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Montana | Luxury Self-Catering Eco Home | Lyme Regis, Dorset


Lyme Regis, Dorset, UK

Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Montana is perched in a serene hillside location with dramatic vistas over an ancient wooded valley. Just two miles from Lyme Regis, this luxury self-catering eco-friendly home was designed by award-winning architects, with first-class luxuriating in mind. Flawless craftsmanship, clean lines and understated elegance combine to flaunt a contemporary Nordic style, setting the scene for an inspired escape.


Rest and relaxation will be order of the day at Montana, an impressive wooden abode on the Dorset-Devon border. Comprising two handsome timber dwellings with an eco-friendly design, the house is perfectly in-keeping with its surroundings, rich in natural beauty. The timber façade is clad with Western Red Cedar, with triple glazed glass panels bringing the lushness of the outside in. Bespoke oak furnishings, concrete project floor tiles and wood panelled ceilings with pendant lighting give a stylish Scandinavian appeal to this unique self-catering Dorset home. 


What better way to ignite inspiration than from the ever-changing views surrounding this utopian alpine-esque hideaway? Sleeping up to 10 people and two dogs, mornings at Montana are all about long lie-ins and breakfasts in bed as the trees gently whisper outside. Even showering is an al fresco affair, with glass walls giving an immersed-in-nature appeal. The stylish interiors offer an attractive setting to while away the days whatever the weather, children can explore the grounds or play a game of Jenga on the deck, while grown-ups enjoy the serenity of the home and its location or simply relax around the roaring living room fire with a novel. 


Set in an acre of enchanting woodland valley grounds, Montana possesses a unique location. Wildlife aficionados will love to set up camp on the sunny deck with a Devonshire cream tea spread to observe the circling buzzards, wandering deer and wild horses who too call this home. With brilliant cycling and walking routes on the doorstep, stroll through Harcombe Bottom and Dragon's Hill to the golden sands of the dramatic Jurassic coastline, where history-hungry children can hunt for prehistoric fossils and frolic in the lapping waves until sundown.

The Facts

  • SleepsUp to 10 guests
    From £2,195 per week, £1,795 per short break
    Day hire options are available
  • Alternative group optionsUp to 6 or up to 8 guests
  • Bedrooms and bathroomsIn the main house is one ground floor double bedroom with king-size bed and en suite shower room, and one ground floor zip-and-link bedroom which can be set up as a super king or a twin, in addition to the family bathroom with overhead shower, and a separate WC. On the first floor in the main house is one further double with king-size bed and one zip-and-link bedroom, which each share a shower room. In the annex lodge is one first floor zip-and-link bedroom with en suite shower room.
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  • PetsTwo well-behaved dogs are welcome
    Each pet is charged at £60 per week or part thereof
  • 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. A travel cot and highchair are available.
  • PracticalitiesMontana has parking for up to five cars on the drive. The house has many mod cons including an American-style fridge-freezer, dishwasher, microwave, Nespresso coffee machine, induction hob, two ovens and washer-dryer. The annex lodge is available for the full group option and includes its own kitchenette. Dogs are very welcome, but guests may want to note that Montana sits in an acre of grounds which are not fully enclosed. Due to the rural location of the property, the internet speed is not ideal for multiple devices or remote working; consider it part of the charm.
  • Homestay includesLuxury welcome hamper, bottle of the owner´s favourite wine, Smart TV with Freeview and Netflix, beach towels, luxury White Company toiletries, underfloor heating, iPad, WiFi internet, gas barbecue, linen, towels, 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-friendlyTriple glazing, underfloor heating, zinc roof, air source heat pump, solar panels, solar thermal hot water
  • RestrictionsParties considered on prior permission from the owner
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The open-plan kitchen at Montana makes cooking a social affair
Montana is an eco-friendly luxury self-catering Lyme Regis
The windows frame the views from the first floor super king-size zip-and-link

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Lyme Regis

Well placed on the Dorset and Devon border, Lyme Regis has the best of both worlds for curious visitors; from fossil-filled beaches to notable places of interest and miles and miles of stunning countryside.

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Lyme Regis

Getting there

  • On the Map Montana is located on the Devon and Dorset border, just two miles from Lyme Regis.
  • By Car Three hours from London.
  • By Train Two hours and 45 minutes by train from London Waterloo direct to Axminster, the nearest train station.
  • By Air The nearest airport is Exeter, 25 miles away.

From the owner

“Montana is our ‘grown-up’ modern day tree-house! Set in an enchanting wooded valley yet only a ramble away from Lyme Regis - a World Heritage Site on the Jurassic coastline - this is our place to escape and kick back amidst an amazing wildlife-ensconced setting.”

From the owner

Montana was built in June 2014 after an 8-month renovation project by award-winning architects. Set in an area designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, we think it is situated in the most beautiful location in Dorset and Devon.

The house provides an open-plan living environment with full access to the stunning views; the living rooms and bedrooms afford unrivalled views of the dramatic valley, huge sliding glazed doors open up the living space to a large timber decked area, and there are even long linear windows in the showers so that you can look at the landscape and sky while you shower!

There are some beautiful walks from the doorstep of the house, taking you through Harcombe Bottom, Dragon's Hill, Horseman's Hill, and Furze Hill Plantation down into Lyme Regis. 

The house has been enjoyed by children, family and friends, who have all loved the cycling, walking, relaxing, and simply enjoying Lyme Regis and the local pubs and restaurants. Everyone loves the location; the ever-changing fir tree views and the abundance of wildlife and birds in the wild gardens. 

The McGrath Family

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.

The Stable, Bridport
To Eat

The Stable, Bridport

This restaurant has large refectory-style tables in a big stone stable. Order pizza or pie at the bar, and wash down with one of their 30 delicious ciders. A great place to chat, eat and join in with the general banter of the room.

Accessible Trails
To See

Accessible Trails

Home to coastline, moorland, farmland and ancient woodland, Devon and Dorset are in every way attractive and varied. The beauty of the country and coast brings people from every walk of life to enjoy a breath of fresh air. 

To Do


With a number of beaches to choose from, Weymouth really is a slice of the traditional British seaside; complete with with its Georgian architecture along the esplanade, donkey rides and Punch & Judy shows to entertain young and old.

Fossil Hunting
To Do

Fossil Hunting

All along this stunning shoreline, made famous in the classic film The French Lieutenant’s Woman and the TV series Broadchurch, molluscs and brachiopods hidden in rocks encourage geologists, holiday walkers and families to enjoy a scenic fossil-search.

Guest Testimonials

Having just returned back home, I just wanted to say what a wonderful weekend stay we had at Montana to celebrate a special birthday - over far too quickly. The house is divine and the setting beautiful, even on one of the wettest days for a long time, constant rain for 14 hours! Jenga and card games kept us all amused against the dramatic backdrop of the atmospheric, misty view. The owners deserve all of the accolades that have been given in the visitor´s book. Well done, we would love to return one day.

Sensational! We´ve never felt so pampered. The attention to detail from the design and build of Montana to every fixture and fitting is amazing. Not forgetting the gorgeous view!

The property layout was perfect for a group of friends to cook, eat and chat without being in separate rooms. The large glass doors onto the lovely private terrace was also a big influence as to why we selected this property, and we spent lots of time just taking in the views! Even when the weather wasn´t good we could all still look outside and not feel shut in.

What a treat to stay for a week in a thoroughly contemporary home. Carefully thought out and put together, with great attention to detail. We would love to try it out in the winter to see how its renewables work. Wonderful site and location with a good range of spaces, in and out for the extended family.

We had a thoroughly brilliant time staying at Montana. We stayed here for a 40th birthday celebration and it definitely served as an outstanding birthday venue. We had several days with gorgeous weather (cold yet sunny), so we managed to visit several stunning locations, just a short drive away. Durdle Door was one of them and it was stunning. On the slightly less sunny days, we went to a local swimming pool, which was great! All in all, we had an absolutely fantastic holiday that will never be forgotten. Thanks for providing a superb venue.

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.


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