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, Netflix and Xbox and a DVD player. Behind the sitting-room there is the added bonus of a snug with a TV, board games and a futon 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 (with 4'6" beds) and fabulous views of Golden Cap and the magnificent coastline. The master bedroom has a 'zip and link' (super-king or twin) bed. The Star room has twin beds (3') and plenty of room for a travel 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.
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, Netflix and Xbox, 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 (3')
Bedroom 2 with 'zip and link' (super-king or twin) beds
Shower-room with double shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 3 with double bed (4'6")
Bedroom 4 with double bed (4'6")
- Dogs welcome (1 dog over 1 year only)
- Travel cot and high chair
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- 1 allocated space in car park
- No smoking
- Pub 200 yds
- Patio furniture
- Full gas-fired CH
Originally two Coastguard Officer's Cottages, the owners have sympathetically restored Cobb Cottage retaining many original features.
The stylish sitting-room has a Smart TV and BT Vision with sports package and DVD player.
Breakfast on the terrace, what better start to a day with a view across to Lyme Bay and Monmouth beach.
Two courtyard areas either side of the dining-room provide a very tranquil spot.
The large fridge/freezer has plenty of space for all those holiday treats and a few chilled bottles.
The fully glazed terrace is a great place to watch the changing seascape, whatever the weather.
Stairs lead from the snug to the first floor.
Bedroom 3, one of the two double bedrooms, with some lovely vintage features.
Bedroom 1, the twin room, is perfect for children with its bright colours, both beds are 3ft.
Bedroom 4, another double room with sea views.
The family bathroom on the first floor has a double shower; plenty of space for sandy children.
Breathe in really fresh sea air and enjoy being on holiday. The view from Bedroom 4.
The sitting-room has both modern comfy chairs and those from its original working days.
These beautiful Grade II listed cottages are south-facing so enjoy the sun and sea views.
The ground floor bathroom has a large heated towel rail for toasty warm bathing.
Bedroom 2, the Master Bedroom, has a 6ft 'zip and link' bed which can be made up as two single beds as seen here.
Part of the heritage of this historic Grade II listed cottage.
Fossil hunters will really appreciate this beautiful ammonite, evidence of life on earth from millions of years ago.
The sign on the gate. Cobb Cottage is through the gate and a short way up the little path on the right.
This is the marked parking space for Cobb Cottage, the space beside the tree marked with white paint. The cottage is just above accessed via a footpath.
Hix Oyster and Fish House in Lyme Regis serves fabulous food with magnificent views. Hix offers a 10% discount to Classic Cottages guests for groups of 6 or less. Please show booking information.
The working harbour and the beach at Lyme Regis.
Driftwood on Monmouth beach, 5 minutes from Cobb Cottage, or could it be a Diplodocus?
Drive the Jurassic Coast road between West Bay and Weymouth for stunning views in both directions.
A perfect place to relax, the Hive Beach cafe at Burton Bradstock, serving fabulous locally caught seafood.
West Bay cliff shot, scene of some of the filming for Broadchurch.
Further along the Jurassic Coast Durdle Door is a 'must have' holiday shot.
This is the view as you descend Cobb Road. The little gate is the access path to Cobb Cottage and the parking is just below. Turn right into the car park and the allocated space is at the end on the right.
The iconic Cobb with Golden Cap in the background, the highest point along the south coast at 191 metres.
A cosy wood-burner for those snug evenings in.