CHARMING PROPERTY IN THE GROUNDS OF THE IMPRESSIVE ROUSDON ESTATE This spacious Grade 2 listed property part of the former stable block retains many of its original features and is set within the magnificent 350 acre Rousdon Estate with its Mansion Chapel Gate Lodges gardens and direct access to the Axmouth to Lyme Regis Undercliffs. The Jurassic Coast England s first natural World Heritage Site ranks among the Great Barrier Reef and the Grand Canyon as one of the wonders of the natural world. Visit nearby Lyme Regis with its unspoilt seafront sheltered beach and array of shops and places to eat or why not enjoy a boat trip from the ancient harbour. The village of beer with its caves and sheltered bay the seaside towns of Seaton and Sidmouth Axmouth with it s Axe Estuary pretty Branscombe and numerous National Trust properties and gardens are all easily accessible by car. Other attractions include Crealy Adventure Park Axe Valley Wildlife Park Seaton Tramway and Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium. The accommodation offers THREE bedrooms: 1 double room looking over the estate with en-suite shower room with WC 1 twin zip-and-link bedroom (which can be a double on request at time of booking) and 1 bunk bedroom. Also upstairs is a small chill out area for children with toys and games accessed via steep stairs. Bathroom: with shower over bath and WC. Lounge/diner: with flatscreen TV DVD iPod docking station and hi-fi. Kitchen: with electric oven and hob microwave fridge/freezer dishwasher and washer/dryer. Outside: please be advised that this property does not have its own garden or outside space. Amenities: parking for 2 cars in car park very close by. Bed linen towels electric central heating and Wi-Fi included. 2 dogs welcome (dogs are not permitted upstairs) there are plenty of walks around the Estate dogs are to be kept under control when walking on the Estate. Regret no smoking. Location: beach 3.5 miles shop and pub 1 mile. Arrival: 3.30pm.
The 'cottage' was in a lovely location on the Rousdon estate - very quiet and peaceful - but the presentation was really disappointing. In particular, no hairdryer was provided and there were no instructions for the central heating ( the clocks also seemed to have been set incorrectly and there were some baffling instructions on one of the sets of controls). We also could not find the visitors' book for comments or the remote for the DVD player but in the event it didn't matter as it was unusable (everything had a reddish cast), and the towels in one of the bedrooms did not appear to be clean. Most disconcerting of all, the kitchen window and one of the sitting room windows were peppered with small holes which appeared to be hits from an air rifle.
Lyme Regis (3mls W), Dorset