Old Monmouth

Lyme Regis, Dorset
Bed & Breakfast


Tudor house full of colour and stories, a hop from stunning Lyme Bay. French country style rooms, fruity breakfasts and generous hosts

Bedroom

4 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 8

The
Experience

Tudor townhouse with a colourful past – The Duke of Monmouth, Oscar Wilde, a box of love letters found after WWII American soldiers stayed… Tony and Alex have loved discovering the history and bringing this old house back to life. They’re a creative, immensely likeable pair and their vintage finds from French trips abound. Bedrooms are romantic with lavender-scented drawers, tea trays, perhaps an antique gilt mirror, Liberty wallpaper or flame-pink cushion. There’s a summery breakfast room, wood fires burning bright all winter and orchids in every corner. Walk along The Cobb, explore the coast path; sailing, great restaurants, famous gardens too.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

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

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 3pm
Check out
By 11am
Booking restrictions
Pass to nearest car park provided.
Closed
Christmas, Easter and summer holidays.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Meals
Pubs/restaurants 2-minute walk.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £95
Surcharges
Cot available.
4 Doubles
From £95

Reviews

Wonderful stay at the Old Monmouth! Great location within Lyme Regis -- close to the sea wall and great restaurants. The room was well appointed and extremely comfortable. Tony and Alex are great hosts, and the breakfast is fresh and delicious. Definitely would stay again.

Dax, Austin

A wonderful stay at Old Monmouth. The bed was very comfortable and I loved the deep window-seat. Tony is a very attentive host and makes delicious breakfasts - do try the homemade marmalade. I'd also highly recommend the local vegetarian restaurant; I am still dreaming about their delicious take on Queen of Puddings.

Emily, Oxford

The Old Monmouth was perfect for our large family holiday! Such lovely rooms and communal Spaces and a fantastic kitchen for us to cater for 10! Tony and Alex made a special effort to decorate it with flowers as they were aware it was my parent’s 70ths which was lovely touch and we were greated with wine as a welcome! We could walk to the beach and all the local amenities and there was lots of information in the house about walks, where to go etc. The whole place was so clean and comfortable, had a lovely atmosphere and ideally located. We are seriously thinking of booking again!

Sharon, London

The Old Monmouth was extremely clean, comfortable and welcoming. All the facilities are excellent and the lounge (s) were an added bonus, all this contributing to a thoroughly enjoyable week. I would highly recommend "The Old Monmouth"

John, West wickham, bromley, kent

This was my second visit to Lyme Regis and staying at Old Monmouth. I was visiting the area for a friend’s wedding and was glad to hear that Old Monmouth had a room available for me as I had enjoyed my stay there so much last time. I managed to find time to go on walks in the local area this time which Tony and Alex were great advising me on. Just as last time the Old Monmouth was immaculate. This time I stayed in the Cobb room which had great views over the local area and toward the sea. The breakfast was delicious. I would not hesitate to recommend the Old Monmouth

Luke, London

Just spent a wonderful couple of nights here. Great hosts, so welcoming

Elizabeth, Tehidy

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Tony & Alex Kossykh-Bearman

  • Walk behind St Michael's Church, which is directly in front of the house and enjoy the most stunning views of the Jurassic Coast, including Golden Cap, Chesil Beach and Charmouth.
  • Take the Southwest Coast Path along bridle paths both east and west of Lyme Regis and country walks, including to famous Ware House, where The French Lieutenant's Woman was filmed, Cannington Viaduct near Uplyme, Axe estuary, Lambert's Castle and many more
  • Explore the thriving food scene of West Dorset, including Dorshi in Bridport and The Club House in West Bexington. Or stay in Lyme and sample the best it has to offer: The Alexandra Hotel Restaurant, Hix Oyster Bar, Millside Restaurant and Tierra Kitchen.
  • Fossil hunting at its best! Explore beaches around Lyme Regis, which are part of England's first UNESCO World Heritage Site and the best place on the Jurassic Coast to unearth your own fossils, no matter if you are a beginner or a keen fossil hunter.
  • Discover Lyme Regis, there are plenty of independent shops and galleries. We have an abundance of events throughout the year, from the Fossil Festival in April to Regatta Week in August, the Folk Festival in September to our Jazz Festival in May.
  • Come back to The Old Monmouth and enjoy a good book or a magazine in our guest snug with a cup of tea/coffee or a glass of wine. Our wood burner makes autumn and winter evenings so cosy.