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Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi


2 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely spacious apartment with lots of natural daylight."

    We had everything we needed in this well equipped accommodation. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Suzanne4.4May 2023

  • "We were 2 couples (family) the accommodation was spacious and comfortable."

    The property is above the village shop which had a good stock. It also served as a small cafe. The only issue which disappointed us was the lack of a village pub the description states 0.4 mile. I believe there was a social club somewhere but we didn't find it. It should be noted that the lanes in and out of the village are very tight and to be honest don't expect to get anywhere quick. We were lucky the weather was wonderful so the lanes were dry, not sure what they would have been like in a normal winter. Saying that after a couple of days I sussed out the best routes are not what Satnav thinks they are! We had a great week, probably suited to fitter people thann us who would have appreciated the local walks. Villagers were friendly.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Feb 2023

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  • First-floor apartment
  • Three bedrooms: 2 x king-size, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric double oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Please use the Fire guard when using the open fire
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Terrace with furniture, including sun-loungers
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome, supplement £20 per dog per week
  • Village social club with bar
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 miles

The property

This delightful spacious apartment sits above a café and shop in the tranquil village of Thorncombe, Dorset.

Offering glorious country views, Ambleside is a magnificent escape for families and couples looking to escape everyday life and uncover the best of Werst Dorset.

Enter through the front door and take a set of stairs to reach Ambleside.

Step into the lounge, complete with three sofas placed around the centre table and Smart TV, ideal for movie nights together.

Move into the kitchen, where the house chef can get to work on a sumptuous meal, utilising a range of appliances in the process.

In the summer months, take advantage of the terrace space, featuring a set of table and chairs that is perfect for enjoying a drink on a warm evening.

As the night grows darker, wash away the day in the bathroom, complete with bath and shower over, before retiring to either of the three neutrally presented bedrooms, including two king-size and a single.

You won’t have to travel far to grab the essentials, as below the apartment lies a well-stocked village shop!

This is a great location for touring Devon and Dorset beyond this pretty village.

Pop on your walking attire and discover the surrounding area, providing wonderful walks - four national walking trails run through the village and perhaps take in views from nearby Pilsdon Pen, one of Dorset’s highest points.

Venture into the bustling town of Lyme Regis with its family friendly beach and the iconic Cobb Harbour.

Brush up on local knowledge with a visit to the Lyme Regis Museum and try your hand at fossil hunting at Charmouth Beach before settling down for a pint and some grub in a local pub.

Ambleside is a charming abode for an escape to Dorset, whatever time of year.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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About the location


Lyme Regis 9 miles; West Bay 12 miles.

Thorncombe is a village and civil parish in Dorset, located on the border of south Devon. Hewood is a hamlet that lies to the west of Thorncombe parish church. It consists of sixteen thatched cottages and three farms. It was mainly built around the mid-18th century. Most of the residents have lived there most of their lives. It lies on a steep hillside looking across to Windwhistle Hill. Local attractions include Forde Abbey House and Gardens. Chard Museum and Axe Valley Wildlife Park, all within driving distance. Thorncombe itself has a lovely village store with friendly staff. Thorncombe is 6 miles south of Chard and Cricket St Thomas.

Two well-behaved dogs welcome, supplement £20 per dog per week.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas