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Private drive leading to the property
Step into the charming lounge
Relax by the cosy wood burner
Kitchen/dining area
Kitchen/dining area leading out to the enclosed courtyard
Master double bedroom with slightly reduced headroom
Twin bedroom
Shower room on the first floor
Twin bedroom
Ground floor bathroom
Looking towards the front of the property
A warm welcome awaits your four legged friend
Private enclosed courtyard garden to the rear of the property
Perfect spot for al fresco dining and drinks
Ample off road parking available
Meet the owner's ponies
Views across the property towards Lyme Regis and the coast
Take a walk to nearby Lyme Regis and see the famous Cobb
Plenty of coastal walks nearby along the Jurassic Coast
Charmouth Beach within easy access
1 / 25  Private drive leading to the property
2 / 25  Step into the charming lounge
3 / 25  Relax by the cosy wood burner
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5 / 25  Kitchen/dining area
6 / 25  Kitchen/dining area leading out to the enclosed courtyard
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8 / 25  Master double bedroom with slightly reduced headroom
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11 / 25  Twin bedroom
12 / 25  Shower room on the first floor
13 / 25  Twin bedroom
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15 / 25  Ground floor bathroom
16 / 25  Looking towards the front of the property
17 / 25  A warm welcome awaits your four legged friend
18 / 25  Private enclosed courtyard garden to the rear of the property
19 / 25  Perfect spot for al fresco dining and drinks
20 / 25  Ample off road parking available
21 / 25  Meet the owner's ponies
22 / 25  Views across the property towards Lyme Regis and the coast
23 / 25  Take a walk to nearby Lyme Regis and see the famous Cobb
24 / 25  Plenty of coastal walks nearby along the Jurassic Coast
25 / 25  Charmouth Beach within easy access

Higher Holcombe Farm

Lyme Regis (2mls NW), Dorset
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Hidden away in quiet, rural surroundings in a beautiful valley yet just two miles from Lyme Regis
  • Wonderful walking routes to explore from the property towards the coast or in the verdant countryside
  • Relax in the enclosed courtyard on a summer evening, the perfect spot for al fresco meals and drinks
Property code: HIGHH

The location of this charming period cottage is superb for those who want somewhere in a quiet, beautiful setting which is only a few minutes’ drive from the seaside town of Lyme Regis.

Sitting between Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the fantastic Jurassic Coast, this inviting bolthole is perfect for those with a passion for exploring the great outdoors. Brimming with rustic charm and places to enjoy sociable evenings, make yourselves right at home in this humble abode which sleeps six across three bedrooms. Bring two of your four-legged friends along and explore the dog-friendly beaches at Monmouth, Church Cliff and East Cliff Beach (both 2.5 miles).

An old Georgian farmhouse wing, this dwelling boasts traditional charm from the moment you arrive. Climb three steps to make your way through the colourful door and head straight into the welcoming lounge. An inglenook fireplace houses a warming wood burner, a hit with guests with both two and four legs- particularly after long days adventuring. Sit beneath beams and take a moment to relax before heading into the kitchen/diner to rustle up tasty treats for all. Find the washing machine in the external utility room, great for keeping the noise at bay whilst cleaning muddy, sandy clothes. Plate up at the table or head outside and up steps to the private courtyard, a wonderful place to spend balmy evenings with a tipple or two, and a great place for canines to stretch their legs. Three inviting bedrooms are reached by climbing steep stairs and provide you with tranquil rooms in which to doze off and enjoy lazy mornings (take care of sloping ceilings). Soak in the ground-floor bathroom or freshen up in the first-floor shower room before heading out to explore. There is ample off-road parking.

With a plethora of tracks and trails to explore, follow the River Lim to Lyme Regis (2 miles) for a gentle waterside stroll. A great place to spend a day, Lyme Regis has plenty of eateries to visit for a pitstop, and the Marine Aquarium is a top destination for young guests. Visit the famous Cobb harbour before spending time splashing in the sea and relaxing on the beach. For a spot of fossil hunting, the beaches between Charmouth (6.5 miles) and Lyme Regis are good places to start.

  • 3 bedrooms – 1 double with sloping ceiling and 2 twins
  • Bathrooms – 1 bathroom with bath, shower attachment and WC on the ground floor; 1 shower room with WC on the first floor
  • Kitchen - electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
  • External storage/utility room with washing machine and room for surfboards, beach and walking gear
  • TV and DVD in lounge
  • Wood burner
  • Steep cottage style stairs
  • 2 well-behaved dogs welcome, more by arrangement
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Towels are not provided
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Children’s playground and tennis courts 1 mile
  • Circular walking route around the property with countryside, woodland and scenic views 30 minutes
  • Direct off-road riverside walk into the centre of Lyme Regis around 45 minutes
  • Beach within 2 miles in Lyme Regis, shop and pub 1 mile
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Belinda Withey

This property is personally managed by Belinda.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 22 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Carol 3rd June 2022

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Charming cottage with lovely hosts located in pretty rural area with easy access to Lyme Regis.

Reviewed by Sam 23rd April 2022

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Cottage is quite cosy, walls and curtains could do with a bit of updating , friendly owners , very quiet location with beautiful walks around. Stairs are quite steep !

Reviewed by Clare 8th April 2022

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We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend the house. The heating was efficient and very welcome when we arrived!! The kitchen is well equipped and the appliances were particularly good. All 3 bedrooms were a good size and comfortable. I was particularly impressed with the cleanliness of the house, you can tell that it is very well cRead moreared for. The walk down to Lyme Regis was lovely and perfectly doable with children (ours aged 7 & 12). We would definitely stay again Hide

Reviewed by Emma 23rd October 2021

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What a fabulous property. Full of character and very cosy. The owners are always available to help with any questions. Location is perfect. Quiet but within easy reach of Lyme Regis. We were very sad to have to leave.

Reviewed by Linda ROSEMARY 15th October 2021

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The cottage was clean and comfortable and the hosts very pleasant. If you like somewhere off the beaten track, this is for you.

Reviewed by CHarlotte 24th September 2021

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Beautiful location, the private courtyard was a huge bonus and a sun trap! Owner's very welcoming and helpful. Well equipped kitchen and loved the wood burner, very cosy! Could have stayed longer!

Reviewed by Cathy 27th August 2021

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Beautiful, isolated property - perfect for a total retreat . Owners friendly, helpful and next door. Beds comfy, steep stairs, not suitable for old or disabled . Decor was tired and needs some loving care. All quite basic and old fashioned .

Reviewed by Joan 2nd July 2021

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Property difficult to find. We found the stairs difficult and dangerous. Setting is good and a very tranquil area. Very pleasant owners who seemed willing to help in any way.

Reviewed by Janice 11th June 2021

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Brilliant cottage, very well equipped, location superb. Very narrow lanes but we dont mind those. Fantastic walk down the River Lim into Lyme Regis, no need to get the car out . ( This walk would be too much for small children).

Reviewed by Jennifer 4th June 2021

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We had a lovely stay at Higher Holcombe Farm and would thoroughly recommend it. The cottage was clean and well equipped and nicely situated.

Reviewed by Diana 21st May 2021

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The cottage was charming with high quality furniture and linen in keeping with its age. It was in a superb rural position to explore Lyme Regis and the surrounding coast and countryside. The owners were extremely helpful and friendly.

Reviewed by Linda 7th May 2021

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a wonderful welcome and helpful Roz, who came for us, up the road, tiny bit lost, ooops! hee hee. Can't wait to return. thank you, thank you.

Reviewed by Timothy 30th April 2021

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We had a great time, lovely character cottage, great location for many local walks.

Reviewed by Judith 17th April 2021

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A delightful cottage in a lovely location. The walled patio garden is little suntrap. The cottage is well equipped and so pretty. Excellent bathroom facilities on both floors. We loved our stay here. Big Thank you to Roz and John.

Reviewed by Jillie 13th April 2021

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The cottage is delightful, in a beautiful location. The owners were helpful and nothing was too much trouble.

Reviewed by Elizabeth 16th October 2020

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Cosy cottage in a peaceful location. A great spot to explore the Dorset and Devon coast. Comfortable for 5 adults with plenty of parking space and two bathrooms.

Reviewed by Mary 30th September 2020

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Beautiful cosy cottage with the landlords right next door and ready to help. Lovely stay.

Reviewed by Linda 18th September 2020

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Reviewed by Nigel 4th September 2020

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Lovely location. Safe as poss during Covid.

Reviewed by Linda 2nd August 2020

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This is a very quaint charming old cottage. The owners are resident next door and were extremely helpful and welcoming. As the cottage is old ceilings are fairly low so anyone who is above 6 foot tall may find it necessary to duck occasionally! The stairs are also a bit steep and narrow (to be expected in very old cottages) but a stair gate availabRead morele if needed. Location is very convenient for Lyme Regis and possible to either walk (roughly 2 miles) or drive. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Hide

Reviewed by Louise 17th July 2020

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We had a lovely week's holiday at Higher Holcombe Farm. The walks from the house are varied and interesting so that you can choose to walk through woods, down to the sea or into Lyme Regis. The house is in a great location, very peaceful yet a short drive to Lyme Regis.

Reviewed by Sherry 4th July 2020

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Lovely cottage situated in a quiet valley but very close to beaches. Well equipped and cosy.

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Private drive leading to the property
Step into the charming lounge
Relax by the cosy wood burner
Kitchen/dining area
Kitchen/dining area leading out to the enclosed courtyard
Master double bedroom with slightly reduced headroom
Twin bedroom
Show 13 moreShower room on the first floor

Location

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

Although it's just three hours from London and the South East, Dorset feels like a world away from the hubbub of the city. This gem of a county offers the very best of rural England: magnificent coastal scenery, vast sandy beaches, rolling hills, charming villages, country pubs, stately homes and medieval castles.

Take time to explore the dramatic and diverse coastline. Stretching 95 miles from East Devon to Poole, the Jurassic Coast has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and is the only natural phenomenon in England to achieve this status. Here, visitors can uncover Earth's fascinating history whilst enjoying unspoilt views over superb beaches, many of which welcome canine companions too. From the iconic rural rock arch at Durdle Door to the endless sandy expanses of Studland, Dorset has it all.

Why not head to Lyme Regis, classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty? Like much of West Dorset, it has an old-world ambience and offers excellent fossil hunting opportunities. Or head east to discover the beauty of Lulworth and the vibrant seaside resort of Swanage.

Steeped in history and with a certain quintessential charm, Dorset's glorious countryside is peppered with small towns and villages which are well worth a visit. Many are graced with fine buildings, immortalised in the books of Thomas Hardy, a Dorset-born novelist and poet. For more energetic visitors, footpaths and cycleways reveal the county's hidden secrets with the coast always close at hand for those who love the water.

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