Doghouse Farm is right on the Jurassic Coast, so staying here is fabulous for walking. A track leads through fields to the beach.
Enjoy eating outside on this fabulous patio, with views right across to Golden Cap.
The three cottages at Doghouse Farm are the cluster of buildings in the bottom right of this photograph.
The cheerful open plan living-area opens onto the sunny patio, with wonderful views of Golden Cap!
The cosy bedroom has a super comfy double bed.
The cleverly designed kitchen is integrated within the living-area.
Enjoy eating outside on this fabulous patio with views right across to Golden Cap.
A warm welcome awaits you at The Dairy.
Another view of the sheltered patio.
This welcoming open plan living-area has French doors straight out onto the enclosed patio.
Lovely details add to the warmth of this cottage.
The shower-room is bright and cheerful.
The parking-area is to the left of The Dairy.
The lovely beach at Seatown (there is a great pub here too) beneath the stunning Golden Cap.
The beautiful Dorset countryside just a couple of miles away from the cottage.  So many places to explore.
The stunning cliffs at West Bay, Bridport - just a few miles to the east of Doghouse Farm.
Spend a day in the classic seaside fishing town of Lyme Regis, with it's historic Cobb and fossils.
The National Trust Golden Cap estate is very easily accessible from The Dairy.  You can walk for miles, with breathtaking views of the Jurassic Coast.
Travel east along the scenic coast road to Weymouth and Portland, with extraordinary views of Chesil beach.
Travel east to the unique isle of Portland and the iconic Portland Bill lighthouse.  Great for views, breeze and bird watching!
When you spot this iconic hill outside Bridport you will know that you are a stone's throw from the farm.

The Dairy

2663

2.3 miles W of Bridport / Sleeps 2 + cot

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

Nearest pub

The George Inn (¼ mile)

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
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.

Nearest beach

Seatown Beach (¾ mile)

A privately-owned beach, Seatown Beach sits to the east of Golden Cap. Backed by soaring cliffs, the beach is a popular spot for fossil hunters looking to find prizes hidden within the shingle. With a steep shelf and no lifeguards on duty, swimming is not advised, however the beach offers a lovely spot to sit and watch the waves rumble and roll along the shore.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2009

A favourite fossil hunting spot. Apparently there are beds of fossilised brittle starfish nearby as well as beds of belemnites. There's a free car park by the beach and you can walk up Golden Cap from here too, Dorset's highest spot, where the views are amazing.

Nearest walk

Golden Cap (1 ¼ miles)

Hailed as one of the Ramblers 'Top 50 walking routes to Britain’s best views', the Golden Cap which is the highest cliff on the south coast of England, offers stunning views from its 191 metre summit. During your holiday we highly recommend a walk from either Charmouth or Seatown along the coastal foot path or through Langdon woods to the top of the Golden Cap. Once you’re there relax and enjoy the stunning views along the Jurassic coast.

Read our blog of the quick walk up the Golden Cap.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

May 2021

Dave Harris

Spectacular. Not a sunny day, however the views are incredible.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2019

The view

A must for the views either side, leave to a clear sunny day though.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

January 2014

Stunning Views

I love this place, the breathtaking views down across the coast are amazing, it is worth taking a picnic, take your time and enjoy the view. I followed this walk http://www.classic.co.uk/nas/classic-blog/guest-experience-a-cheat%E2%80%99s-walk-to-golden-cap-155.html


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2012

Misty & no View

We set out to walk but unfortunately when we go to the top of the hill it was very misty and no views to be had which was disappointing so sorry for low rating. Also we found some of the footpaths were nothing more than mud baths with no way to get around other than to cling on to fern stems while balancing on tufts of none muddy grass.

Nearest town

Seatown (¾ mile)

Easy to get to off the A35 between Lyme Regis and Bridport, it's worth a trip to experience a smuggler's way of life in your descent down to the beach. Spy abandoned loot in the foot rocks of the Golden Cap from your stronghold at the Anchor Inn as you sift through the day's fossil pickings.

