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The Garden House Studio

England / Lyme Regis, Dorset
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A stylish mid-century inspired self-catering studio in stunning gardens of 1960s family home.

They say good things come in small packages and guests at The Garden House Studio are bound to agree!  Hidden away in the grounds of a family home, this luxury self-catering studio offers all the comforts two people need for an idyllic retreat to the Jurassic Coast, and is a haven of peace and serenity all year round. 

The Garden House Studio started life as an outbuilding of The Garden House - a 1960s single-storey family home set in an acre of beautiful gardens.  In 2010, the owners converted the outbuilding to a self-catering holiday let, offering visitors to Lyme Regis the peace and quiet of their beautiful gardens - all the while secluded from the main family home. 

Divided into two areas - the large living area and wet room - The Garden House Studio has been cleverly designed to make outstanding use of space.  Luxury facilities and vintage, mid-century furniture combine to create a beautiful yet practical feel throughout, and with a number of furnishings available for purchase, you might even be able to take a piece or two home with you!

Central to the living area is the Yeoman wood burner that, even on the chilliest nights, packs out enough heat to warm the whole studio.  Electricity is provided through the sustainable rooftop solar panels, powering everything from the TV/DVD player to the iPod docking station.

The fully equipped kitchenette has been fitted with all the essentials, including a 2-burner ceramic hob, combi-microwave oven, and even a dishwasher!  The hassle is taken out of organising your first breakfast -  you'll find granola/muesli, organic eggs, fresh bread and tea and coffee, not to mention other treats!  Or why not book a food order from a local supermarket and have it waiting in the cupboards on your arrival?

Outside on the large private deck is a gas BBQ, and its handy location near the door allows it to be used even in inclement weather.  However, in this part of the country, you've a greater chance of sunny days, giving you the opportunity to make the most of al fresco dining amid the tranquillity of the gardens. 

Come bedtime, The Garden House Studio's ingenious design yet again comes into play, where an inconspicuous cupboard reveals a king size proper pull-down bed, already made up with Egyptian cotton sheets and ready for you to slip into!  Its sumptuous Tempur mattress will have you sleeping soundly till morning, while the adjacent wet room also provides a touch of luxury with deluxe Ren toiletries, soft cotton bath towels and robes.

The Garden House Studio is a perfect base from which to explore all the wonders Lyme Regis and the Jurassic Coast have to offer.  A two-minute drive or beautiful 25 minute level riverside walk takes you to the vibrant town centre with its abundance of shops, galleries and boutiques.  With such a rich food culture, be sure to spend a day sampling local delights, from harbour side takeaway scallops and chips at the Fisherman's Wife to a romantic supper at celebrity chef Mark Hix's famous Oyster and Fish House. Don't forget a Devon cream tea at the Alexandra Hotel - cream first, then jam!

A visit to the famous Cobb and harbour is a must, as is a walk along the beautiful sandy beaches - the only ones along the Jurassic coast's 20-mile stretch. Further afield, Charmouth to the east makes for beautiful cliff-top walks and fossil hunting, while a little further on is picturesque and lively Bridport.  And to the west is the rest of glorious Devon to explore, from lovely fishing villages to the cathedral city of Exeter.

With days spent exploring the stunning South West and nights spent in your garden oasis, we're sure you'll find no better way to relax and rejuvenate than at The Garden House Studio.

Things to note

2 night min stay from £210. Check-in is from 3pm. 50% deposit payable on booking and balance 4 weeks prior to arrival. Small well-behaved dogs permitted.

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The basics

Region: Lyme Regis, Dorset
Cost (from): £210 (2 nights)
Sleeps: 2
Bedrooms: 1 (studio)
Bathrooms: 1
Minimum stay: 2 nights
Property ref: 114

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Open plan studio, pull-down king size bed with memory foam mattress, glazing, bathroom with Ren amenities, towels, Yeoman woodstove, kitchenette with combi mini oven, hob, dishwasher, fridge, kettle, toaster, sink, dining area, armchairs, coffee table, WiFi, private patio with gas barbeque, TV and DVD player, iPod docking system, books, games, garden with fountain, private entrance & access, parking. A breakfast hamper is provided including granola, bread, free range eggs, tea, filter coffee, cereals, milk, butter. 

Please contact the owner directly with any questions.

Local activities 

Fossiling, beaches, boat hire, cliff walks.

At a glance

  • One mile from Lyme Regis - an ‘area of outstanding natural beauty'
  • Sleeps two with space for a cot; guests can bring a well-behaved small dog
  • Combines luxury with practicality, making outstanding use of space while offering an excellent level of comfort
  • Furnished with beautiful mid-century furniture, with many items for sale
  • Private outdoor deck with BBQ, shielded from main house and road for optimal privacy
  • Two minutes by car or 25 minutes on foot to Lyme Regis town centre; ideally located for exploring the Jurassic Coast, Dorset and Devon.

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