Escape to the coast and this fabulous cottage where you can watch the seascape change all day long. Just minutes from the harbour at Lyme Regis and its iconic Cobb, this Grade II Listed Victorian cottage was originally two Coastguard Officer's cottages, perched above the harbour keeping a watchful eye. It has been in the Owners' family for three generations and has been brought back to life, retaining many original features, including slate-flooring and a few pieces of furniture from its working days; add a wood-burner and you have all that you need for a perfect holiday. The World Heritage Jurassic Coast surrounds you and Monmouth Beach, just five minutes away, beckons you to come and hunt for fossils; evidence of life on earth from millions of years ago.
The south-facing glass-fronted verandah allows the living space to be flooded with light and has panoramic views of Lyme bay and the Jurassic Coast. The perfect place for an early cuppa, totally enclosed and sheltered even on the wildest of days, watching the harbour get to work and the sea birds swooping. The sitting-room beyond is both spacious and cosy, with the original hearth and an atmospheric wood-burner that you can watch flicker and glow. Two large sofas and two fireside chairs provide the ideal spot for gazing out onto the decking and the bay beyond. The Smart TV has BT Vision/BT TV with sports package and DVD Player. Behind the sitting-room there is the added bonus of a snug with a TV, board games and a futon bed if you need an indulgent siesta, leaving the rest of the family to more hectic pursuits. The ultra-modern kitchen is built upon the original 1840s slate floor and has all that you need to create a romantic supper or a family feast, an induction hob, electric oven and combination microwave/grill. As you would expect, the kitchen is well-stocked with glasses and gadgets; for coffee lovers a De'Longhi machine should keep your caffeine levels up. A huge American-style fridge/freezer has plenty of space for holiday treats and the dining-room is just off the kitchen with feature lighting and space for all the family. Beyond the dining-room is a utility-area with a washing machine and facilities for recycling. Cobb Cottage has four bedrooms; the front two double rooms have four foot six inch beds and fabulous views of Golden Cap and the magnificent coastline. The master bedroom has a six foot 'zip and link' bed (a six foot double or two three foot twins). The Star room has three foot twin beds and plenty of room for a cot. Super comfy beds and lovely linens add to the sense of holiday heaven. The ground floor bathroom has an electric shower over the bath and the first floor shower-room has a double shower – both have heated towel rails for toasty warm bathing. The elevated decked terrace and stylishly landscaped garden allow you to escape the busy waterfront and relax with breathtaking views. This must be one of the most wonderful places for al fresco dining, with inset floor lights, just perfect for a summer evening barbecue. There is an impressive collection of buckets, spades, fishing nets and crabbing lines stored outside that can make even the most relaxed of us get a little competitive. And there's more, two small patio areas historically used for washing nets and drying officer's uniforms have been stylishly whitewashed and create a very private and quiet outside space for just chilling.
Sitting-room with Smart TV, DVD player and wood-burner.
Snug with TV.
Kitchen with induction hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
Utility-area with washing machine.
Steps to Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin.
Bedroom 1 with twin beds.
Bedroom 2 with 'zip and link' (6' double or twin) beds.
Shower-room with double shower, WC and wash-basin.
Bedroom 3 with double bed.
Bedroom 4 with double bed.