The Great British Countryside

A new series “The Great British Countryside” shown on BBC1 on Thursday 15th February started its journey in Devon and Cornwall.

The programme featured the stunning Jurassic coastline, the best place in the UK to discover prehistoric fossils, particularly in the spring time when the strong winds and rain have left the coastline perfect for exploring.

Devon based, local fossil enthusiast, Mike Harrison recently discovered parts of a giant Ichthyosaur skull, a top predator of its time.  He has recovered a number of pieces of the skull and has managed to piece the 1.5 metre skull together, like an enormous prehistoric jigsaw. 

The programme also featured the village of Beer, in Devon with its Roman stone mine. 

The stone from Beer has been mainly used in Church construction. including buildings like Westminster Hall and Abbey, the Tower of London, Winchester Cathedral and Exeter Cathedral.


Higher House Farm near the village of Beer is a superb 16th century detached property with two acres of gardens and neighbouring woodland. Higher House Farm retains many of its original features and is a stunning place to stay and explore the Jurassic Coastline. 

Other properties ideal for discovering the coastline include Dorset properties, Allviews Cottage, Nr Beaminster and the cosy Carpenters Cottage in Chideock.  The Spot at Studland is a stunning new addition to our property portfolio.


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