Furley, Membury and the surrounding Area
Even in the height of the Summer Season, the area remains quiet and uncrowded. The Jurassic Coast – recently awarded World Heritage status – is about 6 miles to the south, and although the seaside resorts can be busy, the combination of rocky outcrops and wide beaches provide enjoyment for all the family.
A few miles inland back at Furley Cottages, you will find peace, quiet and relaxation. There is virtually no traffic on the road outside – the occasional tractor is about all you will ever see – so the grounds and immediate neighbourhood are safe and secure for children. A footpath runs along one of our boundaries, and from there you can explore the network of public footpaths and bridleways which criss-cross this area of outstanding natural beauty.
There are several country pubs within reasonable distance at which you will find lunchtime drinks and bar-food, with many offering a full menu of local produce in the evening. In Axminster, Seaton, Lyme Regis and Sidmouth, there are restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets, and we can make reservations on your behalf if required. The market town of Axminster is a few miles away, with the usual complement of larger shops and supermarkets, but retaining a genuine rural charm and atmosphere. There is a regular mainline train service from here to London and many other destinations, and we can arrange transport to and from the station should you wish to arrive and depart by rail.
Lyme Regis boasts breathtaking scenery and a special mystique, making it a sparkling resort for all seasons. Its historic Cobb and harbour are iconic features, set against moody blue cliffs yielding fossilised evidence of life on earth millions of years ago.
An ancient town featured in the Domesday Book, Lyme Regis is home to a number of historical landmarks and educational attractions. The picturesque and tranquil Lyme Regis is a great place to discover a lot you didn’t know about the UK’s heritage.
Sitting at the heart of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, with the South West Coast Path and Seaton Wetlands Nature Reserve within walking distance, Seaton’s beautiful scenery and natural environment are a joy to explore.
Axminster is a market town and civil parish on the eastern border of the county of Devon in England, some 28 miles (45 km) from the county town of Exeter. The town is built on a hill overlooking the River Axe which heads towards the English Channel at Axmouth, and is in the East Devon local government district.
The town is surrounded by beautiful countryside and has a wealth of lovely places to visit for all the family, ideal for short or longer stays. As the birth place of flight the local museum is a must for any visitors.
Bridport & West Bay
Bridport is a market town in Dorset, England, 1.5 miles (2.4 km) inland from the English Channel near the confluence of the River Brit and its tributary the Asker. Its origins are Saxon and it has a long history as a rope-making centre. On the coast and within the town’s boundary is West Bay, a small fishing harbour also known as Bridport Harbour.
Stockland is a village and civil parish in Devon, close to the Somerset boundary. The parish is surrounded clockwise from the north by the parishes of Yarcombe, Membury, Dalwood, Widworthy, Offwell, Cotleigh and Upottery. Its nearest neighbouring towns are Honiton and Axminster, which are 6 miles (10 km) and 5 miles (8 km) away respectively.
Dalwood is a village and county parish in the East Devon district of the English county of Devon. It is approximately 3 miles (4.8 km) away from the nearest town, Axminster, and 5 miles (8.0 km) away from Honiton. Dalwood can be accessed by the nearby A35 road. The village is placed within the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Beer is a village and civil parish in the East Devon district of Devon, England. The village faces Lyme Bay and is a little over 1 mile (1.6 km) west of the town of Seaton. It is situated on Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site and its picturesque cliffs, including Beer Head, form part of the South West Coast Path. At the 2011 Census, the parish had a population of 1,317.