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Looking towards the front of the former gardener's cottage
Step into the welcoming lounge area
Charming open plan lounge/kitchen/diner
Prepare your favourite meals in the kitchen area
Light and airy double bedroom
Get a restful night's sleep
A door leads out to the terrace area
Take a soak in the bath or a refreshing shower
Step out from the bedroom to the terrace and enjoy a morning coffee
From the lounge a door leads out to steps which take you up to the walled garden
Head up to the pretty terrace
Ideal spot for al fresco meals and drinks
Take a seat in the shade
Outdoor seating area
Charming cottage style garden
Relax in the enclosed walled garden
Looking towards the cottage
Outdoor seating to the front the cottage
Take a stroll along the seafront promenade in Lyme Regis
Take a trip to the beach at West Bay
Watch the boats bobbing in the harbour at West Bay
1 / 21  Looking towards the front of the former gardener's cottage
2 / 21  Step into the welcoming lounge area
3 / 21  Charming open plan lounge/kitchen/diner
4 / 21  Prepare your favourite meals in the kitchen area
5 / 21  Light and airy double bedroom
6 / 21  Get a restful night's sleep
7 / 21  A door leads out to the terrace area
8 / 21  Take a soak in the bath or a refreshing shower
9 / 21  Step out from the bedroom to the terrace and enjoy a morning coffee
10 / 21  From the lounge a door leads out to steps which take you up to the walled garden
11 / 21  Head up to the pretty terrace
12 / 21  Ideal spot for al fresco meals and drinks
13 / 21  Take a seat in the shade
14 / 21  Outdoor seating area
15 / 21  Charming cottage style garden
16 / 21  Relax in the enclosed walled garden
17 / 21  Looking towards the cottage
18 / 21  Outdoor seating to the front the cottage
19 / 21  Take a stroll along the seafront promenade in Lyme Regis
20 / 21  Take a trip to the beach at West Bay
21 / 21  Watch the boats bobbing in the harbour at West Bay

Gardener's Cottage - Lyme Regis

Rousdon, Dorset
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
Romantic
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Charming cottage tucked away on a stunning private estate with beautiful grounds and a private beach
  • Ideal location for those seeking utter peace and tranquillity away from the hustle and bustle
  • Stroll around the estate or explore the many rural and coastal walks directly from the property
Property code: DC058

A stunning 19th-century former gardener’s cottage nestled within a private estate offering a wonderful base to explore the beauty of the Jurassic Coastline and picturesque countryside of West Dorset.

Make the most of your peaceful surroundings whilst being perfectly situated to explore many of the nearby attractions. Head down the steep cliff path to the estates' beautiful private beach, sitting less than a mile away or venture just 3.5 miles from the cottage to arrive in the picture-perfect coastal town of Lyme Regis. Here you will find a museum and art gallery alongside an abundance of quaint shops and eateries. From here, you can continue along the coast to uncover the fossil-rich cliff sides and sandy beaches. If you’d prefer to venture inland, you are just 13 miles away from the very heart of the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Upon entry into the hall, you’ll discover a welcoming open-plan kitchen, lounge and dining area offering bags of character, with many of the cottage’s original features retained including vaulted ceilings and floorboards. The colourful lounge is home to ample seating, SkyTV and a Bluetooth sound system, so you can unwind in comfort following a day of sightseeing. The well-equipped kitchen comes complete with all the amenities you’ll need to cook up a storm including a dishwasher, before sitting down in the cosy dining area to enjoy homecooked meals. Across the hall sits a restful double bedroom, complete with soft furnishings for a peaceful night’s sleep and a door to the terrace. Next door is the spacious bathroom boasting a bathtub with shower overhead.

There’s much to be enjoyed outside also. From the pretty terrace, make your way up the 11 steps to reach the well-maintained walled garden complete with patio seating area. Fire up the BBQ and enjoy afternoons in the sun during the summer months or throw down a picnic blanket and lose yourself in a good book. Furthermore, guests of the estate have access to a private beach located 1 mile away; a real treat to be appreciated. The cottage offers off-road parking.

 

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 1 double bedroom
  • 1 bathroom with bath and overhead shower
  • Hob, oven, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine
  • Outside seating area and garden
  • Access to a private beach, within 1 mile
  • Central heating included
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Garden with seating
  • SkyTV and Bluetooth sound system
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Pub and shop within 4 miles
  • BBQ available
  • Private beach - please note that access to the beach is a 1 mile walk down a 500ft descent along an uneven path. There are steep steps in places and is therefore not suitable for those with limited mobility
  • Regret no children under 3 years old

Belinda Withey

This property is personally managed by Belinda.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 19 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Colleen 17th July 2020

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The cottage was much larger than I expected and it was very comfortable for the two of us. The terrace garden was absolutely beautiful and a peaceful place to enjoy a quiet drink at the end of the day. The kitchen was well stocked with cooking instruments to prepare our meals. The ability to leave the car behind and step straight out onto the coastRead moreal path was great. The private beach was a definite bonus, particularly as we were trying to stay away from the crowds. It was very peaceful. Hide

Reviewed by Tracy 4th July 2020

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Location just perfect walks from the door perfect with a dog

Reviewed by Linda 28th February 2020

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Gardeners Cottage is in a peaceful location, with a stunning cliff top walk to a secluded beach. Its just a short drive to Lyme Regis which has plenty of places to eat and quaint shops on the High Street and side roads. The cottage is beautifully furnished and well equipped and we will definitely be booking more holidays there.

