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Captains House

(Ref. 1106389)

Lyme Regis, Dorset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 9 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 5 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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20 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a wonderful stay at the Captains House with our family."

    I wish we could have stayed longer. I was a bit dubious as the last few reviews were not favourable but it was comfortable, clean, my contact with the agency was superb when we forgot our speaker. The kitchen was well stocked with a few nice welcome gifts - I love little touches like this. I was worried about the heating but it was warm when we arrived, on day 2 the heating did not come on but we worked out it was because the thermostat was above an electric heater near the stairs, once we turned that heater off, the heating then kicked in again. Beautifully furnished to a high standard and although it rained, we still enjoyed the outside as the view was spectacular. We sat out there in our umbrellas! Yes, we saw the diggers but that did not stop our enjoyment. Lyme Regis is a great place to visit for all, especially the pubs within walking distance. I would like to stay here again.

    Reviewed by Nicola4.4Mar 2024

  • "We stayed at Captains House last year."

    ..disappointed patio doors still not easy to open. Also heating wasn't effective...couldn't get towel rails in bathrooms hot so wet towels didn't dry. As thermostat high in kitchen the temperature registering there not reflective of rest of house, so was often cold. Did think more dishwasher tablets and toilet rolls could have been supplied.,as in other self catering properties they generally are, and this is listed as a gold star property. However love the position and Lyme Regis and would book again.

    Reviewed by Susan3.1Nov 2023

  • "Great location, great facilities in the house, maintenance company was excellent."

    However when we arrived the house had a strong smell of damp which was very evident in the front bedroom as our clothes were damp. The gas meter is very noisy at night and kept us awake. Lastly the heating was difficult to control as stat is in wrong place and difficult to operate. We had a great time but these small things spoilt it. Sorry

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Oct 2023

  • "We booked the last week in August at a premium (6k) price - so we were expecting a really good experience."

    The family were delighted with the property and the rooms were comfortable. The small and large lounge areas were a disappointment but the kitchen was very comfortable and a good family area. There were a few niggles with equipment- a broken shower in the downstairs twin bed - a broken coffee maker and missing cork screw. I was mislead by the office about parking - there is one allocated space (for an occupancy of 9) but it is not next to the property but about 500 yds away. The two local car parks were rammed and cost around £22 per 24 hours - an extra £200+ expense. Access by car to the property is difficult so dropping off and picking up were a challenge . We left a day early - one because of the weather and two because of a really strange smell (dead mice?) in the small downstairs lounge area. Overall, I did not think I got good value for the cost involved but nevertheless we had a good time with the family. Lyme is a very interesting town and the beach is fabulous.

    The owner maintains the property to a high standard, and leaves a personal welcome hamper for guests to enjoy. We are clear in our marketing that the parking permit is only for one vehicle in the private car park. Guests can drop off/pick-up outside of the property as it is an uphill walk to the public car park. We hope you enjoyed the excellent sea/beach views afforded from the property, and the local facilities on the door step. The Lyme Bay Tean Property Owner

    Reviewed by Val3.1Aug 2023

  • "We felt enormously privileged to stay in this property."

    Three generations thoroughly enjoyed our week in the Captain’s House. The wonderful weather was an added bonus! We did experience some late night noise disturbance from the local pub and cafe. We feel there should be a “gate” at the top of the stairs leading to the balcony rather than just one at the bottom.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Aug 2023

  • "Fantastic in every way!"

    Our second stay and just booked a third. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home. Loved the new seating and the welcome food and drinks are just the cherry on the cake.

    Thank you! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Jul 2023

  • "We have been coming to the Captains house for 10 years and absolutely love it."

    A great family holiday. We did have an issue with the hot water in the showers. I phoned and a man was sent very quickly. Love coming here.

    Reviewed by Dawn4.7Jul 2023

  • "Really lovely holiday, lovely cottage with little extras added!"

    Thank you !

    Thank you! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jun 2023

  • "We have stayed here several times but this time was the most special, we used captains house to host our family for my daughters wedding, everything was perfect including the weather."

    Location is unbeatable and you have everything you need to enjoy a relaxed holiday

    Congratulations to your family, we're so pleased that everything was perfect for the wedding celebrations. The Lyme Bay Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0May 2023

  • "We all had a very enjoyable stay."

    The only comments we would make are: Holiday information folder requires updating with reference to waste disposal and heating in sitting room which is now a wood burner with no provision of logs, as stated. These comments do not detract in any way from the lovely time we had together in the wonderful Captain's House. Many thanks.

