Proprietor : Mariko Speer

Sanctuary Bookshop
65 Broad Street
Lyme Regis, Dorset DT7 3QF

01297-445815 (shop & B&B)
01297-443653 (evening home)

Please note : We find it very difficult to answer the phone, or hear the phone ringing around 17:00 - 21:00, because of our Children's routine.
Please leave a message on our answerphone with time, date and your number, or email us, or ring after 22:00 to make sure.
If we are unable to take your call in time....We will get it back to you as soon as possible, if before 21:00. If you don't mind me ring you back later, please let me know in your message.

From London by Train and Bus

South West Train from London Waterloo to Axminster (via Woking and Salisbury. Destination will be Exeter St David or Plymouth).
Please make sure you get in the first 3 coaches. Train often separates at Salisbury.
Train takes approx 2 hrs and 45mins.
Then X51 or X53 bus from Axminster station. This runs every hour to meet the London train. Time to Lyme : 15-20mins.
Get off the bus at the Post Office, top of the High Street. Walk down the same side of the pavement to the bottom.
We are next to the Art shop.

Contact Us...

How to get here...

If you don't hear from above address in 48hrs,
I may be away or haveing PC problem.
Then please enquire to the Bookshop.
or ring us.

Sorry we take no pets...

From London by Car : the quickest. Aprox 3.5 to 4 hours.

M3 to A 303 via Salisbury. (pass Stonehenge on your right!) .Pass Ilchester Round about, Pass Yeovil. Get Off A303 towards Crewkerne. If you reach Ilminster, you have gone to far... Go through the Crewkerne town centre, down towards Axminster. ( do not follow the bend towards Chard!). When you reach A 35, turn down by the right side of Hunter's Lodge Pub, into Lyme Road. Then just come all the way down until bottom of Lyme High Street. When you see the Town Square with Clock Tower, we are opposite on your left.

All B&B enquiries to :

About Lyme


From Exeter Airport

Catch the bus to Exeter Bus Station (approx 15mins) Then take the no. 53 bus to Lyme Regis. (Approx : 1h 15mins). Get off at the Post Office.This bus runs every 2 hours.

Alternative: Train from Waterloo to Dorchester South station (via Reading and Bournemouth, destination Weymouth.), then from the station, No 31 bus to Lyme, taking just over 1hr.
When you come from this direction, we are just opposite from your bus stop at Lyme Regis Town Square.