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The Old Garage

(Ref. 1129080)

Lyme Regis, Dorset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside

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6 Customer Reviews

  • "On our first visit to The Old Garage a year ago, we arrived to find a stylish property, clearly well maintained and with a generous welcome pack awaiting us."

    Based largely on that pleasant experience, we booked to stay there again, but oh, what a difference a year can make! This time, there was no welcome pack at all. For the first time in 30 years of cottage holidays, there was not even a pint of milk in the fridge. Evidence of lack of proper maintenance soon followed. All the saucepans were covered in a brown grease and several items of cutlery were the found to have dried bits of food still on them. We therefore spent the first hour of our holiday cleaning all the cooking utensils. A precautionary wipe of table surfaces revealed they had also not been cleaned properly, and it later became evident that the floors were the same. After a long and tiring journey, all you want to do is sit down with a nice cup of tea and biscuit, not to have to roll your sleeves up to do the owner’s work for them. What do we pay for, after all? There were numerous further observations which included mould on several window frames, stains on cushions when they were turned over, decking rotting in places and the garden clearly overdue for some TLC. We later brought this to the attention of Lyme Bay Holidays who informed us that the property had changed hands since our first visit and the new owner had brought a different approach to its management. Lyme Bay Holidays offered to send a cleaning team in immediately, but by that time, we had settled in and did not want the upheaval this would create. We advised that in our opinion, the property was in need of a deep clean all round. We can only hope the new owner realises that you cannot trade on stylish looking images alone. There are plenty of other properties about whose owners understand the importance of cleanliness and of providing a welcome pack. Need we say more?

    Reviewed by Roger2.8Jan 2024

  • "A lovely, comfortable property a few minutes from the High Street."

    Spacious and comfortable with all fixtures and fittings to a good standard. We would definitely stay again. Not a complaint by any means but just so other occupants are aware it can be a little noisy on the front of the property from the Nags Head a few doors up when it was kicking out time. However it was Christmas and it didn’t bother us at all.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Dec 2023

  • "We really loved the property which is very spacious and comfortable."

    It might be good if a few condiments could be left in the kitchen and we missed the goody bag and milk normally provided by Lyme Bay holidays.

    We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay and facilities at The Old Garage. The Welcome Pack is not offered at this property. The Lyme Bay Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katrina4.7Sep 2023

  • "Started badly with an extremely rude conversation in Lyme Bay office."

    Also told the electric garage door not working! I’m disabled and lifting it manually was a great strain. The accommodation was excellent. Spacious, beautifully furnished and great having the sliding window, decking, sea view and a beautiful banana tree. Wi-Fi would have been nice as would a welcome pack, to save having to go shopping for essentials after a long drive. I think a washing machine is essential, far more than dish washer - most holiday makers usually eat out

    We are sorry to hear that our customer services were not up to our expectations upon your arrival. Unfortunately the electrics to the garage door had failed and we were waiting for the repair specialist visit, apologies the issue wasn't resolved during your stay. We have made the owner aware of your comments regarding the washing machine and welcome pack provision. The Lyme Bay Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by John3.8Sep 2023

  • "We found the cottage through Vrbo and in the description it clearly says "WiFi, fuel, power, bed linen and towels are all included in the price."

    " It said this on 15 August and I have a dated screen shot to prove it. It is not accurate. There was no WiFi and one of the guests was unable to attend the holiday because of this. I wonder what would be the outcome if the description said "swimming pool" and there was not one. We spoke to Paul at Sykes cottages who called the Lyme Regis office and said the description had been corrected on the 5 May. That is economical with the truth. It was inaccurate on Vrbo on 15 August. We asked Paul to send a list of local cafes and pubs with Wifi. He simply sent a list of some local establishments. We asked again as we wanted a list of establishments WITH WiFi. Paul never replied. Disappointing in the extreme and falling short of honesty, A copy of this feedback has been sent to the CEOs of Vrbo and Sykes Cottages.

    We are sorry to hear of your experience and have raised a case file on your behalf to ensure that the matter is looked into. The owner has never offered WIFI, and this has been clearly marketed on the Lyme Bay Holidays and Sykes websites. We have referred the listing on VRBO to our partners team. The owner is still awaiting an installation date for WIFI. We hope you enjoyed the property and your time in Lyme Regis. The Lyme Bay Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol3.1Aug 2023

  • "Lovely appartment, really clean and comfortable."

    Beautiful view of the Lyme bay and a short walk into town. We had a lovely holiday with great weather.

    Thank you for your kind comments. We're so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. The Lyme Bay Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by James5.0Jul 2023

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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.


  • Single-storey
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath with shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, hairdryer
  • Smart TV, DVD player, iPod docking station
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking in garage for 1 car
  • Enclosed rear garden with patio, decking and furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.1 miles, beach 0.6 miles
  • Note: There is a drop of around 4ft from the decking to the gravelled area, please take care and ensure children are supervised
  • Note: The garage has a space of 2.2m x 4.7m for a car
  • Note: This property does not currently have WiFi, the owners are waiting for an installation date, please bear this in mind if booking
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out at 10am

The property

Located in the centre of the coastal town of Lyme Regis, The Old Garage is an intriguing, two bedroom apartment offering wonderful views of the coastline and sea from the lounge and garden.

Formerly a historic garage for a large house and housing one of Lyme Regis' first motor cars, the property's original character has been preserved.

The modern and contemporary accommodation has everything desired for a wonderful seaside holiday.

Arranged on one level, the property has been refurbished and furnished to a very high standard.

The lounge is a great space with comfortable seating where you can sit back in front of the Smart TV or take in the far-reaching coastal views.

A fantastic feature of the apartment is the imposing, 4 metre (13 foot) sliding doors which close into the cavity, leaving the lounge opening completely onto the decked garden.

The kitchen is bright, well equipped and a great social space with dining table within the centre of the home.

The large decked garden area, which takes advantage of the views, is partially covered, ideal for dining 'alfresco'.

Sleeping up to four guests, the property has two bedrooms – a kingsize bedroom with ensuite shower room, overlooking the garden and a twin bedroom.

The family bathroom has a bath with shower over.

Enjoying garage parking for one car, this is a perfect property for couples or small families looking for an excellent holiday home on this wonderful part of the World Heritage coastline.

Lyme Regis town centre can be reached within minutes with an array of independent shops, eateries and attractions.

The family friendly beach is the perfect spot for a swim or enjoying some of the water sports on offer, with boat trips available from the famous Cobb harbour.

The towns museums showcase the areas association with fossil hunting or why not try to spot your own ammonite on the beaches.

The South West Coastal Footpath offers visitors a scenic way to enjoy the coast and takes in sites including Golden Cap as well as the seaside villages of Charmouth, Branscombe and Beer.

Other family days out include the donkey sanctuary near Sidmouth or hop upon the tram at Seaton for a ride to Colyton travelling alongside the River Axe estuary through two nature reserves and giving an unrivalled view of the abundant wading bird life.

With so much to see and do, a holiday at the Old Garage will be one to remember.

Please note that this property does not currently have wifi. The owners are waiting for an installation date, which will hopefully be sometime soon. Please bear this in mind if booking.

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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 a drop of around 4ft from the decking to the gravelled area so please take care with children and bear this in mind when booking.
Note: The garage has a space of 2.2m x 4.7m for a car so please bear this in mind when booking.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas