55 Church St
A Grade 2 Listed cottage. It has 4 bedrooms (2 doubles, twin singles and a bunk bed). 2 x bathrooms, situated within a 3min walk of the town centre and beaches. It sleeps up to 8 with a full bathroom on the 1st floor, a wet room on the ground floor. It has its own garden with bbq facilities. The kitchen is fully fitted with easy access to the dinning room, in the lounge there is TV, DVD player and a selection of toys for the younger guests. There is WiFi included in the house.
Welcome to Lyme Regis, (the Pearl of Dorset). Lyme is a Georgian town set on the picturesque Dorset coastline. Lyme Regis received its royal charter in 1824 by King Edward 1. In the 13th Century Lyme developed into an important port, due to the now famous Cobb. It was such a busy port that up until 1780 it was bigger than that the port of Liverpool.
Lyme Regis is twinned with St George in Bermuda the link being one of the town’s most famous sons, Admiral Sir George Somers ( (Phone number hidden by Airbnb) r George was an Elizabethan seafarer, MP, military leader and founder of Bermuda (The Somers Isles), England’s first Crown Colony.
There are always things going on in the town, a sample would be Life Boat Week, Regatta and Carnival Week, Fossil Festival, Candles on the Cobb, Lantern parade and hundreds more. We have 3 immediate beaches, the main beach by the Cobb is sandy and as you go further away it is shingle, Monmouth Beach is mainly shingle and so is back beach behind the church but has fantastic rock pools. Lyme is also famous for its fossils, with Mary Anning a pioneer in fossil hunting and found the first Ichthyosaur skeleton on Blue Lias Cliffs.
Lyme has also had its share of famous writers, with Jane Austen, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Hilaire Belloc, G.K Chesterton and J R R Tolkien who spent several holiday here. Writer John Fowles lived in Lyme for many years and based his most famous work “The French Lieutenants Woman”, in Lyme.
We have many boutique shops, cafes and restaurants in Lyme and of course some excellent fish and chip shops (the best of which in my opinion is in Coombe St). Culturally vibrant, Lyme has its own theatre, two museums, galleries and a listed Art Deco Cinema (this unfortunately has suffered from a fire and is closed until rebuilt). We can direct you to some very good alternatives.
Lyme is known as “The Pearl of Dorset “, it is also an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a World Heritage Site. This entails there is plenty of wonderful walks, with fantastic scenery and some fascinating walks along the beaches.
We also have Hugh Fearnley Whittingstalls River Cottage within a taxi ride away, this is very busy and would need booking in advance, along with Hix Restaurant a very poplar place run by Celebrity Chef Mark Hix.
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