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The Stables

(Ref. 1123865)

Uplyme, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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17 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful stay!"

    Loved the little gift bag with local goodies - thank you so much. We all had a lovely time with some of our party already looking to rebook.

    Thank you for the lovely review, we hope you can come and stay again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chloe4.4May 2024

  • "Extremely good accommodation on every level except the entry to the house."

    The steps have no handrail and the majority of the concrete slabs down each side are loose.

    Thank you for the feedback we are delighted that you liked our property. we will ask maintenance to look at the issue raised. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lesley4.7Apr 2024

  • "We were very pleased with the property."

    It was well equipped, spacious and well located. The countryside and coast are beautiful. We have two major concerns. Firstly, noisy pointing was being carried out on an external wall during our stay. This was intrusive and started early in the morning and on one occasion before 8am! We should have been forewarned of this. The owner has been very cavalier and does not take responsibility and has made no attempt to compensate for this. Secondly, after our stay, the owner, fully backed by Sykes, accused us of breaking a bar stool and damaging a coffee table. This was simply untrue. While we accept these were slightly damaged, they were in that state when we arrived. To our dismay Sykes, on behalf of the owner, have charged a good housekeeping bond of £250. We feel this is most unjust. Any attempts by us to reach a mutually acceptable outcome have been rejected by Sykes Cottages and the owner. This experience has left a very bitter taste on what would have otherwise been an enjoyable holiday. Unless we get recompense, we shall never use or recommend Lime Bay Holidays or Sykes Cottages (same company)

    Thank you for the review, house keeping during the checkout reported damage direct to Lyme Bay holidays. Lyme bay advised us that coffee table needed replacing. This was replaced no charge was made for the bar stools. Property Owner

    Reviewed by R3.1Apr 2024

  • "Lovely clean and spacious property for group or large family holidays"

    Thank you for the great feedback and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at our property. We hope you can come and stay again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Feb 2024

  • "This is a lovely property but slightly let down, for the price, with several niggling areas."

    The quality of the housekeeping wasn't very high, with dirty towells (2), dirty crockery in cupboard, and slightly stained cushion/seat cover. The stairs to the property need a handrail, there is a very loose paving slab at entrance and the light at top of the stairs was broken. We loved the views from the large doors, but not the bench seating which was very uncomfortable. Would also suggest to fix the bar stool and replace the circular sofa with at least 2 more bar stools so that people can sit and chat whilst someone cooks. There were no dishwasher tablets, just an empty box and no salt in the shaker. We don't usually bring salt! I think with a little more care and quality, this could be a super place to stay.

    We are sorry to hear the property didn't quite meet our normal high standards of housekeeping. The property should supply basic consumables such as dishwasher tablets and clean towels should be left out for guests. We will forward your other comments for improvement to the owner for consideration. The Lyme Bay Team Thank you for the feedback we have placed some additional bar stools in the property, the outside lights at the top of the stairs have been replaced. Property Owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by Allyson3.1Dec 2023

  • "The steps down into the cottage are very steep and could do with a handrail as ..."

    The steps down into the cottage are very steep and could do with a handrail as there are a number of loose slabs but other than that it is perfect,

    Thank you for giving the property 100/100 for your stay, we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay There are a few wide steps down to the front door, We appreciate the feedback and will be fitting a handrail. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Oct 2023

  • "What a beautiful property!"

    We really enjoyed our stay! Comfortable, clean and in a beautiful location!

    We are so pleased that you and your family enjoyed your stay, thank you so much for the lovely review. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Verity5.0Sep 2023

  • "Just a few points Parking 4 cars would be very hard and we found it hard with ..."

    Just a few points Parking 4 cars would be very hard and we found it hard with all the gravel The steps down to front door would be nice if there was some kind of rail The bedroom with the en suite, the lights by bed don’t work and bedroom door was catching on curtains, we had to push the curtains out of the way to open or close the door as we did not want to damage them One of the handles in the jack and Jill bathroom needs to be looked at and we found the lock very stif to turn Found that the soak aways in the showers was not very clean I one of the ovens trays had grease in it But on the hole we loved the house and would go back again

    Thank you for your review, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. The switches for the bedside light are on the light fittings. We will report the other issues. We hope you can come and stay again. Property Owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by Eileen4.1Sep 2023

  • "The property is lovely."

    Our issue is with the mattress in the larger double bedroom with the jack and Jill on-suite. The springs are completely gone and it’s really not as it should be for the cost of the rental. Also as others have said to strip all of the bed linen is not a usual process and seems lazy on your behalf given the cost iof the rental. Without these isssues it would be 5 star not 4 !

    We are delighted that you liked our property. We now have a new mattress ,thank you very much for the feed back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andy4.4Sep 2023

  • "It was an excellent property with all the things you could think of to enjoy your stay ."

    It certainly lived up to our expectations.

    Thank you for the fantastic feedback we hope you can come and stay again soon. Property Owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Jul 2023

  • "The Stables was a great place for a group of 8 of us to stay for a long weekend and celebrate a birthday."

    Extremely well finished and well furnished, great kitchen and bathrooms. Our only comments were that we needed more than 1 stool, to be able to sit around the breakfast bar, and maybe two more chairs for the dining table. It was a squeeze to sit 4 adults on each bench. Also some kind of covered area on the decking would be great. The mat by the glass door was not very secure, it kept riding up and became a trip hazard. We were also surprised to see we were asked to strip all the beds before we left too. (OK after lockdown, but a but cheeky now) Other than these minor points, we had a fantastic stay and would recommend. Thank you.

    Thank you for the great feedback, we are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay and thank you for recommending our property. We have replaced the mat by the door and there are chairs in the property if you prefer not to sit on the benches. Property Owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amanda4.4Jul 2023

  • "Excellent accommodation."

