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Penny Plot Cottage

(Ref. 1106210)

Lyme Regis, Dorset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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28 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage is in need of updating."

    Facilities are limited (no washer/dishwasher) There was a musty smell but we found the cause (mop left in cupboard). The bedroom is tiny and beds uncomfortable. I would not recommend walking into town unless you are very fit! The garden was lovely and great for the dog but could do with a patio.

    Reviewed by Mark3.1May 2024

  • "The cottage was lovely."

    Fab views and very clean. The only thing that was a bit annoying was that the tv only showed iplayer.

    Reviewed by Angela4.7Apr 2024

  • "Lovely long weekend with my wife & 2 dogs in this cosy cottage."

    It had everything we needed, enclosed space was great for our dogs. The views from the property are beautiful. Thoroughly recommend. Getting into the drive was quite tight so would recommend taking a small car which we did.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Mar 2024

  • "Our second time at penny plot and we enjoyed both trips but we noticed the need for maintenance this time for some reason."

    Generally the property is clean but the bathroom needs updating and some new pillows would be a good start. Handy location for town and private enclosed parking is a benefit. The property is warm comfortable. We would probably go again but would like to see some investment in it first.

    Reviewed by Donna3.4Mar 2024

  • "Penny Plot Cottage is a roomy, clean, holiday home, for two people."

    Everything worked well for us and we have only positive things to say about it. There are great views to Golden Cap. We had a lovely November break, the weather was kind to us and Lyme Regis is a great destination. It may not suit everyone though, as it lies atop a steep side road, and the walk out from the town, although not far, is uphill all the way (but easy on the way in).

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Nov 2023

  • "Good points: The beds were very comfortable, the heating worked well and the water was nice and hot with excellent pressure."

    The cottage was very clean and the view was lovely. The welcome pack was generous and much appreciated. Bad points: The windows streamed with condensation due to the very out-dated metal window frames and single glazing. The sitting room was cluttered with an enormous obsolete settee and a huge coffee table which we had to climb round to get through the room. The paintings were dark and depressing. The door handle to the bedroom jammed and it could not be turned from inside the room, so it would be possible to get locked in that room if both occupants were in there at the same time and the door had been closed. The outside of the property is depressing with derelict, moss covered outbuildings and a completely overgrown ‘meadow’. Rusty metal chairs against the wall add to the feeling that once the property might have been lovely but has been abandoned long ago.

    Thank you for your comments. The owner has recently replaced the sofa and armchair, and has now removed the futon to make more space in the living room. The meadow is left natural and is not accessible to guests. We hope you enjoyed your stay. The Lyme Bay Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gillian3.1Oct 2023



    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Sep 2023

  • "This is a charming cottage, situated on a high vantage point with fabulous views."

    It has a lovely garden and provides a quiet, relaxed experience. Although the cottage itself is a little 'lived in' it is still comfortable and functional rather than luxurious. A nice welcome pack of local goodies awaited our arrival. Note: the walk down to the sea is easy, the walk back up less so! Take a torch if you walk back in darkness.

    Reviewed by Allison3.8Sep 2023

  • "Property overall fine but unfortunately lounge furniture very uncomfortable."

    And a note to drivers with a large car entrance is very tight

    Thank you for your feedback which we have passed onto the owner who is purchasing replacement sofa/armchair and making some other upgrades. The Lyme Bay Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert3.4Aug 2023

  • "I usually score 5 stars for sykes everytime I use them but on this occasion I feel very disappointed."

    The cottage was filthy with thick hair and dust in-between the bed slats and other areas of filth, so I called the company who were overseeing the cottage the Lyme Bay Team. It was a Sunday and they were closed so we ended up having to clean the cottage ourselves as we had no other choice and couldn't leave it like that and feel comfortable. I complained to sykes who informed the owner but as I'd apparently not given them the chance to clean it while I was inside the property i was not going to be getting anything back as a good will gesture, that's because I'd been put in a position where I had to clean it myself. I didn't really want the good will gesture but an apology would have been appreciated. We provided photos to prove how filthy it was, over £1000 of our hard earned cash to have to go and clean months of built up dirt from a property that has cleaning contractors located on the next street. So disappointed as all our other cottages were immaculate. Sofas uncomfortable, views and garden lovely.

    The cottage is rated as 3 ticks by an independent assessor. The owner has now replaced the sofa and armchair, and has made some other updates within the cottage. We do have an out of hours team available to guests to contact on a Sunday, and if contacted we would have sent someone out to attend to any issues raised, so I'm sorry that you were not able to access this and spend precious holiday time cleaning. The Lyme Bay Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maria1.6Jul 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our visit!"

    Lovely cottage and great location.

    Reviewed by Marian5.0Jul 2023

  • "On the whole we had a lovely stay at the cottage and the positives certainly outweighed the negatives."

