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Hernelee Cottage

(Ref. 1106625)

Lyme Regis, Dorset Show on map


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  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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29 Customer Reviews

  • "The house is absolutely beautiful, and surpassed our expectations."

    The garden is amazing, obviously a lot of thought and care has gone into the design inside and out. It was very clean. Small quibble, the duvets were very comfortable but too hot for the summer weather. Also would have preferred a larger hob on the cooker. Overall it's one of the best places we have ever stayed as a family.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jun 2024

  • "Wonderful cottage ."

    Wonderful Garden ..close to beach. walks shops...spotless.we loved it . Will be returning next year

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jun 2024

  • "Great house in Lyme Regis, Hernelee Cottage was perfect for our needs, stylish house and beautiful gardens, blessed with amazing weather we had a fab week."

    It was walking distance from the beach and shops (albeit down a steepish hill) but a great location. Some simple things could be fixed to improve this house further the electrical hob/rings didn't work easily, the large rear ring just wouldn't come on it seems the touch controls were faulty, the smaller front ring worked but there was NO manual anywhere for it (we checked the handbooks inside the kitchen drawer, so it was trial and error to push the right 2 buttons together to get it on), the Aga was totally switched off (so we didn't use that as we presumed it may take a while to work). The main TV channels (i.e. BBC1/ITV etc) would not work all week, kept saying "no signal", we did manage to use Prime and we had to use our own Netflix login (as the one for Lyme Bay had been deleted) so I guess if you had rainy weather the TV would be more needed, so be good if that could be sorted. The gates for the parking area as you face the front door the one on the right would not swing back all the way as its a sloped up tiled area so it sticks, so hard to get a large car in, but small ones would be ok. But these minor issues did not detract from the great property and location, we would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by Roberta4.1Jun 2024

  • "Brilliant accommodation for a family of 4 and a dog, the photos really don't do it (and the garden) justice."

    Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Rachael5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely property, would recommend"

    Reviewed by Adele5.0Feb 2024

  • "Wonderful property and in a great location."

    Safe garden for our little dog. All in all superb. If I owned the house I would fit a fan extractor in the kitchen and bathroom.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Nov 2023

  • "We had a fantastic time."

    The cottage was clean warm and comfortable. The garden was great for the children to play. My only slight criticism is that parking was tricky as we have two large cars. We managed though. Thank you to the owner it was wonderful.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Oct 2023

  • "Hernelee Cottage is a wonderful cottage very close to all amenities."

    It was spotlessly clean, the kitchen well equipped and the beds were superbly comfortable. Heating was so easy to control with heat and hot water whenever needed. Just a couple of things for feedback, not complaints. The downstairs toilet window leaked quite badly with heavy rain resulting in a lot of rain water on the floor. The washing machine was used once, but it was a washer only, no tumble dryer. Some of the kitchen utensils were rusty. The door handles on what appeared to be new external doors were very stiff and difficult to operate. All the above can be easily remedied. I just get the feeling that the cottage was opened just a little bit early after the improvements. It's a lovely cottage in a superb location. I would definitely return again.

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Oct 2023

  • "Brilliant property, well maintained, lovely garden."

    I can imagine its great in the summer too! The conservatory was cosy. Very well positioned to walk to the beaches.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Oct 2023

  • "Excellent property very relaxing very clean however the settee could do with a clean gone a bit smelly and stale ,the bbq was a problem as normally coal,at other property’s we have been to ,there was no gas bottle we called was told we would get one delivered then was called back and was told to source it ourselves would have worked out expensive with no bottle to exchange ,this was a shame as beautiful garden to spend time in as much as we could."

    We're so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Hernelee. The property is not marketed with a bbq, but the owner is happy for guests to use it during their stay. BBQ gas can be purchased locally from the petrol station garage. We hope the sunny weather enabled you to enjoy the garden and local area. The Lyme Bay Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Trevor4.7Aug 2023

  • "We had a lovely few days at Hernelee Cottage with our family."

    The location was great for walking in to the centre of town (Lyme Regis). The property was clean and very comfortable. We also enjoyed the well-kept garden and its various seating areas.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Aug 2023

  • "Holiday property was lovely great secure garden"

    Reviewed by Janine4.7Jul 2023

  • "The cottage is beautiful."

