Worth getting out of bed for
Unfurl your chequered blanket in the grounds – by the wild lake, koi pond or on the manicured lawns. If you’re feeling a bit more energetic, walk to the Blackdown Hills and find a shady spot in the woods. Lyme Regis has four beaches to choose from: Back Beach, Church Beach, Monmouth Beach and Town Beach. The best walks are right on the property’s doorstep – turn right out of the house and walk into the woods. Spend an afternoon in Lyme Regis – go on a fossil walk, a boat trip, visit the aquarium (www.lymeregismarineaquarium.co.uk), or simply stroll around. Go for a hike in the Blackdown Hills, and reward your efforts with afternoon tea in a cosy café afterwards. Spend some time in the games room, perfecting your chess moves and snooker skills.
Stop for lunch and a pint at the Globe Milverton on Fore Street, a cosy pub that's had a smart refurb and boasts a tempting menuy (www.theglobemilverton.co.uk; +44(0)1823 400534). Sample the home-made sausages at the Culm Valley Inn (www.culmvalleyinn.co.uk; +44(0)1884 840354).
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