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Kelly Bray

(Ref. 1106290)

Lyme Regis, Dorset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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12 Customer Reviews

  • "We were delighted with the location of the property; a quiet road and pleasant walks to town and beaches and nearby woodland/river walks for our dog."

    The climbs up and down hills did us good! There was plenty of room in the house with a pleasant separate dining room and spacious living room, and the bedrooms were very comfortable, all with views of the bay. We found the porch useful for coats and boots etc. The kitchen, however, was a little cramped for the 6 of us (though we loved the dishwasher, Raeburn and tumble dryer!). The wonderful garden was much enjoyed by our 4 year old grandson. A couple of very small points: the lighting in the dining room was rather harsh and, secondly, we were confused by conflicting instructions about refuse/recycling collection. Otherwise: perfect, thank you! We loved Lyme Regis, had a fantastic time and hope to return one day.

    Thankyou for your lovely feedback. We appreciate your comments and will address the lighting in the dining room and the recycling information. We hope you will come again to see the improvements Kim and Kerry Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin4.1Apr 2024

  • "Our group of 8 were extremely happy with our stay!"

    Good location! My husband is disabled, but good job we had his motability scooter!! Comfortable surroundings and a great welcome pack

    So glad you had a lovely time .Those hills are a challenge but it sounds like you mastered it ! Hope you come back .Thankyou for booking . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Mar 2024

  • "Generally very good."

    Clean,tidy and warm downstairs with spacious communal areas and sufficient mirrors and sockets and welcome pack but many small niggles. Heating and water in top bedroom very cold with no effective handrail or stairgate. 2 lights in lounge not working making reading difficult and Christmas tree and decorations left in situ. Kitchen wastpipe overflowing into yard, half white toaster slots not locking but silver toaster found in pantry. Unable to watch DVDs as no connection to TV. Front door sticking at bottom and no current waste collection schedule available. A white edge on the step into the downstairs toilet would be most desireable.

    I am very sorry about the issues you mentioned. We have addressed the majority and thankyou for letting us know Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roger3.8Jan 2024

  • "Absolutely lovely house, very clean and comfortable."

    Located within easy reach of town and beach, arriving down in the picturesque old Water Mill area (uphill walk home but OK). Our only problem was the Rayburn. We thought it would be fine to use, since one family with us has an AGA, but we could never get the oven hot enough to cook in, hence a lukewarm lasagne on the first night which we had to leave to be heated in seven individual portions in the microwave on the second, and undercooked garlic bread. We gave up completely on the pizzas that we had planned to cook and took the pre-made frozen dough back home with us. I'm sure that we were doing something wrong but on holiday for 4 nights, with hungry children, it's a pain to have to spend ages working out what, so we gave up. Still, the fish and chip shop benefitted! Perfect and almost instant hot water though, and good showers. And fab to have so many nice loos in the house - no queuing ever!! And the views - so great to have one of the sea from every room!

    We're sorry to hear about the issues you experience with using the AGA and will ensure there are instructions for use available. The Lyme Bay Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sara4.4Aug 2023

  • "We had a lovely holiday and the house had everything we needed."

    The garden was big and beautiful with fantastic views to the sea. If I had to complain I’d say better pillows as we all found them uncomfortably flat. Also better quality towels as mine ripped in use. It was also in a good position only a short walk to shops and sea.

    Thankyou for telling us, about the pillows. We have arranged to buy more. Sorry about the towels. Lyme bay holidays will check that doesnt happen again i am sure Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia4.4Jul 2023

  • "Kelly Bray is a perfect holiday home for large groups in Lyme Regis."

    It is even better than the pictures and has enough room for 8 people to spread out - we had 5 adults and 3 teenagers and 2 dogs and there was more than enough room. The garden with a sea view was really lovely , and the garden furniture was an added bonus. It was really clean and the beds were comfy. The only additional benefit that could be added is more blackout blinds in the bedrooms, but other than that it was perfect.

    Reviewed by S5.0May 2023

  • "We had a great stay at Kelly Bray."

