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Character home, central Lyme, parking & garden, 3 minutes level walk to beach.

People12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Separate WCs1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

A cosy family house that straddles the river, set in the historic centre of Lyme Regis. 3 minutes level walk to the beach and shops. The large dinning room has a unique glass floor panel to view the river below. Tranquil west facing 'sunset' garden, perfect for evening cocktails/glass of wine, with cooking herbs growing in the garden & BBQ facilities and a rear access to the Town Mill, river walk and short cut to the shops. Large main lounge with exposed 200 year old Blue Lias stonework and wood beams. Parking for 4 cars in our long yard. Well behaved pets welcome.

All bedrooms are on the first floor. Room 1 has a king size bed with an en-suite shower room. Room 2 has an en-suite bathroom with a super-king bed that can be separated into 2 singles. Non en-suite bedrooms have sinks and all rooms have cupboards with hangers. There is a communal shower room and a separate communal toilet and sink. We have a travel cot with bedding, a high chair and potty. On the ground floor, we have 2 lounges (one with a sofa bed), a dinning room and a kitchen. The main lounge has a side door to the yard. The house has various levels, is not suitable for wheelchairs but has grab rails on stairs. We have smoke and CO detectors, foam fire extinguishers and emergency lighting on all stairs and exit doors.

We have Sky TV, a DVD player (with some DVDs for children and adults) and WiFi. Reception for mobile phones is not always good inside the house due to thick walls and our location at the bottom of the valley. Use WiFi apps for good connections, or go outside for reception. We have a well equipped kitchen, a 2 level grill BBQ and a smoker (replace fuel after use), garden table and chairs on the garden patio (move kitchen table and dinning chairs outside for extra 'al fresco' eating space). Herbs in the garden can be used for cooking. We have some books, children toys, board games and a piano. We have plenty of buckets and spades for the beach. Central heating in every room has thermostatic controls on each radiator. Our open fireplace can be used - we can advise where to buy wood. There will be an additional cleaning charge if used.

Founded over 1,200 years ago by monks making sea salt, Lyme Regis sits on the World Heritage Jurassic Coast. Known as ‘The Pearl of Dorset’, it is rich in history, the arts and leisure activities and has a growing reputation as a 'food' destination. There are a number of annual cultural and community festivals throughout the year. River House is in the heart of the 'cultural quarter' and oldest part of town, next to the restored Town Mill - its working water wheel produces flour and hydroelectric power and hosts a cluster of craft producers and regular art exhibitions. We are a few meters away from the Philpot Museum, Dinosaurland, Marine Theatre and several art galleries. Excellent restaurants, bakery, cafes, pubs, interesting independent shops, 2 small supermarket branches and a cash point are close by. The historic grade 1 listed Cobb harbour facilitates numerous sea activities and the sheltered seafront has the only sandy beach for miles around – perfect for young children. The coast is famous for fossils and Lyme is next to Europe’s largest active landslide, constantly exposing new fossils. Do not go close to the cliffs when fossil hunting or sun bathing, as rock falls can occur at any time! A children's sport and play park with pirate ship climbing frames etc is 3 minutes level walk inland. Skate and BMX park is 5 minutes walk up Charmouth Road, at the back of the large car park. Coombe Street is narrow and partly one-way. Consequently, it has little traffic, is generally quiet and pedestrians normally use the whole street.

Once you have settled in River House, everything in Lyme Regis is within walking distance. There are good road connections in and out of Lyme. Trains stop at Axminster, 6 miles by bus or taxi. Buses generally connect with trains. There are many trails and bridleways to explore the surrounding Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and World Heritage Jurassic Coast, either by foot, bicycle (some steep areas) or horse riding. Kayaks, sea taxis and local fishing boats all can be hired to give different experiences of the sea. Visiting sailing and powerboats can hire moorings and parking. Guided fossil and cultural/literary walking tours share expert knowledge. Airports are in Exeter, Bristol, Bournemouth and Southampton. Ferries sail from Weymouth, Poole, Southampton and Plymouth. The Tourist Information Centre is a booking agent for coach and ferry services.

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2018

About The Owner

I have a shop that originally imported and sold Latin American handcrafts and clothing, and now sells gifts made all around the world. I've been a 'community activist' for many years and have led several local organisations such as the local Regatta & Carnival committee and the young people's music charity 'B Sharp'.

I've traveled independently all around Latin America for business and pleasure, generally using small hotels and hostels. I enjoy cooking and music. I DJ occasionally, playing a mixture of genres that include Latin, Soul, Jazz, Reggae, GhettoFunk, Breakbeat etc.

I look forward to returning some of the hospitality others have shown me over the years.

The Owner purchased this house in 1964

Why The Owner chose Lyme Regis

River House is not a normal 'holiday home' with the bare essentials. It is a real home, with a feeling of space that is warm, cosy and personal. Ornaments, decor and features are a legacy of our family living here since 1964. Ayvin lives next door and is on hand to advise and help you get the most out of your stay.

What makes this house unique

River House is large enough to have a group of friends and family gather together in comfort, in a place that feels like home. It's beautiful and sheltered garden, and parking for 4 cars is very rare in the narrow streets of central Lyme Regis. Recently refurbished to bring it up to a standard of comfort, utility and safety for all to enjoy.

In the winter, relax around our open log burning fireplace and watch the river pass under the house, through our strong and safe glass floor panel. The river can be lit at night with LED lighting.

Easy level walk to the beach for sand, rock pooling and fossil hunting.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Lyme Regis in East Devon District

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets considered
  • Pets: Well behaved & supervised dogs welcome: no chewing or lying on furniture. We supply dog blankets. Clean up after them, especially in the garden.
  • Breakages. Please report if something is broken/damaged so that future guests will not be disappointed with a lack of an expected facility.
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • town
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Part of Bedroom 1.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Part of Bedroom 2. Bath has a rinsing hand held shower.
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Communal toilet with sink for bedrooms 3, 4 and 5.
    Bathroom 4 - Shower Enclosure , Communal shower for bedrooms 3,4 and 5.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , En-suite with a shower, sink and toilet. Large cupboard.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Zip'n'lock double/2 single beds. Ensuite: bath, loo, sink
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , Has a sink and clothes cupboard with hangers.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , Has a sink and clothes cupboard with hangers.
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , Bunk bed. Sink, cupboard with hangers. Garden view.
    Second lounge - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Ground floor 'second lounge' has a sofa bed for 2 people.
  • All bedrooms are on the first floor and have a minimum of a sink and a clothes cupboard with hangers. 2 are ensuite. Our travel cot with bedding can be put in any room. Mattresses are 1,000 sprung - comfortable and firm.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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(9 traveller reviews)

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Character home, central Lyme, parking & garden, 3 minutes level walk to beach.
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 9 reviews
4

Well equipped house with great central location

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at River House.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Always a pleasure to help guests enjoy their holiday in Lyme Regis. Thank you.
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5

Ideal for families

  • 5 of 5

A special birthday celebration with three generations sharing this charming family home so close to the centre of Lyme Regis. Ayvin could not have been more welcoming. Riverhouse felt homely, very clean, safe and everything provided for family fun. The piano was a huge hit with the grandchildren as was the special window in the floor! Would love to return.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great house, great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a really good stay at River House. It's a lovely house in a central but quiet part of Lyme Regis. It was characterful and clean, and a fantastic place for a family get-together. Thanks to Ayvin who settled us in beautifully.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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South Queensferry, UK
5

Wonderful house, garden and location

  • 5 of 5

Had a great weekend stay, celebrating our mother's 90th birthday with her three children. House is amazing, and full of character, spacious and comfortable, and with all that you could need. And lovely and beautiful enclosed, private and sheltered garden, too. The weather was very kind to us, so we could sit outside in the warm sunshine for our meals, surrounded by flowers and trees. And the location could not be better, everywhere is accessible with a short walk, the beach, the bakery, pubs and restaurants, and even a brewery!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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jersey
4

spacious house and great location

  • 4 of 5

We had a great stay over the Christmas period. There was 9 of us and the house comfortably accommodated everyone. The location was superb if you want to be in town and Lyme Regis is enchanting. The kitchen was well appointed - we cooked a big xmas dinner and we had all the utensils and things you would need. We would definitely come back for another visit.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Great house and location for my 40th celebrations with friends. Thanks Ayvin!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
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Location

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Exeter
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Ship Inn
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Weymouth
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Lyme Regis Golf Club
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Axminster
Nearest Motorway
50 Kilometres
M5
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
La Tierra (award winning), Italia, The Millside.
Nearest Beach
0.2 Kilometres
Lyme Regis front beach

Gateway town for the UNESCO World Heritage 'Jurassic Coast' and fossil hunting.

'Undercliff' walk through wild forest to Seaton (4-5 hour walk) - made famous through John Fowles's 'The French Lieutenant's Woman'.

Walk on the cliff tops from Charmouth to Golden Cap (highest cliff on the south coast of England) with beautiful open views.

Founded over 1,200 years ago by monks making sea salt, Lyme Regis sits on the World Heritage Jurassic Coast. Known as ‘The Pearl of Dorset’, it is rich in history, the arts and leisure activities and has a growing reputation as a 'food' destination. There are a number of annual cultural and community festivals throughout the year. River House is in the heart of the 'cultural quarter' and oldest part of town, next to the restored Town Mill - its working water wheel produces flour and hydroelectric power (tours take you around) and hosts a cluster of craft producers and regular art exhibitions. We are a few meters away from the Philpot Museum, Dinosaurland, Marine Theatre and several art galleries. Excellent restaurants, bakery, cafes, pubs, interesting independent shops, 2 small supermarket branches and a cash point are close by. The historic grade 1 listed Cobb harbour facilitates numerous sea activities and the sheltered seafront has the only sandy beach for miles around – perfect for young children. The coast is famous for fossils and Lyme is next to Europe’s largest active landslide, constantly exposing new fossils. Do not go close to the cliffs when fossil hunting or sun bathing, as rock falls can occur at any time! A children's sport and play park with pirate ship climbing frames etc is 3 minutes level walk inland. Skate and BMX park is 5 minutes walk up Charmouth Road, at the back of the car park. Coombe Street is narrow and partly one-way. Consequently, it has little traffic, is generally quiet and pedestrians normally use the whole street.

Once you have settled in River House, everything in Lyme Regis is within walking distance. There are good road connections in and out of Lyme. Trains stop at Axminster, 6 miles by bus or taxi. Buses generally connect with trains. There are many trails and bridleways to explore the surrounding Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and World Heritage Jurassic Coast, either by foot, bicycle (some steep areas) or horse riding. Kayaks, sea taxis and local fishing boats all can be hired to give different experiences of the sea. Visiting sailing and powerboats can hire moorings and parking. Guided fossil and cultural/literary walking tours share expert knowledge. Airports are in Exeter, Bristol, Bournemouth and Southampton. Ferries sail from Weymouth, Poole, Southampton and Plymouth. The Tourist Information Centre is a booking agent for coach and ferry services.

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £100
Pet Fee £10
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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