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Harcombe House - Knoll

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Harcombe Bottom, near Lyme Regis, Dorset
Grade 4 Star rating
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms2
Bathrooms1
Pets0

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Description

Perfect for families, Knoll sleeps four guests and has many activities to enjoy, not just in the local area but also on-site.

"An ancient landscape of rolling downs, sheltered valleys
and Iron Age forts, immortalised in Hardy’s writings ..."

Enjoying a truly tranquil position in the village of Harcombe Bottom, close to the popular resort of Lyme Regis, Harcombe House offers a variety of accommodation to suit all tastes and requirements. The house started life as a Victorian gentleman’s residence, and was later used as a boarding house for the local public school. Surrounded by 9-acre grounds, comprising gardens brimming with rhododendrons, well-tended lawns and shady woodland, each property is furnished to a good standard and enjoys shared use of an indoor swimming pool, hard tennis court and games room and well-equipped children’s playroom – making this an attractive choice for families. With sandy beaches, a host of seaside attractions, and beautiful countryside peppered with picture-postcard villages, all on the doorstep, Harcombe House truly is an ideal holiday location for exploring the delights of Dorset.
Just 2 miles distant lies Lyme Regis, setting for the TV adaptation of John Fowles’ novel A French Lieutenant’s Woman. Here colourful fishing vessels and pleasure craft line the pretty harbour, and a host of outdoor activities, such as fishing, boating, sailing and windsurfing tuition, and golf can be enjoyed. Superb coastal walks can be taken along the World Heritage Coast, with its stretches of fossil beaches to explore, and magnificent views to admire from Golden Cap – the highest point on England’s south coast at 626-ft high.
Nearby, Hardy Country beckons visitors to discover the rolling green pastures and pretty thatched villages made famous in his novels, while for a great family day out, the Georgian seaside town of Weymouth is within easy reach, offering in addition to its harbour and sandy beaches, a host of all-weather attractions, as well as several RSPB sanctuaries. Also well worth a day trip is the county town of Dorchester (20 miles), alias Hardy’s Casterbridge; offering a bustling market square, and some excellent shops and restaurants, Dorchester is also a great base from which to explore the impressive Maiden Castle rising up from the plains. Exeter is within easy driving distance, its skyline dominated by the distinctive monument of St Peter’s Cathedral. Other important historical buildings in the city include the 14th-century Guildhall, several ancient churches and the restored Quayside with its Custom House dating back to 1681. Another town well worth a visit is Weymouth, with many attractions for all the family. The Sea Life Park gives the opportunity to get close to sharks and rays, the Deep Sea Adventure tells the sobering story of the Titanic disaster and The Timewalk contains an entertaining and educational walk-through exhibition of Weymouth’s maritime and brewing past.
Nearby Sidmouth boasts nearly 500 buildings listed as having special historic or architectural interest, and in August the town hosts what many consider to be the country’s best folk festival at the beginning of August. Folk and roots artists from around the world as well as dance and theatre companies take over various venues in the eight-day event. The fishing village of Beer lies huddled within a small sheltered cove between gleaming white headlands. Much of the village remains unchanged since the time when it was a smugglers’ eyrie. With numerous stately homes and gardens to visit locally, including Abbotsbury Swannery and Tropical Gardens, ancient forts perched upon hilltops affording far-reaching views and a host of seaside towns, including Seaton (with its tramway) stretching along the coastline, there is something for everyone to enjoy in this part of the country. Shops ¾ mile.

All on the ground floor. Living room with rugs on wooden floor. Dining hall with rugs on wooden floor. Compact kitchen with tiled floor. Double bedroom. Shower room and toilet. First floor: Twin bedroom with sloping ceiling.

  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Parking

  • Electricity, full oil central heating and bed linen included
  • Towel hire
  • Cot (except DQP)
  • TV
  • Shared laundry room with coin-operated washing machine and tumble dryer (except DCCQ)
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Shared payphone (games room)
  • Gardens of 9 acres with woodland and furniture
  • No smoking
  • NB: Shallow fenced pond in woodland

SUPERB INDOOR AND OUTDOOR FACILITIES (AVAILABLE ALL YEAR ROUND)
* Indoor heated swimming pool (10m x 4.5m, max depth 1.35m) with shower and changing facilities (open everyday 10am–10pm)
* Sauna
* Hard tennis court
* Indoor games room with TV, video, table tennis, coin-operated pool table and seating area with wood-burning stove
* Children’s room with table football, small pool table, toys, books, games and videos

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Features

  • Dishwasher
    Dishwasher
  • Games Room
    Games Room
  • Wifi
    Wifi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Swimming Pool
    Swimming Pool
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Heritage Collection
    Heritage Collection
  • Coastal within 3 miles
    Coastal within 3 miles
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 8

    15/07/2017
    Confirmed guest, 26/06/2017
    Knoll at Harcombe house is a lovely cottage. The space was good for our family (2 adults, 3 under 3's). Having a bath would have been better but I suppose a wet room is more energy efficient. More shelving in the living room would have been helpful, I had to find alternative places for ornaments, due to adventurous toddlers. The most disappointing thing was that I found pieces of broken glass by the fridge in the kitchen, this could have been awful if the little ones had found it! The swimming pool was fantastic and the games/play rooms were well equipped. It is ideally situated, only 10 mins from Lyme Regis, although you must have transport to get to any amenities, as there is nothing in the immediate area.


  • 9

    22/02/2017
    Confirmed guest, 16/02/2017
    We have ahad a lovely stay at the knoll. It was lovely having the swimming pool although a little cold until used to it. The kids loves having the games room. Lots of things for the little ones. The cottage was lovely and warm, well stocked to be able to cook whatever you need to. Would stay there again.


  • 7

    21/01/2017
    Confirmed guest, 28/12/2016
    Excellent cottage for a short break. We did have a lovely Christmas here and the facilities were brilliant. Points to note for those with small children: the bathroom is just a wetroom with no bath and no non-slip matting; the cottage is, overall, very small and suitable for no more than a 4 person family; we also felt it was quite isolated and far from places of interest during the winter - spring and summer would be a totally different story with more time to spend on the beach, NT and EH places open to visitors.


  • 8

    26/11/2016
    Confirmed guest, 20/11/2016
    Great for a short break. Walls a bit thin and rooms a bit small for any longer.


  • 9

    22/11/2016
    Confirmed guest, 15/11/2016
    Fab. Easy to find, very comfortable and clean. Only problem was I didn't read no towels and couldn't find any on a Sunday in Lyme Regis.


  • 10

    19/11/2016
    Confirmed guest, 13/11/2016
    A wonderful cottage, so cleverly done. The kids loved the common room, we spent endless time playing table tennis and pool. We were delighted to use the swimming pool and tennis court as well. This place has everything you could ask for.


  • 6

    13/11/2016
    Confirmed guest, 07/11/2016
    Lovley location and the cottage was cosy , the problem was I think it was from a boiler house flue which seemed to kick in about every 20 minutes it was really noisy especially in the bedroom upstairs unfortunately this woke are children up a few times throughout the night !!! The location was good and the facilities also but probably would not return after two bad nights sleep


  • 9

    07/10/2016
    Confirmed guest, 30/09/2016
    Lovely location ,well kept gardens , great swimming pool.


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