View towards the property
Lounge with woodburner
Lounge area
Kitchen/dining area
Dining area
Master double bedroom with slightly reduced headroom
Master double bedroom with slightly reduced headroom
Twin  bedroom
Twin bedroom
Ground floor bathroom
Coastal walks nearby
1 / 12  View towards the property
2 / 12  Lounge with woodburner
3 / 12  Lounge area
4 / 12  Kitchen/dining area
5 / 12  Dining area
6 / 12  Master double bedroom with slightly reduced headroom
7 / 12  Master double bedroom with slightly reduced headroom
8 / 12  Twin bedroom
9 / 12  Twin bedroom
10 / 12  Ground floor bathroom
11 / 12  Courtyard
12 / 12  Coastal walks nearby

Higher Holcombe Farm,

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

  • Charming character cottage just 2 miles from Lyme Regis
  • Many original and quirky features including large inglenook fireplace
  • Nestled in quiet, rural surroundings in a beautiful valley
  • Wonderful walking routes from the property
  • Relax in the enclosed courtyard on a summer evening
  • A great location for exploring the Jurassic Coast
Property code: HIGHH

This charming character property is an annexe to an early Georgian farmhouse and retains many original features and charm.

The interior of this traditional cottage has been tastefully furnished and has a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Located in a beautiful valley on the border of East Devon and West Dorset and close to Somerset to the north, 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. Just under two miles away is the historic seaside town of Lyme Regis which offers boutique shops, pubs, restaurants, museum, cinema and theatre overlooking the sea. Enjoy the Regency houses on the promenade whilst soaking up the sea views, see the fabulous seafront Langmoor and Lister Gardens, walk along the historic Cobb and harbour or relax on the beach. For River Cottage fans, River Cottage HQ is two miles north of the cottage and halfway to the small town of Axminster and River Cottage Canteen. There are many other local attractions including Pecorama, Beer Caves, Seaton Tramway, Crealy Adventure Park, Bicton Park, Burrows Farm Gardens, Killerton and Knightshayes Court. The nearby town of Axminster has direct train connections to Exeter and London Waterloo.

There are three stone steps up to the main entrance which leads 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 is 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. Ample off-road parking is available.

Dogs fees are charged per dog at £20.00 for up to 7 nights, £40.00 for up to 14 nights and an additional £20.00 for every week or part week thereafter.

  • 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
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Towels are not provided
  • Ample off-road parking
  • 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

This property joined our collection in 2011 and is managed by Belinda.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 11 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Kevin, 21st December 2018

If you need a cozy break at any time of the year - this is the place

Reviewed by Jayne, 27th October 2018

The cottage is situated off the beaten track and is very peaceful. The cottage owners are very friendly and we had a lovely week there.

Reviewed by Sue, 21st September 2018

Made very welcome. A lovely well stocked house with all amenities. Stairs very steep so not suitable for someone with mobility issues. Lovely location.

Reviewed by Sharon, 20th July 2018

Lovely farm cottage in beautiful location very comfortable. Not really suitable for young children or anyone with walking difficulties due to steps up to cottage and stairs.

Reviewed by Jennifer, 13th July 2018

The location for us was perfect - countrified, but close enough to Uplyme and Lyme to walk in. Our two dogs loved all the walking from home and the keen cyclists and runners braved the (very) steep hills. We enjoyed trips to several beaches and also to The River Cottage Headquarters near by. A comfortable cottage, though the steep stairs might be aRead more problem for some. Hide

Reviewed by Benedetta, 27th May 2018

Lovely cottage in the quiet of Devon surrounded by fields and animals, ideal for country lovers and animal lovers. A number of walks to the seaside and the country side can be done directly from the house. Lovely coastline and great food. The hosts are very discrete and helpful

Reviewed by Christine, 28th April 2018

A beautiful setting in a very rural location, requires a certain level of fitness to negotiate the walks. the cottage is very cosy and retains a rustic charm with excellent amienities provided. Our hosts were warm and welcoming and very helpful. Would definately recommend this cottage but you do need to be fit and mobile .

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