovely old stone barns, they are surrounded by acres of pastures with abundant wildlife, including deer and badgers. Fitted and furnished to comfortable standards throughout, each holiday cottage is independently owned and has its own sunny patio at the front with peaceful and uninterrupted views over a picturesque pond and the countryside beyond. A lovely riverside walk leads to historic Lyme Regis, passing through wonderful countryside with no roads to mar the views. The rolling farmland scenery is easily enjoyed via the 28-mile network of local footpaths and bridleways, including the World Heritage Dorset Coastal Path (½ mile) and its spectacular Jurassic coast.
Accessible within 4 minutes by car or via a walk over fields and along the riverbank, Lyme Regis is one of England’s most memorable small towns. It is famous as the setting for both the story and film of The French Lieutenant’s Woman, with its harbour bright with boats, streets of elegant colour-washed buildings, lofty cliffs and a great sweep of sea. Inns, restaurants and a choice of shops can be found amongst the town’s attractive jumble of narrow streets, and it is a notable water sports centre. Motor boats can be hired, and there are fishing trips, a sailing school and club, and a wind-surfing school. There is also a sports complex at Axminster (4 miles) which offers swimming and other facilities. For nature lovers, the area has some of the most diverse scenery in the country: Lyme Bay sweeps round from the National Nature Reserve on the Dowlands Cliffs in an uninterrupted arc along the huge bank of shingle that is Chesil Beach, all the way to the limestone slab of the Isle of Portland. The 626-ft Golden Cap, is a breathtaking viewpoint and part of a lovely 2,000-acre NT estate, it is the highest point on England’s south coast, which is a World Heritage Site. An easy drive to Bridport, Honiton, Sidmouth, Exeter and Dorchester. For families there are many lovely beaches close at hand, and a theme park (Crealy Park) near Exeter. Lyme Regis golf course is within half a mile and visitors are welcome to use the golf course, or to simply visit their bar and restaurant. Each cottage has a comprehensive information folder giving details of local pubs, restaurants, shops, walks, excursions and includes many interesting facts about Lyme Regis and finding fossils along the Jurassic coast. Shops 1 mile.

Morse Cottage (DJM) and Marple Cottage (DJL) with their old world charm offer very similar and comfortable accommodation. They each have a stable door entrance into a cosy beamed living room with electric woodburner, dining area and well-equipped kitchen. First floor: Attractive double bedroom with beams and sloping ceiling. Large bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Electricity and NSH included
  • Cot
  • Widescreen Freesat TV/DVD
  • Selection of board games
  • Washer/dryer
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • No smoking

  • Electric woodburner included
  • Bed linen included
  • High chair
  • Microwave
  • Private patios and furniture
  • Shared grounds
  • Parking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Pond in grounds

WAS
NOW
£220-£817
Shortlist
Grade 0 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0

In the heart of the popular seaside resort of Lyme Regis, and only 250 yards from the seafront, this character Grade ll listed Great House offers two wonderful apartments which can be booked independently or together (interconnecting door). This period property has been restored retaining many original features, and has been furnished and decorated to a very good standard. The Chatham (ref 30164) is on three floors, with the living accommodation on the first and second floor and has the most stunning views from the living room and large decked terrace, ideal for wining and dining, all the way down the Chesil Beach and Heritage Coast to Portland. The Mitford (ref 30165) on the ground floor and first floor, has a small patio area out the front and retains some lovely features of this historic house. Visitors can park, which is prime in Lyme Regis, in the outside gated courtyard. From the doorstep, guests can be in the thriving heart of this picturesque town, with a short walk to the sandy beach and harbour, or spend pleasant evenings strolling along the famous Cobb taking in one of the many restaurants and pubs. The children will love the opportunity to do some fossil hunting, crabbing, boating, swimming or fishing, or for all the family wandering around the local shops in this quaint town. The whole of the famous World Heritage Coast beckons, from Exmouth to the west and Weymouth and Portland to the east, then visit West Bay, scene of the TV series Broadchurch, the Craft Centre at Broadwindsor, many family attractions at Weymouth or perhaps some great scenic coastal walking, maybe to the top of Golden Cap with its panoramic views and a call into the local pub. Shop, pub and restaurant 50 yards.

Ground floor: Living room with oak floor. Dining room/kitchen with stone floor. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin (zip and link, can be 6ft double). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Gas underfloor central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/iPod dock. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Large enclosed courtyard. Patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

WAS
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£231-£891
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2

In a fine location in the scenic Marshwood Vale, midway between the popular and picturesque seaside resort of Lyme Regis and Bridport, on the famous World Heritage Jurassic Coast and only 3 miles from the quaint seaside resort of Charmouth, these three holiday cottages, situated on a working beef farm, offer comfortable accommodation and a great location to enjoy the best of West Dorset. Stable Cottage, (ref 14804) is a detached honey coloured cottage looking out over the courtyard, Foxglove, (ref 25230) comprises of a single storey barn conversion with a couple of steps up to the living/dining room/kitchen and 2nd bedroom, and Bluebell Cottage (ref 26933) is split-level 3 floor accommodation; and all of these holiday properties can be booked independently or together. All have a small patio area. There is wonderful scenic walking from the doorstep into the Marshwood Vale and on the coast some stunning scenery overlooking the whole of Lyme Bay from Portland down to Torquay and, not for the faint hearted, walking up to the top of Golden Cap - the highest point on England’s South coast with breath taking views. Guests can enjoy this beautiful stretch of coast, taking in some fossil hunting, boating, swimming, and golf nearby. Explore the many little seaside resorts such as West Bay, Eype, Sidmouth, Beer and Seaton and in particular Lyme Regis with its traditional harbour, famous Cob and variety of little shops. Further afield within easy driving is Weymouth with its Blue Flag sandy beach, Sealife centre, Time Walk and many other family attractions or going west, days out at Exeter with its cathedral, catacombs, shops and restaurants. Going inland explore this pleasant part of Dorset, taking in Beaminster, Broadwindsor, and Forde Abbey and Gardens. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

Convector heaters by £1 meter. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Pets free of charge.

All properties: Electricity by £1 meter. Bed linen included. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room. Patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack.

WAS
NOW
£185-£606
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0

"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), rugs on wooden floor and French door to garden. Dining room. Modern fitted kitchen area with tiled floor. First floor: Two double bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bunk bedroom. Bathroom with shower attachment 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

WAS
NOW
£402-£1409
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1

Nestling in a tranquil location on the Devon/Dorset border, this well-presented single-storey barn conversion is set within the 40 acres of the owner’s home, which was the setting for The French Lieutenant’s Woman. It lies ½ mile from the popular medieval port of Lyme Regis with picturesque harbour known as the Cobb. Wonderful scenic walking abounds, with the South West Coastal Path just 500 yards away. Shop and pub ½ mile.

Large open-plan beamed living room with wood-burning stove, oak floor, and large well-equipped beamed kitchen/dining room with oak floor. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite shower room with toilet. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
  • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
  • Full gas central heating included (October-April £20 per week)
  • TV
  • DVD (small library)
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Large enclosed lawned garden and patio with furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 3 cars)
  • Secure cycle store
  • Ground floor facilities
  • No smoking

WAS
NOW
£420-£1343
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Marbles Ref: DAAA

This well-presented Grade II holiday home lies in 350 acres of rolling countryside of a 19th-century estate. Just ½ mile from the World Heritage Jurassic Coast and 2½ miles from the resort of Lyme Regis, with its Cobb, harbour and beach. The estate also boasts its own private, pebbled beach, accessed via the renowned Undercliff on the South West Coast Path, making Marbles the perfect location for enjoying coastal and countryside walks. The Donkey Sanctuary, Seaton Electric Tramway, and Bicton Gardens are also within easy reach. Shops and pubs within 4 miles.

Large living/dining room with wooden floor and kitchen area. Spiral stairs to first floor: Two bedrooms: Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over bath shower and toilet.

  • Electricity, gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD
  • Stereo/CD
  • iPod dock
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Wi-fi
  • Cobbled courtyard with furniture
  • 350-acre grounds
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

WAS
NOW
£285-£1095
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
5
Pets
0

With exclusive use of a superb indoor heated swimming pool, this spacious property offers well-equipped holiday accommodation, just 1½ miles from the sea and the picturesque harbour town of Lyme Regis. With a large secluded garden (south-facing with lovely views), it boasts a tranquil yet convenient location, just a stroll away from Uplyme village green (with playground and tennis court) and friendly village pub and post office. This is an ideal base from which to explore the beaches and spectacular footpaths along the World Heritage coastline.
In Lyme Regis you can visit the Dinosaur Museum, working watermill, small theatre and cinema, or simply enjoy the winding streets of the old quarter, with its numerous shops, restaurants and cafes. The Cobb, surrounding the ancient harbour, is famous for its literary connections, featuring in both Jane Austen’s Persuasion and John Fowle’s novel and film The French Lieutenant’s Woman. There is no end of interesting places within easy reach by car: go fossil hunting on Charmouth beach, take the miniature train at Beer or tram at Seaton, explore Thomas Hardy’s Casterbridge (Dorchester), or pay a visit to Forde Abbey and a host of NT sites. Outdoor activities to be enjoyed locally include walking amid this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, golf, sailing, horse riding, fishing and bird-watching. Shops and pub ½ mile.

Large living room with wood-burning stove and two sets of French doors to terrace. Spacious well-equipped kitchen with granite worktops/dining room with natural slate floor. Separate utility/kitchenette. Cloakroom with toilet. Games room with table football, Playstation, Wii, 2/X-box and glazed doors to swimming pool. Step to two double bedrooms, each with beamed, vaulted ceiling and en-suite shower room with toilet; one with 6ft bed, and one with 6ft zip & link bed on ground level plus two guest beds (for +2) accessed via ladder with stairgate. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft mahogany four-poster bed. Two twin bedrooms. Family bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove – fuel included
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Cots
  • High chairs
  • 47’’ widescreen TV (satellite, Teletext)
  • Additional FreeviewTV for Playstation and Wii
  • Video
  • DVD
  • Small library of books/videos/games
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Pay-as-you-go mobile phone
  • Large enclosed garden with patio, furniture and play equipment
  • Barbecue
  • Parking/garage (for 6 cars)
  • Indoor heated swimming pool (24ft x 13ft)
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

