The beautiful rolling countryside surrounding the hub that is Lyme Regis contains beautiful traditional villages and hamlets each with their own character and charm. Life is slower in this part of the world but the local town provides plenty of entertainment to make up for it!
Actually just in Devon, this farming village, close to Lyme Regis, has a hotel and a shop. Privately run, the Rousdon Estate is a stunning 350 acre country estate with a private beach beneath The Under-cliff, a Site of Special Scientific Interest on the Jurassic Coast.
Dorset meets Devon, at the village of roses. In 1894 the rose-growing rector planted roses around every door. Tiny village with 15th Century Grade I Listed Church, flood lit at night. On The Monarch Way.
A rural hamlet with a church in oak-wooded hills; family farms are dotted across the valley which slopes gently down to Charmouth and the sea.
As well as its sandy beach, fossil hunting cliffs and spectacular views of Golden Cap, this large village has a good selection of shops, pubs, restaurants and Georgian/Regency buildings. There is an excellent Heritage Coast Centre. You can browse our Charmouth holiday cottages here.
A large, traditional village on the main road with the advantages of a shop, a choice of pubs and of being under a mile from the sea at Seatown.
The Coast Path passes through this hamlet which has a vast shingle beach, a pub and a seasonal shop. Towering above is Golden Cap – the highest point on the un-spoilt Dorset coast.