    Probably the best cottage/villa we have stayed in. So much space and a great play room for kids to have their own area. Kitchen had everything we needed and all the appliances worked well. Very enjoyable stay!

    Thank you so much for the lovely review, we hope you can come and stay again. Property Owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by Scott5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a smashing time at the property, very spacious and had everything required our only feedback would be the addition of handrails particularly for on the steps down to the front door, and the internal stairs."

    Thank you very much for the review, we are pleased you had a lovely stay. Property Owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicola4.7Jul 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage and lovely setting"

    Thank you for your review. Property Owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maxine5.0Jun 2023

  • "The Stables was a superb base for a great family holiday."

    The in laws are a little fragile but the stables was an ideal base. Very homely with everything we needed for our evening meals. Plenty to see and visit in this part of the country whatever your tastes are. I would highly recommend a stay here.

    The Stables is one of our newest properties and we are really pleased that you all had a wonderful holiday. The Lyme Bay Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Apr 2023

  • "Fabulous open plan, light and airy accompdation."

    Great location for exploring East Devon/Dorset. We stayed with 2 under 4s and it was safe and spacious for them to run around with the added bonus of the highchair. The decking area was fab and we were lucky enough to sit out and enjoy the view. Very well equipped kitchen and it was great to have a utility to do some of our washing whilst we were away. The bathrooms were clean and spacious, as were the bedrooms We would have liked bathsheets as the towels were quite small, a small handrail to go down the stairs to the bedrooms would have helped and we found the mattress were too soft but overall it was a wonderful holiday and we really enjoyed the stay and we would definitely recommend. Thank you :)

    Reviewed by John4.7Apr 2023

  • "The house was fabulous."

    Great open living space, but also a smaller tv/games/chill area just off the main room. The beds were really comfortable and the underfloor heating kept the place at an even temperature. The kitchen was well equipped with everything you could need. The welcome pack on arrival was an unexpected treat. We were lucky enough to have good April weather and were able to sit out on the decking and appreciate the gorgeous view.

    Thank you so much for your kind comments. I'm glad to hear that you all enjoyed your stay, being lucky enough to have such good weather! The Lyme Bay Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jenine5.0Apr 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.


  • 4 tick Gold property
  • Single-storey
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC, 2 x king-size with Jack-and-Jill access into shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Utility
  • Snug
  • Underfloor heating throughout
  • Double electric oven, 5-burner induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, wine chiller
  • Smart TV with Freeview, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private gravelled driveway for 4 cars
  • Front decked area with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.2 miles, beach 1.6 miles
  • Note: There are steps to the exterior of the property
  • Note: There are steps throughout the interior of the property
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 10am

The property

The Stables is a stylish barn conversion located in the rural community of Uplyme, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty along the breath-taking Jurassic coastline.

The property offers eight guests a beautifully presented and contemporary base with state-of-the-art fixtures, ideal for both families and friends ready to explore this scenic part of the country.

It also offers countryside views while being close to local amenities, visitor attractions, beautiful walks and beaches.

Benefit from a private driveway before descending to The Stables, reaching the open-plan living space with high A-framed beamed ceilings and glass doors leading out to a decked seating area with table and chairs.

The well equipped kitchen is the heart of the home where you can rustle up delectable meals to dine as a group in the dining area or eating alfresco on the terrace when the weather allows.

Relax in front of the Smart TV in the comfortable living area or take a moment to rest in the peaceful snug, the perfect nook for an afternoon of reading. As the night unfolds, select one of the four stylish bedrooms; there is a king-size bedroom with an en-suite, two further king-size bedrooms with Jack-and-Jill access to a shower room, and a charming twin.

Come morning, a full day of activities awaits you.

The village of Uplyme is a 10 minutes walk where you will find the Talbot Arms free-house, a village store and post office and sports fields with tennis courts.

A convenient riverside walk follows the River Lym down to the sea at Lyme Regis, a firm favourite for both families and water sport enthusiasts with its family friendly beaches and attractions including the Cobb Harbour and Aquarium, Lyme Regis Museum, and the Langmoor and Lister Gardens.

When it comes to grabbing a bite to eat why not try the River Cottage HQ, which hosts delectable, themed events and cooking classes, or the popular eateries such as Hix's Fish & Oyster House and Robin Wylde among the many restaurants in Lyme Regis.

Continue further along the coast to Seaton, where you can take a tram ride along the River Axe or enjoy a stroll and observe local wildlife and sea birds at the Seaton Wetlands, whilst Beer is also a suggested stop off, a quaint fishing community studded with cafés, restaurants, and art galleries.

Round off your break with a visit to Sidmouth's The Donkey Sanctuary or nearby Forde Abbey, before heading back home for sundowners. Enjoy a truly memorable stay at The Stables.

Please note when booking: There are some external steps leading the the property entrance and some internal steps from the living area to the bedrooms.

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

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About the location


Lyme Regis 1 mile

The beautiful countryside surrounding the village of Uplyme, on the borders of Devon and Dorset, is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, criss-crossed by bridleways and footpaths including the East Devon Way, and providing perfect country walks and superb views. The area was chosen by TV chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall for his River Cottage HQ at Park Farm, where you can treat yourself to a great meal. Just a short drive takes you to the stunning Jurassic Coast at Lyme Regis. This delightful historic seaside town boasts a maze of narrow streets, with an interesting array of shops and cafes, whilst the sandy beach lends itself to great bathing and watersports, and the bustling little harbour offers regular fishing trips, or try your hand at fossil hunting. Within an easy drive is the quaint town of Axminster, or how about a ride on the Seaton Tramway? A glorious location for a varied and interesting holiday.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas