Barbridge Cottage nestles in a natural bowl in the surrounding hills. It is just above the owner's home, yet feels very private.
The sitting-room has French doors onto the rear terrace and the wood-burner makes it a great place to stay any time of year.
Barbridge Cottage is so spacious and well-equipped.
The lovely sheltered terrace has unspoilt countryside views, perfect for al fresco dining.
The master en-suite bedroom has French doors leading out onto the rear terrrace.
The kitchen is fully equipped and creates a very sociable open space.
The cottage has a lovely open plan design that allows you to spend time together.
The countryside around Barbridge is stunning, ancient hillsides and wonderful views.
The twin-room is bright and cheerful.
The spacious en suite bathroom.
The large wet-room can be accessed via the bathroom, or directly from the hallway.
Parking is directly in front of the cottage.
This is Chino - the newest resident at Barbridge !
Barbridge Farm often has visiting sheep and cute little lambs.
You will be welcome to explore the farm -  just ask the owners - and to watch the wildlife using the lake. Please take care and supervise children at all times.
Meet the chickens!
The owners are happy to introduce you to their Alpacas, Bondi, Crinny and Polo.
You may be able to feed these gentle Alpacas.
The Half Moon pub in Melplash is one mile away.
The stunning Jurassic cliffs at West Bay. Have lunch at the Watch House cafe - right on the beach.
West Bay has the nearest beach to Barbridge Cottage - this is the pretty harbour there.
This is the beach at Seatown, just below Dorset's famous Golden Cap. There is a lovely pub here too, perfect for lazy seaside lunches.
This is the view from the hilltop above Barbridge - a lovely place to walk to and just sit and relax.
The large sheltered terrace at the rear of Barbridge Cottage.
The cosy wood-burner, perfect for a snug night in.
The spacious utility-room has all the appliances that you will need.
There is a short unmade track from the main road up to the cottage. There is an ancient drover's track off it - a great first walk to find out about your surroundings.
These are the stunning gardens at Mapperton House near Beaminster, filming location for Far from the Madding Crowd.
The surrounding countryside is stunning.
Athelhampton House is just the other side of Dorchester.
Lovely Bridport - recently shortlisted as High Street of the Year and voted 3rd in Britain's Best Market Towns by BBC Countryfile Awards!
Visit Forde Abbey - an easy drive and a lovely day out.
The stunning Jurassic coastline from Weymouth's seafront.

Barbridge Cottage

1805

3.8 miles N of Bridport / Sleeps 4 + cot*

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The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

A grade II 17th Century thatched village pub, the award winning Half Moon offers a seasonal menu and daily specials crafted with local produce. With proud oak beams and cosy inglenooks, this pub is perfect for all months with a suntrap beer garden for the summer and roaring open fires in the winter. Dogs are welcome and there is a play corner for kids too.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2023

Service

Excellent food and service


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2023

Good food and dog friendly

Worth a visit, good savoury food although we were a little disappointed with the desserts


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

January 2011

At last our pretty, thatched pub with its lovely garden has the publican it deserves with a young, local couple taking over. The chef has received AA Rosette awards at the other pubs where he has cooked, and his wife ensures there is a warm, welcoming atmosphere. The food is certainly a cut above the usual pub fare, so much so that Dan, the chef has a dedicated army of followers and so booking for a meal is essential. Its not just for diners though. Popping in for a drink is much encouraged and the cottage garden with lovely views makes it the perfect place for a summer pint.

Nearest beach

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Three miles from Bridport, Eype Mouth Beach is a pebble beach enjoying beautiful views of the Dorset coast. With a steep shelf, caution is advised when swimming as no lifeguards are on duty. Eype is a dog-friendly beach year-round - great news for your four-legged friend - and lots of amenities are available nearby in Lower Eype village.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

August 2020

Good Beach but narrow access lane!

Lovely beach with quite shallow water. Great Cafe off the beach doing takeaway drinks and snacks. Busy when we visited, and there is potential to get stuck coming down the narrow lane, as there are limited passing places.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

May 2018

Gorgeous!

Wonderful beach and location. Unfortunately only viewed from car park as inaccessible for someone with mobility issues like myself-shame as it is special.

Nearest walk

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Venture through meadows and pastures, across streams and up sunken lakes along the 6km trail from South Poorton Nature Reserve to Loscombe Nature Reserve in the countryside near Bridport. Keep an eye out for foxes, deer and buzzards, as well as the ant hills that gave the trail its name.

Visit The Dorset Wildlife Trust website for more Nature Reserve walks in the area.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

January 2010

Ant Hill Trail

This fascinating nature trail runs through the grounds of Marlpitts Farmhouse so is easily accessed from the property

Nearest town

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Beaminster sits at the head of the Britt Valley, through which flows the river of the same name. The countryside here is glorious and a stay in Beaminster would be incomplete without a stroll through the rolling hills that surround the town. For the history buff, playing ‘spot the listed building’ is great fun – even though Beaminster has been devastated by fire no less than three times, the town still lays claim to some 200 listed buildings. The highlight of Beaminster’s calendar is the Festival of Music and Visual Arts, a jamboree of musical, literary and artistic talent including many big names.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

January 2024

Pretty village at Christmas

We enjoyed the village which looked so pretty with the Christmas lights. Several local pubs to choose from serving food and dog friendly.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

July 2023

Beautiful small town

Worth a visit, especially Cilla


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

May 2018

Bonny Beaminster

We loved Beaminster and being only a couple of miles from our holiday home, it was ideal. The Greyhound is a friendly, unpretentious pub serving excellent homemade food at great prices. It is an untouched, charming town with independent shops, a refreshing alternative to the usual choices. Loved Cilla and Camilla-beautiful gifts, homewares and wonderful cafe. Definitely worth a visit.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2016

West Bay

Lovely harbour and beach


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

August 2012

Beaminster

A lovely little Dorset village with some great independant shops and nice places to eat. Small but well worth a visit.

Also nearby

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Home cooked food is a speciality here with Sunday roasts being a favourite. There's a play area, large garden and decking with views over the countryside. Dogs are welcome.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

December 2023

Sunday roast

Very nice homely pub


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2023

Great food and lovely hosts

Very good food and homemade desserts, lovely friendly hosts and dog friendly. Recommend booking in high season.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

May 2023

Bob

Bob makes this pub worth the 2 mile walk there and back.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

April 2022

Cosy pub, lovely location, great hosts

Traditional feel, good menu range and good value, very clean. Lovely views from the garden.
Have visited several times, a friendly place to eat and drink.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2021

Fabulous Friendly Pub

A lovely country pub with a warm, friendly welcome to include those fury four legged friends.

Great food and I can throughly recommend the homemade pizza’s!

Only a 10/15 minute drive away from Stoke Abbott.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2017

Excellent pub food and congenial hosts

We enjoying two visits to the Hare and Hounds during our recent holiday. Both times we had excellent pub meals in good surroundings and was well looked after by the hosts. Many thanks

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Situated in the heart of the village, this 17th century thatched inn offers a warm welcome, Palmers beer and a locally sourced menu. Enjoy the beer garden in summer. Dogs are welcome.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

November 2022

Good pub food

Great food, reasonably priced and just around the corner.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2021

Lovely food

Great pub just on the doorstep.. good food and lovely cider!!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2011

Fantastic service

We chose this for Sunday lunch. The food was impressive and good value for money. The service was attentive and helpful without being intrusive. We were very impressed by the overall quality and the beautiful setting.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

March 2010

A good test of a pub is in mid-winter when there are few tourists about. The New Inn manages to attact lots of local residents out of season and that's a good sign. Some lovely walking from/to the pub car park too!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2009

Lovely 18th Century pub set in a very pretty garden with meals served in the bar or dining room. The menu is small and changes daily while the food is freshly cooked by the owner, a professional chef. Very professional and friendly young staff.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Enjoy a (not so) swift pint by the cosy log fire in winter or out in the patio garden in summer at this 17th Century thatched country inn. Lunch and dinner menus include locally sourced seafood and meats. You can enjoy a locally brewed pint of Palmers ale while the kids play on the giant Jenga. Booking is advisable in summer.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2023

Excellent food

Very popular pub, food excellent.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

April 2023

Great pub

Good food and drink . Good decor and friendly staff


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

October 2021

Good food and excellent service.

