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Grade II* Listed Wings Of Mansion House On Private Coastal Estate On Devon/Dorset Border

Bedrooms 7
Space 8,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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About the property

Two Wings of Victorian Mansion House on Private Estate near Lyme Regis, Dorset, England - 20 Minute Walk Down to the Private Beach and Coastal Path

What a place for a family holiday, house party or general celebration! Here is luxury, space and natural magnificence! Within the landscaped grounds of a grand Victorian Mansion, Rousdon Estate has it all including a private beach and a nature reserve comprising 350 acres of beautiful coastal scenery. Peek House is sumptuously renovated, you can float through rooms that have been dressed in rich colours, fine fabrics and designer wallpapers, collapse in to deep leather sofas or perch on exquisitely carved Balinese furniture, wend your way up carpeted stairs wrapped around a leafy wrought-iron lighting pillar with 365 leaves. It's quite magical! There is a formal dining room which can seat up to 20 as well as a huge eating kitchen. The sitting room is enormous, with full Sky package on the 46” HD smart TV and sound bar. Sonos sound system . Downstairs in the basement there are games rooms for everyone, a cinema experience and a treatment suite. Catering available.

Judith Ellard
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

About Judith Ellard

Judith Ellard. Lives with partner in part of the Mansion house at Rousdon - renovated some 22,000 sq ft from 2002-5 - split off Peek House as large property to rent out. Rousdon is a lifestyle choice - a country way of living with wonderful walking, cycling, living by the sea with our gorgeous Hungarian Vizslas.

Judith Ellard purchased this house in 2002

Why Judith Ellard chose Lyme Regis

We wanted a lifestyle move from London and a project for me after selling my advertising business. Rousdon had been a boys school for some 60 years and was in a sad state of disrepair in 2002 when we bought it. A long and complete renovation programme was managed over three years resulting in Peek House as a 5* rental property. We are 500 ft above sea level with access to a private beach and 350 acres of fabulous countryside to walk in.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Visitors to Peek House are always impressed by its situation, presence and high standard of comfort and cleanliness. It is the perfect place for generations of families or groups of friends to holiday together without living on top of each other! Its generous proportions are always a pleasant surprise. The Estate is really special in itself with much history to discover and stunning building to wonder at.
Sep 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Lyme Regis in Combpyne Rousdon

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 8500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Internet
  • Dining Area
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Golf ...
  • forests
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Peek House has a private garden with hard terrace and BBQ and there is ample parking for up to 7 cars. Catering can be arranged by local suppliers who offer a wide range of fare - celebration meals in the large dining room are a speciality. There is Wi-Fi available for internet access at a good speed. The Estate offers 350 acres of coastal parkland and walks, with access down to a private beach: many of the original buildings are now converted into small houses creating a unique Victorian village with gated entrance. Outside: The parkland and fields on the estate are managed by a local farmer and livestock is often present - dogs must be kept under control when walking in the fields. There are stunning cliff top walks around the perimeter of the Estate, with a track down into the Undercliff, the nearest environment to a rain forest we have in the UK - the walk to the beach is best done in good shoes as it is steep in places, but worth every step!!


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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Lyme Regis
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Lyme Regis
Car: necessary


Our own private beach is a 20 minute walk down through the Undercliff - part sandy and part pebbles. Lyme Regis has both sandy and pebbly beaches. Charmouth 4 miles away is great for fossil hunting - guided walks from Lyme. Beer and Branscombe have pebble beaches and Beer is a working fishing beach where you can buy wet fish everyday.


Exeter airport is 20 miles away by road, we are 1.5 hours drive from Southampton and Plymouth. Axminster train station is 4 miles away with direct link to Waterloo in London. Use of a car whilst staying on Rousdon Estate is essential.


Lyme Regis is 2 miles along the coast, with market town of Bridport 8 miles away. Pretty villages of Beer, Branscombe and Axmouth are close by. The Victorian resort of Sidmouth is 7 miles to the West and some of the most beautiful coastal walks in the country are within reach.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Lyme Regis, Dorset

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Jun 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Xmas and NY
21 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £25

Booking Notes:
Contact Judith Ellard on below details, for reservations. View availability on our website. A deposit is requested at time of booking with balance payable one month prior to your visit.

Changeover Day:
Friday is changeover day - access to house is from 4pm.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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