The South West of England s very popular with holidaymakers and the small village of Rousdon is a charming place to visit in the county of Devon. The village provides a wonderful base for both the English countryside and the Devon/Dorset coast. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, holiday cottages and guest houses.
Rousdon lies between some excellent coastal towns with wonderful beaches including Seaton, which is about three miles away and four miles to the east is Lyme Regis in Dorset. Devon is also a good area for all sorts of fishing including rock and offshore on the coasts and game fishing in the rivers. With several coastal resorts just a short drive away visitors may like to try out the many watersports available such as surfing, sailboarding and sailing.
In Exeter and Dawlish holidaymakers can go karting, or for the really adventurous with a head for heights there is rock climbing available in Dartmoor National Park. For holidaymakers who enjoy a round of golf during their stay there are several golf courses in the area, with Axe Cliff Golf Club about two miles away and Lyme Regis Golf Club around four miles from Rousdon.
Should self catering holidaymakers want a break from cooking, there are numerous pubs and restaurants serving good food near to Rousdon. Nearby Lyme Regis will perhaps offer a more expansive choice of places to eat with seafood restaurants, tea rooms and several pubs serving food. There is a cinema in Lyme Regis as well as some charming arts and craft shops and galleries, while Dorchester is approximately 45 minutes away in the car via the A35 and has a bigger choice of shops.
Animal and nature lovers will find there is much to see in and around Rousdon and just eight miles away there is a donkey sanctuary at Salcombe Regis or 12 miles away is the Wildlife Park at Cricket St Thomas. There are many fascinating features to see in the area including the Quarry Caves at Beer and less than a mile away is the Axmouth to Lyme Regis Undercliffs National Nature Reserve. The surrounding area also features several museums, galleries, historic houses and gardens including the Marine Aquarium on the Cobb at Lyme Regis and in the same town another museum dedicated to the many fossil finds from the area including those of dinosaurs.
The warmest time of the year to visit Devon and the West Country is generally July and August when the average high is approximately 21 degrees centigrade. Between April and July are usually the driest months while December and January is the wettest time of the year with 100mm average rainfall per month.
Exeter International Airport is approximately 21 miles from Rousdon via the A3052 and handles flights to and from a large number of European countries, Canada, Barbados as well as UK cities such as Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Belfast. Axminster Railway Station is approximately 15 minutes away and served by trains from London Waterloo through to Exeter St Davids. A bus service operates from Axminster station and stops at Lyme Regis, Charmouth, Bridport, Dorchester, Weymouth and Exeter.