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Bucket & Spade

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Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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32 Customer Reviews

  • "Bigger towels required A bit odd having no food cupboard"

    Reviewed by Mike4.1May 2024

  • "We’ve stayed at this property so many times and we now consider it our home from home."

    It’s ideally located near all the facilities of Lyme. It’s got parking and plenty of space for everyone. We especially love the views from the French windows upstairs. No matter what the weather you can watch the skies and sea change colour between Lyme and Portland, if you are lucky. Can’t fault this property and we are grateful to the owners Tim and Sue for sharing their lovely home

    Thank you very much Jay and Paul. Property Owner

    Reviewed by J5.0Mar 2024

  • "You have a wonderful house, superbly done and beautifully looked after and I adored the views from the massive opening window at the front of the living room My only feedback would be to change the beds in the 2nd bedroom to ziplock double We had two couples on our holiday and one couple had to be in singles."

    When they could have been in a double - the room is big enough, this is more flexible than two singles that can’t be pushed together Otherwise wonderful and I’d definitely come back. The benefit of parking too which is hard to find Lyme Regis was an added bonus

    Lovely to hear you had a good time Natalie and I am sorry the twin bedroom bedding configuration was not ideal for all guests. Thank you for booking our cottage, Regards Tim & Susan. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0Mar 2024

  • "This was an absolutely perfect place to stay."

    So well appointed, really clean, comfortable - and the views from the living room are wonderful. Loved it - thank you so much.

    Thank you verey much Monique, Lovely to hear you enjoyed the cottage. Tim & Susan, cottage owners. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Monique5.0Feb 2024

  • "Fabulous cottage, definitely 5star."

    Warm, cozy, comfortable and immaculate. The owners have thought of absolutely everything here. The views from the lounge are stunning. Would highly recommend and hope to stay again soon.

    Thank you Sheila, We are rated as 4 star gold, but so nice to hear you thought the cottage was five-star; that means a great deal, thank you. I know from correspondence that you visited Lyme for a big birthday and hopefully you will return for many more in the future. All the best, Tim & Susan, Cottage owners. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Jan 2024

  • "We had a lovely stay at the Bucket and Spade."

    Everything was clean, tidy and well appointed. Loved the sea views and the easy proximity to Lyme Regis.Would thoroughly recommend to others.

    Thank you Stuart, Very nice when someone recommends the cottage to others. Regards Tim & Susan. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Jan 2024

  • "Superb accommodation !"

    We had a wonderful stay at this stylish, comfortable home for 5 days over Christmas. The reality is so much more than the photos show. We would love to return in the summertime to make even more use of the fab bi-fold doors which give a great view of the coastline. Thank you so much Tim & Susan for all the extras & allowing us to stay . Kind regards Claire & Steve

    Thank you Claire and Steve for the very kind comments and lovely to hear the cottage was more than you expected. Always great to know that people enjoy the cottage as much as ourselves; special for so many reasons! Thank you for booking our cottage and hopefully you will return soon. Regards Tim & Susan. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Dec 2023

  • "Bucket and Spade is a beautiful cottage, very high standard of accomodation, and extremely clean."

    And wow the views, sunrise was amazing. Great location for exploring all in local area. We will definately return.

    Thank you Tim. We are so glad you enjoyed the cottage and we agree that sunrise over the sea is so special; beautiful. Regards Tim and Susan, cottage owners. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Nov 2023

  • "We’ve stayed at Bucket and Spade on numerous occasions and we will continue to do so for two reasons, firstly we love Lyme Regis and secondly we now treat this property as a home from home."

    It’s comfortable, it has off road parking and fantastic views over the Jurassic coastline. We would definitely recommend this property to both families and couples as it is well equipped for both. We actually returning to this property in December to get a taste of Lyme as we near Christmas

    Thank you for the continued custom and positive comments Jay and Paul, Regards Tim & Susan. Property Owner

    Reviewed by J5.0Oct 2023

  • "Another fabulous holiday at Bucket and Spade!"

    Superbly appointed property with everything needed for a comfortable and relaxing break. The facilities are first class with stunning views around the coast. A real bonus is the close proximity to the town and seafront in walking distance from the property. We are already looking forward to our visit next year as in our opinion this is the best place to stay on the Jurassic Coast!

    Thank you very much for booking our cottage yet again Jane and family. Lovely to recieve such positive feedback. Regards Tim and Susan. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Sep 2023

  • "Throughly enjoyed our week in Bucket & Spade."

    Charming house beautifully fitted out by the property owners. Good location with a super view from main living area. Mike & Wanda.

    Thank you very much for the feedback Mike & Wanda, and lovely to hear that you enjoyed the stay at our cottage. Regards Tim & Susan, cottage owners. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2023

  • "Except for Covid, we've been coming to B&S for 12 years."

    We last came in 2019. Everything fine but, being elderly and unfamiliar, we had to fumble with the new cooking instructions - a tense and trialing experience when tired. Otherwise all as splendid as usual. But, sadly, we may not be coming again as prices are likely to be beyond our pensioners' budget.

    Reviewed by P5.0Sep 2023

  • "The property is advertised exactly as it says."

    The kitchen is very well equipped and the layout of the kitchen, dining area and lounge with it's bifold doors opening out to views of the sea is both restful and heavenly. The beds were very comfortable and everything was spotless. We had a most wonderful stay and our leg muscles improved over the days with our walks to and from the sea.

    Thank you for posting such a prompt feedback response Ruth. It is always nice to hear that people enjoyed their stay at our cottage and thank you for the positive comments. Lyme is a little hilly in most directions, but always worth it when getting back to the sea views! Regards Tim & Susan, cottge owners. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Aug 2023

  • "Hi I had to ring ahead and spoke to a Lovely lady called helen who went above ..."

    Hi I had to ring ahead and spoke to a Lovely lady called helen who went above and beyond to find out if the house had an upstairs toilet for My mother in law , I missed her phone call back and didn’t want to miss the opportunity so I booked online but i wanted to personally praise her as she was very helpful , first time using Sykes and I will definitely use again , house was beautiful as was Lyme Regis only downside was the weather so next time can you please guarantee us sunshine ( haha )

    We are glad you had a good experience Shelly. Thank you for booking our cottage through Sykes. Regards Tim & Suan, cottage owners. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Shelley5.0Aug 2023

  • "Had a lovely stay a Bucket and Spade."

    The cottage is beautifully dressed, very well equipped and frankly we could have stayed for quite a bit longer. The bifold doors with the changing views beyond are captivating. Thank you!

    Lovely to hear you had a good stay at the cottage Lynn and nice to know that other people enjoy the bi-fold doors which we installed last year. It was a big decision to have such a wide opening door area, but like yourselves, we never tire of that stunning view. Thank you and we hope you may consider returning in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Jun 2023

  • "Excellent"

    Thank you John. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2023

  • "We recently enjoyed a 3night stay at Bucket and Spade."

    We found the location with parking excellent.The house is superbly appointed,with great views .The welcome goody bag was a lovely touch,and we enjoyed the contents thankyou. The only downside for us was the overcomplicated oven/microwave.We would have liked to find a standard oven which most people are familiar with. This resulted in us not being able to dine in.

    We're so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Bucket and Spade. As a local agent we are always more than happy to help guests in need, and encourage guests to give us a call or pop into the office. The Lyme Bay Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Cliff4.7May 2023

  • "This was our 41st stay at Bucket and Spade so there is little more we can say apart from the fact that it’s become our home from home."

    We don’t even bother looking at another Sykes property in Lyme because this one is perfect for us

    It's always our pleasure to have you stay! The Lyme Bay Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by J5.0May 2023

  • "Bucket and Spade as welcoming as ever."

    The facilites, the incredible view from the property and continuing updates to keep the property in tip top condition makes it our ‘go to’ place for a perfect holiday.

    Hello Jane, Thank you very much for returning to our property yet again and for your next booking later this year. Your repeat business is very much appreciated and it is nice to hear you enjoyed the cottage. PS. I hope you found the suggested tea-cosy useful! Regards Tim, Owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Apr 2023

  • "Excellent property in a great location."

    In fact Bucket & Spade is better than the pictures show on the Sykes website. New sofa and chairs in the lounge and refurbished bathroom downstairs. We were almost put off booking because of the bathroom with a hand held shower in the bath, but this has now been replaced with a free standing shower head, new bath and tiling. Cannot fault this property.

    Hello Roy, Thank you very much for the constructive feedback about the property and we have requested new images with Lyme Bay Holidays/Sykes. We are pleased you enjoyed the cottage and thank you for choosing our property. Regards. Tim & Susan, Owners. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roy5.0Apr 2023

  • "This was our 40th stay at Tim and Sue’s property and we just love it."

    Can’t really say more as the number of return visits says it all. Needless to say we are returning for my birthday in May

    Thank you very much for the continuing supprt Jay and Paul. Property Owner

    Reviewed by J5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at this property."

    The house was as described and the view from the living room was stunning. The bedrooms were comfortable, immaculately clean and we had lovely hot showers. The location of the property was ideal as very peaceful but easy walking to the beach and town centre. Hope to return again. Thank you.

