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Sanctuary Bookshop and Booklover's B&B

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65 Broad Street The Sanctuary Bookshop, Lyme Regis DT7 3QF England
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#20 of 42 B&Bs / Inns in Lyme Regis
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Friends of friends had stayed her a couple of times and recommended it. We arrived just as the storm was kicking in and it was very wild outside, dramatic as our room looked out to the sea. We had taken up the offer of being able use their garage about a 7 min walk away following the stream. This was a bonus as we didn't have to think about car-parking charges -but take note it really is only suitable for small cars, ours is a Micra. The sitting room has lots of dvds and a larger tv than in the bedrooms, national and local papers too. The kitchen breakfast room is just off it. Its possible to make drinks at any time or use micro-wave etc if you dont want to eat out. There is a fridge too but it was rather stuffed full of things already. Books everywhere. up staircase, on landing and of course in the bedrooms. Room clean and bed comfortable but no real hanging space for things, just a stand which was fine for our brief stay but maybe not if you needed to have things look tidy. Breakfast the standard english and variations, plus kippers and scrambled eggs (very good). There is a continental too this was a bit disappointing, long life croissants and baby brioche (generous portion though) and only one piece of salami, 2 different pre-packed cheeses. There was yogurt too but a pre-sweetened one. We ddint try the Japanese breakfast that has to be ordered ahead a day or so but would next time So breakfast a bit mixed and it would have been lovely to have had a bit more fresh fruit. Markia is really warm, very helpful and thoughtful. Our friends had the smaller but snugger room and were very comfortable but no sea view in that one. Only 2 rooms and each has it's not en-suite bath room/toilet, all very clean. We would definitely stay again, but his b and b wont suit people who like a conventional b&b. If you like quirky this excellent value.
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I went back to Mariko's place this year. She is such a wonderful host, always providing the best communication, keeping the place clean and delightful, and cooking a delicious breakfast. I would highly recommend this B&B for your stay in beautiful Lyme Regis. Mariko is the best host! Thank you, Mariko!
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We have been coming to Lyme Regis for years and never knew of this little gem. It really is something different really quirky with all the books but we loved it. The hosts Ron and Mariko couldn't have been more lovely or welcoming. Would definitely recommend especially for book lovers.
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Ron and Mariko are wonderful hosts. We recommend you consider the Japanese breakfast (although the English and other options are pretty woderful too). All are served with smiling, elegant efficiency. The rooms are wonderfully comfortable and cosy and there is no shortage of something to read. Guests are welcome to use the sitting room and kitchen during the day and as a family of five this is a boon if you might need to heat up milk or make some emergency toast. The B&B has its own door but you can come and go through the bookship when it is open; one feels part of it, somehow. The sea is so close you could throw a cricket ball into it and we couldn't think of a nicer place to stay in Lyme.
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After staying at the Sanctuary in 2012 with my sister from the US, I was keen to take my family there and we had two lovely nights at the B&B between Christmas and NY. We got back home only for my sister to ask if we could go to Lyme Regis and the Sanctuary a week later when she was visiting! So, two short stays there in just over a week, and both very enjoyable. As others have said, it's above a bookshop and is full of books, which makes it unusual; the steps up to the rooms are twisty and not good for anyone with mobility issues. But, there are so many positives that I wouldn't consider staying anywhere else in Lyme. The rooms are comfortable, and the front bedroom and the sitting room on the floor below offer gorgeous views of the sea. The bathrooms are not en suite but they are large and are very clean. We were very pleased to have opted one morning for the Japanese breakfast made by Mariko. She and Bob (a former astrophysicist) are friendly and happy to dispense tips on the town. If you're looking for a conveniently located, pleasant and clean B&B - not to say reasonable - this is one for you!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sanctuary Bookshop and Booklover's B&B
Which popular attractions are close to Sanctuary Bookshop and Booklover's B&B?
Nearby attractions include Cellar 59 (0.04 miles), Lyme Regis Philpot Museum (0.05 miles), and The Town Mill (0.07 miles).
What food & drink options are available at Sanctuary Bookshop and Booklover's B&B?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Sanctuary Bookshop and Booklover's B&B?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Whole Hog, Red Panda Lyme Regis, and Town Mill Bakery.
Is Sanctuary Bookshop and Booklover's B&B located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of Lyme Regis.
Are there any historical sites close to Sanctuary Bookshop and Booklover's B&B?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The Town Mill (0.07 miles) and Belmont (0.3 miles).