    We appreciated the space and the warmth, and the short distance into town and to the beach. Our three young kids had a great time, and we would happily recommend it to others. Comments not for publication, as they can probably be easily resolved: the main (new) shower was temperamental and didn't always work, with water sometimes only flowing when the sink taps were turned on/off; the radiator under the front window in the twin room was always very hot, even though we turned the valve to zero; the lack of drawers to store clothes in the first-floor double room (by the new bathroom) was inconvenient; we tried a couple of the old board games but pieces were missing; there is only one huge chopping board - a smaller one would be helpful too; there was little space in the kitchen to store food except on the windowsills and the shelves under the window in the larder; the information in the sitting room on bin days was mixed - twice it says bins on Monday, twice Friday - I had to check online to get the right info.

    Thank you very much for your lovely feedback, we are very glad you enjoyed your stay. The sticking points that you have raised have now all been addressed by the owner. Hope to see you back at the property soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philip4.4Feb 2023

  • "Just LOVED everything about Kelly Bray."

    Exceptional artistic items & decor, spacious, spoilt with all the toilets & bathrooms! Very comfy beds, amazing book collection ... would need to stay a long time to enjoy them all! Perfect location with fabulous, easy walks to Lyme centre & a selection of different types of beaches. Wonderful garden to relax in. So appreciated having parking for 3 cars. Lyme Regis is a very unique location, one to return to again & again. Have been visiting for decades and never tire of it. Would totally recommend staying in this delightful home.

    Thankyou so much for your positive feedback. We are so glad you love Kelly Bray as much as we do and hope you will return. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Doreen5.0Oct 2022

  • "Wonderful house !"

    We had an amazing stay . Loved the Raeburn, stunning views and very very comfortable . Will definitely return . Only tiny little thing but understand probably due to Covid -- we could have done with some sugar , basic herbs luckily I had taken salt pepper and oil . But this is simply nit picking -- loved the welcome pack . Just lovely

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Sep 2022

  • "Unfortunately I have tried several times to send this email to you but it has bounced back."

    We left the property Thursday, a day there would be time to get some of these problems sorted. I look forward to hearing from you regarding this matter and what goodwill you intend for a ruined holiday due to inadequate inspection of a supposedly “outstanding” property. “Having just called your colleague at Sykes. This is the email that you should have received.” “Our holiday - not outstanding!! Before your next guests arrive, you need to address a few items which I list below that we have found defective and very annoying after looking forward to our holiday for nearly a year. On previous holiday we’ve had for two consecutive weeks, we’ve had the option of a clean midway through and beds changed, plus clean towels, tea towels, etc. no email was received about this. 1. Dishwasher needs cleaning. We don’t intend to spend our long awaited holiday cleaning someone else’s dishwasher. On arrival had to hand wash mugs, etc before using the ones already in the cupboard. When running the dishwasher with our first load of dishes, they came out with bits all over. So we’ve had to wash up by hand for our holiday. Not something we do at home. 2. Tumble Dryer not working. Went to tumble dry some wet clothing and the Tumble Dryer just buzzes loudly and doesn’t tumble. Tried several times. Needs attention or replacing. Ended up having wet clothing hanging everywhere due to bad weather. Not great when we thought we’d have this facility. 3. The Sony TV in the lounge is so ancient, you have to wait for the picture to come through before a fuzzy picture comes on the screen. A sign it’s just about to pack up completely. Thought there would have been one Smart TV here. I recently bought a second hand one for £30. Very disappointed. 4. The house cleanliness is not good mould, etc. 5. The TV in the twin bedded room didn’t seem to work and must be at least 20 years or more old. Bought one of these in 1980s. 6. Taps are wrong way round on some facilities. I believe by law the plumbing should have cold on the right and hot on the left. This was so poor sighted people don’t burn themselves. For the cost of the holiday, we’re expecting far more. The house very antiquated. Yes we could have reported earlier but we didn’t want to have to wait in for trades people to come and fix the problem during our holiday or let them in whilst we were away from the property. You would have had to pay us £10 an hour for wait time. Very disappointed. On arriving we couldn’t get out of the back door as the wrong keys had been left. The key on the conservatory was stuck and wouldn’t turn. Fortunately a trades guy was sent by you who fixed this problem fairly quickly but we had two dogs in the car that needed to get in the garden and stretch their legs. The fan light in top bedroom needed a part which we were told would be fixed. It still needs fixing. We couldn’t open until your tradesman. The back gate was bolted so there was no way of gaining entry there or from the back door (no key) or the conservatory (key stuck). The metal garden furniture is rusty and should be removed. The path to the back garden is very steep and loads of trip hazards. Anyone children, elderly etc. who is a little unsteady, for whatever reason, it is dangerous. Wouldn’t recommend it for anyone with disabilities. The overflow by the kitchen door has been dripping constantly and has proceeded to get worse since we’ve been here. Needs attention. Cold tap on basin in twin bedded room, no water. Access to the front of the property is extremely poor with three steep steps curving round, so one side of the tread is non existent. The photos of the property and garden are misleading. Monday 12 September, the lights in the lounge keep fading and going out, making us feel unsure of the safety of the electrics.” Regards, Lynda Skinner

    Reviewed by Lynda1.3Sep 2022

  • "Great property."

    Great location. Welcome basket is lovely. Love Kelly Bray.

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a relaxing week at Kelly Bray."

    A lovely property with great facilities and spectacular views. Great position too for all local amenities.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jun 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
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x double, 1 x twin with en-suite with walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x second-floor king-size with en-suite with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room
  • Sunroom
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Gas oven, grill and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • Two TVs, DVD player, CD/radio, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot
  • Off-road parking for 2-3 cars
  • Enclosed rear gardens with lawns, terraced area, greenhouse and patio furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: Logs for the woodburning stove are not supplied
  • Note: There are some steps in the garden so please bear this in mind when booking

The property

Enjoying a superb, elevated position overlooking Lyme Regis and the Jurassic Coastline, is this lovely detached holiday home, Kelly Bray.

Ideal for families or a group of friends on holiday together, the accommodation is well presented with the magnificent gardens a particular feature, which boast breath-taking sea views and the gently sloping lawns make them the perfect place for children (and dogs!) to run around and play safely while the adults can make the most of the time to relax and chill out on the patio area, maybe enjoying a tipple or two at the same time.

Inside, the accommodation is clean and comfortable, with a delightful sitting room greeting guests as they arrive.

There is an ample seating area, attractive wood flooring and a feature woodburning stove which provides a cosy centre point to the room; a space where you can imagine guests gathering, curling up together on the sofa and enjoying each other’s company.

The country-style kitchen is a joy to cook in with a gorgeous range cooker a wonderful spot for rustling up all kinds of delicious food for your holiday party and when dinner is served there is a formal dining room boasting some fabulous views or for something a little less formal, why not pull up a chair and gather around the rustic table in the kitchen?

If you want to soak up some sunshine and captivating views at the same time, then you can chill out in the light and airy sunroom, which gives guests a great alternative space to relax in.

When bedtime calls, there are four well-appointed bedrooms to choose from, two king-sizes, a double and a twin so no matter what combination of guests are in your party there will be a bedroom for you.

Waking up in the morning at Kelly Bray is a joy with those views visible from all corners of the house and after a quick soak in the bath or a refreshing shower, you’ll be ready to take in the sights and sounds of Dorset.

A short walk will take you into Lyme Regis which has a great selection of shops, bars, pubs, galleries, restaurants and boutiques as well as a museum and aquarium and of course a beach and Cobb Harbour and Causeway for which the town is well known.

Attractions to visit by car with some enchanting views along the way include Athelhampton House and Gardens, Axe Valley Wildlife Park, Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre, Pecorama Gardens and the Jurassic Fun Centre.

Pack a picnic and head off fossil hunting to any number of beaches along the Jurassic Coastline including Charmouth, West Bay, Lulworth Cove, Weymouth and Seatown.

For a holiday with all the comforts of home, pay a visit to Kelly Bray.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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: Logs for the woodburning stove are not supplied. Note: There are some steps in the garden so please bear this in mind when booking

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas