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Charming Old Fisherman's Cottage In Peaceful Location Near Town Centre

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue


About the property

2 Bedroom Cottage For 4, Garden, Parking,Walking Distance to Beach & Countryside

LOCATION: here is a most charming fisherman's cottage in the heart of Lyme Regis with its own parking place (a rare treat in Lyme!) It has been completely refurbished and enjoys a privileged position in this renowned small town.

When you step out of ' Half Pint Cottage' into Mill Green, you are not only in historic Lyme but just a 10mn stroll away from the romantic setting of 'The French Lieutenant 's Woman' as well as right on the edge of enchanting Dorset country paths...So, will you go on the right..along some narrow streets or wriggly lanes towards the beautiful beach, the famous Cobb, or will you try fossil hunting.?or ..maybe explore the individual small shops? ....Unless you choose to go left, for a serene river side walk watched by the ducks, to discover some quaint bridges and glorious scenery...


Ground Floor:

( beamed ceilings in sitting room /dining room )

Hall way from Mill Green ,leading to

1)one cosy sitting room with colour TV/CD/Radio player, a selection of board games and books to read.

2) A spacious and homely dining room

3) A brand new 'cottage style' kitchen, well equipped (fridge/freezer,washing machine,big microwave oven, separate electric oven,kettle & toaster )

4) A small & sunny garden room opening to the garden

5) A South facing patio garden - paved with a big Wooden table and Benches

6) One parking space for a large car accessed by a lane at the bottom of the garden.


First Floor:

1) 1 family bathroom ( with electric shower over bath )

BEDROOM 1 : With 2 bunk beds and pine decor. One window opening to garden

BEDROOM 2: Romantic décor. 1 King size brass bed .(window opening on Mill Green)

FACILITIES:* bring your own linen and towels ( linen hire can be arranged )

* there is also a cot and high chair


Food: No need to cook! good pubs/restaurants/cafes everywhere. And the 'Coop'( top of main street) stays opened until 10pm.

Fossilling: Jurassic Coastline, world famous fossil collecting area..go on a guided tour to find one...or buy one at the fossil museum!unless you wantbto go on the ghost tour ...!!!!

History & architecture: Old buildings/award winning museum/' Art deco' cinema/ 'The Mill' ,all on your doorsteps

Arts & craft: Many thriving artists live here// numerous colourful galleries to visit..why not have a 'go' at painting/

'The Cobb': inspired John Fowles( The French Lieutenant Woman) and Jane Austeen ( Pride and Prejudice)..

Theatre : always check what's on...you might recognize your friendly butcher or baker among the actors..

Shops: Many many individual small shops for unusual gifts/clothes/ hats/ jewellery/ books/Art.etc.

More Details

Property Manager
Jocelyne Blower
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
27 April, 2017

About Jocelyne Blower

Hello! I am a French national married with an English man..When our children were about 6 or 7 we thought of getting a place on the coast which would be a way for them and us to get closer to nature and experience a simple way of life..We were so happy to find this cottage which used to belong to a single gentle old man, very close to the church,who died there.Straight away we felt it had a peaceful atmosphere. We have spent many happy holidays there , looking for fossils, walking everywhere, making objects for the cottage with driftwood picked up on the beach after a storm..painting pebbles when it rained and eating caught fish .. The children still love going there to get away from the rat race and we try to meet up there together for special family reunions ( although it is a bit small for all of us at the same time now!) ....or just as couples to recharge our batteries. It is a place full of Love and happy times . Some friends use it as a refuge when life is tough ..and the good vibes in the cottage plus The power of Nature bathing in the pure sea air ... do the trick!We hope you will benefit from Half Pint Cottage benevolent atmosphere...Have a Good Time! .

Jocelyne Blower purchased this cottage in 1990

Why Jocelyne Blower chose Lyme Regis and West Dorset

I have said it all above !!

What makes this cottage unique

friendly , natural , intimate, at walking distance from e-ve-ry-thing , =lots of wood around the place and home made objects, lots of good vibes from the past...+ a PARKING PLACE ..which helps !

Guestbook comments from the manager

Juste un petit message pour vous dire que nous avons beaucoup aimé votre cottage. Il est vraiment accueillant, très agréable et joliment décoré.

Nous avons passé un très bon séjour dans cette magnifique région et découvert des paysages fantastiques.

Mon mari est un passionné de géologie et de fossiles. Il s'est vraiment régalé!

Si nous revenons dans la région de Lyme Régis, nous ne manquerons pas de vous contacter à nouveau.

Merci encore pour votre cottage et votre gentillesse.

