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Mark Holmes

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french

Cosy Cottage in the heart of Lyme Regis

21 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Lyme Regis & West Dorset Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bedroom cottage sleeping 4 people each room with its own bath/shower room.

Lavender Cottage is available for weekly self catering stays and short breaks outside school holidays. The cottage is ideal for small families and couples with bath/shower facilities on each floor of accommodation. The cottage was rated 4 stars by Visit Britain last year so is well equipped especially in the kitchen.

There's lots to do in Lyme Regis being in the middle of the Jurassic Coast between Charmouth and Seaton. Plenty of walking by the sea or countryside inland. Many restaurants including Mark Hix's Fish & Oyster Restaurant and Hugh Fernley Whittingstall's River Cottage Canteen in Axminster

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Mark Holmes (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french


based on 21 traveler reviews

Cosy Cottage in the heart of Lyme Regis
average rating of 4.1904764 based on 21 reviews

Excellent holiday

  • 5 of 5

The accommodation was excellent and well equipped in the heart of the old town and so very close to three very good restaurants and bakery which baked 7 days a week.. Minor problem with lights was resolved same day. Garden though needed some tidying up.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for highlighting the garden. My gardener is there today putting things right!
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Excellent location. Cosy cottage.

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in this lovely cottage which had everything we needed. With a bit of TLC in the garden, some minor fixes in the bathroom and new garden furniture this would be the perfect place for a holiday. We would still thoroughly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely well appointed cottage in good central postion

  • 5 of 5

It was a lovely cottage, we had stayed in Coombe St for many years and have been going to Lyme for over forty years. Lovely well appointed kitchen the only advice would be to have more than one mug, I bought another, and tumblers would be a good idea

  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a lovely review and buying a mug. There must have been some breakages that I wasn't aware of. I've bought some new mugs and tumblers now.
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It was advertised as a "Cosy Cottage" and it certainly was!!!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed out stay at Lavender Cottage. Lyme Regis has a lot to offer all ages. The cottage had everything we want for our week's stay. It was very nice to have the two en-suites and both bedrooms were very nicely fitted out. The beds in each room were very comfortable. Being senior citizens we made the most of travelling along the coast on the buses so we were able to park the car up for the whole week. We enjoyed several meals out in the different pubs but also enjoyed eating in as the kitchen had everything we needed.

I would definitely recommend this property to friends and family and would have no problem in returning to Lavender Cottage. Also the owner "Mark" was very responsive to any questions we had.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage, lovely town, lovely three days at the quietest time of the year. Bliss. AND Tierra Kitchen served us perfect food.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Comfortable cottage in centre of town

  • 3 of 5

The cottage was as described and very central. It was fairly clean but not spotless on arrival. We had a few settling-in problems - the parking ticket we ordered was not there, the gas fire was out of action, we had only one key. Mark, the landlord was helpful in resolving these issues.

Our main gripe is that the instruction folder was seriously inadequate. There were two contradictory instructions on the rubbish bins, both of which were out of date! The dishwasher handbook referred to a different machine. There were no instructions for the TV/recorder DVD player.

Overall the cottage met, but did not exceed our expectations!

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and highlighting the issues with our documentation. I've replaced the gas fire with an electric one and I'll update the rubbish collection information along with the dishwasher and TV/DVD.
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Shipp Inn
Nearest Ferry
32 Metres
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Lyme Regis Golf Club
Nearest Train
5 Metres
Nearest Motorway
33 Kilometres
M5 Taunton
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Tea & Dining Room
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Lyme Regis
Car: not necessary

Easily accessible, and only three hours from London and the Midlands, Lyme Regis is away from it all, nestling in the unspoilt West Dorset countryside. Part of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage site, and surrounded by areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Lyme Regis, the “Pearl of Dorset”, is famous for its fossils, its historic old town, its Cobb and its beaches. And now it's a destination for food lovers, with Hix Oyster and Fish House in the town, and River Cottage HQ and Axminster Canteen both close by.

The old town, dating back to the 14th century, is an ideal place to walk and explore the local shops, art galleries, newly replanted gardens with myriad places to stop to eat and drink. Built around the River Lym, Lyme has its own working Water Mill, recently refurbished to include an electricity generator. Lyme Regis is very special in that it is probably the smallest town in the country to boast its own cinema, theatre, and museum.

The Cobb attracts visitors – not just for its visual splendour and its magnificent naval architecture, but also for its connections with great literature. Indeed, people come from all over the world to see the steps where Louisa Musgrove fell in Jane Austen’s Persuasion; or to see where Meryl Streep stood, looking forlornly out to sea, in the film adaptation of John Fowles’ The French Lieutenant’s Woman. And art lovers are drawn to Lyme for both its beautiful scenery and for its wide range of art galleries.

Holiday makers will enjoy a family-friendly, sandy beach and an often-surprising micro-climate in the shelter of Lyme Bay. Marine Parade is a great place to walk, sit, enjoy the views and visit its small shops and eating places. Here the seafront facilities will soon benefit from restoration of the Marine Parade Shelters, ready for summer 2011. The town and surrounding area have many attractions and host a range of family-centred events, including a Jazz Festival, a Fossil Festival, Life Boat Week and a Regatta & Carnival Week.

For visitors who have had enough of the hurly-burly, and need to escape, there are many delightful places to stay to suit all budgets. You will be able to enjoy walks in the surrounding countryside and there are many opportunities to go out on a boat to view the glorious coastline from the sea or to fish in the clear waters of Lyme Bay.


Rates & Availability

Lyme Regis Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Peak Season
Jul 15 2016 - Sep 1 2016
3 night minimum stay
Summer Late Season
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 15 2016
3 night minimum stay
Autumn Late Season
Sep 16 2016 - Oct 20 2016
3 night minimum stay
October Half Term
Oct 21 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Winter Low Season
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas & New Year
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter Low Season 2017
Jan 4 2017 - Feb 9 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $0
Refundable damage deposit $133

We accept dogs and charge £15 per pet. Please advise when enquiring.
Our prices include bed linen, electricity, heating, Internet and WIFI.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Lyme Regis & West Dorset Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (terraced)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 80 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , Beds can zip together to make a king size
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 1 has a bathroom and toilet en suite Bedroom 2 has a shower and toilet en suite
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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