Rosan The Annexe is situated in a quiet street a mile from the seafront at Lyme. It appears to be a converted garage and is on two levels, the kitchen and bathroom a couple of steps higher than the living/dining/bedroom area. There is a sliding patio door to the rear that leads onto the small private garden area that has a table and four chairs. Parking is across the street on a quiet cul-de-sac.
We arrived early afternoon after a 250 mile journey through heavy traffic and persistent rain, just as the sun came out. After letting ourselves in and unloading the car we decided to walk into Lyme. Warning: although our host Sandra T had stated in an email that it is a comfortable 10min stroll to the beach and sea front, Google Maps says it is a mile's walk and although it is all downhill I doubt anyone strolls at six miles per hour! We spent a very pleasant afternoon in Lyme and walked back.
That evening we shared a bottle of wine in the back garden as the warm sun went down, so we didn't notice anything amiss until the early hours of the morning. Other reviews have mentioned the comfortable bed. It is a small double, being 4 feet wide instead of the standard 4 feet six inches. It creaks, and the mattress does not dampen any movement so that when one of us turned over the movement transmitted through the mattress and shook the other person. Once awake, we found it impossible to get to sleep again. It is surprising how annoying the loud ticking of the clock and the warbling of the fridge can be when you are short of sleep. As it was August, it became light about 5:30 and the thin curtains did little to keep the light out.
In the bathroom when stood in front of the washbasin, all I could see of my face in the small mirror was the tip of my chin. I am 5 feet 9 inches tall. When stood in the bath to use the shower, the shower head was just below shoulder level. The shower pressure and temperature were good until my partner turned on a tap in the kitchen and I had to jump backwards to avoid being scalded.
There is WiFi provided but the signal is very weak. We found a WiFi booster that was switched off when we arrived, and when switched on it made no difference other than a couple of LEDs flashed on and off. We left it an hour to see if it would eventually boost the WiFi, but it didn't.
The following night we went to bed sober which was a mistake. After a while, my partner left the bed and tried sleeping on the chair at first, and then curled up on the two-seater settee. In the morning, although we had stayed for only two nights instead of the four that we had paid for, we left.
Can't praise this accommodation enough along with excellent hosts. Private, comfortable, clean and very homely. There was even a private garden area. A lovely kind jug of milk and t bags for a hot drink after a long drive, perfect. I am amazed that you can find such lovely accommodation and people at the most reasonable price you can imagine. Thanks again for a lovely break. Xx
The Annexe was very well equipped and comfortable. It's in a quiet location within walking distance of the town and suited our needs perfectly. We found the price reasonable and hope to return for a long weekend in the autumn.
We found this place great value for money with regard to other places in the town. Very clean and lovely property. It was our second visit to "The Annexe" and it's even been upgraded since our last stay which was also great!
We met the owner again and was surprised that she remembered who we were and welcomed us in for a fantastic stay.
The weather was also great and we could enjoy the town for the week we were there.
Would definitely recommend and we will always stay here when we return.
Lovely, very well equipped apartment and very comfortable. Sandra and Roger were lovely host making the warmest of welcomes. Myself and partner will return again as it was such a beautiful perfect quick break.
The electric metre was Exspensive to run we had to put £6in for a two day stay,i never ever had to pay for electric anywhere ive stayed.there was a lot of clutter ever where,old tomato sauce on the side and old tea bags,the bath cost £1 to heat up but it was a tiny bit of water.everything was run by electric,not good.
when we ran the bath the bathroom looked like a sauna,water running down the walls,and that was with the window open.the room had two electric heaters in it but one only worked at once cos of the thermostat cut the other one out! .bed not good neither,very small double.the building was clean thou.