    We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Captains House. We will check with the owner regarding the logs supply, and update if necessary. The property is on a commercial waste collection scheme of commercial bags that are collected on a regular basis. We will double check our instructions to ensure these are clear to guests. The Lyme Bay Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely property in great location but unfortunately enormous diggers immediately in front of the house moving piles of sand on the closed beach."

    We think we ought to have been advised that this was happening during our stay. Also problems with the heating. Front bedroom was too cold to sleep in. Problem with heating reported to Sykes and nothing done. Otherwise, clean and nicely decorated with a well equipped kitchen in a lovely spot overlooking the sea ( and unfortunately the diggers!!)

    Thank you for your feedback and I'm sorry to hear the beach dredging works had an impact on your enjoyment of the property. We were notified of the works in late February and did send emails to customers to advise of the works so apologies if you didn't see this. We have a local team in Lyme who are always on-hand to respond any issues experienced by guests during their stay, and I will ensure that your comment regarding the heating is followed up. I hope that you get a chance to return to Lyme in the future to enjoy the beach - digger free! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Aisling3.1Mar 2023

  • "Great property in the perfect location."

    We were expecting one of the upstairs rooms to have a king bed rather than the two singles we found on arrival but other than that a brilliant weekend!

    Thank you for your feedback and lovely comments, I have just replaced the beds so they can now become a twin or double which can be arranged before arrival. Unfortunately the wrong headboards were send so they did not zip together this has now been rectified. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Eleanor5.0Mar 2023

  • "We loved staying at Captains House."

    The location of the house is perfect and the view from the living room and on the balcony is amazing. The house itself is in a beautiful condition and the layout of the house really worked well for us. The steps to the balcony are steep but we knew that from all the information, there is a gate at the bottom to stop children going up but I think it would be better if there was one at the top too, we managed to keep our 2 year away but a gate at the top would of made it more worry free. We would stay at Captains House again!

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments, I have just replaced the handrail and gate at the bottom of the steps, I will look into what we can do at the top. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Feb 2023

  • "When we went into the house at 16."

    00 the heating was switched off. Is was quite cold. In the small longe off the kitchen the door to outside is warped and doesn’t close properly causing a draught . Needs fixing.

    Thank you for providing the feedback for our cottage. Sorry about the heating, it is set to come on at 3pm I am not sure how it got turned off. The doors in the sitting room are next on the list to be replaced. Thank you again for the feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Diane4.4Nov 2022

  • "Captains house was an exceptional place to stay Location- fantastic Facilities - everthing you needed and more."

    A couple of the rooms smelt a bit musty on arrival but soon aired out My only two gripes were: 1. Arrived in the dark and didn’t see the step into property so maybe a sensor light in hallway would have been good. 2. Steps to terrace very steep and slippy when wet so more adequate hand rails could be added. Other than that very comfy, very homely, very cosy and warm.

    Thank you for your comments, we have replaced the handrail and gate this winter, I will look into the lighting situation. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Deb5.0Nov 2022

  • "Excellent service by both Lyme Bay Holidays and the owner of both the properties our family stayed in."

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Oct 2022

  • "The Wi-Fi was a bit of a nightmare because there is one router shared between two houses."

    We love the location of this property and it is one we come back to again and again - thank you

    I am so sorry about the Wi-Fi. I ordered a new line from BT business in early August but they still have not managed to solve whatever issue they are having. I am in constant communication with them; hopefully it will be solved soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Sep 2022

  • "Overall, the property was ideal for our family holiday due to the size and location."

    We are happy to provide constructive feedback and hope that you find it useful. The upstairs bedrooms are of a good size and well equipped, although the option of one of these rooms having the flexibility of being a twin would be very useful. The downstairs twin room is also of a good size and well equipped; the downstairs double is very small and dark in comparison and not ideally located straight off the kitchen diner. All bathrooms are well appointed with good showers. The kitchen diner was OK, but the metal dining chairs are extremely uncomfortable. The fridge freezer is too small, based on the size of the property and worktop space is limited due to the appliances.

    Thank you for staying and hope you had a lovely week. We have bought new dining chairs for next year so they will replaced when we have a gap and the fridge freezer will be changed this winter. Unfortunately the downstairs bedroom is small but does have a king size bed as do all the double rooms.thank you for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan4.4Aug 2022

  • "Fantastic property, excellent in every way!"

    Drinks and nibbles left for us on arrival greatly appreciated! Thank you so much, very kind of you. Loved it and rebooked for same week next year.