Well maintained pub with excellent food and service. The decor is attractive and spacious.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2019

Great food

Great food and friendly staff


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2017

The George

Welcoming pub, tasty food. dogs are accommodated in bar areas. Advised to book for Sun lunch.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

August 2016

Superb!

The first thing that strikes you about the George is the friendly welcome from the staff nothing is too much trouble, they welcome dogs with open arms.

The food is excellent and good value for money and the Palmers' ales are a delight, be brave and try the "georgeous" ploughman's it is huge and gorgeous!


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2011

Excellent pub food. Thursday night is pizza night and its advisable to book.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

January 2009

welcoming with excellent food

Often in the area and find the George welcoming and reliable for a good meal, be it a bar snack or something more substantial, highly recemmended.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

January 2009

Sunday Roast at The George

After a breathtaking walk along the spectacular Jurassic Coast on a Sunday afternoon there is nothing more needed than a fabulous Sunday roast. We were a little late in arriving at The George however and when everywhere else had turned us away The George were very friendly and provided a well needed refuel stop before continuing our walk. Traditional and cosy atmosphere, in a pretty thatched pub, good food, beer and service.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

November 2008

Great all-rounder

Great food served here, with a huge choice to choose from and a good selection of Palmers ales. The staff and proprietor are very friendly and make you feel very welcome. As well as the bar/drinking area and restaurant there is a lovely snug with an open fire for cooler days/nights. Would definitely recommend.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

A traditional English country pub with amazing views of the Dorset countryside. Locals, walkers and cyclists are made very welcome and it's the perfect place for refreshments after a climb up nearby Eggardon Hill. Bring your dog, they are welcome too.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

October 2023

A great find

Went to the pub for a meal. Pleasantly surprised by the quality of the meal. The food was excellent. Being a coeliac the chef went out of his way to cater for my needs.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

August 2023

Good food, good view

This was a great pub on a lovely summer evening for sitting outdoors. The "pods" they have allow you to enjoy the fantastic view without feeling the breeze. Food was excellent.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

August 2021

Friendly local pub with great garden

Went here three times on holiday. Very friendly free house with good range of beers, simple but great menu and lovely garden with little pods. Worth booking ahead


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

August 2017

Wonderful food and a very friendly welcome.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

July 2017

Spyway Inn

Pretty Garden, good food and drinks! The owners are very friendly!


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2011

Good pub food with good service.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

June 2011

Excellent food - idyllic setting.

If you feel like a something to eat in an idyllic setting away from everything, then this is the place to go. The food is excellent, not expensive and the menu caters for practically everyone - I say 'practically' everyone because there is always that one person for whom it won't! For us though, this is certainly an Inn that we shall be returning to.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

July 2009

A freehouse with excellent pub food. The pub garden has won the Best Small Pub Garden and has lovely views. Family run over a number of years, it's well worth a visit.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Crowned with the ramparts of an Iron Age hill fort, Eggardon affords king-of-the-castle-views across the Dorset countryside. There are two Bronze Age burial mounds here too.

See the skies above Eggardon Hill alive with colour at the annual Eggerdon Kite Festival, held here in September.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2023

Phenomenal view!

Although finding somewhere to park was not straightforward (there is no official parking) it was worth the visit. A nice easy walk around the hill and incredible views if you have the right weather.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

December 2021

A lovely walk

Beautiful spot and lovely views. A must.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2020

Beautiful at sunset!

We like ancient history, so perhaps if you don't you might not find this place as fascinating, but it is beautiful at sunset and the views across Dorset out to see are absolutely stunning!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

March 2011

This hillfort is easily accessible from the road and provides fantastic panoramic views of the coastline of Lyme Bay, and inland over the Marshwood Vale.

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