    On the positive side the cottage was plenty big enough and was in a marvelous elevated position with lovely views of the sea and cliffs, the garden was so peaceful to sit out in and we enjoyed many hours in the late afternoon in particular in the garden. Both our dogs enjoyed the garden as well, it was so nice that on one of the days we decided to relax at the cottage for most of the day. The shower was powerful and it was very nice to use and very refreshing. Negatives were more annoying than deal breakers but some could be addressed I think. One difficult one though would be the entrance from the very narrow lane into the property, we decided to bring our Astra rather than our Electric SUV as we didn't want the hassle of charging, and am so pleased we did as I think getting a car larger than an Astra/Focus into the property would be very difficult. Getting out at the bottom of the lane was also quite difficult at times as there are cars parked on the main road at the bottom both left and right and this made for a pretty hairy exit on occasions. There were 2 sections to the garden, one section was very overgrown and it was difficult to see how secure it was for the dogs, it would be really helpful if this area was gated off. One other point on the garden, one of the garden chairs collapsed as the bolts had come undone, this could have been dangerous for an older person, I did leave a note as I couldn't find any tools to repair it other than finger tight, I think the garden furniture could really do with replacing if I'm I honest. Whilst the view from the lounge was lovely and to sit and be able to see the sea was very nice, we come from Leicester so it was a treat for us, however the furniture in lounge really wasn't comfortable and this I think would put you off spending too much time there as it wasn't relaxing. I would say the bedroom was small and the 2 single beds narrow and its a shame the room doesn't take a double bed but I guess its clear when booking its single beds but again not the most relaxing sleep. We had a lovely stay at the cottage overall and whilst we wouldn't go back to Lyme Regis or the cottage we had a nice holiday.

    Reviewed by Carolyn3.1Jul 2023

  • "We have been to Penny Plot several times."

    We appreciate its simple layout and peaceful ambience. We know that the owner wants to have the big area wildlife friendly but we actually appreciated it when it was more of a grazed field than a wild meadow. There were a couple of odd things, though. Firstly, the TV has a very restricted channel range. There doesn't seem to be any FREEVIEW channels, just the terrestrial channels and their offshoots. Also the WIFI service claims that the server cannot be connected when you try to access most websites. Both of these things look like deliberate settings controls. If the owner wants to restrict access to some TV channels and websites then that's their choice but if that is the case then I think it would be fair to mention that in the catalogue listing and if not then maybe it could be put right?

    Thank you for your feedback. We are not aware that the tv channels or internet has any restrictions to it and will look into this. The Lyme Bay Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nigel4.4Jun 2023

  • "A lovely quite location."

    The house is really quirky and fun. Perfect for our two little dogs with lots of space to run around safely. The house needed a little updating, but if you have dogs then it’s perfect. It’s only 0.7 miles from the town and is an easy walk down to it, but a really hard climb coming back! You do need to be fit if your walking it! We would definitely recommend the house. Fossil hunting around Lyme Regis was great fun. The drains often smelt, but we eventually found out that if you leave the bath and sink plugs in then the smell went away!

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Jun 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, but cottage and property would deserve more regular maintenance."

    Reviewed by Andreas3.4May 2023

  • "We loved this cottage it was private and lovely to sit out a bit of a hill walk to the town ."

    The beds were comfortable but the furniture was very uncomfortable or I would of given 5 stars would stay there again as we loved it .

    Thank you for your comments regarding the lounge furniture. The owner is aware and is arranging to replace it shortly. The Lyme Bay Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wendy4.7May 2023

  • "Penny Plot Cottage is in a lovely position but is let down by comfort and maintenance."

    Specifically, the living room seating is uncomfortable, the heating was barely able to maintain a comfortable living temperature as the cottage insulation is not up to standard; there are also issues with aging kitchen appliances and needless issues like mouldy bathroom curtains. It was appalling that Lyme Bay Holidays think it’s acceptable to not heat the cottage prior to arrival when the outside temp was -5 degs - it took over a day to get warmth into the property. In general, Lyme Bay Holidays bombard with unwanted emails of rules and regulations, yet fail to deliver a service that warrants positive comment. We have stayed at Penny Plot a number of times as it is convenient to visit an aging Mother living in Lyme; the cumulative experience of these visits means we are unlikely to book again.

    Reviewed by Caroline2.5Dec 2022

  • "Very comfortable and well maintained."

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Nov 2022

  • "We read the previous comments and whilst we acknowledge that the property was a little dated, we found it absolutely perfect for us, the only drawback was the lane leading to the property, too many potholes!"

    the entrance was a bit narrow but we sorted it by the 5th day. The privacy and out look was superb. Our dog loved it! We would definitely come again.

    Reviewed by John4.4Sep 2022

  • "Beautifully situated cottage."

    Quiet and secluded with even a view of the bay. The house keeping team were fantastic as the property was spotless. We only just managed to get the car (a Ford Focus) through the gates so anyone with a larger car wouldn’t manage it. Also some of the pot holes in the Lane need to be addressed

    Reviewed by Patricia Anne5.0Sep 2022

  • "Needs some tlc."

    Curtains especially, kitchen ones do not fit and living room ones need re-hanging. Beds really clean and comfortable, but bathroom clean but tatty. Living room furniture also tatty and not very comfortable. On the plus side plenty of books to choose from, a good information folder and a very nice goody bag. Overall okay but nothing special.

    Reviewed by Suzanne3.4Sep 2022

  • "Hi thank you for the opportunity to give feedback."

    We did report a smell which appeared to be coming from under the sink in the bathroom, it did go away but was very unpleasant for a few hours. It’s a lovey cottage but could do with a little updating, and TLC to the doors and windows. Nothing come in our way of a lovely week in Lyme Regis .

    Reviewed by Bernadette3.1Aug 2022

  • "Very clean, oldy worldy which we like but may not be to other peoples liking."

    A lovely place, our dog was brilliant settling in and so say both of us - Mark and Sandi x We felt very safe and secure at the location - the homeowners we met were very friendly and it is clearly very dog orientated. IDEAL FOR US :)

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Aug 2022

  • "The washing up liquid bottle was empty but we brought some ourselves, luckily!"

    Also, on our first visit, about 4 years ago, the big lawn (south east) was neatly cut and was really enjoyable to sit and walk in. I know that it's a good thing to have wild areas and we have one at home ourselves, but we enjoyed the property more when this was a big lawn rather than a wild meadow.

    Reviewed by Nigel4.7Aug 2022

  • "We feel the property could definitely do with some updating."

    The seats in the lounge are not very comfortable. Also the bins for the refuse could be marked more clearly. Seats for the garden would be an asset. The position is excellent allbeit a testing walk from Lyme uphill. The friendly seagull tapping on.the window did make us smile.

    Reviewed by Sally4.1Jul 2022

  • "The sofas etc weren’t very comfortable Everything else was lovely And in ..."

    The sofas etc weren’t very comfortable Everything else was lovely And in hot weather very cool and comfortable Setting is wonderful and garden wildlife oasis Even had Roe deer peak in at us

    Reviewed by Jane4.1Jul 2022

  • "Penny plot is a lovely little,hideaway,very private."

    Quite a steep walk out of Lyme Regis but can be done .could do with some outside seating and a table to enjoy any good weather we may have

    Reviewed by Michael4.1Jul 2022

  • "We enjoyed our holiday at Penny Plot Cottage which is situated in a lovely, secluded position with views across to the Golden Cap."

    We felt that overall the cottage could do with a little TLC and updating.

    Reviewed by Jean3.8Jun 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 2 tick property
  • Single-storey
  • One twin bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and grill, gas hob, microwave, fridge with ice box
  • TV, Blu-Ray/DVD player, Bluetooth/CD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Large gardens, lawns garden furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.6 miles, pub 0.4 miles
  • Note: Apologies but no children are allowed at the property

The property

Boasting breath-taking elevated views over to Golden Cap within walking distance of Lyme Regis in Dorset, is this unique cottage, Penny Plot Cottage which is the perfect romantic hideaway for couples.

Enjoying a wonderfully tranquil setting and yet close enough to benefit from all the amenities on offer in Lyme Regis, Penny Plot Cottage ticks all the boxes.

The light and airy sitting room is a beautifully welcoming introduction to the cottage with an extensive seating area, feature wood flooring and fantastic French doors opening onto the magnificent gardens with captivating views towards the sea and beyond.

Leading off from here is the delightful dining room which is rustic in style and which also has French doors opening outside creating a truly charming space for eating, drinking and enjoying each other’s company while tucking into an intimate meal for two.

Talking of eating, the small but perfectly formed kitchen is fully equipped with everything you could possibly need to cook up a storm for your loved one.

The well-presented bathroom is the perfect spot for a long, relaxing soak in the bath or if you’re wanting to get going in the morning, hop in and have an invigorating shower and you’re good to go.

The gardens are a particular feature with those stunning coastal views visible from here and you can imagine spending many happy hours chilling out and relaxing while soaking up the views and enjoying the holiday ambience.

Penny Plot Cottage offers guests the best of both worlds; a secluded setting and yet is still only a short walk into Lyme Regis where you will find a fascinating maze of streets with shops, boutiques, galleries, cafes, tearooms and restaurants; it is easy to while away a few hours here.

The town also has a great beach, a harbour and a causeway as well as a museum and an aquarium.

For attractions a little further afield, hop in the car for a scenic drive to Seaton Tramway, Beer Quarry Caves, Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre, Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary and Forde Abbey and Gardens.

Beaches worth checking out are Charmouth, West Bay, Chesil, Lulworth and Weymouth.

Penny Plot Cottage provides guests with a romantic bolthole.

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: Apologies but no children are allowed at the property

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas