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Bethel Cottage

(Ref. 1106524)

Lyme Regis, Dorset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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18 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a lovely time at Bethel Cottage, great location and beautiful setting."

    A few improvements could be made, in the king size bedroom you could do with blackout curtains or blinds due to the street lights and sun rise. In the double room a larger mattress is required to fit the bed frame. The downstairs toilet/shower room had a rotten smell all of the time we were there, even after running the tap and shower. But overall the house was lovely. Thanks

    Reviewed by Sarah3.8Jun 2024

  • "On the whole, we loved Bethal Cottage."

    It's location was great. It was well stocked and as ever the welcome pack is lovely. However, it does need some tlc to make it come up to the grade it was marketed at. In the garden the chairs/table need rubbing down and revarnshing. Not nice to sit on with bare legs! There are only two cushion sets (for a house that sleeps 6) The garden is a great size but there is no shade. There is a metal structure which we believe should have a sail on it? Even an umbrella in a weighted stand (stored in the shed) would be appreciated. The hose does have a spray attachment but it shoots off as soon the water's turned on. Essential equipment with dogs in the property. In the house. We were confused as to why the mattress to the double bed, in the second bedroom, was 6 inches short in the frame? Not comfortable for a 6' adult! In the lounge, only 1 bulb worked in the 3 wall lights? We believe the dates for rubbish and recycling are incorrect in the folder? All these points are minor but fixable in a day and given rental prices for properties have risen significantly they should be addressed.

    We are so pleased you loved our cottage, I'm sorry you experienced a few problems, the light bulbs and bed have been sorted and eight outdoor chair covers are now in the shed, the sail is on its way but the manufacturers have had sizing problems and the two sails previously sent were too small, the new one should be with us in the next couple of weeks, many thanks Claire Riddiford Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jayne3.4May 2024

  • "Have previously answered the survey also sent a letter."

    I have a ref. No. The marks given above are not the original marks

    Reviewed by Kathleen1.3Apr 2024

  • "The house is in a lovely location and a great spot for hiking locally."

    Clean, comfortable - the lounge area is not big enough for 6 people, however for two of us was fine. With it being out of season, a lot of the local restaurants were closed, but due to it being so quiet I guess.

    Reviewed by Tom4.7Mar 2024

  • "We had a lovely weekend break at Bethal Cottage."

    It’s in a very pretty setting next to the river and a fairly short walk into town. It was very clean and cosy and had everything you could want for cooking etc. The welcome package was a nice touch too with local products including fudge and apple juice. The garden is a good size and great for my dog. Only complaints are that the duvets were a bit thin and could have done with some extra blankets as it’s cold at night. The awning in the garden above the seating area was dangerously full of rainwater, however this was rectified quickly after a call to the agent. The wardrobe in the master bedroom was full of IKEA bags so I couldn’t hang my clothes up. Lastly the fridge is much too small for 6 people with big appetites. These issues wouldn’t stop us from booking agsin though as I’m sure they’re easy to rectify.

    We're so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Bethel Cottage. There has been an unusual amount of rainfall recently, and as a local agent we are always happy to assist with any maintenance issues you may experience. Apologies that you found the duvets to be too thin, there are thicker winter duvets available so we will ensure that these are on the beds going forwards. The owner is going to buy a bigger fridge/freezer. The Lyme Bay Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Krista4.7Nov 2023

  • "Inadequate sized fridge for a family of 6 who self cater."

    Unloading and loading very difficult because of where the cottage is situated. There should be something mentioned about this in the write up for the property. Frame in middle bedroom should fit the mattress size, rather than being 2 inches wider all the way round !! Lyme Bay Holidays engineer responded speedily to fix a washing machine problem. The staff in Lyme are exceptionally helpful and have excellent local knowledge.

    Following some recent feedback we have updated the travel information for guests to advise it may be easier to reverse along the road in order to unload/load. We hope that you enjoyed your stay. The Lyme Bay Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison3.1Jul 2023

  • "Arrival instructions by car give directions along Jericho which is a dead end with no turning area."

    Unloading is easy at the rear of the property where you can drive down Avenue Road and park near the back gate.

    Thank you for your suggestions, we have revised our travel information to make it clearer that the turning space is limited and it may be easier to reverse along the road. We hope you had a pleasant stay. The Lyme Bay Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jul 2023

  • "Hope to be back next year"

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Jun 2023

  • "Was originally staying at benets which was awful!"

    ! Then found us bethel which was great a Great house , front garden a bit tatty but that’s not really that important , would stay again. Staff at Sykes un helpful and rude ! Lyme bay holiday staff at the office very helpful

    Reviewed by Lisa4.4Mar 2023

  • "Second visit in three years."

    Lovely cottage but disappointing. Dusty, dog hair on bedding, kettle broken, frying pan can't use on induction hob, leaking tap, heating on in day but not in the evening when cold, woodburner door doesn't shut properly, peanuts under the bed, general state was a little neglected. On a positive it is furnished tastefully, great kitchen/dining area, good sized bedrooms and good facilities. Location is also a massive plus . It needs a new wood burner, a spring clean, and care and attention.

    Reviewed by e2.2Dec 2022

  • "The property was fabulous - previous reviews have mentioned cleanliness, but from our perspective, it was absolutely immaculate."

    The arrival instructions were clear, the beds comfortable, and we were provided with lots of lovely goodies on arrival. Thank you - a wonderful central spot and perfect location for a family break in central Lyme Regis. Perfect!

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Oct 2022

  • "Wonderful cottage and location."

    We all really enjoyed staying here and would recommend and book again. The only thing worth mentioning for the owners is the neighbour next door, a few evenings we heard loud shouting from the neighbour, sometimes in her house but sometimes out of the door/window at people outside.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Oct 2022

  • "We arrived at the property in the dark; the instructions for parking (the location of the property and space) need to be clearer."

