There’s something timeless about Lyme and the views from the south-facing windows here are spectacular: rolling hills, the town and the bay lie before you.
Sara and Ed live on the third floor with the rest of the house given over to their guests to come and go as they please. You’ll feel very well looked after, from afternoon tea served next to the open fire in the drawing room or in the garden on arrival, to gourmet breakfasts served at an antique table in the formal cream-and-blue dining room.
You can wander into town in 15 minutes – explore the many art galleries, look for fossils on the beach or wander along to the historic harbour. There are superb restaurants here too; Hix Oyster and Fish House is a 20-minute walk – you can easily get a taxi back.