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The Forge

(Ref. 1106324)

Rousdon, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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13 Customer Reviews

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

    Reviewed by Austin5.0Jan 2024

  • "First the bad stuff: We contacted in August 2023 and again in October 2023 to ask if the cottage would have a Christmas tree and decorations."

    We were emailed to say yes so we went ahead and booked. When we arrived at 4pm on the 23/12/2023 there was no tree or decorations. We had grandchildren visiting us on Christmas day so this was a big letdown. There was nothing! We contacted Sykes and a man turned up with a 4ft optical tree he taken from another property. There was nothing else. The washing machine was broke and not fixed until the 6th day of our stay. We had purposely not packed so much thinking we could do some washing. Our dog had been travel sick and we had 2 dirty towels! The washing machine was fixed 6 days later and we left on the 7th day.We logged a complaint with Sykes Cottages on the first day and still have not had a response despite chasing this up. There was a plug socket coming away from the wall upstairs. We have taken photos. Towels provided but too small. Two bath towels would have been nice. For a place that can sleep 6 people it's lacking a dishwasher. Especially all the cooking over Christmas. Good stuff: The cottage is beautiful and the layout with the bedrooms (not next-door to each other) was great for privacy. Location is beautiful. Rousdon Estate is beautiful and lovely to walk with the dog. This was our 2nd stay on the Estate. Private beach is steep to get to with lots of steps but definitely worth going.

    Reviewed by Gary3.8Dec 2023

  • "We really enjoyed the accomodation at the Forge."

    Beautifully quiet so we slept well. Thank you for making us feel welcome in your home.

    Reviewed by Sharon4.7Dec 2023

  • "The perfect accommodation and location for a relaxing break near the sea."

    The propery had everything you could want and is very spacious. We will be returning with our dogs who had a great time walking around the estate.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at this beautiful cottage."

    It was very well equipped, with a full set of instructions - and we really appreciated the goody bag and milk in the fridge on arrival. The grounds of the estate were gorgeous - felt like we were in an episode of Downton! The walk to the beach was longer than anticipated, but well worth it (and the climb back!) to have the whole beach to ourselves. We had a fabulous time - thank you.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Sep 2023

  • "The cottage is lovely."

    It is well decorated, comfortable and spotlessly clean. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The walks round the estate are lovely and the walk down to the beach, although a bit steep in parts, is well worth it. The beach is beautiful and secluded. Easy driving to Lyme Regis, Axmouth, Seaton and Lyme Regis and surrounding villages. Lots of little shops and cafes and a Tesco in Seaton if needed. I cannot recommend this location and cottage highly enough.

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Aug 2023

  • "The house was absolutely great."

    Really nice setting and located in a good spot for exploring the coastal area. The listing online does not do the place justice. For example, there is a Nespresso machine, kettle, iron, hairdryer etc - none are listed and so we brought things we needn’t have. Adding them will make it clearer for people as to what they need to bring. Also, more minor, the dimming lights flicker a lot in the kitchen area when not at 100% and the bathroom light flickers too. The parking is really for 1 and the other is out of sight. These are minor, but some people will be more bothered about them. Still 5* in our view.

    Reviewed by Mathew4.7Jul 2023

  • "The dustbin was full and overflowing and a bad smeii with it"

    Reviewed by Kenneth4.7Jun 2023

  • "We had a fantastic stay at The Forge."

    It was lovely quiet and peaceful. The accommodation had everything if not more than we needed. The problem was, the week passed by way to fast. We will definitely be coming back in the near future. Thankyou.

    Reviewed by Nicky5.0Jun 2023

  • "Great place, well equipped and beautiful surroundings."

    Will be going back

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Aug 2022

  • "Beautiful place to stay and in such a peaceful location."

    Lots of lovely walks and local places to visit. The walk to to local private beach is not for the faint hearted as access is very difficult to get to but a great pebble beach. Property was very well equipped and the welcome package was a nice touch. All local places we visited were dog friendly however many beaches were restricted for dogs but our two dogs have come home exhausted. Great place to spend time as a family and relax. Would recommend this highly.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a perfect stay at the Forge beautiful surroundings very peaceful and ..."

    We had a perfect stay at the Forge beautiful surroundings very peaceful and quiet we have recommended to a few friends and we will certainly be returning Thank you for sharing your lovely property

    Reviewed by Alexandra5.0Jul 2022

  • "Enjoyed our stay very much, The Forge had a warm feeling, spacious and friendly, found the beds comfortable, a total pleasure."

    Close to Lyme Regis and other towns ,stunning views and beaches. The estate was also perfect for dog walking and relaxing.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jun 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.


  • 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 with access to a private beach
  • Note: Logs for the woodburning stove are not supplied

The property

Forming part of the historic Rousdon Estate, The Forge is a converted former blacksmith’s cottage and is situated within walking distance of Rousdon close to Lyme Regis in Devon.

Ideal for families or couples travelling together, The Forge boasts a wealth of traditional features which have been seamlessly integrated with all the mod cons any discerning visitor would expect.

The sitting room provides a truly welcoming space with a spacious seating area and sofa bed, original exposed stone walls and ceiling beams; the perfect space for gathering and socialising together.

Step into the inviting kitchen/diner which has an impressive slate floor, a fully fitted rustic kitchen and an elegant dining area complete with a feature woodburning stove, creating a wonderful area for cooking, eating, drinking and enjoying each other’s company.

If the weather allows, then you can always opt for dining alfresco in the enclosed courtyard garden where you can soak up the last of the day’s rays or fire up the outside woodburner and get warm.

As night falls, you’ll want to head off to bed and the bedrooms certainly don’t disappoint with an attractive ground-floor double bedroom and a magnificent king-size on the mezzanine level with feature sloping ceilings a real feature of the space.

There is nowhere better to wake up in the morning than here so after a refreshing coffee in the courtyard why not head out and explore?

The property is situated on the stunning Rousdon Estate which boasts 350 acres of pasture and woodland and even has access to its own private beach.

Hop in the car and explore further along the coast, taking in the infamous Jurassic Coastline along the way, checking out places such as Charmouth, West Bay, Studland, Swanage and Exmouth, to name just a few.

Popular attractions in the area include Sidmouth Donkey Sanctuary, Seaton Tramway, Beer Quarry Caves and Tunnel Tree Tops.

Lyme Regis is a must to visit while you are staying at The Forge with its great selection of shops, boutiques, tea rooms and restaurants, museum, aquarium, harbour, causeway and beach.

Make holiday memories to last forever at The Forge.

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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!

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Note: Logs for the woodburning stove are not supplied

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas