The Landmark Trust Public Open Days - Belmont
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.
The building will be open between 10am & 4pm on Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th September 2021.
Entry is free but tickets need to be pre-booked via EventBrite: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/belmont-lyme-regis-public-open-days-tickets-154400832045?aff=ebdsoporgprofile
Belmont, 16 Pound Street, Lyme Regis, Dorset DT7 3HZ
Sat 18 Sep 2021 and Sun 19 Sep 2021