Arrival and Departure
Our weekly change over day is Friday. You may enter the cottage from 4pm onwards. Please vacate the cottage the following Friday by 10am leaving it clean and tidy. Short breaks change over on Mondays and Fridays.
Before your arrival we will send you a 4 digit number. You can get into the cottage by entering this number into the key pad on the key safe located by the Front door of the flat.
To Use Outside Key Pad;
Push the top black button and open the door to the key safe.
Enter the 4 digit number.
Remove key and repeat the process to hide the key again on your departure.
As a frequent guest myself I have for a long time struggled with the practice of being charged for towels.
Who really wants to lug around an extra suitcase on holiday only to return with a load of wet, heavy and mildewed towels to look forward to laundering upon one’s return?
So I’ve decided to include towel sets at no additional charge. When booking please indicate how many sets you’ll require, bearing in mind on occasion they can be shared, for instance just a hand towel for each bathroom and children’s bath towels may be shared.
Do however bring your own beach towels, or purchase them at Rainbow, the discount shop next door.
do you offer additional Parking?
Allocated off-road parking for one car only, approximately 200m from Fossilers Lodge – DT7 3DD. Additional public parking available nearby at Charmouth Road or Holmbush car parks from £8 per day with free parking from 6pm – 8am. You’ll have to download the Just Park app to your smartphone.
I welcome well-behaved pets and their responsible owners.
A charge of £15 will be made per pet.
All pets must be kept under control at all times – please do not allow pets onto the furniture or upstairs and please do not leave them alone in the property or courtyard. Dog bowls can be found in the kitchen. All dogs must have had a recent flea treatment before visiting the property. It is essential that you clean up after your dog.
The local Dog Warden is VERY keen so please always have plastic bags handy and use the dog-friendly beaches – Monmouth Beach (west of the Cobb), Gun Cliff Beach (east of Marine Theatre) and East Cliff (beach up to Black Venn). Lyme Regis Main Beach and Charmouth West Beach have a dog ban from May to September and Charmouth East Beach has a dog ban between 10am and 6pm in July and August.
There are several bins in Smugglers Way passageway before you reach the front door.
The big black
wheelie bin is for household rubbish and the
The big green
wheelie bin is for recycling. There is also an additional
The smaller black bin
which is for glass. All bins are clearly marked. There is an additional
The large black canvas-like bag
for extra household rubbish.
Travel cot (please bring your own linen), stair-gate and high chair are all provided.
High speed WiFi is available free of charge and the code is inside the Welcome Folder – so don’t forget to pack your laptop.
I hope you have a great time and I leave you with a few of my recommendations.
Phone Tax Williams (07974 796002) he will take you for a fun mackerel fishing trip. Great guy, lots of stories to tell. Website: Lyme Regis Mackerel Fishing and Boat Trips
Charmouth – Monday.
Bridport – Wednesday and Saturday. (Saturday well worth a visit)
Axminster – Thursday
Honiton – Tuesday
Fossil Collecting – best beaches are Monmouth Beach and the beach between Lyme Regis and Charmouth. Look out for small ammonites, belemnites, devils toenails and crinoid stems. If you find anything unusual you can get it prepared by Chris Moore and Tracey Barclay in their Charmouth Fossil workshop. 07974 810437
Daily fossil walks meet outside in front of the museum.
Walks – see some great views from The Undercliff (Near Lyme Regis) Stonebarrow (Near Charmouth), Golden Cap (Near Morcombelake), Colmers Hill (Near Symondsbury), Coneys Castle (Near Wootton Fitzpaine), Lamberts Castle (on the way to Marshwood) and Blackberry Camp (inland from Branscombe).
Beer Village – A fishing village the other side of Seaton. Boat hire. Caves. Lunch on the beach. Art galleries and antique shops.
Branscombe – Pretty village. Best pubs are The Fountain Head (top) and The Masons Arms (bottom). Also home to the Donkey Sanctuary.
Honiton – High Street full of antique shops.
Attractions around the Lyme Regis Area
Jurassic Coast, Exmouth to Christchurch
Lyme Regis Museum
The Undercliff walk –
River Lim Path –
Trinity Hill Reserve –
Charmouth Heritage Centre
Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens
Abbotsbury Children’s Farm
The Tank Museum, Bovington –
Monkey World, Wareham
Russell-Cotes Museum, Bournemouth
Heavy Horse Farm Park, Verwood – https://www.dorset-heavy-horse-centre.co.uk/
Haynes Motor Museum
Gold Hill, Shaftesbury
Tutankhamen Exhibition, Dorchester
Thomas Hardy –
Bicton Park Botanical Gardens
Crealy Theme Park
Wildwood Escot –
Exeter Underground Passages –
Exeter cathedral –
Trill Farm –
Fire Beacon Hill –
Seaton tramway –
Seaton Wetlands –
Sidmouth Donkey sanctuary
Trains in South Devon
Norman Lockyer Observatory, Sidmouth –
Octagon Theatre, Yeovil
Perry’s Cider Mills
West Somerset Railway
The Eden Project
Longleat House & Zoo