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Zephyros | Modern Luxury Self-Catering Home | Lyme Regis, Dorset

Zephyros

Uplyme, Lyme Regis, Dorset, UK

Settled high atop a ridge on the Dorset-Devon border with a feeling of floating in the clouds, Zephyros overlooks miles of undulating valleys and arcadian hills, with the Jurassic coast sparkling to the south. A luxury self-catering home designed entirely to showcase Mother Nature from all aspects; spend days immersed in shifting light and rolling skies, children happily occupied between the indoor heated swimming pool and playground.

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Introduction

Sat within the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this modern self-catering home is a refreshingly peaceful escape. A zingy, contemporary aesthetic with high ceilings and enormous windows gives a sense of infinite space, all while ensuring comfort and enveloping warmth. In one direction, woodland filled with harmonious birdsong stretches down towards the sea and Lyme Regis, while to the other, hills hiding artisan vineyards and neat smallholdings (including River Cottage HQ) fold onto one another in a patchwork of sunshine yellow and emerald green.

Inside

Lofty ceilings and windows offering glimpses of the world from all angles surprise around every corner in Zephyros and, whether gliding through the warm water of the indoor swimming pool as the sun rises or reclining in the master bedroom’s en suite standalone bath tub as the stars scintillate above, here is a luxury home where the heavens are welcomed in with enthusiasm. The colours throughout reflect those of the drifting Dorset skies; greys, whites and blues are accented with bursts of sunset pinks and oranges, connecting guests to all four of England’s kaleidoscopic seasons.

Outside

Bordered by woodlands and wildflower meadows, the one acre of lawn stretching out from the back of Zephyros was designed with families in mind. An adventure playground (including a trampoline, swings, slide and climbing frame) ensure children are entertained for hours, while parents can relax into a well-earned Martini on the patio. With the Dorset coast within touching distance, days fossil hunting and wave jumping are guaranteed here, so with buckets, spades and a cool bag full of treats collected from Miller’s Farm Shop, spend happy days with toes buried in the sand before returning to watch night descend from the al fresco dining area.

The Facts

  • SleepsUp to 12 guests
    From £5,995 per week, £4,795 per short break
  • Bedrooms and bathroomsOn the ground floor of Zephyros is one double bedroom with super king-size bed and en suite with shower room. There are another three double bedrooms with super king-size beds on the first floor, two of which feature en suite showers and WCs, and one with en suite bath looking out across the Dorset countryside, shower and separate WC. There are two further bedrooms on the first floor with zip-and-link beds, which can be made up as super king-size beds or twins as required; one has an en suite shower room and the other features an en suite bathroom with shower-over.
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  • FeaturesHeated indoor pool, cinema snug, children´s play area with swings, trampoline and climbing frame, table football
  • PetsOne small well-behaved dog is welcome on prior request
    Pets are charged at £60 per week or part thereof
  • Arrivals and departuresArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10am
  • FamilyYes, children are very welcome; a cot and highchair are available.
  • PracticalitiesThere is parking for up to six cars on the gated, private driveway. The contemporary kitchen includes two large ovens, an induction hob, combo-microwave oven, two dishwashers, two large fridge-freezers, a washing machine, tumble dryer and that all-important Nespresso coffee machine.
  • Homestay includesLuxury welcome hamper including local wine, Sky TV, DVD players, sound system, gas barbecue, WiFi internet, iPad, pool towels and fluffy robes...House book - your property and destination guideDiscover more
  • Private cateringSeeking a celebratory dinner or fully catered escape? Our recommended caterers will work with you to create personalised menus for your stay. Details are shared through our house book on confirming your booking.
  • RetreatsFrom foraging weekenders to crash courses in cold-water therapy, our bespoke retreats bridge the gap between luxury and back-to-nature philosophies. Create a hand-crafted stay that puts connectivity at the fore.
  • Eco-friendlyGround source heat pump and eco air ventilation system
  • RestrictionsParties considered on prior permission from the owner, fireworks are not permitted in the grounds
  • Other informationProperty terms and conditionsFrequently asked questions

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Enjoy a spa-like experience in the master en suite bathroom

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Lyme Regis

Sitting pretty right on the Dorset and Devon border, Lyme Regis flaunts a picture-perfect promenade, sweeping beach and regular fossil discoveries making it one of the country´s best-loved coastal destinations.

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Lyme Regis
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Getting there

  • On the Map Zephyros is located on the Devon and Dorset border, three miles equidistant between Lyme Regis to the south and Axminster to the north.
  • By Car Three hours from central London.
  • By Train The house is two hours and 45 minutes by train from London Waterloo direct to Axminster, the nearest train station, which is just under four miles away.
  • By Air The nearest airport is Exeter, 25 miles away with a journey time of approximately 30 minutes.

From the owner

“Our favourite place in the house is the lounge with its fine southerly views through the large glass windows. In the morning, the light can catch the sea which reflects like glass and looks nothing short of spectacular.”

From the owner

We started building Zephyros in early 2019 and it took most of two years to complete. From the outset, we wanted the house to complement its beautiful location and to take in the wonderful coastal vistas from the principal rooms. Our priority has been to make a spacious, restful, healthy living environment utilising the best of modern design.

We hope you enjoy the internal pool-house, which has been designed to provide Caribbean-temperature swimming conditions throughout the year. The extra-large sliding windows can be opened up on warm, sunny days providing easy access to the large patio and wraparound garden.

After staying in a number of holiday homes over the years, we wanted to create a space where large groups can enjoy time spent together but also with space to be alone if required, as well as having all the mod cons available for a comfortable stay no matter the weather (as well as minimising chores as much as possible!).

Our favourite spot for a morning coffee is on the large oak dining table in the family room, where there are views to the south over trees to the sea. If it's a warm morning, slide open the doors to the large patio area outside and let the sound of the dawn chorus wash in as you wake with the day.

The Maddox 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.

River Cottage, Axminster

To Eat

River Cottage, Axminster

Just five minutes away by car, dine at Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall´s eco farm, where fresh, homegrown produce and communal dining is the name of the game.

Beer

To See

Beer

Not the drink, but the picturesque town surrounded by white chalk cliffs in the Jurassic Coast UNESCO World Heritage Site, where fishing boats bring in the finest mackerel around.

Charter a boat, West Bay

To Do

Charter a boat, West Bay

Bring home fish for supper and head out to sea with West Bay Charters. Lyme Bay is famed for its excellent fishing conditions year-round, so what will it be, bass, whiting or plaice?

Lyme Bay Winery, Axminster

To Eat

Lyme Bay Winery, Axminster

If handcrafted, artisan tipples are your thing, then a visit to the Lyme Bay Winery to sample the fruit wines, meads and rums is a taste adventure not to be missed.

Guest Testimonials

There are big houses and there are beautiful houses, and then there´s Zephyros; big and beautiful! Thank you for providing the perfect place to celebrate an important birthday with three generations from across the UK. We all had a wonderful time and felt very welcome and looked after.

Zephyros is a great house and the owners clearly want to ensure their guests have a wonderful time. We’ve stayed here before, but our expectations were exceeded again by the lovely Christmas decorations and the amazing hamper. Thank you!

This was an absolutely incredible weekend at Zephyros. This was the first time we had considered doing something in the UK with the whole family so I was a bit nervous about taking the plunge - boy was I wrong! The house was stellar, the attention to detail impeccable and the location out of this world! My extended family had such a wonderful time we´re all still feeling the post-holiday blues over a week after we arrived home!

A stunning property in a beautiful location, everything was just perfect. Thank you for a lovely stay. The property was the perfect backdrop for a family birthday, thank you.

We had an amazing time in your superb home. The best ever. Exactly what I envisioned for our family celebration. Loving the properties we have stayed with your excellent organisation.

We enjoyed it so much we want to book the house for next year, same dates. Thank you for such a memorable stay in a truly incredible property. We can´t wait to return next year.

We had a great holiday in your fantastic property, thank you for allowing us to stay. We really enjoyed exploring Lyme Regis and all it had to offer. Great location with lots of beaches just a short drive away!

Zephyros has been beautifully curated and well thought out. The facilities are excellent and we had the best time in your gorgeous property. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

An absolutely fabulous property stunning in every way; a wonderful weekend away for all of us. The house had everything and more than we could of asked for and helped us celebrate my husbands birthday.

The property was brilliant - totally exceeded expectations and made for a great family holiday experience. The whole booking process was great with every step was explained clearly and questions were dealt with quickly and efficiently.

The house was of the highest standard and was faultless. A great combination of style with perfect functionality. The property was perfect and the housekeeper was very helpful.

It was a wonderful property, well equipped to a high standard and there was nothing that we needed that was not there. We had communication with housekeeper, who was even kind enough to bring a printer, so I cannot compliment them enough on the service they provide. It is a truly stunning location.

Just the most amazing property, beautifully furnished and equipped. The owners should be complimented on the way the house was contemporary yet homely. The thought, the detail and the furnishings that had gone into this property can only be described as incredible. We have used Unique Homestays a number of times and have never been disappointed.

Unique extras

From private chefs to luxury at-home spa therapists and adrenalin-fuelled retreats, once you’ve booked your stay we’ll introduce you to our owner-recommended suppliers to create a truly bespoke, memorable escape.

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