    Nice to hear you enjoyed the cottage Caroline and we agree, the seascape really is something to cherish. We hope you return in the future and thank you very much for booking our cottage. Regards Tim & Susan, (Owners) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Feb 2023

  • "Thank you for a fantastic stay in Lyme Regis."

    The property is beautiful - very convenient location, great to have off-street parking, extremely well equipped and is probably the cleanest holiday cottage we have ever stayed in. Would 100% recommend!

    Thank you very much for the positive feedback Siobhan and nice to hear you had a great time in Lyme. The cleaning services are carried out by the excellent private individual housekeepers, as provided through Lyme Bay Holidays and it makes such a difference when arriving to a clean property, as we experience regularly. Thank you for choosing to stay at our cottage and hope you will return in the future. Regards Tim (Owner) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Siobhan5.0Feb 2023

  • "Bucket and Spade cottage is really lovely, We had a comfortable and happy stay in January."

    Thank you Jane, It is good to hear everything was okay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jan 2023

  • "This was our 39th visit to Bucket and Spade so there’s not much more we can say."

    Apart from the fact we love the new comfy sofa and chairs and the addition of a Breville one cup water heater. We definitely want one at home now. We have already booked our 40th stay in March 2023. See you next year Lyme

    Thank you very much for your continued support Jay and Paul, as it is amazing to think you will have stayed at the cottage on forty occasions.! We are glad you liked the new sofa and Breville water boiler. Property Owner

    Reviewed by J5.0Dec 2022

  • "Fabulous property, and so very comfortable - except for the single beds which were not great I think Divan beds would be more comfortable."

    But apart from that it was pretty much perfect - good position too.

    Thank you very much for the positive comments. We will look at the single beds to try and establish what the problem may be. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Penny5.0Nov 2022

  • "We have stayed in this property numerous times as we love both Lyme Regis and the peace of mind of knowing that we are in the safe hands of Lyme Bay Holidays should anything go wrong."

    The advantages of staying in Bucket and Spade are numerous. Firstly there is ample park space for two good sized cars which is a huge plus around Lyme. Next, the accommodation is of high quality throughout and finally the views from the upstairs lounge are superb whatever the weather. As usual the house was immaculately cleaned by the LBH team and there was a welcome pack of goodies awaiting us on arrival. Towels are provided which is a help and the kitchen is well equipped should you choose to dine in. There is also a smart tv with all the usual apps as well as the option of Apple TV, a PlayStation and a DVD player for those rainy days. We would recommend LBH and this property to anyone who wants a truly comfortable stay in a lovely part of Dorset

    Thank you very much for the kind and helpful comments Jay and Paul, and your continual custom over very many years is greatly appreciated. It is good to highlight the support services provided to any potential holidaymaker when booking through Lyme Bay Holidays, as you and ourselves have experienced over many years; nothing is ever too much trouble. We have been letting our cottage through Lyme Bay Holidays for nearly twenty years and no matter what assistance is required, they always provide a prompt and professional service. We agree that having off-road parking for two vehicles directly next to the cottage is a bonus in Lyme Regis, with so many properties having no parking, inconvenient parking, or requirements to park in local car parks, all of which can lead to a stressful holiday when you consider the narrow streets around Lyme Regis and the need to drag suitcases over long distances. Thank you for mentioning views across the sea from the cottage upstairs lounge area, as images on the website do not portray just how beautiful the view is across Lyme Bay, to Golden cap and even Portland Bill on good days. We are always genuinely pleased when families enjoy the cottage for the same reasons as ourselves, as we feel it is a very special place. Regards Tim & Susan, Owners of Bucket & Spade. Property Owner

    Reviewed by J5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Bucket and Spade."

    The house is beautifully designed and decorated to a very high standard. The open plan living area works really well and has a fabulous panoramic view over the bay. There are many folders with instructions and Lyme Regis is only a few minutes' walk away. There was a very generous "Welcome Pack' of biscuits, fudge, coffee etc which was very thoughtful. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Francis5.0Oct 2022

  • "Best self catering on the Dorset coast."

    We always stay at Bucket and Spade and wouldn’t stay anywhere else. The lovely hamper on arrival makes it feel even more special. Everything is perfect and we all love it! Thank the owners.

    Thank you very much for the lovely positive comments Jane, as it is always so nice when guests return to the cottage on numerous occasions. We really appreciate your repeat business. Thank you, regards Tim & Susan. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Sep 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our week in Bucket and Spade."

    It is a beautifully furnished and equipped house. The location is great too and nicely set back from the road. We could see that the owners have continually updated and modernised the property and we benefitted from a newly fitted kitchen and bi fold doors. Our suggestions would be a new set of frying pans and a silicon spatular (to prevent scratching of the pans) plus tongues. A few more mugs would be helpful and some more large glasses. Otherwise everything was pretty perfect. Thank you for a lovely stay.

