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  • 10 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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17 Customer Reviews

  • "Somerhill is comfortable and homely place with stunning views."

    Quiet area, easy downhill walk into town and would recommend Graham’s taxi for a ride back in the evenings. Group of 7 ladies, who meet up every year to spend time together for 3 nights. The house has space to allow separate activities from jigsaw in the conservatory, to paying games around the kitchen table and reading in the lounge. It worked very well, especially as we experienced very stormy, wet weather during our stay. We cooked a three course dinner together on one of the evenings. The house was well equipped with dishes, glasses and oven space. We brought an electric steamer with us for the vegetables which freed up room around the oven area. (Roasted duck and dauphinois potatoes plus heating the plates). On the whole the house is clean. A few areas for improvement cobwebs and a couple of large spiders in the lower corners of both en-suite bedrooms. In the bathrooms the showers and toilets were clean but for an excellent score need to a look at areas like the blind in one of the en-suites and corners on the floors. A few tips to make stay even better for us as seven individuals. Four of us had to share a bed ,which was our choice, but a having the ability to split the beds in one of the en-suite bedrooms would be beneficial. A coffee machine would be a great (Nespresso or similar). Also, as previously mentioned one or two larger saucepans. No problem with the showers, however a deep clean around the edges to get rid of the black would help. I am sure at some point an upgrade of the bathrooms will be planned. Would be helpful to have a handheld shower in the third floor bath. All the above are just observations and would not deter me from recommending Somerhill. We would have loved to use the pool but the wet and extremely windy weather was not on our side. Beautiful private gardens as well.

    Reviewed by Sheila4.4Sep 2023

  • "This house was amazing oven kept tripping out when we tried to cook lots of trays did not fit in the oven but everything else was fantastic."

    Will definitely think about going again.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Aug 2023

  • "Fantastic house, well equipped and spotlessly clean, thank you."

    The swimming pool is safely behind a locked fence and the gardens are extensive, with beautiful views over the bay. (Additional points for the owner only - a drying rack or two would have been handy as we had bad weather and had to use the tumble drier and the airing cupboard. You probably have good reason not to supply a barbecue, but the place is crying out for one, so if there's any way to provide one it would be great.)

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2023

  • "Beautiful, comfortable and well equipped home."

    Breathtaking view of the Jurassic coast. We really enjoyed our stay. The only feedback for improvement I would add is with regard to the WIFI/broadband connection. The speed was slow and frequently dropped, especially when multiple people attempted to access it simultaneously. Additionally, there were areas with no connection at all. This is key for people working remotely while trying to take a short break.

    Reviewed by Christian5.0Jun 2023

  • "Amazing time away house was lovely and well equipt would definitely stay again"

    Reviewed by Chelsie5.0Jun 2023

  • "The swimming pool was a wonderful treat particularly for the kids."

    Thank you.

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0May 2023

  • "Stunning and spacious property and superbly well equipped."

    Very nicely decorated and really comfortable beds, and the best views. We had the best time!

    The owner maintains the property to a high standard to ensure guests have an amazing holiday experience. So pleased that you had a wonderful holiday. The Lyme Bay Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elisabeth5.0May 2023

  • "This property is amazing, just what we wanted for a family weekend away."

    It is so comfortable, plenty of space and really clean. Felt really homely. The kitchen is well equipped for 10 people and the beautiful welcome pack of Dorset goodies is such a nice touch. We were able to enjoy the pool, which was a nice temperature. The only negative was that we requested the twin to made into a king and that wasn't done. Would highly recommend this property to stay in and I know the children have asked that we return.

    Such lovely comments thank you. Having the outside pool is a real bonus especially now that the weather is warmer. Sorry to hear that we didn't make-up the bed configurations to your specifications - we will try better next time! The Lyme Bay Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christina5.0May 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Somerville Three generations."

    The grandchildren loved the pool It is a lovely house We think the toaster is faulty as it kept tripping the electric and the grill didn’t Work. Apart from that everything was fine. An addition of a bbq would have been good. Storm Noa made a mess of the pool cover but next day we were able to sort it out. The views from the windows were amazing. A very enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Apr 2023

  • "A lovely house, well situated and very comfortable."

    We all enjoyed our stay and may well return!

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Mar 2023

  • "Great property and wonderful views over the bay."

    Very clean and everything we needed was there. Oven was a bit slow in cooking the food but seen other guests provide similar feedback, and certainly didn’t dampen our New Year stay.

    Reviewed by Alistair5.0Dec 2022

  • "Beautiful house and was a very high standard!"

    Very comfortable beds and all the home comforts were there. Stunning views across the sea and also a great location ! A couple of things to point out for future guests- the oven tripped the electrics and the left side then wouldn’t come back on so was a bit tricky to cook for 9 people on Boxing Day. The pipe work is very noisy and the kitchen tap kept dripping or turning itself on at random times. Neither things ruined our stay though but worth looking into for future guests. Would definitely recommend this house to our friends and families.

    Reviewed by Caroline4.4Dec 2022

  • "Great location, view and a lovely big house - however the property could do with a thorough clean!"

    Unfortunately, it was very dusty, the carpets needed cleaning and the cutlery and pans were dirty. These had to be cleaned before we could use them. We couldn't get the grill to work and one of the ovens stopped working. Another set of front door keys would be good, rather than random keys for other doors.

    Reviewed by Beverley2.8Oct 2022

  • "This is the third time I have stayed at a property run by Lyme Bay Holidays and I have had great service every time."

    We are very pleased you enjoyed the property and Lyme Bay Holiday's service. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Vanessa5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at Somerhill House, The description was very accurate."

    Lyme Holidays were lovely to deal with, they answered any question immediately and made the transaction very easy. We would definitely use Lyme Holidays again and will definitely go back to the house. 10 out of 10 from us.

    What a lovely review, thank you. Very much looking forward to welcoming you back soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Jul 2022

  • "Wonderful property with great facilities in a gorgeous area."

    Queries when we first got there handled quickly & efficiently. Would love to come back to this property but think it’s now out of our price range for next year.

    Thank you for your 100% score. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Deb5.0Jul 2022

  • "The pool cover definitely needs replacing its so awkward to use."

    It would be lovely to have a barbecue at the property. Otherwise everything was great. We would love to come back.

    Hi Rodney, The new regime at Lyme Bay Holidays have started to send us guest’s comments. The last one said: Comment The pool cover definitely needs replacing its so awkward to use. It would be lovely to have a barbecue at the property. Otherwise everything was great. We would love to come back. The BBQ is in the garage. We have asked the gardener to get it out so that it can be used. We have asked the pool maintenance company if the cover use can be improved. Best wishes, Mike Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emily4.7Jun 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 king-size with en-suite with walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size with en-suite with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin (zip/lock, can be made king-size on request, 1 x second-floor twin, 1 x second-floor twin with en-suite with bath, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Conservatory
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Gas central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and grill, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, three hairdryers
  • Two TVs, SKY HD Sports and Entertainment packages, Blu-Ray/DVD player, CD player, iPod docking station, Bluetooth speaker, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack of logs inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair, travel cot and booster seat
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Enclosed gardens with lawns, patio area, heated swimming pool, garden furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.7 miles, pub 0.7 miles
  • Note: The swimming pool is available between the Easter holidays up to the end of September
  • Note: If you wish the twin to be made up as a king-size please let us know prior to your arrival

The property

Offering truly outstanding accommodation complete with a stunning outdoor heated swimming pool, is this spacious, detached property, Somerhill.

The perfect location for large gatherings of family and friends, Somerhill has everything needed for a relaxing and enjoyable stay.

The interior is spacious and well-planned so there is an area for everyone, day or night, from the ample sitting room where you can relax around the woodburning stove and look out onto the gardens to the elegant dining room, where you can chill out over a lingering evening meal, or the light and airy conservatory which boasts unrivalled views.

The kitchen is superbly appointed and is fully equipped with everything needed to create delicious cuisine for your party and when dinner has been prepared you can either gather around the inviting dining table or you can step outside onto the fabulous first-floor terrace which offers simply mesmerising views over the Jurassic coastline and the sea beyond.

The gardens are a joy to explore and the heated outdoor swimming pool is the real ‘piece de la resistance’ of the property; you can imagine spending many hours here during your holiday chilling out and really getting into the vacation vibe.

When bedtime calls, take your pick from any one of the five superbly appointed bedrooms, two king-size and three twin; some with breath-taking sea views but all offering a night-time haven.

Waking up in the morning at Somerhill is a joy with those panoramic views the perfect antidote to everyday stresses and strains and the ideal base from which to explore the delights of Dorset.

The bustling seaside town of Lyme Regis is close by and you will find a great range of shops and amenities, a museum and aquarium, as well as a beach, causeway and harbour.

Dorset boasts some world-beating beaches and ones of particular interest to visitors include West Bay, Charmouth, Seatown and Lulworth Cove, all well worth packing a picnic for a day on the beach sunbathing and fossil hunting.

Attractions close to Lyme Regis include Seaton Tramway, Forde Abbey and Gardens, Beer Quarry Caves and Axe Valley Wildlife Park.

For an outstanding holiday to remember for a lifetime, make sure you visit Somerhill.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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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 swimming pool is available between the Easter holidays up to the end of September. Note: If you wish the twin to be made up as a king-size please let us know prior to your arrival

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas