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A 5* self-catering Grade II listed corner cottage set in 350 acre private estate

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

4 bedroom, 2 lounge Grade II listed house to sleep 8

Middlemist is a Grade II listed corner courtyard cottage, situated adjacent to the stately mansion house in the heart of Rousdon, an exclusive 350 acre private estate set atop the Devon and Dorset Jurassic coastline.

This beautifully restored and spacious dwelling can comfortably accommodate 8 (+2) people offering four double bedrooms (2 en suite) and a sofa bed. With its flint stone walls and exposed beams, traditional decoration but with all modern appliances it offers a truly wonderful setting from which to explore nature or simply relax with some rooms offering distant sea views.

Guests have access to the surrounding countryside and the half mile stretch of private beach perfectly fulfilling those with a sense of adventure as access to the beach is via a steep (but safe) cliff top path.

Rousdon is just a few miles from 'the pearl of Dorset' Lyme Regis renowned for its fossil hunters treasure trove and famous for its Cobb.

Extra Information: There is a car park to the front of the courtyard.

The BBQ is in the open garden which is behind the property accessed via the lounge French doors.

Occupancy runs from Friday to Friday (unless otherwise agreed), arrival is from 2.30pm, vacating by 10am.

Short breaks may be considered for any date if the property is not rented. Just ask!

Although the property comfortably suits 8 people a further two could be accommodated due to the sofa-bed in the upstairs lounge, bedding isn't provided for this, please state at booking if it is required.

Payment by on-line transfer preferred but cheques accepted.

Non-Refundable breakages deposit of £350 required which will be refunded within two weeks of departure (subject to satisfactory property inspection.

More Details

Owner
Liz Poulson
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 4, 2017

Amenities

Rousdon Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (terraced)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Ensuite Landseer - toilet , shower
    Ensuite Gilpin - toilet , shower
    cloakroom - toilet
  • Towels provided.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Landseer - 1 king , 1 baby crib , travel cot in wardrobe with mattress and bedding provided
    Herring - 1 double
    Tait - 1 double
    Gilpin - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Egyptian cotton sheets, duvets & covers provided.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Middlemist is a Grade II listed corner courtyard cottage, situated adjacent to the stately mansion house in the heart of Rousdon, an exclusive 350 acre private estate set atop the Devon and Dorset Jurassic coastline. This beautifully restored and spacious dwelling can comfortably accommodate 8 (+2) people offering four double bedrooms (2 en suite) (one with a sofa-bed) and two lounges. With its flint stone walls and exposed beams, traditional decoration but with all modern appliances it offers a truly wonderful setting from which to explore nature or simply relax with some rooms offering distant sea views. Guests have access to the surrounding countryside and the half mile stretch of private beach perfectly fulfilling those with a sense of adventure as access to the beach is via a steep (but safe) cliff top path.

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Absolutely spectacular!

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What an absolutely spectacular place to stay. I grew up in a house a few minutes away, so for my birthday my hubby found Middlemist was available for rent! I had wanted to share my childhood home with my family. Arriving at the property had huge memories. Middlemist is so beautifully and tastefully decorated and unbelievably comfortable. We immediately felt totally at home. There was nothing spared in furnishing the home down to the smallest details. It was very, very hard to leave. Liz Poulson who was our contact for booking and questions was absolutely amazing and so professional. She was attentive at all times. She took every effort to ensure myself and my family had all that we needed. We live in the States and on this trip had already moved from a couple of other accommodations, ending up here, tired and ready to head home. What we found was absolutely, idyllic, peaceful, comfortable and did I mention the kitchen is absolutely enormous. I 100% give this the 5 Stars it so deserves. Well done and thank you for making me so comfortable on my 50th! Simply the best. Such a peaceful stay and we will for certain be back! Outstanding.

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this! We are very happy your 50th was one to remember and that you got to share some of your childhood with your family. We look forward to accommodating you all again in the future!
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Exeter
Nearest Train
11 Kilometres
Axminster
Car: recommended

Rousdon can be found sitting on the borders of Devon and Dorset and although quiet and private is close to many popular attractions and quaint villages and towns. Being part of the Jurassic Coast (and a World Heritage Site) there are many opportunities to go fossil-hunting at Lyme Regis (which is also home to Dinosaur-land) and Charmouth.

Axminster is about a 15 minute drive away, home to TVs River Cottage, and also offers a sports complex with a swimming pool and other facilities. It is a wonderful area to explore on foot along the West Coast pathway

Go fishing and see the quarry caves in Beer; see the forge in Branscombe; travel the tram at Seaton; visit Jacob's Ladder beach at Sidmouth; grab a cream tea or pub lunch almost anywhere!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $451.32

*** PLEASE PAY NO HEED TO THE PRICES SHOWN ON THIS WEBSITE FOR THE NIGHTLY COST - OUR MINIMUM STAY IS 2 NIGHTS AND OUR PRICES ARE WORKED OUT ON A SLIDING SCALE SO THE LONGER YOU STAY THE CHEAPER IT BECOMES***
eg 2 nights Low Season is £480, 2 nights Mid Season is £660; 3 Low = £640, 3 Mid = £790, 4 Low = 710, 4 Mid = 940, 5 Low = £800, 5 Mid = 1080, 6 Low = 890, 6 Mid = 1190.

Payment via BACS is preferred but will accept cheques.
Confirmation will be sent out once monies have cleared.
Refundable security deposit of £350 required with final balance payment.
During Low and Mid season please ask for prices for shorter stays (2-6 nights).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.