Dorset House is a Bed and Breakfast housed in a 3 story Grade II Listed Regency villa in Lyme Regis. The ground and first floors are available to guests. It contains 5 letting bedrooms, a Lobby, Breakfast Room and Snug.


Information on booking available via website, email ( or telephone (01297 442055)

Arrival and Car Parking Facilities

Dorset House is situated at the top of a fairly steep hill in Lyme Regis. Whilst there is pavement access for the whole of the route, those with walking difficulties may find the walk challenging.

For arrival by public transport – nearest mainline train station is Axminster (approx. 5 miles away). The X31 bus travels from the train station to outside Dorset House or taxis can be caught at the train station.

Dorset House does not have on site parking. The nearest public Car Park is Holmbush, approx. 300m away which charges £2 for 24 hours parking. There is also on street parking closer to the house that we can direct you to. There is an area in front of the house where cars can pull in to drop luggage.

The house is accessed via stone steps (5) which are wide and accompanied by a handrail. The owners are able to assist at check in but may not always be around at other times of the day. Unaided wheelchair access would be very difficult.

Lobby, corridors etc

The entranceway leads into a main lobby, which has waxed wood floors.

All bedrooms are on the first floor, accessed via a double staircase (180ø turn half landing). The staircase is wide and has handrails on both sides.

Upstairs is a wide corridor from which all 5 bedrooms lead off.

The staircase and corridor are carpeted.


All bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms with walk in showers and all rooms have waxed wooden floors. Rooms are kept clutter free. Two of the bedrooms are very large with sofas, which convert into extra beds – these are particularly suitable for carers. The three remaining rooms are smaller but still have space to manoeuvre around three sides of the bed. 

Breakfast Room and Snug

The Breakfast room and snug are located on the ground floor off the lobby and are spacious. There are no changes in level between any of the ground floor rooms.

Materials used

Care has been taken to minimise chemical components during the renovation. All paints are ECOS Organics VOC free, carpets and rugs are wool and produced in Axminster and chemical cleaners are low impact where possible.

Pillows and Duvets are down but can be replaced with Microfibre on request for those with allergies.

Service Animals

Service animals are welcomed – please bring your own bowl, food and bedding. We request that pets are not allowed on the furniture or bedding.

Dietary Requirements

We are able to cater for Coeliacs \ Gluten free diets with home-made gluten free bread as well as the ability to produce a gluten free version of all menu choices. We also keep Almond Milk in stock and dairy free spread so can cater for most dairy free requirements.

As our food is home-made, we are able to talk through all ingredients and adjust to allow for allergies where appropriate. We appreciate advance warning of dietary requirements in order to provide the best possible service.