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Harcombe House - Lyme

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Harcombe Bottom, near Lyme Regis, Dorset
Grade 4 Star rating
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms3
Bathrooms2
Pets0

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Description

Take a trip to Lyme with the family. Situated within a complex, Lyme has access to a games room, pool and more!

"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 (refs DCCQ, DQK, DQL, DQM, DQN, DQP, DQQ, DTM and UKC2477). 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 away lies Lyme Regis, setting for the TV adaptation of John Fowles’ novelA 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, including the Sea Life Adventure Park, which gives the opportunity to get close to sharks and rays
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. Beach 2 miles. Shops ¾ mile, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

6 steps to entrance.
Ground Floor:
Living room:
With TV, DVD player, double sofa bed, wooden floor and French doors leading to garden.
Dining room.
Kitchen
: With cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and tiled floor.
First Floor:
Sloping ceilings throughout.
Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With double bed and beams.
Bedroom 3: With bunk bed.
Bathroom: With bath, shower attachment and toilet.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and Wi-Fi included. Towel hire. Cot. Payphone (shared). Utility room with coin-operated washing machine and tumble dryer (shared). Games room with TV, table tennis, coin-operated pool table and seating area with wood burner (shared). Children’s room with table football, small pool table, toys, books and games (shared). 9-acre gardens with woodland and garden furniture (shared). Indoor heated swimming pool (shared, 10m x 4.5m, max depth 1.35m, open every day 10am-10pm) with shower and changing facilities. Sauna (shared). Hard tennis court (shared). Private parking. No smoking. Please note: There is a shallow fenced pond in the woodland.

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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
  • Coastal within 3 miles
    Coastal within 3 miles
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle

Customer Comments

  • 10

    29/09/2017
    Confirmed guest, 24/09/2017
    Lovely accommodation in beautiful surroundings. Spotlessly clean with good facilities. Shame we had noisy very inconsiderate neighbours that were partying till early hours of morning. Otherwise no complaints.


  • 10

    24/09/2017
    Confirmed guest, 22/09/2017
    Apartment was very clean and well stocked with equipment. Wifi could be better.


  • 9

    27/08/2017
    Confirmed guest, 19/08/2017
    Really calm and tranquil. Excellent sports and games. Super swimming pool and sauna. We could have spent the whole week on site. It was brilliant.


  • 9

    28/07/2017
    Confirmed guest, 22/07/2017
    Wonderful holiday in superb surroundings and amazing facilities. Pool beautiful tennis court and games room Fab! Loved it .


  • 8

    22/06/2017
    Confirmed guest, 13/06/2017
    Fantastic break and lovely accommodation. Good value for money and extremely clean. Swimming pool and tennis courts were a fabulous extra. My only feedback would be with 8 people in the house one shower is not enough. I would recommend a second shower in the main bathroom over the bath.


  • 10

    24/05/2017
    Confirmed guest, 15/05/2017
    Had a wonderful holiday at lyme


  • 9

    06/05/2017
    Confirmed guest, 02/05/2017
    Very good all round with well cared for accommodation, grounds, pool, and tennis court. The Games Rooms are valuable extra amenities particularly for those rainy days! We will definitely be booking again, and bringing more family members with us!


  • 8

    14/01/2017
    Confirmed guest, 09/01/2017
    We had a really lovely action packed long weekend!


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