The Thatch - Elsdon Cottages

lyme regis

From £374

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2 bedrooms

Up to 4 guests



Key Features

  • Property code: EFTHAT
  • Changeover day: Friday
  • Designated parking
  • Real fire
  • Dishwasher
  • Short Breaks available
  • Central heating
  • Garden or outside space
  • Washing machine
  • Ground floor accommodation


Recently built in a traditional style, The Thatch provides comfortable, high quality holiday accommodation for couples and families in a wonderful location. One of three holiday properties on this site, The Thatch is located in the grounds of a 17th century former manor house at Monkton Wyld, just north of the A35 on the Dorset/Devon border. The pretty West Dorset seaside town of Lyme Regis is about 3.5 miles to the south and the attractive East Devon market town of Axminster, home to Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's popular River Cottage shop and restaurant, is about 4.5 miles to the west. This property is ideally suited to those seeking a countryside location close to the sea, or for walkers who will be drawn to this wonderful location by the wealth of walking countryside right on the doorstep. Visitors wanting to explore the local area will find themselves well placed to easily access the many attractions of East Devon, West Dorset and South Somerset. 

This single floor thatched cottage comprises an open plan sitting room with a cosy log burner, a well equipped fitted kitchen and open dining area. A small conservatory/sunroom extends the living accommodation to provide the perfect spot to sit and enjoy a morning cup of tea in the sunshine. With the two bedrooms also on the ground floor, this cottage is additionally well suited to those with limited mobility or those holidaying with very young children. There is a small seating area with furniture outside the cottage. Guests also have access to six acres of grounds, including wild meadows and a small lake (coarse fishing allowed) and are free to wander and enjoy the abundance of wildlife that is encouraged by the welcoming owner. This property offers all of the comfort and quality that you would expect from a property that has been assessed as 4 star by VisitBritain.

See property codes EFBARN and EFLODG also at this location.

"The property was beautiful in a lovely setting. The location was fantastic as it was close to the main A35 which meant we could get around really easily." Mrs B, Essex, July 2014

All on one level. Ground floor: Open plan sitting room with TV/DVD/video/CD and log burner, dining area and open plan fitted kitchen with electric cooker, fridge/freezer, microwave and dishwasher. Small sunroom/conservatory. Bedroom 1 with a king size bed. Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Bathroom with bath, shower over bath and WC. Free use of a shared utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer on-site.

Open seating area with furniture as well as access to six acres of grounds including meadows, woods and lake.

Off-road parking for two cars.

  • Included: Bed linen, central heating, first basket of logs, Wi-Fi.
  • Optional: Towels available at an additional £6.00 per person (order when booking)
  • Pets: Two well behaved dogs welcome. (Pet charge £25.00 per pet per week.)
  • Facilities: Shop: 1 mile. Pub: 1 mile. Beach: 3.5 miles.
  • Short Break Information: Short breaks are available at this property, please call 01297 443550 to book or to find out prices.

November 2017

Lovely cottage the only issue although small was the road noice from the A35

October 2017

We had 2 weeks there and really enjoyed it. It feels like home and has everything you need including a private field to walk the dog in. It is close to the A35 and although you get some noise from it this does not bother us as we are central to lots of places and makes getting around easy.

August 2017

Lovely cottage and location.

June 2017

Very warm welcome by Judy. She gave us good info for the area. Comfortable cottage very relaxing.

April 2017

We had a very enjoyable, relaxing stay in this lovely little cottage. It was warm, spotless and well equipped, with really fantastic safe outside space for our dog (and children). Very easy to find, off the A35 (so aware of some passing traffic). The owner was friendly and informative and lives in the main house. It was a super base for our family to explore the beaches of the Jurassic coast. 10/10 from us.

March 2017

We were really pleased with the quality and position of the property just right for us and a dog. Owner was really lovely and helpful. A great place to stay and we are looking forward to staying there again.

August 2016

Fanatastic accommodation. Beautifully presented in a lovely setting. We have stayed in accommodation catered for dogs before and have always thought they were sub-standard in someway, but "the thatch" was absolutely spotless, not one dog hair in sight. The images on the website do not do this property justice. This accommodation is perfect for those who would like to take a step back after a day out with the hustle and bustle of Lyme Regis or Weymouth and relax on an evening in a peaceful setting. Would definitely stay again when visting the area.

August 2016

An exceptionally clean and welcoming cottage with everything we needed. Great securely fenced field for dogs. Easy access to several beaches and to Lyme Regis. Owner helpful and informative. We had a lovely, relaxing stay.

March 2016

relaxing holiday in this lovely barn Friendly owner , warm cosy with lovely log burner Loved having a glass of wine in the conservatory and listening to the birds Super for star gazing and early morning walks around the lake , 6 am with the dog !!!

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