“HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS”

This cottage really looks like a mushroom and is a pretty landmark and tourist attraction as you come into Lyme Regis in Dorset, England. I used to live in Lyme Regis and I went to school there.

This photo was taken in Lyme Regis in Dorset, England. This cottage is called ‘Umbrella Cottage’ but when I lived in Lyme Regis as a teenager we called it ‘Mushroom Cottage’. It was built in 1810.

Lyme Regis (pronounced /ˌlaɪmˈriːdʒɪs/) is a coastal town in West Dorset, England, situated in Lyme Bay, on the English Channel coast at the Dorset-Devon border. It is nicknamed “The Pearl of Dorset.” The town is noted for the fossils found in the cliffs and beaches, which are part of the Heritage Coast—known as the Jurassic Coast. The harbour wall, “The Cobb”, features in Jane Austen’s novel Persuasion, and in the film and novel, The French Lieutenant’s Woman, by local writer John Fowles.

The coastal exposures along the coastline provide a continuous sequence of Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous rock formations spanning approximately 185 million years of the Earth’s history. The localities along the Jurassic Coast include a large range of important fossil zones. Many of the remains are well preserved, with complete specimens of several important species. Many of the earliest discoveries of dinosaur and other prehistoric reptile remains were made in the area surrounding Lyme Regis, notably those discovered by Mary Anning (1799–1847). Significant finds include Ichthyosaur, Plesiosaur, Dimorphodon, Scelidosaurus (one of the first armoured dinosaurs) and Dapedium. The town now holds an annual Mary Anning Day. A fossil of the world’s largest moth was discovered in 1966 at Lyme Regis.

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Featured in: ‘COTTAGE STYLE – COUNTRY LIVING’ August 10th, 2010
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LYME REGIS

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A self-taught, passionate photographer and writer – I love capturing beauty through the eyes of a camera. I have self-published 13 books, all non-fiction except one. My books are real life human interest topics that I feel are worthy of reflection.

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Comments

  • Veikko  Suikkanen
    Veikko Suikkanenabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful place, show that the house is a genuine grass roof.

  • Thankyou veikko, yes it is a genuine thatched roof and a pretty place in Lyme Regis

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • Sheemz
    Sheemzabout 4 years ago

    Oh Charmiene, this is so lovely. You are totally making me homesick. Thanks for sharing this site with me. Hope all is well!

  • Thankyou so much for your comment Sheemz – how are you?

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • Marjorie Wallace
    Marjorie Wallaceabout 4 years ago

    This is just beautiful Sita. I would like to invite you to one of the group I host. I started this group about a year ago, then left it, then came back, but I think you will like it. It is called COTTAGE LIVING and you can access it by Clicking here then you will be able to add this gorgeous image. How perfect this would be to live here. Great capture!

  • Thankyou Marjie, yes I would like to put my photo in ….cottage living …. in fact I have a few more cottage photos – many thanks!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • Teresa Zieba
    Teresa Ziebaabout 4 years ago

    Wow, simply gorgeous Charmiene. Wouldn’t mind living there.

  • Thankyou Teresa, yes it is a cute cottage in Lyme Regis and a welcoming sight as one drives into the village

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • Marjorie Wallace
    Marjorie Wallaceabout 4 years ago


    We are happy to feature your beautiful work today in COUNTRY LIVING!

  • THANKYOU so much!!! I replied in the wrong box – and just saw it now!! xxx

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesabout 4 years ago

    So beautiful! Congrats on the feature!

  • Thankyou Angie, much appreciated!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • JUSTART
    JUSTARTabout 4 years ago

    beautiful shot, lovely cottage

  • Thankyou so much, I really appreciate your comment!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • walstraasart
    walstraasartabout 4 years ago

    Very beautiful, excellent work!

  • THANKYOU so much!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful place and capture!

  • Many thanks Ray, very much appreciated!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

  • RAY AGIUS
    RAY AGIUSabout 4 years ago

    Very nice colours and the place is beautiful…..well done Charmiene………

  • THANKYOU so much!!!

    – Charmiene Maxwell-batten

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