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CLEANLINESS: Quality in Tourism’s ‘Safe, Clean & Legal’, 5 Start Hygiene rating with East Devon Council for hot tubs, Visit England’s  ‘Good to Go’ and World Travel Safe Travel Stamp.

National inspected accreditation


HOT TUBS: See Access Guide for full Hot Tub information or at property.

All accommodation has with own key box, own hot tub, own garden, own parking area & own entrance overlooking gardens, trees and fields.

Booking now, The Retreat Secure Online Bookings  &  Acorns Apartment Secure Online Booking .

After the A-Z below scroll down for information on Discover Lyme Regis, River Cottage HQ, Taxis, Cream Teas, Parking in Lyme Regis & Local Millers & Felicity’s Farm Shops and Breakfasts out with sea views.

A-Z for Holiday Properties info

Access Entrance Gate & Key safe box code and directions emailed to you prior to arrival.

Accessibility See Access Guide on web site to ensure we suit your access requirements

Accidents First Aid kit at each property. Please report any accidents.

Adult Only 

Area Things To Do Discover Lyme Regis

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)  set in an AONB

Arrival Time welcomed from 3pm – 8pm, departures by 10.00am please

Assistance your host Joy is contactable 24/7 during your stay.

Bathrobes (and flip flop sandals for Hot Tub) provided & spare swim wear if required.

Beds Retreat – King brass bed, Acorns – Double brass bed.

Bedding Washable hypoallergenic Duvets from Night Owl range ‘Fine Bedding Company’.  Sheet and blanket in cupboard.

Book Direct with us – no booking fee – agencies charge a booking fee.

Breakfast  Hive Beach Cafe at Burton Bradstock, Watch House at West Bay, The Beach House on Cobb and SWIM Cafe Lyme Regis –  sea views. More listed at end of page

Broadband Wi Fi unlimited, fast & complimentary.

Bus ‘First Bus’ Service X53 & X51 meet the London train at Axminster hourly on to Lyme Regis – stops by corner of pub wall at end of road.

Cancellation policy: please see Terms & Conditions

Cantilever huge 2.7m x 2.7m cantilever umbrella over Acorns Hot Tub for rain or sun. Set in a sheltered area.  Retreat has a wide roof pagoda shelter over hot tub.

Car Charger EV Type 2 unlimited use.

Central Heating in Acorns & electric wall radiators in both Retreat and Acorns, plus flame effect fire in each.

Champagne, Balloons & Baskets of Flowers can be ordered for delivery from the licensed The House of Flowers on 01297 444743.

Children regret this is adult only accommodation.

Cleaning We clean after your departure.  Please ensure washing up done, dishwasher empty and furniture back in it’s place.

Eco We provide starter eco washing up, laundry liquid and dishwasher tablets (our septic tank prefers it too).  Ask for more or purchase similar please.

EV Electric Car Charger Type 2, complimentary use.

*Extra cleaning if required if departure process unreasonably ignored and property left in a “state” @ £20 per hour.

Coffee, Dolce Gusto Coffee Machine & selection of pods, Cafetiere, Fair trade instant coffee & tea sachets

Cool Fans in summer provided including a Dyson per property.

Complaints  I am happy to do my best to rectify.

Cycling The immediate area not suitable for cyclists – only nearby nature reserve and villages.

Damage Please report at the time so I can repair for you and following guests.

Departure by 10.00am please.  Please put furniture back in its place washing up done & put away.  Recycling & Food Waste box provided.

Dogs  regret no pets,  only Assistance Dogs

Dressing Gowns (and slippers for Hot Tub) provided

Dyson cool fan at property.

Electric Car Charger Type 2 available.

Epilepsy Please note one choice in the Hot Tub light sequences is ‘disco’ flashing lights.

Extras included  tea towels, eco washing up kit, condiments, cooking & olive oil, kitchen & loo rolls, foil, eco dishwasher & eco laundry tabs, some toiletries.

Fake Tan you may not use hot tub if wearing fake tan.  All other lotions & make up must be showered off before use as it stains hot tub.

Farm Shop  Millers Farm shop 1 mile away at Kilmington on the A35

Fire Feature fire in each property with effect flames and remote control.

Food Shopping Millers Farm Shop, Kilmington 1 mile away, Felicities Farm Shop on A35 at Morcombelake, Tesco in Axminster 3 miles away.

Flowers & Champagne can be delivered by local licensed florist The House of Flowers 01297 444743

Fully Equipped with every appliance, all linen, towels, including washer drier & dishwasher per property.

Garden Furniture cushions, recliners, summer parasols.

Groceries Axminster has good parking at their Tesco, Millers Farm Shop, Kilmington and Felicities Farm Shop, Morecombelake on A35

Groups Regret we do not permit both properties to be booked by a group together.

