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Harcombe House - Woodhouse

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

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Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Pets 0
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Property Reference: DQQ
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Woodhouse has plenty to do whatever the weather. Challenge your family to a game of tennis or play table tennis!

14 steps to entrance.
Ground Floor:
Bedroom 1:
With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With bath, shower attachment and toilet.
First Floor:
Open plan living space.
Living area:
With TV, DVD player and wooden floor.
Dining area: With wooden floor and door leading to garden.
Kitchen area: With cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and tiled floor.
Bedroom 4: With twin beds.

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). Grassed area with garden furniture. 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
  • Heritage Collection
    Heritage Collection
  • Coastal within 3 miles
    Coastal within 3 miles
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle
  • Celebration Houses
    Celebration Houses


Customer Comments

  • 10

    11/11/2019
    Confirmed guest, 02/11/2019
    Very enjoyable family holiday week in Woodhouse. Child friendly and we all enjoyed the swimming pool and games room. The accommodation was comfortable and well equipped. This was our second time at Harcombe House and look forward to returning.


  • 6

    27/10/2019
    Confirmed guest, 26/10/2019
    Great accommodation that feels a little unloved. Window seals were generally mouldy but in the bathroom were growing moss in the corners. The towel rail had water marks and the outside door on the top floor is wonky with an open gap at the top. That said, it is a bright, airy property that was lovely and warm with a well equipped kitchen. Other thing to bear in mind - this is not the property for you if you have any kind of lung problem. There is a flue from the swimming pool that blows straight onto the stairs that provide the access to this property, so we often had to hold our breath to walk through the fumes.


  • 10

    22/10/2019
    Confirmed guest, 14/10/2019
    It was a lovely place. It was a shame that the WIFI was not working properly on all access points.


  • 8

    09/10/2019
    Confirmed guest, 07/10/2019
    Excellent for a family long weekend. The pool was great for the young grandchildren - and for the adventurous dad and uncles. The large living area meant we could spread out and the sleeping accommodation was versatile. The bathrooms were new and a good size, though the sink in the en-suite was too small to be used for much. Having a washing machine was very useful.


  • 9

    12/08/2019
    Confirmed guest, 10/08/2019
    Lovely cottage in a remote location. Good facilities but could do with a nice outside seating area.


  • 8

    28/07/2019
    Confirmed guest, 27/07/2019
    A lovely spacious cottage to stay in. We were 2 adults, 4 children and had lots of room. A few things in the cottage need attention but it didn’t detract from our holiday. Right near the a35 so everything was very accessible! Nice size pool!


  • 9

    05/02/2019
    Confirmed guest, 04/02/2019
    Absolutely lovely place to stay. A lot to offer on site with things to do not far away. Me and my friends had an amazing time and will definitely be booking here again!


  • 9

    27/11/2018
    Confirmed guest, 25/11/2018
    We had a fantastic break away in this well equipped house. Will definitely book again.


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