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Fully renovated coastguard cottage with views of the sea and the Cobb

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet


About the property

Cottage in Lyme Regis, Dorset, England - 2 Minute's Walk To The Sandy Beach

Lyme Cottage is just 2 minutes from a sandy beach and set just back from the famous Cobb in the World Heritage Site of Lyme Regis. The cottage was originally built for Lyme Regis’ coastguards and has now been completely refurbished to a high standard. The architect-led renovations have both revived the charm of the original building and incorporated modern facilities to ensure you have a fantastic break. Every room at Lyme Cottage has been carefully planned to help make best use of the space to ensure that you thoroughly enjoy your stay. The new fitted kitchen opens out into the living/dining space so that preparing a meal can be a social occasion. There are plenty of options for dining - out on the terrace with views over the sea, in the front conservatory or in the secluded rear courtyard.

Property Manager
Sam Milford
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Sam Milford

Lyme Cottage has been in my family for three generations but was in a fairly poor state of repair when I first came down to stay. The simplest option would have been to sell up - but I have never been tempted. Lyme Regis is endlessly gorgeous and I felt that the cottage had the potential to be something very special...

It took almost three years of work to get everything in shape for you and I can't wait to hear what you think!

Sam Milford purchased this house in 1971

Why Sam Milford chose Lyme Regis

Lyme Cottage was built in 1860 and is an important part of Lyme's heritage. The terrace was initially built to house the town's coastguards and later became home to fishermen. Lyme Cottage was Grade 2 listed in the 1970s.

The area is absolutely stunning. Coming down Cobb Road towards the cottage takes your breath away - with a view that is never the same twice.

You don't have to love dinosaurs to be staggered by the local geology... the Jurassic rocks are exposed along the beaches and we're actively encouraged top collect 200 million year old fossils before they are eaten away by the sea!

What makes this house unique

I've really tried to make sure that Lyme Cottage is something special.

In planning for the renovations I used heritage architects to ensure that the charm of the house wasn't lost, whilst bringing it all right up to date so that it's a gorgeous, comfortable place to stay. I've tried to think of everything!

Although this a relatively small coastguard cottage the photos should give you an idea of the sense of space that we've created by not trying to cram too much in, and by leaving you space to fill when you arrive!

Guestbook comments from the manager

I'm very grateful for all the comments left by guests over the last 18 months... we have taken every suggestion on board and continue to do our best to make sure that every detail is right for your stay.
Jun 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Lyme Regis in East Devon District

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Downstairs bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • Upstairs bathroom with shower, toilet and sink. Downstairs bathroom with bath/shower, toilet and sink. Direct access from back alleyway to back bathroom if required.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Front bedroom - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Back bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Can be made up as 2 singles or zipped together as superking.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 + 2 (2 Bedrooms + sofabed for drop-in guests) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, bedroom 2 with custom built superking bed that unzips to become 2 singles if required, and double sofabed in the lounge for drop-in guests if required. The lounge can be closed off from the rest of the house for privacy if used as a bedroom - though we recommend that this is for drop-in guests rather than for the duration of your booking as it does obviously put the main living area out of action while there's someone asleep there! A travel cot is available and will fit into either room if required.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Veranda ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Outside: The decking extends the living space out towards the sea, with table and outdoor chairs provided... perfect for outdoor dining when the weather permits. Seasonal herb garden. The cobbled garden path is locally sourced Jurassic Blue Lias stone. Utility Room: Washer/dryer, washing basket and large clothes airer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen: Towels, linen and cleaning (after your departure) are included. Additional cleaning and linen service during your stay can be booked on request. Other: Secluded rear indoor/outdoor patio area with cafe table and chairs.


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Fully renovated coastguard cottage with views of the sea and the Cobb
average rating of 4.8 based on 16 reviews

Lovely cottage in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

This lovely cottage had everything that our family needed, with great extras that you don't usually find, like herbs and spices, tea and coffee and even ice in the freezer!

The cottage was decorated to a high standard, with modern kitchen and bathrooms, and lovely comfy beds. The WiFi was also included (phone reception is not great in Lyme, so this was much appreciated).

We had great communication from the owner, who provided a high chair and travel cot for then our nine month old grandson. We love Lyme Regis, and cannot wait to return to this home from home just seconds from The Cobb.

  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great location, well appointed accommodation with lots of thoughtful extras

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Cobb. The cottage is very well designed and equiped. Lots of great extras too, like the hifi, washing machine and the kitchen is fantastic.

Sam the owner was a pleasure to deal with as well.

Great holiday, we will be returning, which is the best endorsement you can give.

  • Review Submitted: 24-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stylish, comfortable cottage

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our short stay. The cottage is warm and comfortable. It is very well equipped, with an excellent kitchen equipment, lots of towels and a lovely deck overlooking the sea, just right for an evening sundowner.

  • Review Submitted: 06-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful break away

  • 5 of 5

On my arrival at Lyme Cottage I immediately started to relax. Aside from having everything at hand to make your holiday special it exudes a warm inviting home from home atmosphere the minute you step through the door. The cottage is ideally located only a few minutes walk away from the beach and the Cobb. I would like to think that I will return in the very near future and cannot recommend it highly enough as a holiday retreat.

  • Review Submitted: 02-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage with a modern renovation but still has some period qualities.

There's everything you will need. Great sea views and great location.

Will definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A lovely cottage with everything needed for a very enjoyable stay

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is perfectly positioned near the Cobb with a south facing garden to maximise the sun and the views. It is a very comfortable and stylish base for exploring the beautiful Dorset and Devon coastline. We enjoyed exploring Lyme itself and relaxing in the very well equipped cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Lyme's sandy beach


Less than a minute's walk to the historic Cobb (harbour) area for boat trips, fishing and views of the bay, and less than 2 minute's walk to the popular sandy beach and facilities.


Nearest airports are Bristol (62 miles) and Southampton (80 miles). 27 miles from the port of Weymouth. Nearest mainline train station is Axminster (5 miles).


5 miles to Axminster.

Further Details:

Lyme Regis is at the heart of the Jurassic Coast, an official World Heritage Site, with ample opportunities for fossil collecting along the Blue Lias cliffs. The high street is bustling with shops offering local produce and restaurants. The historic Cobb is easily recognisable (features in The French Lieutenant's Woman), and the town hosts regular fossil, literary and arts festivals throughout the year.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Lyme Regis, Dorset

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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £125

Booking Notes:
Bookings can be made through through the owner website.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Friday during peak times - although an alternative changeover day may be possible depending on other bookings. The cottage will usually be ready for your arrival by 3pm. It may be possible to drop luggage off sooner if you need to.

Notes on prices:
Prices subject to change - please check owner website for latest pricing.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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