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Old Monmouth

(Ref. 1106651)

Lyme Regis, Dorset Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 13 Guests

  • 6 Bedrooms

  • 6 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "We thorughly enjoyed our stay at the old monmouth, I would highly recomend it, as we were a large party it worked realy well, never on-top of one another, one has to remember it was built in 1600,s and so some of the door frames are low & made it a slight chalange as one of the party had visual disabilty, also wonkey floors , etc, but this also adds to its charm."

    So people booking must bear this in mind along with the narrow & steep steps, as some of ouir party love thier cooking, we were verry impressed with all the kitchen ware,knives,pots pans etc verry good quality, they looked new & unused, I asume most people eat out and the kitchen-ware is more used as visual rustic charm, we used the tables downstairs for the 9 of us and were all able to sit at one large table full of freshly coocked food, we even used the dishwasher once (some of our party dont like them and like to wash up by hand), its an age thing) the only negative point are minor, some paint in the celling started to come away ( simple remedial fix requierd, probably a patch repair without either letting it dry out before paiting, or not priming prior to painting,) and we only had 2 purple waste bags, which made it difficukt on the last day clearing up, if their could be more purple bags please. as I say the negatives are minor , location is verry good.

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Jun 2024

  • "Absolutely gorgeous house!"

    Could not fault anything. Very clean, fresh and airy! All of us said we’d definitely be coming back to stay at the house! Perfect! Thank you! Xx

    Reviewed by Georgie5.0Jun 2024

  • "The Old Monmouth is a wonderful base for a group holiday or family gathering."

    It is right in the centre of Lyme, sleeps 12+, has lots of social space and loads of historic character. We have been coming back for nearly 20 years so are obviously biased, but it is a special place.

    Reviewed by Jeremy5.0Jun 2024

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at old Monmouth and would definitely love to stay again!"

    The size was perfect for our extended family of 10! When we did contact the office after we had a small problem they came out within 30 minutes of calling them! Thanks for a great holiday ⭐️

    Reviewed by Verity5.0May 2024

  • "We all 12 of us found the house fabulous !"

    It was very spacious, beautifully furnished and homely. So many interesting artefacts, pictures, books etc on display. As for the kitchen it was equipped with the very best aids one could need, of high quality… very impressive…. We only wish we could move it to the next location we will visit!!

    Reviewed by Ulla5.0Apr 2024

  • "Great house for a 60th birthday weekend away."

    Enough room for us all and our four legged friends. Great location, loved the log burner. Would return in a shot! Thank you.

    GuestApr 2024

  • "The only thing missing was a pan x brush"

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Mar 2024

  • "Wonderful house, amazing communal spaces for lots of dun times!"

    Perfect location, The Brewery were very pleased to see us! Can't fault it - will be back.

    GuestMar 2024

  • "Just lovely, thank you x"

    GuestMar 2024

  • "We much enjoyed our week in Old Monmouth and are keen to return sometime."

    Our group included children who loved the space and mysterious doors to unknown rooms! Some of us are older, and appreciated the comfortable ensuite bedrooms. The two living rooms provide flexibility for different activities, especially when it rains. The kitchen is brilliant, well equipped and big enough for all to gather and eat together. The history of the house is fascinating, the location is convenient for beaches, sea front, shops, lots for everyone to enjoy. Altogether fantastic for a multi generational group, great atmosphere and welcoming environment. Thanks for looking after the house so well and the opportunity to stay.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Feb 2024

  • "Monmouth was a lovely property, ideally situated close to the centre of Lyme and especially the beach."

    The facilities were very good with lots of room for our large family, the only thing missing was a Christmas tree to make it very festive!!!!

    Reviewed by Jane4.4Dec 2023

  • "We had a wonderful week in the Old Monmouth."

    Fantastic House in a great location. Lovely and clean and very comfortable. Perfect our two families with teens who could be pretty independent. The Ship Inn became a regular favourite, only 1 minute from the door. Only comment would be to leave a few more purple sacks fot the bins (or make it clear that the clear ones will also be collected). Luckily with 3 bin collections in the week we worked this out ourselves in the end. Other than that, absolutely fab.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Oct 2023

  • "This property is amazing!"

    !! Steeped in history, quirky, spacious and comfortable! We were a party of 6 couples celebrating a 50th Birthday and couldnt have asked for a better place to call home. The location is also amazing, not too hilly, close to all the amenities. Would definitely return!!!

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Sep 2023

  • "We love staying at Old Monmouth."

    The old inn was fabulous for a wonderful weekend with old friends and family to celebrate my 60th birthday in England. Facilities were brilliant. Cooking in the kitchen took some time to get used to but was able to produce a fab 3 course meal for 9 of us. Would recommend perhaps organising the kitchen to make things easy to find eg all mixing bowls in one place, serving bowls in one place etc. Sadly I wouldn’t recommend dealing with Sykes’ Cottages, I found the inflexibility crazy eg 4pm strict check in, no shower produce supplied (small bar of soap would have been lovely) and after calling Sykes cottages asking for help on a few things and not even getting a reply was less than acceptable when paying a large amount of £££ for our stay.

    We hope you had a wonderful celebration with the family. The check-in time may be variable in the quieter season, but unfortunately we need to allow the housekeeper the full allocated time to prepare such a large property to our expected standards. We could only locate one note of an enquiry from yourselves, which hoped we resolved on the telephone. The Lyme Bay Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kim4.4Sep 2023

  • "Property was beautiful and well equipped."

    We had a great time, and loved the old quirkiness combined with modern facilities. Lyme Bay Holidays told us there was not a high chair, but there actually was one. One parking pass for a property that sleeps 12 adults is probably a little tight, we bought 3 more. Perhaps state this is required in the description.,

    It's great to hear that you had a wonderful holiday. We have ensured all of our marketing is clear that only 1 parking permit is provided for the property. The Lyme Bay Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Jul 2023

  • "Me and my family had a wonderful stay at the Old Monmouth, a beautiful house and incredible location"

    Reviewed by Josie5.0May 2023

  • "A wonderful house just perfect we all really enjoyed our stay."

    The house is beautifully decorated with little touches which made it just perfect. Would definitely stay again

    Reviewed by Jacqui5.0Apr 2023

  • "What a find !"

    This is a beautiful house steeped in history. The decor was fabulously unique and stylish. It was comfortable and roomy , absolutely perfect for our reunion of friends. The kitchen was well equipped, it was warm throughout, loads of hot water and fab showers. There is also an extra single bedroom that appears not to be listed which was a useful surprise for us. We would book it again in a heartbeat. 2 small issues - We couldn't get the music system to work . As the previous reviewer said, there is no instruction or provision for recycling and food waste, just 1 bag for rubbish. There is clearly a strict and comprehensive rubbish collection system operating in Lyme but we ended up taking our recycling home - frustrating.

    I'm so pleased to hear that you had a fabulous stay. The property has a commercial rubbish collection so everything goes into the purple bag provided and is then sorted at the recycling centre. I will ensure the instructions are checked and updated to make this clear. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Josie5.0Mar 2023

  • "A lovely house - perfect for our large family group, with lots of history."

    Just one issue for us - the lack of instructions about disposal of waste. There was no information about what constitutes recyclable items and only one purple bag for such items (which took us a while to find). We worked on our collective experience of recycling - which was quite varied! - so I hope this worked OK.

    Reviewed by Pip4.7Mar 2023

  • "Perfect location and layout for holiday with friends or extended family ."

    All rooms apart from the twin have an en-suite so works well. The basement is great for meals and socialising with lots of facilities for cooking a range of meals. You need to bring your own foil, oils etc as nothing is left at the house. Everything you need for a great holiday we had a long weekend and had a great time. Lots of nice pubs, restaurants and cafes within walking distance and the beach a few mins walk.

    Reviewed by Lisa4.1Dec 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay and found the accommodation to be perfect for our 2 families."

    The location is excellent just a short walk from the front and high street. We also enjoyed the spaciousness and facilities the property offered us. We enjoyed our stay so much we have rebooked for later this year.

    Reviewed by Veronica5.0Dec 2022

  • "Beautiful property, we had a lovely stay."

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Oct 2022

  • "Old Monmouth was the perfect place for my family to stay for my son’s wedding in Lyme Regis."

    We all so appreciated the character and historical feel to the house and it was great to have en-suites as we all dressed for the wedding. Had some memorable meals together with everything you could need to cater for 12 guests. The staff at Lyme Bay Holidays were so helpful and readily available for one or two minor issues that we needed sorting. For us it was the icing on the cake of a magical wedding weekend.

    Reviewed by T5.0Sep 2022

  • "Old Monmouth is a very spacious and comfortable holiday home for a large group."

    The location right in town allows everyone to manage a car and to do their own thing if they like- especially great for teenagers on a family holiday! Very clean and well equipped. We would just have liked an extra parking permit and a few more mugs!

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Sep 2022

  • "Absolutely loved the house Very comfortable beds Our bathroom (in the Oscar Wilde Room) smelt badly of drains when we arrived but we managed to put some drain cleaner down & seemed to help but may need checking."

    The Welcome pack was lovely but if I'm honest would have preferred less & had shower gel/shampoo provided instead Will definitely recommend to friends Also thanks for letting us check out later on Monday to watch the funeral Very much appreciated

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Sep 2022

  • "Old Monmouth was fabulous."

    Such a beautiful and special house to stay in. Perfect location and lots of room for our family to enjoy. A wonderful holiday was had by all. Thank you

    Reviewed by Isabel4.7Aug 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
  • Seven bedrooms: 2 x doubles with en-suites with walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin, 2 x king-size with en-suite with walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground-floor king-size with en-suite with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC, 1 x single (door access adjoining one of the double rooms)
  • Lower-ground-floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Lower-ground-floor kitchen/diner
  • Lower-ground-floor utility room
  • Drawing room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating, woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, grill and hob, fridge/freezer, fridge, two washing machines, tumble dryer, two dishwashers, hairdryer, highchair
  • Five TVs, 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, 1 permit supplied for Woodmead Car Park
  • Three well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: The owner kindly requests that all pets are required to wear a flee collar for the duration of their stay
  • Note: Due to the age of the property there are steep and narrow stairs so please bear this in mind when booking
  • Note: Stairgates don’t fit this property
  • Note: Car parking subject to availability
  • Note: There is a pull-out single truckle bed in the king-size bedroom
  • Note: Logs for the fire and woodburning stove are not included

The property

Believed to be one of the oldest houses in the centre of Lyme Regis in Dorset, Old Monmouth is a property literally bursting with charm and character.

The perfect holiday destination for large families or groups of friends, Old Monmouth offers guests a beautiful environment with a wealth of original features all within walking distance of the amenities of Lyme Regis.

There are a number of delightful reception rooms giving guests the ultimate in flexibility so they can choose from the fantastic sitting room with its extensive seating and feature fireplace or the warm and welcoming drawing room complete with woodburning stove.

Both rooms offer a relaxing sanctuary to guests and are a great space to gather and socialise together.

The vast, fully fitted kitchen is fully fitted with everything needed to whip up some fabulous cuisine for your holiday party with a gorgeous rustic dining table forming a real focal point to the room and somewhere you can imagine spending many happy hours eating, drinking and sharing holiday stories.

There is no shortage of bedrooms at Old Monmouth and no matter what combination of guests there are in your party there will be a bedroom to suit.

Choose from two doubles, three king-sizes (all en-suite) or a twin.

All are stylishly presented and boast a wealth of traditional features making them really inviting spaces in which to relax and get into the holiday ambience.

Old Monmouth is a delightful place to wake up in the morning and after a refreshing shower or bath, you’re ready to hit the sights of Lyme Regis which are literally on the doorstep.

From a great selection of shops, galleries and boutiques, to bars, cafes, tearoom and restaurants, Lyme Regis has it all as well as beaches, a harbour and causeway and a museum and aquarium.

Jump in the car for a scenic trip to places such as Charmouth with its excellent beaches and Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre, Beer with its quaint collection of shops and infamous caves and Seaton famous for its tramway.

You can’t beat a family hike for blowing the cobwebs away so lace up your walking boots and head out onto the 630 mile long South West Coastal Trail and you’ll be rewarded by some breath-taking views along the way.

A stay at Old Monmouth promises to be truly memorable.

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: Due to the age of the property there are steep and narrow stairs so please bear this in mind when booking. Note: Stairgates don’t fit this property. Note: Car parking subject to availability. Note: There is a pull-out single truckle bed in the king-size bedroom. Note: Logs for the fire and woodburning stove are not included. Note: The owner kindly requests that all pets are required to wear a flee collar for the duration of their stay.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas