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Hillside Cottage

(Ref. 1106248)

Uplyme, Dorset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

Reviews & Ratings

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12 Customer Reviews

  • "Hillside Cottage is well equipped, comfortable and in a lovely location perfect for visiting the area."

    Very dog friendly. Would certainly re book and recommend it particularly to friends with dogs. The only negative comment I have is when we arrived it felt a bit damp but to be fair it is an old cottage and it did improve when we put the heating on. It lacks heating in the hall, middle room and kitchen but every where else is warm and cosy.

    Reviewed by Pauline4.7Oct 2023

  • "We had a lovely break."

    The cottage was perfect and presented very well. A thoughtful touch with the basket of goodies. The view from the patio/decking was picturesque. We would highly recommend the accommodation to anyone looking for a break.

    So glad you enjoyed your stay at Hillside Cottage! K Property Owner

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Oct 2023

  • "Fantastic house, great location."

    Glad you enjoyed your stay at Hillside Cottage, do come again! A&K Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bethany5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a wonderful week (apart from the weather) in this wonderful cottage."

    Everything you could want is provided, kitchen is well equipped, beds are all super comfy and the lounge and snug are lovely to relax in. Access to the internet it hit and miss, but I would be surprised if the little lane it’s up has fibre broadband and it hurts no one to spend less time on the screens! Easy to get to lovely beaches and plenty of shops and supermarkets are near by. Garden area is a sun trap and would have spent much more time on the deck watching the kids play had it not rained! All in all a lovely, well considered cottage which accommodated our family perfectly and we had a wonderful time, we will definitely be looking at availability again!

    So glad you enjoyed your stay at Hillside Cottage. You are right about the lack of fibre broadband - but 4G works well. Please do come again! KW Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2023

  • "This is a lovely country cottage, with a great decking area and lawn."

    Everything was very clean and tidy and comfortable. The kitchen was well equipped. The only problem was the internet router was not in the house. Lyme Bay Holidays dealt with this very efficiently on the Monday and returned it during the day.

    Hi, Thank you for your lovely comments re Hillside Cottage. Many apologies for the lack of wifi for the first few days - unfortunately the Post Office failed to deliver the router on time, meaning that we could not connect it before your arrival (out of our hands, unfortunately!). Kind regards and please do come again - KW Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ann4.7Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage with lots of home comforts, great bedrooms, great welcome basket - obviously a loved home."

    All the little things you might need were there. We only had a few issues - the garden chairs were ‘end of life’, the Wifi was fine for 4 days then nothing and please could there be a larger tea pot then definitely a 5 star rating.

    Thanks for your feedback - glad you enjoyed your stay at Hillside Cottage! We shall replace the entire garden table/chairs set at the end of this season, and a new, larger teapot is on its way! Please do come again - K. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Trixie4.7May 2023

  • "Well equipped kitchen, comfortable beds, warm and cosy."

    Firewood provided was a bonus. Books, DVD's, buckets and spades for entertaining kids and adults. Mould in upstairs shower. Downstairs floors not hoovered (covered in dog hair). Washing machine full of dog hair and smelling of mould. We found the table sticky and covered in breadcrumbs. A used washing up sponge was sitting on one of the chairs.

    I do apologise if the cottage didn't meet our normal expected standards of cleanliness and have passed your comments onto our Housekeeping Team. As a local agent we are always happy to attend and rectify any such issues if reported to us at the start of a holiday as we aim to ensure that guests have the best possible experience. The Lyme Bay Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Cristian3.8Apr 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay."

    The house was well equipped and comfortable.

    Really glad you enjoyed your stay, hope you can come again! KW Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Oct 2022

  • "You definitely need a car which isn't a problem for us but should be made clearer in description."

    The foot path to Lyme is accessed by first walking on a pretty dangerous single track road. The locals don't slow down. We loved this cottage but the damp feel due to the age of the property wouldn't be everyone's cup if tea. Price was a bit high. Jumping from £800 to £1200 in one year for a 3 bed property seemed a bit steep.

    Reviewed by Sally4.4Sep 2022

  • "Excellent cottage, perfect for our family and dogs."

    Couldn’t work the quokker tap so purchased (and left behind) a kettle. Highly recommend this cottage to anyone who wants to be near Lyme but enjoy the rural setting.

    So glad you enjoyed your stay at Hillside Cottage. Thank you for the kettle - the Quooker Tap has since been serviced and is in perfect working order. K Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julia3.8Aug 2022

  • "Hillside Cottage was very clean when we arrived and just as described."

    It is a very spacious cottage with a brilliant garden and decking area outside. We would definitely stay again. The welcome pack with coffee, tea biscuits and dog treats was a really nice touch

    Very glad you enjoyed staying at Hillside! xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Aug 2022

  • "I hadn't appreciated from the photos just how old this house is."

    As a result, the floor levels are up and down with step changes throughout the house, and steep stairs. The cottage is well-appointed, though the quooker tap wasn't working so Lyme Bay Holidays provided a kettle. The bathrooms were all very clean. The wifi was patchy. The sunny garden is a treat.

    Reviewed by Alison4.4Jun 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.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite shower-room with shower cubicle, 1 x twin, 1 x single with pull-out truckle bed
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower-room with cubicle, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • Snug
  • Sunroom
  • Electric heating
  • Electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV, DVD player
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed decking and furniture with steps down to lawn
  • Pet-friendly, sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile, pub 1.2 miles
  • Note: Maximum of two dogs accepted
  • Note: The WiFi has a limited amount of data per month, which once used cannot be topped up, so WiFi cannot be guaranteed.

The property

Nestled into attractive countryside on the outskirts of the village of Uplyme in Dorset is Hillside Cottage.

A period, detached cottage which offers some wonderful far reaching countryside views this is the perfect base for a family looking to explore the Jurassic coast with the popular seaside destinations of Lyme Regis and Charmouth.

Recently updated, the cottage has been refurbished in a traditional style to retain many character features throughout.

The sitting room is a cosy retreat and perfect for relaxing in comfort on one of the sofas in front of the wood burning stove.

The separate snug offers a quiet retreat and the ideal space to sit quietly with a book and, adjoining the farmhouse style kitchen, you will find a fantastic sunroom which has doors opening onto the decking area of the garden, with extra seating and space to dine alfresco.

Three bedrooms create a space to settle down for the night, beginning with a stylish king-size with storage and a handy en-suite shower cubicle, a twin bedroom enjoying views over the countryside and a single with a pull-out truckle bed suitable for a child.

Guests have the choice of a newly installed ground floor shower room or first floor family bathroom.

Outside the garden is simply delightful with a spacious lawn, mature planting and a great raised decking area with delightful views across the valley providing a great spot for relaxing at the end of the day with a glass of your favourite beverage.

Uplyme is a delightful village with a local convenience store, traditional village pub and sports field with tennis courts.

The area is criss-crossed with countryside walks, including the South West Coastal Footpath which offers breath-taking coastal views.

A walk alongside the River Lym from Uplyme takes you into Lyme Regis with its family friendly beaches, famous Cobb harbour and visitor attractions such as the Aquarium and Lyme Regis museum.

Grab a bite to eat at one of the many cafes or restaurants before heading to the beach to try your hand at fossil hunting or one of the watersports on offer.

Make a family holiday to remember with a stay at Hillside Cottage.

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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