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The Stone House

(Ref. 1106520)

Seaton, Devon, Devon Show on map

4.4

Sykes rating

  • 10 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Four poster bed
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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13 Customer Reviews

  • "THIS IS OUR SECOND VISIT, WHICH CONFIRMS OUR LIKING OF THE PROPERTY."

    IT IS SPACIOUS, COMFORTABLE AND A LOVELY LOCATION. LOOKS OLD BUT ONLY ABOUT 10 YEARS OLD, SO PRETTY UP TO DATE. HOWEVER, THERE ARE A FEW "TIRED FEATURES" WHICH SHOULD BE ATTENDED TO. THESE ARE LISTED HERE: 1. TV'S NEED UPDATING 2. TV LOUNGE SETTEES NEED REPLACEMENT - UNCOMFORTABLE 3. FULL CLEANING REQUIRED - SOME DUST/DIRT BEHIND/UNDER BEDS 4. MORE CUPS NEEDED - CONSIDERING THERE COULD BE 10 ADULTS STAYING 5. SOME SECURITY LIGHTS NOT WORKING 6. ADEQUATE SUPPLY OF REPLACEMENT BULBS REQUIRED 7. MAIN TABLE CLOTH SPARES SHOULD BE SUPPLIED 8. TWO BROKEN GLASSES WERE FOUND IN CUPBOARDS - NOT BROKEN BY US, BUT ODD TO FIND THEM! 9. HEAVY KITCHEN DOOR NEEDS PROPER DOOR STOP - WHILST IT IS A FIRE DOOR, DO NEED ABILITY TO HOLD OPEN WHEN IN CONSTANT USE

    Thank you for your feedback, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We appreciate you bringing these points to our attention. We will resolve them. Hope to welcome you back soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nigel3.4Feb 2024

  • "AS your records will show, this is the second time that we have stayed at The Stone House, so it goes without saying that we love the property."

    It is in a wonderful location, enjoying lovely views over adjoining countryside, it has accommodation that comfortably accommodates our large family and has an air of quality and good taste. Its location, though rural, is only a short drive to various towns including Lyme Regis, Seaton and Charmouth, all of which are worth visiting. The Harbour pub at the bottom of the road (only walkable by the most hardy I would say) was very pleasant, with log fires and was dog friendly. However, we were disappointed this time to arrive (in the dark at this time of year) to no heating and hot water and no internet. It was also difficult to get a mobile signal unless you called from some locations upstairs or out in the garden to the north. We don't remember having the same problem before and without the internet, it was a challenge to get in touch with Sykes Holiday Cottages. A very pleasant man came to the house, but was unable to sort out the boiler during his visit (which had apparently lost pressure), so he had to resort to turning on the immersions. Please note that even though the use of the immersions ensured we had hot water in about an hour, it was scalding hot which also made the tap itself untouchable. We remained without internet throughout the holiday.

    We would like to thank you for being a loyal guest of The Stone House and are very sorry to hear of your experience during your recent stay. We did manage to resolve the issue with the hot water during your stay, but unfortunately could not resolve the WIFI despite our best efforts. We have messaged you privately to expand on the above, and do hope that you chose to stay with us again. The Lyme Bay Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard3.8Dec 2023

  • "It was a lovely house to stay in, not unlike staying in a National Trust house with its large rooms and grounds and there is plenty to do and see in the local area The only comment I would make is that the property details mentions 3 walk in showers when in fact there are only 2 and one of those is in the ensuite There is also a bathroom with a bath with a hand held shower but I think 2 showers is inadequate given that 10 people can stay there!"

    Reviewed by Paul4.4Aug 2023

  • "Arrived in a storm and, unfortunately half the lights went out (which we would have lived with until Monday, but the alarm was tripped so couldn't lived with that!"

    ) as the power was still on. Amazingly the general maintenance guy came within an hour through the storm and at least got the alarm switched off. All fixed by the electrician on Monday. Good cover. Beds were amazingly comfortable - bad ones will spoil the holiday. Beautiful house belying its age - only 8 years old. Did feel like a National Trust House in places! Perfect area for keeping the dogs in (perhaps not the smallest). Incredibly quite spot, yet only half a mile from Tesco. Certainly recommend

    Reviewed by Nigel4.7Jul 2023

  • "This was a comfortable, tastefully furnished house in a very peaceful location."

