Belmont Open Days

Lyme Regis, Dorset

Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 September 2017 - 10am to 4pm

No booking required.

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. 

We 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. Click here for location

For further information please contact Booking Enquiries. The Booking Office is open Mon to Fri - 9am to 5.30pm and Sat - 9am to 1pm.

We’d like to raise that due to the nature of our historic properties and their locations,  that some buildings may not be suitable for people with some disabilities or limited mobility.We do endeavour to accommodate additional access needs where possible. At this property you are able to drive down and drop any guests with limited mobility at the main house and then return your car to the car park. Please ask a member of staff on site if you need to do this.