Private drive leading to the property
Step into the charming lounge
Relax by the cosy wood burner
Kitchen/dining area
Kitchen/dining area leading out to the enclosed courtyard
Master double bedroom with slightly reduced headroom
Twin bedroom
Shower room on the first floor
Twin bedroom
Ground floor bathroom
Looking towards the front of the property
A warm welcome awaits your four legged friend
Private enclosed courtyard garden to the rear of the property
Perfect spot for al fresco dining and drinks
Ample off road parking available
Meet the owner's ponies
Views across the property towards Lyme Regis and the coast
Take a walk to nearby Lyme Regis and see the famous Cobb
Plenty of coastal walks nearby along the Jurassic Coast
Charmouth Beach within easy access
1 / 25  Private drive leading to the property
2 / 25  Step into the charming lounge
3 / 25  Relax by the cosy wood burner
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5 / 25  Kitchen/dining area
6 / 25  Kitchen/dining area leading out to the enclosed courtyard
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8 / 25  Master double bedroom with slightly reduced headroom
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11 / 25  Twin bedroom
12 / 25  Shower room on the first floor
13 / 25  Twin bedroom
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15 / 25  Ground floor bathroom
16 / 25  Looking towards the front of the property
17 / 25  A warm welcome awaits your four legged friend
18 / 25  Private enclosed courtyard garden to the rear of the property
19 / 25  Perfect spot for al fresco dining and drinks
20 / 25  Ample off road parking available
21 / 25  Meet the owner's ponies
22 / 25  Views across the property towards Lyme Regis and the coast
23 / 25  Take a walk to nearby Lyme Regis and see the famous Cobb
24 / 25  Plenty of coastal walks nearby along the Jurassic Coast
25 / 25  Charmouth Beach within easy access

Higher Holcombe Farm

Lyme Regis (2mls NW), Dorset
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 2
4
star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Hidden away in quiet, rural surroundings in a beautiful valley yet just two miles from Lyme Regis
  • Wonderful walking routes to explore from the property towards the coast or in the verdant countryside
  • Relax in the enclosed courtyard on a summer evening, the perfect spot for al fresco meals and drinks
Property code: HIGHH

The cottage is set back from the country lane up a long, private drive shared only with the owners, making it very safe for children and dogs. Your four-legged friends are very welcome and guests can take advantage of some excellent walks in and around Holcombe, including a very popular walk along the River Lim to Lyme Regis. Located in a picturesque valley close to the Devon/Dorset border, this delightful property is the perfect base for touring the region. The Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site, is nearby with easy access to coastal walks, beaches and fossil-rich cliffs. The upcoming film, Ammonite, which stars Kate Winslet was recently filmed in nearby Lyme Regis and tells the story of a Victorian fossil hunter. Lyme Regis offers a range of shops, boutiques and eateries or take a stroll along the seafront promenade to the historic Cobb and harbour. River Cottage HQ is two miles north of the cottage and there are many other local attractions including Beer Caves, Seaton Tramway, Crealy Adventure Park, Bicton Park, Killerton and Knightshayes Court. The nearby town of Axminster has direct train connections to Exeter and London Waterloo.

The cottage itself is a fully self-contained wing of an early Georgian farmhouse with its own entrances, front and rear, and a very private, sunny courtyard at the back where there is garden seating and a barbeque. Inside, the cottage has been tastefully furnished and has a warm, welcoming atmosphere. From the off road parking area, three stone steps lead up to the main entrance which takes you straight into the inviting lounge. Here there is a large inglenook fireplace with a cosy wood burner to snuggle up in front of during the cooler months and a TV/DVD. From the lounge a door takes you through to the kitchen/dining room which is a lovely space for all the family to enjoy light snacks or hearty meals. The kitchen is equipped with an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. A washing machine is located in a useful external storage/utility room which is accessed from the private courtyard. Also on the ground floor is a bathroom which a bath, shower attachment and WC. There are three bedrooms on the first floor which are reached via steep traditional cottage stairs accessed from the lounge. There is a spacious Master double bedroom with slightly reduced headroom and two twin rooms. Completing the first floor is the shower room with WC.

Stepping out of the kitchen and into the courtyard, this private area is fully enclosed with seating and BBQ, perfect to sit and enjoy the rural atmosphere.

  • 3 bedrooms – 1 double with sloping ceiling and 2 twins
  • Bathrooms – 1 bathroom with bath, shower attachment and WC on the ground floor; 1 shower room with WC on the first floor
  • Kitchen - electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
  • External storage/utility room with washing machine and room for surfboards, beach and walking gear
  • TV and DVD in lounge
  • Wood burner
  • Steep cottage style stairs
  • 2 well-behaved dogs welcome, more by arrangement
  • Towels are not provided
  • Super fast broadband
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Children’s playground and tennis courts 1 mile
  • Circular walking route around the property with countryside, woodland and scenic views 30 minutes
  • Direct off-road riverside walk into the centre of Lyme Regis around 45 minutes
  • Beach within 2 miles in Lyme Regis, shop and pub 1 mile
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £250 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £30. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Belinda Withey

This property has been let with us for over 10 years and is managed by Belinda.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 19 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Martyn, 22nd September 2023

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Lovely cottage,friendly owners excellent location & very relaxing

Reviewed by Liz, 1st September 2023

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We really enjoyed our time at Higher Holcombe Farm and thought its location was amazing. We would recommend the property to any of our friends who like to bring their dog away with them.

Reviewed by Paul, 11th August 2023

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This was the perfect stay. Plenty of space in rooms and everything was so comfortable and relaxed. We were so happy here for the week, including our two dogs. John and Ros were attentive owners who had provided a clean and wonderful base. The garden had a BBQ and is quite the suntrap in the summer, fantastic for hazy Al fresco dining. The beds wereRead more comfortable and we all slept well. My daughter really loved the ponies and was sad to leave them. All in all a great break in a fab location! Hide

Reviewed by Angela, 21st July 2023

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Reviewed by Ruth, 16th June 2023

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The cottage initially a bit hard to find but once you got your bearings it was fine, lovely quite location ideal for dog walks plenty of dog friendly places for walks, amazing walk to lyme regis.

Reviewed by Stephanie, 29th May 2023

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We enjoyed a wonderfully relaxing stay at Higher Holcombe Farm. Great little outdoor area equipped with firepit BBQ, very clean and well equipped - and plenty of seating for our family of six. Worth a revisit to explore more of the walking routes!

Reviewed by Anne, 18th May 2023

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A lovely well equipped cottage ,in a quiet and beautiful location. The cottage was tastefully furnished . The owners were friendly and helpful . We enjoyed sitting on the patio outside the kitchen door . This was safely enclosed for the dog. The garage at Uplyme had a post office and well stocked shop . I found a walk along a bridleway up the road,Read more which our dog really enjoyed. A lovely stay with fantastic weather ! Hide

Reviewed by Jennifer, 15th May 2023

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A lovely cottage in a beautiful location, tastefully furnished and well equipped .

Reviewed by Liz, 12th May 2023

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Nice accommodation could do with a bit of updating but clean, tidy and comfortable. Nice to have some fresh milk and biscuits on our arrival. Lovely walks locally perfect with dogs.

Reviewed by Jayne, 24th September 2022

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Reviewed by Anne-marie, 2nd September 2022

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We loved our stay it was very peaceful with only the birds and the sound of the stream to listen to. I would definitely recommend this property. The owners are lovely very welcoming and attentive. Thank you so much for the gifts we loved them but not as much as your dog Bess! We will be back.

Reviewed by Douglas, 19th August 2022

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Reviewed by Robert, 12th August 2022

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The cottage is charming, cosy and quaint. The accommodation is ideal for a multi age group family holiday. If you have a dog with you, the fully enclosed patio garden is ideal - no prospects of escapees.

Reviewed by Simon, 5th August 2022

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Lovely and quiet here and we gratefully a chocolate cake, milk in the fridge and some candy. I would recommend this location for walkers and dog lovers as there were both in plentiful supply. The property had character and the kitchen was well equipped.

Reviewed by Heather, 29th July 2022

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Amazing place to stay. Really quite and peaceful. The hosts could not have been more friendly. We stayed with our daughter and 2 border collies. Great walks to explore and seeing the owners 2 Shetland ponies each day was lovely. Brilliant break to chill and unwind. Would definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Elaine, 15th July 2022

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Lovely cottage. Quite location, owners very welcoming and on hand if you should need them. Would recommend .

Reviewed by Carol, 3rd June 2022

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Charming cottage with lovely hosts located in pretty rural area with easy access to Lyme Regis.

Reviewed by Sam, 23rd April 2022

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Cottage is quite cosy, walls and curtains could do with a bit of updating , friendly owners , very quiet location with beautiful walks around. Stairs are quite steep !

Reviewed by Clare, 8th April 2022

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We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend the house. The heating was efficient and very welcome when we arrived!! The kitchen is well equipped and the appliances were particularly good. All 3 bedrooms were a good size and comfortable. I was particularly impressed with the cleanliness of the house, you can tell that it is very well cRead moreared for. The walk down to Lyme Regis was lovely and perfectly doable with children (ours aged 7 & 12). We would definitely stay again Hide

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Private drive leading to the property
Step into the charming lounge
Relax by the cosy wood burner
Kitchen/dining area
Kitchen/dining area leading out to the enclosed courtyard
Master double bedroom with slightly reduced headroom
Twin bedroom
Show 13 moreShower room on the first floor

Location

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

1/3 Deposit

Take advantage of our deposit scheme when booking 9 weeks or more in advance.