Booking self catering accommodation can be a hit and miss affair but we were fairly confident that this Visit Britain 4* accommodation with a Distinctive Quality award would be OK.
If anything it outshone our expectations.
The exterior view of the house belies its spacious interior; its hillside location amidst farm fields ensured a noise free holiday. A few unusual cattle grazed the fields they were stumpy, short in height with unusual geometric black and white markings. My husband that they might be Irish Moiled, I was not so sure.... in fact they were Belted Galloways.
Inside, upstairs, there is a very large bedroom with a super kingsize bed; a good sized double bed room and a larger twin bedroom plus a full bathroom with an additional separate W.C.
On the ground floor there is a small but efficient shower room with W.C.;
a large sitting/ dining room with a wood- burning stove, many windows and bery comfortable furniture.
The kitchen/ breakfast room was fully fitted with masses of good quality cutlery, cooking equipment and crockery.
The utility room had an additional sink/washing machine and dryer and an additional fridge/freezer.
A useful porch for muddy boots and shoes was outside the back door.
A good Wi-Fi connection and all power and wood were included.
We had a minor problem that was dealt with courteously and promptly by the agency - and I am sure we will return!
Excellent accommodation, good location, comfortably furnished and very well appointed.
I stayed in a "single" room and in the room there is a flat screen television and radio alarm, as well as a kettle and a supply of tea, coffee, hot chocolate and biscuits. I was able to "order" my breakfast the night before by filling in a simple form. The owners are Frank and Wendy Rogers and are the perfect hosts.
Breakfast was served to all in the living room and all the guests sat at a large table which gave us the opportunity to meet and talk.
Inside the bedroom is also a file containing brochures of local attractions.
The Thatch is a family run bed and breakfast place and as the name suggests is a thatched house, but also unusual as it is octagonal in shape.
Most of Lyme's accomodation is in family-run guest houses and B&B's or in self-catering cottages and apartments. There's also camping and caravan sites and a couple of country house hotels.
There's pretty much something to suit all tastes and budgets and the local Tourist Information Centre (website below) will be more than happy to advise.
Particularly popular, unsurprisingly, are the seafront lets and for a summer visit these need to be booked well in advance.
a large former nursing home just off the main high street opposite the red lion pub/hotel (30 rooms and pool)
do visit the pilot pub - good food, just down the hill for dinner- food till 9pm
cheap and cheerfull, but needs investment. no showers, only baths. rooms are pretty reasonable - for the price. we paid sept 13th 2008 £55 for a twin room, however no cooked breakfast - just toast and some cereals, tea and nescafe coffee.
the dining room is the former day room of the home, chairs still laid out in circles expecting the elderly residents
we stayed here due to the price and difficulty finding other B&B's with 2 twin rooms
our room was huge, the other lads was smaller, but very quiet
This B & B isn't in Lyme Regis but in the neighboring town of Seaton, just to the west. Seaton is quieter, and we just felt like getting a place away from the tourist area.
Our brief stay at the Wellfield House was wonderful. They let out only two rooms, and both overlook town and the sea. This was one of the cleanest and tidiest B & Bs I have ever stayed at. Mrs. Whitaker was friendly and helpful, giving us good directions on where to walk in the area and where to get a good meal. The breakfast she provides was very good too.
...one of the best breakfasts I've ever tasted in Britain. No "full british" breakfast but something more healthy (look at the photo on their website). Nothing against british breakfast (I really like it), but enjoying it four days of seven is enough ;-)
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