The Coast

They say location is everything and we couldn't agree more.  We are perfectly situated so you can explore the spectacular World Heritage Jurassic Coast of Dorset and Devon. Charmouth Beach with its excellent Heritage Coast Centre is only 10 minutes away as is the delightful seaside town and calm swimming beach of Lyme Regis, famous as the home of Mary Anning, fossil hunter extraordinaire of the 19th century.  You can take a mackerel fishing trip from the harbour at Lyme and hire kayaks and paddle boards. The heavenly little fishing village of Beer is only a short drive away too.  If walking is your thing, then the South West Coastal Path is a must, with lots of great seaside pubs dotted every few miles. Click on the photos below to discover more about some of our favourite spots along the Jurassic Coast.

The Countryside

In addition to all of the wonderful coastal attractions there are many great places to visit inland.  The small market town of Axminster is only just over a mile from our site so is easily walkable down the bridle path which runs down the side of the property.  Market day is Thursday where you can buy many tasty treats and for foodies there is the fabulous River Cottage Canteen in the marketplace which is open all day for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The River Cottage HQ is only a couple of miles away and runs a variety of courses throughout the year. 

The nearby town of Bridport is hub for artists and has many galleries and exhibitions as well as lots of wonderful shops and cafes, a perfect place to spend an afternoon. Also well worth a visit is Forde Abbey, a stunning 900 year old former monastery with extensive gardens which is only 15 minutes away. At Seaton you can take a ride on the Tramway from the coast up to the wetlands nature reserve and for the kids there is the brilliant Seaton Jurassic interactive museum and the Pecorama miniature railway in Beer.