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Bed & Breakfast

Arty BnB By the Sea - Bed & Breakfast in Dorset

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The Little Place Silver Street, Lyme Regis, DT7 3HR, Dorset
England, United Kingdom

Candida & Hugh Dunford Wood Visit website Check availability
+44 (0)7852 255773(mobile)

Gaze on the Golden Cap from the sheltered veranda, stroll to the cafés and restaurants of Lyme. Painters and travellers will love this B&B

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Hugh & Candida – busy, travelled artists and environmentalists – make this place very special. You'll be at ease in a blink if you go for easy-going, arty, ramshackling in places, inspiring in others. Revel in the creativity of it all, from Hugh's bold paintings and wallpaper to great homemade bread and jam. You share the dining room, the lawn and veranda (with a nod to Cape Cod), looking sideways to the sea and Golden Cap, and could help in the veg garden. Rooms don't have sea views but plenty of comfort and charm; one has a handsome four-poster; both have brand new shower rooms. Plenty to do in Lyme on foot; forget the car.

No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Wireless internet access available.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Bikes available
On the premises to hire or borrow.

Local points of interest from Candida & Hugh Dunford Wood:

Local points of interest from
Candida & Hugh Dunford Wood:

  • Lyme Regis is a foodie's paradise: Coombe St Bakery is a good place for coffee, snack lunch, all newspapers and groovy tunes; Harbour Inn on the Marine Parade for sups & occasional disco; Hix Fish and Oyster Bar in the Langmoor Gardens for best treat.
  • The River Cottage Canteen in Axminster is also popular, or you can prebook a Fearnley-Whittingstall meal 10 minutes away at the River Cottage HQ.
  • In season, we recommend mackerel fishing trips. Don’t forget the Marine Theatre & our Deco cinema, and in Bridport there’s the Electric Palace for comedy, cinema, gigs, and the Bridport Arts Centre has a theatre and exhibitions.
  • Bridport has a great Saturday market with many junk stalls, and a lesser version on Wednesdays. From Easter until September there’s a car boot sale 3 miles out west at Rousden.
  • The Trad Jazz Festival in the spring, Lifeboat Week in late July, the Lyme Lympics of Alternative Games, followed by Carnival Week in early August. The Lyme Regis Artsfest is in September, and biannually the Dorset Art Weeks.
  • Best sand is by the Cobb, but it gets crowded. Try Monmouth beach far down west, also a good fossil pavement here at low tide. Best fossils toward Charmouth, but only at low tide – we have a tide table. Don’t forget mini golf in the gardens.
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"The Arty B&B is a magical place - a beautiful house with a glorious garden. You feel as if there is nothing but trees between you and the sea, but in fact the bustling high street is just a minute away. Hugh and Candida are charming hosts - you soon feel like an old friend. The Blue Room where I stayed was really beautiful; breakfast on the verandah with toasted homemade bread and lovely jams was gorgeous. I'll definitely stay again!"

Jane - London, United Kingdom

July 2016
"We had the most wonderful weekend staying with Hugh and Candida in their magical home! Our room was fabulous (Red Room), the breakfasts were perfect (on the veranda), and Lyme Regis was truly a delight. They made us feel most welcome, and we'd love to visit again and again!"

Dale - London, United Kingdom

May 2016
"Best chocolate, banana, walnut and oat flour cake ever! "

Nicola - bristol, United Kingdom

March 2016

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  • 2 Doubles
Price:(i) £110 per night

Booking info:

Minimum stay: 2 nights. Please check owners' website for availability before enquiring.


Restaurant 5-minute walk.




The Little Place Silver Street, Lyme Regis, DT7 3HR, Dorset

B&B 2 Double rooms
Price: (i) £ 110 to £ 110 per night
Candida & Hugh Dunford Wood Visit website Check availability
+44 (0)7852 255773(mobile)