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2 Old Home Farm

(Ref. 1106156)

Rousdon, Devon Show on map

4.4

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  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

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

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13 Customer Reviews

  • "Thank you for a delightful break."

    A perfect retreat for our family of three (adult) generations plus our dogs. All bedrooms are bright, spacious, clean and comfortable. The downstairs bedroom and shower room were perfect for Grandad. The large hallway is very large - an excellent area for dogs’ crates and bags upon arrival. The kitchen is clean, well equipped and everything works well. Good WiFi connection. The Estate is fabulous - wonderful to walk around. So much history! The path to the private beach is steep and not suitable at certain times of year or for everyone but our son said it was stunning. We, on the other hand only got so far but the track was gloriously unspoilt. We will look forward to returning.

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Nov 2023

  • "Living room and kitchen very unclean and smelly."

    Kitchen floor was filthy I was allergic so suspect maybe due to dogs and the agency not cleaning properly Someone was parked in both parking spots the entire stay. No logs left for the fire Bins overflowing A lovely building , nice bedrooms

    Reviewed by Michelle1.6Oct 2023

  • "Lovely property in a great location."

    Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Aug 2023

  • "Almost everything was excellent."

    Very spacious. Beds super-comfortable. Facilities great. Even the parking was fine. Other residents were interesting and friendly. Great for dogs; super walks in the grounds. The 'private beach' was, we found, inaccessible for anyone with dodgy knees. The descent is too steep. My only complaint is about the sink in the downstairs shower room. It was basically blocked, though the water would drain away in a few minutes. Effectively made it unusable for face-washing and a bit awkward for hand-washing and tooth-cleaning (the positioning of the cabinet didn't help the latter, either). We do intend to book for next year! Ideal spot for us, the children, grandchildren and dog!

    Reviewed by Theo4.7Jul 2023

  • "The Rousdon Estate is a fantastic place to stay."

    There are good short walks around the estate with a lot of interesting and quirky buildings to look at. For longer walks, the massive plus is that the estate has its own path down to the Undercliff (about half way along) from where you can walk to Seaton or Lyme Regis. If you cross the Undercliff path the private path continues on to a private beach which was virtually deserted both times we went (although the path is quite challenging). 2, Old Home Farm itself is a very clean, airy and well-appointed house which had easily enough space and seats, etc for seven of us. The large fridge-freezer was particularly welcome as we did a lot of cooking ourselves. The house also has a nice sunny garden, front and back. We didn't have any of the problems previous guests had with showers (we've had a lot worse!) However, although it was very clean, we did have a few niggles about how the house had been left for us. First, we had asked (when booking and also by phone the week before we came) for both the beds in bedrooms 1 & 3 to be made up as superkings. We had received an email saying that this would be done but bedroom 3 was still a twin when we arrived. We had to zip-link it ourselves and luckily we had brought a spare double sheet and duvet. Second, like the previous reviewer in April we were pretty appalled to be greeted by a pile of 26 empty bottles just lying around outside the back of the house. Then we found a further 14 bottles in a food waste bin in the same location, making 40 in all. Clearly the cleaners expected that it was future guests' responsibility to dispose of their predecessors' empties. Anyway, we put them all in black sacks and put them in the orange top black bin - where all rubbish and recycling has to go - and put the bin out on Tuesday night for Wednesday collection. We found out about this in the guest book but it would be helpful if this info could be displayed more prominently. In addition, there was no outside bucket for cleaning our dog's paws after a muddy walk so we bought a Lyme Regis "Crab Bucket". Before leaving, we wrote "2, Old Home Farm" on this bucket and left it outside the back door for future dog owning guests to use, so we hope that it is still there. Finally, we would like to say that these were only minor irritations and we really enjoyed our stay at 2, Old Home Farm and on the Rousdon estate and would definitely recommend it

    We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed some lovely walks, and the natural surroundings of the Rousdon Estate. Apologies that we did not make-up the beds as requested by yourselves. We have updated the guest information to point them towards the Welcome Folder for rubbish disposal and collection instructions. The Lyme Bay Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7May 2023

  • "Just returned from a 3 night stay and wish we could have stayed longer."

    We travelled as a family - 6 adults, 1 child & 1 dog and found the property to be very spacious, clean and comfortable. The kitchen was very well equipped, water was always hot and the garden was pretty and safe for the dog. There were just a couple of negative things. One being all the showers were fairly weak, particularly the one over the bath. Secondly, the outside bins were full of rubbish from the previous occupants. We realise the bins are only emptied once per week but it did make it a bit tricky getting rid of our own rubbish. Plus, seeing a load of wine and beer bottles outside the property on arrival was a bit unsightly. The estate & surrounding area is lovely, very peaceful, with easy access to Lyme & other towns/villages. We would happily book this property again & hope to return next year.

    Reviewed by Chloe4.7Apr 2023

  • "Maintenance: Shower over bath does not work Ensuite Basin plug does not stay ..."

    Maintenance: Shower over bath does not work Ensuite Basin plug does not stay down Left side of toaster does not work Inner hall door catch does not work Housekeeping There were no oven gloves The above whilst inconvenient did not affect our enjoyment of the property and Rousdon Estate

    I hope you enjoyed your stay at the property, and thank you for bringing these small maintenance issues to our attention. Our team will attend to rectify any issues, and I hope that you return to stay again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pennie4.7Mar 2023

  • "The property was lovely and we enjoyed the stay."

    The surrounding grounds are great for a stroll or, if you own dogs, they are easily exercised without driving anywhere. There are a couple of criticisms, the ground floor shower kept flooding because there is an issue with water draining away, one of the reasons we chose this property was because my 86 year old father could use the downstairs bedroom and bathroom, the shower became unusable, rang the office and a maintenance person came out but the issue kept reoccurring. Only half of the toaster worked. The open fire was lovely but the fact the logs were stored outside uncovered meant that the logs were damp, an easy fix that would make a big difference.

    Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We will ask our team to take another look at the shower drain, attend to the toaster and ensure the logs are covered. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David3.4Mar 2023

  • "This is a lovely property and is very well equipped."

    We were very comfortable especially as there was plenty of wood to light the fire given the cold weather so we were very toasty. Our only slight concern was the length of time it took for the water cistern in the en suite bathroom to re-fill after flushing... Would definitely stay here again. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Maggie4.7Mar 2023

  • "We loved staying at 2 Old Home Farm."

    We were dreaming of relaxing by an open fire, and the plentiful log supply made the dream come true! Luxurious bed linen and such comfortable beds meant good night's sleeps all round. The dogs were extremely happy with the garden, and we all loved the walks around the estate and local environs. A hiccup with the plumbing was solved quickly and without fuss, with a very helpful and friendly person on the phone, fielding our concerns. And what a lovely, airy, spacious house. We particularly loved the openness and grandeur of the hall, landing and staircase. Joyous! If we were to be really picky, perhaps there could be some larger bath towels in the mix.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Feb 2023

  • "Very pleased with the house and lovely location."

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Sep 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at 2 old home farm, the estate is beautiful, all the local residents we met was very friendly."

    The house its self had everything you could need, the only issues we had was, in the main bedroom upstairs the end of the bed was broken, it was on the floor when we arrived. But during the week as I walked past it I scrapped my leg and cut it. I did leave a note as I felt this should be fixed before the next person stays there and happens again. Also there was 5 of us staying, there was only towels left our for 3 people, luckily we took beach towels too so had enough with us but if we hadn't it would have been a bit tricky. Apart from that we has a lovely time and I cant fault the house.

    Reviewed by Charlina4.4Aug 2022

  • "Just the most beautiful place to relax for our fortnight in Devon."

    The Estate is close enough to Lyme Regis for great beaches, cafes, bookshops, bakery and Tesco/Coop express with a largeTesco at Axemouth for more choice. The house offers comfortable, flexible accommodation with lovely room sizes. Perfect sized garden for our needs and secure. Everyone we met on the Estate were friendly and helpful; offering a lift from the entrance to the door on a day we were caught out by rain! The bus service to Lyme was regular, reasonably priced and on time. All in all, the whole family were very impressed with all the house and estate had to offer.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Jun 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

  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suit shower-room with walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground-floor king-size with zip-link (can be set up as twin on request), 2 x twin with zip-link (can be set up as king-size on request)
  • Ground-floor shower-room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting/dining room with open fire
  • Oil heating with open fire
  • Electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, coffee machine
  • TV, DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for open fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Rear garden with lawn, furniture, shrubs
  • Pet-friendly, sorry no smoking
  • Shop 3.7 miles, pub 3.7 miles
  • Note: The bed in bedroom 1 is a super king size zip/link and the beds in bedroom 3 are twin zip/link, if you require this to be twin in room 1 and/ or a king-size in bedroom 3, please contact us to advise
  • Note: Welcome hamper on arrival

The property

A stunning Victorian farmhouse, located on the coastline of the picturesque town of Rousdon, 2 Old Home Farm makes the perfect holiday home for families and groups of adults, with a wonderful garden and easy access to the Jurassic coastline and Lyme Regis. Be in awe of this beautiful traditional farmhouse upon arrival, walking through the dappled shade of the surrounding trees to be greeted by stunning architecture.

Upon entering the property, you will find yourself in a spacious sitting room with large windows and a dining area, the perfect space to enjoy a coffee as you plan your day, or a family games night around the dining table, and there is a wonderful open fire in keeping with the history of this property that will warm your feet after a long day of fossil hunting along the Jurassic coast.

Carrying on the pastel theme of the sitting room, a kitchen with wonderful high ceilings and natural light welcomes you to try out cooking with local produce, with colourful tiles giving this space a homely feel and ample amenities to make your stay convenient.

As the evening draws to a close, there will be plenty of rooms to choose from, starting with a king-size with a zip-link, with coral walls, a stylish yellow armchair and furniture as well as a staircase leading up to this room, where you will find another yellow armchair and homely décor, and there is a second king-size room, this one outfitted in a relaxing yellow and with ample storage as well as a stylish en-suite shower-room with grey tiles.

There are also two twin rooms with zip-links that can be set up as king-size on request, both with tartan blankets and one with quirky floral wallpaper and the other a theme of seaside blue, and you can freshen up in the bathroom with a soak in the bath before heading out for the day.

The garden for this property is absolutely stunning, with large shrubs adding splashes of colour amongst tall trees and a huge lawn, where you will find a table and chairs, perfect for breakfast outside as your four-legged family member reclines on the grass.

Around the local area you will find a great variety of wildlife, with stretches of woodland and pasture which you will be able to access through a footpath leading on from a private beach and coastal path, as well as easy access to several beaches including Rousdon Cliffs and Lyme Regis Fossil Beach where you will be able to explore the rocky shoreline to see what fossils hide beneath the rocks.

For countryside walks and stunning scenery, visit Cannington Viaduct.

The property is within easy reach of Lyme Regis, a popular seaside town full of shops, cafés and restaurants as well as two museums and an aquarium, making this the perfect family day out with walks along sandy beaches and rocky shores at the base of towering cliffs.

Explore the wonders of Devon with a stay at 2 Old home Farm.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location

LYME REGIS

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!

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Note: The bed in bedroom 1 is a super king size zip/link and the beds in bedroom 3 are twin zip/link, if you require this to be twin in room 1 and/ or a king-size in bedroom 3, please contact us to advise

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas