FAQ

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.

Keys

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.

Towels

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?
Not me.
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.

Pets

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.

Bins

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.

Children

Travel cot (please bring your own linen), stair-gate and high chair are all provided.

WIFi

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.

Boat Trips

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

Markets

Charmouth – Monday.
Bridport – Wednesday and Saturday. (Saturday well worth a visit)
Axminster – Thursday
Honiton – Tuesday

Other Activities

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

Close by

Jurassic Coast, Exmouth to Christchurch

https://jurassiccoast.org/

Lyme Regis Museum

https://www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk

The Undercliff walk –

https://www.southwestcoastpath.org.uk/walksdb/81/#

River Lim Path –

https://lovelymeregis.co.uk/walking/river_lim_path

Trinity Hill Reserve –

https://eastdevon.gov.uk/countryside/wild-east-devon-nature-reserves/trinity-hill-local-nature-reserve/

Charmouth Heritage Centre

Dorset

Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens

Abbotsbury Swannery

Abbotsbury Children’s Farm

The Tank Museum, Bovington –

Corfe Castle

Golden Cap

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/golden-cap

Monkey World, Wareham

Maiden Castle

https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/maiden-castle/history/

Russell-Cotes Museum, Bournemouth

Heavy Horse Farm Park, Verwood

https://www.dorset-heavy-horse-centre.co.uk/

Haynes Motor Museum

https://www.haynesmotormuseum.com/

Gold Hill, Shaftesbury

https://www.goldhillshaftesbury.co.uk/

Tutankhamen Exhibition, Dorchester

https://www.tutankhamun-exhibition.co.uk/

Symondsbury Estate, shops and art gallery –

Bridport Market, Wednesday and Saturday

Lulworth Castle & Park and Durdle Door

Sherborne castle and Gardens

Sealife, Weymouth

https://www.visitsealife.com/weymouth/

Swanage Railway

https://www.swanagerailway.co.uk/

Mapperton House

https://mapperton.com/

Athelhampton House

https://www.athelhampton.com/

Salisbury Cathedral

https://www.salisburycathedral.org.uk/

Thomas Hardy –

http://www.hardycountry.org/, https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/features/thomas-hardy—hardy-country-dorset

Cycling – https://www.visit-dorset.com/things-to-do/activities/cycling-and-mountain-biking

Devon

Axminster Heritage Centre –

Axe Valley Wildlife Park –

Axmouth –

https://www.englandthisway.com/places/axmouth.php

Beer –

Beer Quarry Caves –

Pecorama, Beer –

Cadhay

Sand

https://www.historichouses.org/houses/house-listing/sand.html

Powderham Castle

https://www.powderham.co.uk/

Castle Drogo

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/castle-drogo

Killerton

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/killerton

Diggerland

Bicton Park Botanical Gardens

https://www.bictongardens.co.uk/

Crealy Theme Park

https://www.crealy.co.uk/

Wildwood Escot –

https://devon.wildwoodtrust.org/

Exeter Quayside

https://www.exeterquayside.co.uk/

Exeter Underground Passages –

https://exeter.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/our-attractions/underground-passages/

Exeter cathedral –

https://www.exeter-cathedral.org.uk/

Boat trips from Exmouth –

Otterton Mill –

Trill Farm –

Fire Beacon Hill –

https://eastdevon.gov.uk/countryside/wild-east-devon-nature-reserves/fire-beacon-hill-local-nature-reserve/

Seaton tramway –

https://www.tram.co.uk/

Seaton Wetlands –

https://eastdevon.gov.uk/countryside/wild-east-devon-nature-reserves/seaton-wetlands/seaton-wetlands-leaflet/

Seaton Jurassic –

Sidmouth Donkey sanctuary

https://www.thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk/visitor-information

Trains in South Devon

https://www.dartmouthrailriver.co.uk/.

Norman Lockyer Observatory, Sidmouth –

www.Normanlockyer.com

Cycling –

Somerset

Cycling –

https://www.somerset.gov.uk/waste-planning-and-land/walking-and-cycling-maps/Q

Forde Abbey & Gardens

Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

https://www.octagon-theatre.co.uk/

Wells Cathedral

Perry’s Cider Mills

https://www.perryscider.co.uk/

Wookey Hole

Cheddar Gorge

https://www.cheddargorge.co.uk/

West Somerset Railway

https://www.west-somerset-railway.co.uk/

Cornwall

The Eden Project

https://www.edenproject.com/

Wiltshire

Longleat House & Zoo

https://www.longleat.co.uk/

Stourhead

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/stourhead