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Harcombe House - Yawl Apartment

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Harcombe Bottom, near Lyme Regis, Dorset
Grade 4 Star rating
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Sleeps7
Bedrooms4
Bathrooms2
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Description

Yawl Apartment has it all- the brilliant on-site facilities and it’s situated close to Lyme Regis; perfect for a fun filled holiday!

"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.

Shared entrance hall, stairs to first floor entrance: Living room. Modern fitted kitchen/dining room. Two double bedrooms, one with 6ft bed. Single bedroom. Bunk bedroom. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Shower room and toilet.

  • 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
  • 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
  • Car Parking - On Site
    Car Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 9

    20/06/2017
    Confirmed guest, 12/06/2017
    Excellent holiday accommodation. Our only criticism would be the power of the shower which was only a dribble.


  • 9

    17/06/2017
    Confirmed guest, 21/05/2017
    Stayed here for my husbands 60th birthday with our family. V well equipped. Lovely grounds with swimming pool which we had to ourselves.


  • 7

    07/05/2017
    Confirmed guest, 05/05/2017
    In general the cottage was comfortable, and conveniently located for local beaches and Lyme Regis. The indoor pool is a good bonus.The only major drawback were the two bathrooms, which had under-powered showers (just a trickle in the shower unit) and extractor fans, plus lack of hooks & soap trays. If these were remedied, I would easily give the cottage a maximum rating.


  • 8

    22/04/2017
    Confirmed guest, 08/04/2017
    Lovely place to stay.


  • 9

    19/02/2017
    Confirmed guest, 08/02/2017
    A wonderful holiday with our young baby. Extremely family friendly - aside from the amenities onsite, there was a cot, high chair, stair gate and Richard was happy to accommodate the baby's nap times around the central heating arrangements. Really beautiful grounds, loads to do nearby and the cleanest place we've ever stayed in! Would highly recommend.


  • 8

    24/01/2017
    Confirmed guest, 28/12/2016
    the house was clean and warm but the kitchen was small and we burnt our turkey in the cooker ...oh dear ...


  • 9

    05/12/2016
    Confirmed guest, 28/11/2016
    Lovely apartment within easy driving distance of Lyme, the overall experience was brilliant. All 6 of our party would have no hesitation in coming back.


  • 10

    22/11/2016
    Confirmed guest, 14/11/2016
    We had an amazing weekend break in the Yawl cottage. It was warm and cosy and the kids loved all the facilities, in particularly the swimming pool, extensive gardens and the games room. It is a really good location for exploring the local area and we enjoyed visits to Axminster, Beer, Seaton, Charmouth and Lyme Regis


  • 9

    13/11/2016
    Confirmed guest, 10/11/2016
    Heated pool , well equipped games room and clean , spacious accommodation. All for a very reasonable price. When I find places like this it reminds me how overpriced center parcs is!


  • 8

    11/09/2016
    Confirmed guest, 20/08/2016
    We had a very happy holiday & loved the flat & facilities.


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