“An idyllic retreat” My husband and i have just spent two nights away in this wonderful retreat. Set in idyllic surroundings the retreat offers the ultimate hideaway. Joy warmly welcomed us upon arrival and was an oracle of information regarding the local area. She really has thought of everything from visibility jackets complete with torches for walking to the pub to a digital photo frame and a delicious basket of homemade and local treats. An absolute gem of a place to which we will most definitely return.
“Lyme is great, so is this place” We stayed for a week with a super-active 1 yr old: Mark the owner was good enough to get us a toddler gate for the stairs - he already had crib, high chair, plus all the things that make a family holiday easy - washer, dishwasher, well equipped kitchen, two bathrooms. The house is simply lovely - by way of some clever decoration and renovation it manages to be warm, light and airy and homelike but still to feel a centuy or two old (which I guess it is - we never worked that out- but 19th/18thC?). That is just right for the setting. We loved the garden - full of lavender and bees; we loved the location - short and pretty walk to everything. We had no trouble with the parking - we just brought the car down from the local car park to load and unload it when we needed it. It rained every single day we were in Lyme - the UK's great washout summer - but even this was okay -we had one warm afternoon lying on the beach, and a lot of lovely walks - on the cobb, fossiling and so on. The Lyme museum is superb, and there are some great places for food (try the croissants at the Coombe St bakery, and the ale and cheese from those shops within the Mill). We also took some drives to nearby attractions - eg. Abbotsbury (about 20 min) with its swannery and medieval tithe-barn turned adventure playground; Chesil beach (just extraordinary) and so on. Highly recommended - one of the best holidays we've had.
“Excellent base for exploring Lyme Regis” Had a lovely stay at Teal house with friends and family to celebrate wife’s birthday. House very clean and plenty of space. Would stay again. Ower Mark very helpful.
“Fantastic MiniMoon!” We stayed at Hedgehog Cottage in the Acorns self-catering apartment as our mini-moon after getting married a few days earlier. Joy was very helpful in welcoming us and the accommodation was of a really high standard. We would recommend it to anyone on a weekend/ long weekend away as a mini moon or anniversary. It was completely perfect!
“This house is fantastic, beautiful decor, well located and to die for” I booked Springfield House for my husbands 50th Birthday celebration with a group of 14 family and friends. The webiste images looked good but were surpased by the house itself. Springfield somehow managed to be homely and wonderfully equiped and comfortable yet still be beautifully decorated, chic and fantatcically located. The car park was great for all the cars (room for 8 spaces) and the teenage kids and some of the 50 year old ones too loved the snooker and games rooms. The view from the windows accross the Jurassic Coast in the morning where breath taking and just a stroll out the side gate and you were either right next to the Mariners Hotel, where they serve a great steak, or a short wander down the hill to the town and the Cobb. On Saturday we all went to Hix Oyster and Fish House again a short 10 miniute walk and were not disappointed. We also decided to arrange a caterer for both Friday night and Sunday lunch as we were such a large group and The Lyme Bay Field Kitchen cannot be praised highly enough. Book this house if you don't, you will miss, what for us, was simply the best long weekend ever.
Nicknamed the 'Pearl of Dorset', Lyme Regis is a picturesque holiday resort on the south coast. Book a holiday rental in Lyme Regis today and start planning your trip to the seaside.
About Lyme Regis
Literary fans will know it because of 'The Cobb' (the harbour wall) in Jane Austen's Persuasion and in The French Lieutenant's Woman by John Fowles. Make sure to explore this inspirational part of town during your stay.
What to Do
Step back in time by visiting the restored water mill. See how it used to support the town, then visit the galleries, gardens, craft studios and shops that surround the old Town Mill. In between visits, relax in the cobbled courtyard and watch the locals go by.
All the family will love Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium. There are lots of creatures to discover, including lobster, starfish, sea-scorpion and more!
Top Lyme Regis Travel Tips
The best way to discover Lyme Regis is by simply wandering around the traditional town and taking in everything it has to offer. There are several events held throughout the year, so check the local website to see what's on during your stay.
A holiday rental in Lyme Regis is a great way to spend a few days away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Book yours today.
Top Destination reviews
What a beautiful place to stay, very pieceful location set in lovely estate. Immaculately presented conversion but still keeping the features of the old church.
Everything you need for either a short break or longer family holiday, beautiful coastal areas within walking distance or a short drive.
Thank you for letting us stay and will certainly like to do it again. …
Self Contained Apartment with sea and country views close to the town.
Perfect short stay accommodation in Lyme Regis
First impressions were very good we were met by David and Angela and both are very nice people. The accommodation was perfect for us, very clean, comfortable and well equipped, you can walk into the town in 10 minutes where there are plenty of places to eat or drink. …
Little Roost at Uplyme
We had great relaxing week in this beautiful cottage set in a lovely area,there is a great riverside walk down to Lyme Regis,rosemary is a lovely friendly host and would love to stay there again sometime. …
A wonderful week!
I had not used this site before, but the whole thing was very smooth sailing. Steve was very helpful with all my questions by email before arrival, so we were relaxed the minute we left home.The farmhouse is much larger than expected, and exactly what we'd hoped- rustic, traditionally furnished and soooo quiet! Literally perfect for my three quirky kids! We also have two rescue dogs who were allowed to stay in the kitchen area while we went out (I notice not many places allow pets unattended). They were perfectly happy to be left, as they were permanently tired by the miles and miles of field walks (with no other people or dogs, just foxes, Stags, rabbits etc), which Steve pointed out to us on arrival. We took up the offer of linen provided, and that came with towels and extra blankets and pillows if needed which was really convenient.The garden is fenced off ,and the other side of the fence are two retired horses and views of the countryside as far as you can see. We kept our dogs on long leads in the garden to avoid then finding an escape route, just in case.
The countryside around is beautiful, and it's a short drive to the coast, for fossil hunting at Charmouth or a traditional seaside day out in Lyme Regis etc etc.
We did have an issue with buzzy beasties on arrival (which the owners hadn't known about, but this was quickly dealt with), it is the countryside after all !
We all just loved it, and were sad to drive away on the last day. Can't wait to go back soon.
Thanks Brenda and Steve.x …
Rosan The Annexe, quiet and very comfortable, Home from Home!
cosy, clean and convenient
We had a lovely couple of days in Lyme in this cute little place. The bed was very cozy, the house was spotless, and a quick and scenic walk into town made it the perfect place to stay. Im sure we'll be back before long! …
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The location of this lovely house is really wonderful with beautiful views over the sea. For a large group (we were 8) it is wise to check the floor plan as one bedroom can only be accessed through the shared bathroom! The shower to this bathroom is very old and needs replacing...there are no locks on this bathroom either. Just a few updates would really revitalise this charming house. …