Water Tower

Rousdon, Devon
+44 (0)7961 068224

A spectacular eco-build for family and friends on a serene stretch of the Jurassic Coast, midway between Seaton and Lyme Regis


5 beds


5 bedrooms


Sleeps 10

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Explore the peaceful, green, historic estate… then trek down the path to the private bay. Help your children hunt for fossils – the Jurassic coast is rich with them – or carry on to picturesque Beer, for lunch at the Anchor Inn.

This glamorous home, built on the site of an old water tower, is architect-designed and spanking new. Discover a huge ground-floor living space, bedroom wings at both ends, and a swish pool with a steam room and games room below. Everything feels majestic, from the tree-lined drive to the gliding wall of glass to the electric blinds and the magnetic locking doors.

Stroll into tiny Rousdon for its wonderful Village Bakery & Café; book dinner at the River Cottage. As for Lyme Regis, three miles, it’s much-admired for its seafood restaurants, its Regency architecture and its amazing breakwater, The Cobb.

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We think you'll love

  • The sheer luxury of open-plan living and a private indoor pool
  • The serene country views
  • Having a kitchen with all mod cons – and the option to hire a chef
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You should know

  • It's not wheelchair accessible
  • It's not a house for those wanting quirky or lived-in
  • Not all the bedrooms have a view of the fields


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights. 2 nights on weekdays. 2 nights at weekends. 7 nights in high season. Short breaks available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Private chef available upon request. Restaurants 10-minute drive.


Nightly price
from £564
Weekly price
from £2950
Damage deposit
1 House for 10
From £5645 beds5 bedrooms


This is the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion- you get the 'wow' factor from the moment you walk through the front door. This is luxury and glamour in a gorgeous setting- enjoy a private beach on the estate, hire in a private chef and unwind in your own private pool and steam room.

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The neighbourhood

The Rousdon Estate, 350 acres of fields and lovely old houses, overlooks Lyme Bay and the Jurassic coast – a World Heritage Site. There is also a private and secluded estate beach, Charton Bay, a 25-minute walk downhill. From here you could continue west to Seaton and Beer, or east to Lyme Regis and Charmouth. For gourmet food, there's the River Cottage and Hix's Oyster and Fish House. For pampering, Dowe House Hotel and Spa is a mile away.

Local points of interest from Karina Davey

  • Wrapping around the edge of Lyme Regis is Lyme Bay. This lovely long beach is bustling in the summer with a host of family-orientated events taking place. During the winter when the crowds have died down, taking a stroll across the quiet beach is blissful.
  • There are numerous walks along the high cliffs and beaches of the Jurassic Coast. A particularly popular one is up to Golden Cap – Starting at Stonebarrow Hill in Charmouth the ascent is well-worth it when you sit down to absorb the sights
  • Hugh Feranley-Whittingstall is renowned for his ethically produced food and opened up River Cottage Canteen and Deli in Axminster which is definitely worth a visit. Whether for a breakfast, lunch or dinner, only the finest, locally sourced food is served.
  • Whether you want to go off and explore on your own or have a guided tour, the one thing this stretch of coastline is famous for is, Fossil Hunting. Lyme Regis Museum and Charmouth beach have guided tours, lead by experts in the area
  • The George Inn in Chideock is a traditional Dorset thatched pub, perfect for Sunday lunch. Just off from Chideock you’ll find Seatown, home to The Anchor Inn and its award-winning menu right on the beach
  • Ride the tram through the Axe valley on a scenic three-mile journey from Colyton down to the beach at Seaton


Karina Davey

Unable to find “an exceptional holiday home”, the owners found a plot of land on an exclusive estate and built their own. Living in Bath, friendly Karina likes to welcome guests herself, but if she is unable to, her husband and wife housekeeping team take her place.