So as the prospect of international travel wanes for 2021, we thought we’d stay upbeat and highlight the advantages of a UK B&B holiday, and a stay in Lyme Regis in particular. You may associate a B&B stay with a short break or long weekend, so here’s why a longer stay can be just as enjoyable:
PLENTY TO DO LOCALLY
There’s so much to do in this area. Lyme Regis really punches above its weight so we’ve devised a couple of suggested itineraries depending on how much time you have:
WHAT TO DO FOR A WEEK IN LYME REGIS – A CHANCE TO EXPLORE THE WIDER AREA
Monday – Stretch your legs with a walk up Golden Cap, the highest point on the south coast, to enjoy the panoramic views. Walk down to our favourite pub, The Anchor Inn for lunch perhaps?
Tuesday – Make the most of being by the sea with a Fishing Trip – you could even cook the Mackerel that you catch (we can help with that)
Wednesday – Explore the Dorset Coast with a trip to the iconic Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove
Thursday – Journey to the past with a guided fossil walk and collect geological souvenirs to take home. Spend the rest of the day exploring the historic lanes of Lyme Regis full of independent shops and galleries
Friday – Learn some new skills with a cookery course at River Cottage or Trill Farm (you’ll come back with enough for tomorrows lunch too)
Saturday – Take a trip to Portland to explore this intriguing area, stopping of course at Portland Bill. Take in the amazing gardens and Swannery at Abbotsbury as well as admiring Chesil Beach on your way back.
Sunday – Take a walk through the historic Undercliff from Lyme Regis to Axmouth, enjoying the stunning views and wildlife en route
These are just a few suggestions of the many things to do in Lyme Regis – to get more ideas, CLICK HERE for our free guide to Lyme Regis.
SPACE TO RELAX
Every bedroom is set up for relaxation, but don’t feel that you need to hide away in your room – we also have public spaces where you can spread out. The snug has comfy sofas where you can curl up with a book or the newspapers at any time of the day. Along the width of Dorset House is a large veranda where we serve breakfast when the weather is good. This space is also open to guests throughout the day with casual seating, sofas and a hanging chair to relax in (and blankets and patio heaters should the temperature dip)
EATING OUT IN LYME REGIS
Of course you will start the day with a great breakfast – our personalised menus change every day to take in both seasonal ingredients and your dietary requirements so you can rest assured that your first meal of the day will set you up well.
For the rest of the day, we have such a vast array of restaurants in this renowned foodie corner of Dorset that you could eat at a different restaurant each night with choices from high end tasting menus to typical pub grub. And should you not feel like heading out for dinner, you could choose our local cheese and wine option to enjoy at Dorset House.
To find out more about where to eat in Lyme Regis, CLICK HERE to read our blog post on the best places to eat.
If you’re tempted to stay for longer this summer, rest assured that we will do everything we can to look after you and ensure that you enjoy your stay. For instance, whilst our standard rooms are quite small, we can store your luggage for you once you have unpacked to help create more space.
HOW TO BOOK A LONGER STAY IN LYME REGIS
Our goal is always for our guests to leave Dorset House feeling better than when they arrived, so if you’d like to relax for a few days here this summer, either contact us on 01297 442055 to discuss your requirements or CLICK HERE to check availability on our booking site.
Have a great summer!
Lyn & Jason