september, 2019

08sep10:00 am4:00 pmBelmont House Lyme RegisOpen Weekend

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Belmont House in Lyme Regis

Belmont House in Lyme Regis opens it’s door to the public one weekend a year in September.  The rest of the year it is only available to book to stay in.

This fine 18th-century maritime villa in Lyme Regis is listed Grade II* and once belonged to the remarkable businesswoman, Mrs Eleanor Coade who devised a formula to mass produce architectural embellishments. More recently Belmont was home to world-famous author, John Fowles, author of The Magus and The French Lieutenant’s Woman.

The Landmark Trust have restored Belmont to its appearance in Mrs Coade’s day. Here you can sit – and indeed write – in John Fowles’s former writing room with its wide views of sea and sky. In the garden there is a Victorian observatory tower, with hatch and revolving roof. Most of the long garden is left wild (Fowles was a keen naturalist) and it tumbles down to the esplanade, with a pebble beach and the Cobb beyond.

Free Admission and leaflets on the building’s history.
Not all parts are accessible

You can read about my visit to Belmont House in Lyme Regis here

More about Landmark Trust events here

Ample parking in the Holmbush car park just 100 metres away. DT7 3HX

Time

(Sunday) 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location

Belmont House

6A Pound St, Lyme Regis DT7 3HZ

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Clare Flipflops or WelliesHi! I am Clare and I live in glorious East Devon with my family. I love finding new places to explore in the West Country as well as further afield. I hope you enjoy reading and taking inspiration from my blog.

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