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The Carriage House

Uplyme, Devon (Ref. 1143432)

4.8

Lyme Bay Holidays rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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11 Customer Review(s)

  • Robert

    “Overall excellent.”

    A few quibbles: door to downstairs bedroom jams and no lock or handle instructions on directions could be clearer-back gate only open if main drive locked, and this back gate is where Google takes you. One overall point of view-gardens being planted up with exclusively non-native plants- rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias etc. The lovely wildlife depends on native trees and arboretum all around. Could do with much more native species around site especially hedgerow and deciduous trees.

    A few quibbles: door to downstairs bedroom jams and no lock or handle instructions on directions could be clearer-back gate only open if main drive locked, and this back gate is where Google takes you. One overall point of view-gardens being planted up with exclusively non-native plants- rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias etc. The lovely wildlife depends on native trees and arboretum all around. Could do with much more native species around site especially hedgerow and deciduous trees.

    - Robert, May 2024

    Thank You for your feed back, I am pleased you enjoyed your stay. I was not aware that one of the bedroom doors sticks, I will attend to that straight away. None of the bedrooms have locks as it's a family home, I think you may be referring to the ' Secret door ' to one of the bedrooms. This is a design aesthetic but there is a handle on the inside to get out. I believe the arrival instructions you receive before your stay give full instructions on the Gate keypad and directions to the front gates and advise not to use SAT NAV. The back gates are only available to guests for pedestrian use. Most of the planting on the estate was done a long time ago but I will definitely look at native species if I am doing any further planting in our garden. Property Owner

Summary

  • Four bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor king-size with en-suite freestanding bath, walk-in shower, basin, and WC, 1 x king size, 1 x ground-floor double, 1 x family room with double and single
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, and WC
  • Bathroom with roll-top bath, walk-in shower, basin, and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Utility
  • Snug
  • LPG heating
  • Gas range cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • 1x Highchair provided by owner (no travel cot provided)
  • 2 x Smart TVs and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for up to 4 cars
  • Decked seating area with furniture, and sunken patio area with sun loungers
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.7 miles and pub 0.6 miles
  • Note: Logs for woodburning stove not supplied but available to buy locally
  • Note: Due to the nature of the staircase this property is not suitable for children under four

The property

The Carriage House is an exceptional, Grade II listed building located in Uplyme, a village set within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, just a short drive from the popular seaside town of Lyme Regis and the UNESCO World Heritage Jurassic Coast. Situated in a private woodland setting, this former carriage house for the main residence has been lovingly restored and imaginatively configured to an impressive holiday home sleeping up to eight guests. The house is approached by a long sweeping drive taking you through the impressive grounds, with electric gates opening and welcoming you to the property, where you will find three off-road parking spaces, and a further space located in a separate car parking area situated in the grounds. The spacious open-plan living area has been arranged with distinctive spaces, including a sumptuous seating area featuring large floor to ceiling windows and doors that flood the room with light, and perfectly capture the distant sea and coastline views. For the cooler evenings, a woodburning stove provides a homely feel and makes a charming feature in this room. The kitchen is a well-equipped and stylish space, again adorned with many exquisite touches, with the large dining table a great spot to enjoy mealtimes together. For a quieter moment, there is a separate snug with TV and seating in what was originally the carriage section from where the house derives its name. The bedrooms are arranged over two floors, with two of the bedrooms, a king-size and a double located on the ground-floor. The king-size bedroom is a fantastic room with doors that open into the garden giving a delightful outlook to your surroundings. The adjoining bathroom has both a free-standing bath and large walk-in shower, again styled beautifully. The double bedroom is a charming room, with exposed stonework and a shower room conveniently located next to it. The other two bedrooms are located on the first-floor, reached by a hand-crafted staircase. With vaulted ceilings and feature windows, one is a large king-size bedroom, whereas the other is a family room with both a double and single bed, with the family bathroom housing a feature roll top bath and walk-in shower also located on this floor. The house is situated in an impressive woodland garden with several outdoor areas sympathetically positioned nearby for you to make the most of your surroundings. Step down from the lounge to an adjoining decked seating area which has been furnished with relaxed style seating and a low table that creates an informal setting ideal for an evening drink. A sunken patio area has been adorned with inviting garden seating and sun loungers, perfect for making the most of the good weather. The owners have thoughtfully added a large outdoor dining table, ideal for alfresco dining, as well as an outdoor pool table allowing guests to fully embrace the great outdoors when the sun is shining. The grounds themselves are a delight, linking up with popular footpaths, the nearby nature reserve at Trinity Hill or into the village of Uplyme itself, with its shop and village pub. From Uplyme, there is a riverside walk from the village into Lyme Regis with its family-friendly beaches, independent shops and galleries, along with must see attractions including the iconic Cobb Harbour and Aquarium. Popular days out include Charmouth, where you can try your hand at fossil hunting on the beach or learning about the area’s rich history at the Heritage Coast Centre. Further afield, the pretty fishing village of Beer is also an excellent day out, with its quaint streets and art galleries, or why not partake in a pint of local beer at the aptly named Barrel of Beer, in Beer! Visitors to Seaton can hop on the tram for a scenic ride along the River Axe estuary through nature reserves to the town of Colyton or take a leisurely stroll around the wetlands centre, nearly 4km of level trails and boardwalk through beautiful marshland and reed beds alongside the river, which itself is home to an abundance of wildlife. For a truly memorable holiday on the stunning Jurassic Coast, the Carriage House is the ideal choice. GROUND FLOOR: Entrance hall Large open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and lounge with woodburning stove and large sliding doors opening onto decked terrace with seating. Distant sea views. Snug with Smart TV Bedroom 1: king size bedroom with ensuite bathroom with free standing bath, large walk-in shower, wash basin & WC. Bedroom 2: double bedroom with doors to garden Shower room: walk in shower, wash basin & WC Utility room Bespoke feature staircase leading to first floor FIRST FLOOR: Bedroom 3: king-size bedroom Bedroom 4: family room with double bed and single bed Bathroom: feature roll top bath, walk in shower cubicle, wash basin & WC OUTSIDE: Garden with various seating areas including sunken patio with sun loungers. Gravelled courtyard with outdoor table and chairs Pool table Rear decked terrace with casual seating and sea views Parking for up to four cars FACILITIES: Two Smart TVs WiFi Large gas range cooker Dishwasher x 2 American style fridge/freezer Microwave Washing machine Tumble dryer Woodburning stove - logs not supplied but available locally. LPG central heating Note: Due to the nature of the staircase this property is not suitable for children under four

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About the location

UPLYME

Lyme Regis 1 mile

The beautiful countryside surrounding the village of Uplyme, on the borders of Devon and Dorset, is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, criss-crossed by bridleways and footpaths including the East Devon Way, and providing perfect country walks and superb views. The area was chosen by TV chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall for his River Cottage HQ at Park Farm, where you can treat yourself to a great meal. Just a short drive takes you to the stunning Jurassic Coast at Lyme Regis. This delightful historic seaside town boasts a maze of narrow streets, with an interesting array of shops and cafes, whilst the sandy beach lends itself to great bathing and watersports, and the bustling little harbour offers regular fishing trips, or try your hand at fossil hunting. Within an easy drive is the quaint town of Axminster, or how about a ride on the Seaton Tramway? A glorious location for a varied and interesting holiday.

Note: Due to the nature of the staircase this property is not suitable for children under four

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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  • Christmas