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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Absolutely beautiful cottage and even better than the pictures. We loved our stay there. If you are going with a large group of adults please consider taking your own wine/champagne glasses are there weren’t enough for 9 of us, otherwise it’s the perfect house.

Reply from Classic Cottages

We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your time there, though sorry to hear that there was a shortage of wine glasses. There would usually be enough supplied, so no need to bring your own. We will follow that up and make sure that there are enough supplied for full occupancy. Thank you for letting us know. Tanya, Customer Support

Absolutely wonderful stay at Buddlewell. Beautiful house and glorious grounds. An easy drive to Lyme Regis for the day.

Fantastic communication from house keeper / host.

A beautiful cottage in an idyllic location. Very well equipped and very comfortable. Beautiful timber framed conservatory and lovely wood burning fire. The housekeeper was very helpful with our requests. We found some great places to walk the dogs. Will definitely be looking to book in the future.??

We have stayed at Buddlewall for two years now and thoroughly enjoy the house and its surroundings. Although tucked away in the countryside it is only 3 miles to Axminster with Lyme Regis, Charmouth and Beer within easy distance. The quiet area is great for children and dogs to wander safely and freely and the accommodation is excellent with really comfy beds. All in all a wonderful place to stay.

A lovely property in a beautiful setting, with a lovely very well kept garden. The rural aspect of the property is stunning.

The Farmhouse and surroundings exceeded our expectations. Accommodation was extremely comfortable. We will definitely book to stay here again.

Buddlewell is a lovely property situated in a quiet country lane and most suitable for a large group or family . It is within easy reach of Lyme Regis .

A fantastic place for a cosy, warm winter holiday, celebrating with a group of friends. Plenty of room to be together, and apart. The large, well-equipped kitchen lends itself to great cooking and convivial conversation. We particularly appreciated the beautiful timber-framed conservatory, great for meals, and games! The wood-burning fire in the sitting room created a relaxed ambience.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Your review is lovely to hear! We are thrilled that you had such a wonderful time and that the conservatory was a great space for you to enjoy. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Sarah, Customer Support

A warm and welcoming well equipped cottage ideal for a large family group pre Christmas.

Beautiful house in fabulous location. We had a lovely time, lots to do locally, plenty of room for big house party. Very helpful and communicative housekeeper.

A beautiful farmhouse in a quiet, idyllic rural setting. Lots of room to allow a large group to stay comfortably together.

Character property in superb rural location with easy access to Lyme Regis and Charmouth. Ideal for family holidays. Great ambience. Clean and well maintained

A beautifully equipped and large cottage with extensive grounds set in a lovely quiet location. Marvellous for large family gatherings and one that I would really recommend.

Buddlewall was a wonderful place to stay for our annual family holiday. Location was wonderful and something nearby to satisfy all three generations of our family. House was well equipped and clean with a lovely amount of space

Good cottage for a large gathering of family and friends. Very spacious and clean. Beautiful gardens and outside space, including picnic meadows. Enough parking space for five cars. Table tennis and croquet equipment provided. There were, however, several broken and missing items, which was rather disappointing. Customer service was prompt and efficient and the reported problems were dealt with quickly. The WiFi signal is poor and only works in a few areas. It is almost impossible to get a mobile phone signal anywhere inside the house - fine if you don't need to work while on holiday! The garden table is too small for 12 people, so eating outside wasn't an option for us, unfortunately. The conservatory dining room was a good alternative though, and we tended to eat there. The shortcomings are easy to put right, and on balance we would stay here again.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thank you so much for your lovely comments - its is great to read that the property worked so well for your family gathering. The Customer Service Team are so glad that they were able to help and are always pleased to assist. Buddlewall is a historic property with lots of features but thick walls are a certainty - if technology is a must we would possibly suggest a newer build! It is great to read that you would stay again and would love to assist you making a booking. Sarah, Customer Support

Charming, spacious cottage in a quiet location. Well equipped and very comfortable. Suited us well when celebrating our Golden Wedding with our children and grandchildren.

Buddlewall is a beautifully refurbished farm house which gives the perfect balance between a traditional property with modern facilities. The countryside surrounding the house is stunning beautiful and tranquil and within easy reach of the coast. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here.

We loved our stay at Buddlewall. If you want a peaceful location for a true break yet be near to lovely towns and beeches it’s perfect. The gardens are immaculate and spacious. The house is full of character and the kids had endless fun playing hide and seek among the 3 stair cases and interconnecting rooms. All of us, from ages 4-87 had a fab time! The owner was also very kind and understanding of some health problems with our party and offered us some flexibility on the booking which we were extremely grateful for. The Classic Cottages team also went out of their way to help. Couldn’t have asked for a better weekend!

