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Excellent 5/5 19 reviews

Stunning conservatory overlooking copse, patio, gardens, centrally heated with full blinds.

Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Breakfast Basket full of local and home made goodies for each booking - perfect for short breaks or longer.

Just 3 minutes drive to River Cottage HQ and 5 minutes drive to the Jurassic Coast at Lyme Regis.

This luxurious fully equipped one bedroom ground floor apartment, exclusively for adults, has a large rose decked terrace and private patio is available for short breaks of 2 days or longer, year round for uninterrupted peace and quiet.

Spacious, bright and airy, overlooking a glade of trees. Ideal for romantic breaks, mini moons, honeymoons, anniversaries or just peaceful relaxation.

This spacious, immaculately maintained ground floor accommodation has excellent wi fi.

The large bedroom with brass bed has fitted wardrobes,TV, spacious en suite bathroom with rainfall shower and slipper bath.

In the sitting room is a large leather sofa with extending leg rests, 32" DVD TV, feature fire wall mounted fire and large windows looking over gardens.

A designer kitchen has every appliance (dish washer, washer drier, built in microwave, oven, hob, Dualit toaster) a Quooker tap for instant boiling water, kitchen TV and good outdoor dining area.

Double doors on to a kitchen patio with bistro table and chairs surrounded by garden flowers, lavender in summer and mint for your Pimms.

The conservatory comes with sun blinds, ceiling fan, good heating and another comfy 3 seater sofa, occasional table and chairs with a view to a copse with bluebells in spring time and leads to a large private terrace with garden furniture.

The Breakfast Basket is a generous supply for the duration of your stay: one of Joy's freshly baked home made loaves and bag of muesli, Yarty Valley Milk, Lyme Bay Coffee, farmhouse butter, farm fresh eggs, Hedgehog Corner Preserves, selection of cereals, orange juice, Four Elms apple juice, and local Clipper refreshments - enough for the duration of your stay. The fantastic Miller's Farm Shop is just along the road and open on a Sunday.

Useful items also provided as well as all linen and towels: toiletries, bubble bath for the slipper bath, hair drier, cool air fan, cool bag with ice blocks, iron & board, dish washer & washing machine tablets, washing up liquid, tea towels, kitchen and loo rolls, foil, olive & cooking oil, condiments etc.

Lots of private well lit safe parking and own well lit private entrance. Outdoor sensor lighting and torch at main reception and in property. High Viz jackets for walking to the pub!

Personal greeting from your host Joy, a true local, who lovingly manages Acorns and is a font of local knowledge and can tell you the best places to eat, visit and cheapest parking.

Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, surrounded by trees, fields and gardens is ideal for those seeking a private, peaceful and relaxing break in an ideal location for both the coast and countryside for two days or longer.

We even have an electric car charger for you to use.

Acorns Apartment is also suitable for those with restricted mobility as level ground floor accommodation with large walk in shower.

Approximately 3 well spaced easy riser steps to entrance - parking close to entrance available as well as general well lit car park.

Your Host Joy: Winner of Devon Tourism Guest Accommodation of the Year, The UK Green Tourism Gold star Winner & Taste of the West Best Guest Accommodation all in 2013.

Full directions given on booking. Acorns Apartment is based at Hedgehog Corner.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Lyme Regis 4 km
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Exeter 35 km, Nearest railway: Axminster 5 km
Family friendly Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property
General Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites
Furniture Double beds (1), Dining seats for 3, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden
Access Secure parking

The West Country region

The perfect place to stay for visiting River Cottage or Lyme Regis.

Minutes from the Jurassic Coast at Lyme Regis and close to the South West Coastal Path.

Set in An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty here on the Devon Dorset border in the middle of the Jurassic World Heritage Coast which stretches for 95 miles recording 180 million years in time.

"Acorns" apartment at Hedgehog Corner is just a 5 minute drive to Lyme Regis an historic seaside town famous for its fossils with a sandy beach as well. Excellent walking inland and along the Coastal Path.

To the west are the seaside towns of Seaton, Beer, Branscombe, Exmouth & Sidmouth and travelling to the east along the South Dorset coast we have the nearby Chesil Beach, Abbotsbury, Portland with its new Olympic Marina and Weymouth. Inland Exmoor and Dartmoor can be visited in a day trip. For those who enjoy visiting National Trust locations and castles there is nearby Montecute Hous, Forde Abbey, Sherborne and Powderham Castles.

Lyme Regis

Lots to see and do. The perfect place to stay for visiting River Cottage or Lyme Regis.

On our doorstep is the sea side town of Lyme Regis is famous for fossil hunting. Experts take out fossil hunting walks from Lyme Regis and nearby Charmouth. Pretty beach huts on the historic Monmouth Beach at Lyme and an area of sandy beach by the historic Cobb. You can while away the hours in the old town of Lyme with its Mill and enchanting back streets full of fascinating shops from the Micro Brewery and Cheesemonger to the art Galleries. Lyme Regis is the perfect place for a family holiday. The area is a foodies paradise with Mark Hix's Oyster and Fish House also in Lyme Regis and just 3 minutes drive away and TV chef Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall's River Cottage for meals and events is just 3 minutes drive from Goodlands. At nearby Burton Bradstock a glorious beach with well known The Hive Beach Cafe.

Lots to see and do for children several nearby seaside towns, the Dinosaur Museum, Beer Caves, Pecorama, Cricket St. Thomas Wildlife Park, Sidmouth Donkey Sanctury and Seaton Tram are just an example of the nearby local attractions. Plenty of holiday information at the property. Joy, your Host who greets you personally on arrival, is a true local and font of information.

A congenial climate all year round and a great place for visiting with plenty to see and do all year around.

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25 Jul 2014


"Perfect; Hedgehog Corner sets the bar high for standards in holiday accommodation."

The Acorns Apartment was clean, well maintained and superbly furnished. Fine attention to detail in the form of convenient parking, free wi-fi, slippers, scented soaps, breakfast basket full of goodies, lovely bathroom, picnic rug, cool bag, torch and high visibility jackets for the walk to the pub made this a truly relaxing break for us. The Hedgehog Corner website description of the property is fair and accurate. A credit to the tourist industry.

Thank you so much.

Your words mean so much - it really does help me continue to do my best for my guests - who chose to spend their holiday time here and in this exciting part of the world where there is just so much to see,do and eat!

I'm so glad our guests enjoyed their visit.


19 Jul 2014


"Fantastic perfection."

This is the 3rd time we have stayed at Hedgehog Corner, a great place to stay, in lovely surroundings, close to Axminster, Lyme Regis, and lots of other places and attractions to visit.
This was our 1st time staying in 'Acorns'. A lovely apartment, very clean, modern,and spacious, so well equipped, everything you could possibly need is supplied, a very nice 'breakfast basket including eggs milk and butter.'
Joy is a great hostess and always so helpful. Thanks Joy, we will be back.

Thank you so much for visiting us for a 3rd time! So glad you like our new Apartment and you enjoyed the Breakfast Basket.

It was lovely to see you again and catch up on events.

Enjoy the Steam Fair!


15 Jul 2014


"A truly wonderful place to stay!"

My husband and I stayed at Acorns in June and we had an absolutely lovely time. The apartment was immaculate and full of latest mod cons. We both had the most peaceful sleep in a very cosy bed. Joy was soo friendly and helpful, she went out of her way to purchase a bottle of champagne for me to give my husband as a surprise, which we drank outside while admiring the beautiful gardens. She also went to special effort to check us in early, as we needed to be at River Cottage for an event at 11am that day. I would also totally recommend the breakfast basket, it was full of luxury goods, freshly baked bread (baked by Joy that day!), cereals, jams and juices. I would highly recommend staying at Acorns and we hope we can visit again soon!

So glad these guests had such a happy stay and it all went well on such a special occasion for the couple.

What a wonderful summer we are all having - here's to many more!

14 Jul 2014


"What Joy!"

We have stayed with Joy several times over the last few years, but this is our first stay in 'Acorns'. This is the premier short-stay accommodation for miles around, superbly equipped as Joy… More

Thank you indeed for such loving words.

It is truly wonderful that our guests return and particularly special when they bring their friends to stay a minutes walk away in our Retreat Cottage for couples just across the grounds in it's own setting.

