It was Henry Peek's great-grandson Sir Francis Henry Grenville Peek who commissioned the building that is now our beloved Dower House Hotel. It was built to house his mother-in-law, hence the name Dower House, or Dowager House.
The Peek Room is one of our 'Superior' rooms, with southerly views, and a bath and shower in the en-suite.
The Anning Suite is named for Lyme-Regis' very own Mary Anning. In 2010, the Royal Society listed her as one of the top ten British women who have most influenced the course of science. But why?
Nowadays, we have all heard of the famous 'Jurassic' coast, but in Mary Anning's day the subject of fossils, and what they could mean for the history of life on this planet was in its infancy. It was Mary Anning who discovered the first correctly identified Ichthyosaur, plus a great number of other discoveries related to the evolution of marine biology.
Our Anning Suite is our prestige ground-floor suite, with its own separate lounge area in addition to the bedroom and the en-suite.
This room has a separate fenced-off seating area and its own separate access. The indoor seating area in the Suite also has a double sofa bed, making this room ideal for families.
In light of James Scott's grisly fate, we respectfully request that any treason being plotted in this room is kept extremely secret!
Like the Cobb Suite, this can be a family room, as it has a super king size bed, which can be set as twin singles, and a double sofa-bed settee.
This concludes our mini series on the rooms of the Dower House Hotel. We hope you've enjoyed it!
In case you missed them, you can find part one here. And part two here.