Cottage / 4 bedrooms / sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Leys at Valley View Farm is a very high specification luxury barn conversion situated in the lovely village of Uplyme with spectacular views of the surrounding rolling hills. Leys has a dramatic beamed double height combined living / dining / kitchen area with feature woodburning stove. Large windows flood the property with light during the day and the arrangement of suspended lighting allows for atmospheric or bright lights in the evening. With four bath / shower rooms including a wet room, each bedroom has its own facilities and each has a modern finish; with three of the bedrooms being on the ground floor Leys may be the perfect choice for less able visitors. In addition there is ramp access. A patio area at the front of Leys is the perfect position in which to enjoy an alfresco meal and take in the breath-taking elevated views of the area, there is also an inner courtyard for more sheltered alfresco dining and another small terraced area with commanding views. The village of Uplyme has a petrol station / small supermarket selling basic provisions along with local produce. You may enjoy a walk from Leys to Lyme Regis, following the old river bed which takes approximately 30 minutes and, as the return is uphill, you may alternatively take a bus back. By car Lyme Regis town centre with its charming shops is around 5 minutes away. Do visit one of the specialist fossils shops and the acclaimed Town Mill bakery with its mouth-watering selection of patisseries. There are a variety of restaurants including the renowned Hix's Oyster and Fish House. The beach, adjacent to the town has a wide sandy expanse and is bordered by a selection of refreshment stalls. Leys is perfectly positioned to enjoy the views and air of the countryside, being situated by a Public Bridlepath and surrounded by a number of public footpaths, whilst being just a short way from the beach and town at Lyme Regis.

Leys is the perfect location to enjoy a number of sports / leisure pursuits including:

Boules on the piste at the front of the property

Bring your own horse (there are a number of bridal ways locally and the driveway is a bridle path) or speak to the owner about horse riding which can be organised very locally i.e. from your front door!

Table football, skittles, pool table and table tennis is available in separate undercover barn area nearby.

Croquet set.

Swing ball.

Partake in badminton, volley ball or short tennis (using the nets and bats provided) in the field next to the barn and darts in the courtyard.

There is a ranch style fenced area of field for guests to use at their own risk: due to the design of the fence it is not dog or child proof.

Accommodation: Double height spacious Lounge/Kitchen/Diner. Snug. Bedroom 1, twin single beds or super kingsize double bed, ensuite shower, hand basin and toilet. Bedroom 2, twin single beds or super kingsize double bed, ensuite wet room with walk in shower, hand basin and toilet. Bedroom 3, twin single beds, ensuite shower, hand basin and toilet. Utility room with hand basin and toilet. Stairs to 1st floor with galleried walkway overlooking the main living areas. Bedroom 4, large room with twin single beds or super kingsize double bed, lounge area with flat screen TV and sofa. Ipod docking station. Bathroom, P shaped bath with shower over, hand basin and toilet. There are three showers and one bath.

Services in addition to standard equipment: WiFi. Under floor heating on the ground floor. First basket of logs provided, more are available at £4 per bag. Electric heating in bedrooms 1, 2 and 3. Heated towel rails in all bathrooms. Flat screen TVs with freesat in lounge and bedroom 4, DVD player. Washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, fridge and freezer. Off road parking for up to 4 cars. Patio area with table and chairs. BBQ. Courtyard area with table and chairs. Lockable stable for storage of bikes etc.Bed linen hire and towels inclusive, please state requirements when booking. Two cots, two high chairs, Child booster seat, child toilet seat and stairgate. Well-behaved pets are welcomed, but they must not be left at Leys unattended. As with all Dream Cottage properties, no smoking is allowed in the property.

The owner of Leys requires a £200 refundable damage deposit payable on booking. This will be refunded within 10 days, subject to a satisfactory check after your departure. Please note that for Christmas and New Year bookings the security deposit is £300.00 for this period.

The property is often adorned with local and international landscape photos and canvasses as the owner is a professional photographer. For further information, please visit:

If you are staying at Leys you might like to visit The Pot Place for a couple of hours and come back to decorate your piece the following day. All clay pieces can be fired for you to take home or sent on by post. The Pot Place and Creative Studio is also open to non-residents. Alternatively, you may be interested in getting creative with natural materials: make a dragonfly, sunflower or berry basket from willow; build a mini bug hotel; construct a lantern for the beach?.. Let your imagination run wild! A place to enjoy nature and be inspired to be creative. All Welcome. Suitable for adults and children.

The Pot Place was originally set up by Frances Hillier and is now run by Jen Cater as a small pottery workshop and Creative Studio. Here you can learn the basics of hand building with clay; how to make pinch pots from the bronze age, and use slab and coil work to create tiles, bowls, decorations and other objects, such as fish, dinosaurs or ammonite fossils with a local environmental theme, before glaze painting and firing.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access
General TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms of which 4 Family bathrooms and 4 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (3), Single beds (8), Cots (1)
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users

The Dorset region

Dorset is a county with lots to offer, from astounding natural landmarks such as the World Heritage Jurassic Coast, the beautiful Golden Cap and the popular natural cove at Lulworth to the lively seaside towns of Weymouth, Swanage and Lyme Regis. A week (or longer) self catering holiday in Dorset gives you the time to really soak up the history, feel and beauty of the region, taste the fine local cuisine and enjoy a break from the hectic pace of town or city life.


Lyme Regis is a seaside town famous for its breathtaking views, historic harbour and a number of educational and historical attractions. It has a rich culinary pedigree and is home to celebrity chef Mark Hix's Oyster and Fish house.