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The Forge

Rousdon, Devon (Ref. 1106324)


Lyme Bay Holidays rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • Austin

    “Wonderful place for a quiet relaxing holiday with lots of walks Lyme Regis and River Cottage are minutes away”

    - Austin, January 2024


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite with walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size with en-suite with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner with woodburning stove
  • Sitting room with double sofa bed
  • Oil underfloor heating and radiators with woodburning stove
  • Electric range cooker with oven, grill and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine/tumble dryer, hairdryer
  • TV, DVD player, video player, CD player, selection of films, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed courtyard garden, furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3.8 miles, pub 3.7 miles
  • Note: The property is located on a privately managed estate
  • Note: Logs for the woodburning stove are not supplied

The property

The Forge was originally the Rousdon Estate's blacksmith's forge. This listed Victorian building has been completely refurbished in a Tuscan farmhouse style, offering very high quality accommodation with a wealth of character. Features include huge beams and cathedral ceilings, terracotta flooring, real slate kitchen tops and a huge Tuscan style fireplace incorporating a large cast iron stove. This spacious property offers two double bedrooms, one on the ground floor via a short flight of steps, and the other on an open mezzanine floor above the lounge area. Both bedrooms offer ensuite shower and w.c. facilities. The lounge also has a double sofa bed adding flexibility to sleeping arrangements. The large open plan kitchen, lounge and dining area offers dinner seating for 8, as well as a second seating area in front of the large wood-burning stove. A welcome pack for your arrival ensures a great start to your holiday and will include milk, tea and a selection of locally sourced produce and treats. Outside there is a patio area complete with outdoor log burner and garden furniture. Ideal for the glass of wine before dinner! The Forge is part of the beautiful and historic Rousdon Estate, set on the stunning Jurassic coast, part of the World Heritage coastline. The estate sits on the Devon and Dorset border just five minutes by car from Lyme Regis. The area is a haven for wildlife and the estate grounds cover 350 acres of pasture and woodland. Please note: A maximum of two dogs are accepted. GROUND FLOOR Large open plan kitchen and dining room with sofa seating in front of a large multifuel burning stove Lounge with double sofa bed and staircase to mezzanine. Bed 1: Double bed, walk in shower, w.c. (There are 5 steps up from dining area) MEZZANINE LEVEL Bed 2: Kingsize bed with ensuite shower room, w.c. OUTSIDE Courtyard garden area with seating GENERAL INFORMATION Off road parking for 2 cars Utilities included Logs not supplied Linen and towels supplied Travel cot supplied (no linen) FACILITIES TV/VIDEO/CD/DVD/350 MOVIE LIBRARY WiFi Range cooker Fridge Freezer Microwave Washer dryer Oil underfloor heating & radiators Wood/coal burning stove Hair dryer




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About the location


Charmouth 3 miles; Axminster 6 miles; Bridport 10 miles; Sidmouth 16 miles.

The delightful seaside town of Lyme Regis has much to offer its visitors, boasting a maze of narrow streets filled with craft and antique shops, galleries and cafes. Take a stroll along the world-famous Cobb causeway overlooking the ancient harbour, where fishing trips can be enjoyed, or try your hand at fossil hunting in the area. The scenic coastal path offers excellent walking opportunities and spectacular views of the stunning Jurassic coast, whilst the gently shelving sands and sparkling waters of Lyme Bay provide the perfect place in which to relax and unwind. A holiday destination to savour!

Note: Logs for the woodburning stove are not supplied

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas