The Lodge House - Dorset, Sleeps 6
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The Lodge House - Rousdon, Nr Lyme Regis, Dorset, England - Sleeps 6

The Lodge House

A beautiful self catering holiday lodge on the Dorset Heritage Coast with access to a private beach.

Set in an enviable position amidst the peaceful grounds of Rousdon Estate in Dorset, this traditional self catering holiday lodge sits within its own private garden, is a short walk from the estate's private beach on the Jurassic Coast, has access to the coastal path, and has a log fire for all year round appeal.

The Lodge sleeps six. All the bedrooms have views over the garden or out onto open fields and are comfortably furnished in traditional style. This is a great place to unwind, search for fossils and fish on the beach just a short walk away, or explore the many coastal walks and the famous undercliff.

Located at the end of a country lane, with a good degree of privacy, well away from any major roads, the Lodge never the less has good access to surrounding attractions. Lyme Regis with its interesting shops and cafes is only ten minutes drive away. At the coastal villages of Beer and Branscombe you can buy fresh fish to barbecue back at the house or book yourself onto one of Harry May's deep sea or mackerel fishing trips from Lyme Regis and catch your own! There are also good traditional country pubs at Axmouth and Marshwood and a local Country Hotel serving lunch and dinner which is a five minute walk through the estate.

Of the many lovely beaches on the coast, the beach on the estate is the quietest with only residents (and guests) having access. It’s an interesting fifteen minute walk down to the undercliff, with a Victorian summerhouse off to the left. But if you prefer you can drive down the bumpy path as far as the pump house, and then take the steps down to the beach. Bear in mind that the steps though maintained by the estate can be challenging and may not be suitable for very young children. Once at the head of the cliff you can also take the National Trust paths and explore the undercliff walk.

This is the perfect base to explore Dorset and Devon with many lovely popular seaside towns just waiting to be explored such as: Bridport; Weymouth; Otterton; Branscombe; Beer; Lyme Regis; Salcome and Sidmouth. There are also numerous attractions and places of interest to visit.

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  • The Lodge House
  • Sitting room
  • Main bedroom
  • Twin second bedroom
  • Linen on request
  • Large garden
  • The garden septmeber 2016
  • Access to beach (shingle and sand)
  • Kitchen
  • Dine with a real log fire
  • Wood burner in the sitting room
  • View from second bedroom
  • Sitting room window seat
  • Upstairs bathroom
  • Extra accommodation for two in the cabin
  • The garden and conservatory


  • Internet Access
  • Open Fire
  • Log Burner
  • Pub/Restaurant Nearby
  • Beach Nearby
  • Garden/Outside Area
  • Fishing Onsite
  • Golf Nearby
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Satellite/cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Cot
  • Kingsize Bed

The Lodge House Continued

In brief, the Lodge comprises of a large sitting room with wood burner, spacious dining room with log fire, three large bedrooms; one double bed and two twins. There are no low beams here, just high ceilings and plenty of character.

Accommodation comprises:

  • Dining room with seating for six or more around an oak table. There is an open log fire (arts and crafts) and a cupboard with books and games.
  • Sitting room with window seat which looks out onto the garden. Flag stone floors, sofa, rugs and a wood burning stove.
  • Well equipped kitchen with fridge freezer/electric oven/hob and microwave.
  • Bedroom one - huge bedroom with queen size ‘bateaux lit’, desk, large wardrobe and a bay window which overlooks the garden.
  • Bedroom two - twin antique beds in walnut and built in shelves and hanging space. This room has lovely views over open fields.
  • Bedroom three - twin oak beds and lovely views over the garden and bridle path.
  • Upstairs bathroom.
  • Shower/laundry room on the ground floor with washing machine and dryer.
  • Small conservatory with cane furniture overlooking the garden.

Outside: There is a large mature garden bordered by trees, a table and chairs. The lodge is on the eastern edge of the Rousdon estate, built by Sir Henry Peake in 1868 around the Peake mansion (300m down the path). Solidly built in brick and flint, it has a tile-hung façade and stone mullion windows. It borders a gate and bridle path, still in use by riders and walkers. The house is link attached over the bridle path to East Lodge South (currently unoccupied).

Additional information: The house has gas central heating with radiators in every room. There is parking for two cars adjacent to the house.

Prices for 7 nights:
Low Season from £300
Mid Season from £450
High Season from £650
Peak Season £850

Key details:
Pets: Yes, 1 dog
Smoking: No
Children: Yes
Changeover Day: Saturday
Payment options:
Paypal, Cheque, Bank Transfer

Bedroom configuration:
Sleeps 6 people in 3 bedrooms (1 Double, 2 Twins)

Owner's details:
Owner: Roger Planer, click Contact Details for owner´s phone number and email address.

The Lodge House joined Independent Cottages in May 2008

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Calendar last updated: 20th August 2017

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