Nearly at an end of holiday postings :)
This is the cottage where we stayed in Uplyme about a mile from Lyme Regis. I would certainly stay there again - the decor and furnishings were superb, it was very well equipped and very clean.
View from decking at the rear of the house - was hoping to see Barn Owl and/or badger at dusk but sadly no sightings.
Secret Garden at the side of the cottage.
I thought this print in one of the bedrooms was superb. It shows the parish of Uplyme with details of interesting features and paintings of wildlife to be seen. Sadly, now out of print - otherwise I would have bought one!
David and I thought this was a Knight's Templar statue but the lady who owned it called it a "Gate Man". Have googled the term but can't find any references so if any one has information would love to hear it.
We took a detour to Dartmoor on the way home to visit Hound's Tor - an atmospheric weathered granite outcrop
This tor is said to have been the inspiration for Conan Doyle's story "The Hound of the Baskevilles" and one of the episodes of the BBC TV series with Bernard Cumberbatch as Sherlock was filmed here.
A two part story of Doctor Who called "Sontaran Experiment" was filmed here in 1995
About a quarter of a mile away there is a deserted medieval village which David and I wanted to visit but unfortunately we didn't have time.
A few photos of Dartmoor ponies around a nearby Visitor Centre - not easy taking pics as there were a lot of cars and people about!!
Finally, succeeded in getting one of the foal on its own.
It was a great holiday and we shall certainly return to the area as there is still a lot to see and do. I would also like to stay in East Dorset as there are a lot of places that side I would like to visit such as Durdle Dor and Lulworth Cove, Corfe Castle, Studland and Arne and Brownsea Island.
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