    Thank you so much, looking forward to you returning next year Property Owner

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Jul 2022

  • "Internet is very poor."

    We know it is shared between this and next door, Gull Cottage. When both properties are occupied Internet is effectively non existent, For the price of the property I think this would be a reasonable improvement to make. The table and chairs in the kitchen have been replaced, the table is fine but the chairs are most uncomfortable and spoil what used to be a great social centre space for the house. We were lucky the weather was good enough we could sit outside most of the time, it would have been a struggle otherwise. The fridge is not great for the size of house and number of guests. I would like to suggest a small fridge or drinks fridge could be put into the TV room adj to the kitchen to increase cold food storage space in the existing fridge. We have now rebooked for 2023, we hesitated when such a large increase of £900ish was published back in June, now prices seem to have been reduced to a more acceptable level we have happily rebooked. We see prices increase above inflation each year for this property, the first few years we stayed we could see the investment and improvements made so I do hope my suggestions above will be given due consideration. With thanks, Tim

    I'm so sorry about the internet we had problems with the line which took far to long to be fixed and have also upgraded so I hope this is better, when fibre reaches the property hopefully we can change asap. The fridge tv's and chairs are on the list to be replaced even with very little income for a year we invested well over £10,000 on furniture and decoration last year. Every year I invest a large part of the profit on upgrading some part of the property i'm sorry you do not feel this has happened recently but hopefully you will see some changes next year. We look forward to welcoming you next year! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Timothy3.8Jun 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.


  • A 4 star Gold property
  • Five bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x king-size with en-suite shower-room with walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground-floor king-size with en-suite shower-room with walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground-floor twin with en-suite shower-room with walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x single with en-suite shower-room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting rom
  • First-floor sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Gas heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, microwave, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • TV, DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car in private car park
  • Enclosed garden with balcony, courtyard and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: The balcony is accessed via steps and a small gate and although there are railings, supervision of children will be needed on the balcony as it is raised by approximately 8 feet from the beach
  • Note: The property is very close to the Cobb area so there may be occasional late night events
  • Note: Allocated private parking is a short walk from the property

The property

Renovated to a high standard, this stunning 19th century holiday home overlooks the fantastic bay of Lyme Regis.

With easy access to the town centre and local attractions, Captains House is perfect for a family or a group of adults looking to explore the Jurassic coast.

Be welcomed by a historic property, with tiles lining the exterior of the first floor adding a unique finish, finding a splendid welcome hamper on your arrival.

There are two sitting areas in this property, the first being on the ground-floor where you can recline beside half brick half painted walls on stripy blue and white sofas and enjoy the sea breeze through the French windows that open up onto the patio, or there is a larger sitting room situated upstairs, with stylish furniture and by windows drawing in views of the sea, and why not enjoy a coffee here whilst warming your feet beside the woodburning stove.

A stunning kitchen/diner with tasteful rustic furniture and a feel of a traditional seaside cottage encourages you to cook up a storm, with great amenities to cater to your culinary needs, and wooden flooring and airy ceilings add a sense of opulence in a space where all guests can dine together.

Throughout the property you will find five bedrooms, each with their own contemporary en-suite, beginning with a king-size with storage, a single with green décor and a twin with great storage, roof beams and a window seat, all situated on the ground-floor and then on the first floor you will find an opulent king-size with seaside views and wooden flooring in the en-suite and a second king-size with a great amount of space, roofbeams and a bath where you can enjoy a soak amongst the bubbles.

Outside, you can access the courtyard via French windows, giving this property a real Mediterranean feel, and there is a fantastic balcony with a view across the bay where you can enjoy an evening watching the sun set and the sky turn starry with a glass of your favourite beverage in hand.

Close to the property you will find a variety of eateries including pubs, cafes and restaurants selling a variety of cuisine and there is a fantastic array of shops selling local produce, craft, artwork and of course artwork.

Right at your doorstep is a wonderful beach, perfect for picnics or kayaking, and you will see people swimming in the bay all year round or walk a little further to the magnificent Monmouth Beach and see what fossils you can find nestled into the shoreline.

Within a short walk is the Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium where you can explore the local wildlife or delve into the past with a visit to Lyme Regis Museum.

With seaside views and a town centre location, you will simply love Dorset with a stay at Captains House.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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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: The balcony is accessed via steps and a small gate and although there are railings, supervision of children will be needed on the balcony as it is raised by approximately 8 feet from the beach. Note: The property is very close to the Cobb area so there may be occasional late night events

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas