Glebe House


Spectacular child-friendly gardens and glorious views on Devon/Dorset border. Wonderful for happy old-fashioned family hols


4 beds


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 5


The house, a former vicarage, stands by the village church. The gardens? Enid Blyton-heaven! There are two entrances: one for the owner, one for you. A long stone-flagged hallway welcomes you, with wall-mounted stag horns, fossils, fishing nets and beach gear, and logs for the fire. To the right is a ground-floor shower, ahead is a library recess, lined with books, DVDs and maps. The living room is cosy, its powder-blue walls bathed in light, with a dining area at the end and French windows to a terrace with barbecue and fire pit. The small kitchen, well-equipped, comes with a generous welcome pack. Further supplies can be fetched from the village shop. Furnishings are traditional with some wonderful antiques, and fresh flowers. In the lovely double bedroom, a super-king bed takes centre stage (until the eye is drawn to the views…) The children’s twin is packed with books and toys; the bathroom is family-size. Outside: a glory of herbaceous borders, paths and dens, a treehouse with secret staircase, a trampoline, lawn for croquet and ball games, a lazy hammock. The Jurassic coast beckons; lovely Lyme Regis is near.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4.30pm
Check out
By 10.30am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights on weekdays. 3 nights at weekends. 7 nights in high season. Short breaks available.
Christmas, New Year, 1 November - 17 March.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.


Nightly price
from £100
Weekly price
from £670
Extra beds £20 per week.
1 House for 5
From £1004 beds3 bedrooms


Amazing find. Perfect for our family with 3 primary aged children who loved the gorgeous garden and the extensive book & toy collection. The village (shop, pool, church, play area) has a real community feel and is near to NT properties and lots of beaches. Mark and Mary are generous hosts. Highly recommended!


glebe house is a wonderful place for family holidays with a big, lovely garden! mark and mary are very caring hosts, welcoming their guests warmly and with fresh flowers all around the house ! highly recommended !


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Mark Agnew

  • Jurassic Coast just 8 miles south. Wonderful fossil hunting. Lovely safe beaches at Lyme Regis and Charmouth for all the family. Visit the Charmouth Heritage Centre to learn about the fossils..
  • Visit the local market towns of Axminster and Bridport. Walk from Bridport to the sea at West Bay.
  • Forde Abbey is just 1.5 miles from the village and makes a lovely walk from Glebe House. This former Cistercian monastery is well worth a visit. And so is the nursery.
  • Sidmouth Folk Week is a unique celebration of music, dance and song in the charming Devon coastal resort.
  • The walking in West Dorset and Devon is superb. There are several long distance trails passing through the village and the coast path is spectacular.
  • There are many fine historic houses and gardens in the area, such as Montacute House & Mapperton.