[dropcap2]T[/dropcap2]he beautiful 350 acre Rousdon Estate is located in a magnificent clifftop setting on the Dorset/Devon “Jurassic coast”, complete with private beach. Rousdon is perfectly positioned to explore the best Dorset and Devon have to offer. [quote_right]The Jurassic coastline here forms part of a 95 mile stretch awarded World Heritage Site status by UNESCO for its outstanding geology and is ranked alongside the Grand Canyon and Great Barrier Reef as one of the natural wonders of the world.[/quote_right] Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, on the border where Dorset meets Devon with a magnificent Tudor style grade II listed Mansion House at its centre, this parkland estate is the perfect destination for a relaxed holiday in the heart of the Jurassic Coast.
The estate benefits from having its own private beach at Charton Bay which is accessed by a steep coastal path and surrounded by steep cliffs to give a perfect seclusion to allow you to relax and watch the sea lapping at the shore and to breath in the exhilarating sea air.
Nearby Lyme Regis has a rich and colourful history and is just a couple of miles away. Its narrow tangle of streets and shops wind their way down to the famous 13th century Cobb harbour and sandy beach. The town was famously depicted in the film, The French Lieutenant's Woman and Jane Austen's Persuasion. Here you can take a fossil hunting walk and discover the fossilised remains of giant ichthyosaur, plesiosaur, belemnites and ammonites that can be found on the beach. This famous seaside town has won the accolade of 'the Pearl of the Dorset'.