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Rhododendron House

(Ref. 1120467)

Uplyme, Devon Show on map

4.3

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  • 10 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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5 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely, spacious house with great facilities."

    The walk from the house into Lyme Regis was further and more challenging than we were led to believe. The house was very well equipped and the oven worked perfectly! Excellent base for a wide range of activities and interests in the Jurassic coast. Thank you.

    It's great to hear that you enjoyed your holiday and the facilities offered by the recently refurbished house. The Lyme Bay Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Simon4.1Sep 2023

  • "The property has plenty of space and is in a nice peaceful area but the 3 meg internet connection is dire couldn't run the radio through the kitchen TV never mind watch anything also the ovens don't heat up very hot and we ended up grilling pizzas after being in oven for over an hour, the garden would be lovely if the access to it was directly from the house and not down the side lane where you can't see them and there are other vehicles up and down that access it's not really safe for children, we had a dog and couldn't even let him out into the garden on his own for a wonder or the toilet as there is no gate and he could just wander off anywhere which was a bit of a disappointment too that's not really a dog friendly property."

    The middle bedroom at the back of the house has a leaking guttering which needs mending as it kept us awake all night when we had a lot of rain one night and 2 of the bedrooms have no hanging space for clothes which is pretty useless , if these things were addressed we would not hesitate to return to the property but as it is I don't think we would.

    The owner is aware of the problem with the internet speed and is trying to resolve this, but being a rural property there are limited options. They are also intending to put in garden steps from the patio area. We have spoken to the owner regarding the lack of clothes hanging space in a couple of the bedrooms and they will look to rectify this. The Lyme Bay Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Debbie3.8Aug 2023

  • "Lovely house but more info in the folder would be helpful ie How to use hob TV to avoid download problems."

    When recycling and food waste are collected. ( we had to throw ours into general waste as too much for food bin) I didn’t realise until sat morning that it had been emptied some time Friday. Also a long handled broom, mop and bucket would be helpful for clearing up spills etc after meals. Also not sure when garden bank was landscaped why steps were not put in so children can access grasses area easily without having to go out of site.

    We're delighted that you enjoyed your stay. The owner is planning to put in garden steps and make further improvements to the garden. There should be some instructions about the rubbish collections, and a broom/mop/bucket should be available for use. We will check this is the case. The Lyme Bay Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gail4.7Aug 2023

  • "The house is lovely - it's huge - loads of space, clean and nicely decorated, mostly well equipped and with practical touches (for those with children and dogs) like the full width / length front door matting and plenty of space to hang coats and leave wet shoes."

    There was milk in the fridge on arrival and a welcome pack of local goodies (much appreciated). The kitchen is massive with loads of storage and fridge / freezer space appropriate to the number of people staying (so often we've had a large group of people and a tiny freezer or fridge to cope with). The utility / laundry room is bigger than most domestic kitchens which makes it so practical and useful. With parking for 3/4 vehicles and a lovely outside patio area, it was perfect for our party of 7 (was originally going to be 9). It's quite remote so very peaceful (we saw the neighbours but were never bothered by anyone) and surrounded by established trees and vegetation (meaning no real views but very pleasant all the same). On the down side, the wi-fi is painfully slow and erratic meaning watching TV or trying to do anything online is a complete waste of time which is a shame given they've provided big screen TV's and all of the streaming services - but we weren't able to watch anything during our week (luckily we enjoy playing board games - note - none are provided so take your own). The phone signal is also a bit off / on so be prepared to be out of communication at times. It was disappointing to have to rush out and buy oven gloves as we cooked on the first night and couldn't find any provided to unload the oven. Likewise no kitchen towel was provided. Not a major issue but two of the bedrooms have their own small ensuite (WC / basin) but no space for clothes - two other bedrooms are the opposite - hanging space but no ensuite. Luckily we had read the previous review regarding the pillows so we had taken our own. Finally, a regular bugbear of ours - it potentially sleeps 10/12 but the lounge offers seating for 6/7 (comfortably). Overall, it was perfect for our party of 7 and we would be happy to return - although any more than 8 people would mean overcoming some minor challenges.

    We do appreciate your helpful feedback. We have spoken to the property owner about your points raised. We will check on the location of the board games as the owner thinks these are in the lounge cupboard. As mentioned previously the owner is trying to improve the internet connection and is awaiting a further visit from an engineer. We're glad that you enjoyed the house and gardens, and hope that you will choose to return again. The Lyme Bay Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Keith4.4Jul 2023

  • "Unfortunately the internet connection was very poor, dropping out completely at frequent intervals."

    This meant that it was impossible to watch the superb very large tv that had been installed. Frustrating! Facilities were very good, beds were comfy however this was spoilt somewhat by very uncomfortable hollowfibre pillows and the wrong size duvet cover on our duvet. Kitchen facilities were very good with lots of china and glassware and cooking pans. Overall a lovely house for a family holiday.

    We hope you enjoyed your stay in Lyme. Sorry to hear that you experienced some issues with the internet during your stay. The owner has tried to look at proactive solutions to resolve the internet speed, and has now set-up Airband with an external antenna, to hopefully provide a better quality internet. The Lyme Bay Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Su4.7Jul 2023

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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 super king bedroom with en-suite walk-in shower and basin WC, 2 x king bedroom, 1 x double room with adjoining basin and WC, 1 x twin room with adjoining basin and WC
  • Bathroom with whirlpool bath, basin and WC
  • Wet room with shower with hand rails, basin and WC
  • 2 x cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen with Smart TV
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with large wall mounted Smart TV
  • Snug with double sofa bed
  • Oil central heating
  • Double electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher
  • 2 x Smart TVs and WiFi
  • Highchair
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking at front for up to 4 cars
  • Patio to front and rear with furniture and rear garden with lawn
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.8 miles and pub 0.5 miles

The property

Set in the village of Uplyme, on the Devon/Dorset border near Lyme Regis, is the wonderful holiday stay, Rhododendron House.

Ideal for hosting large families or a group celebration, this stunning Grade 2 listed property makes a great base for exploring this scenic stretch of the Jurassic Coast and is set in picturesque woodland with countryside views.

Rhododendron House welcomes up to twelve guests and one well-behaved pet, perfect for gathering with your loved ones.

The spacious fully-fitted kitchen is a delightful sociable space perfect for cooking delicious meals to be enjoyed in the spacious dining room or perhaps a spot of alfresco dining on the wonderful patio area where you can fully appreciate the tranquil location.

The impressive lounge is the ideal spot to sit back and enjoy your favourite television shows on the wall-mounted Smart TV.

Upstairs, you will find five well-presented bedrooms, a superking with ensuite shower room, two further king size bedrooms, a double room, and a twin bedroom, where you can retire to as the evening draws to a close.

An additional downstairs room with double sofa bed offers additional sleeping options.

A family bathroom with whirlpool bath and a separate wet room with shower are located on the first floor, with both he double and twin bedrooms having adjoining cloakrooms.

When you decide to explore the area, the coastal town of Lyme Regis is a short car journey away, where the family friendly sandy beach is perfect for those looking to spend a lazy day in the sun.

For watersports lovers, try your hand at paddleboarding or join one of the boat rides or fishing trips from the famous Cobb harbour before relaxing with a drink in one of the popular pubs along the seafront.

In nearby Seaton, you’ll also find plenty to do, whether that’s taking a walk in nature at the Seaton Wetlands centre or embarking on a tram ride along the river estuary before enjoying fish and chips sat on the mile long promenade.

While away the day watching the fishing boats in the pretty village of Beer with its gently shelving beach and back drop of limestone cliffs before enjoying a bite to eat at one of the many cafes or restaurants. Further afield, enjoy a day at the vibrant city of Exeter, home to a beautiful cathedral set upon the River Exe, where you can spend a relaxed afternoon strolling along the historic Exeter Quayside.

Perfect for making memories with your loved ones, Rhododendron House offers everything you need for truly wonderful getaway.

Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location

UPLYME

Lyme Regis 1 mile

The beautiful countryside surrounding the village of Uplyme, on the borders of Devon and Dorset, is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, criss-crossed by bridleways and footpaths including the East Devon Way, and providing perfect country walks and superb views. The area was chosen by TV chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall for his River Cottage HQ at Park Farm, where you can treat yourself to a great meal. Just a short drive takes you to the stunning Jurassic Coast at Lyme Regis. This delightful historic seaside town boasts a maze of narrow streets, with an interesting array of shops and cafes, whilst the sandy beach lends itself to great bathing and watersports, and the bustling little harbour offers regular fishing trips, or try your hand at fossil hunting. Within an easy drive is the quaint town of Axminster, or how about a ride on the Seaton Tramway? A glorious location for a varied and interesting holiday.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas