Pitt White House is beautifully situated in a private lane, the property has a spacious living room with woodburner, dining room and a large kitchen/breakfast room fully equipped with a 4 oven Aga. Bathroom with Sauna, 5 doubles, 2 twins with en-suite, plus 2 adjoining bedrooms with single beds sleeping 14 - 18 (14 Adults + 4 Children).
Smaller groups of 8 adults + 4 children, are welcomed in mid and low season. Also, 2 or 3 night weekend breaks.
Situated on the site of a former wool mill which dates back to the 16th century. The south facing garden is set in just under 2 acres of delightful grounds. Upper terrace with BBQ and seating with steps to lower lawn. The garden is of particular interest to horticulturists as it contains a large collection of mature & rare bamboos. The river Lym (small stream) runs through the garden, wooded pathways with direct access to a footpath with outstanding coastal and country walks. The village pub, shop & post office is less than 10 minutes walk away.
The property is suitable for extended family gatherings, birthdays, anniversaries, and reunions. In the past the house was successfully run as a "house of healing" because of its unique tranquil location. Art, reading and alternative therapy groups have very much enjoyed staying at Pitt White House.
|Size||Sleeps up to 18, 7 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lyme Regis 1.4 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Exeter 40 km, Nearest railway: Axminster 8 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Sauna, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||7 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 7 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (6), Double beds (4), Dining seats for 14, Lounge seats for 14|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
Dorset is a county of great beauty, a land of contrast and breathtaking scenery. It is one of the maritime counties of southern England, fronting the English Channel which separates the United Kingdom from mainland Europe. Its coastline extends some 140 kilometres from Lyme Regis in the west to Christchurch in the east, and offers a selection of the finest sandy beaches to be found in the British Isles.
The award winning heritage coast begins in Poole Harbour (experts debate whether this is actually the world's
largest natural harbour), and includes the Purbeck coastline which is the site of special nature reserves and
countryside/marine parks. Travelling westwards, equally spectacular is the Chesil Bank, a barren pebbled beach, stretching 25 kilometres from Weymouth to Bridport. This, with the internationally famous Abbotsbury Swannery, is a photographer's paradise, and a sea captain's nightmare!
Dorset is frequently described as 'The Best of Both Worlds', for behind the varied coastline lies a county rich in archaeology, unspoilt rural villages and countryside, and a history to be proud of. From before Roman times, Dorset has been a jewel in England's crown, and the evidence of forefathers is plentiful.
Dorset's topography is varied. In the east, most land is low lying, with extensive heathland. The centre of Dorset is chalk downland, with extensive rivers and streams, leading to the west of Dorset which is more hilly, with a rich landscape of woodland and small fields.
This coastline is England’s first natural World Heritage Site and Lyme Regis is an ideal base from which to explore its diverse geology and abundant wildlife. Lyme Regis sits at the heart of the spectacular and dramatic Jurassic Coast.
The unique and captivating charms of Lyme Regis have been attracting visitors for hundreds of years. A busy trading centre in Medieval times and one of the most important ports on the south coast in Tudor times, the town became a popular sea spa in the 18th century attracting Royalty and inspiring poets, writers and painters.
The River Lym, from which the town takes its name, winds lazily through the maze of narrow streets and shops and as you wander through the town you will find traditional pubs and tea rooms, modern restaurants, galleries and historic buildings. Turner and Whistler both painted here and Jane Austen wrote Persuasion after her visit in the early 1800’s. More recently the town featured in John Fowles’ The French Lieutenant’s Woman.
Events in Lyme Regis
22nd – 24th Lyme Regis Fossil Festival – “Evolution Rocks”
25th Annual Sir George Somers Civic Parade to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Lyme Regis & St. George’s, Bermuda
13th Uplyme Annual Village Fete
28th Coast to Coast Motorcycle Run: Lyme Regis to Weston-Super-Mare from Marine Parade
3rd – 5th Lyme Regis Jazz Festival at various venues all over the town
18th Uplyme & Lyme Regis Horticultural Show at Uplyme Cricket Field
18th – 26th Lyme Regis Lifeboat Week
1st – 8th Lyme Regis Regatta & Carnival Week. The most popular weeks in Lyme are Regatta & Lifeboat week.
All or part of the year:
All year Fossil tours with Brandon Lennon, click here
All year programme Marine Theatre
All year programme The Town Mill
July to September Town Band - Music by the Sea on Marine Parade - Tuesday 8pm.
April - Sept Tapestry Demonstration in the Guildhall
If browsing around market stalls is your delight then you’ll find interesting events located in and around the Marine Theatre where a wide selection of craft and antiques goods are on offer. Officially Thursday is early closing in Lyme Regis, although you’ll find this hardly applies in the season, with some late night opening in many shops. Market and early closing information for other towns in the immediate area.