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Malabar House

(Ref. 1142151)

Lyme Regis, Dorset Show on map

4.9

Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

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

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  • comfortable (5)
  • location (5)
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9 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely house with a lot of history alongside modern living - it felt like stepping back into a Jane Austen novel."

    Super decor and very comfortable - a gorgeous house with a stunning enclosed patio garden. The location and layout was perfect for us - 6 adults and a young dog.

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Jun 2024

  • "What a lovely house…plenty of room to move around & a lot of facilities."

    The family have had a happy time here & have all enjoyed the house and garden. All three generations have stayed here this week & everyone wants to come back! Hope to come again. Thank you for a lovely stay.

    LesleyJun 2024

  • "Lovely property."

    So much space! Photos don’t do it justice!

    Reviewed by Jenie5.0May 2024

  • "The house was absolutely perfect - we stayed here for my Dad’s birthday as a group of 5 adults and 2 children and it suited everyone."

    The house has everything you need, lots of space and a lovely courtyard garden which we were lucky enough to enjoy sunshine in everyday! The welcome pack was a really lovely touch and the team were super helpful with any questions we had before we went and during our stay. The location of the house is brilliant, it’s a few minutes from the sea front with everything on your door stop. We had a fantastic holiday here and will definitely look to come again!

    Reviewed by Emily5.0May 2024

  • "What an absolutely gorgeous house, so well done and thought out."

    Everything we needed & more! Such a lovely feeling and atmosphere. Thank you for the welcome pack, it was greatly appreciated & such a thoughtful touch. We had an amazing week’s holiday, love Lyme Regis & so lucky to have sunny days on the beach. Will definitely recommend & hope to return in the future.

    MMay 2024

  • "Beautiful house, spacious and exceptionally clean."

    Wonderful location. Beds very comfortable. Lovely outside space at the back with table and chairs. The whole family loved staying at Malabar House. We were 5 adults and 3 children. We would love to stay again

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Apr 2024

  • "We didn't want to leave!"

    Such a comfortable , relaxing and spacious home - we all enjoyed ourselves so much in Lyme Regis. A perfect Easter family break - thank you!

    Apr 2024

  • "A lovely historical property, spacious and beautifully appointed, with a lot of thought having gone into it."

    It had absolutely everything we needed for our stay and was very comfortable. A welcome pack awaited us filled with local products. The location was perfect with the only drawback being the distance from car parking and the inability to unload directly outside. A special mention to Mark from Lyme Bay Holidays for his considerable help.

    Reviewed by Lynn4.7Mar 2024

  • "We have had a wonderful stay in this lovely home."

    From beginning to end there has been nothing we've needed that isn't provided. The welcome pack was exactly that. Very welcome. The rooms are gorgeous and so comfortable. The location is perfect, just a shame we couldn't have stayed longer!

    LynnMar 2024

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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.

Summary

  • Four bedrooms: 1 x super-king size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC, 2 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, handheld shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Drawing room
  • Garden sitting room
  • Split level fully controllable gas central heating
  • Dual fuel range cooker with electric oven and gas hob, microwave, American double fridge freezer, washer dryer, dishwasher, hairdryer
  • 2 x Smart TVs with freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Parking permit available for 1 car in car park a short walk away
  • Enclosed rear courtyard dining area with ambient lighting
  • 1 small/medium well behaved dog welcome
  • Welcome hamper provided
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub and beach 0.1 miles
  • Note: There are steps in the courtyard, please take care
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 10am

The property

Malabar House is a Grade II listed building, located in the centre of the picturesque seaside town of Lyme Regis on the UNESCO Jurassic Coast in Dorset.

Believed to be one of the towns oldest buildings, Malabar House has been sympathetically restored to become an exceptional four bedroomed holiday home with superb facilities yet beautifully retaining its historical charm and character.

Behind the imposing double fronted façade, you will be welcomed into a bright interior thoughtfully arranged for larger families or groups of friends to enjoy a memorable holiday whatever the occasion.

The drawing room is an impressive space with a wealth of original features including a grand fireplace, original ceiling beams and carefully restored window shutters; bedecked with period furniture and plush seating, this spacious and charming room is the perfect place to retreat to at the end of the day.

Towards the rear of the house, is the real heart of this home with a stylish yet individual kitchen perfectly equipped for family holidays and informal eating around the farmhouse style kitchen table.

Doors open onto a delightful courtyard seating area, with table and chairs, considered planting and feature lighting creating a space to savour alfresco dining or a sociable drink during the warmer summer evenings.

The separate and more relaxed garden sitting room is a delight with French doors flooding the room with light and opening onto the courtyard.

For special occasions and formal gatherings there is a magnificent dining room, again with many character features seen throughout this most extraordinary period property.

Heading up the feature staircase, you will reach the four bedrooms, all opulently styled and furnished with a restful night’s sleep in mind.

The three spacious king-size bedrooms, all with impressive en-suite shower rooms, have retained many original features including fireplaces with over mantel mirrors and wall panelling rediscovered during the recent renovations; the fourth bedroom, a delightful twin room, has use of the family bathroom also located on this floor.

Located in the heart of the old part of town, there is so much to see and do all within easy distance from Malabar House.

Step outside and you are literally moments from the seafront with its promenade, sandy beaches, and iconic Cobb harbour, perfect for lazy summer days or soaking in the sea air at any time of the year.

The town has a superb selection of independent shops perfect for everyday needs, including local delis and the Town Mill bakery.

Food lovers will be spoilt for choice when it comes to meals out, whether its savouring fish and chips on the seafront or enjoying one of the many popular pubs serving freshly cooked local produce.

For a special occasion why not try The Oyster and Fish House or Tom’s on the seafront, both offering unrivalled views of the sea.

When it comes to days out, head to nearby Beer, a quaint village surrounded by white chalk cliffs, the shingle beach is lined with fishing boats still bringing in their daily catches and is famous for its mackerel.

Other family favourite destinations include Charmouth with its Heritage Centre where you can learn about the Jurassic Coast and the areas rich geology, joining one of the guided fossil walks and trying your hand at finding your very own ammonites on the shore.

Experience a slice of Lyme’s history and book a stay to remember at the truly remarkable Malabar House.

For the security of the building and guests: There is a security camera located by the front entrance (external) that is always operational. There is one other located just inside the entrance hallway (internal) which is switched off when guests are in residence.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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About the location

LYME REGIS

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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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas