Jurassic Cottage

Located in Lyme Regis, Dorset

This charming Grade 2 listed property, part of the former stable block, is in an attractive cobbled courtyard setting and retains many of its original features.

  • Sleeps: 6
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Pet Friendly: 2


Set within the magnificent 350 acre Rousdon Estate with its Mansion, Chapel, Gate Lodges and gardens, 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.

Stepping into the property leads you into the light and airy kitchen which is equipped with an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer. There is also a kitchen table, ideal for breakfast or supper. Heading into the spacious, dual aspect lounge/dining room you will find this a delightful room for all the family to enjoy. In the lounge area, you can relax on the sofas in front of the TV/DVD, and the dining area provides plenty of room where you can enjoy relaxing meals. Moving upstairs to the first floor, there are three bedrooms. Firstly, there is a double room with views overlooking the estate and an en suite shower room and WC. The second bedroom is a twin with zip and link beds which can be a double on request and there is also a cosy bunk bedroom. Completing this floor is the bathroom with a shower over the bath and WC. A flight of steep wooden stairs lead up from the first floor to a small ‘chill out’ area for children, with toys and games.

Please be advised that this property does not have its own garden or outside space, however, there are plenty of walks around the Estate to explore. Off-road parking is available for two cars in the car park which is very close by.


  • Spacious Grade 2 listed property on the grounds of the impressive Rousdon Estate
  • Enjoy walks around the expansive grounds and gardens
  • See the mansion, chapel, gate lodges and gardens within the 350-acre estate
  • Direct access to the Axmouth to Lyme Regis Undercliffs an ideal location for a peaceful getaway in tranquil surroundings
  • Located a short distance from the Jurassic Coast
  • 3 bedrooms 1 double with en suite shower room, 1 twin with zip and link beds which can be a double on request at time of booking, 1 compact bunk bedroom
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC, 1 en suite shower room with WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer
  • TV/DVD
  • iPod docking station and hi-fi
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Wi Fi included
  • 2 dogs welcome (dogs are not permitted upstairs)
  • Dogs are to be kept under control when walking around the estate
  • Off-road parking is available for two cars in the car park which is very close by
  • Access to the undercliffs from the estate is via a steep footpath and can be challenging when wet and muddy and is accessed at your own risk
  • Beach 3
  • 5 miles, shop and pub 1 mile


Close to coast
Cot Available
Family friendly
High Chair
Linen and Towels
Near a Pub
Off road parking
Pet Friendly
Washing machine



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Area Details

Lyme Regis

Lyme Regis, nicknamed 'The Pearl of Dorset' lies on the World Heritage Jurassic Coast and is near Charmouth and the Devon border. Lyme Regis is a historic seaside resort and fishing port and boasts breathtaking scenery, making it a resort for all seasons. The town is famous for its fossils, often found on its beaches and cliffs. In fact, it was in the cliffs that the famous Ichthyosaur was discovered by Mary Anning, the daughter of a local fossil collector. She went on to find a complete Plesiosaur and the well-preserved remains of a flying reptile. Book a fossil walks with local experts to ensure you are both safe and full of knowledge by the end. The famous harbour wall known as 'The Cobb' featured in the film and novel of The French Lieutenant's Woman.

Lyme Regis is a great place to eat out and has a wide variety covering the globe as well as price. From traditional fish and chips to Asian fusion, Indian, Italian, Spanish and British. For foodies try Robin Wylde and their amazing taste menus. The Whole Hog will have you feeling full with excellent roasts while Red Panda offers Asian as well as a traditional British menu. For a proper wood-fired pizza try Pocco Pizza.

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