Très cordialement
Apr 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Lyme Regis in East Devon District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • The bathroom contains a bijou sit-in-bath and a shower. Please note, there is a Saniflow Toilet and only toilet paper can be flushed. If it is deemed that the toilet is blocked by any foreign object, the guests will be liable for any repair costs.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , King Size Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Bunk Beds
  • There are 2 bedrooms, one double and one bunk bed room We do not provide the sheets or any towels etc..but sheets can be hired from us with sufficient warning..
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Lovely cosy cottage which is ideal for a romantic get away or for a fun family holiday - the sandy beach is only 5 minutes walk away. There is also fishing, water sports and fossilling . There is also a cinema which gives contemporary films, a theatre, great cafés and restaurants and boutiques. The glorious countryside is also on your doorstep and is a paradise for walkers! The cottage is an excellent base for exploring the dramatic Jurassic coastline and its surrounding area.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)

Charming Old Fisherman's Cottage In Peaceful Location Near Town Centre
average rating of 4.923077 based on 14 reviews
newcastle upon tyne

Fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

This is a really good place to stay in Lyme Regis. It is great to be able to walk easily to shops, the sea, the Cobb and along the river. The parking place is a real plus. The cottage is well equipped .The beds are comfortable and there is plenty of storage space. The living room and dining room are spacious and there are 2 televisions. The garden area is sunny and there is a sun room which is great when the weather is wet. Lyme Regis is a good base for exploring Dorest. There are lots of great walks and interesting National trust properties to visit. There is a really nice Italian restaurant Italia which serves excellent pizza! We had no problems with the Saniflow toilet. There is a good shower and small bath.

All in all, a quiet and peaceful place to stay. We miss the sound of the seagulls!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is wonderful to read such a positive and detailed review about your stay! Thank you so much for your precise and informative description of all the things people can see and do in Lyme Regis and around it whilst having Half Pint Cottage as a perfect ideally situated & well equipped homely base ... The private parking place is definitely a bonus ! Hope to see you again in the near future! Best wishes Jocelyne
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Nice,clean cottage

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed the time at the cottage. Weather was good for the time of year. We went to the swannery at Abbotsbury and feed the swans the sub tropical gardens were lit for Halloween my daughter really enjoyed this. We tried some places to eat in the town and the pizza place on the beach was really nice with an unusual children's menu ( not the usual fish fingers chips and beans).

  • Review Submitted: Dec 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your comment ! The cottage and Lyme are in a very convenient location close to everything of interest . Thank you for confirming it . I am delighted you and your family had a good stay!😀☀️
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Fantastic cottage with great character

  • 5 of 5

A perfectly located cottage with tons of character. A short walk to the seafront and even closer to the artisan quarter (bakery / brewery / art galleries etc.)

We used Half Pint cottage for a week long family get away with our young (2 1/2 years) daughter and absolutely loved it. There's tons to do in Lyme and it was great to have a close at hand base to head back to at lunch / tea time when fatigue started to kick in and nap times to recharge batteries were required (for all of us!)

Would highly recommend and would definitely visit again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for lovely comment! It is such a joy to know guests have enjoyed themselves ...(I loved your photos and your gorgeous little girl's smiling face ! ) I look forward to welcoming you and your family in the future .
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Delightful cottage

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely stay. The cottage was comfortable and very charming and had everything we needed. We loved the area, too and will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! We are delighted you had a good stay in Half Pint Cottage and hope to see you again soon .
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location location

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic location close to the sea and the artisan quarter and a delightful place to retire to at the end of the day. Although small had enough different spaces for the family to spread out in. Perfect for a family of 4 (with bunk bed aged kids). Brilliant holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this lovely comment about the accommodation excellent location and its pleasant appropriateness for a small family!So glad you had a happy stay in Half Pint Cottage !You have been charming guests and I hope you will come back soon! J.S-B
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Lovely cottage, wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

Half Pint is in a perfect location, just a brief and picturesque stroll to the centre of Lyme Regis and the shore, but on a quiet street.

The cottage is obviously old, with thick, slightly wonky walls, tiled and wooden floors, quirky, plenty of original features, and completely charming! It has been sensitively decorated, very comfortable beds, and a sun room is great for cooler evenings.

The garden is sheltered and catches the sun all day. A parking space is rare and a great bonus in Lyme.

Jocelyne is a great host with attentive customer service and personal touch, Half Pint feels like a beloved home we were priveledged to 'borrow' - highly recommended this is the perfect place to stay in Lyme.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Beach
0.15 Kilometres
Lyme Regis
Car: not necessary

Ideal location and place for a small family, or a group of friends, or a romantic break,or a retreat for Peace or painting..Walking distance from the beach or the country side, water sports, fossil hunting!, glorious views on Jurassic coast, boutiques,restaurants, pubs, cinema ,excursions, Art...and your own parking place...you will forget all your worries...


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Lyme Regis, Dorset

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

The rates advertised for the peak season /half terms and bank holidays are not accurate on the website= they appeared without the owner's consent . Potential guests must communicate with the owner . The owner will rewrite the new prices later on from November 2015...
Rentals are to be paid in Pound Sterling unless otherwise agreed by the owner.

A £200 breakages deposit is requested - it will be returned to you after your holiday.

Linen is not included but can be rented for £12 per person.

The above rates include heating and electricity.
We accept one small dog by prior arrangement.


Special Offers

Portable wifi hotspot

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