Hip little studio in an area of outstanding natural beauty by the Jurassic Coast
Sleeps 2 + baby
Lovers of vintage design will adore this cosy hideaway, set in an acre of rambling gardens a short hop from the seaside. Jacobsen, Day, Rietveld; the big names are all here. The Studio may be bijou, but it’s a seriously beautiful space, open-plan, just a kingsize bed wrapped in Egyptian cotton and sheepskins slung over a 50s-style sofa. There’s a simple kitchenette for self catering and a private deck with a BBQ, surrounded by flowers, utterly peaceful.
For a drink or supper, stroll 5 minutes to the local pub. For Lyme Regis, it’s a 25-minute walk along a pretty riverside path to the famed Cobb harbour, shingle beach and gentle curve of Georgian houses. Be sure to visit Swim while you’re there, the coolest of beach cafés, serving fresh crab sandwiches. And don’t forget your walking boots for the dramatic Jurassic coastal path, with its hidden coves and vertiginous cliffs.
Getting here: drive or train to Lyme Regis then taxi (15 mins).
Electricity is powered by solar panels, and the studio is heated by a woodburner. The Ren toiletries are refillable, to prevent single-use plastic, and all cleaning products are Ecover.
- Meander a mile along the river into Lyme Regis to admire the pastel beach huts, mighty Ware Cliff and have a slap-up lunch at Hix Oyster House.
- Walk from Langdon Hill to Golden Cap through beautiful pine woodland and along the Jurassic coastline. Break for lunch at The Anchor in Seatown, and shop for your evening BBQ at Felicity’s Farm Shop.
- Day trip to lovely Bridport and West Bay (home to Broadchurch). On Saturday mornings there’s an artisan market, plus a vintage market on the first Sunday of each month. Breakfast at The Red Brick Café beforehand or lunch at Dorshi afterwards; both are excellent.