WAS
NOW
£914-£2841
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
3
Pets
2
Seabiscuit Ref: DZY

In the heart of the Rousdon Estate (one of the great Victorian estates in Britain and formerly a public school), Seabiscuit is 1/2 mile from the World Heritage Jurassic Coastline and the Dorset Coastal Path. This corner stable courtyard cottage adjacent to the mansion, is well presented and lovingly restored, and offers excellent accommodation. Stunning scenic walking can be enjoyed along the coast, as well as amongst the rolling hills on the many miles of local countryside footpaths. Guests have the freedom to explore the walks on this 350-acre estate and anyone with a taste of adventure can walk down the steep pathway to the estate’s private beach and nature reserve, spend time fossil hunting or simply relax in this wonderful location. Within easy driving, just 21/2 miles away, is the popular seaside resort of Lyme Regis, famous for its role in the film The French Lieutenant’s Woman, with its pretty Cobb, beach and shops. Popular for visits are the towns of Seaton, Sidmouth, Bridport and the quaint villages of Branscombe and Beer. Axminster has a sports complex offering swimming and various other facilities. There are also many attractions to visit and historic houses such as Forde Abbey and Gardens, and Loughwood Meeting House. Shop and hotel restaurant/bar ¼ mile.

Large living room with open fire, French doors and wooden floor. Large well-equipped kitchen/dining room with tiled floor. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed, balcony with views and en-suite bathroom with roll-top bath, double shower and toilet. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite shower room with toilet. Twin bedroom with additional single bed (for +1), TV and en-suite shower room with toilet.

  • Open fire - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, gas, full gas central heating (underfloor in living room and dining room/kitchen), bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Two Freeview TVs
  • DVD (small library)
  • Radio/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Telephone-incoming and local calls only
  • Large lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • 360-acre natural woodland
  • Ample parking
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Unfenced pond in grounds

WAS
NOW
£631-£1931
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0

"In rich rolling acres of natural grounds – just a riverside walk from the beach and sea . . ."

Just a mile or so from the beach and picturesque harbour at Lyme Regis, this attractive cluster of individually owned holiday cottages enjoys a peaceful setting in an area of exceptional natural beauty. Skilfully converted from a range of lovely old stone barns, they are surrounded by acres of pastures with abundant wildlife, including deer and badgers. Fitted and furnished to comfortable standards throughout, each holiday cottage is independently owned and has its own sunny patio at the front with peaceful and uninterrupted views over a picturesque pond and the countryside beyond. A lovely riverside walk leads to historic Lyme Regis, passing through wonderful countryside with no roads to mar the views. The rolling farmland scenery is easily enjoyed via the 28-mile network of local footpaths and bridleways, including the World Heritage Dorset Coastal Path (½ mile) and its spectacular Jurassic coast.
Accessible within 4 minutes by car or via a walk over fields and along the riverbank, Lyme Regis is one of England’s most memorable small towns. It is famous as the setting for both the story and film of The French Lieutenant’s Woman, with its harbour bright with boats, streets of elegant colour-washed buildings, lofty cliffs and a great sweep of sea. Inns, restaurants and a choice of shops can be found amongst the town’s attractive jumble of narrow streets, and it is a notable water sports centre. Motor boats can be hired, and there are fishing trips, a sailing school and club, and a wind-surfing school. There is also a sports complex at Axminster (4 miles) which offers swimming and other facilities. For nature lovers, the area has some of the most diverse scenery in the country: Lyme Bay sweeps round from the National Nature Reserve on the Dowlands Cliffs in an uninterrupted arc along the huge bank of shingle that is Chesil Beach, all the way to the limestone slab of the Isle of Portland. The 626-ft Golden Cap, is a breathtaking viewpoint and part of a lovely 2,000-acre NT estate, it is the highest point on England’s south coast, which is a World Heritage Site. An easy drive to Bridport, Honiton, Sidmouth, Exeter and Dorchester. For families there are many lovely beaches close at hand, and a theme park (Crealy Park) near Exeter. Lyme Regis golf course is within half a mile and visitors are welcome to use the golf course, or to simply visit their bar and restaurant. Each cottage has a comprehensive information folder giving details of local pubs, restaurants, shops, walks, excursions and includes many interesting facts about Lyme Regis and finding fossils along the Jurassic coast. Shops 1 mile.

Five easy steps to entrance of this cottage, which accommodates a larger family. Open-plan living/dining room and fitted galley-style kitchen area with tiled floor. Conservatory with electric wood-burning stove and superb country views. Double bedroom with additional single bed (for +1). Shower room with double shower cubicle and toilet. First floor: Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Single bedroom.

  • Electricity, NSH and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • Satellite TV/DVD (small library)
  • Stereo/CD
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • No smoking

  • Electric woodburner included
  • Bed linen included
  • High chair
  • Microwave
  • Private patios and furniture
  • Shared grounds
  • Parking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Pond in grounds

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£384-£1348
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