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Two Self-Catering Holiday Cottages close to the beaches in Lyme Regis - Valentine Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine



Valentine Cottage

Sleeps up to 4

As soon as you walk in through the front door, you will appreciate the attention to detail which has gone into making Valentine Cottage a special holiday base. Guests have included couples wanting a romantic break (including a few honeymooners over the years), small groups of friends on walking holidays, and families with up to two children. Overall, we’ve aimed to ensure that the cottage retains much of its original period charm, enhanced by a contemporary light artistic seaside interior design theme that runs throughout.

Valentine Cottage can comfortably accommodate up to 4 people. It has 2 bedrooms (one double and a bunk bed room), a living room with TV, DVD, 2 DAB radios and free wifi. The kitchen is well equipped for home cooking, with an electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge with small freezer compartment and a washer-drier. A separate dining room seats 4, and leads out into the private furnished, self contained garden.

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About the property


*Two period 300 year old cottages

*Full of charm and character

*Great for a romantic treat, walking base, family and friends holidays, artistic and literary excursions

*Only a short walk to the seafront, a choice of sandy, shingle and pebble beaches, fossil hunting and the famous world heritage Jurassic coastline

* Free Wifi, TV/DVD and two DAB radios in both cottages

*Our cottages can sleep 2 to 5, or you can book both cottages for larger groups of extended families. They are next door to each other

* Silver Cottage is a 3 bedroom property and sleeps 2-5 guests

* Valentine Cottage is a 2 bedroom property and sleeps 2-4 guests

* Beach Hut also available to book on Marine Parade right on the seafront, and well equipped with beach furniture, picnic-ware, and beach toys. Get in touch with us direct to enquire about availability and tariffs.

* Unfortunately we cannot accommodate pets in the cottages

* No Smoking policy for both cottages

* Very competitive prices, compared with other rentals

* Our changeover days are Fridays and Monday.

* Full week, weekend and midweek break options available.

* Full week bookings are from either a Friday or Monday.

* Weekend breaks from Friday to Monday (3 nights)

* Mid-week short breaks Monday to Friday (3 - 4 nights)

*We require a 50% deposit payment when you first reserve your booking, then the balance to be paid one month prior to the holiday start date. However, if you book within a month of the holiday start date, we would require you to pay the fee in full.

We've provided a detailed description of each of the cottages below, which we hope you will find useful in choosing the best option for your holiday. If you need any further information, do please get in touch and we'll be happy to help.

*** SILVER COTTAGE : 3 bedrooms & sleeps up to 5 ***

Silver Cottage is the larger of our two cottages, and sleeps up to five people across its three bedrooms. Equipped with free use of a travel-cot, high-chair and stair gates if there is a baby included in your holiday group. The well appointed kitchen includes a dish-washer and washer-drier. A private garden equipped with wooden furniture, umbrella and BBQ offers a great outdoor space during the summer. Gas central heating, plus a log burner makes the cottage cosy in winter.

Silver Cottage always receives great reviews from guests. It is particularly light and airy, and brimming with individual character and style. It is arranged over three floors, and retains much of its original period features, although recently refurbished to offer a relaxing environment that is appreciated by all our guests.

Open-plan Living Room with dining area

Large comfortable open-plan room with two sofas and seating for 5 people, coffee table, TV/DVD, digital radio, reading lamps, various coffee tables, dining table and chairs. There is also a Wood Burning Stove which offers a greater level of cosy comfort for out-of-season breaks and holidays (please bring your own small logs with you).


The kitchen is equipped to a high standard for a holiday cottage. It includes a gas hob and oven, large fridge with a small freezer compartment, microwave oven, washer/drier, dishwasher, coffee cafetiere, toaster, plenty of cooking equipment, glassware, crockery, cutlery, tablewear and another digital radio.


Our small private enclosed garden/patio catches the mid-day to mid-afternoon sun. Garden furniture (wooden suite of bench, table and four chairs, sun umbrella) and a BBQ. Hanging space is also available in the outbuilding for your sandy beach equipment and wetsuits.


Silver Cottage sleeps up to 5, plus a cot. On the first floor is the master double-bedroom adjoined by an en-suite bathroom. On the second floor is a smaller double-bedroom, and a single bedroom. There is also a travel cot for guests to use which ideally fits into the first floor master bedroom, or in the second floor single bedroom. All the bedrooms include bedside cabinets, bedside lamps, clothes hanging space, and bedding consisting of pillows and duvets. Hair dryer also included.

Bathroom/Shower Room/WCs

The first floor en-suite bathroom comprises a bath, wash-basin, WC and shaver-point. On the second floor there is a Shower-room comprising shower, wash-basin and WC.

Sea and Town views

From the rear first and second floor windows, there are good views over the town, and across the sea and bay towards Charmouth and its surrounding coastline.


We know that guests enjoy home entertainment. Located in the Living Room is a combined TV/DVD player; and we've put digital radios in the living room and kitchen; plus a range of DVDs, novels, children’s books and a selection of games to make visitors' time at Silver Cottage more relaxing.

