Our Location

10 mins from beach and 5 mins drive to River Cottage

About our location

A mile from the sea, on the Dorset/Devon border, in the picturesque village of Uplyme, on the Jurassic  Coastline, famous for beaches, footpaths and fossil-hunting. The Studios and the Barn boast a tranquil yet convenient location, just a stroll away from the village green (with playground, tennis court and village shop) and a picturesque 45-minute walk along River Lym to the seafront in Lyme Regis.

There is no end of interesting places to visit, all within easy reach by car. Fossil hunting on Charmouth beach, taking the miniature train at Beer or the tram at Seaton, exploring Thomas Hardy’s ‘Casterbridge’ (Dorchester), Forde Abbey, and many National Trust sites.

Outdoor activities include Coastal and Country walks, golf, sailing, horse riding, fishing, bird watching, and many more.

The East Devon Way is just at the end of the driveway, opening an array of walks from your door. Turn left across the field to join the walk into Lyme Regis. Turn right and within minutes you access Prescott Pinetum, beautiful woodland with some ancient trees and on to Trinity Woods Nature Reserve with its network of footpaths and cycle tracks. Straight ahead takes you under the picturesque viaduct and on to the hamlet of Ware, where you can join the  South West Coast Path. From here, follow right on the Undercliffs path towards Seaton or left, through National Trust land with glorious far-reaching views of the sea. Here, take steps down to Monmouth Beach and stroll along the famous Cobb, surrounding the 13th century harbour,  famous for its literary connections, featuring in both Jane Austins ‘Persuasion’ and John Fowles’ novel & film ‘The French Lieutenant’s Woman’. Enjoy the sandy beach in Lyme and a swim in the sea or try fossil hunting on Back Beach.