Hair Drier in each property, iron & board.

Hanky Panky please respect our Hot Tubs they are very shy.

Heating plus heated towel rails and feature fire.

Hedgehog Corner EX13 5SU is where Acorns Garden Apartment & The Retreat Cottage are based.

High Viz Jacket & Torch for walk to pub as no pavement or street lights.  See taxis below for River Cottage.

Hix Restaurant sea view Hix own restaurant with TV Chef Mark Hix in Lyme Regis

HOLIDAY INSURANCE: please consider

Host Joy your host is contactable 24/7

Hot Tubs use 8am-11pm chlorine sanitiser, heated to 38c see guide Access Statement. We have a spare hot tub should it ever be needed!

Hunters Lodge Inn within 3 mins walk.  (01297 33286) Book meals in advance to avoid disappointment.

Hygiene Quality in Tourism’s Accreditation for ‘Safe, Clean & Legal’

Hygiene for Hot Tubs we have the Council’s 5* Hygiene Rating which included a Hot Tub inspection.  Chlorine sanitisers used.

Information Joy a true local is a font of local knowledge, see Discover Lyme 

Iron & Board plus clothes rack, washer drier, hair drier, toiletries, robes & slippers.

Jurassic Coast 5 minutes drive to South West Coastal Path.

Key Safe Box Code emailed prior to arrival.

Kitchen Roll salt & pepper, olive oil, cooking oil, foil, cling film, washing up kit, tea towels provided

Left items £5 P&P pro rata on Royal Mail. Lost Keys or Fob £50 each.

Linen all beds made up with all linen, tea towels, towels provided.

Lyme Regis Events Discover Lyme Regis  Events in Lyme Regis and What’s On in Lyme 

Loo Roll 2 rolls provided.

Market Bridport, Saturday and Wednesday Market

Meadow we have a large meadow here with picnic bench for you to enjoy.

Mint pick fresh mint from kitchen patio

Mobility see Access Statement.  Acorns is best for those with limited mobility.  Retreat has flight of steps.

No Smoking inside property.  Fine outside in garden/terrace only please.

Parking at property ample safe well lit private parking at top of drive.

Parking in Lyme Regis Holmbush Car Park £8 all day, sea facing £1.40 per hour.

Pets regret no pets, only Assistance Dogs.

Picnic cool bag, ice blocks & plastic utensils for a picnic provided.

Pub 3 mins walk The Hunters Lodge Inn (01297 33286) torch & high viz vest provided as no pavement or lighting.  Book meals.

Recycling box provided.

Refreshments tea, coffee, milk sachets on arrival.

Restaurants see web site list of eating out & places to visit.

River Cottage  1.5 miles away. River Cottage  Walking not recommended as no pavement or lighting.

River Cottage Kitchen  River Cottage web site

Robes and slippers for Hot Tub provided

Sea and Coast The World Heritage Jurassic Coast is 5 minutes drive.

Sensor lighting outside lights are all on sensors

Sheet and Blanket also provided.

Shower:  anti slip mats provided. Please shower before using hot tub

Smoking No smoking inside properties or when in the Hot Tub.  OK outside.

South West Coastal Footpath  coastal walking SW Coastal Footpath

Spare Hot Tub in part of our other garden should it be needed.

Steps see access statement for descriptions.  3 easy risers to Acorns patio and 10 easy risers to Retreat.

Store Cupboard: oil, olive oil, salt, pepper, herbs, milk, teas, coffee, coffee pods, biscuits.

Sun lotion  (any body lotions) damages hot tub filter & tub, so please shower before using tubs.

Swim wear bring your own swim wear for use in Hot Tub.

Taxi  Terry’s Taxi 07502 262206, Go Eco 01297 445444, Causley 01297 642011,  Taxi  01297 442222,  Av2Go 01297 441779

Terms & Conditions see full details at Terms & Conditions

Tissues provided

Toiletries, hand & body wash, shower hat +  hair grips for use in Tub.

Toilet Rolls  2 provided

Torch for walk to pub with high viz jacket provided as no pavement. Emergency torch by Retreat steps.

Towels  towel set per person and Hot Tub towels provided.  Tea towels etc. all provided.

Train Hourly service (journey 2.45 hours) from Waterloo to Axminster: see

TVs  Roberts Retro Radio, SMART 43″ TV

Umbrella and summer garden Parasol.

Walking Just ask Joy for local walk information.

Wi Fi complimentary unlimited fast wi fi with Smart TVs.

River Cottage – we are one of the closest accommodations 1.5 miles

River Cottage HQ at Park Farm on Trinity Hill (1.5 miles).

Please consider driving or taking a taxi as no pavement or street lighting.  Please do not walk there.

Cafe at River Cottage HQ – see their web site.

