St Pancras is the lovingly restored old church situated on the beautiful Rousdon Country Estate, near Lyme Regis set amidst 350 acres of parkland. A Grade ll listed building formally the church for the estate.
There are lovely amenity walks for the residents, including access to private beach.
The Church has been restored by the new owners to an exceptionally high standard and is situated in its own grounds overlooking the lake and parkland with glimpses of the sea beyond. The property is very old with wonderful features that have been preserved by Natural England, but please bear in mind that some of these quirky characteristics may make it unsuitable for some people e.g. one stone spiral staircase is narrow and quite steep.
St Pancras would appeal to those looking for something completely different, is full of gracious charm and atmosphere for a very comfortable and relaxing holiday.
Our local attractions include the home of the popular TV programme River Cottage @ http://www.rivercottage.net/
The famous Jurassic seaside resort of Lyme Regis is only 5 minutes drive away.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lyme Regis 1 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Exeter 36 km, Nearest railway: Axminster 6 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Further details indoors|
The property consists of a traditional entrance porch leading into the large open-plan living room, dining area and kitchen.
The sitting area has a comfortable sofa (not shown), chairs and a log burner (logs supplied). Originally this would have been the knave and altar area.
There are two staircases, one leading to the mezzanine, a double bedroom that has a spectacular reinforced glass balcony overlooking the ground floor.
The Kitchen has fully fitted oak units and is fully equipped with full-size fridge and freezer, dishwasher, microwave etc and the old “emu house”, (yes it did hold emus!) houses the washing machine, and is a useful “boot room” for muddy boots, coats etc after long walks in the grounds or fossil hunting on the beach!
The former Vestry, the double bedroom, is accessed via a stone spiral staircase – not suitable for Friar Tuck!!
The ground floor bedroom is light and airy with twin beds
|Further details outdoors|
Outside there is a rear garden and car parking area with garden furniture and lawned area to relax in.
In the front there is a private quiet lawned area overlooking the grounds and lake. There is a private beach within walking distance (not for the elderly, very young or infirm)
Dorset is characterised by breathtaking countryside, beautiful villages and small towns, sandy beaches and a world heritage status coastline. Due to its sprawling countryside the area is fantastic to discover by foot, bicycle or horseback and provides the backdrop to many golf courses.
it is a place to unwind offering attractions such as local craft and produce markets, country parks, museums and historical landmarks.
Rousdon Estate is in an area of outstanding natural beauty and most of the properties have access to a private beach (via a steep cliff path), the famous landslip, the Undercliffe and the World Heritage Coastline between Lyme Regis (Jurassic Coast), Seaton and Beer.
There are plenty of delightful eating places locally, either informal pubs or more special restaurants.
Lyme Regis has a theatre, cinema, is famous for fossil hunting, has sandy beaches and the area is ideal for walkers, country and bird lovers.
Sporting amenities include sea fishing, lakes for trout and course fishing, sailing, golf, bowls and games for children. Riding stables are available locally and we can even arrange livery for your own horse on our own farm. Boat storage is also available on our own farm nearby.