    We were very happy with our choice.

    Reviewed by Anthony4.7Jul 2023

  • "Spacious, well equipped property in fabulous setting."

    We had a problem with the hot water and it was fixed almost immediately. It would have been nice if a high chair and travel cot were available as a house this size is obviously going to attract families. So many seating areas around the whole garden was fabulous but we would have loved a bbq.

    Thank you for your great feedback, it's lovely to hear how much you enjoyed the property. We have contacted the owner to put forward your suggestion to provide a travel cot and high chair. The Lyme Bay Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicola4.7Jun 2023

  • "As a family of Grandparents, Children and Grand children, we had a memorable stay at "The Stone House"."

    The property was spacious, beautifully positioned and very well equipped, perfect! Unfortunately what let things down was, of the three ovens in the property, only one oven fully worked, one did not get to temperature and one (in the Annex) did not work at all. Fortunately we were only there for three days of catering any longer it would have been a major problem.

    Reviewed by Paul4.4Apr 2023

  • "This was our second visit to The Stonehouse and we will hopefully book again in the future."

    We absolutely love it here. The house is lovely and has a really homely feel to it. Perfect for a group or family gathering. To make it even better (in our opinion), would be the installation of a hot tub

    Reviewed by Dawn4.4Dec 2022

  • "A beautiful home from home."

    Plenty of space and facilities for a three generation family holiday. Crisp white linen on all the beds and fluffy towels were very welcome. The outside space is lovely and well maintained and was much enjoyed by the children and adults. Two very minor points to observe. There were no oven gloves which was unusual given that there are two ovens and a microwave to navigate with hot food. And a note to cleaning staff; although the house was immaculate, the two sets of table mats had not been cleaned since previous use. We had a brilliant time and would recommend and return ourselves without hesitation.

    Reviewed by C5.0Aug 2022

  • "There are quite a few smallish diy jobs to do."

    until you stay in every room, you may not know that the window mechanism is sticky...The door lock only turns in one direction. in the front hall, you need two door retainers to hold the doors open so they do not slam. The instructions about the apparently very good recycling caused us confusion when we saw the dust cart, over the hedge, on Monday..they "emptied" two empty wheelie bins. We had several black bags of rubbish in the shed.. Maybe you need to clarify with the council? The house was otherwise excellent! A stone built barbecue would be a big asset, as would a pool! We would l9ve to have learned a bit of its inevitably interesting history!

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay at the Stone house."

    We found it a superbly peaceful location, Ideal for children and dogs. It was a little more remote than we had expected, and due to the elevated position of the house, necessitated using a car to reach the beach or town, for all but the fittest. The house was huge and generally comfortable, although some of the antique looking bedroom furniture was not that practical ie a wardrobe only suitable for a giant and a lack of dressing table type space. We were disappointed to find that the promised welcome pack including a bottle of English champagne, fresh fruit and flowers was not provided. All that was left was a bottle of Prosecco, a box of mixed teas and a pack of coffee - not even any fresh milk! The kitchen was totally lacking in any of the basics normally available for food preparation/storage, that from our experience, have usually been found in similar properties. For a property with two dishwashers there were no dishwasher tablets and there were insufficient cups for 9 people to allow for dishwashing. We were also unable to find any cushions for the garden chairs, which were quite uncomfortable. There were also no hand towels for the bathrooms/toilets and a lack of spare toilet rolls. All of these things are minor but just irritating and with a little more thought could be easily rectified.

    Reviewed by Maureen3.4Jul 2022

  • "Thank you for providing a truly outstanding property."

    We felt like we were staying in a stately home. Beds are extremely comfortable, the furnishings are beautiful (especially the curtains!) and the huge amount of space enabled us to feel totally rested and spoilt. Simply luxurious is every way. Only a couple of small points - a proper big teapot is needed, and the Wi-Fi hub is hidden away in the downstairs loo so coverage around the house very patchy. Thank you very much.

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0Jun 2022

  • "Cleanliness feedback marked down only because of the problems with rubbish disposal- bins not emptied by waste collection authorities."

    However, if anything, you understated the quality of the house, particularly on the ground floor. A beautifully fitted and spacious modern house set in lovely countryside.

    Reviewed by Charles4.7Jun 2022

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This property is part of the Lyme Bay Holidays collection.
Lyme Bay Holidays are a large, friendly, local agency established for over 40 years. Specialising in the area surrounding Lyme Regis on the Dorset and Devon border, they cover much of the World Heritage Coast as well as some stunning countryside and attractive market towns and villages.

Summary

  • Five bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC, 3 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room
  • Snug
  • Separate kitchenette and sitting room in annex
  • Central heating with woodburning stove
  • Two electric ovens, grills and hobs, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, three dishwashers, wine chiller, hairdryers
  • Four TVs, Bluetooth stereo, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private parking for 6 cars
  • Walled gardens, rose garden, meadow, lawns (open metal fencing to adjoining fields), patio area, furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.9 miles, pub 0.5 miles
  • Note: Logs are not included for the fires
  • Note: Standard stairgates will not fit the wide staircase at this property so please bear this in mind when booking
  • Note: There are internal steps and bedroom 5 has restricted headroom so please bear this in mind when booking
  • Please note no BBQ's are to be used at the house as it is in a rural area, surrounded by farmland/grass.

The property

Axmouth, 0.7 miles.

Enjoying a superb location nestling in the picturesque countryside near Axmouth in Devon, is this stunning country house, The Stone House.

Perfect for large gatherings of family and friends, The Stone House offers the ultimate in country living.

The stone floored entrance hall to the property offers a hint of the grandeur of the accommodation within and this continues as you enter the elegant sitting room which has a beautiful feature open fireplace, an ample seating area, picture windows with views over the gardens and French doors which open onto the idyllic grounds, making this the perfect sociable space.

The farmhouse breakfast kitchen has everything you need for rustling up delicious food for your holiday party and you can step into the formal dining room with its feature period dining table which is all set up for fabulous dinner parties with appealing French doors opening outside.

If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the house then there is an inviting snug complete with a TV which is ideal for kicking back and chilling out.

A superb feature of the property is the separate annex which offers an open-plan living space with a small kitchen, sitting room, double bedroom and private bathroom.

There is a bedroom for everyone with additional boudoirs including three more doubles and a twin bedroom so whatever combination of guests you have, it’s all covered at The Stone House.

The bedrooms are stylishly presented and offer enchanting views over the gardens.

Talking of the gardens, here there is a wonderful space for bringing the party outside with extensive lawns, an orchard, rose gardens and a wildflower meadow; imagine how much fun the children will have exploring all this space.

The adults can make the most of the outside space too by relaxing on the terrace and enjoying drinking and dining alfresco.

Talking of exploring, the house is perfectly situated to discover all kinds of gems so why not get out and about?

Axmouth village is chocolate-box pretty with thatched cottages, an attractive church, a charming harbour and a couple of traditional country pubs and is just a few minutes’ walk away.

Lyme Regis is a short drive away and has a good selection of amenities as well as a museum, an aquarium and some great beaches.

The market town of Axminster is also not far as is Seaton with its famous tramway taking you from Seaton to Colyton and well worth a trip.

Other attractions worth checking out include Dinosaurland Fossil Museum, Tunnel Tree Tops high ropes and zip wire, Axe Valley Wildlife Park, Pecorama and Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens.

For a taste of the country life, pay a visit to The Stone House.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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About the location

SEATON, DEVON

Colyford: 1.6 miles; Branscombe: 4.1 miles; Exmouth: 21.1 miles

Seaton is a seaside town in East Devon on the south coast. It faces onto Lyme Bay, to the west of the mouth of the River Axe with red cliffs to one side and white cliffs on the other. Axmouth and Beer are nearby. A sea wall provides access to the mostly shingle beach stretching for about a mile, and a small harbour. Seaton is on the stretch of Devon coastline, known as the Jurassic Coast, a designated World Heritage Site, and the town offers a good range of shops, friendly cafes, restaurants and pubs.

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Note: Logs are not included for the fires. Note: Standard stairgates will not fit the wide staircase at this property so please bear this in mind when booking. Note: There are internal steps and bedroom 5 has restricted headroom so please bear this in mind when booking

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas