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Harcombe House - Woodhouse

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Harcombe Bottom, nr. Lyme Regis
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Woodhouse has plenty to do whatever the weather. Challenge your family to a game of tennis or play table tennis!

"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.

Fourteen steps to entrance: ‘Upside-down’ style accommodation. Ground floor: Two double bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. First floor: Spacious living/dining room with rugs on wooden floor, door to garden and modern fitted kitchen area with tiled floor. Twin bedroom.

  • Video
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer by meter reading
  • Dishwasher
  • Grassed area with garden furniture
  • 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

* 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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  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Games RoomGames Room
  • WifiWifi
  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • Swimming PoolSwimming Pool
  • Car Parking AvailableCar Parking Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • Coastal PropertyCoastal Property
  • Heritage CollectionHeritage Collection
  • Open PlanOpen Plan

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 24/04/2016
    We stayed at Wood house to celebrate my parents 50 th wedding Anniversary , we had such a lovely time, the swimming pool and play room was a huge hut with the 3 children (under 7). Tennis court was superb and tbhe surrouynbdings were beautifuk. Wood house was well equipped and clean, would love to return! Would recommend.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 09/04/2016
    Fab place fab location. Loved it. Will be back!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 26/03/2016
    very spacious house, plenty of room.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 13/03/2016
    Very pleased with our stay. We were right next to the swimming pool. Very clean, although there was a lot of dust under the sofas as the children's toys kept going underneath them! But would recommend to others as it was clean and spacious.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 20/02/2016
    Beautiful and spacious for family with extended relatives

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 07/12/2015
    Had a lovely relaxing long weekend. Lovely comfortable accommodation and a lovely swimming pool we made good use of!

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 15/11/2015
    Lovely house, good parking and loved the swimming pool!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 06/07/2015
    Great place and close to coast. Pool and other leisure facilities are really great for all ages. The owner was very obliging as I had made an error in my booking. Have been twice for a short break and enjoyed on both occasions in two different cottages.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 21/09/2015
    Had a family get together for my 60th birthday, the cottage will always have an emotional attachment for me, it was a lovely location, exactly right for all of us, we made full use of the pool,well worth it.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 29/08/2015
    We enjoyed our stay at Woodhouse. The location is great, just a few minutes from wonderful Lyme Regis and the Jurassic Coast. The roads leading to the property are very narrow, which sort of adds to the charm. The property itself was very spacious upstairs (where the lounge/diner, kitchen & one bedroom are), with nice comfy sofas, a large dining table and well equipped kitchen. Downstairs has 3 bedrooms (2 doubles, one with en-suite, one twin) and a family bathroom with separate shower. One of the doubles was a bit small but acceptable. The only niggle we found was there was no toilet upstairs and there was a touch of damp in the air. It was quite cool & wet while we were there (August!!) and things improved once I worked out how to put the heating on for a couple of hours. The other facilities at the property (indoor pool, tennis courts & games room) were all well kept & there are lots of grounds to explore. There's a couple of outdoor BBQ areas for communal use too.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 22/08/2015
    Lovely property in beautiful surroundings. Well equipped and we were well looked after by Katrina and Libor. Only drawback were the steps up to the property - the Tesco delivery men were not impressed! However, we did know about these before we booked so can't really complain. The beds were a bit hard, which was not a problem for most of us, but one of our group was 5 months pregnant and ended up leaving early as she could not sleep. We made great use of the pool which was right next to our apartment.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 16/05/2015
    We had a lovely holiday at wood house , the accomadation for our family was perfect. It was very clean and there was everything there for our cooking needs. The only moan we had was that the beds were not very comfortable. But we would defiantly stay there again. We would highly recommend it.

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9.4 out of 10 – based on 19 reviews collected by Reevoo
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