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Harcombe House - Yawl Apartment

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Harcombe Bottom, nr. Lyme Regis
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps7
Bedrooms4
Bathrooms2
Pets0
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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

  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • WifiWifi
  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • Swimming PoolSwimming Pool
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • Coastal PropertyCoastal Property
  • No PetsNo Pets
  • Car Parking - Designated On SiteCar Parking - Designated On Site

Customer Comments

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 30/07/2016
    What a fantastic stay. Stunning location, every need catered for in your apartment and grounds. So clean and beautifully looked after. You will need to drive to the beach and other amenities, but we were amazed by how reasonable parking prices are at most resorts.


  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 23/07/2016
    We were very pleased with the flat and the facilities provided and couldn't find fault with anything. The flat was well furnished to a high standard and the grounds were a lovely setting for sitting out weather permitting, which luckily we had. We would return for another holiday to this property as we were all so pleased with it.


  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 16/07/2016
    Very nice place a bit off the beaten track very peaceful. The apartment was very well appointed and the conversion was very well done We would definitely recommend Harcombe for a relaxing holiday


  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 09/07/2016
    Lovely property in excellent surroundings. The pool and tennis court were a real bonus. There was a very relaxed atmosphere. We cooked a roast dinner one night and the only criticism is it needs a bit more kitchen equipment, such as roasting tins. The laundry and games room are a good idea and the gardens are lovely. We saw a deer standing at the end of the garden one morning.


  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 25/06/2016
    We had a great stay at Harcombe house. It was very well equipped and in a perfect location. It was extremely clean and there was plenty of space for the 6 of us to live in comfort for the week. We enjoyed our week in June and highly recommend the property for others to use.


  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 17/06/2016
    Great amenities, spacious rooms and grounds. Shame the weather wasn't kinder!


  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 12/06/2016
    3 friends and I took our 5 children (age range: 1-3) for 2 nights. The apartment was clean and had everything we needed including stair gates etc.. We spent a lovely few days there and the children loved the pool and the play room! It's a short drive into Lyme Regis so perfect for a day at the seaside! We will definitely be back! Thankyou!


  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 04/06/2016
    Fantastic property with everything a group of kids could wish for! From swimming in the fantastic pool, playing tennis on the tennis court ( and what a view across the hills ) to playing table tennis & pool in the games room. Oh and not forgettin exploring the surrounding woods. Fantastic!!


  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 15/05/2016
    We love this property we have stayed twice now and will be back. Lots to do with games room and pool, and really close to Lyme Regis and Axminster.


  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 08/05/2016
    We had a fantastic weekend, and were so pleased with the accommodation. It was perfect for the 7 of us (4 adults and 3 children). We would definitely like to come back!


  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 18/04/2016
    Just got back from an absolutely wonderful stay. We went for a long weekend, 4 adults and 2 children, and were very impressed with the facilities, cleanliness and comfort of the holiday home. A lot of thought had gone into providing all those little extras that make it a home from home. Set in beautiful, tranquil countryside and not far from Lyme Regis. We definitely intend to return and this time for a bit longer as 2 full days definitely wasn't enough! Thank you again from all 6 of us for a lovely stay. The only minutely negative thing I would say is it would be helpful to make check out a bit later, say 11am. Being more than just a hotel room and normal packing up when you leave, we wanted to make sure everything was clean and clear in the kitchen etc before we left. And doing all that for a large apartment, along with our packing of clothes and food etc, was a bit of a mad rush this morning to get it all done by 10am!


  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 02/04/2016
    A fabulous apartment - spacious even for three generations! Loved the facilities on site - we all had great fun with the table tennis and loved the swimming pool. Very close to Lyme Regis.


  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 26/03/2016
    A great place and convenient to lyme regis. The pool is a little chilly but all the facilities are good. This would be fabulous for a few families to go away together.


  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 13/03/2016
    brilliant for kids as there is a warm pool, games room and tennis and also you can do den building in the woodland around the court. loved it.


  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 07/03/2016
    We love Harcombe House! The apartment, the swimming pool, the games room, the trees to climb in the garden, Daddy falling over in the mud, even the laundry for Mum to wash his clothes! This was our second visit and we are planning a third asap, but don't tell everyone as it'll book up too soon ;-)


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