Other facilities

Wood burning stove and gas central-heating / hot-water. Iron, ironing-board, hair-drier, additional fan-heater. Travel-cot, high-chair and stair-gates, are all provided for guests to use at no extra cost. Free wifi.

*** VALENTINE COTTAGE : 2 bedrooms & sleeps up 2 to 4 ***

As soon as you walk in through the front door, you will appreciate the attention to detail which has gone into making Valentine Cottage a special holiday base. Valentine Cottage continues to be enjoyed by guests wanting a romantic break, small families wanting to be close to the seaside, and friends wanting to enjoy walking along the amazing coastline and may be holidaying on a budget and don't mind using the bunkbedroom (compensated for by Valentine Cottage's low rental price). Overall, we’ve aimed to ensure that the cottage retains much of its original period charm and it is bursting with character, enhanced by a contemporary artistic coastal interior design theme that runs throughout. Includes a well appointed kitchen, separate sitting room and dining room, private garden, and two bedrooms which sleep 2-4 people. Central heating. An ideal destination all year round. Valentine Cottage is arranged over three floors,

Living Room

Cosy room with TV/DVD, sofa and loom armchairs providing seating for 4 people, soft throws, coffee tables, reading lamp and window seat.


Small but well equipped to meet the needs of our range of guests :- cafetiere, digital radio, plenty of glassware, crockery, cutlery, oven and table-wear, and an array of artistic and vintage touches; gas hob and electric oven with grill, fridge (with small freezer/icebox), microwave oven, and washer/drier.

Separate Dining Room

Dining table with seating for 4 people, additional loom-weave chairs, wall up-lighters, pictures and mirror. Door leading to our private garden.


Two bedrooms. On the top floor is a good size double bedroom with digital radio, on the middle floor is a smaller bedroom with bunk-beds. Both rooms are decorated with the artistic and seaside theme we’ve chosen, and include loom-weave bedside cabinets, bedside lamps, pictures, and mirrors. Plenty of bedding - consisting of pillows and duvets. Hair dryer also included.

First floor bathroom

Bath with shower attachment, wash-basin, WC and shaver point.


Small enclosed private garden which catches the mid-day to mid-afternoon sun. BBQ, Bistro style table and chairs provided all year round. Raised borders and container planting.


TV/DVD player, and digital radios in the kitchen and double bedroom. There is also a range of DVDs and plenty of novels to make guests’ time at Valentine Cottage more relaxing.


Plenty of children’s books and a selection of games. High-chair and stair gate provided at no extra cost. Plus use of a travel cot if guests which fits snuggly in either bedroom, if you don’t mind a squeeze.

Other facilities

Gas central-heating & hot-water at no extra cost. Hair-drier, iron, ironing board, & additional fan-heaters. Free wifi.

Sea views

From the top floor rear window, there are good views over the town, and across the sea and bay where you can see the neighbouring town of Charmouth and its surrounding coastline.


Our lovely cottages are over 300 years old, so like almost all of the other historic centrally located properties in Lyme Regis built when the town relied almost solely on 'Poldark' style transport, there isn’t any dedicated carparking. However, there are short-stay parking bays available about 10metres away at the small library, as well as two large, well-lit public carparks about 3 minutes walk.

Many guests appreciate how well located Lyme Regis is for its coastal walks and leisure amenities and often manage to not return to their parked cars for their entire holiday.

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Jan Miller
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
26 May, 2018

About Jan Miller

I'm a fashion management consultant, keeping busy with London Fashion Week and working with exciting fashion brands. Hopefully you'll see from the cottages' interiors, that I work in a creative environment.

Jan Miller purchased this cottage in 2001

Why Jan Miller chose Lyme Regis

After very enjoyable holidays in Lyme Regis with our children when they were small, we were lucky enough to buy Valentine Cottage, instantly falling in love with its quirky charm. We used it as our main family holiday destination for many years, and it's a real delight to see our children, now young adults, regularly stay in the cottages and enjoy them as much as we have always done.

We still stay whenever we can, to enjoy Lyme Regis and the coastline. But also to check first-hand that the cottages are remaining up to the standards that we ourselves expect.

The story behind the cottages is interesting, and there is an historic Indenture framed and hung in Silver Cottage which describes some of it. Both cottages have a transcription of this document in their Visitors Packs. The transcript was produced by John Fowles during his time as Curator at the Lyme Regis Museum. He was clearly interested in the history of the cottages enough to take the time to work on the document, and we're very grateful to have this historic manuscript.

Valentine Cottage and Silver Cottage were once one much larger property until the 1920s when the owner decided to divide them into two separate properties, with Silver Cottage ending up with 3 bedrooms, and Valentine Cottage having 2. If you stay in Valentine Cottage, you'll see that what it lacks in size (compared with the larger Silver Cottage), it makes up for in charm and inventiveness to utilise all available space, as well as being a very competitive priced holiday rental option.

What makes this cottage unique

We like to think that the cottages are unique because they're next door to each other, which makes them a great option for larger family groups. They're also close to the seafront, but guests can also have access to our beach hut (subject to availability - it needs to be booked separately as its very popular).

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*** Booking Notes ***
The Cottages are non-smoking and we are unable to accommodate pets. Please contact owner for a copy of the Accessibility Statement.

