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A rural Oasis, just three hours from London"

Near Lyme Regis in West Dorset, Wellhayes was rescued from near dereliction by the current owners in 2013. Both The Wellhouse and Wellhayes Barn are available to rent either individually or together. Taken together they can sleep up to twelve people. Though completely separate, and not overlooked, they are situated 100 metres from one another, are surrounded by woodland and look out over a large lake towards the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The Wellhouse has been sensitively restored to provide spacious living accommodation and features an architect designed 70m² extension with contemporary open plan kitchen and living space designed and built by award winning furniture designer James Verner. Sitting in an elevated position, views from the house, south facing large terrace and lawn are over the impressive lake to the hills of East Devon beyond. Find out more.

Wellhayes Barn was originally built as a hay barn in the early 1970's. Retaining its original corrugated iron roof, it has been newly converted to an exceptionally high standard into a 2-3 bedroom property with a modern rustic interior and terrace adjacent to the lake. Find out more.

 

 

LOCATION

This tranquil haven is under a mile from the A35 and just under 3 hours from London by car. Axminster (3 miles) is well served by the mainline rail service from London Waterloo (2½ hours) and Exeter International Airport is just ½ hour away.

Wellhayes sits at the end of a bumpy secluded track that takes one over a stream to park by a tranquil lake surrounded by woodland. The coastal town of Lyme Regis is 2½ miles away and easily accessible by car, bicycle or on foot.

OUTSIDE

 Relax on the Deck by the Lake

Relax on the Deck by the Lake

Wellhayes sits in 15 acres of woodland and pasture with its own private lake.  The secluded lake in particular provides a wonderful space to unwind and relax with hammocks strewn between the trees.

The lake attracts all sorts of wildlife from ranging from dragonflies to duck, heron, moorhen and even the occasional cormorant .

Buzzards circle above the surrounding wild flower meadow which includes several varieties of orchid and the woodland abounds with deer, woodpecker, fox, badger owls and woodcock. Running along the southern edge of the pasture a stream meanders its way to the river Lim and exits our land under small, ancient arched stone bridge, the site of a long forgotten farmstead which is of much interest to local archaeologists.

 View of the Lake

View of the Lake