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Homestead, Lyme Regis is a cosy riverside cabin, 10 mins walk from the beach

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Riverside cottage in Lyme Regis, Dorset - Peaceful location on the Wessex Ridgeway, With Terraced Garden And Sun Room Overlooking River

Overlooking the River Lym, Homestead is a wooden cabin built in 1915 and recently refurbished to a high standard. This cosy and comfortable home, retaining much of its original charm, provides a perfect base for holidays in Lyme Regis. Footpaths along the tranquil River Lym provide an attractive and easy walk to the seafront, shops, pubs and restaurants, or, heading upstream, walking routes in the beautiful surrounding countryside including the Wessex Ridgeway long distance route. The living room is cosy and comfortable, with a wood-burning stove. There is a sun room at the front of the property providing a lovely spot for relaxing, looking at the river, and watching the world go by. Off-road parking for a medium sized car is available on the property's driveway. Please note the access is awkward. Larger vehicles can be parked nearby. Parents of young children should note the terraced garden and proximity of the river. Friday changeover only April to October. Sorry we do not take dogs. Our website

Sheena Le Bas
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
September 14, 2017

About Sheena Le Bas

We moved to Lyme Regis from rural Derbyshire in 2010 to be closer to family and the beautiful Dorset coast. Homestead is a family venture, owned by my mother and managed by myself and husband Ben with assistance from our three girls and various friends and family. This is an entirely new undertaking for our family and we are excited about sharing Homestead with visitors and giving more people the opportunity to visit this beautiful corner of the England.

Sheena Le Bas purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Sheena Le Bas chose Lyme Regis & West Dorset

Homestead is only 5 minutes from our own home in Lyme Regis; a place that we love sharing with friends and family when they come to visit.


Lyme Regis Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • River
  • Town
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Elevator
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
  • Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Bedroom 1 with king size bed, wardrobe and tallboy. Bedroom 2 with two single beds (could be pulled together), wardrobe and chest of draws. There is also a sofa bed in living room (the sofa bed is intended for extra children and guests would need to bring own bedding for this). Travel cot.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • swimming
Outside: The private garden is terraced to the rear above the property. In front of the property, across the access lane, is a private riverbank belonging to the property. There is a garden table and four chairs at the side of the property. There is no barbeque however the walls are ideal height for placing a disposable BBQ. There is also a shed which could be used to store beach equipment, bikes etc. Utility area with washer/dryer, iron and ironing board, vacuum cleaner. Towels and bedlinen provided and changed weekly (for stays of more than one week). There is a sun room at the front of the property providing a lovely spot to sit looking over the river and watching the world go by.


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Homestead, Lyme Regis is a cosy riverside cabin, 10 mins walk from the beach
average rating of 4.8095236 based on 21 reviews

Smartly decorated and superbly equipped cottage in lovely quiet convenient location

  • 5 of 5

Nice, bright, clean cottage with plenty of space for our family of four. We had everything we needed and were very content and comfortable. A real home from home.

The location was excellent - on a quiet lane next to the little river - with a leisurely level walk into town and to the beaches and a lovely walk the other way upstream into the countryside. The children appreciated the brilliant play park only a five-minute walk away too.

All communications with owner and housekeeper were great.

Lyme Regis is a fabulous place to spend a fun and relaxing couple of weeks. Varied beaches (though the sandy beach was packed!) for fossil hunting, rock-pooling and wave-chasing; lots of great places to eat (yummy ice creams) and things to do (eg, mini-golf, museums, the mill, shopping, walking, amusement arcade).

We were sad to come home, but happy that we'd had such a great holiday!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Good location.very clean.good facilities.Excellent all round

  • 5 of 5

we loved everything about the holiday.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Lovely place to stay , very convenient to get to town centre , just a ten min walk along the river path

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautifully presented property in a lovely location

  • 4 of 5

Lovely property, beautifully presented and spotlessly clean. The parking access was a little difficult but then parking in Lyme is not easy anyway.

The location was lovely with the river Lym running in front of the property and only a short walk to the beach and amenities.

There was also a lovely riverside walk up to Uplyme. We enjoyed a relaxing week and spent time sitting in the conservatory watching the world go by. Thanks Sheena.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely location and a lovely place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

The accommodation was more than we could have hoped, everything we needed and more. Made for a really lovely break, with the added bonus of a really cosy log fire. A real home from home. Location was just a short scenic walk along the river into Lyme. Perfect.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic, clean & well located property

  • 5 of 5

Amazing house; well furnished; clean & tidy. Everything thought about! Lovely little bolt-hole, close to the centre of Lyme! Parking challenging.....but easy to leave the car for a week & potter! A real break from the Hurley-burley of every day life! The kids loved it too! Thanks Sheena & Fiona. We will be back! Xxx

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Nearest Airport
43 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
86 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
1.6 Kilometres
Lyme Regis Golf Club
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Mariners Hotel, Silver Street
Nearest Beach
800 Metres
Lyme Regis
Car: not necessary


There is a 10 minute walk to Lyme Regis beach with its picturesque promenade, harbour and famous Cobb. Part of the beach is sandy and ideal for families and for swimming; shingle covers other parts of the beach. The coast to the east and west of Lyme Regis is famous for its fossils, although care is needed especially near the soft cliffs.


Many visitors to Lyme Regis find that everything they need is accessible on foot - you may find you don't need a car once you get here (especially for a short break). The nearest station is at Axminster, 4 miles away. The nearest airports are Exeter (30 miles) and Bournemouth (40 miles).


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Deposit 20%, balance must be paid 6 weeks before the arrival date.
Change over day is Friday minimum 7 nights throughout summer.
Short breaks considered from November to March minimum 3 nights Friday to Monday or 4 nights Monday to Friday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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