Also nearby

Hive Beach Cafe (4 ¼ miles)

This beach café right by the sea on Chesil Bank bagged the Coast magazine award for Best Coastal Café, Pub or Restaurant 2009. Local fish and shellfish are specialities.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2022

Lovely café

Very welcoming, and great position above beach.
Delicious coffee and biscoffi cheesecake.
Lovely gift shop


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2021

Hive

Went for lunch ,the team manager was excellent at keeping everyone informed of the wait time and we were quickly seated .Food was quickly served and tasty .
The view of the beach is the wonderful.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

May 2013

Car park free if you are with NT.
Cafe packed so just had coffee and cake. Beautiful beach


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2012

The service was good and friendly - the system works extremely well. The food was delicious. An enjoyable experience even on a rather damp day.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2011

Excellent seafood and cakes. Only open for dinner on Friday and Saturday evenings from early September.
Marie


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2009

More restaurant quality than cafe - terrific place.

Charmouth West Beach (4 miles)

Charmouth West Beach runs the mile and a half from the mouth of the river Char all the way to Lyme Regis. Although hammering at the cliffs is not allowed, the shores of Charmouth West Beach are well known for their fossils and often keen-eyed visitors are rewarded with a treat. With the gentle slope of the beach and natural sea pools forming in certain conditions the beach lends itself nicely to paddling and swimming. A heritage centre, cafe and shops are nearby, although there are no lifeguards on duty.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2019

Charmouth beach

Lovely not too busy beach, such fun finding fossils, beautiful sand when the tide is out, and great rock pools


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2017

Lovely beach, brilliant for fossil hunting


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

January 2010

Take a fossil hunting guided walk or boat trip. No sand but plenty to keep the kids amused.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

November 2009

The hours seem to have a habit of slipping by while you're wandering along hunting for fossils on this stretch of coast. The kids love the excitement of finding an ammonite or debating the authenticity of possible 'dinosaur bones'. Great way to spend an afternoon.

The Jurassic Coast (4 ¼ miles)

It would be remiss not to mention the pleasures of walking the Jurassic Coast here; a good way to combine a little exercise with a history lesson is to join one of the organised Fossil Walks from Charmouth.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2012

Charmouth Beach & Fossil Hunting

Had two good walks down there from Stone Barrow Lodge, the first time we walked down the right hand side of the beach and collected many unusual pieces of drift wood.The second time we walked the left hand beach and found lot of fossils.Not knowing what to look for and no tools to search the clay slides we meandered to the shoreline and hey presto found a fossil being washed by the incoming tide, we then went on to find many more, all quite small but some perfect specimens. Easy to spot in the water/sand as they were in pyrite which made then stand out from the other stones and pebbles, some have a Bronze tinge and some a rusty coating. It later turns out we were in just the right place, on the shoreline and a few hundred yards from the river (which is apparently the best place to find them). Have to say the tide got us most of the time but an enjoyable time nevertheless.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2011

Charmouth and the delights of fossil hunting!

One of the best beaches to try your luck at fossil hunting. We found the best way was as the tide was ebbing - you are more likely to find ammonites washed up on the beach - you just need a good eye and a lot of patience! Other fossils are found in the clay which has subsided from the cliff face. The excitement of finding a fossil for the first time (young or old) is an experience you will never forget and will want to do time and time again!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

January 2010

World Heritage Coast

So many delightful coastal resorts and quiet beaches, great cliff walking - with a bus service to get you back to your start point and car .

Hare & Hounds (4 ¼ miles)

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
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

Taj Mahal Restaurant (2 ¼ miles)

Offering the finest Indian cuisine, freshly prepared on the premises with the flexibility of dining at the restaurant or taking it away to the comfort of your home!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2011

This restaurant has been given 4* status by the local Council. The menu is varied and the cuisine is excellent. You can either eat in or have a take-away; the staff are very friendly, polite and obliging. This is a restaurant that I would highly recommend and if you love Indian cuisine then the Taj Mahal is certainly worth a visit when in Bridport.

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