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20 reviews
The Kitchen/Diner
The Kitchen
The Lounge
The Lounge
The Lounge
Landseer bedroom
Tait Bedroom
Tait Bedroom
Gilpin Bedroom
Gilpin Lounge
Herring Bedroom
The Mansion House
Stable Courtyard (and car park)
Stable Courtyard
Charton Bay (private beach)
Charton Bay
Charton Bay
House plan Ground Floor
House plan 1st Floor
House plan 2nd Floor
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Cottage -
4 Bedrooms , 3 Bathrooms , Sleeps 8
Lyme Regis, Dorset, England
Middlemist is a Grade II listed corner courtyard cottage, situated adjacent to the stately mansion house in the heart of Rousdon, an exclusive 350 acre private estate set atop the Devon and Dorset Jurassic coastline.

This beautifully restored and spacious dwelling can comfortably accommodate 8 (with the option of another 2) people offering four double bedrooms (2 en suite) and a sofa bed. With its flint stone walls and exposed beams, traditional decoration but with all modern appliances it offers a truly wonderful setting from which to explore nature or simply relax with some rooms offering distant sea views.

Guests have access to the surrounding countryside and the half mile stretch of private beach perfectly fulfilling those with a sense of adventure as access to the beach is via a steep (but safe) cliff top path.

Rousdon is jus...
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About the Owner, Liz P
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 65 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 11 days ago
Listed since : Aug 2009
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 20 reviews and 1 property
Interaction with guests
Once all monies have cleared an email will be sent with house details. The key is kept in a key safe at the property. Our housekeeper's information is at the house and she can be on hand should there be a need.
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Listing #HL98316
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Excellent - based on 20 reviews
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Hilary S
Winston Salem, North Carolina
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviewed September 22, 2017 for a stay in September 2017

Middlemist is beautifully situated within a large private estate which means lots of room for rambling around and enjoying the tranquility. The house itself is wonderfully appointed - and oh my did I mention the kitchen?!!! It was the perfect spot for our small family reunion - we could spread out enough that we didn't get in each other's way...

Management response:

Thank you Hilary! So glad you had a good time. Hope we can welcome you again in the future.


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A TripAdvisor Member
1 review
Reviewed September 20, 2017 for a stay in November 2015

Beautiful quiet surroundings. We were so enthralled with the place after a few days we were trying to figure out how we could live here . The south coast of England is one of the jewels of the world.

Management response:

Hope we can welcome you again. We love the place too!


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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed December 7, 2014 for a stay in December 2014

A wonderful spacious property in elegant grounds. We have absolutely loved our stay here. Comfortable, classy and full of charactor. Thank you.

  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Dining Seats (9)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (2)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (9)
  • Microwave
  • Ocean Views
  • Parking
  • Private Yard
  • Queen Beds:(2)
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Yard
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
Front door enters into the hallway with hall stand (4 umbrellas) and settle leading to:-
The Lounge - oak flooring with rug; wood burning stove: chandelier; TV with DVD and digibox (freeview); selection of games and books; phone for incoming calls only; french doors leading to the garden (situated at the back of the property)
The Downstairs Cloakroom - high level cistern WC
The Kitchen/Diner - open plan with oak parquet flooring; Bosch dishwasher; Bosch double electric oven; Smeg hob; microwave; fridge freezer; 2 sinks (one in island); radio/CD; ipod speakers with dock; Japanese oak table and matching chairs; church pew, *PLEASE NOTE all cleaning products are provided* leading to:-
Utility Room - washing machine; dryer; iron & board
Hallway & Stairs leading to:-
Bathroom - Victoria...
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
Due to a family allergy we are sadly unable to accept dogs
    1 Full bath
    2 Attached (ensuite)
    1 Sofa
    2 Fulls
    2 Queens
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 2 nights
Nov 3, 2017 -
Dec 21, 2017
Low Season
2 nights
Dec 22, 2017 -
Jan 4, 2018
Peak Season
7 nights -- --
Jan 5, 2018 -
Feb 8, 2018
Peak Season
2 nights
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to U.S. Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Payment via BACS is preferred but will accept cheques.
Confirmation will be sent out once monies have cleared.
Refundable security deposit of £350 required with final balance payment
During Low and Mid season please ask for prices for shorter stays (2-6 nights)
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About the neighborhood
Rousdon is one of the smallest parishes in England. There is a social club just outside the main gates of the estate and a small general shop and garage. The Dower House hotel is a minute in the other direction has a bar and restaurant and the Orchard Hotel is opposite the main gates.

Charton Bay is the beach (exclusive to the estate) and access is via a steep, cliff top path (weather permitting) which may not be suitable for the infirm or very young. The public beaches of Lyme Regis and Seaton are within a few miles.
Getting around
Closest train station is Axminster which is a 15 minute car ride away. Axminster is a 2.5 hour train journey from Waterloo, London. Lyme Regis is 2.5 miles away.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Exeter: 31.1 mi
Railway: Axminster: 6.8 mi
From the East - take the A303 to Crewkerne. Take the signs to Axminster through to Musbury and then follow the sign to Rousdon (left turn), OR from Lyme Regis follow the coast road out of the town and Rousdon is approximately 2 1/2 miles on the left.
The nearest station is Axminster which has trains direct from Waterloo (through to Exeter). It is a 15 minute car journey from Axminster to Rousdon.
The X53 bus stops outside the main gates every two hours or so and goes to Exeter, Lyme Regis, Charmouth, Bridport, Dorchester and Weymouth.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby.
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