This is a stunning property in a beautiful location. The farmhouse is equipped with everything you could possibly need. It provided a fantastic family holiday for us and we would highly recommend anyone to stay here.

We really enjoyed our stay at Buddlewell and found it a very comfortable house for the 10 of us, including 4 children. The surrounding gardens and stream are beautiful, with a top garden that is big enough to play on. There is plenty of space in the house for everyone, and the kitchen and garden dining room in particular worked very well for us all. The surrounding area is lovely with lots of things to do. I would definitely recommend this house for a family holiday.

Buddlewall is a beautiful house and we hugely enjoyed our stay. The whole process of booking was easy and the team at Classic Cottages were very helpful. The house was very clean and well equiped, and warm and comfortable. This is a lovely place to stay, set in beautiful surroundings and not far from the coast.

Fantastic stay

Most impressive property - lots of room for the children. The kitchen was amazing and well stocked with equipment required as we cooked at home every night.

The Surrounding countryside was lovely and we found a nice circular walk from the property over the bridges into quiet country lanes.

Perfect weekend get away!

Reply from Classic Cottages

How lovely to read what a fabulous time that you had at Buddlewall! It really is a stunning rural retreat. We hope to welcome you back soon. Julie, Customer Support

Buddlewall is a beautiful old farmhouse, full of charm and character. It is incredibly spacious, perfect for a big family get together. The layout and many rooms and hidden corners lent themselves to many fun games of hide and seek for the kids. It is decorated to a very high standard with modern fittings blending in beautifully with the antique furnishings. The surrounding gardens, rivers and countryside are a perfect getaway and many lovely walks can be found right from the door. We will definitely be staying here again!

What an absolutely lovely farmhouse. I have never stayed in such a spotless property before, being coeliac and dairy intolerant I usually have to clean everything in the kitchen including drawers as crumbs get into them, not here. There were 10 of us but so much space, especially in the kitchen where several of us could prepare meals and not get under each others feet. The photos don't do the farmhouse justice and seemed larger. We loved the different levels, the character, the beams which we knew about (although the 3 tall adults did bump their heads a few times ??) and the three staircases were fun getting used to and also handy so as not to go through each others rooms. The beds were all very comfortable and enough bathrooms to accommodate all of us. The table tennis table was used everyday (we also took extra bats to play doubles) and there was space for our badminton net on the top flat part of the garden. The peace and quiet of the surrounding area was just what we needed and there were some lovely walks. We all highly recommend the farmhouse, didn't want to leave and will certainly book again in the future. Thank you Buddlewall for a truly lovely break ??

We would jump at the chance to stay again. Thoroughly enjoyable stay.

An extraordinarily pleasant farmhouse, set among beautiful gardens, and surrounded by the most stunning countryside. Well cared for and well-equipped, with so much space and variety of recreational rooms. We would throughly recommend it.

A lovely location and amazing cottage. Was a joy to spend time there in perfect tranquility. Totally recommend to anyone.

Just delightful thank you.

A lovely place with a real sense of history. We particularly liked the location hidden away in a maze of small, forgotten lanes and next to the ancient ford across the river. Good for running and cycling, either circular routes along local lanes and footpaths, or one-way to Axminster or Lyme Regis.

The house was interesting and comfortable - much of our time was spent in the conservatory dining room which linked well with the adjacent living room for children to play in. The various levels of garden were enjoyable too.

It surpassed our expectations. As the weather was not so good, we got to spend a lot of wonderful time in the cottage. The kitchen was particularly good. When the weather did cheer up, we found the cottage to be in the perfect location to explore the delights of the Jurassic coast and the beautiful East Devon/West Dorset scenery. Our dog loved it too. Would highly recommend it.

Buddlewall was beautifully furnished, Very well equipped and far exceeded our expectations. We would have no hesitation in booking again!

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

The cottage gardens bedding and bathrooms i would rat 5 star. It's poor lighting and cleanness of the rest of the place is 1 star.

Reply from Classic Cottages

We appreciate you taking the time to leave a review. It's good to see that you liked the outside space, the lovely linens and bathrooms, and have noted your thoughts that the lighting could be brighter. The house is very much a traditional farmhouse and the owners have sympathetically modernised the interior without losing the charm. The lower ceilings and softer lighting are part of this overall presentation. In relation to the the areas that you felt needed more attention, obviously it's impossible to investigate this after the event and we'd always ask guests to get in touch at the time if they have any concerns. Tanya, Customer Support

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.

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.

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

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

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.

Magic for families

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.

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

Lovely break away with family in this beautiful secluded cottage.

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!

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

Great space for our three families to share

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