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Harcombe House - Ware

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Harcombe Bottom, near Lyme Regis, Dorset
Grade 4 Star rating
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms1
Bathrooms1
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Description

If you are looking to relax, take a stroll around the lovely grounds or enjoy a dip in the swimming pool.

"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. All on one level.
Living room: With TV, DVD player and double sofa bed.
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Kitchen/dining room: With cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
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Bedroom: With double bed.
Shower room: With walk-in shower and toilet.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and Wi-Fi included. Towel hire. Cot and highchair. 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
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Games Room
    Games Room
  • Highchair
    Highchair
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • 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
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Walk-in Shower/Bath
    Walk-in Shower/Bath
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle

Customer Comments

  • 9

    08/10/2017
    Confirmed guest, 06/10/2017
    The whole complex is lovely and with the amenities on site, swimming pool, tennis court and games room there is plenty to keep everyone occupied before you even leave the premises. It was very clean and had everything required for a self catering holiday, only complaint on the cooking front was the smoke alarm which went off every morning I grilled bacon or made toast and I was too short to reach it to switch it off, we had the extractor on and the windows open but to no avail so take thin sliced not too fresh bread ! the small step up from the kitchen tripped both of us up till we got used it , we are not blind but a white strip on the top might help ?the rise is only about 2-3". The shower was great really clean and very user friendly. Bedroom lovely view over the gardens we saw deer on the lawn, but we used both duvets at night, so maybe thicker ones if 4 people stay in winter. Overall we had a lovely break would definitely recommend to others.


  • 4

    07/10/2017
    Confirmed guest, 30/09/2017
    Found that it was in the middle of no where were given wrong sat nav details took three hours extra on trip. No heating for three nights but like a sauna when they sorted it. Fire alarm went off every time you used the cooker.


  • 8

    26/08/2017
    Confirmed guest, 19/08/2017
    Great place to stay and explore Dorset and Devon


  • 10

    19/08/2017
    Confirmed guest, 12/08/2017
    All we can say we will be back next year.


  • 9

    07/07/2017
    Confirmed guest, 24/06/2017
    Compact and comfortable, excellent location for surrounding walks and beach trips. Pool well maintained and grounds a pleasure to explore.


  • 10

    22/06/2017
    Confirmed guest, 12/06/2017
    I went there during off peak and it was so lovely and peaceful. My baby boy enjoyed playing in the pool and I have enjoyed jumping on the trampoline :) Absolutely stunning location with lots of rabbits on the field and deers passing by.


  • 10

    20/06/2017
    Confirmed guest, 26/05/2017
    We had very peaceful break The pool was very clean. The place was very nice


  • 9

    21/06/2017
    Confirmed guest, 20/05/2017
    A good week except for the weather but still managed to get out and about - Seaton Sidmouth - Beer all nice places to visit plus many more The swimming pool is a great bonus


  • 10

    02/05/2017
    Confirmed guest, 23/04/2017
    Fantastic facilities, especially for families. Beautiful quiet location only 10 mins drive from Lyme Regis. Great value


  • 9

    29/04/2017
    Confirmed guest, 21/04/2017
    Nice, quiet place :) Close to the town and the beach. Big garden area, house clean and tidy. Kitchen well equipped and furnished. Staff really friendly and helpful. Extra bonus -swimming pool and sauna :) We had a lovely and relaxing time ,thank you.


  • 10

    23/04/2017
    Confirmed guest, 15/04/2017
    We had such a lovely time in this cottage. The tennis courts, swimming pool and the beautiful walks were so wonderful. Friendly people, good local farms we found everything that we needed and would definately come back again.


  • 10

    11/03/2017
    Confirmed guest, 05/03/2017
    We had amazing time! Swimming pool and sauna and the games room were great! We came to visit the area but actually the cottage itself had so much to offer that we spend the most of the time in the cottage haha amazing location easy to find great super clean house! We even had biscuits and tea/coffee/milk in fridge! Great weekend we enjoyed ourselves a lot! Will definitely go back and tell all our friends to go as well!


  • 9

    06/03/2017
    Confirmed guest, 26/02/2017
    Literally the only thing wrong was the sofa bed was old and not very comfortable. Apart from that all very very good


  • 9

    21/02/2017
    Confirmed guest, 12/02/2017
    Lovely apartment with the benefit of an indoor heated swimming pool and family room. Would loved to have stayed longer.


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