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  • £650  to  £1450

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  • £121 p/night
    2 night min. (off peak only)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    2 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    2 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    No Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Waterside Location

About Dolphin Cottage

Dolphin Cottage is a fantastic waterfront holiday home in historic Lyme Regis. Located on Marine Drive, it faces the sandy beach, just steps away from the door. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom Grade-II listed property sleeps four people beneath its thatched roof, with couples and families enjoying incredible views from the private terrace, bay window in the living room, and the main bedroom. Shops, bars, restaurants and friendly pubs like the seaside Rock Point Inn are 100 yards from your door. Holiday cottages with a proper beachside location are difficult to find, making this gem even more treasured.

Don't be surprised if you see your holiday home on a postcard in the gift shop! Dolphin Cottage has been part of the scenery since 1800, inspiring artists and photographers. The house was only a few years old when Jane Austen walked past it during her stay in town in 1803 and 1804. The cottage is near The Cobb, famously used for a dramatic scene in Austen's novel, Persuasion. Austen fans should also admire the Jane Austen Garden on Marine Parade and the collection of Austen-related items in the museum.

Lyme Regis is a thriving seaside town with lots to offer visitors in all seasons. The Jurassic Coast is rich with fossils. Learn more about these through the astounding collection in the local museum, and book a guided fossil tour to find your own treasures. Children love the opportunity to go crabbing off the harbour walls, play minigolf, poke around in the rockpools, and play in the park. Go swimming, windsurfing, stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, or fishing for mackerel. The South West Coast Path passes your front door, leading to more spectacular views. Adventurous visitors will love a sightseeing RIB tour. Other local attractions include the Lyme Regis Museum, Town Mill, and the Marine Theatre. You're within easy reach of Exeter and Weymouth for days out, but you could easily stay a week in Lyme Regis and be completely content.

The owners welcome holiday bookings all year round, with short breaks possible outside of the summer and school holidays.

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Owner details:

Julian Fraser joined Independent Cottages in May 2022

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Waterside Location
  • Beach Nearby
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Bluetooth
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Pub Nearby
  • Fishing Onsite
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Smart TV
  • Satellite/ cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi
  • Family Activity

Location (Dorset)

Accommodation Comprises:

Dolphin Cottage is over 200 years old with a quirky layout and many original features. The front of the cottage faces the street while the rear overlooks Marine Parade and the beach. Accommodation is over two levels.


  • Walk straight into the sea-facing kitchen, fully equipped for self-catering. Appliances include a dishwasher, gas stove and electric oven, fridge/freezer, toaster, kettle, and all the usual plates, cups, cutlery, etc. Tea towels are provided.
  • You'll love meals in the dining room, enjoying stunning views at the table. It seats six, so you can have friends around for dinner. This room also has a storage cupboard for shoes and coats, and a Bluetooth speaker.


  • Climb the stairs to the first-floor landing, where a door leads into the living room. It has a big bay window with a window seat for gazing at the fantastic views, a decorative fireplace, sofa and two armchairs, and a TV with Freeview channels.
  • This level has a twin bedroom with two single beds or one king-sized (5ft-wide) double bed, depending on your preference.
  • There is a shower, bath, WC and a handbasin in the main bathroom, with amazing views.
  • A back door opens onto the private terrace from this level.
  • Two steps lead from the landing to the master bedroom featuring dual aspect waterfront views, a king-sized bed, and an ensuite with a shower, WC and a handbasin.
  • Laundry facilities are tucked away in a utility cupboard.

Outside: The patio is above the level of Marine Parade and you are not overlooked by people walking past. There is a bench, a table and chairs for four, and lovingly tended potted plants. Allocated off-street parking is a 400-yard walk from the cottage, though you are able to stop outside the door to load and unload your car.

Additional Information: Utilities, WiFi, bed linen and bath towels are included when you book Dolphin Cottage. You'll need to bring beach towels if you plan on going for a swim. Short breaks are possible between October and March, depending on availability. Smoking and pets are not permitted.

Dolphin Cottage Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms (1 King, 1 Twin/King)
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
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Payment Options:
Paypal, Cheque, Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)7494 266146 before paying by bank transfer.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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Julian Fraser
Member Since May 2022

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