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7 Nights See prices

  • £1050  to  £1810

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Short Breaks

  • £ Enquire
    2 night min. (off peak only)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    4 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    2 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    No Dogs

  • Access


  • Log Burner
  • Beach Nearby

About Middlemist

Middlemist is a Devonian dream, especially if you yearn for space and privacy. Not only does the Grade II Listed house sit on a peaceful 350-acre country estate, but it also has access to half a mile of a private beach so even in the height of summer you can still spread out and relax by the sea away from the crowds. Sleeping up to ten guests in four bedrooms, it is ideal for large and extended families or groups of friends searching for somewhere truly special.

The house is part of the Rousdon Estate just outside of Lyme Regis. Rousdon is privately owned with no through access and minimal traffic, making it a safe and peaceful place to stay. Although it feels wonderfully remote and “away from it all”, it is only a ten-minute drive to Lyme Regis where you can find great pubs like The Volunteer Inn and The Royal Standard. Lyme Regis is a beautiful resort town famed for the quality of its beaches and abundance of fossils. It has a fantastic marine aquarium, parks and gardens, Dinosaurland Fossil Museum, a vibrant harbour, and a good variety of shops, cafes and restaurants (including Mark Hix Oyster and Fish House overlooking the sea - perfect for a special meal!).

Axminster is the nearest town with a train station, around eleven miles north of Middlemist with a wide range of shops, including a supermarket. The historic church is a focal point both of the community and the landscape, and there is a thriving market every Thursday which viewers of Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s “River Cottage Canteen” may recognise from television. Other nearby attractions include Quarry Caves in Beer, Crealy Park, the Donkey Sanctuary, Shute Baron Manor, Jacob’s Ladder beach at Sidmouth, Bicton Park Botanical Garden and Pecorama.

The beautiful Dorset coastline is on the doorstep of Middlemist with access onto the coastal footpath from the estate, which will reward you with stunning views at any time of year. Challenge yourself by walking the coastal footpath, cycling or mountain biking, and even coasteering - however you choose to explore the cliffs and beaches, you will not be disappointed.

Middlemist is more than merely a place to stay, it is a home-from-home, with the potential to provide some of your favourite holiday memories.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Liz Poulson joined Independent Cottages in December 2017

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Beach Nearby
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Pub Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite/ cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • WiFi

Location (Devon)

Accommodation Comprises:

Accommodation at Middlemist is spread over three floors, with beautiful period features and furniture that fit the age of the property.

Ground Floor:

  • Entry is via a large central hallway with the kitchen and utility room leading off one side, and a spacious sitting room off the other. A convenient cloak room with WC is at the end of the hall.
  • The elegant sitting room retains many original features including high ceilings with a picture rail, and a fireplace with a log burning stove. With comfortable sofas and armchairs, it is a lovely room in which to relax and socialise. French doors open into the garden and patio.
  • The open plan kitchen/dining room includes everything you need for self-catering, including a dishwasher, cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery. There is ample cupboard and bench space for storing food and preparing meals.
  • A large dining table easily seats nine people, and there is a high chair if needed.
  • A handy utility room has a washing machine and tumble drier for guests use.

First Floor:

  • Stairs lead from the ground floor into a charming sitting room furnished with leather sofas and a window seat. It is light and airy, with dual aspect windows affording views over the garden. One of the sofas opens into a double sofa bed. Please inform when booking if this is needed.
  • There is a comfortable double bedroom with access to a family bathroom across the hall.
  • The family bathroom has a bath with shower above, WC and handbasin.
  • A second bedroom has a stylish contemporary four-poster bed, and an en-suite with shower, WC and handbasin.

Second Floor:

  • A king-size mezzanine bedroom with en-suite shower room and nice views over the garden.
  • Accessed via a separate set of stairs from the first floor landing is another double bedroom.

Outside: The house sits in mature gardens. There is a paved patio area with a table and chairs and a barbecue for summer meals alfresco. There is off-street parking for several cars.

Additional Information: All utilities, linen and towels are provided. The house has central heating and WiFi. Short breaks available out of peak season - please enquire with the owner. No smoking. Sorry but no pets.

Middlemist Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Fri, 1st Apr 2022 - Thu, 23rd Jun 2022
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 2

7 Nights

Min. 2 nights:
Enquire with Owner

Fri, 24th Jun 2022 - Thu, 1st Sep 2022
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Fri, 2nd Sep 2022 - Thu, 13th Oct 2022
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 2

7 Nights

Min. 2 nights:
Enquire with Owner

Fri, 14th Oct 2022 - Thu, 27th Oct 2022
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 2

7 Nights

Min. 2 nights:
Enquire with Owner

Fri, 28th Oct 2022 - Thu, 15th Dec 2022
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 2

7 Nights

Min. 2 nights:
Enquire with Owner

Fri, 16th Dec 2022 - Thu, 5th Jan 2023
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 8+2 in 4 bedrooms (2 Kings, 2 Doubles + 1 Sofa Bed)
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Paypal, Cheque, Bank Transfer
Group Booking Details:
All male groups - Please enquire with owner.
All female groups - Please enquire with owner.
Catering available - No.
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
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Liz Poulson
Member Since December 2017

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