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The Nest

(Ref. 1105775)

Lyme Regis, Dorset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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  • cottage (9)
  • lovely (8)
  • bed (7)
  • location (6)
  • great (5)

12 Customer Reviews

  • "Great cottage, lots of character and fantastic location."

    All surface areas very clean but corners, skirting boards etc less so. We did request for the sofa bed to be made up for our arrival and it wasn’t. Overall we had a lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by Sarah3.8Apr 2024

  • "Lovely quirky cottage in an excellent location in Lyme."

    Would say it would be a squeeze for 6 people for any more than a weekend but perfect for 2 to 4 people. The dogs loved the garden and being only a few minutes walk to the beach. The parking permit was most welcome and the goodie hamper of local produce was delicious! Very comfy beds too

    Reviewed by Jemma3.8Mar 2024

  • "Beautiful, well equipped cottage in an excellent location."

    Lots of space in the property and garden to relax in, and also a great bass to get out and about in Lyme Regis.

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Mar 2024

  • "The Nest was a comfortable base for our weekend stay in Lyme Regis."

    However if we were to stay any longer it would have been a bit squashed for 5 adults. Having said that the bedrooms were a reasonable size and the beds were comfortable, as well as the sofa bed. The shower was excellent. The extra toilet downstairs was very useful. As our stay was in October the use of the good heating system came into its own, easy to use and it warmed up the cottage quickly . As in all the holiday cottages we stay in, we do check for any escape routes for our little dog. The garden was secure and had wonderful views. However it could have done with some general maintenance with cutting back the plants. Overall we had a comfortable stay. The cottage was central for exploring Lyme Regis and the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by Philippa3.4Oct 2023

  • "Absolutely loved the accommodation and the location (proximity to town and beach was perfect for us) I only scored you down for cleanliness as I found the stove top coffee pot was filled with old coffee and mould."

    (I love coffee and was delighted with the Dorset goodie bag including the local roasted ground coffee) - thankfully I found the cafetière, so all was happy in my world. What a gem. Kids delighted with the board game selection, especially cluedo. Sofa bed mattress was impressively comfy (usually they are very thin, so a big thumbs up for quality bedding!) I can’t wait to book again. Thankyou

    We're so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday. Sorry to hear about the coffee pot, we will pass on your comments to the Housekeeper. The Lyme Bay Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Laura4.7Oct 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at The Nest."

    It was perfectly situated in the town and nice and close to everything. The garden was perfect for our spaniel and nice and enclosed. Would definitely stay again. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Amanda4.4Sep 2023

  • "Lovely traditional cottage with pretty garden, full of character, close to centre of town."

    Excellent welcome pack and holiday information folder. Clear instructions for key collection. Fab holiday in a beautiful part of the world.

    Reviewed by Graeme5.0Sep 2023

  • "We have stayed in dog friendly cottages in Lyme for the past 8 summers and were looking forward to staying in The Nest which we had passed many times and were keen to stay there."

    We were so disappointed. The kitchen was nice and had good facilities. There was one two seater sofa in the living area so the floor was an option as there were more than two of us but it stank of dog wee. The bathroom had mould on the ceiling, the blind was broken and the amount of dust on the mirrors was extraordinary. There seemed to be a damp problem through most of the cottage. The snug was fine but the cleaners seemed to have left IKEA bags out. The two single beds were the most uncomfortable beds that we have ever encountered. They were dreadful, you could feel the metal springs sticking into you as you lay there. Not much sleep was had as they were so bad. The only storage cupboard was mostly taken up with spare bedding. The double bed was ok but underneath it was full of IKEA bags, not very pretty. The garden could be lovely, it had great views, but it was overgrown. The grass can’t have been cut for a long time and there were piles of fresh dog

    We are sorry to hear of your experience. The IKEA bags are used to store spare linen and consumables, and are usually kept in a cupboard or underneath a bed so as not to intrude on people's stay. We will look into your points raised about the garden with the gardener and comfort of the beds. The Lyme Bay Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jocasta2.5Aug 2023

  • "We arrived at the Nest and the first thing we had to do was clean the fridge and empty the dishwasher which was not ideal."

    There was no instruction manual and the Internet wasn’t working. We had to spend half of the next day getting the Internet fixed. The cottage was very comfortable and in a great location. You just need to cross the park and you are down at the seaside. It is also very close to all the shops and the High Street. The cottage garden was lovely to sit in when the Sun was out. We were able to take our dog which was great. The cottage was very comfortable and the bathroom was very big and everything worked to perfection. It was a shame that the cleanliness and maintenance llet it down.

    We're so sorry to hear that the property wasn't prepared to our usual standards of cleanliness. As with the maintenance issue, we have access to a team of housekeepers and will happily attend to put things right for you as we would not expect you to spend precious holiday time cleaning. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay. The Lyme Bay Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jenny3.1Jul 2023

  • "Lovely cottage that has been very well modernised."

    The decor is tasteful. Very comfortable beds. Only downside is having to carry bags etc from main road.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Sep 2022

  • "The garden needs to be worked through again"

    Reviewed by Heidi4.7Aug 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage well equipped."

    The sofa bed was very uncomfortable, it would have been okay for a child I suspect but we didn't want the children on a different floor to us.... But if you're not using the sofa bed, it's not a problem. Great location and lovely cottage with what feels like a secret garden.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the property. The sofa bed has been replaced with The Times' 'most comfortable sofa bed' for our guests to enjoy. We hope to welcome you back another time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bea4.4Jun 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.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be made into king-size on request)
  • Bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Open-plan living space with dining area and sitting area with feature woodburning-effect stove
  • Snug with double sofa bed
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Gas central heating with woodburning-effect stove
  • Electric oven, grill and hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, washing machine/tumble dryer, dishwasher, coffee machine
  • Smart TV, DVD player, Bluetooth radio, 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 supplied
  • Enclosed patio, furniture
  • Pet-friendly, sorry no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: Car parking permit supplied, subject to availability
  • Note: If you wish the twin to be made up as a king-size please specify at the time of booking
  • Note: Children will need to be supervised in the garden so please bear this in mind when booking
  • Note: There is a sofa bed in the snug which can accommodate a further two guests

The property

Boasting a highly sought after setting in the heart of Lyme Regis in Dorset is this traditional chocolate-box thatched cottage, The Nest.

Ideal for families on holiday together, The Nest offers guests a welcoming sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of the attractive seaside town of Lyme Regis.

The property has a wealth of original features which help to create a real homely ambience starting with the open-plan living space which comes complete with traditional wood ceiling beams, a feature fireplace and a charming window seat; the perfect place for curling up together and soaking up the rustic vibe of the cottage.

The cottage-style kitchen is fully fitted with all you need to prepare delicious fayre for the whole family and there is an elegant dining area adjoining the kitchen which is all set up ready for you to pull up a chair and indulge in long, relaxing meals together.

If the weather allows then you could carry on the occasion outside where there is a charming patio area with table and chairs, ideal for enjoying some drinking and dining alfresco.

When bedtime calls, climb the stairs to either of the traditionally presented bedrooms, one a king-size and the other a twin, but both beautifully styled and the perfect place to wake up in the morning before heading out for the day.

Exploring Lyme Regis couldn’t be easier with the town and beach just a short walk away.

Here you will find a good selection of amenities and attractions such as Lyme Regis Philpot Museum, Dinosaurland Fossil Museum and Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium.

Hop in the car for a short but scenic drive to places such as Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens and Children’s Farm, Portland Castle and Lighthouse, Charmouth Coast Heritage Centre and Seaton Tramway.

Additional attractions if you have time while you’re out and about include Pecorama, Forde Abbey and Gardens, Escot Gardens and Crealy Adventure Park.

The Nest offers a haven of relaxation to its guests.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £50.

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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: Car parking permit supplied, subject to availability. Note: If you wish the twin to be made up as a king-size please specify at the time of booking. Note: Children will need to be supervised in the garden so please bear this in mind when booking. Note: There is a sofa bed in the snug which can accommodate a further two guests

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas