Buddlewall is an historic farmhouse with vast amounts of character and really lovely gardens.
The farmhouse has a stunning contemporary kitchen with a range cooker, a huge sociable island and gorgeous stone flooring.
This light-filled oak-framed dining-room seats all 12  guests easily. There is direct access outside too.
There is a 'formal' dining-room in one of the panelled reception rooms, complete with a huge inglenook fireplace and open fire.
This is the sitting-room with a wood-burning stove, deep comfortable sofas and a lovely warm atmosphere.
This is the wonderful view down over the farmhouse from the gardens at the rear.
The kitchen is equipped as a true home-from-home.
There is a superb range cooker in the original inglenook fireplace.
This dining-room still has its historic wooden panelling.
Buddlewall will make a family celebration a wholly memorable experience.
Eating in the garden-room is just as much fun, especially on a summer evening.
End the day in the fabulous sitting-room. There is a cupboard full of games and DVDs for you to enjoy.
This is the other side of the main sitting-room. The stairs lead up to the master en suite bedroom.
This photo shows you the little front garden.
As well as the gardens around the farmhouse there is a small meadow and a little bridge over the river (please supervise children at all times).
This is the master bedroom at the top of the stairs from the sitting-room.
All the beds have lovely crisp bed linens.
There are some lovely pieces of antique furniture that add to the character of this happy family holiday home.
This is the en suite bathroom for the master bedroom.
Linked by a door to the master bedroom is this family room with a double and a single bed. This room also has separate access from the central staircase.
Another view of the 'family' room. With the link door closed this serves as a fully independent bedroom with a further door to the landing and access to the family bathroom.
This lovely single bedroom looks out to the front of the farmhouse. The family bathroom is across the corridor.
The very stylish family bathroom (the bath is up one step from the rest of the bathroom) is a brand new addition to the farmhouse.
This is the other side of the spacious family bathroom.
This double bedroom has access to the landing with the family bathroom as well as to the shower-room on the other side. The ceiling is part of the amazing character of this farmhouse!
The door to the right leads to the landing with the family bathroom and the door to the left leads to a little landing and stairs to the shower-room and the lower ground floor bedroom.
This bedroom looks out to the back of the farmhouse.
The twin bedroom, as with all the rooms, is peacefully decorated.
Another view of the twin bedroom on the first floor.
The outlook from this bedroom is at the near end of the farmhouse as you approach down the lane.
The shower-room is shared by the blue double bedroom and the lower ground floor bedroom.
As with the family bathroom, this is a lovely contemporary room.
This is the lower ground floor bedroom. This room sleeps 3 guests in 3 single beds, two of which can be pushed together to create the effect of a  double as in this picture. They are not 'zip and link'.
The whole atmosphere at Buddlewall is so welcoming, friendly, comfortable and above all memorable.
The other single bed is in the corner of the lower ground floor bedroom.
The farmhouse has an enclosed front garden and plenty of parking either to the side of the little no through lane or in the driveway to the side of the house.
The little meadow and river are just across the lane so if you don't want to take to the car you can explore from your doorstep. There is a public footpath here too.
This is the harbour at Lyme Regis - there is a lovely sandy beach here too.
The stunning Jurassic Coast is just a very short drive away from Buddlewall.
There is a huge sandy beach at Exmouth if that is what your children prefer - though there is also plenty of sand at Lyme Regis too.
The Jurassic Coast is just waiting to be explored. This is the beach as it stretches away from Burton Bradstock.
This is the view from the top of Golden Cap - Dorset's iconic landmark an easy drive across the east Devon border.



6.1 miles N of Lyme Regis / Sleeps 12 + 2 cots*

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September 2020

Superb large house with lovely gardens, peaceful location and plenty of bathrooms and hot water. Perfect for a family holiday.

August 2020

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August 2020

Buddlewall is a gorgeous, spacious, well-equipped old house. Full of character, it's in a blissful, rural location. Perfect for a large gathering of family and/or friends.

July 2020

Buddlewall is in a fantastic location: at the end of a very quiet lane. The quiet and space is so restorative, and it was a joy to walk straight out with our dogs on to various footpaths. The local countryside is beautiful, and there are several long distance footpaths to explore as well: Wessex Ridgeway, Monarch's Way and others.

We were only one family, with two teenagers, using the house and it was a luxury to have so much space for us all to spread out and have plenty of space with so many rooms. The oak-framed new dining room, with its big windows all round, is very nice.

The garden is bigger than the photos show, and has beautifully kept flower beds at front and back.

October 2019

the house was in a lovely location, warm, welcoming and perfect for a 3 generation family get together... no one wished to leave!

Reply from Classic Cottages

We always consider it a resounding success if guests don't want to go home! We're so glad you had fun. Tanya, Customer Support

September 2019

We all had a superb weekend break and loved Buddlewall. Thank you. We are going to stay again. Kitchen was stocked to an excellent standard which as cooks we were over the moon about. Loads of space and privacy. It was an excellent set up for us with babies. Bathrooms lovely and bedding great! I asked for feedback and the whole party said fabulous! Only a couple of small things, but not complaints. Please could you put a booster on the Wifi as when all on it it kept falling out - and is there a key to the garden door to the downstairs bedroom please? Otherwise really marvellous.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks so much for taking the time to review Buddlewall. The door from the bedroom to the garden is kept locked, but there is a further access point to the garden just outside the bedroom, so great for those who like a cup of tea outside in the morning! We'll pass on your helpful suggestion of adding a WiFi signal booster to the owner. We're so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Tressa, Customer Support

September 2019

Fabulous property with plenty of space for a family gathering or group of friends. Bedrooms comfy and lashings of hot water. Dog loved the large garden and walks on the doorstep.

August 2019

Magic for families

June 2019

This is a wonderful place to stay and we all thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The beds were very comfortable, the dining arrangements very flexible and the gardens were lovely. We really loved the cottage and it made for a memorable holiday.

May 2019

We loved Buddlewall and found it very comfortable everything was such lovely quality. . The paintings were fabulous so lovely to see proper paintings rather than generic, random pictures on the walls. The footpaths straight from the front door were and the location itself was beautiful. One small problem; we couldn't work out what to do with recyclable and non recyclable rubbish and we dutifully separated food waste then didn't know where to put it. It would also would help to know which day rubbish is collected. Overall we loved it, thank you.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thank you so much for letting us know how much you enjoyed your stay. There should be some information about rubbish collection and recycling in the house, but we'll arrange for a new sheet to be provided in case the exisitng one has been mislaid - we really appreciate you pointing this out. Tanya, Customer Support

April 2019

Lovely break away with family in this beautiful secluded cottage.

December 2018

We loved our stay at Buddlewall. Plenty of space for our New Years Eve get together with lovely walks on New Years Day. The house was very comfortable and very well equipped. I’d love to come back and try it in the summer!

December 2018

Magnificent converted farmhouse in a delightful rural setting, with spacious rooms and very well equipped kitchen.

November 2018

Buddlewall is a fabulous farmhouse that feels like a home, it's even better than the photos and we had a wonderful weekend with friends. We are all hoping to return one day soon, thank you to Belle and her team for everything.

Reply from Classic Cottages

We're so pleased to see how much you all enjoyed your stay and really look forward to welcoming you back to Buddlewall in the future. Tamsin, Classic Cottages

November 2018

Beautiful house with plenty of space for large families. Wonderful facilities in a picturesque location. We would highly recommend and will be back to stay again.

October 2018

Buddlewall is a beautiful historic home, it is extremely well furnished and equipped. We had a lovely weekend away and very much enjoyed exploring the local area and scenic countryside.

August 2018

Brilliant for children but I think it should be stressed the location is pretty cut off,driving not for the faint hearted !!

August 2018

This is an exceptional property for a large group. It is well set up for preparing meals and the beds are very comfortable. There are facilities for the children and a lovely garden. We had some excellent walks from the door. The shop in Hawkchurch which is in walking distance is well worth a visit and has a surprisingly wide range of products.

March 2018

Great space for our three families to share

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