The Thatch – Elsdon Cottages

Located in Lyme Regis

The Thatch - Elsdon Cottages is a beautiful single-storey thatched cottage on the outskirts of Monkton Wyld, sleeping 4 guests in 2 bedrooms and is pet-friendly.

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Pet Friendly: 2


The Thatch provides comfortable, quality accommodation for couples and families in a wonderful location. One of three holiday properties on this site, located on the grounds of a 17th-century former manor house at Monkton Wyld, just north of the A35 on the Dorset/Devon border. The pretty West Dorset seaside town of Lyme Regis is about 3.5 miles to the south and the attractive East Devon market town of Axminster, home to Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's popular River Cottage shop and restaurant, is about 4.5 miles to the west. This property is ideally suited to those seeking a countryside location close to the sea, or for walkers who will be drawn to this wonderful location by the wealth of walking countryside right on the doorstep. Visitors wanting to explore the local area will find themselves well placed to easily access the many attractions of East Devon, West Dorset and South Somerset.

This single floor thatched cottage comprises an open plan sitting room with a cosy log burner, a well equipped fitted kitchen and an open dining area. A small conservatory/sunroom extends the living accommodation to provide the perfect spot to sit and enjoy a morning cup of tea in the sunshine. With the two bedrooms also on the ground floor, this cottage is additionally well suited to those with limited mobility or those holidaying with very young children. There is a small seating area with furniture outside the cottage. Guests also have access to six acres of grounds, including wild meadows and a small lake (coarse fishing allowed) and are free to wander and enjoy the abundance of wildlife that is encouraged by the welcoming owner.


All on one level. Ground floor: Open plan sitting room with TV/DVD/video/CD and log burner, dining area and open plan fitted kitchen with electric cooker, fridge/freezer, microwave and dishwasher. Small sunroom/conservatory. Bedroom 1 with a king size bed. Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Bathroom with bath, shower over bath and WC. Free use of a shared utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer on-site.


Open seating area with furniture as well as access to six acres of grounds including meadows, woods and lake.


Off-road parking for two cars.


  • Included: Bed linen, central heating, first basket of logs, Wi-Fi. Travel cot and high chair (subject to availability) available on request.
  • Optional: Towels available at an additional £6.00 per person (order when booking).
  • Pets: Two well behaved dogs welcome in public areas of property only (not bedrooms). Pet Charge: £30.00 per pet per week.
  • Facilities: Shop: 1 mile. Pub: 1 mile.


Cot Available
Ground floor bathroom
Ground floor bedroom
Ground floor facilities
High Chair
Off road parking
Pet Friendly
Real Fire
Washing machine



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Area Details

Lyme Regis

Lyme Regis, nicknamed 'The Pearl of Dorset' lies on the World Heritage Jurassic Coast and is near Charmouth and the Devon border. Lyme Regis is a historic seaside resort and fishing port and boasts breathtaking scenery, making it a resort for all seasons. The town is famous for its fossils, often found on its beaches and cliffs. In fact, it was in the cliffs that the famous Ichthyosaur was discovered by Mary Anning, the daughter of a local fossil collector. She went on to find a complete Plesiosaur and the well-preserved remains of a flying reptile. Book a fossil walks with local experts to ensure you are both safe and full of knowledge by the end. The famous harbour wall known as 'The Cobb' featured in the film and novel of The French Lieutenant's Woman.

Lyme Regis is a great place to eat out and has a wide variety covering the globe as well as price. From traditional fish and chips to Asian fusion, Indian, Italian, Spanish and British. For foodies try Robin Wylde and their amazing taste menus. The Whole Hog will have you feeling full with excellent roasts while Red Panda offers Asian as well as a traditional British menu. For a proper wood-fired pizza try Pocco Pizza.

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