    It’s in a fantastic position that is incredibly convenient for wandering into town. There is a generous garden to relax in. On cloudier days you have the conservatory which I loved. The owner has gone to a great deal of trouble to present the property with real character, quality and care. The pictures don’t do it justice as it was much better than I expected. I will love to return one day. There would only be a few things that I would change. Instructions for the hob would be really useful. I have stayed in many different cottages before but found the hob less than intuitive. It drove my father to complete distraction!! The beds were incredibly comfortable. I took the opportunity to take note of the make of mattress in the largest bedroom as it was great. However the wonderful innovations of increasing air flow and coolness wiling always be negated by polyester mattress protectors etc. My only other observation would be that beds should never have hard corners. They may look cool but only ever remind you of their existence when your shin catches a corner…ouch!! That is it. I would change nothing else inside as it was simply perfect. Outside is wonderful. I found no issues with the parking. The garden was lovely and my mum was very jealous of the beautiful borders. The only down side is that we inherited someone else’s rubbish on arrival. Furthermore not all of the rubbish was bagged. I did see the instructions related to rubbish removal and the potential to be charged ( I don’t know how) if not bagged. As a consequence I took time out of my holiday to bag other peoples rubbish. I also had to buy bin liners. I see from past feed back that there have been issues with rubbish before. There are no excuses regarding instructions as they are very clear but no one is perfect so we can all forget to do things. However not having basics such as bin liners is just daft especially when this has been flagged before.

    Dear Tracy. Thank you very much for your wonderful feedback. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. We go to a lot of effort to make the house as comfortable as possible for our guests and feedback such as yours, makes it all worthwhile. Such a shame that we were both let down by the management company on something so silly - we will be having a word! Kind Regards. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracy4.4Jul 2023

  • "Great location, the cottage had everything you needed, loved the garden and thank you for the welcome gift of Dorset treats, would highly recommend it."

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Jun 2023

  • "A lovely cottage with beautiful garden, very artistic, easy access into Lyme Regis, comfortable."

    We would certainly recommend anyone to stay at Hernlee.

    Reviewed by Sheelagh5.0Jun 2023

  • "What a lovely cottage."

    Clean, well presented an fully equipped. We really loved the décor and little touches like having hand cleansers, washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets etc so we didn't have to buy these just for a few days. You even had an account on the TV for Netflix etc. The place didn't have any trace of pet hair/smell and our small dog loved the garden which was safe to leave her to roam around in. It is within an easy walk to the town and beach. We will definitely come back and recommend to our friends. Many thanks.

    Reviewed by Glenn5.0Jun 2023

  • "We said we would be back, and so we did."

    Property has had a few changes, but standard was lovely. 2022/2023 hopefully back 2024.

    Thank you Karen for your lovely words and for returning - Above all, we hope you liked the improvements to the garden. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0May 2023

  • "Hernelee Cottage is a beautifully furnished house with a lovely big garden and a very comfortable bed."

    It is in a convenient location and walking distance to all the beaches, shops, cafes, pubs and the river Lim walk - we didn't use the car all week.

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0May 2023

  • "Beautiful house well decorated throughout with very high quality furniture and fixture’s."

    Quick 5 minute walk to the town centre and beach, Large garden which was perfect for the dogs to run around in. We had 4 adults and a baby staying and it was very comfortable, could be a little tight for 6 adults. Overall a lovely house in a good location perfect for a stay in Lyme.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0May 2023

  • "We stayed last year, and booked again for this year."

    The heavy curtains in the bedroom aided with sleep, as did the quality of the bed. As people who do cook for ourselves about half the time in self-catering, we appreciated the quality of the utensils, particularly the knives, in the kitchen. Having a separate dining room is great for relaxing. It also provides a good space for a dog bed, as doors can be closed off (our dog likes to sleep in a quiet room). Some suggestions: maybe provide bin bags; a laminated welcome sheet to inform of waste disposal expectations would help (again, we inherited an outside bin full to bursting: not everyone will read the binder info); brief instructions to turn on Aga would help. We know how to operate one, and needed to as it was unseasonably cool when we stayed. Our dog loved the garden (as did we), which is coming along beautifully. Some larger, less obedient, dogs may take advantage of the lower wall at the back of the garden. The property was great to stay in: clean, comfortable, well equipped, and in a highly convenient location with secure parking a big bonus.

    Thank you for your kind comments about Hernelee and it's great to hear that you had such a lovely holiday. We do normally provide bin bags so apologies that these were not left out for you. I will contact the owner to ask for some AGA operating instructions to assist future guests. I do hope that you return to stay again with us. The Lyme Bay Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Apr 2023

  • "What a beautiful cottage."

    It had everything we needed. Beautifully decorated, who ever owns this home has fab taste. The fire place was lovely in the evenings. Kitchen had everything we needed. So clean and tidy. Garden was fab for the dogs. Our beds were so comfy, only one niggle and that would be to use fitted sheets on the beds. The flat sheets kept coming out. Apart from that it was perfect. Ideal for walking into town and back. Along with a walk to uplyme on your doorstep , into beautiful countryside. We would absolutely recommend and would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Oct 2022

  • "Absolutely beautiful property, spacious and so well maintained."

    No shortage of high quality crockery etc. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Sep 2022

  • "Stayed over here in Setpember."

    My wife, myself and 2 dogs. The cottage was excellent. Attention to detail was second to none. Well positioned and exceptionally roomy. Huge garden. Good private parking. Everything well catered for .. Would not hesitate to recommend. Really enjoyed the stay.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2022

  • "Thank you for sharing this property with us."

    It exceeded expectations and was really comfy, well equipped and in a great location. Thank you for the welcome hamper - after a long journey it really was lovely. There were three generations in this holiday group and the accommodation allowed space for everyone to chill after a busy day or come together to play games or watch television. If you would like a suggestion - would it be possible to update the information on what to do with the rubbish. I felt really guilty not being able to find the recycling bins and was not sure if this was property policy or we should have separated everything out...

    Hi Nicola Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are so glad the whole family enjoyed their stay. You make an excellent point on recycling, as it is extremely important to us too. Due to the fact we are a 'commercial business' we must have a fee paid collection - but this also means that all recycling is then sorted after collection, so there is no need for separation. This information should be contained in the Guest book, but we shall revisit this to make sure it is clear. Thank you again and we really hope you come back and visit us soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely cottage which is well located for the town and beaches."

    The cottage was well equipped with some really nice touches and an attention to detail. Although the cottage is meant to be dog friendly our dog escaped under the driveway gates and some of the walls could be jumped over by large dogs. Also the parking is not ideal and took a few goes to figure out the best manoeuvre, plus some slight damage to my car. I can’t see how 2 cars would fit on the drive as stated in the description. Overall a very enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Jul 2022

  • "What a great property!"

    Brilliant location, close to the Cobb and the front, plus Broad Street. Easy walking to Uplyme as well. It was fabulous to have such a big garden for the boys and dog to run around in. One note - our dog (a rather excitable cocker spaniel) jumped the back wall and ended up running onto the road, luckily no harm done. If you have a dog that likes to jump, beware! We just kept him tethered after the first instance. The property had so much supplied. I didn't find anything we were wanting for. The beds were comfy and the rooms were well furnished. I would definitely recommend this property. We will be back!

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Jul 2022

  • "Would love to have this holiday home next year, but after talking to a nearby neighbour whom informed us that there will be possible alterations ie: sealing off the potting shed and gravel garden ( which we loved) and sharing parking."

    Also we was told that an extension is planned, not sure if this will encroach on the garden which our dog loved. However, the property was high speck, well done to the owners, we didn’t want to leave.

    Hello Karen So glad you enjoyed your stay. Those alterations are news to us! The garden is a wonderful addition to the house and there are no plans to alter it in anyway, we look forward to welcoming you back next year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen4.1Jun 2022

  • "Really loved the house and garden."

    Great location too. Would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.7May 2022

  • "Lovely house with great garden for the dogs."

    It felt like a real home with beautiful decor and very comfortable. Excellent location close to beach and shops. Good to have your own parking behind gates. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0May 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, 2 x double
  • Shower-room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room with electric fire stove
  • Sitting room with adjoining snug
  • Gas heating
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed garden with lawn, mature trees, shrubs, patio, fire pit and furniture
  • Pet-friendly, sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.4 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: A maximum of two dogs accepted

The property

With a view to the stunning architecture of St Michael and St George’s Catholic Church, this former gardener’s house offers a wonderful base for your Jurassic coast adventure.

Close to the town centre and boasting a wonderful living area and garden, Hernelee Cottage is ideal for both a family and group of adults alike.

Marvel at the beautiful exterior of this traditional detached house before entering into the property, making yourself at home in the fantastic sitting room where an ornamental traditional fireplace is complemented by quirky green wallpaper and red sofas, and there is a fantastic adjoining snug with a conservatory roof, great for morning coffee as you plan the day ahead of you, both with double doors opening up onto the garden.

Cook up a storm in the spacious kitchen, a great place for family cooking and baking, before serving your masterpiece in the stylish dining room with double doors opening onto the garden.

Upstairs you will find three bedrooms and a large shower-room where you can enjoy a refreshing soak before settling down for the night, beginning with a king-size room with pale blue walls reminiscent of the seaside and summer skies, and two double rooms, one with fantastic quirky wallpaper and tasteful furniture and the other with fresh white walls and stylish décor, as well as a separate WC with wallpaper depicting ships on the ocean.

Outside, a large garden offers a view of the town, where you can dine al fresco on the patio or sunbathe with a book on the grass, a perfect space to enjoy the seaside air.

The local town of Lyme Regis is one where you will never be short of activities to fill your days, so why not walk down from the property’s convenient location and indulge in local produce at one of the many eateries or visit the hand made craft and art shops?

The Jurassic coast is home to many fantastic beaches where you can enjoy a stroll in the sea breeze, watersports and of course, hunting for fossils amongst the rocky shores, beginning with the close by Monmouth Beach and Lyme Regis Fossil Beach, where you will be able to see what treasures you can discover.

There is also the option of two museums, the Dinosaurland Fossil Museum and Lyme Regis Museum, as well as the fantastic Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium and walks alongside the picturesque River Lym.

Make a holiday to remember with a stay at the beautiful Hernelee 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: A maximum of two dogs accepted

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas