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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.

    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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    • 2 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 4
    Cottage #8153593
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      Excellent! 4.7/5
      (24 reviews)
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      • 2 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 4
      Apartment #6541499
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        Excellent! 4.3/5
        (31 reviews)
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        • 2 BR
        • 2 BA
        • Sleeps 4
        Cottage #1003483
        31
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          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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          • Studio
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 4
          Cabin #8096439
          5
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            Exceptional! 5/5
            (16 reviews)
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            • 3 BR
            • 2 BA
            • Sleeps 6
            Cottage #8156182
            16
            Viewed 46 times in the last 48 hours
              Excellent! 4.7/5
              (26 reviews)
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              • 2 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 4
              Cottage #8174000
              26
              Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                (5 reviews)
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                • 3 BR
                • 2 BA
                • Sleeps 6
                Cottage #6562451
                5
                Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                  Excellent! 4.5/5
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                  • 4 BR
                  • 2 BA
                  • Sleeps 8
                  House #1013197
                  21
                  Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                    • 6 BR
                    • 5 BA
                    • Separate Toilet
                    • Sleeps 14
                    Cottage #6735164
                    Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                      (7 reviews)
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                      • 4 BR
                      • 2 BA
                      • Separate Toilet
                      • Sleeps 8
                      Cottage #1415
                      7
                      Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                        (14 reviews)
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                        • 2 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 4
                        Cottage #1110693
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                          • 4 BR
                          • 3 BA
                          • Separate Toilet
                          • Sleeps 9
                          House #6856877
                          2
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                            • 6 BR
                            • 5 BA
                            • Separate Toilet
                            • Sleeps 12
                            House #6911017
                            Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                              Excellent! 4.7/5
                              (21 reviews)
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                              • 5 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Sleeps 9
                              House #1731501
                              21
                              Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                • 1 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 4
                                Cottage #6832893
                                4
                                Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 4
                                  Apartment #6713189
                                  Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 6
                                    Chalet #8149398
                                    Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                      • 3 BR
                                      • 2 BA
                                      • Sleeps 6
                                      Cottage #1084976
                                      1
                                      Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                        (15 reviews)
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                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 2 BA
                                        • Sleeps 6
                                        House #8129871
                                        15
                                        Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                          • 3 BR
                                          • 4 BA
                                          • Sleeps 7
                                          House #8191126
                                          Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Excellent! 4.3/5
                                            (6 reviews)
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                                            • 5 BR
                                            • 3 BA
                                            • Sleeps 10
                                            House #1138139
                                            6
                                            Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
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                                              • 7 BR
                                              • 7 BA
                                              • Separate Toilet
                                              • Sleeps 14
                                              House #8159061
                                              1
                                              Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                • 1 BR
                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                Cottage #1863347
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                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                  Cottage #8241809
                                                  Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    • 1 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                    Cottage #6831632
                                                    2
                                                    Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                      (16 reviews)
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                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 5
                                                      Apartment #8171730
                                                      16
                                                      Viewed 49 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                        (7 reviews)
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                                                        • 4 BR
                                                        • 4 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 8
                                                        House #1810385
                                                        7
                                                        Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          • 5 BR
                                                          • 4 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 10
                                                          House #6915673
                                                            • 3 BR
                                                            • 2 BA
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                                                            House #1690876
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                                                              • 3 BR
                                                              • 3 BA
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                                                              House #8087949
                                                              Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                House #8258932
                                                                Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                  (7 reviews)
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                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                                  Apartment #1368162
                                                                  7
                                                                  Viewed 57 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Cottage #8109137
                                                                    2
                                                                    Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      • 7 BR
                                                                      • 8 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 14
                                                                      House #8062772
                                                                      Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                        Barn #8167642
                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                          House #8088143
                                                                          Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            • 5 BR
                                                                            • 3 BA
                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                            • Sleeps 12
                                                                            House #8279475
                                                                            Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 2
                                                                              Cottage #1863299
                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                • Separate Toilets
                                                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                                                Cottage #1863328
                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                  Cottage #1863326
                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                                                    Cottage #1859034
                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                      • Separate Toilets
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                                                                                      Cottage #1863329
                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                                        Cottage #1863223
                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                                          Cottage #1863327
                                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                                            • Separate Toilets
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                                                                                            Cottage #1863399
                                                                                              • 4 BR
                                                                                              • Separate Toilets
                                                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                                                              Cottage #1861641
                                                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                                                • Separate Toilets
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                                                                                                Cottage #1863330
                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  Cottage #1863212
                                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
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                                                                                                    Cottage #1859089
                                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                                      • Separate Toilets
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                      Cottage #1863234
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Fantastic little beach hut!

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Had a wonderful stay at no 34, loved hearing the waves as you fell asleep. Can't wait to visit again.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

                                                                                                      Five ladies on their annual weekend away in Lyme Regis

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The Sundial is a very unusual house. It has lots of character and catered for all our needs. Five bedrooms - very comfortable beds. Well equipped kitchen. There are stunning views across the bay. The outside seating area was used at every opportunity. Lyme Regis is a lovely old fashioned seaside town with lots to do for all age groups. We would recommend the French Lieutenant 's Bistro in Lyme and The Riverside Restaurant in West Bay for dinner. Should you want a stunning ice cream Millie's is the place. We would certainly return.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017