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Clay Cottage

Lyme Regis (5mls NW), Devon
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Romantic
Family friendly
Quirky
Parking on site / nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Truly unique, traditional lime and cob cottage in an idyllic countryside setting
  • Beautiful boutique styling alongside exposed beams and bespoke features
  • Relax in the pretty courtyard garden after a fun-filled day at the Jurassic Coast
Property code: 32291

Perfectly situated, the village of Kilmington is just a mile away from the cottage and boasts two local pubs serving food, and a farm shop selling local produce. Slightly further away, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's acclaimed River Cottage restaurant can be found in Axminster (3 miles) as well as a weekly market and variety of shops. Alternatively, head towards the world-renowned Jurassic Coast and visit the seaside towns of Beer and Lyme Regis, both within an 8-mile drive, or spend an afternoon exploring the Axe Estuary Nature Reserve. Other attractions and places of interest accessible from here include Abbotsbury Swannery (24 miles), Bicton Park (18 miles), the cathedral city of Exeter (23 miles) and numerous National Trust properties.

Step inside this unique property, that’s design emulates from its natural surroundings, via a set of French doors and into the cosy and welcoming lounge. Here, comfortable seating is arranged around a warming wood burner and Smart TV, providing a lovely place to relax after a busy day exploring. From here, head further inside and into the beautiful kitchen/diner which also includes a set of French doors leading to the outside, meaning that you can dine alfresco with ease during warm weather. The handcrafted kitchen blends traditional craftsmanship with stylish convenience, and boasts a great selection of appliances including an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and a dishwasher. Located just beyond this, at the base of the stairs, is a handy utility room with a washing machine and ground floor WC, which also provides a useful place to store coats and outdoor equipment. Venture up the feature, spiral cob staircase and onto the first floor where you will find yourself on the spacious landing which leads to the two gorgeous bedrooms. The first and larger of the two rooms boasts a king-size bed and an opening large window to a pretty Juliet balcony. The second, a smaller but equally as impeccably styled room, offers a super-king 'zip and link' bed which can be made in to a twin. Completing the offering inside the property, located in between the bedrooms, is a stylish bathroom with a roll-top bath, separate shower, marble sink and WC.

Heading outside, further highlights await in the shape of the delightful, enclosed courtyard garden, presented with garden furniture and a BBQ. This provides a perfect venue for laidback meals in the open air, or a morning coffee before heading out for the day. Further to this, guests also benefit from access to a secluded area with seating and a fire pit, perfect for stargazing on a clear night.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 king-size and 1 twin with zip and link bed
  • 1 bathroom with roll-top bath, separate shower and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
  • Utility with washing machine and additional WC
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Smart TV in the lounge
  • Underfloor heating on ground floor
  • Travel cot and high chair available
  • Charcoal BBQ
  • Private off-road parking for 2 cars provided
  • Beach 6 miles, pub and shop 1 mile
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £25. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Charlotte Johnson-King

This property is personally managed by Charlotte.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 31 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jenni 3rd November 2023

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Unusual, unique and beautiful cottage. Plenty of space for four adults including seating and dining areas. Kitchen well equipped, we did a lot of cooking while we were there. Beds very comfortable and the whole cottage was warm and cosy. Really impressed with the cottage which is well situated for exploring the area

Reviewed by Stuart 27th October 2023

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Fantastic cottage in a very peaceful area. Cottage is full of character, cosy,clean, perfect. Five stars in our opinion.

Reviewed by Trevor 6th October 2023

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A wonderful and unique cottage both inside and out, The area was so peaceful with hardly any traffic up and down the track leading to the cottage. Nice welcome pack from David. Weather was fantastic for October. Taking the tram from Colyford to Seaton is a must (free parking at Colyford). The New Inn in Kilmington is a good place to visit for SundaRead morey lunch. Hide

Reviewed by David 8th September 2023

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happy with the cottage, disappointed with the outside space, full of weeds with no outside chairs (other than the picnic bench) the garden is enclosed but not "secure" which meant we had to have our dog on the lead when outside. surprised we had to go out and buy bin liners too. Road was iffy to walk the dog and no local footpaths so had to drive tRead moreo walk her so location not as good as expected Hide

Reviewed by Geertje 28th July 2023

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A gem of a cottage in my opinion. We didnt have great weather our first week but as a reading and game-playing family we just loved the cosy feeling in this property. Lovely decor, details were all gorgeous and very well thought out. Owner always ready to help if needed. Our second week was better weather-wise and as we were within many beach and oRead morether options went exploring. Loved our stay. As did our doggo! Hide

Reviewed by Helen 23rd June 2023

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Charming cottage with a real difference. So much thought and detail has gone into this traditional cob build, even down to the fossils in the floor! Plenty of room for 4 plus a dog and his crate. All equipment you could ask for. Shower was great too. Outside space is small, but it is enclosed by fencing so great for an inquisitive spaniel! Very quiRead moreet great base. Parking is a little tight, but manageable for 2 cars. Plenty of choice for eating out, found a dog friendly cab service too! Hide

Reviewed by Michael 2nd June 2023

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This is a tremendous and utterly unique cottage - loved it and would like to return someday. It is very peaceful and is located in a wonderful location. Well equipped.

Reviewed by Elaine 14th April 2023

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Unique and very lovely cottage in a peaceful location. Built by a talented craftsman and no attention to detail has been spared. Stunning views, especially from upstairs and it was very novel to have sheep watching us through the lounge windows! We've already recommended Clay Cottage to friends and relatives.

Reviewed by Mary 3rd March 2023

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From the minute you step into Clay Cottage a sense of calmness pervades. Quriky, curvy and rather beautiful cottage. The owner was quick to respond to any queries. The gift basket was lovely and thoughtful. The location was great to explore the surrounding countryside. Nights spent in with the wood burner on were very relaxing.

Reviewed by Mark 24th February 2023

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This is without a doubt the perfect cozy cottage. So easy to switch off and relax. A lovely built cottage built by the owner. So well thought out to a top quality. We will definitely go again. A lovely welcome pack.

Reviewed by Jacqueline 14th February 2023

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What a wonderful, beautiful place to stay! Super clean, warm and comfortable. After busy, chilly days exploring, the cosy fire was most welcome, as was the kind and much appreciated goody basket upon our arrival-thank you! X

Reviewed by Liz 20th January 2023

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Beautiful cottage, we had some very cold nights but the cottage was lovely and warm. Ideal location for visiting East Devon and Dorset.

Reviewed by Amanda 13th January 2023

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This cottage is completely unique. So cosy, straight out of a Tolkien book and built with thought and taste. A work of art. Very dog friendly. It is positioned ideally for exploring both East Devon and West Dorset. Weve had the best week and will most definitely be retuning.

Reviewed by Amanda 22nd December 2022

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A charming eco cottage with much love and thought gone into it, beautiful flooring and unique staircase. A comfortable stay in a good location with lovely views and many villages such as Lyme Regis, Axminster, Seaton, just a short drive. If you like wildlife, plenty of birds including goldcrests in the hedge around the cottage. I would recommend SeRead moreaton Wetlands for a visit. Owner was welcoming and accommodating. I would highly recommend a stay in this rural, peaceful, unique cottage. Hide

Reviewed by GILL 11th November 2022

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Just spent a birthday week in this absolutely wonderful cottage. Amazing and built to a very high standard. Everywhere clean and a well equipped kitchen. Beds were very comfortable,we slept very well . Loved all the quirky features. Lots of walks around the village with our dog Frodo. Lyme Regis and Axminster within a 25 min drive. The only disappoRead moreinting thing was that both pubs in the village were closed due to change of hands,delicious food at The Tuckers Arms ,a 10 min drive to Dalwood . Hide

Reviewed by David 4th November 2022

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This is a lovely and unique property ideally situated for the Devon and Dorset coast. Very dog friendly.

Reviewed by Georgia 28th October 2022

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If you're looking for something slightly different and quirky, Clay Cottage is the place. Great location and really lovely cottage with a friendly owner. It is well equipped and relaxing with loads of unusual details eg. fossils in the floor and also the dog paw print. Staircase is amazing and beautifully lit. Lovely to see locally sourced wood andRead more a lot of it. Heating supplied by air source heat pump with underfloor heating. Highly recommended. Hide

Reviewed by Lucy 21st October 2022

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Reviewed by julia 14th October 2022

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I have raved about Clay Cottage to all my friends and family. It is hugely charming and beautifully and lovingly built and eco friendly as possible.

Reviewed by Robert 7th October 2022

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Reviewed by Sarah 30th September 2022

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This quirky cottage was a great find. Two large double bedrooms , with beds so comfortable we all slept like a log. The welcoming basket went down a treat and I loved the fresh flowers. The log fire was lovely after a day out exploring the area. Lyme Regis, Seaton, Honiton and Sidmouth all close, with a good array of shops. Charmouth beach for fossRead moreil hunting. We strayed further a field to Wheymouth and the Eden project. The cottage was beautifully decorated and very relaxing. Hide

Reviewed by Rosemary 16th September 2022

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It was a privilege to spend a week living in a work of art! A beautiful place to stay.

Reviewed by Helen 9th September 2022

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Very pleasant comfortable cottage, nice patio, good privacy.

Reviewed by Keren 15th July 2022

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Lovely clay cottage. We had a wonderful stay and appreciated the cool interior during the summer heatwave. We would highly recommend it.

Reviewed by Maggie 8th July 2022

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Clay Cottage is a beautiful holiday cottage-every room is a showcase of the owners expert design and carpentry skills. It was cleaned to a high standard and very comfortable. We enjoyed hot, sunny weather during our stay but the cottage remained cool inside-great for sleeping. A perfect get away from it all holiday.

Reviewed by Mark 10th June 2022

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A lovely unique property with a very friendly owner. We had a great stay and everything we needed was at hand.

Reviewed by Stephen 3rd June 2022

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Lovely, interesting cottage. Plenty of space and good sized bedrooms. Well equipped with everything we needed. Would definitely book again.

Reviewed by Becky 20th May 2022

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Beautiful little cottage, a great base to visit places other than the coast. Very quiet and relaxing. A unique build in itself lovely touches. Nice wellcome package. Helpful host if any issues.

Reviewed by Jane 16th May 2022

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Property is spacious light and airy. Fitted out and finished to a very high standard. Great location for access to major tourist areas of the region. Owner is very welcoming and available for any queries and questions. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Sharon 18th April 2022

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Stunning accommodation and great host. The property is beautifully decorated throughout. Stunning views across the farmlands from the bedrooms, just a same these views can't be seen from the ground floor.

Reviewed by Dara 15th April 2022

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Absolutely beautiful! Comfortable, super clean and it had everything we needed for our family of 5. Great location to relax. Short drive to the beach and other places. Attentive owners. Highly recommended!

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