It was a great weekend with nothing but the sound of laughter tinkling through the summer air. Delighted our guests were able to enjoy the terrace and conservatory for dining.

The weather is still truly amazing and is going to be in the high 80's this week. Long may the sunshine continue and long may we continue to get such fabulous guests returning.


4 Jul 2014


"Perfect location and facilities"

We arrived to be greeted by Joy, who was very friendly and informative about the apartment, local restaurants, best car park locations and where to buy good local produce. She also gave us a very usef… More

Thank you so much for your review which just so lovely and more than I could have ever wished to read about our Apartment.

I'm just so glad the weather was fantastic and you were able to make use of two extra comfortable sun chairs on the Terrace which I purchased for this incredible weather.

Please be assured I thoroughly enjoy preparing Acorns for our visitors - it gives me great pleasure when guests have a happy holiday.


25 Jun 2014



On arrival the owner Joy welcomed us, showed us around and could't be more helpful, welcoming and lovely.

The accommodation was of excellent and above average standard, spotlessly clean with everything you could possibly need for your stay, this means less to pack......

We would visit again and again and fully recommend, for a tranquil stay, make your stay as busy or not as required.

Delighted our guests had a relaxing break and found Acorns Apartment to be well equipped.

I have recently added 2 adjustable sun chairs for the terrace here at Acorns and our sister property, The Retreat Cottage, also for couples for short breaks with a breakfast basket and also listed here on the Holiday Lettings Directory.

Such glorious weather still - 20 degrees today and 22 degrees promised for tomorrow. It's been a wonderful June and splendid start to July. Long may it continue.

We are currently getting ready for Life Boat Week in Lyme Regis starting on the 19th when the Red Arrows fly past on Thursday 24th July. A cream tea to accompany watching the display is a must!

Thank you reviewers for for your kind words.


23 Jun 2014


"Faultless accommodation. Perfect for River Cottage visits."

We stayed in The Acorns self catering apartment for two nights whilst my partner attended a cookery course at River Cottage. Hedgehog Corner could not be more convenient for River Cottage (4 minute drive) and the accommodation was superb.

The apartment is finished to an extremely high standard and the welcome hamper was perfect, it contained more than enough for breakfast for two people for two days, which was great as we bought nothing with us owing to staying elsewhere beforehand. There is a pub a short distance away but we didn't try it, opting instead to have a curry delivered to the apartment.

The Acorns is slightly more expensive than other self-catering options available locally but is certainly worth the money. It's private and very comfortable, and the bath is lovely for a long, hot, luxurious soak.

Absolutely no complaints and we would certainly stay here again (unusual for us!) and would highly recommend to other couples.

Wow, thank you for that fabulous review.

So glad our specialist short breaks with breakfast basket ticked all the boxes for you! The weather was and still is fabulous too which we all enjoyed.


11 Jun 2014


"100% fabulous even at the last minute"

We stayed here for one night on a very last minute booking couldn't do enough for us ... the room/apartment was immaculate and had everything you could ever need!..a loaf of fresh bread ma… More

Thank you for these lovely words about our Acorns Apartment for Couples.

We accept a one night stay between bookings which will show up on our live on line booking system on our home web site - see link on this advert and I'm just so glad it fitted in with these guests plans.

Hope to see you both again when you next visit England's only natural World Heritage Site, The Jurassic Coast, here on our doorstep in Lyme Regis. And for more hot weather as you enjoyed too!

Best wishes,


31 May 2014


"Such a Comfortable and Spacious Apartment"

This was our second visit to Hedgehog Corner and hopefully will not be our last.What can I say to add the well-deserved praises of the other reviewers? I loved the wonderfully comfy bed that ensured a… More

Thank you so much for such lovely words. I am particularly grateful as Acorns is a relatively new project and it's great to get it off to such a good start.

I'm looking forward to your 3rd visit!!


18 May 2014


"A brilliant base for a weekend exploring Dorset"

Just came back from a fantastic weekend at Hedgehog Corner staying at the 'Acorns' apartment. Joy was a whirlwind of enthusiasm and information from the start and was there to greet us the m… More

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