Pitt White House
House | 7 bedrooms | sleeps 18
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|
Features and Facilities
|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|
The West Country region
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.
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30 Aug 2014
"Had a fab time, house is lovely,welcoming and comfy"
Pitt White House is in a lovely spot surrounded by amazing gardens. The house is very comfortable and clean with everything you need, including an Aga which keeps the kitchen warm and a wood burner i… More
6 Mar 2014
"Fantastic house for a large gathering"
My extended family spent a wonderful Christmas in this huge house. It is 'homely' rather than 'designer' but a house that you can really relax in. Wonderful garden that must be bea… More
4 Feb 2014
"A fantastic house with amazing gardens"
The house is in a truly beautiful setting in the village of Uplyme and it is ideally located being a short walk via a footpath along the river to the lovely town of Lyme Regis. The house is very spacious is full of character and has a lovely feel to it. It is ideal for large groups as it is extremely well equiped and can easily accomodate 18 people.
The gardens are amazing and great for exploring. We would definitely come back.
3 Feb 2014
"A great house for a family party"
We stayed as a family party of 15. The house had plenty of room and was warm and comfortable. Great kitchen and dining area, and the house was brilliant for hide and seek. The weather was appalling but we were able to explore the very unusual garden and the walk to Lyme was interesting and good exercise. The housekeeper was very helpful and we found the house in excellent order when we arrived. It is a great location for a large group to have a vacation. We would certainly go again.
2 Feb 2014
"A lovely house for a group holiday"
Pitt White House is a large house suitable for a group like ours - 3 families, all friends, going away together every year. It has a big kitchen and a big table where we can all sit around and eat together. There is also a big table outdoors on the patio, overlooking the garden. Tastefully furnished and in a good state of decoration. Several ground floor rooms provide a place for different people to be doing different things - reading or studying for our children for example. We are going back this year.
1 Feb 2014
"Brilliant house for large groups and dogs"
Went here for parents 50th wedding anniversary. A large group with 4 dogs. It was the start of the hot weather so we spent most of the time in the garden The house is like a home so you feel relaxed , it is spacious so you have plenty of room, and so well equipped with 2 dishwashers , a range a cooker and so many cookery books it was shame we were only there for a long weekend. Any problems we had were promptly sorted by the housekeeper. We went in to Lyme but it was so hot all we wanted was to get back and relax in the garden , with the kids and dogs occupied in the stream at the bottom. A great place we all had a brilliant time
24 Nov 2013
"PITT WHITE AND ITS BAMBOO GARDENS ARE DEFINITELY ON OUR NEXT YEARS AGENDA"
We stayed at Pitt White a few months and I can honestly say that it is a fabulous place having been renovated to a very high standard. Although built around 1920 the interior is very modern with an… More
26 Oct 2013
"We would definitely come back...fabulous house and surroundings"
I have not long been back from a short stay at Pitt White house in Uplyme where I enjoyed a great week-end with a group of friends and small children. The house is beautifully set in Uplyme, in a tru… More
17 Sep 2013
"What an amazing house"
Just arrived back from an excellent weekend break in an amazing house .Pit white cottage has everything that you would want for any celebration With family and friends.The gardens are wonderful child… More
29 May 2013
"Disappointing as property has great potential if certain areas were attended to."
Location is great.Kitchen was well appointed.Some bathrooms had water supply issues and some needed hooks.Some mattresses had were of poor quality for a property of this nature.I do not believe it wo… More
Nice to know that the property is in a great location, the kitchen well appointed and the housekeeper helpful and on hand to deal with problems. However, the negative issues raised could of been dealt with had this reviewer contacted the owner either during or after their holiday. We welcome feedback from our guests and would like to know which mattresses they found uncomfortable? Which bathrooms had water supply issues? The website details of the garden describes the stream with pictures and does state clearly that young children will need supervision. Many families have returned to Pitt White House over the last 10 years because they love the garden, adults for its south facing secluded aspect and the children find it an adventure with space to camp and play. Future guests can be assured that comments will be noted and standards maintaned.
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