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Make a holiday cottage in Lyme Regis your home away from home

Lyme Regis is found in the very western corner of the Dorset coast. It’s a historic town mentioned in the Domesday Book that became a major port in the 13th century then growing into the popular holiday destination it is today. Nicknamed ‘The Pearl of Dorset’, it’s an ideal location to enjoy a traditional British seaside holiday. HomeAway offers a selection of holiday cottages in Lyme Regis. Depending on the property, visitors can enjoy personal patios and gardens, and some holiday apartments in Lyme Regis have sea views. They come with all the expected amenities and are fully furnished, and most holiday homes in Lyme Regis are within easy reach of the beach and the main attractions.

Things to do

Lyme Regis holiday homes sit on the famous Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site. The nearby towns of Dorchester and Weymouth present great attractions for day trips, and the city of Exeter offers reliable transport links around the region. The town offers visitors both memorable outdoor and indoor attractions.

-Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium is an aquarium on the end of the famous Cobb – the harbour wall that appeared in the movie of The French Lieutenant’s Woman and also in Jane Austen’s novel Persuasion. Visitors can hand-feed a mullet, stroke a lobster, and hold a starfish. As well as these activities, there are also hermit crabs, ballan wrasse, and sea mice to see.

-Fossil hunting is a popular activity in Lyme Regis. Due to the town’s location on the Jurassic Coast, winter storms reveal fossils buried in the rocks. Join a guided tour for fossil hunting and find out how to do it. It’s both educational and enjoyable. It’s also not uncommon for people to find fossils up to one metre in diameter next to the cliff walls.

-Lyme Regis Museum sits in the heart of the town. Not far from most rental cottages in Lyme Regis, it’s a museum built on top of the former home of the famous fossilist Mary Anning. It’s an architectural gem offering some of the largest fossils found on the Jurassic Coast. It’s also a chance to get to grips with the exciting maritime history of what was once one of England’s largest ports.

-The East Devon Way is a landscape footpath which starts from Lyme Regis and winds 38 miles to Exmouth in East Devon. It’s a marvellous way to enjoy the majestic landscape of this part of the English coastline. Just some of the things you can see include river valleys, an estuary, high open commons, and woodland.

-The Town Mill is a complex which seeks to bring the past back to life. The Victorian mill buildings have been restored and work as they did centuries ago. The River Lym still powers the waterwheel, and milling machinery has been perfectly preserved. As well as this, there’s a café, tranquil garden, and craft studios where visitors can get involved in the activities themselves.

Weather in Lyme Regis

Like most much of the southern English coast, Dorset is heavily influenced by the North Atlantic Drift. Holiday cottages in Lyme Regis experience mild weather all year round. Temperatures usually hit an average maximum of 20°degrees Celsius during the summer months. It also enjoys its own microclimate, so Lyme Bay generally remains free of snow and frost even in harsh winters.

Travel to Lyme Regis

The town is served by the A35 and there’s a good network of A roads for getting around the district. The nearest motorway is the M5. Rail travel is from London Waterloo to Exeter and a change to Axminster, with an onward journey to Lyme Regis by car, bus or taxi.

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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Gorgeous. Simply the best spot in Lyme!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      I was recommended this stunning apartment by some friends who stayed in Lyme last year so I was eager to try it for myself and it did NOT disappoint! I found all communications with the owner to be most helpful (my friends have met her and she is apparently just so lovely) and am surprised having just read the previous guests comments that they had trouble accessing the apartment among other things? It was a breeze but then if you understand a keycode system it always is. Upon entering, I knew I was in for a treat because it was instantly warm, welcoming and very homely. Every attention to detail has been considered by one very artistic owner, and I know from my own experience with my own holiday let overseas, that much care has gone into making this place a real home from home so that no-one should really complain about anything (ok, you will always get the nitpickers who go on and on!) This pad is just fantastic for a welcome retreat to the seaside at anytime of the year for so many good reasons which I hope to touch upon here. The finishes are lovely... beautiful bedding, paintings, painted chalk walls, books, games... the kitchen was beyond well-equipped... and so much more. The bathroom a real treat with a rolltop and powershower and lots of knicknacks around.... then, of course... the kitchen area and open living space with views! Oh, those views! Like my friends, I really cannot be negative about one thing! There is so much to enjoy about the place - both inside and out. So many lovely touches which I am going to steal (copy!!!) for my own place!!!! I will definitely be booking again and it will be for one week minimum. I will say this to anyone... if you want the best views of Lyme Bay then you cannot beat this perfect spot. It is hands down the best place in town. Sure, I looked at other places to compare but take my word for it, as I took my friends... get to this place and transport yourself by the evershifting landscape of Lyme Bay because this is what you really came away for... not some tucked away place with no views down a back street. John Fowles was mesmerised by the coastline and owned a spot just up the hill costing 5 times more than here...where you are right on the harbour, kissed by the beach and can smugly say to yourself this is simply the most perfect spot in the world to people watch people at the seaside. Loved it! Nothing to complain about here just pure heaven. Thank you so much.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 20-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

                                                                                                      Greay few days in lovely bijou cottage. Spotlessly clean and comfortable.

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Loved this little house cosy contemporary furnishings. Warm and welcoming didn't need to use the wood burner. Great position walking distance to Lyme Regis. Hope to be back soon when we can enjoy the weather as well!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 18-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

                                                                                                      Old bakery cottage was beautifully decorated, well equipped, clean and cosy.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Rosemary and Noel were very welcoming, cottage had all the facilities we could need as a family of 5 and was well positioned for exploring the local area. Secure garden was a plus for a well behaved dog or for summer drinks and BBQ! Would thoroughly recommend.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016