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Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property


This pretty south facing country house is full of light, charm and comfort. There are 4 double bedrooms and a 5th. with 2 single beds (ideal for children). There are 3 bathrooms with traditional baths, one adjoining the master bedroom. This family home is situated fifteen minutes walk from the sea at Lulworth cove on the unspoiled Purbeck coast. It is set on a hillside with wide south facing views to the sea and surrounding fields and hills. Built of Purbeck stone around the beginning of the last century it is set in two acres of secluded terraced lawns and gardens including a grass tennis court and croquet lawn.

The very fully equipped kitchen has an Aga cooker as well as an extra oven and hob. There is a pretty spacious dining room with a large round 18th. century dining table and sideboard. The large living room has an open fire, a piano and french doors to the terrace.

There is a huge marble table with seating for summer eating on the south facing terrace and there is a sun umbrella and barbecue.

The house is secluded and situated on a terraced hillside overlooking the village of West Lulworth with views to the surrounding fields and to the sea. There are terraced lawns and gardens to the front of the house and a large enclosed area including a full size grass tennis court with croquet lawn, large trampoline and pavilion containing sports equipment and table tennis.

The Lulworth area is notable for its wonderful walks and and spectacular 'Jurassic' coastline including Durdle Door and Kimmeridge bay where there is the recently opened Etches fossil museum.

Good local places for swimming include Lulworth cove, Durdle Door beaches and Kimmeridge. Within easy reach are Corfe Castle with its spectacular ruins, Weymouth Bay and Abottsbury.

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Property Manager
Member since: 2010
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Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018


This is a property in the English country house tradition is situated on the doorstep of the exceptionally beautiful Isle of Purbeck.

It is attractively furnished in traditional style but not in any way 'precious'. It is a warm friendly place and has been host to many family holidays and celebrations over the years. Although close to the village of West lulworth, it is quiet and secluded in 2 acres of lawns and gardens. The bedrooms and reception rooms are mostly south facing with views across the surrounding countryside or extending to the sea.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Dear Michael & Suzanne,

We arrived home today following a marvellous week in your beautiful house and wanted to express our sincere thanks for allowing us to share your home.

It is clearly a much loved family "treasure" and it was indeed a privilege to spend precious time with our family there.

It is difficult to find the words to express how we felt "at home" from the minute we stepped into the hallway - exploring every room , each with its own charm, was a delight.

But we cannot overlook the outside space ! Our five grandchildren would disappear whilst we were getting ready for the day ahead and again once we returned ....but the shrieks of laughter emanating from the trampoline always reassured us that they were having fun. The tennis court was another source of enjoyment together with the nooks and crannies we discovered around the lovely garden.

We were fortunate to have seven days of sunshine with merely a few showers to remind us that we were in fact in England, not holidaying in a villa in the South of France. Utter bliss.

So, once again, thank you from the bottom of our hearts. It was truly serendipitous to have found this gem whilst searching the internet all those months ago and all things being equal, we would love to have the opportunity to visit The Lynches again next summer.

Kind regards

Jean & Richard
Aug 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in West Lulworth in West Lulworth

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Bath tap has spray attachment
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Bath tap has spray attachment
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Bath tap has spray attachment
  • One bathroom with master bedroom, two further bathrooms making three in all.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , Beds not side by side
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom with double bed, dressing room and bathroom. Two bedrooms with double beds, One bedroom with twin beds, one children's bedroom with single beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • bay
  • museums
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: The kitchen is very fully equipped and all the rooms are light, airy and very comfortably furnished. WiFi is installed. Outside: 2 acres of gard The grounds are of about two acres of terraced lawns and flower beds and include a grass tennis court and croquet lawn with pavilion, vegetable garden and fruit trees. In front of the house there is a wide terrace with large marble table and chairs and umbrellas for eating outside. Off the kitchen there is a Large marble table and side terrace with teak table and built in barbecue. There are superb coastal walks east and west from the house and uncrowded beaches within walking distance. Although the Cove is popular in summer, the house is secluded and peaceful at all times. The village has a pub and there are others that can be reached on foot across country. Utility Room: Cloths washer and tumble dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen is included and changed weekly. Other: Large dining room with round oak table to seat 10


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average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

A Hidden Jewel

  • 5 of 5

We had one of the happiest holidays we could ever remember - filled with many shared memories. The Lynches was far beyond our expectations, we loved everything about it. Perfect for all the different ages in our family, an amazing kitchen(we cooked in all the time!) with lovely evening dinners outside on the terrace with that glorious view. The tennis court and trampoline was great for the children and the garden is just breathtaking. Jules, the Housekeeper, was so helpful and kind, rushing over on a Sunday when the power went out to quickly flip the fuse switch. All in all, it felt like home and we were very sad to have to leave. We all hope to be able to return again one of these years, there is just so much to explore in the surrounding area, we have only scratched the surface. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home. Julia Fuleihan

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful holiday home in a great setting

  • 5 of 5

Three generations of our family had a truly memorable holiday in this beautiful house with lovely views. We were very comfortable and loved all the artwork, which made the house so special. The weather for our week was amazing, as warm as mid-summer - we were very lucky. The children were able to play outside on the huge grassed area and explore the garden. We entertained our extended family for lunch, 18 people in all, and everything we could possibly need was provided. The caretaker was able to answer our queries and the owners were extremely helpful. We loved The Lynches!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Ideal family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a wonderful family holiday here in July 2015. Bedroom layout ideal for three generations: six adults, three boys and one teething baby! Large kitchen opening on to a side terrace was very practical and the view from the front terrace, enjoyed with a few glasses of wine in the evenings, was fantadtic. Sitting room capacious and dining room could seat 12 the day friends visited. Boys enjoyed hunting for fossils at Kimmeridge, fishing off Swanage Pier, visiting Monkey World, exploring Corfe Castle, kite flying at Chesil beach as well as the tennis court and trampoline in the garden. Short walk to Lulworth Cove. Owners very helpful when booking and housekeeper on hand to answer a couple of initial queries on arrival. Can thoroughly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Car: necessary

LULWORTH is perfectly situated for exploring miles of unspoilt 'Jurassic' coastline.

Lulworth cove is a 10 minute walk and there are other secluded beaches within walking distance. There are miles of unspoiled coastline and lovely walks in all directions from the house.

Lulworth is a centre of the Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage site famous for its miles of unspoilt coastline rich in fossil remains.


Lulworth is 130 miles from London - about a 2.5 hour drive. There is a train service to Wool, 4 miles away and ferry services to France and the Channel Islands 30 minutes drive away. To be able to get around a car would be essential. Nearest car hire would be Poole or Weymouth.


There is a local village general store and a bigger store, butcher, baker and chemist at Wool, 4 miles away. The nearest major shopping towns are Wareham, 5 miles away and Dorchester, 15 miles away.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in West Lulworth, Purbeck

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Jul 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
A 50% deposit is required on booking and the balance 8 weeks prior together with a returnable breakage deposit of £250.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day can be flexible.

Notes on prices:
Prices are per week in UK pounds. Terms for 2017-18. Minimum let 1 week.
£1750 per week except: Easter & May half term weeks £1850, July £1850, August £2650 weekly, Half term weeks £1850, Christmas and New Year weeks £2650. Rent includes heating, electricity, gas, firewood and all linen. Help with cleaning and cooking is not included but may be possible to arrange if sufficient notice is given. Available all year round. A 50% REFUND of the SERVICE FEE will be applied to bookings for 2 weeks and longer.

TO CONFIRM A BOOKING, please contact Michael Schneideman (07768 391131 or Payments can be arranged by cheque or bank transfer.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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