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Harcombe House - Lyme

Harcombe Bottom, near Lyme Regis, Dorset
Grade 4 Star rating

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14/05/2019
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Pets 0
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Take a trip to Lyme with the family. Situated within a complex, Lyme has access to a games room, pool and more!

6 steps to entrance.
Ground Floor:
Living room:
With TV, DVD player, 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.

"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.

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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
  • Celebration Houses
    Celebration Houses


Customer Comments

  • 8

    16/10/2019
    Confirmed guest, 14/10/2019
    Cottage comfortable internet not good could do with small hand brush for rubbish.Children enjoyed pool. However could here quite a lot from neighbouring house walls thin. Cleanliness ok but a bit more attention behind bedroom furniture very dusty. Saying that positive is had a good time and the children had a good time. Think of having a area for a few shopping items newspapers etc.


  • 10

    25/10/2019
    Confirmed guest, 06/10/2019
    Brilliant stay loved it


  • 10

    28/07/2019
    Confirmed guest, 27/07/2019
    Great house & location. We loved Dorset and my grandchildren want to come back soon. You need to sort out the WiFi though!


  • 9

    23/04/2019
    Confirmed guest, 20/04/2019
    We enjoyed our stay very much and really appreciated the facilities: swimming pool (especially), games room, tennis court, trampoline and access to the lovely woodland. On arrival it was lovely to discover a container of milk in the fridge, packet of biscuits and sachets for an instant drink! Just a couple of comments to make: the kitchen equipment was adequate but rather sparse. We had booked in a person who was staying for a few nights only and we were told a convertible settee would provide a further bed. There was extra bedding for this but there was no under blanket/mattress protector so the person, who arrived later, brought her own. However the convertible settee proved to be too uncomfortable to use and so we had to re-jig the sleeping arrangements with one child agreeing to sleep on the floor.


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