Unique self catering in The Undercliff NNR, near Lyme Regis, Dorset. The Undercliff Studio is a cosy Swiss style timber chalet, in a magnificent ash woods with access to a half mile private beach (15 minutes walk away). The studio is off the grid but does have unlimited free WI-fi. If you love nature with modern amenities this is the place for you. Sorry no children unless babes in arms and no pets.
The Undercliff Studio is a cosy self-catering Swiss style timber chalet and is a unique peaceful retreat set within the Axmouth to Lyme Regis Undercliff National Nature Reserve with access to a half mile private beach (Charton Bay – main image above) with stunning views. The Undercliff Studio is within walking distance of the beach (10 minutes) and 15 minutes drive to Lyme Regis.
The Undercliff Studio is on the Dorset Devon border and within the World Heritage Site known as The Jurassic Coast.
The studio uses solar power backed up by a generator. The Studio’s water supply is delicious spring water. We ask all our guests to respect our stunning environment and keep their electricity usage to a reasonable minimum.
A recent testimonial: Xmas 2015
'We had a lovely xmas break here. Especially enjoyed the walks along the deserted beach collecting fossils and driftwood. The studio is nice and cosy and a great place to get away from it all. Thank you for the privacy!
C and D.
The X53 stops next to Rousdon Social Club, which guests are welcomed to use and the drinks are cheaper than the local pubs and clubs! There are various taxi companies (Lyme Regis, Axminster, Seaton area, please book ahead), also there is Axminster train station (the nearest train station to Rousdon), all details can be found online.
Local shops and amenities - distances by car:
Rousdon - bakery 5 mins.
River Cottage - 10 mins.
Axminster River Cottage canteen - 20 mins.
Kilmington farm shop excellent range of local and French produce - 15 mins.
Seaton good local shops - 20 mins.
Lyme Regis picturesque resort with many local amenities - 15 mins.
Axmouth good pub food - 15 mins.
River Axe (Axmouth), excellent bird watching and watersports - 15 mins.
If you love nature with access to modern amenities the Undercliff Studio is the perfect holiday for you.
Washing machine (before 6pm), access to chest freezer any time. First-aid kit any time. There is no mobile phone signal here but there is access to free Wi-Fi, through which Emails, (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN), Messenger etc can be accessed. In a medical emergency there is a land-line available.
Interaction with guests
We always meet and greet our guests at the prearranged time, to show them our wonderful Undercliff Studio to help with using the amenities and to impart local information if needed. There is nearly always someone to help if any is needed during your stay. We always respect peoples privacy and we will never bother you unless a serious need arises. We look forward to your stay.
Other things to note
The Undercliff studio enjoys no street lighting. There is very little light pollution and we have stunning night skies as a result. The Undercliff Studio is perfect location for astronomy, nature walks along the coast path and walks to and along the beach. Please bring a TORCH with you and make a copy of the directions as Sat Navs aren't accurate here. We have high tidal ranges on this part of the coast. We provide a tide table and will be glad to advise how to use it if needed. Bring a water bottle, sturdy boots and trousers if you intent to walk in the Undercliffs.
Please respect our beautiful environment and to be conscientious about using a reasonable minimum of energy usage. ie Please don't leave electrical gadgets on stand by.
Single people or couples welcome.
No children (unless babes in arms).
Please let us know if you use the first-aid kit, so the bits used can be replaced.
Smoking is allowed outside but not inside the property.
Please arrive at the prearranged time 2-4pm or 8-10pm.
Check-out time is 10 am.
Please treat us as you would expect to be treated.
Please read all of our listing before booking the self-catering Undercliff Studio.
With kind regards,
George and Caroline