What a fabulous location, part of the Rousdon Estate; 350 acres of beautiful grounds that border the World Heritage Jurassic Coast. Hobnob is an elegant Grade II Listed, semi-detached house, part of the Stable Courtyard of the mansion formerly owned by Sir Henry Peek; the high ceilings, and large windows retain the splendour of this beautifully restored building. A large entrance hall leads to the sitting-room that has views over the enclosed south-facing garden and the pretty estate church. The huge kitchen/dining-room creates a fabulous sociable space with everything you need for holiday indulgences galore. An impressive oak staircase leads to the first floor, which has two double bedrooms, both with king-size beds and one has an en suite shower-room, a further twin room and stylish family bathroom; all the first floor bedrooms have great views.
The Rousdon Estate is beautifully maintained; 350 acres of mixed woodland and farmland with grazing animals for much of the year, add to that the Estate's own private beach, which forms part or the World Heritage Jurassic Coast, and you may not want to leave. The route down to Charton Bay is steep in places, but well worth it, you may even find a fossil on this special coastline. Very close to the Devon and Dorset border in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, you can enjoy both counties in the same day. To the west is the long beach at Seaton, the picturesque fishing village of Beer, beautiful Branscombe and all along the coast to include Budleigh Salterton and Regency Sidmouth. To the east the town of Lyme Regis has its iconic Cobb and so much more; a sandy beach, numerous restaurants, cafes, pubs and independent shops. Inland, you are very close to River Cottage HQ, if you fancy booking yourself in for a cookery course or special meal. If you plan to cook at Hobnob, there are two very good farm shops nearby selling local and organic produce; Felicity's award-winning farm shop at Morecombelake and Millers farm shop in the nearby village of Kilmington.
Sitting-room with TV, DVD player and ornamental fireplace
Cloakroom with WC and wash-basin
Kitchen/Dining-room with electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble-drier and dishwasher
Galleried Sitting-area with TV
Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5') and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with king-size double bed (5')
Bathroom with bath, double shower cubicle, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 3 with twin beds (3')
There is a steep step up and then down between the landing and bedrooms 1 and 2, and there is a step up into the shower in bedroom 1's en suite shower-room. *Only 1 cot is provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Dogs welcome (2 dogs over 1 year old only)
- Travel cot and stair-gate
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No smoking
- Pub 3.5 miles
- Picnic table
- Full oil-fired CH
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.
Hix Oyster and Fish House in Lyme Regis serves fabulous food with magnificent views. Hix offers a 10% discount to Classic Cottages guests for groups of 6 or less. Please show booking information.