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Lyme Regis 3 miles.
The beautiful countryside surrounding the village of Uplyme, on the borders of Devon and Dorset, is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, criss-crossed by bridleways and footpaths including the East Devon Way, and providing perfect country walks and superb views. The area was chosen by TV chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall for his River Cottage HQ at Park Farm, where you can treat yourself to a great meal. Just a short drive takes you to the stunning Jurassic Coast at Lyme Regis. This delightful historic seaside town boasts a maze of narrow streets, with an interesting array of shops and cafes, whilst the sandy beach lends itself to great bathing and watersports, and the bustling little harbour offers regular fishing trips, or try your hand at fossil hunting. Within an easy drive is the quaint town of Axminster, or how about a ride on the Seaton Tramway? A glorious location for a varied and interesting holiday.
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A spacious barn conversion high on the downs above the ancient resort of Lyme Regis, on the borders of Devon and Dorset. In the grounds of the owner’s working sheep farm and country clothing business, Whytings has been renovated to a good standard to provide a comfortable holiday base, ideal for family or friends. There are en-suite facilities to most bedrooms and a large sitting room with beamed ceiling, and there’s plenty of room for your own boat. Locally, visitors can stroll the numerous footpaths in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, or for a special treat why not book a meal at Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's River Cottage HQ at nearby Park Farm? Historic Lyme Regis is only 3 miles away, and is not to be missed, with its picturesque harbour, sandy beaches, fishing trips, water sports and ample opportunities for fossil hunting, as well as a great selection of pubs and restaurants. An ideal destination for friends or extended family to sample the delights of this lovely area.
Eight bedrooms: 1 x ground floor family with double & single (accessed via 1 step from sitting room), 3 x eaves doubles with en-suite shower, basin & WC, 1 x eaves twin with en-suite shower, basin & WC, 1 x eaves family room with double, adult bunks & en-suite shower, basin & WC, 1 x eaves family room with double & single leading to eaves twin & shared use of en-suite shower, basin & WC. Ground floor shower room with basin & WC. Ground floor basin & WC. Two small inter-connecting fitted kitchens. Dining room. Two steps up to large sitting room, with beamed ceiling.
Oil central heating. 2 electric ovens & hobs, 2 microwaves, 2 fridge/freezers, washer/dryer, dishwasher, 3 x TVs (2 with Freeview), CD/radio, books. All fuel & power inc. in rent. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Travel cot & highchair. Ample off road parking. Room for boats. Lawned garden with patio & furniture. One acre paddock available for recreational activities. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop & pub 2 miles. Note: Working sheep farm; dogs to be kept under control & children to be supervised when out of property.
Note: Up until 06th January 2014 this property will accept up to two well-behaved dogs at a cost of £10 per dog. From 06th January 2014 this property accepts two well-behaved dogs included in the rental price.
Open until 9.30pm
Previous visitors' comments about Whytings:
The cottage was particularly spacious, even with 19 people. The beds were comfortable, and the set-up of the house was perfect for us.
Mrs Shrubsole, Sheffield, November 2012
The dining room and lounge were ideal for family get-togethers. The number of en-suites was excellent.
Mr Lewis, Basingstoke, July 2012
We liked the relaxed atmosphere which was enhanced by the owners and their staff. With a number of children with us, the property was at just the right level in decor and furnishings. The paddock proved to be an excellent and safe place for the children to play. Definitely recommended!
Mr Gove, Canterbury, July 2012
There was bags of room for all 18 of us! All the bedrooms were of a good size and the en-suites were certainly adequate and there were lots of them!
It was certainly very well equipped with washer and dishwasher. Lots of parking space.
Mr Penny, Scarborough, March 2012