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Featuring free WiFi, Dower House Hotel offers pet-friendly accommodation in Lyme Regis. Torquay is 28.6 miles from the property. Free private parking is available on site. The Dower House Hotel has a heated outdoor pool which is open from the start of May to the end of September.

There is a private bathroom with free toiletries and a hairdryer in each unit.

Dower House Hotel also includes a terrace. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar and restaurant.

Exeter is 23 miles from Dower House Hotel. Lyme Regis is 3 miles away. The nearest airport is Exeter Airport, 18 miles from Dower House Hotel.

The Dower House Hotel is a low carbon usage hotel having a Biomass boiler for heating and hot water and utilising Solar panels for electricity generation.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.3 for a two-person trip.

Dower House Hotel has been welcoming guests since 11 Nov 2011.

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.4)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Gluten-free

Free private parking available on-site


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Property questions and answers
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  • I know its early days and we wish you luck. My husband is desperate for a swim, do you think the pool may be open?
    Thank you! Our pool will be open to one couple at any one time. We have a booking system in the hotel. Guests can change in their room! Rosemarie
    Answered on 1 July 2020
  • Is dinner available at the hotel?
    Dinner is not regularly available at the hotel but we can arrange private dining for parties of 6 adults or more with advance notice.
    Answered on 2 March 2022
  • Hi Do you have any overnight storage for a bike? we would like to bring 2 bicycle
    No problem at all, we can lock them in our large storage shed! Best wishes Neil
    Answered on 22 September 2020
  • Are dogs allowed? Would we be able to bring two dogs? If so, are there specific rooms?
    Yes we are dog friendly in 6 of our rooms. Our dog friendly rooms are the ground floor Anning Suite, the Gould, Somers, Hardy, Monmouth and Peek rooms..
    Answered on 3 May 2022
  • Looking for somewhere to stay for 2 nights at the end of March, we will have an 8 month old little boy. Would it be ok to bring our own travel cot?
    Hello thank you for your message! yes you may bring your own travel cot! Thank you Rosemarie
    Answered on 1 December 2021
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Hosted by Neil & Rosemarie

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Neil & Rosemarie
The Dower House Hotel is a 9 bedroom boutique hotel 2 miles to the west of Lyme Regis. The hotel is located in a Victorian country house which was substantially renovated by Neil and Rosemarie. Not only is the hotel set in a beautiful part of the world but it is also a large carbon usage property utilising environmentally friendly energy through its Biomass pellet boiler and PV solar energy system. The hotel has a heated open air swimming pool which is open between April and September. The hotel bar has been renovated to a contemporary design. Private dinner parties are proving particularly popular for family or friend groups where a private dining experience can be enjoyed in the dining room. Why not consider us for your special function or even your wedding. The hotel is also very private and is a great location for a private business meeting or executive away day. Dogs are welcome in a number of the hotel rooms and the bar but are not permitted in the dining room.
We purchased the hotel in the spring of 2014 with the vision to transform it into a high quality boutique hotel with a friendly and homely atmosphere which compliments our personalities. Both our grown up children George and Emily help us in the business and we believe that this adds to the home from home experience that we aim to create at the hotel. We both enjoy meeting our guests and socialising. Neil is a chartered accountant who has spent many years working in the hospitality industry and Rosemarie has had a career spanning both The Houses of Parliament and the NHS. Neil plays golf and cricket locally and is a big sports fan. He is also a keen historian and wargamer. Rosemarie enjoys dancing, great food and nice clothes.
Lyme Regis is one of the best known coastal tourist locations in England. It first became popular in the late 18th century and the author Jane Austen visited with her family on a number of occasions. The town is particularly famous for the number of fossils found there, one of the first well known fossil hunters to live in the town was Mary Anning. Today there are excellent walks, beaches and restaurants to enjoy in Lyme Regis as well as the fossils! The Dower House hotel is the closest hotel to the famous River Cottage HQ restaurant and a number of other very good restaurants and pubs offering a high standard of food are nearby. To the west of the hotel the new Jurassic Coast visitor centre has opened in Seaton in 2016 and the beautiful fishing village of Beer is only a short drive away together with the many other lovely coastal towns of Dorset and Devon. If golf is your interest both Lyme Regis and Axecliff golf courses are nearby and special rates are available to Dower House guests.
Language spoken: English
Property surroundings *
Quality rating rated the quality of this property as 4 out of 5 based on factors such as facilities, size, location and services provided.
Facilities of Dower House Hotel
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Garden view
  • View
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun terrace
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Coffee machine
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.
  • Golf course (within 3 km) Additional charge
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Fruits
  • Wine/champagne Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Bar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Luggage storage
  • Babysitting/child services Additional charge
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • Designated smoking area
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
Outdoor swimming pool
    Free! All pools are free of charge
  • Seasonal (Temporarily closed)
  • Opening times
  • All ages welcome
  • Heated pool
  • Pool with view
  • Shallow end
  • Pool/beach towels
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
  • Fence around pool
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
Languages spoken
  • English
Sustainable initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel

House rules

Dower House Hotel takes special requests - add in the next step!


16:00 - 23:00


09:30 - 11:00


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Extra bed upon request
£35 per child, per night
Cot upon request
£10 per child, per night
3+ years
Extra bed upon request
£35 per person, per night

Prices for cots and extra beds are not included in the total price, and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in

Maestro Mastercard Visa American Express Dower House Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.

The fine print

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Please inform Dower House Hotel in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

Swimming pool #1 is closed from Sat 01 Oct 2022 until Fri 31 Mar 2023

FAQs about Dower House Hotel

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Dower House Hotel by:

    • Car 40min

  • Check-in at Dower House Hotel is from 16:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

  • The prices at Dower House Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. Find out the details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Dower House Hotel is 3 miles from the centre of Lyme Regis.

  • Dower House Hotel offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Golf course (within 3 km)
    • Swimming Pool

  • Guests staying at Dower House Hotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 10.0).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Gluten-free
    • À la carte