- Off road parking
- Ground floor bedroom
- Garden / Patio
- Cot available
- Highchair available
- Washing machine
Lyme Regis 2.8 miles.
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 and with a self-contained, single-storey wing attached, which can be booked separately to offer additional holiday accommodation, 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, watersports 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.
Note: This property and Ref.
905488 are part of the same building, together they sleep 26.
Eight bedrooms: 1 x ground floor family room with 1 double & 1 single, 3 x eaves double with en-suite shower, basin & WC, 1 x eaves twin with en-suite shower, basin & WC, 1 x eaves family room with 1 double & 1 adult bunks with en-suite shower, basin & WC, 1 x eaves family room with 1 double & 1 single leading to 1 x eaves twin with shared use of en-suite shower, basin & WC. Ground floor shower room with shower, basin & WC. Ground floor basin & WC. Two interconnecting kitchens. Dining room. Sitting room with beamed ceiling.
Oil central heating. Electric ovens & hobs, microwaves, fridge/freezers, washer/dryer, dishwasher, 3 x TVs (2 with Freeview), CD/radio, books. Fuel & power inc. in rent. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Travel cot & highchair on request. Ample off road parking. Room for boats. Lawned garden with patio & furniture. Shared 1 acre paddock 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: Owner runs a country clothing business from adjacent barn.
- Last minute
- “Brilliant family weekend”
- “We had our wedding party here extending the celebration over the weekend and the living areas, dining area and paddock, were perfect for entertaining. The bedrooms were great sizes for the whole party (there were 18 of us) and everyone was sad to leave. Great place to stay for a large family party in a fantastic location. If you go I'd advise to look out for the sign to Hartgrove Hill Farm on the way in rather than Whytings as a few of our party got lost on the way - but that might just be us.”
- “South Coast in the rain”
- “Our week in Uplyme was alate booking. The proprerty was excellent and accommodated three family groups with ease. The games room and the sorounding farmland was bonus. Great location for the south coast beachs and day trip to Eden Project(get there early and stay the whole day to make the most of it). Found a few vegetrain cafes/restaurants. Unique bakery and pizza restauraent in Lyme Regis. The property owners need to provide more info on local attractions - not knowing the area well meant we awsted alot of time working out what to do. Got in a decent forest walk. Oh by the way, it rained all week!”
- “Pretty Good!”
- “We arrived after a 8 hour journey from Chester (we did go the long way down tho!) Our friends had already arrived and had put their stuff away / were already cooking the first meal. We found our bedrooms and put our stuff away. The house could be changed and updated but for the price that we paid then it was pretty good value for 14 of us! For example - about how the house is laid out is fine when you walk in as you have the magnificent table in the middle of the room but the sofas are quite old and could have done with being replaced with new ones. The beds in our room were ok but were very creaky and not amazingly comfortable - again could be updated for better ones. Getting to Lyme Regis was very easy - some of us walked and some drove. The walk took about 45 minutes but we did have one wrong turn! Saturday night we went to Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's Restaurant in Axminster which I highly recommend! The other reviews for Whytings are wrong - the place is old and a bit battered but its a lot better than what I was expecting to walk into. The place is clean and tidy - the beds are a bit old but the sheets were all ok to sleep on. I recommend taking an extra pillow or two though if you hate sleeping flat! Not sure what else to put as its a place you have to discover for yourself :) Enjoy!”
- “Fine - very practical, if not particularly well finished”
- “I agree with most of the comments made by others re The Whytings. In short - it's very practical, has everything a large group needs, and easily accommodates a large group (we were 12 adults (5 couples) and 3 babies, but the property could have fitted more if needed - there are a couple of 'family rooms'). But, it looks tired. Positives: Huge dining table. Huge lounge area. Loads of parking. 8 bedrooms (though one of those is a through-bedroom - so bear that in mind if you are booking for 8 couples thinking you'll each have a private bedroom!). Plenty of pots and pans and crockery. 6x en-suite bedrooms (through-bedroom, plus downstairs bedroom, are not en-suite). Negatives: Lots of little (largely cosmetic) issues - for example the cutlery drawer-front was falling off, one of the toilet-roll holders was hanging off the wall). The outside paddock area is across the (scruffy) parking area. Strange 'old' smell upstairs. Bedroom furniture (other than beds - ie. wardrobes, sofa in family bedroom, etc.) all very old - the kind of stuff you would think not good enough to give to a charity shop. One of the (two) ovens is hopeless. The bin / recycling area is disgusting and really makes the yard look shabby. There was WiFi, but only in one corner of the house, and even then it was patchy for most of us. No bath, Though there is a plastic baby bath provided, I gather the whole baby bathing thing is far harder without an actual bath. Other thoughts: Though in a way the two small kitchens arrangement works well, they're both very enclosed. A nice open kitchen would be much better when the rest of the house is clearly suited to a large group. As of April/May 2014, there are TWO front door keys and ONE back door key. The second front door key is on the same keyring as the back door. We had no issues locking the door. The garden furniture does exist and is in good condition. The external photos are very misleading. The aspect for the main photo must have been taken from the next-door field full which is of sheep, and is actually of the smaller cottage attached to The Whytings. I met the owner, Hugh, who seemed honest and helpful, and quite open to feedback - though he was slow to respond to our original issue. Summary: The Whytings is a good option, especially if you have young children and you wouldn't want to be worrying about brand new carpets etc., but not the 'premium' option that it's price suggests.”
- “Fantastic house for parties”
- “We had a fantastic time at Whitings - the large dining table was great for meals together, although the kitchens (although 2) were quite small. That said cooking for 18 people was managable. There is a lovely pub approx 3 miles away which makes for a great country walk. There was plenty of space for everyone inside and out and I would recommend to any young group.”
- “"Perfect space for a wonderful weekend. Comfortable, warm, spacious and cosy property with nice rooms. Lovely owner who was very hospitable."”
- “Excellent location. Great sitting/dinning room with room for all family members.”
- “It was lovely having so many en suites for the bedrooms. The comfy lounge area worked brilliantly too, lots of space to chill and chat. Also, the enormous long dining table was a big plus, don't often find one as impressive as that, fitted in 21 for supper. Great to have lovely Lyme Regis on the doorstep, great for shopping & walking. Very spacious yet cosy accommodation.”
- “Loved the dining room, with a beautiful and table chairs - space for all of us to eat together Loved the large lounge - again space larger than our party of 16.”
- “A fabulous, large family house which was extremely welcoming. We especially enjoyed the massive dining table, the comfortable lounge with enough seating for everyone. The fact that the dogs were made so welcome and the ample parking.”
- “It was great being on a working farm. Loved the lambs and we were was lucky enough to see the sheep being sheared - a great experience. Surrounding area was lovely and we were very lucky to have had the sunshine for the whole week! The barn was very roomy even when we had 15 stay. It was great to have so many en-suites as well. Surprisingly for a large property it was also very warm. Would happily recommend this property to friends/family.”
- “The house was big and comfortable. The location was perfect, very near to everything. Owners helpful and kind.”
- “We used Whytings for a big family celebration weekend. The house is perfect for large groups, the shared space is excellent and we had a fantastic time. We all agreed that for a three night stay it was an excellent price. Simple, clean and spacious.”
- “Suitability of the property for a large mixed age group. Proximity to Lyme Regis, Axminster etc whilst being in the countryside.”
About the location
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.