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Mermaid House

(Ref. 1106112)

Lyme Regis, Dorset Show on map


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  • 11 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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9 Customer Reviews

  • "The heating was an issue."

    The top bedrooms and ground floor and bedroom were freezing. ( a damp patch on wall in top bedroom.) We Called someone out who said the previous tenants had tampered with the dial. So he corrected it. It was a bit warmer at night when temp dropped as he raised it from 18 - 20 The middle floor was very warm and it seems that’s where the thermostat is so although it’s warm there the rest of the house is very cold and not getting up to the set tempreture. The noise from the pub Friday and Saturday night was insane. Sat night it was a party which was until midnight! Plus people leaving the pub.The music was heard Thumping in the upstairs rooms. We couldn’t sleep . We were told we could not unload at the property when we arrived. In actual fact we could as many other people were unpacking and loading as well. The property was very clean and well furnished for large parties. I think to stay in warmer weather would be good if you don’t mind the pub noise. I also agree to have to strip the beds and leave by ten is pretty unfair. Most of family left Sunday and me and my husband left Monday. So we managed to strip the beds the night before. We could not have got everyone out by ten with 2 babies and 3 children plus 8 adults.

    We do apologise that you experienced an issue with the heating, and are happy that our team were able to assist you quickly with it. As the property has double yellow lines on the road outside, and the road is narrow, we do not advise guests to unload vehicles. The property is situated in a small street with restaurants, shops, The Mill and a small pub. On occasion there may be noise from these facilities in the evenings. In order to ensure there is enough time to prepare the property for incoming guests we do set a departure time of 10 a.m. We ask guests (only if they are able to do so) to strip the beds on departure. We hope you enjoyed your time in Lyme Regis with your family. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jacqueline4.4Jan 2024

  • "Description not totally accurate."

    The Ground floor bedroom was described as having an 'En Suite' which if did not. You had to exit that Bedroom to get ot the 'En Suite' which became used by other members of out party as a general bathroom. No lock on the door. House was lovely and clean and was located very close to all the amenities.

    Having reviewed the floor plan we will revise the marketing accordingly. We do hope that you had a wonderful holiday. The Lyme Bay Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philip4.1Dec 2023

  • "Fantastic house in central Lyme Regis - easily the best equipped and appointed holiday rental we have ever had with comfy beds four great bathrooms and every piece of kitchen equipment you could possibly need."

    Very close to all the lovely restaurants in Lyme and would highly recommend the Harbour inn, Town bakery and Millside all of which had fab food and great friendly service. We loved Mermaid house and will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Oct 2023

  • "As ever a wonderful stay."

    The redecoration and new oven have really brought Mermaid House back to 5 stars. Excellent response from maintenance when the smoke alarm failed, deafening us and the town when it wouldn't stop going off. Perfect for a large family gathering

    The owner takes great pride in maintaining the property, so it's lovely to hear that the efforts are appreciated by a return guest. We are sorry about the issue with the smoke alarms, and are glad our team could assist you! The Lyme Bay Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Sep 2023

  • "Dear Lyme Bay, I just wanted to report the following re our property (Mermaid House)."

    1. The door handle on the upstairs rear bedroom is very loose and kept coming off. 2. The fridge / freezer was faulty and kept spontaneously defrosting then re-frosting. 3. The WiFi did not work properly. 4. The boiler kept breaking down but this was eventually fixed by one of your plumbers. It is a shame that this property let us down in so many ways, at £3,000 for a week you would expect everything to be in good working order. We are very longstanding customers but will now think twice before booking again with Lyme Bay Holidays. Regards, George Scott

    Mermaid House is a very popular property as it accommodates a large family group. We are sorry to hear about the issues you experienced with the boiler, and hope that we were able to resolve this during your stay. We have organised for our team to investigate the other issues raised. It is unfortunate that you experienced a few issues during your stay, and we do hope that you will stay with us again in the future. The Lyme Bay Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by George2.8Aug 2023

  • "Loved the house and it’s location."

    Perfect for a beach holiday with the family. Everything within easy reach. Sofas in the sitting room were well worn, a bit low, saggy and uncomfortable otherwise furnishings were of a good standard. Could have done with a few more toilet rolls! There were 9 of us staying for a week so soon ran out!

    It's great to hear that your family enjoyed your holiday at Mermaid House. We will take a look at the sofas that you have mentioned as being saggy. The Lyme Bay Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison4.1Aug 2023

  • "Wonderful property, well-equipped, very clean and comfortable."

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Jun 2023

  • "Excellent house that was very clean and well equipped and in a brilliant location."

    Everything we needed for a lovely weekend break for an adult group. Couple of things to note for the owner- A couple of the lightbulbs did not work and the shower in the very top bathroom kept going hot and cold

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Jan 2023

  • "Lyme Bay staff excellent as always."

    Mermaid house in good condition, recent painting obvious. As ever location is the strongpoint. Problem with central heating boiler - it won't stop! Plenty of hot water and heating not needed but boiler ran continuously, noisy in groung floor bedroom. Only way to stop it was to turn it off at the boiler itself. I think it needs the contols resetting but no instructions so we didn't touch it.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Sep 2022

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This property is part of the Lyme Bay Holidays collection.
Lyme Bay Holidays are a large, friendly, local agency established for over 40 years. Specialising in the area surrounding Lyme Regis on the Dorset and Devon border, they cover much of the World Heritage Coast as well as some stunning countryside and attractive market towns and villages.


  • Over three floors
  • Five bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor king-size with Kingsize bed with adjacent shower room, with walk-in shower, w.c and basin (3 steps down for access - with handrail), 2 x king-sizes with en-suites with walk-in showers, basins and WCs, 1 x family room with 3 singles, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Dining room
  • First-floor sitting room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and grill, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, hairdryer
  • TV, DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair, travel cot and cot supplied
  • Outside small courtyard and roof terrace, patio furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: One parking permit for Woodmead car park on Hill Road (no allocated space) within 5 minutes walk

The property

Occupying an enviable location right in the heart of the picturesque seaside town of Lyme Regis in Dorset, is this delightful townhouse, Mermaid House.

The perfect property for a large family get-together or a gathering of friends, the accommodation is flexible and well-planned and is spread over three floors.

The first-floor sitting room is warm and welcoming with an inviting seating area, an ornamental fireplace and picture windows overlooking the bustling streets of Lyme Regis, making it a wonderfully relaxing space in which to spend time.

The beauty of the accommodation is the space is really flexible so when it comes to mealtimes you can choose from eating in the formal dining room or you might want something a bit more informal, in which case there is space to eat in the large kitchen/diner.

The kitchen itself is fully equipped with everything needed to cook delicious food for your whole party so time spent here is certainly enjoyable and there is room for guests to keep the chef company too, so everyone is happy!

There is also some delightful outside space here so you can step out into the attractive courtyard or onto the roof terrace; both are wonderful places to enjoy some eating, drinking and socialising alfresco.

After all that fresh air you’ll be ready to hit the sack and the beauty of Mermaid House is that no matter what combination of guests there are in your party there will be a bedroom for you.

Take your pick from three king-sizes, a family room or a twin.

All are beautifully presented and offer a restful oasis away from the chaos of the main house.

Waking up in the morning you’re already in a great location with Lyme Regis just a short walk where you will find a great selection of shops, bars, galleries, boutiques, tearooms, pubs and restaurants plus Cobb Harbour and Causeway, a museum and aquarium and of course, a fantastic beach.

For some great days out from Lyme Regis check out Lyme Bay boat trips or for an adrenaline-fuelled activity, try a rib ride.

Also popular are Axe Valley Wildlife Park, Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary, the Jurassic Fun Centre, Seaton Tramway and Beer Quarry Caves.

Take a hike anywhere along the 630 mile long South West Coastal Path or pack a picnic and go fossil hunting at any of the glorious beaches in Dorset, in particular Charmouth, Chesil, West Bay, Seatown and Weymouth.

For big holiday with big memories, book a stay at Mermaid House.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Charmouth 3 miles; Axminster 6 miles; Bridport 10 miles; Sidmouth 16 miles.

The delightful seaside town of Lyme Regis has much to offer its visitors, boasting a maze of narrow streets filled with craft and antique shops, galleries and cafes. Take a stroll along the world-famous Cobb causeway overlooking the ancient harbour, where fishing trips can be enjoyed, or try your hand at fossil hunting in the area. The scenic coastal path offers excellent walking opportunities and spectacular views of the stunning Jurassic coast, whilst the gently shelving sands and sparkling waters of Lyme Bay provide the perfect place in which to relax and unwind. A holiday destination to savour!

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Note: There is no direct parking at the property. Parking is a short walk away so please bear this in mind when booking. Note: Car parking subject to availability

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas