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A Twist of Lyme

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Raymond’s Hill, near Lyme Regis, Dorset
Grade 4 Star rating
Pets 2
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With Lyme Regis just 3½ miles away, this cottage is a great base from which to explore Dorset and east Devon.

In a lovely position 3½ miles from the picturesque, seaside resort of Lyme Regis and the famous World Heritage Jurassic Coast, this well-equipped, semi-detached holiday cottage, adjacent to the owners’ home, offers a great location to explore west Dorset and into east Devon. Within easy driving distance, enjoy Lyme Regis with all its quaint shops, its wonderful scenic harbour and Cobb, the bustling town of Axminster, River Cottage, Forde Abbey and Gardens and Broadwindsor Craft Centre. Further afield, visit Beer, Branscombe and Seaton, and going east, West Bay, Bridport and onto Weymouth and Portland. There is much to do, including superb coastal and country walking, and village pubs for wining and dining. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. First floor: 1 twin bedroom (zip and link, can be 6ft double) with sloping ceiling. Bathroom with roll-top bath, shower cubicle, toilet and sloping ceiling.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD and small library. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed gravelled patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Large shared garden. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Barbecue
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Pets – no charge
    Pets – no charge
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • Wifi
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle

Customer Comments

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 02/03/2018
    A very comfortable and welcoming property,the dogs enjoyed their treats and the cream tea was equally popular with us. With the cold weather the cottage was warm and cosy,and although unable to leave on time with the snow,an extra day was no hardship.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thanks for your review. We’re pleased to hear you were cosy and comfortable whilst the ‘beast from the east’ did its worst. The least we could do was give you an extra day free of charge in the exceptional circumstances - we want our guests to arrive/get home safely and in one piece.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 23/02/2018
    Fabulous dog friendly cottage to stay in . Close to Lyme Regis and the lovely beaches of Dorset/Devon . Lovely warm welcome of a cream tea . Very cozy and clean , the owners have put in everything you need for your stay . Would definitely recommend and would like to go back again .

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 19/02/2018
    Lovely accommodation. Good location. Pub with great food a ten minute walk away.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 09/02/2018
    Well equipped, warm and comfortable holiday accommodation. Would definitely recommend.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 02/02/2018
    lovely cottage in a good location

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 18/12/2017
    We stayed at A Twist of Lyme for a long weekend in December. There was a lovely welcome basket when we arrived and Matthew & Zishan were great hosts. Fabulous accommodation in a great location. Highly recommend. Would definitely stay here again.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 08/12/2017
    The property was very well equipped - especially the bathroom and kitchen - and the bed was large and very comfortable. In terms of location the property is within 10 miles of a number of different and excellent beaches which was important for us as we had a dog. The local pub - the Hunters Lodge - is dog friendly and only a 10 minute walk away. The road to the pub is quite busy and has no street lighting, but the owners of the Twist of Lyme supply a torch if you don't have one. The owners supplied an excellent welcome pack including cakes and are there to help, but are not intrusive.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 24/11/2017
    A very lovely little house. We enjoyed a very cosy break here and spent a lovely 5 days exploring Devon and Dorset, for which this was a lovely base. Inside the house is fantastic and had everything we needed and more!

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 17/11/2017
    This was a clean, well-equipped cottage. The bedroom was very large and the sloping walls weren't an issue. Even when laid in bed, we at first worried that we might wake in the night and bump our heads, but this really wasn't a problem. The bed was very comfortable and the bedroom was warm and quiet at night. The bathroom had a nicely sized free-standing shower cubicle. I think it was heated by an electric heater, so it produced decently hot water. The water pressure was middling, so don't expect to have the very best shower experience you have ever had. The bath was a somewhat smaller than normal size - so don't expect to be able to lie out straight. There was plenty of hot water although the low-ish water pressure did mean that it took quite a long time to fill the bath. The kitchen had appliances in good working order and we felt that we had all of the kitchen utensils that we needed. The property was lovely and warm. The central heating was good. However, a small heater in the lounge came on immediately at the touch of a button, which was handy on the one evening when it was quite a bit colder. We were allowed to bring our dog. However, there is a stair gate at the bottom of the stairs and we were told that dogs were not allowed upstairs into the bedroom. So you may want to bear this in mind if you are used to having your dog with you all of the time. Zishan who dealt with us was friendly and helpful. We drove, so it was no problem to get to Lyme Regis and other locations in the area. However, I didn't feel that this was a cottage that was particularly well-situated if we had not had the car with us; we've stayed in other cottages where there were more shops, cafes and pubs in the vicinity.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Thank you for taking the time to give a thorough review on A Twist of Lyme - I'm sure potential guests will find it very informative. We would echo the sentiments you raise about ensuring that guests read the information about the cottage, the location and Cottages.com pet policy, as not only will you know what to expect when you arrive but it will help you get the most from your stay. We worked with Cottages.com to ensure the write up was absolutely accurate. Thank you also for the many compliments. Just to address the few issues you raised: there is already a pump installed to increase the hot water pressure, which upon checking after reading your review, is in full working order and the pressure is quite high, so to increase it further would be a potential hazard. We are best described as semi-rural and not in a village/town location, which most of our guests love! Nevertheless, we have a pub, post office and general store in walking distance. We also have bus services at the end of the road which take you into Lyme Regis or Axminster and from there you can get to many other places via bus or train, so you are not forced to drive. Up to date timetables are in the cottage. As your stay was booked very last minute, it may be that you were unable to do the research on a location that was more suitable to your needs.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 20/10/2017
    Our second visit to A Twist of Lyme. Great welcome from Zishan and good to chat to Matt when we saw him. A lovely little cottage with all you could wish for in terms of home comforts. This is a great area to visit and we'd recommend it to anyone.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 13/10/2017
    Amazing! Everything so clean and cottage fully equipped, every last detail thought of. Have already booked for next year I was so impressed.

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 22/09/2017
    First time booking a holiday cottage which was very comfortable. Outside garden area needed a light as when letting dogs out last thing at night as it was impossible to see, and as it was on a main road you could not walk them. Overall an enjoyable stay.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner: We're disappointed to hear that your first holiday cottage booking wasn't as you expected. At a Twist of Lyme we work very hard to make your stay as comfortable as it can be which includes our rigorous cleaning standards and all the little extras we provide for our guests, including the four-legged ones! So there is an automatic light by the door, and we provide a torch for night time ramblings. We are in a rural setting, but there is a post office/general store and a pub which serves food within half a mile. The road you mention has a pavement down one side, so I'm not sure why you weren't able to safely walk your dogs, and as we live by the Jurassic Coast and South West Coast path, the walking possibilities are endless. Perhaps a quick knock on our door to ask some questions during your stay may have enabled you to get the most from your holiday.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 15/09/2017
    Lovely comfortable cottage. Easy access to Jurassic coast. Only 3 miles from the resort of Lyme Regis and within easy reach of other coastal resorts. Owners of cottage very friendly and made us feel welcome. Welcome pack on arrival. Would highly recommend.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 18/08/2017
    Great place to stay, we would definitely recommend. Owners were very helpful and welcoming.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 11/08/2017
    "A Twist of Lyme" is a lovely cottage, open plan, bags of space and the whole place was in pristine condition. Everything you could possibly need was provided and you would never know that it is a cottage for two because it is so big and the open plan theme emphasises this even more. The bedroom and the bed was huge and there was ample storage. The en-suite bathroom boasted a luxurious claw feet bath as well as an adequate shower. Everything was just perfect and the owners should be very pleased with what they have provided.

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9.6 out of 10 – based on 27 reviews collected by Reevoo
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