Countryside and coast

No need to choose between countryside or coast – Mulberry House has it all. Just a winding walk from lovely Lyme Regis, yet dropped as casually as a pine cone into woodland and wildflowers, this is the place to rest and recuperate, to explore and experience the joy of nature and the love of family.

Waves and woodlands

Will it be waves or woodlands this year? Perhaps you don’t need to choose. Dropped into a world of Dorset hedgerows, high trees and winding lanes, Mulberry House is crafted from the same stuff as Enid Blyton stories. But it’s also just a winding walk along the banks of the Lym to the beach huts and blue cliffs of Lyme Regis.

Get everyone down to the Jurassic Coast and get reacquainted over long drinks in front of burning logs. At mealtimes, there’s a dining table of improbable proportions, so everyone can bond over a banquet. Cater for yourself in our state-of-the-art kitchen, summon our chef, or just dive in to our drop-off meals.

Walk off your excesses in the landscaped wildflower garden. Wander out to the terrace, glass in hand, to lap up the woodland views. Gather for games in the living room. Sleep deeply in the rural hush in six individually furnished bedrooms.

Renovated and furnished to exacting standards, Mulberry House offers a blank canvas of simple luxury onto which you can etch your own indelible memories.

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Living Spaces

Life at Mulberry House is elegant and easy – a world of simple, minimalist luxury married to 18th-century grandeur and sophistication. Tactile textiles abound, in cool, clean, block-painted walls and wooden floors. Squishy sofas invite coffee and crosswords. Homely rugs inject a happy warmth.

Life here revolves around the open-plan kitchen/diner. There’s space to gather around the giant farmhouse table, to laugh and relive the day and plan for tomorrow over a pitcher of wine and a plate of braised chicken and beans.

After dinner, get the fire crackling in the living room and crack on with cards, games and stories, or gather round the giant TV for a family film night. There’s space to be apart here, too, with toys, books and DVDs a delightful diversion.

Cooking and Dining

Under the spotlit ceiling, chop and chat in the fabulous open-plan kitchen/diner. At your disposal are an electric range double oven, induction hob and microwave. There’s a butler sink, but the dishwasher might be more attractive after a tipple or two.

If you prefer resting to roasting, options abound. Shout for our chef and you’ll enjoy anything from a specially prepared meal to a fully catered holiday using fresh local ingredients. Why waste time washing up? We’ll do that, too. Alternatively, we’ll simply drop delicious dishes off and leave you to it.

Out and about, River Cottage Restaurant in Axminster promises a seasonal taste of celebrity dining. You can sink an oyster or six at Hix’s, while a 40-minute drive gets you Michelin-starred dining in Dorchester. There’s heartier fare on offer at the Red Lion in Axminster or the Talbot Arms, just a windy-laned stagger away.

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Bedrooms

Sleeping 12-14, Mulberry House’s bedrooms have an individual and simplistic elegance served with a side order of woodland views and rural silence. You’ll be squabbling over a super king, three king-sized and two twin bedrooms. Two z-beds complete the nocturnal options.

Four of the rooms come with en-suites, two have Jack and Jill bathrooms and one makes use of the family bathroom. So a long soak won’t lead to short tempers.

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Children Welcome

Just a 30-minute walk away from the endless pleasures of Lyme Regis and the South Coast, you’d be forgiven for wanting to head straight for the sand, but at the same time there’s enough for all ages at the house – inside and out.

When the kids have had their fill of movies, music and books, let them loose in the gardens to soak up the sun and the fresh southern air while challenging each other to a stretched out game of football – or boules.

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What People Say

What People Say

"We had a wonderful week at 'Mulberry', it is ideally situated for exploring the Jurrasic coast and immediate countryside. We had intimate family dinners in the kitchen and spralling lunches around the dinning table. The multimedia/cinema room afforded a great evening location for the film buffs amongst us. The memorable ' Mulberry' experience will stay with us for a long time and we hope to return soon" - The Reilly-Stit Family
"What a stunning house! The setting is amazing and the house has been beautifully renovated to a very high standard. We had a very relaxing and comfortable weekend by the sea, I couldn't recommend it more” - The Stewart Family

Jump on the Jurassic trail

Jump on the Jurassic trail and try fossiling in Charmouth, set sail or fish for sea bass in Lyme Bay. Take to the tennis courts in the village, meet puritan preachers and shipwrecked mariners on a Lyme ghost walk, or find home-cooked, home-grown happiness at the River Cottage Cookery School.

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