See our own website for details of our Booking Conditions. Link to our website is www (dot) lymeregiscottage (dot) co (dot) uk

*** Changeover Days ***
Guests should vacate the Cottage by 10:00am to allow sufficient time for our Housekeeper to fully clean the Cottage. Guests may arrive after 3:00pm. Out of the main season we may be able to vary the times if possible, so do check with us in advance.

We let both Silver and Valentine Cottages on either Weekly or Short Break basis. Our changeover days are Fridays and Mondays, so weekly lets usually start on a Friday or Monday. 3 night weekend breaks are from Friday to Monday. 3 - 4 night midweek breaks need to be scheduled somewhere between Mondays and Fridays. A little more flexibility is available out of season in the quieter Winter months, so do contact the owners to discuss options. www (at) lymeregiscottage (dot) co (dot) uk

*** Security deposit ***
A Security Deposit of £250 per booking will be required over the Christmas and New Year period.


Accommodation and facilities for Valentine Cottagein Lyme Regis in East Devon District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • town
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom (1st floor) - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath has a hand held shower attachment. Views across town
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master bedroom 1 (2nd floor) - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , We provide a cot which fits snuggly into either bedroom.
    Bedroom 2 (1st floor) - 2 Single Bed , Useful compact 2nd bedroom with bunkbeds. Great for children
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Silver and Valentine Cottages can be rented individually or together to give the opportunity for larger parties of guests to be located next door to each other but who might also require their own space. For guests who love nostalgia and a real taste of the British sea-side, we have a beach hut located down on Marine Parade (the main beach promenade) which we rent out separately to the cottages subject to availability. It's well equipped and a great place to brew a coffee or tea and take in the beach and sea views, or for families to store their things on long excursions to the beach.


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Valentine Cottage
average rating of 4.090909 based on 11 reviews

Needs major improvement

  • 1 of 5

A great location let down by a sub standard bathroom and lack of comfort in living area. Anyone over 5ft will struggle to use the bath. If I had been aware of the facts we would have booked elsewhere.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Perfect cottage and perfect weather! Many thanks

  • Review Submitted: 21-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Quaint little place

  • 3 of 5

Well equipped with everything we needed for our short stay

  • Review Submitted: 05-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so pleased to hear that lovely Valentine Cottage was "Well equipped with everything for our stay" and yet only received a 3 star rating, when 7 of the past 8 ratings were 5 star. We do hope that all guests enjoy their stay and are well catered for. We stay ourselves regularly so we can check things are up to the standards we would want ourselves when on holiday.
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Cosy cottage, with sea views! Very close to the village center.

  • 5 of 5

Cosy cottage, with sea views! Very close to the village centre. Parking is only £2 per day 5 mins away.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great cottage in lovely Lyme Regis

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was as expected - small but perfectly formed! Charmingly decorated as a seaside getaway,as was the beach hut,which was a wonderful bonus.Yes,the bathroom is not an easy shape but worked fine for us (and my husband is a tall man!) The location is perfect - easy cheap parking close by,at the top of the High street and the Cobb and beach only a short walk away through Langmoor Gardens which is a treat in itself. The property was clean,well equipped and helpful with lots of local info. Hix Oyster and Fish restaurant an absolute must! I'm currently recommending it to everyone I know and will definitely be returning. All in all, a fabulous week!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Ideal base from which to explore this lovely town

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Valentine cottage for four nights with our son who is almost two years old. The property had everything we could ever need - especially important with a toddler having high chair, travel cot, etc already in situ, and a plethora of toys and games to keep him occupied.

The cottage is centrally located and an ideal base from which to explore Lyme's charms. It was very well presented and clean with a wealth of information on local activities and tourist attractions.

I would highly recommend Valentine cottage and will likely be returning soon after falling in love with this beautiful town.

Thank you for a fantastic stay!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Valentine and Silver Cottages are situated a quick 5 minute walk to the Marine Parade beach, and a 10 minutes walk from the famous Cobb harbour and its sandy beach. The beaches can be accessed through Langmoor Gardens for a gentle walk with views of the Cobb and seascape.

If you intend to be on the beach for extended time, then you might want to consider hiring our Beach Hut for hire which can be a great base on the sea front, fully equipped with deck chairs, table, picnic essentials and beach toys.

About Lyme Regis :

Lyme Regis is a small coastal town and an ideal holiday or short break destination throughout the year and is welcoming to its visitors of all ages and interests. It has a great selection of galleries, museums, restaurants, takeaways, shops, a cinema, and a small theatre.

There are sandy, shingle, beach-combing and famous fossil-hunting beaches, with rock pools, safe swimming and many water sports including sailing, wind-surfing and water skiing.

The famous harbour at the Cobb boasts all kinds of boats and there are fishing trips available. The impressive coastline around Dorset and East Devon has recently been awarded World Heritage site status, offering walkers some breath-taking views and challenging terrain.

You may see Lyme Regis appearing on TV and in film fairly regularly. It's appeared on the BBC Coast series a few times, and Meryl Streep and Jeremy Irons were here for the filming of John Fowles' The French Lieutenant's Woman'.