Bordering three counties ‘Furzeleigh’ is an excellent base for exploring West Dorset, East Devon & South Somerset.
There is also a bus stop close by. This quiet area of East Devon makes a perfect spot for walking, cycling or exploring the S.West coastal footpath. The Dorset and East Devon Coast World Heritage Site is England's first and only natural World Heritage Site and is known more commonly as "The Jurassic Coast". It covers 95 miles of truly stunning coastline in East Devon and Dorset, with rocks recording 185 million years of the Earth's history. Take a ‘walk through time’ along the coast from your base at ‘Furzeleigh’, find a fossil, and see the geological story for yourself
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There are ample opportunities to walk, cycle or horse ride in the vicinity, or take a gentle drive to explore the beautiful villages, gardens & historic properties nearby; many are them are owned by the National Trust. This is an excellent touring base for East Devon and West Dorset and there are many beaches with good roads to reach them. Lyme Regis with its famous Cobb and literary connections provides many opportunities for a memorable holiday. Golf, windsurfing and sailing are available, or just relax on its unspoilt beach.The Marine Theatre or the privately-owned cinema are ideal after dining out in one of the many restaurants on offer.
Axminster is just a 5 minute drive away. It was made famous by River Cottage’s Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall, whose Canteen & Deli restaurant is located in the town. The town has a weekly street market, ancient Minster Church, a Museum & Arts Centre in the Old Courthouse, Flamingo Swimming Pool and Leisure facilities and is home to the famous Axminster carpets factory & showroom.
Fossil hunting on Charmouth Beach is just 3 miles away, with Fossil Museums in Lyme Regis and Charmouth. The South West Coast Path Trail runs along this coast and provides 630 miles of superb coastal walking - from Minehead on the edge of Exmoor to the shores of Poole Harbour in Dorset. From Golden Cap, the highest point in Dorset, to the cliff top at Beer, it is the best way to enjoy the wonderful coastal scenery, wildlife and heritage.
Within 10 miles are the Lace Museum in Honiton, Bridport with its famous museum, West Bay, Forde Abbey, Cricket St Thomas Wildlife Park and the Swannery at Abbotsbury. The major towns of Exeter, Taunton and Yeovil are about a 45 minute’s drive, and the two National Parks of Dartmoor and Exmoor are within a day’s drive.
The beautiful grounds at Forde Abbey
A typical West Country village Inn
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Wide sandy beaches of Dorset coast
The pretty harbour at Beer