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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.

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.

  • 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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