Holiday lets in Lyme Regis, Dorset, England
Whatever you want from a self-catering holiday or break you’ll be glad you came to Lyme Regis. Young or old and whatever the season, there’s something in Lyme Regis to suit you all. This charming coastal town should be an excellent choice for family self-catering breaks and romantic getaways alike.
Facts about Cottage Breaks in Lyme Regis
Since the 1700s, when it was discovered that sea air was beneficial and Thomas Hollis built its first promenade, Lyme Regis has been attracting holidaymakers and visitors year after year, century after century. The resort has a safe, clean sandy beach to recommend it where children can play to their hearts content building sandcastles, investigating rock pools and splashing in the sea before settling down to a Punch and Judy show. You certainly shouldn’t be short of choices when it comes to things to do on a cottage holiday in this part of the West Country.
Palaeontology, or fossil hunting, has been another popular pastime in Lyme Regis since the early 1800s when Lyme and the Jurassic coast were found to be an Aladdin’s Cave for collectors. Enthusiasts still flock to the area and for those not aware of the hobby and its regulations, organised searches are available at Lyme Regis and nearby Charmouth. As though to endorse Lyme’s importance as a centre for fossils the streetlights along the seafront are forged with the shape of an ammonite. Along the seafront and in the town centre the town also offers a number of art and craft establishments as well as food and specialist shops and there is certainly no lack or variety of places to dine out should you wish to.
A monument to naval architecture is the harbour or Cobb. The Cobb, in a variety of guises over the centuries, has protected ships and boats and provided a breakwater for the town since the 1500s. Still a very active harbour, the Cobb is also popular with anglers, either off the Cobb or out at sea with local fishing boats. Once the venues for trade some of the buildings on the Cobb have been converted to offices and museums. There is a marine life centre there and you can also research the history of the Cobb including its part in literature and films. For those looking to enjoy some casual or more serious walking on a self-catering break there are many scenic routes in and around Lyme Regis. Or perhaps you’d prefer to simply enjoy the scenery in the quiet of the seafront gardens.
Entertainment and sport are high on the agenda in Lyme Regis. There is an unspoilt traditional cinema and a theatre in the town. Lyme also hosts lots of annual events and festivals which you may be lucky enough to catch on a cottage break. Courses are available in paddle-boarding, wind surfing and kayaking. You can even learn boat building here.
Whether for you the perfect cottage is a romantic cottage, a family cottage or a seaside cottage, we trust that you’ll find some inspiring choices in and near Lyme Regis on Country Cottages Online.
Featured Self catering country cottages near Lyme Regis, Dorset, England:
10 bedroom Mansion, West Country.
8 - 24
Wonderful 10 bedroom manor house in the Blackmoor Vale surrounded by beautiful gardens and lush Dorset countryside.
Special features: free internet access, tennis court, games room.
9 bedroom Large Country House, Jurrasic Coast.
2 - 20
Large luxurious holiday house with swimming pool and private hot tub near the Dorset Coast and Bournemouth, suitable for large groups of up to 20 people.
Special features: free internet access, pool (In the Pool-house for your exclusive and private use. ), games room.
3 bedroom Holiday Barn, West Country.
2 - 6
Want to stay somewhere with tranquil rural views over fields and pastures where you can relax and unwind in Dorset? This 3 bedroom family-friendly and dog-friendly ban could be perfect, close to Thomas Hardy's Country and within reach of Dorset's Jurassic Coast for day trips.
|from 31 March to 06 April 20 from 10 April to 22 May 20|
1 bedroom Chapel Conversion, South Coast.
1 - 4
For a self-catering holiday for 2 out of the ordinary in Dorset, stay in a unique one bedroom converted chapel with twin beds high up in the eaves on the gallery overlooking the cosy living area below; during your stay discover the pretty countryside on the Dorset Wiltshire borders, the National Trust property of Stourhead House, Wincanton for racing and Longleat Safari Park.
|from 31 March to 10 April 20 from 13 April to 18 April 20|
4 bedroom Cottage, West Country.
2 - 8
Four bedroom holiday cottage with idyllic rural setting next to farmlands in Dorset, boasting light and airy interiors along with a woodburning stove in the lounge, a private hot tub and fantastic views over fields and farmlands and a location just a short drive from the wonderful Jurassic Coast.
Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.
|from 31 March to 03 April 20 from 10 April to 13 April 20|