A heady, hearty, soul-warming mix of dogs and logs here hangs over a private beach on the spectacular Jurassic coast where Devon meets Dorset. Get 14 of your finest folk together and swap stories around glowing log fires, run your dog on the beach and sink into the sunken hot tub.
Fusing contemporary and traditional, Jurassic View pulls light in from the panoramic windows, invites you to stay out late on the sun terrace and stares longingly out across to cerulean seas from an estate of just the 300 acres. Pour yourself a Prosecco and take a seat in the sunken firepit for a night under the stars.
Cook fish fresh off the boats at Lyme Regis on the range cooker in the fully equipped kitchen or put your feet up and call in our caterers. Wow your followers with Instagram images posted over the BT Infinity broadband, break out the board games, sleep in 600 thread-count cotton, and wake to breakfast on the balconies.
Your two acres of private garden amid a 300-acre estate of pasture and woodland takes you down steep footpaths to Charton Bay where cerulean seas wash against white pebbles. Swim and snorkel in clear waters, then pop back up for sunbathing on the south-facing terrace and walks around the espalier-style orchard.
Eat on the terrace with steak from the coal barbecue. Stay out under the stars in the sunken, six-person hot tub. And towel off and talk the night away beneath the trees in the built-in firepit circle.
Beautifully fusing traditional and contemporary, Jurassic View provides spaces for being a part of things and for being apart. Coastal light floods in through the panoramic windows as you plump up the cushions, perk up the fire embers and settle back in the company of hotel guests you chose yourself.
Get together in the living room amid calm, contemporary colours for games, books or banter. Convene in the lower-ground media room to catch movies on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. Dip out to the sun room to enjoy the garden all year round. Or cue up a few frames of pool in the games room.
Raid the bookcases, load up ‘Gram-worthy shots over the BT Infinity broadband, and warm your toes in front of the woodburners after a day on the beach. At Jurassic View, life flows smoothly between inside and out through the French windows as you pour another Nespresso and kick back amid the cavernous comfort.
You’ll feel right at home on the range cooker in the fully-equipped, contemporary kitchen. But if you don’t, don’t worry. Our chef’s on hand for a one-off celebration or fully catered break. Tuck into fresh fish from the boats at Lyme Regis or into takeaways from Herbie’s, Poco Pizza or Lal Qilla.
Stock up the fridge from Tesco and Deli Weli with quality reds and whites from small, independent growers from Hillside Wines. Eat around the 14-seater in the kitchen-diner with light flooding through the French windows, or out on the terrace in the south-facing sunshine with choice cuts from Rawling’s butchers on the coal barbecue.
A ten-minute walk from Branscombe Beach, the 14th-century Mason’s Arms offers an award-winning restaurant, locally brewed ales and free parking. Head to the thatched Wheelwright Inn in Colyford for dirty fries, confit duck log, and fishburger and chips. Or visit the best fish restaurant in the UK by Mark Hix at The Oyster & Fish House.
Tuck into global dishes such as Lebanese-inspired shoulder of lamb or vegetarian and vegan delights off the huge wood-fired grill at Baroque. Enjoy local British seafood at Millside. Try bao buns, salmon teriyaki and salads at Red Panda. Or just cod and chips from Lyme’s Fish Bar on the Beach with the smack of salt on your lips.
Cocooned in over 300 acres of pasture and woodland, and with the sea washing up on the beach below, Jurassic View gives you a peaceful piece of paradise in which to shut out the world. Wrap yourself in 600 thread-count sheets and wake to the call of birds and the prospect of breakfast on the balcony.
Pick the master bedroom for the four-poster kingsize, TV and the terrace. Freshen up in a full private bathroom with bath and walk-in shower. Meanwhile, the Blue Room comes with a kingsize bed, full en-suite bathroom with bath and walk-in shower, terrace and TV, and the White Room offers a kingsize, en-suite shower room and cot if needed.
Kids get their own en-suite shower room in the Twin Room, but the Bunk Room’s the show-stealer, with two kingsize beds complete with single bunk above each. For those struggling to sleep, the games and media room’s next door.