Hobnob is on the beautiful Rousdon Estate, these granite pillars are at the entrance, you are nearly at your holiday destination.
This former stable has been sensitively restored by the current owners.
Such a very sociable kitchen/dining-room, the whole family can join in.
Time to relax, the spacious sitting-room has plenty of light.
The master bedroom, bedroom 1, has a 5ft bed, en suite shower-room and lovely views over the estate.
The front door is just below the arch.
The front door is to the right.
Lyme Regis is just across the border into Dorset, and has something for everyone, a great beach, summer water sports, fossils, some great cafes, restaurants, pubs and great ice cream.
The iconic Cobb at Lyme Regis, with Golden Cap in the background.
The front door leads into the large entrance hall.
The entrance hall has a small cloakroom beneath the stairs.
The cloakroom is to the right, beneath the stairs.
French doors lead from the kitchen/dining-room into the garden, the parking-area is outside and to the right.
A delightful space to create great food and holiday memories.
All the appliances you could need.
Garden views from the spacious sitting-room.
This magnificent staircase adds to the sense of space in this beautiful building.
This tranquil spot on the first floor landing is ideal for a quiet read, or to catch up with your favourite TV show.
The en suite shower-room for bedroom 1, there is a step up to the shower.
Bedroom 2 has a 5ft bed and looks out over the garden and church in the distance.
The stylish family bathroom has a double shower and very large bath.
The first floor landing has a step up and this is the same size step down, between bedrooms 1 and 3.
Bedroom 3, the twin room.
Hobnob is No 1 Stable Courtyard, the building in front of you, with parking to the right.
As you sweep up the drive, the mansion house is in front of you, formerly owned by Sir Henry Peek.
The enclosed garden of Hobnob, faces the south west and catches the sun all day.
The whole of the Rousdon Estate is beautifully landscaped, Hobnob looks out over the church, rebuilt in the late 1800s by Sir Henry Peek.
Jacob's Ladder at Sidmouth, a little further along the coast, at the top of the steps you will find a lovely restaurant and tea shop.
The grand sea front at nearby Regency Sidmouth, a delightful town to explore.
You will pass River Cottage HQ on your journey to Hobnob, why not enrol for a cookery course or book for a special meal?
Miller's farm shop, an Aladdin's cave for food lovers, crammed with local produce and treats from France!
The nearby village of Beer is an active fishing port and you can buy the catch of the day from the wet fish shop on the beach.
This little heritage tram runs between historic Colyton down to the Jurassic Coast at Seaton, travelling along the River Axe through two nature reserves.
Tranquil Axmouth where you can sit and watch the world go by.
These magnificent cliffs are at West Bay, filming location for the TV series Broadchurch.
Stunning Durdle Door, iconic geological features along this stretch of the World Heritage Jurassic Coast.
Award-winning Felicity's farm shop, full of holiday goodies.
Over the nearby border into Dorset, Seatown, with Golden Cap in the background and the wonderful Anchor Inn in the foreground.



3.3 miles W of Lyme Regis / Sleeps 6 + 2 cots*

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Hobnob is delightful, spacious and well equipped. There is a large private garden that catches the sun all day. There are beautiful walks around the estate from the door and the property is an ideal base for exploring this beautiful area. We would definitely choose to return.

The setting for Hobnob is just perfect being part of the Rousdon Eastate with a magnificent 350 acre garden to enjoy. Hobnob has space to relax and the additional touches of strawberry jam, scones, cream, milk and Lemon Drizzle cake as a welcome basket is delightful. As a second visit to Hobnob we were just as enthralled with the cottage and had another wonderful holiday. Thank you Katy for a lovely cottage we have booked to come again in 2023 Jean & James Wilson and Jack our Cockapoo.

An outstanding cottage in a beautiful location. So clean and well equipped perfect for all seasons

Wonderful cottage in a beautiful and unique location. Easy access to nearby towns for more amenities.

Fab cottage , Katie is a lovely host we would return again without hesitation.

As soon as we arrived the cottage felt like home the additional welcoming touches of fresh Strawberries cream, milk, Lemon Drizzle cake and a packet of Hobnob biscuits was an added extra. The Rousdon estate is a wonderful setting, beautiful walks for us and our dog. Thank you Katy for a lovely cottage we have booked to come again in 2022 Jean & James Wilson and Jack our Cockapoo.

We were so impressed with this property and had a wonderful time. It was so well equipped and the garden was perfect for our Golden Retriever Meg. The welcome pack of cake, delicious cream tea, strawberries, milk and tea was especially appreciated on our arrival. We were thrilled to meet Katy the owner before we left too. Thank you for such a lovely holiday Classic Cottages .

Beautifully appointed property in a wonderful location. Furnished to an excellent standard, with some delightful touches. A real home from home. thoroughly enjoyed our stay, the property was spot on, well equipped with everything in excellent condition. Pleasant garden, ample parking. A delightful part of the country with easy access to surrounding areas. Walking is good without having to take out the car. Decent restaurants in nearby Axmouth for those not wanting to cook.

Stunning cottage in a great location. Very peaceful.

A wonderful holiday home in a stunning quiet location but close enough to get to lots of places. And what a bath! Would totally recommend it.

Would recommend other than the lack of heating. My understanding is the owner has now removed the lock from the heating controls

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thank you so much for sharing your comments for your stay at Hobnob. We're so sorry that there was an issue with the heating at the beginning of your stay but are delighted that the owner was able to respond so quickly and solve this for you at the time. Our owners always welcome the opportunity to improve your stay and we are delighted that a quick and swift resoltution was found for you. We hope to welcome you back to a Classic Cottage in the future. Sarah, Customer Support

An excellent house on a magical Victorian cliff top estate which is a paradise for dog owners, and close to the delights of the Jurassic coast.

We had a wonderful stay in Hobnob Cottage and even messaged Katy to try and stay longer. It's a great house, in a perfect location and we'll definitely stay again. Katy is a wonderful host (super friendly also) and answered all queries quickly and fully, both before and during our stay. It's possibly the best house we've stayed in, over the many years of holiday rentals.

We had a lovely stay at HobNob - spacious, well presented and located for families and dogs on the Devon/Dorset coast.

So happy with our short break here- perfect location and gorgeous cottage! The owner was delightful- we want to come back already!

The cottage was lovely and was very well equipped - better than any other cottage we stayed at

The garden was lovely and large and dog friendly

The estate is a beautiful setting although the walk to the beach is about half an hour and a challenge on the way back!

We had a wonderful week- thank you!!

Outstanding property and location, highly recommended. Very welcoming, home from home, would love to return in the summer months so that we can explore further.

If you want quiet surroundings with lovely walks this is the place for you. The accommodation is lovely and you could spend a whole week here without leaving the estate as in the summer there is a private beach. Our children and dog loved it here. I would highly recommend this property

Was delighted to see Hobnob available to rent once again, this was our fourth family visit and we had a great stay again. The location on the Rousden estate was very peaceful and the walk to the private beach was delightful. The cottage is well kept with good facilities making for a lovely vacation. The new café and bakery a short walk from the entrance to the estate is a delightful find for a leisurely breakfast or lunch if you do not want to cook. We loved our stay in Hobnob.

Rousdon Estate is so quiet and peaceful. We were in another world.... fabulous.... ps. Great cottage too !!

Fabulous peaceful location within easy reach of amazing walks, beaches and coastal towns.

We really enjoyed our stay at Hobnob. A spacious, clean and well equipped house in a fabulous location. Particularly enjoyed being able to walk to the private beach and the local artisan bakery in the morning. Also a great location for exploring the East Devon coast and nearby Lyme Regis.

A very comfortable, warm and modern house. Dog friendly with all the hard surface flooring downstairs. The owners were very friendly and welcoming and were happy to be contacted if we required anything. We didn't, everything went very smoothly. We were particularly impressed with the huge Christmas tree (with lights and decorations) in the hallway and attractive Christmas decorations around the house. Plus delicious food items on arrival and even treats for the dogs.

Fantastic cottage and location. Well-appointed kitchen. Local estate and village bakery are excellent, and Lyme / Seaton etc are a short drive. One of the best properties I've stayed in.

An excellent property in a superb tranquil setting on a private estate. Beautiful garden views over the private church at the bottom of the garden and lovely walks around the estate.

The owner was a delight to deal with - very helpful and had clearly given much thought to the decor and excellent facilities provided. Her mum had also provided a cream tea for our arrival which was very welcome after an 8 hour journey !

A top property, owner and location.

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