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Private drive leading to the property
Step into the charming lounge
Relax in the lounge by the cosy wood burner
Time for tea
Kitchen/dining area
Dining area
Master double bedroom with slightly reduced headroom
Master double bedroom with slightly reduced headroom
Twin  bedroom
Twin bedroom
Ground floor bathroom
Looking towards the property
A warm welcome awaits your four legged friend
Private enclosed courtyard garden
Perfect spot for al fresco dining and drinks
Meet the owner's ponies
Ample off road parking available
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 / 21  Private drive leading to the property
2 / 21  Step into the charming lounge
3 / 21  Relax in the lounge by the cosy wood burner
4 / 21  Time for tea
5 / 21  Kitchen/dining area
6 / 21  Dining area
7 / 21  Master double bedroom with slightly reduced headroom
8 / 21  Master double bedroom with slightly reduced headroom
9 / 21  Twin bedroom
10 / 21  Twin bedroom
11 / 21  Ground floor bathroom
12 / 21  Looking towards the property
13 / 21  A warm welcome awaits your four legged friend
14 / 21  Private enclosed courtyard garden
15 / 21  Perfect spot for al fresco dining and drinks
16 / 21  Meet the owner's ponies
17 / 21  Ample off road parking available
18 / 21  Views across the property towards Lyme Regis and the coast
19 / 21  Take a walk to nearby Lyme Regis and see the famous Cobb
20 / 21  Plenty of coastal walks nearby along the Jurassic Coast
21 / 21  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
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
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.

The cottage is set back from the country lane up a long, private drive shared only with the owners, making it very safe for children and dogs. Your four-legged friends are very welcome and guests can take advantage of some excellent walks in and around Holcombe, including a very popular walk along the River Lim to Lyme Regis. Located in a picturesque valley close to the Devon/Dorset border, this delightful property is the perfect base for touring the region. The Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site, is nearby with easy access to coastal walks, beaches and fossil-rich cliffs. The upcoming film, Ammonite, which stars Kate Winslet was recently filmed in nearby Lyme Regis and tells the story of a Victorian fossil hunter. Lyme Regis offers a range of shops, boutiques and eateries or take a stroll along the seafront promenade to the historic Cobb and harbour. River Cottage HQ is two miles north of the cottage and there are many other local attractions including Beer Caves, Seaton Tramway, Crealy Adventure Park, Bicton Park, Killerton and Knightshayes Court. The nearby town of Axminster has direct train connections to Exeter and London Waterloo.

The cottage itself is a fully self-contained wing of an early Georgian farmhouse with its own entrances, front and rear, and a very private, sunny courtyard at the back where there is garden seating and a barbeque. Inside, the cottage has been tastefully furnished and has a warm, welcoming atmosphere. From the off road parking area, three stone steps lead up to the main entrance which takes you straight into the inviting lounge. Here there is a large inglenook fireplace with a cosy wood burner to snuggle up in front of during the cooler months and a TV/DVD. From the lounge a door takes you through to the kitchen/dining room which is a lovely space for all the family to enjoy light snacks or hearty meals. The kitchen is equipped with an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. A washing machine is located in a useful external storage/utility room which is accessed from the private courtyard. Also on the ground floor is a bathroom which a bath, shower attachment and WC. There are three bedrooms on the first floor which are reached via steep traditional cottage stairs accessed from the lounge. There is a spacious Master double bedroom with slightly reduced headroom and two twin rooms. Completing the first floor is the shower room with WC.

Stepping out of the kitchen and into the courtyard, this private area is fully enclosed with seating and BBQ, perfect to sit and enjoy the rural atmosphere. Ample off-road parking is available for at least 4 cars in the front courtyard.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 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

Belinda Withey

This property is personally managed by Belinda.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 15 guest ratings

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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.

Reviewed by Andrew 29th February 2020

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Owners are very friendly and welcoming, sharing lots of advice and tips about the cottage and the area. Cottage is set in a peaceful, picturesque valley with lots of walks, which our dog loved exploring. The cottage garden is enclosed and ideal if you take a dog. Close to Lyme Regis and a good base for the area. We had a lovely, relaxing holiday.

Reviewed by Ann 17th January 2020

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Lovely hosts, cottage has great charm. Beautiful location, everything you need for a relaxing holiday

Reviewed by Paul 15th November 2019

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Lovely cottage in a picturesque valley setting with nice walks. Relaxed and friendly owners made us welcome with tea, biscuits and information.

Reviewed by Amanda 17th October 2019

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Lovely cottage. Host were friendly and helpful. Quite location but near enough to Lyme Regis to walk along the river to the town . We very much enjoyed our stay.

Reviewed by James 23rd August 2019

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The cottage is very remote but just what my dad wanted for his 70th birthday, lovely places to visit nearby

Reviewed by Georgina 26th July 2019

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The property is in a beautiful quiet location with a fantastic walk into Lyme Regis.

Reviewed by Sue 3rd May 2019

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A lovely cottage with a great enclosed courtyard which catches the sun and is ideal for family eating as it is adjacent to the kitchen. We all slept well as no light pollution....until the sun crept in ....wonderful.

Reviewed by Kevin 21st December 2018

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If you need a cozy break at any time of the year - this is the place

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Private drive leading to the property
Step into the charming lounge
Relax in the lounge by the cosy wood burner
Time for tea
Kitchen/dining area
Dining area
Master double bedroom with slightly reduced headroom
Master double bedroom with slightly reduced headroom
Twin  bedroom
Twin bedroom
Ground floor bathroom
Show 9 moreLooking towards the property

Location

Map
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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