Lyme Regis and Charmouth Cottages
Ever since Lyme Regis cabinetmaker’s daughter Mary Anning forced her way to richly deserved prominence in the world of 19th century palaeontology the town’s beaches and cliffs have been a magnet for fossil hunters.
Known as the Pearl of Dorset, Lyme Regis combines iconic features such as the historic Cobb harbour, with stunning scenery and the ramshackle beauty of the town itself, which retains many of its Saxon and medieval lanes at its centre before giving way to more ordered streets as it expands up the hill.
In 1685 the Duke of Monmouth landed at Lyme Regis and raised an army with the intention of overthrowing his half-brother King James II. It didn’t end well for Monmouth who was beheaded or for his men – some 320 were sentenced to death and more than 800 transported as slaves to the West Indies.
Like Lyme, Charmouth has a long and bloody history – in Saxon times it was routinely preyed upon by Viking raiders and in one episode was the scene of an invasion of some 15,000 Danes. Mercifully its recent history is decidedly calmer and it found a special place in the affections of Jane Austen who, while living in Lyme Regis in 1804, wrote that Charmouth was “a nice place for sitting in unwearied contemplation”.
Take a little time to browse through our selection of holiday cottages in Lyme Regis and Charmouth. We’re certain you’ll find something just right for a truly fabulous Dorset holiday.
Due to high demand from our guests, we have recently started looking for properties in this area. If you have a property and are considering letting, please get in touch with Claire, our property manager on 01929 448694 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
(No dates selected)£1023 - £2318
- Special offerLast minute discount! 10% off bookings starting within 14 days
- 8 Guests
- 4 Bedrooms
- 1 Pet
- Private parking
- Beach 2 miles
- Pub 2 miles
- Open fire or Woodburner
(No dates selected)£299 - £685
- Situated one mile from Charmouth and three miles from Lyme Regis, Fern Cottage is perfectly located to explore the Jurassic coast. Fern Cottage is part of a group of cottages associated with the Fernhill Heights hotel, located one mile from Charmouth, on the road to Lyme Regis. Surrounded by woodland, with plenty of excellent walks, and a secluded ornamental lake, Fern Cottage has a peaceful and relaxing feel. Guests have access to the Fernhill Heights hotel outdoor pool and communal BBQ area. The Lyme Regis golf course is approximately one mile away.
- 4 Guests
- 2 Bedrooms
- No Pets
- Private parking
- Swimming pool
- Beach 1 mile
- Pub 1 mile