About the property
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- Minimum Stay1 - 3 nights
Holiday Cottages in Lyme Regis, Dorset, England - Conveniently Situated Close To Beaches And Town Centre
Sleeps up to 4
As soon as you walk in through the front door, you will appreciate the attention to detail which has gone into making Valentine Cottage a special holiday base. Guests have included couples wanting a romantic break (including a few honeymooners over the years), small groups of friends on walking holidays, and families with up to two children. Overall, we’ve aimed to ensure that the cottage retains much of its original period charm, enhanced by a contemporary light artistic seaside interior design theme that runs throughout.
Valentine Cottage can comfortably accommodate up to 4 people. It has 2 bedrooms (one double and a bunk bed room), a living room with TV, DVD, 2 DAB radios and free wifi. The kitchen is well equipped for home cooking, with an electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge with small freezer compartment and a washer-drier. A separate dining room seats 4, and leads out into the private furnished, self contained garden.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 27, 2018
About Jan Miller
I'm a fashion management consultant, keeping busy with London Fashion Week and working with exciting fashion brands. Hopefully you'll see from the cottages' interiors, that I work in a creative environment.
Jan Miller purchased this Cottage in 2001
Why Jan Miller chose Lyme Regis
After very enjoyable holidays in Lyme Regis with our children when they were small, we were lucky enough to buy Valentine Cottage, instantly falling in love with its quirky charm. We used it as our main family holiday destination for many years, and it's a real delight to see our children, now young adults, regularly stay in the cottages and enjoy them as much as we have always done. We still stay whenever we can, to enjoy Lyme Regis and the coastline. But also to check first-hand that the cottages are remaining up to the standards that we ourselves expect. The story behind the cottages is interesting, and there is an historic Indenture framed and hung in Silver Cottage which describes some of it. Both cottages have a transcription of this document in their Visitors Packs. The transcript was produced by John Fowles during his time as Curator at the Lyme Regis Museum. He was clearly interested in the history of the cottages enough to take the time to work on the document, and we're very grateful to have this historic manuscript. Valentine Cottage and Silver Cottage were once one much larger property until the 1920s when the owner decided to divide them into two separate properties, with Silver Cottage ending up with 3 bedrooms, and Valentine Cottage having 2. If you stay in Valentine Cottage, you'll see that what it lacks in size (compared with the larger Silver Cottage), it makes up for in charm and inventiveness to utilise all available space, as well as being a very competitive priced holiday rental option.
What makes this Cottage unique
We like to think that the cottages are unique because they're next door to each other, which makes them a great option for larger family groups. They're also close to the seafront, but guests can also have access to our beach hut (subject to availability - it needs to be booked separately as its very popular).
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Needs major improvement
A great location let down by a sub standard bathroom and lack of comfort in living area. Anyone over 5ft will struggle to use the bath. If I had been aware of the facts we would have booked elsewhere.
Perfect cottage and perfect weather! Many thanks
Quaint little place
Well equipped with everything we needed for our short stay
We're so pleased to hear that lovely Valentine Cottage was "Well equipped with everything for our stay" and yet only received a 3 star rating, when 7 of the past 8 ratings were 5 star.
We do hope that all guests enjoy their stay and are well catered for. We stay ourselves regularly so we can check things are up to the standards we would want ourselves when on holiday.
Cosy cottage, with sea views! Very close to the village center.
Cosy cottage, with sea views! Very close to the village centre. Parking is only £2 per day 5 mins away.
Great cottage in lovely Lyme Regis
The cottage was as expected - small but perfectly formed! Charmingly decorated as a seaside getaway,as was the beach hut,which was a wonderful bonus.Yes,the bathroom is not an easy shape but worked fine for us (and my husband is a tall man!) The location is perfect - easy cheap parking close by,at the top of the High street and the Cobb and beach only a short walk away through Langmoor Gardens which is a treat in itself. The property was clean,well equipped and helpful with lots of local info. Hix Oyster and Fish restaurant an absolute must! I'm currently recommending it to everyone I know and will definitely be returning. All in all, a fabulous week!
Ideal base from which to explore this lovely town
My husband and I stayed at Valentine cottage for four nights with our son who is almost two years old. The property had everything we could ever need - especially important with a toddler having high chair, travel cot, etc already in situ, and a plethora of toys and games to keep him occupied.
The cottage is centrally located and an ideal base from which to explore Lyme's charms. It was very well presented and clean with a wealth of information on local activities and tourist attractions.
I would highly recommend Valentine cottage and will likely be returning soon after falling in love with this beautiful town.
Thank you for a fantastic stay!
Coast/Beach: Valentine and Silver Cottages are situated a quick 5 minute walk to the Marine Parade beach, and a 10 minutes walk from the famous Cobb harbour and its sandy beach. The beaches can be accessed through Langmoor Gardens for a gentle walk with views of the Cobb and seascape. If you intend to be on the beach for extended time, then you might want to consider hiring our Beach Hut for hire which can be a great base on the sea front, fully equipped with deck chairs, table, picnic essentials and beach toys. About Lyme Regis : Lyme Regis is a small coastal town and an ideal holiday or short break destination throughout the year and is welcoming to its visitors of all ages and interests. It has a great selection of galleries, museums, restaurants, takeaways, shops, a cinema, and a small theatre. There are sandy, shingle, beach-combing and famous fossil-hunting beaches, with rock pools, safe swimming and many water sports including sailing, wind-surfing and water skiing. The famous harbour at the Cobb boasts all kinds of boats and there are fishing trips available. The impressive coastline around Dorset and East Devon has recently been awarded World Heritage site status, offering walkers some breath-taking views and challenging terrain. You may see Lyme Regis appearing on TV and in film fairly regularly. It's appeared on the BBC Coast series a few times, and Meryl Streep and Jeremy Irons were here for the filming of John Fowles' The French Lieutenant's Woman'.
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*** Booking Notes *** The Cottages are non-smoking and we are unable to accommodate pets. Please contact owner for a copy of the Accessibility Statement. See our own website for details of our Booking Conditions. Link to our website is www (dot) lymeregiscottage (dot) co (dot) uk *** Changeover Days *** Guests should vacate the Cottage by 10:00am to allow sufficient time for our Housekeeper to fully clean the Cottage. Guests may arrive after 3:00pm. Out of the main season we may be able to vary the times if possible, so do check with us in advance. We let both Silver and Valentine Cottages on either Weekly or Short Break basis. Our changeover days are Fridays and Mondays, so weekly lets usually start on a Friday or Monday. 3 night weekend breaks are from Friday to Monday. 3 - 4 night midweek breaks need to be scheduled somewhere between Mondays and Fridays. A little more flexibility is available out of season in the quieter Winter months, so do contact the owners to discuss options. www (at) lymeregiscottage (dot) co (dot) uk *** Security deposit *** A Security Deposit of £250 per booking will be required over the Christmas and New Year period.