Reviewed by Clive 6th February 2020

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This was a be in a million place. If you want total peace and tranquility this is the location. The cottage was minutes walk from lovely walks and close to Lyme Regis. The cottage was very clean and cosy. A very restful place.

Reviewed by Helen 25th January 2020

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Wonderful place to get away from it all. The cottage and surroundings just gorgeous. Very homely and comfortable with great care taken to make us feel welcome. Plenty of great walks all nearby and we felt a bit like we were stepping back in time as many of the other properties nearby had a feeling of old money grandeur. Loved it.

Reviewed by Stephanie 18th November 2019

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Lovely situation. Brilliant for dogs with great walks from the door. Well equipped kitchen and very comfortable bed and cosy sitting room

Reviewed by Amanda 1st November 2019

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Beautiful cottage. Warm and cosy. Lovely location for walks peace and quiet. Short drive to Lyme Regis where our dogs loved the beach. We had a very relaxing holiday in this very comfortable cottage tucked away in this gorgeous location.

Reviewed by Anne 20th October 2019

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Reviewed by S 6th September 2019

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We really enjoyed our stay at the gardeners cottage on the Rousdon estate. Lovely period cottage set in beautiful grounds.

Reviewed by Samantha 9th August 2019

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If you wish to disconnect from the rat race then a few days at Gardens Cottage will be just the medicine. Very quite retreat on the costal path.

Reviewed by O. 26th July 2019

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located in a massive park estate and with only a mile walk to the stony beach through rainforest like nature the cottage provides everything for a relaxing holiday. if you are into fossil hunting this is the spot to be.

Reviewed by G 12th July 2019

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Lovely quiet location and very near to places of interest. Ideal for two people. All home comforts and nice quality fixtures and fittings. Good cooking facilities

Reviewed by A 31st May 2019

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Great cottage in a truly beautiful setting (Victorian estate). We loved the private terrace for al fresco breakfast/lunch/dinner and the peace and quiet of the location. Highly recommended!

Reviewed by Ms C Elliott 5th November 2018

Excellent location within walking distance of the coastal path. Warm and cosy cottage, very comfortable bed.

Reviewed by Ms L Cannon 25th October 2018

The drive to the cottage is impressive, private estate sets the holiday off to a lovely start. Very close to a whole selection of seaside villages including Beer and Lyme Regis, you just keep stumbling over another pretty little fishing/seaside village. Easy access to the property, keylock outside, on opening the door, the place is warm, smells lovRead moreely and is immaculately clean. Beautiful little lounge with door to access private walled garden, clearly a gardener has recently been in, think country village garden. Wifi is fine, heating is easy to use, very comfortable, antique quality furniture. Every little thing has been considered. Walk in, grab a dink and you're home from home. Fabulous. Hide

Reviewed by Mr T Bonds 16th October 2018

I would rate it better than good- very good would be fairer. The setting was wonderful- a substantial private country estate including a farm and a private beach (worth the trek) and away from roads. The cottage itself was comfortable, and very well equipped, with the best choice of bad weather entertainment and reading seen for a while. Our dog waRead mores happy here ( and that's not always the case). Hide

Reviewed by Mr N Brewster 10th October 2018

The cottage is in an interesting setting and is reasonably comfortable. However, there is a 'musty' smell when you first enter (masked to some extent by air freshener) and the drawer and cupboard at the end of the kitchen unit does smell of damp. We did have issues with the dishwasher which were explained to you a the time. It would have been usRead moreeful to have a small set of kitchen steps the reach into the cupboards. No sieve in the kitchen utensils. Cooking pots without handles are cumbersome to use. Hide

Reviewed by Mr J Geden 31st August 2018

A wonderful historical cottage, 'Oh to be able to go back in time and see this cottage at it's peak in the 19th Century'?

Reviewed by Mr C Kelly 31st August 2018

Lovely cottage in a peaceful and beautiful location ideally situated for a relaxing getaway

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Looking towards the front of the former gardener's cottage
Step into the welcoming lounge area
Charming open plan lounge/kitchen/diner
Prepare your favourite meals in the kitchen area
Light and airy double bedroom
Get a restful night's sleep
A door leads out to the terrace area
Take a soak in the bath or a refreshing shower
Step out from the bedroom to the terrace and enjoy a morning coffee
From the lounge a door leads out to steps which take you up to the walled garden
Head up to the pretty terrace
Show 9 moreIdeal spot for al fresco meals and drinks

Location

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