The Lynches

West Lulworth, Dorset
+44 (0)207 4601528
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£370 - £500
per night
£2590 - £3500
per week

A traditional holiday house and utterly delightful. Roam in two acres of garden, play lawn games, soak up the views - fabulous for all ages


10 beds


5 bedrooms


Sleeps 10

Children welcome
Babies welcome

£370 - £500 per night

£2590 - £3500 per week

The Experience

Perched on the hill and tucked away up a track above idyllic West Lulworth, The Lynches has been a much-loved holiday hideaway for the Schneideman family for nearly 35 years. Stuffed full of vibrant ceramics collected in France, Suzanne’s own artworks and lots of unfussy antiques, the house is supremely comfortable. Downstairs an elegant sitting room, sunny dining room and well-equipped kitchen. Upstairs, double rooms and a twin lead off a long landing, an art gallery in itself. The largest is softly elegant in pink tones; the quirky little twin has colourful Indian cotton throws; there are three bathrooms with roll tops – one has a walk-in shower. Take time to write or spill out to gardens that call out to be explored – lawned terraces planted with thriving lavender, rosemary and euphorbias, a large enclosed grass games area, table tennis pavilion, croquet; in spring a blanket of primroses in the orchard. Wonderful walks to the spectacular rock arch of Durdle Door and along the coast. Legend tells of wild parties held here in the 1930s, with guests including Bertrand Russell. The happy vibe continues – it’s perfect for family gatherings.


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


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


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


Nightly price
from £370
Weekly price
from £2590
Damage deposit
1 House for 10
From £37010 beds5 bedrooms


Booking information

Check in
From 4pm, please get in touch for early check in
Check out
Other details
Minimum stay: 5 nights. Cot & highchair available at no extra cost.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Pub/restaurant 5-minute walk.


We had an excellent and wholly memorable week at The Lynches and could not have enjoyed it more: it is such a delightful and charming home in a very rare and splendid setting. We could happily have spent the whole week watching the light change in the valley. Jules was extremely welcoming, kind and helpful. We were very glad to meet her and to enjoy her stories about the history of the village and the area. We hope very much that there will be an opportunity to return to The Lynches before too long but in the meantime will enjoy the memory of a week in a wonderful family home.


We have been having family weeks together for a number of years and everyone said that this was the best ever. The spacious house was like an art gallery. The children loved the outdoor facilities, especially the trampoline and table tennis. We could walk everywhere , avoid crowds and enjoy this beautiful part of Dorset.

Mary, Wantage

What a lovely house in a fantastic location. Spacious, well equipped and with a view from the front to die for. The owners and the housekeeper were very helpful and we could not fault anything. Book it now to enjoy like we did.

Mike, New Maldon

The Lynches is the perfect house for a wonderful family holiday. We stayed for one week. Our family of three generations ranged from 18 months to 63. The home had everything we could have wanted both inside and out. The location was perfect and a great time was had by all.

Jenny, Southwell

I just wanted to say what a wonderful time we’ve just had staying at your house, The Lynches again; it really is a respite from 21st century madness! It was reassuringly the same comfortable place and we thoroughly enjoyed cooking, playing tennis - rather badly, and generally enjoying the views from the terrace of the garden and surrounding countryside.


We all had a wonderful time in your beautiful home in West Lulworth. The Lynches is a very special place and we have many lovely memories of the time spent there. It was just perfect for our four generations to be together. I'm not aware of any disasters but we did use some of your apples and store cupboard ingredients to make a delicious apple crumble and custard. Many thanks again for letting us share your delightful home.

Olwen, England

Date of arrival 12/08/17 Dear Michael & Suzanne, We arrived home today following a marvellous week in your beautiful house and wanted to express our sincere thanks for allowing us to share your home. It is difficult to find the words to express how we felt "at home" from the minute we stepped into the hallway - exploring every room , each with its own charm, was a delight. The tennis court was another source of enjoyment together with the nooks and crannies we discovered around the lovely garden. So, once again, thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Jean & Richard


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Michael & Suzanne Schneideman

  • Our 'Isle of Purbeck" Dorset coastline has been the inspiration of Thomas Hardy and for writers and artists to the present day. It remains probably the most spectacular and unspoilt in the country. If you saw 'Far from the Madding Crowd' you have the idea.
  • We are just a 10 minute stroll from the sea at Lulworth Cove and walking distance from the famous Durdle Door limestone arch and adjacent sandy beaches or take a short drive over Whiteways Hill to Kimmerige Bay - famous for Jurassic fossils and beaches.
  • Although the Lynches is a great place to relax in its secluded 2 acres, with its enclosed grass games area with croquet lawn, large trampoline, pavilion with table tennis and football net, there's lots of space to let off steam.
  • We love to cook and our kitchen is equipped to professional standards. Besides the Aga cooker there is an electric cooker and ancillary gas rings, three fridge/freezers, microwave, liquidiser, food processor and a full 'batterie de cuisine'.
  • Our round dining room table seats 10 comfortably and there is a huge marble table outside for barbecues and 'al fresco' extravaganzas of lobsters and crab (fish shop in the cove). Walk it off next day with a stroll to the Sailors Return at East Chaldon.
  • Lovely places nearby: Moreton (DH Lawrence lovers), Abbottsbury's Subtropical Gardens, Hardy's cottage, Kingston Lacey House, Studland's superb beaches, Worth Matravers' unique Square and Compass pub and, of course, spectacular walks everywhere.