One of the cheapest RETURN Taxi fares from any local accommodation in the area – see taxis below

All meals out (local pub, Celebrity Chef Mark Hix’s Oyster and Fish House, Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall’s River Cottage) and taxis should be booked well in advance to avoid disappointment.

Hix’s Oyster and Fish House Restaurant with sea views in Lyme Regis


Book in advance to River Cottage HQ .

Terry’s Taxi 01297 443167 (07502 262206)

M Cabs 01297 442222

Av2Go 01297 441779

Go Eco Cabs 01297 445444

Causley Cabs 01297 642011

Axminster Taxis: 01297 34000

Parking in Lyme Regis

Lyme Regis:  Holmbush Car park (hill incline to car park) at the top of Cobb Road is £8.00 all day and close to The Hix Oyster & Fish House Restaurant.  Sea Front Car Parks £1.40 per hour.

The Cobb Car parks have blue badge parking but are £1.40 an hour in the day time for all users – based on level ground – no hills.

Woodmead Road car park Lyme Regis  (hill incline to car park)

Park early (before 10.30am) at peak times i.e. weekends, public holidays, school holidays, sunny days.

Other Information:

Cycling & Walking

The South West Coastal Path can be accessed easily at Lyme Regis (Holmbush Car Park) or Charmouth (from the car park).   We do not recommend walking or cycling to Lyme Regis as the main road is busy, bendy and hilly.   Visit nearby Nature Reserves.

The local pub The Hunters Lodge (01297 33286) is some 500 yards along the road but note no pavement or street lighting – we provide luminous jackets and torches at your property.

Breakfast out – sea views

The Beach House by the Cobb at Lyme Regis, the Award Winning Hive Beach Cafe at Burton Bradstock opens 10am(25 mins drive), sister cafe The Watch House  or Rise at West Bay opens 10am (20 mins drive), SWIM Cafe Lyme Regis, opens early (5 Mins drive) – all with sea views.   At weekends for Hive and Watch Cafe’s so get there just before 10am opening (popular!). All have web sites.

Whats on in Lyme Regis and places to visit

Discover Lyme Regis – maps and local information.  The Dinosaur Museum and Fossil shops in Lyme Regis,  The Donkey Sanctuary near Branscombe- free admission,  Beer Village and Quarry Caves, Seaton sea front, The South West Coastal Path, Charmouth seaside village, West Bay site of TV Broadchurch, The Tram at Seaton, Seaton Wetlands for nature observation, Peco Gardens and mini trains for train enthusiasts, walks on nearby Trinity Hill Nature Reserve, Lamberts Castle  (iron age fort – fabulous views), Golden Cap hill to walk up (fabulous sea views), Blackbury Castle, and many seaside villages along our coast full of charm – Beer, Seaton, Exmouth, Seaton, Seatown, Charmouth, Eype, Burton Bradstock, The Chesil Beach and Fleet and my favourite trip a drive along the coast road from Westby to Portland Bill (over the causeway) to the fantastic view from the top and down in to Weymouth for fish and chips on the front – Rock Fish restaurant on sea front (book) run by TVs Mitch Tonks.

Axminster Railway and the X51 and X53 Bus

There is no taxi rank at the Axminster station so book a taxi to meet you or catch the X51 bus from outside the station to our local pub, Hunters Lodge just minutes from us. Be aware there is no pavement or street lighting from bus stop to us. The X51 bus stops at our local pub The Hunters Lodge before continuing into Lyme Regis. From Lyme Regis you can catch the X53 bus which goes all along the famous UNESCO World Heritage Jurassic Coast from Bournemouth to Exeter and vice versa. You can purchase a get on/get off ticket.

FARM SHOPS: Millers Farm Shop along A35 at Kilmington & Felicity’s on A35 at Morcombelake

Run by Malcolm Miller and his family, Millers Farm Shop has been growing and selling locally sourced produce for over thirty years. The shop is an Aladdin’s Cave of local food. Some of the vegetables are grown on the farm, the rest are provided by local suppliers passionate about good quality food. Fresh fruit and vegetables are locally sourced and colourful arrays of seasonal plants are available. You can find Lyme Bay fresh fish, beef, pork and lamb from local farms, local milk and cream, cider from Lyme Bay Winery and Perry’s Cider Mill and sample a variety of local cheeses. Also very popular with customers are the mouth watering array of breads and pastries, along with an impressive selection of teas, coffees and juices.

Felicity’s Farm shop on the A35 just by Morcombelake full of delightful items and large car park with great views of Golden Cap and the sea.

Moore’s Biscuit Factory also near Felicity’s Farm shop with gift shop of biscuits made on site.

Cream Teas

We love the view from the deck at the end of the garden of the Alexandra Hotel in Lyme Regis or the garden at The Old Black Dog in Uplyme on the road to Lyme Regis and The Grazing Cow on the A35 past Wilmington.