    The property postcode is down an extremely narrow lane (only way out is to reverse!) On arrival, there were a couple of cleanliness issues; the kitchen bin had not been emptied from the previous guests’ stay for example. Other random issue we had is frequent shouting/screaming/swearing of the woman living next door; this would occur at various times during the day/night. Finally, we would point out the beds from a comfort perspective; the mattresses were too small for the bed frames, the pillows were a bit flat and the bed sheets didn’t seem to fit properly.

    Reviewed by Laura3.4Oct 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, perfect location for everything and still secluded."

    Not cluttered, just right for a holiday and the garden was a great place to relax in the sun. Would say 5 stars but we think it could be cleaner and benefit massively from small improvements e.g. some clothes pegs, proper ice cube tray, treat outside furniture. Issues seem related to the agency rather than the property itself though, it's a great property just needing some small touches. Would definitely book again if those are sorted.

    Reviewed by RODERICK4.1Jul 2022

  • "Very nice property, the no parking at property was no issue as a very short walk to the permit parking."

    The house was lovely, perfectly located close to all amenities. However the cleaners had missed a lot of areas - which we wouldn’t have expected at the price now being charged. There was a washing machine which we would have used if there had been some washing detergent. In general a lack of basic stuff like salt and pepper and oil. We appreciate this may be a Covid related thing - if that is the case perhaps a message to those renting the house to take basic cooking/washing essentials

    Reviewed by Deborah3.4Jul 2022

  • "Bethel Cottage is a pretty terraced cottage by the River Lym, away from the busy seafront but within easy walking distance."

    We found it well placed for the walks we enjoy inland as well as the town centre. Sunny garden but with a shaded area over the terrace. We particularly liked the spacious kitchen dining area, a perfect family space with access on to the garden. The only drawback was the light bedroom curtains which meant early wake ups due to light June mornings!

    Reviewed by Charles4.7Jun 2022

  • "A wonderful holiday property, really enjoyed the house and a great location."

    Beautifully furnished and comfortable with plenty of space, great garden. Would of liked to see a BBQ at the property.

    Reviewed by Oliver4.7Jun 2022

  • "We knew where Bethel Cottage was having previously walked passed it, but upon arrival, we were even more delighted with the location than we'd remembered, the river, the garden - lovely."

    It was perfect for our family group with lots of space for the five of us. It had everything we needed and we had a great holiday, with a mix of being at the cottage and going out. Just a couple of points, hopefully constructive, the bed in the middle room - the mattress wasn't quite the right size for the bedframe, so my son ended up filling the gap with pillows, one of the plates on the rack in the kitchen was chipped and one of the cutting boards looked like someone had crayoned on it! Little things I know, none of which spoilt our holiday, or would deter me from returning/recommending the property but thought they would be worth noting. My husband lost his glasses mid-holiday and we were most impressed by the service we received from Lyme Bay Holidays in trying to find them - which we did - thank you so much, it was so appreciated.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7May 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, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower-room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • Gas heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • TV, DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Public car park a short walk from property, subject to availability and 1 permit provided
  • Enclosed garden with raised patio, lawn and furniture
  • Pet-friendly, sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.4 miles, pub 0.3 miles
  • Note: A maximum of one dog accepted.

The property

Settled into the town of Lyme Regis, this property offers a fantastic living space for all guests to enjoy.

Renovated to a high standard and mixing traditional design seamlessly with contemporary décor, Bethel Cottage is a fantastic base for families and groups of adults alike.

Enter into a stunning sitting room where tasteful ornaments decorate the crisp white walks, including a metal sculpture of birds in flight above a beautiful woodburning stove and wooden shelf, and you can enjoy a coffee and a book whilst reclining in one of the stylish sofas.

A stunning kitchen/diner will simply take your breath away, with high ceilings creating an airy feel and an abundance of windows drawing in natural light, wooden flooring and tasteful cabinets add to the sense of opulence, with a view to the garden outside, you will be enticed to cook a heart-warming meal, presenting it on the wooden kitchen table and enjoying the tasteful paintings adorning the walls and the French windows opening up onto the garden.

Pass a coat holder in the shape of an oar from a rowing boat as you ascend the stairs to find a fantastic bathroom with wooden flooring and a free standing clawfoot bath, where you can enjoy a soak amongst the bubbles, before settling down for the night in one of the three fantastic bedrooms available.

Starting with a king-size where large wardrobes offer storage and roof beams mix in a taste of heritage, as well as a tasteful decorative mirror and large windows allowing in a sea of natural light, and there is also a double room with vintage look furniture and an ornamental fireplace and inset shelf area, and finally a wonderful twin room with roofbeams, storage and a chandelier style light.

Outside of this beautiful property a wonderful garden complements the pretty exterior, where a lawn area offers space for your four-legged friend to recline as you make use of the seating area and enjoy breakfast in the sunshine and notice how wonderful stone walls line the garden and a restored oat offers alternative seating for guests.

The surrounding area of Lyme Regis is a bustling seaside resort, with great activities all year round, beginning with fantastic beaches including Monmouth Beach and the well-known Lyme Bay Fossil Beach, where you can enjoy a stroll across the rocky shore or search for fossils.

To find out more about the local area, head over to the Dinosaur Fossil Museum, or spend the afternoon at the local marine aquarium before venturing into town to enjoy a hot meal at one of the eateries available before ending the day with a glass of your favourite beverage in hand and a view of the fantastic Cobb Harbour.

With a fantastic holiday home in a stunning area, you will simply love your trip to the Jurassic coast with a stay at Bethell Cottage.

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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: Permit for one car provided, off-road parking a short walk from the property, subject to availability

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas