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Sanctuary Bookshop and Booklover's B&B

65 Broad St | The Sanctuary Bookshop, Lyme Regis DT7 3QF, England
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Only two bedrooms so very well looked after and private. Lovely local produce cooked from a wide selection of food on offer for breakfast. Use of lounge and kitchen for cooking own snacks and reading books or watching DVD. A home fro home. Lovely friendly host and hostess.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

A quirky b&b with very nice hosts. Breakfast was delicious. Very steep and narrow stairs so avoid bringing large bags if you can help it. We had a very nice time and wish we'd stayed 2 nights rather than 1.

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Thank KatieLM
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

I absolutely adored the Booklover's B & B. Mariko is a gracious hostess and gave me tips about purchasing a cheap cellphone with local SIM card before I even arrived (during our correspondence to book the room). I had the front sea view room and, because I was the only guest that night, had the sitting room to myself! The... More 

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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Had a relaxing 4 night stay with my partner at this B&B in late november. Can't recommend it enough... Mariko who runs it, does a fantastic job. Our room with sea view was lovely. The living room (available to all guests), also with a sea view, was very comfortable and we were told we could make use of the kitchen,... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

We've visited twice, and loved it both times. Bob runs the book shop below and his Wife Mariko runs the B&B above. We go fossilling locally and have to take public transport and they are understanding and flexible about luggage and check out. You can read their books and they offered us the use of the kitchen if we needed... More 

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southampton, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

The Sanctuary bookshop itself is a classic old-fashioned second-hand bookshop. Upstairs are two B&B bedrooms and a guest sitting room. Everywhere you look is crammed with books that you can't help exploring (and buying). The rooms are well equipped, tea/coffee, free wifi etc. The front one is larger and has the seaview but it is noisier. The back room is... More 

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Seaford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

just spent a couple of nights at this beautiful B&B, not only the accomodation is really special, the location is fantastic too - Mariko and Bob are welcoming, helpful hosts with great local knowledge

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here as a family of five, meaning we had the place to ourselves (there are two twin bedrooms, one single). It is above a charming bookshop and so close to the sea that you can lie in bed and hear the waves at night. The decor is charming, spotless and you are welcome to browse the books that... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We stayed at The Booklover's B&B for our 5th wedding anniversary, having had a wonderful weekend there 9 years ago and always planned to return. Bob and Mariko made us feel incredibly welcome, We were shown around the B&B by Bob, and were told to treat the B&B like our home while we were there. (as the owners do not... More 

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Worthing, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

A short stay in Lyme ,which we love and have visited many times before. We always feel welcome at the b and b and although the room is smaller the facilities are excellent. A welcome addition was a dressing gown which was great as I didn't bring mine! I love all the books and the quirkiness of the whole place!... More 

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