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Fjall | Luxury Self-Catering Retreat | Fishpond, Lyme Regis, Dorset

Fjall

Fishpond, Lyme Regis, Dorset, UK

Settled on the hillside of a soaring wooded valley and influenced by foreign principles of simple living, Fjall brings together the very best of the world beneath its raw, exposed timbers. With faded pink plaster walls and swirling concrete floors flowing from room to room, this luxury self-catering hideaway with views of Charmouth and the Jurassic Coast would be as comfortable amongst Morocco’s vibrant riads as it is in rural Dorset.

Introduction

Conceived by a textile artist and inspired by the principles of Japanese Wabi Sabi, here is a home where age is honoured and flaws celebrated; repurposed flint stone from the site’s original dwelling (captured forever in Lucien Piassarro’s painting of Fishpond, High View) makes up the front wall of Fjall, while inside the natural patterns of plaster and knots of wood are proudly showcased throughout. Designed to be a restful escape framing the climatic valley views towards the coast, this unique self-catering retreat is a luxury abode which will both ground and inspire all who reside within.

Inside

Revealing the bones in its structure, the beauty of this Dorset dwelling lies in its timeless honesty. Antique Indian furniture sits beside mid-century Ercol, balancing the span of time while keeping stories alive and giving them new life. Time is easily spent in this harmonious dwelling and, with the double-height lounge and hallway letting those extensive views stream in, one could easily feel as though they’re floating above the trees over a morning coffee. Earthen tones, unique artworks and handwoven textiles designed by the owner complete Fjall’s uncomplicated aesthetic.

Outside

Set high in a woodland overlooking Charmouth and the Jurassic coast, the south-facing decking is a difficult place to prise away from. Accessed through floor-to-ceiling sliding doors from the lounge, step into the sun as it rises across the horizon, before a family breakfast of buttered crumpets and sweet Dorset jam on the al fresco dining table. For those in search of solitude, just 50 metres up the lane a bench set within a private clearing offers quiet contemplation overlooking the valley and sea; for those in search of sandy toes and ice creams, the seaside town and beach of Lyme Regis is just a short drive away.

The Facts

  • SleepsUp to 6 guests
    From £1,550 per week, £1,195 per short break
  • Alternative group optionUp to 2 guests
  • Bedrooms and bathroomsOn the first floor of Fjall is the master bedroom, featuring king-size zip-and-link bed and en suite bathroom with standalone egg bathtub and separate rainfall shower. There are two further bedrooms on the lower floor with sliding doors onto the balcony; one double and one bunk, which share the family shower room.
    View bedrooms
  • PetsSorry, no pets
  • Arrivals and departuresArrival Day: FridayArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10amTimes may vary due to Covid-19 requirements, please refer to your booking.
  • FamilyYes, children are very welcome. One cot and one highchair is available.
  • PracticalitiesThere is one (fairly tight) private parking space beside the property, with further spaces on the road. The kitchen includes an electric oven and induction hob, microwave, toaster, large larder cupboard, fridge freezer, dishwasher and boiling water tap. There is also a utility room including a washing machine and tumble dryer. The house benefits from underfloor heating throughout. Due to the garden being access via the road and open woodland, children should be accompanied at all times. While pylons are visible from the property, it does not detract from the view. Please note, internet can be slow due to the rural location.
  • Homestay includesLuxury welcome hamper of local produce, Smart TV with Netflix, WiFi, Bluetooth speaker, classic Bialetti stovetop espresso maker, coal barbecue and fire pit, recipe books, logs and kindling to get you started...House book - your property and destination guideDiscover more little luxuries
  • Additional extrasA handpicked selection of unique experiences are available at this property.
  • Eco-friendlyAir source heat pump
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Small natural details are found all throughout this artsy self-catering home
Inspired by the principals of Wabi Sabi, Fjall celebrates the imperfect
The master bedroom is a relaxing cocoon overlooking Dorset countryside

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Lyme Regis

Hugging the Dorset and Devon border, Lyme Regis is the perfect location for both rural and coastal adventures with its large sweeping beach and easy access to miles and miles of rolling, patchwork fields.

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Lyme Regis

Getting there

  • On the Map Fjall is located in Fishpond, close to Charmouth Beach, Lyme Regis and Bridport in Dorset.
  • By Car The house is just over three hours from central London.
  • By Train The nearest train station is Axminster, just seven miles away, with regular trains from London.
  • By Air The nearest airport is Exeter, just 28 miles, or 40 minute by car, west of the house.

From the owner

“Fjall is all about visual connection to the outside. Below to the south lie Charmouth and the Jurassic Coast, behind is the ancient hill fort of Lambert´s Castle. The view is ever-changing, the sea can be anything from silver-grey to a deep blue depending on the time of day and weather.”

From the owner

We completed the house in 2021, on the site of an old ramshackle building dating from the 19th century. We were careful to respect the original dimensions from the road, partly to retain the lines captured in one of a series of paintings of Fishpond by Lucien Pissarro dating from 1915.

The rebuild was a major undertaking for us, we wanted to build an entirely modern property on the site while retaining a sense of the original stone, as seen in the external wall for example. Inside, we wanted to use tactile and pleasing materials with a focus on simplicity, hence the plaster walls and micro-crete floor.

Throughout we have used modern materials and design inspired by Wabi-Sabi principles, including handmade tiles in the bathrooms, an energy efficient woodburner and fluid spaces for work and creativity. Our favourite place in the house and gardens (and there are many!) has to be the wicker swing chair on the porch, it is such a lovely, secluded corner with the most magnificent view. In the mornings, the stairwell is filled with a magical light which falls on the raw pink walls and antique wooden panel, bringing us joy every time we stay here.

Majeda & Gary

Owner recommendations

Live like a local, discovering the best hidden gem restaurants, walks and attractions during your holiday in Lyme Regis with an insider’s perspective.

Hive Beach Café
To Eat

Hive Beach Café

Offering far-reaching sea views and fresh, local and ethically sourced produce, the Hive Beach Café is an iconic spot for sundowners and fresh crab sandwiches.

Lyme Regis
To Do

Lyme Regis

Wonderfully nostalgic and filled with traditional seaside charm, Lyme Regis is the perfect day out with fossil hunting on the beach, swimming, fish and chips and of course, ice cream.

Browse Bridport
To Do

Browse Bridport

Famous for its markets and independent shops, Bridport is a haven for antique hunters. Head to the Vintage Quarter for boutique gems and one-off finds.

Electric Palace, Bridport
To See

Electric Palace, Bridport

For live music, poetry slams and stand-up comedians, it has to be this art deco 1920s cinema stage in the heart of Bridport. Be sure to check the calendar and book ahead.

Guest Testimonials

Beautifully decorated, in a very peaceful setting and the house had everything we could ever need. The decor is just fantastic, including the beautifully designed and luxurious blankets! We had no idea how close we would be to such stunning beaches, fantastic coastal views plus the abundance of foodie places in nearby beach towns. Fjall is an oasis of calm with nothing but birdsong each morning and amazing views overlooking the hills out to sea. Thank you.

Unique extras

Enhance your stay with a unique experience from one of our preferred suppliers. From professional in-house chefs to luxury at-home spa therapists and wine delivered to the door, see what’s on offer for your bespoke escape.

Press

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