The Old Dairy House

Lyme Regis, Dorset
+44 (0)7973 655107

A family-friendly farmhouse in the wilds of Dorset, full of character and unfussy charm. Lyme Regis and the Jurassic Coast are close


7 beds


5 bedrooms


Sleeps 10

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

This is a real family home with a great break out space for children and teenagers, complete with table tennis and football. Meanwhile you’ll struggle to decide whether to read in the breakfast room, finish your novel in the library, admire nature from the garden room or go into Aga-overdrive in the kitchen.

You’re on the fringes of Uplyme in an AONB, so relaxed country walks are on the cards and there’s a pub in the village very handy for a pint afterwards. For good food it’s a 25-minute walk to Lyme Regis, a proper seaside town replete with sandy beach, independent shops, art galleries and plenty of history.

When the weather is foul you can light the wood-burner and watch DVDs in much comfort. The understated bedrooms are soothing places to recover from the day’s adventures, with the newly converted ground floor room useful for anyone who can’t manage the stairs.

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We think you'll love

  • A family game of table tennis in the old milking parlour
  • Al fresco meals on the sun-filled terrace
  • Walking along the pretty lanes into Lyme Regis
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You should know

  • You don’t get complete privacy at the front of the house, which overlooks a holiday let
  • You’ll need a car to get here and round about
  • There’s no superfast broadband


  • 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
  • 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

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
4pm-10pm Friday
Check out
10am-10am Friday
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Pubs/restaurants 2 miles.


Nightly price
from £350
Weekly price
from £2450
Damage deposit
1 House for 10
From £3507 beds5 bedrooms


This is a wonderful place - acres of space, with beautiful art work, comfy sofas/armschairs and three wood burners to keep you warm whenever you choose to settle. The kitchen has everything you need and the large dairy space with table tennis and table football was also great for coats, boots, shoes etc. A beautiful setting and an enjoyable walk into Lyme Regis - highly recommend.

Anne-Marie, London

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The neighbourhood

If the walk to Lyme – or perhaps the trudge home - doesn’t appeal, it only takes seven minutes by car. The town has something for everyone, from Hix Oyster & Fish House in gardens above the harbour, to sea-front fish and chips running the gauntlet of gulls. Fossil fanatics head to Charmouth Beach four miles away to seek out pyritised ammonites (or buy them at the gift shop). Broaden your gastronomic horizons at River Cottage HQ, two miles inland.

Local points of interest from Diana Hall

  • There's a World Heritage Site on your doorstep - the Jurassic Coast - so take your pick from fossil hunting in Charmouth at low tide , walking the Undercliff to Lyme Regis or exploring the impressive shingle structures and Fleet Lagoon at Chesil Beach.
  • Lyme Regis, 'The Pearl of Dorset', with its iconic Cobb, town beach and blue clay cliffs is hard to beat as a classic seaside town but Bridport & West Bay to the east and Beer, Branscombe & Budleigh Salterton to the west hold their own distinctive charms!
  • Food and drink buffs are spoilt for choice with The River Cottage, Trill Farm and Mark Hix's Oyster & Seafood restaurant nearby, try a tour of the Furleigh Estate vineyard or Black Cow distillery or simply potter around the many food festivals and markets.
  • For arts and culture lovers; walk in the footsteps of Thomas Hardy, Jane Austen or John Fowles, take in some local artists during Dorset Arts Week, enjoy the lively programme at the Marine Theatre, or visit Martin Clunes' cat & dog show at Buckham Fair!
  • Enjoy plenty of walks from the house, it's in an AONB, or hike and picnic at Pilsdon Pen, Eggardon Hill or Golden Cap. For gentler rambles check out world class gardens such as Abbotsbury, Forde Abbey, Barrington Court, Tintinhull, and Hestercombe.
  • For the active there's sailing, kayaking and paddle boarding or charter a rib or go mackerel fishing in Lyme Bay. Swim at Eype Mouth or Burton Bradstock beaches, walk high ropes or off road cycle at Go Ape or take in a leisurely round of cliff top golf.


Diana Hall

Warm and welcoming Diana lives and works in Bristol during the week, where her husband is a professor at the University. The Old Dairy House was their weekend bolthole – but now the children are grown up, they felt it was time for others to enjoy it. They built the Wainhouse on the footprint of another old farm building on the property. Diana is responsible for the beautiful gardens and the stylish interior design of both retreats, seeking out just the right furniture to complement the history and scale.