Badgers Cottage is all on one level attached to Barn Owls Cottage with a pretty enclosed garden on one side and the farmyard on the other.
The kitchen/dining/sitting-room is the perfect place to relax after a day of exploring, with its cosy wood-burner.
A very tranquil setting for al fresco dining, with views towards Eggardon Hill.
The compact kitchen is at one end of the open plan space.
The bedroom has a super-comfy 'zip and link' (super-king or twin) bed, and lovely linens.
The shower-room has a large cubicle and heated towel rail for warm towels.
Relax and plan your adventure for tomorrow.
Far-reaching views from the farmyard and gardens.
The very stylish deVOL kitchen is a cook's delight, with ceramic hob and double oven.
You have arrived; this sign will greet you when you reach West Hembury Farm.
These electric gates are activated by driving on a magnetic circuit beneath the concrete. The gates open towards you and will close automatically after 90 seconds.
This delighful farmyard has far-reaching views, the helpful owners live in the farmhouse in the middle  of the photo.
From the garden, views across to neaby Eggardon Hill, a National Trust owned Iron Age hill fort, which overlooks West Hembury Farm and out towards the Jurassic Coast.
A close up of the gorgeous resident Gotland sheep.
Badgers cottage is next door to Barn Owls cottage, Badgers is in the foreground.
The new fence between the two cottages adds to the seculsion in this beautiful setting.
The Jurassic Coast at West Bay, scene for filming of Broadchurch.
The mature garden, a perfect place to relax and enjoy the country air, maybe even a snooze.
The owners are happy to show you around the farm if you wish.
There are some lovely features in this well designed cottage.
The pretty bedroom looks out onto the garden.
Meet some of the lovely farm animals during your stay.
Cute little lambs!
This beautiful pond is just across the road from the farm.
The Hive Beach cafe at Burton Bradstock, right on the Jurassic Coast serves delicious local seafood and homemade cakes.
The Spyway Inn is a short walk from West Hembury Farm.
Visit West Bay for fish and chips on the coast, it also has a quirky vintage centre to browse.
Drive the Jurassic Coast road between Bridport and Weymouth, for stunning views in both directions.
Nearby Lyme Regis is well worth a visit any time of the year and has a Fossil Festival in the spring.
The iconic Cobb at Lyme Regis with Golden Cap in the background.
Sherborne has some wonderful shops and local produce.
Weymouth harbour and beach is a short drive away.
Rural Dorset from Maiden Castle, just outside of Dorchester, one of the largest Iron Age hill forts in Europe.

Badgers Cottage

3014

3.6 miles E 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

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.

Nearest beach

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Take in the views and let the salty sea air whip your worries away. Found near Burton Bradstock, Hive Beach is a sweeping sandy strip backed by regal golden cliffs. With parking nearby and a celebrated café, Hive Beach is a lovely destination for a day's wandering and relaxing. Eagle-eyed visitors may even be so lucky to spot some fossils hidden along the beach.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

March 2022

Disappointing

Having read rave reviews we were disappointed by the breakfast we had there…cold, hard tomatoes and reheated squelchy mushrooms. The upside was sitting out in the sun next to the sea.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

March 2020

Fantastic waves,

This beach, even on a windy march day was spectacular and blew away the cobwebs and was very invigorating. Food in the Hive Cafe was great too.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

August 2010

Hive Beach Cafe serves superb food suitable for all the family from an informal premises right on the beach. Get there early as it's very popular, but even when busy the service is usually reasonably quick.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

July 2009

Brilliant place; so popular you may have to wait! Food is more top-class restaurant quality than cafe.

Nearest walk

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.

Nearest town

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

A busy and thriving market town, Bridport is one of the most popular gateways to the Jurassic Coast. The town still has three weekly markets, including a farmer’s market. Shopping in Bridport reveals its strong arts and crafts heritage. Bridport lies just inland from West Bay, with a gorgeous sweep of sandy beach and a pretty harbour that perfectly complement Bridport’s charms.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2021

Bridport

Great market town with lots of coffee shops and bakeries.In town parking a bonus .
Particularly liked the green yard cafe and Leakers bakery .

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

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

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.

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.

This 16th Century country inn serves excellent food and real ales. There is a children’s play area and walkers will find The Marquis also makes a good starting point for walks up the famous Eggardon Hill, where there are the remains of an Iron Age fort and Bronze Age burial mounds, as well as great views across the Dorset countryside and coast.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2010

A warm welcome

We eat there whenever we are too tired to cook at home! Always a warm welcome and a tasty meal.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

A beautiful 16th century thatched pub centrally located in the village. There's a large beer garden where you can while away the hours looking at the fabulous views of the Bride Valley.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2022

superb local pub

An excellent village pub, The Crown, is only a very short walk away. Excellent food, good value, a friendly welcome. We went three times and would very happily return there in future.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2022

superb local pub

This pub, just 3 minutes walk from Rectory Cottage, is a superb gem in the village. Good food with friendly service at very reasonable prices. We were delighted every time we ate there. Thoroughly recommended.

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