Lyme Regis is one of our favourite coastal spots for Dorset weekend breaks. This lovely seaside gem on the Jurassic Coast is the former home town of the famous palaeontologist Mary Anning and is a must visit when you’re craving easy breezy Vitamin Sea.
Although a small town, there are many wonderful things to do in Lyme Regis, as well as plenty of fabulous restaurants to eat at during a weekend stay. Of course, being a popular spot for weekenders, Lyme Regis has an abundance of holiday cottages to lay your weekend bag in – so, to help you decide where to stay we’ve pin-pointed some knock-out Lyme Regis properties that we’d be happy to call home for a weekend or longer. Your hard work, done.
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Best Lyme Regis Holiday Cottages For Dog-Friendly Weekend Breaks
Coombe Street Cottage, Coombe Street
Sleeps 4 | Old Town | From £110pn
For a serious side-helping of seaside cool, check into Coombe Street Cottage. Find it near the River Lym, stood in a quiet, achingly-pretty street at the heart of the oldest part of Lyme Regis – just 1 min walk away from the sea.
This deceptively spacious holiday cottage has been masterfully renovated to bring it right up to date. Forget old-fashioned farmhouse cottage styling that makes you feel like you’re in your aunt’s house, Coombe Street Cottage is fresh, slick and styled to such a high standard it could’ve come from the pages of an interior magazine. Best of all, it’s 100% pet-friendly so your pooch will be barking happy.
Inside: Step off the street and straight into the crisp, spotlessly clean open-plan living space. There’s a comfy, neat lounge with a gorgeous emerald SLF24 sofa (that you’ll immediately want to steal) and a large Smart TV loaded with Netflix if you fancy a cosy night in.
There’s also a dining area with a bespoke dining table and chairs for four, as well as a tidy white and green kitchen with an induction hob, oven, integrated fridge and washing machine. Plus, all the cooking bits and bobs you need to rustle up a feast. For your four-legged friend, we especially love the jar of doggy treats and doggy bed, thoughtfully provided by the owner, Charlie, who is dog-lovers himself.
Upstairs you’ll find two warm and welcoming bedrooms with a soft seaside feel and light, airy design to match the rest of the holiday cottage. The master bedroom is a quiet nest for the night with a bouncy double, large wardrobe and beach-chic chest of drawers. The second bedroom is a neat bunk-bed room with charming fish-themed wallpaper that’s sure to go down a splash with kids.
Also upstairs is a spacious shower room: it packs a colourful punch with deep-blue tiles that remind you the sea is just a minute’s walk away. Best of all, you can hear the River Lym from the bathroom – it passes underneath the main bathroom window on its ways towards the sea.
Weekenders will love: You’re super close to Lyme’s best bits, including The Town Mill Bakery, which is a great spot for brunch, an excellent fish and chip shop, Lyme’s Fish Bar, and our personal favourite fish restaurant, The Millside. There’s also the brilliant Lyme Regis microbrewery a stone’s throw away as well as the newly-renovated trendy pub hangout, The Ship Inn. And because Coombe Cottage is set at the bottom of Lyme Regis in the old town, you don’t need to walk up the town’s notorious hills dragging your luggage behind you!
Worth remembering: Although there’s no private car park with Coombe Cottage, there are great parking options nearby, such as Woodmead Car Park which is only 7 mins’ walk away.
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Best Lyme Regis Holiday Cottages For Uninterrupted Sea Views
Sundial House, Marine Parade
Sleeps 9 | Beachfront Location | Child-friendly | From £300 for 3 nights
A sizeable beauty of a holiday cottage, Sundial House is a Grade II listed Arts & Crafts property right on the seafront with uninterrupted views towards Golden Cap and The Cobb. For a group who want to splash out on a bit of Lyme luxury, it’s perfect. There are 5 spacious bedrooms, a sprawling lounge, a large kitchen and a sundowner private terrace where you can watch the world sail by.
Little Madeira, Marine Parade
Sleeps 4 | Seafront Location | Thatched Cottage | From £112pn
This candy-pink thatched cottage on Lyme’s seafront is an absolute winner for 2 – 3 guests. Facing the sea, its interiors have been completely revamped in the last couple of years to be light, bright and super cosy. You can run from your front door into the ocean and back again quicker than you can say, ‘she sells seashells on the seashore’.
Ammonite, Hill Road
Sleeps 4 | Sea View Apartment | Pet-friendly | From £115pn
Wait until you see the jaw-dropping views over the Jurassic Coast from Ammonite’s private terrace. Just 5 mins’ stroll into Lyme town, this contemporary, refurbished holiday apartment has 2 modern bedrooms that pop with colour. There’s also a stylish open-plan kitchen, living and dining room that open onto the property’s magnus opus: a large first-floor terrace looking over Lyme Bay. Permission to gasp, granted.
Best Lyme Regis Holiday Cottages With Historical Swagger
The Arched House, Coombe Street
Sleeps 10 | Grade II Listed | Child-friendly | From £415pn
The Arched House is a delightful five-bedroom 19th-century holiday cottage sitting in ancient Coombe Street in Lyme Regis, just 150 yards from the seafront. Its quirky name comes from its unique build: the cottage ‘arches’ over the River Lym which runs right under the house on its way to the sea. Gorgeous on the inside, it’s a slickly designed seaside escape arranged over 3 floors that you won’t want to leave.
Bedrock Cottage, Monmouth Street
Sleeps 4 | Period Cottage | Pet-friendly | From £189pn
Button-cute Bedrock Cottage is full of historical charm. From the exposed Blue Lias stone walls that come from the Jurassic Coast itself, to the original fireplaces that have warmed many generations over the years. Find it only a beach-ball bounce from Lyme’s brilliant Dinosaurland Fossil Museum and only a seagull swoop from the beach.
Lynch Cottage, Rousdon
Sleeps 6 | Gamekeeper’s Cottage | Pet-friendly | From £192pn
A unique and beautiful former gamekeepers’ cottage set into the hillside just outside of Lyme Regis. Built in 1850 on the private Pinhay Estate, Lynch Cottage offers stunning views over a quiet woodland valley all the way to the sea. It’s a little dated inside, but the blissfully-quiet location makes up for it. There are fabulous coastal walks right from your front door, including the South West Coastal Path.
Best Lyme Regis Holiday Cottages With Designer Creds
Cedar House, Uplyme
Sleeps 8 | Architecturally Special | Includes Beach Hut | From £335pn
Maybe ‘cottage’ is pushing it a bit, but The Cedar House in Lyme Regis definitely deserves a spot on our round-up. Local Devon architect, Annie Martin, created the split-level house: a contemporary glass, steel and wood space that’d suit Elon Musk for a weekend. Inside, you’ll find 4 bedrooms, along with a spacious open-plan kitchen, dining and living rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows giving panoramic views over the Lyme Valley.
Springfield House, Woodmead Road
Sleeps 14 | Gorgeous Interiors | From £525pn
Springfield House isn’t your average seaside holiday home. This large characterful house, which is Grade II listed, has been furnished by a top designer. The result is jaw-dropping interiors with all the feels of a boutique hotel. The house sleeps 14, is a short walk from the beaches, gardens and harbour of Lyme Regis, and is ideal for multiple families holidaying together or special group celebration.
Sleeps 6 | Japanese Inspired | From £1350 for a short break
Conceived by a textile artist and inspired by the principles of Japanese Wabi Sabi, Fjall is the ultimate Lyme Regis splurge-cation. Inside, this repurposed flint-stone fronted building is full of designer beauty and grandeur with pink-coloured plaster-patterned interiors and swirling concrete floors. Outside, there are award-worthy vistas over towards Charmouth and the Jurassic Coast. It comes with hefty price tag, but it’ll be a weekend you won’t forget.
Best Lyme Regis Holiday Cottages For a Romantic Escape
Baker’s Loft, Broad Street
Sleeps 4 | Georgian Apartment | From £120pn | Tried & Tested
Nested in the centre of Lyme Regis is a modern 2-bedroom apartment perfect for couples craving a costal minimoon. Baker’s Loft is a brand new, cottage-style home-from-home housed within an historic Grade II-listed Georgian building. Dreamy soft creams, pinks and browns run throughout the rooms alongside exposed original brickwork. In a prime spot for exploring the boutique shops and popular eateries, yet set away from the bustle so it’s as peaceful as can be if you want to curl up on the sofa and watch Netflix. Minutes from the sea.
Austen’s Garret, Broad Street
Sleeps 2 | Loft Conversion | From £690 for 7 nights
Housed in the rafters in one of the oldest buildings in Lyme Regis, Austen’s Garret is ideal lovebird material. Expect high-vaulted ceilings and exposed timbers alongside a distinctly modern interior with a cleverly-designed ice-white kitchen and luxurious bathroom. There are swoon-worthy views across to Golden Cap and the beach is just moments away.
Aqua Blue, Broad Street
Sleeps 2 | Stylish Apartment | From £560 for 4nights
A first floor period apartment with tall ceilings, period features and vast sash windows with window seats. Immaculate inside, dressed in costal whites and blues so you’re sure to feel rested during your stay. Set above the shops in the heart of Lyme Regis, so it’s easy to enjoy the local cafes, restaurants and pubs.