    Thank you very much for the positive comments Max and we are glad you enjoyed your stay at the cottage. We welcome observations on how we can further improve the holidaymakers experience and we will certainly add more mugs, glasses, update the frying pans and add some silicon spatulas. Thank you for the constructive feedback. Regards Tim & Susan, Owners of the cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Max4.7Sep 2022

  • "What a lovely holiday cottage!"

    We really enjoyed our stay and the view from the front window was just amazing. The cottage has everything we needed, was incredibly clean and was an easy walk into town. All the appliances and fittings were top of the range. My only negative comment would be that even though I googled the user manual, we weren’t able to get the dryer part of the washer-dryer to dry any clothes. It might be more straightforward to have a separate dryer, on top of the worktop. Also would be useful to have an electric fan available for each bedroom. Overall, we would definitely return to this lovely cottage!

    It was good to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our cottage and thank you very much for the positive feedback which is always nice to receive. It is also good to receive any constructive suggestions which would allow the holidaymakers experience to be further improved. There is a washing machine operation booklet in amongst the brochures, although your comments have highlighted that we really do need a more prominent A4 sized manual with highlighted instructions on how to select the basic programmes; your comments are appreciated, thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine4.7Jul 2022

  • "A beautiful and well appointed cottage with a spectacular view from the living area."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here.

    Thank you very much for the feedback and we are glad you enjoyed the cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Jul 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.


  • A 4 star Gold property
  • Reverse level
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite shower-room with walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin (please note that these beds can not be joined to make a double), 1 x first-floor single with TV
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC, plus a separate upstairs WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Utility
  • Gas heating
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge, fridge/freezer, microwave combi oven, washer/dryer, dishwasher, wine chiller, coffee machine, electric plate warming draw, safety gate, hairdryer
  • 55" Smart TV, Sonos speaker, Xbox, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed garden with lawn and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: Barbecues are not permitted at this property due to the thatched roof

The property

A stunning contemporary detached house with a thatched roof and a tasteful mixture of white painted and stone walls welcomes you on arrival.

With a beautiful living area and great access to the bustling centre of Lyme Regis, Bucket and Spade will make the perfect family getaway for a family or group of adults.

Arrive and be in awe of this beautiful house as you utilise the off-road parking, unpacking with ease and you will be eager to find out what the rest of the property has in store.

Wooden flooring stretches throughout the wonderful open-plan living area of this property, reverse level in allow for seating with a view of the ocean below, where you will find delightful wooden roofbeams punctuating crips white walls and French windows opening up onto an enclosed balcony, so you can enjoy a morning coffee with a view.

Stylish leather sofas create a space to recline and when mealtimes call, head over to the amply fitted kitchen, where you will find everything that you will need in order to cook up a storm and create a masterpiece, with marble look work surfaces, wooden cupboards and plenty of space for social cooking, and you can present your masterpiece on a wooden dining table, making this a fantastic social area for the whole family to enjoy.

Three bedrooms encourage guests to settle down for the night, starting with two bedrooms on the ground-floor, a king-size with tasteful furniture and a fantastic en-suite shower-room where you can soak the sand from your hair amongst the contemporary marble-look tiles, and a twin room with homely décor, as well as a bathroom for all guests to enjoy a relaxing soak amongst the bubbles.

On the first floor you will find a single bedroom with a TV, and there is a handy utility to take care of your sandy cloths.

Outside, a beautiful garden creates a great space to relax, with a raised decking area offering a table and chairs, great for reclining in at the end of the day with a glass of your favourite beverage, with ornamental fish skeletons decorating the walls, in keeping with the Jurassic coast theme, and there are wonderful shrubs throughout the garden adding a splash of colour, as well as a lawn area for picnics and steps down to the front of the house, where you will see the beautiful mixture of thatch, windows and stone.

Lyme Regis is a fantastic area for a seaside getaway for families and groups of adults alike, offering two museums, Langmoor and Lister Gardens, Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium and a great selection of eateries for you to enjoy a tasty hot meal made from local produce.

With the Jurassic coast within such close range to the property it would be a shame not to make the most of the salty air by taking a stroll along the bay, taking in the stretches of ocean and towering cliffs, and maybe even searching amongst the rocky shore for fossils.

Travel a little further to visit Cannington Viaduct or enjoy a walk through Blackbury Camp before ending the day at Cobb Harbour as the sun sets.

Create a holiday to remember with a stay at the beautiful Bucket and Spade.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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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: Barbecues are not permitted at this property due to the thatched roof

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas