The Undercliff Studio, Self Catering
The Undercliff Studio, Self Catering
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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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 space

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.

Guest access

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.

Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 2PM - 4PM
Check out by 10AM

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).

No pets.

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

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52 Reviews

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Stephen User Profile
May 2016
Really nice little cabin. It's very handy to walk down to the quiet beach through the woods. You might need to take a brave pill walking down the path to the studio at night though! We had to cut the trip short unfortunately, but would've liked the extra night.

Natasha User Profile
August 2017
It is a beautiful location, very secluded and peaceful. Being off grid was a lovely experience and the spring water was amazing. The nearby beach and walks were great too. The drive to the cottage might be a little challenging for some, especially if it's raining. If you have a choice of cars bring one with a bigger engine. That said it is worth it for the amazing location.

Chris User Profile
August 2017
Really interesting accommodation, The host George provides perfect instructions to find this secluded cabin. You really feel you are living in a forest lovely bird life around and great clear skies at night. If you're feeling energetic there are some lovely walks to Seaton and Lyme Regis or for the less energetic a 10-15 minute walk will get you to a deserted pebble beach. The cabin itself is clean and has everything you would need and George takes time out to show you how everything works. We came down to watch the Perseids meteor shower and George even checked the cloud cover on the evening we were arriving to let us know how visible they would be!

Lucy User Profile
August 2017
Beautiful location deep in stunning woodland perfect break away from it all. Cabin was perfect for the 2 of us even bigger than we expected, really cosy with very comfy bed and sofa, can't fault it at all we loved every minute, even with the 3 days of rain! The bus stop is about 30 min walk so we found it easy to venture out and explore when we wanted. George and Caroline are the perfect hosts friendly, welcoming and available if we needed anything, we will definitely be coming back again.

Trudy User Profile
July 2017
Lovely place .
George User Profile
Response from George:
Thank you for your lovely review, we look forward to your return.
July 2017

James User Profile
July 2017
We had a lovely stay here. The location is incredible and beautiful. The accommodation provided everything we needed and what a treat to have running spring water. Being so close to the coastal path made it ideal for us as we could explore the under-cliffs. Walking to nearby Seaton and Lyme Regis was a challenging and enjoyable experience for my 7 month pregnant wife and l. Would recommend to anyone who loves the outdoors and nature.
George User Profile
Response from George:
Thank you for your lovely review, we look forward to your return.
July 2017

Emma User Profile
July 2017
The best nights sleep I have had in a very long time. I cannot emphasise enough how remote this property is! (just what we were looking for!) - Rural country charm with a 15 minute walk from your very own private beach.. (and it actually is private). The studio comes very well equipped with all of the day to day living essentials. George and Caroline were extremely accommodating and were always on hand to help with any questions we had. We will definitely be recommending The Undercliffe to friends and family. If you are looking for remote, rural surroundings close to a beach - Look no further. Thank you George & Caroline
George User Profile
Response from George:
Thank you for your lovely review, we look forward to your return.
July 2017

Joined in April 2013
George User Profile
My wife and I live in the only house in The Undercliff and never take for granted how lucky we are to live in such a beautiful place. The stars at night are undiluted by light pollution and bird song fills the air. Everyone who has shared this lovely space with us feels the p…
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