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View towards the property
Dining area within the hallway
Master double bedroom
Distant sea views from the Master bedroom
Twin bedroom
Double bedroom
Shower room
Enclosed garden
Looking towards the lodge from the garden
Garden area with seating
The entrance to the estate
1 / 16  View towards the property
2 / 16  Lounge
3 / 16  Lounge
4 / 16  Kitchen/diner
5 / 16  Kitchen/diner
6 / 16  Dining area within the hallway
7 / 16  Master double bedroom
8 / 16  Distant sea views from the Master bedroom
9 / 16  Twin bedroom
10 / 16  Bathroom
11 / 16  Double bedroom
12 / 16  Shower room
13 / 16  Enclosed garden
14 / 16  Looking towards the lodge from the garden
15 / 16  Garden area with seating
16 / 16  The entrance to the estate

West Lodge

Lyme Regis (3mls W), Dorset
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Charming property situated within the expansive grounds of the Rousdon Estate
  • See the mansion, chapel, gate lodges and gardens within the 350 acre estate
  • Spacious enclosed garden with room to play and take in the view
  • Distant sea views towards Charton Bay
  • Located a short distance from the Jurassic Coast
  • Perfect for those looking for a peaceful getaway in tranquil surroundings
Property code: WESLO

This delightful, characterful property retains many of its original features and is set within the magnificent 350 acre Rousdon Estate with its mansion, chapel, gate lodges, gardens.

From the estate there is direct access to the Axmouth to Lyme Regis Undercliffs National Nature Reserve, where wild deer, foxes and squirrels can be seen. The property is situated a short distance from the Jurassic Coast, England's first Natural World Heritage Site. This stretch of coastline spans more than ninety miles of cliffs, beaches and coastal formations such as Durdle Door and Ladram Bay. 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. Lyme Regis is an ideal location for families, as children can play and adults can relax on the sun loungers and catch up with some reading. Other places to visit nearby include 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, all easily accessible by car. There are many other attractions including Crealy Adventure Park, Axe Valley Wildlife Park Seaton Tramway and Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium.

On entering this traditional-style property, you will find the entrance dining hall, where there is ample room around the dining table to enjoy leisurely meals with family and friends. Stepping into the kitchen/diner, you will find a large range-style cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer and a kitchen table ideal for breakfast or supper. Heading into the spacious lounge, you will notice the original mullion window which floods the room with light, making it a lovely space to relax in front of the TV/DVD and cosy electric effect wood burner fire. Completing the ground floor is a WC accessed from the entrance hallway. Moving upstairs, there are three well-presented bedrooms. Firstly, there is a spacious double room with an en-suite WC and a sofa to relax on to enjoy distant sea views of the English Channel from the window. A second bedroom is on the same floor with 2'6" twin beds. Close by is a shower room with WC. A small flight of stairs takes you to a further double bedroom, adjacent to this room is a convenient bathroom with a shower over the bath and WC.

Outside the property is a spacious enclosed garden which boasts far reaching views. There is outdoor seating available for dining alfresco or enjoying a morning coffee. Off-road parking is available for two cars.

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

  • 3 bedrooms - 1 double with en-suite WC, 1 double, 1 twin (2'6’’ beds)
  • Bathrooms: upstairs - 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC, 1 shower room with WC, 1 en-suite WC; downstairs – 1 WC
  • Kitchen - large range style cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and washer/dryer
  • TV/DVD
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Towels included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Stairgate available
  • Guests are politely requested to keep dogs downstairs
  • Dogs are to be kept on a lead when walking around the estate
  • Off-road parking is available for two cars
  • Access to the undercliffs from the estate is via a steep footpath which can be challenging when wet and muddy and is accessed at your own risk
  • Beach 3.5 miles, shop and pub 1 mile

This property is personally managed by Belinda.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 12 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Stephen 28th September 2019

Stunning unique location but the property is in need of a refurb to bring to a standard that would be acceptable. Beds are small for the size of property in general the Rousdon estate is a very relaxing place to be. Beach is great

Reviewed by Tracy 24th August 2019

The location and grounds of this house are what you are paying for and they are stunning, beautiful peaceful walks with some fabulous buildings. The house itself was OK, comfortable, although a bit dated. The dinning area (in the hallway) very cramped and the TV and Fridge/Freezer way to small for a house this size. No wardrobe in one of the doubleRead more bedrooms. The garden was lovely, fully enclosed and ideal for dogs. Kitchen well equipped. The beds were extremely comfortable. Had a lovely week. Hide

Reviewed by Bev 15th June 2019

The surrounding area was beautiful but very isolated. Need a car except for a coastal walk. Clean,comfortable and tidy accommodation. It's a shame there is only one door to the property- the front door and you have to use this to access the garden.

Reviewed by Clive 1st June 2019

Very well equipped property clean and comfortable. Good tip take a torch if you intend being out in the dark. Lots of wildlife owls,pheasants,squirrels and partridge.Very relaxing

Reviewed by Joanna 25th May 2019

A lovely, well-equipped cottage in a delightful setting and quiet location. A safe place for children to play.

Reviewed by Julie 11th May 2019

We loved the cottage and the grounds around the estate was magnificent for our dog we would definitely come again sometime

Reviewed by Pamela 30th March 2019

Beautiful cottage in a stunning, quiet setting within a private park and estate close to its own private beach. Great facilities and very comfortable. Loads of wonderful walks on the doorstep.

Reviewed by Pauline 25th March 2019

Very comfortable and clean cottage. Lovely location, excellent for dog walking and well placed to visit many attractions in Devon/Dorset.

Reviewed by Kate 16th February 2019

West Lodge is a lovely old cottage with a secure garden. The Rousdon estate's private beach is quiet and secluded - the children loved it. The estate itself is good for a stroll with lots of beautiful buildings and wooded paths.

Reviewed by Robert 22nd December 2018

Lovely location, Routen estate, nice walks, Cottage lovely, Bathrooms lovely and we had a lovely time, garden grounds great for dogs. We found it ok to get to the beach, but you do need to be fit and steep paths, steps. Coffee shop / Bakery lovely. Wonderful area, people lovely to deal with. We had a great time, would come back

Reviewed by Michael 6th October 2018

Excellent location for peace and quiet. Great walks from doorstep

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View towards the property
Dining area within the hallway
Master double bedroom
Distant sea views from the Master bedroom
Twin bedroom
Double bedroom
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