The French doors allow the light to flood in.
A wood-burner gives a cosy warmth on cooler evenings.
The open plan design is very spacious.
The rear courtyard is a sheltered sun-trap, ideal for a little competition on holiday.
Ridge Lodge has far-reaching views from your terrace.
Bedroom 1, has a super-comfy 5ft bed, ideal for  lazy 'lie-ins', listening to the birds.
Late breakfast on the deck? The enclosed garden is safe for children and dogs.
The fullly equipped kitchen-area has all you need to create a gourmet feast.
Ridge Lodge has a Nespresso machine with a few pods supplied.
Bedroom 1 has a 5 ft bed, a door that opens onto the garden, and an en suite shower-room.
Stylish en suite for bedroom 1, with rainfall shower head.
The Fox Inn in Corscombe is a traditional country pub and serves great food using locally-sourced produce.
The award-winning Brassica restaurant in the nearby village of Beaminster is worth booking for a holiday treat. The village is gorgeous too.
Lyme Regis is a place not to be missed, with a sandy beach, iconic Cobb, town museum, fossils and lots of cafes, pubs and restaurants.
Set in the most tranquil  location, all you will hear at Ridge Lodge are the birds.
The open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas are ideal for spending holiday time together.
Stylishly decorated with French doors leading onto the decking and enclosed garden.
The dining-area looks out over the garden.
Bedroom 1 has a little desk area for holiday research.
Bedroom 2 also has a super-comfy 5ft bed and en suite shower-room.
The striking en suite shower-room for Bedroom 2, with rainfall shower head.
Bedroom 3 with beautiful linens.
To the left is Bedroom 3 with comfy 3ft bed, Bedroom 1 is to the right.
The family bathroom has a double-ended claw-foot bath, perfect for a relaxing soak.
Fabulous views and a fire-pit for a little holiday atmosphere, please supervise children at all times.
A stable-door allows for fresh air.
The view when you arrive, with private parking, 6 steep steps lead down to the lodge.
Six steps lead down to Ridge Lodge.
You have arrived at your holiday destination.
The washing machine/drier and the freezer are in a cupboard in the courtyard.
Dramatic cliffs at nearby West Bay, filming location for the TV series Broadchurch.
Iconic Durdle Door on the World Heritage Jurassic Coast.
The Etches Collection, a fabulous collection of fossils collected over 35 years from the shores at nearby Kimmeridge.
The safe sandy beach at Weymouth still has a traditional Punch and Judy show in the summer months.
The Tank Museum at Bovington, displays the history of tanks from their early beginnings to current day.
The Hive Beach cafe at Burton Bradstock serves locally-caught seafood and delicious cakes.
If you like primates, Monkey World is a rescue and rehabilitation centre about 45 minutes drive from Ridge Lodge.
The National Trust's Stourhead House and Gardens are beautiful, especially in the spring when the azaleas and rhododendrons are in bloom.
The magnificant castle that overlooks the village of Corfe on the Isle of Purbeck.
The surrounding Dorset countryside is magnificent.
Take a boat trip from Poole Quay and visit Brownsea Island, here the RSPB nature reserve has lots of visiting birds, resident peacocks and red squirrels.
Holiday tranquility, with fabulous rural views from your terrace in all three lodges.

Ridge Lodge

4024

3.2 miles NE of Beaminster / Sleeps 5 + cot

7 Nights from £477 - £1038

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

Nearest pub

The Fox Inn Corscombe (¾ mile)

A traditional thatched village pub in the heart of Corscombe with open fires and outdoor seating for warming months. Live music plays regularly (give them a call for further information).

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Mrs Starkey May 2018

Friendly Local

We visited in May and took advantage of curry and pint offer. Food turned out to be o.k, pretty average but great ambience and very helpful and friendly staff. Lovely location.

Nearest beach

Eype's Mouth Beach (9 ¾ miles)

Along the coast from Seatown. You might find some fossils here, but expect to have work for them.

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

Mrs Starkey 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

Parrett River Trail (1 ½ miles)

There are six different sections to this walk, which extend from coast to coast. The walk runs along the river,where you can take in the stunning scenery of the Somerset Levels and witness the abundance of wildlife!

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

Mrs Clarke-Bradford July 2011

Beautiful walk along the river, taking in some stunning countryside. Beware of the field of bullocks one needs to cross through!

Nearest town

Beaminster (3 ¼ miles)

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
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Starkey 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

Mrs Relf 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

Montacute House (7 ½ miles)

An exceptional Elizabethan house filled with treasures, including 17th Century textile samplers and Elizabethan art. This house featured in the 1995 film ‘Sense and Sensibility’.

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

Mrs Starkey May 2018

Marvellous Montacute

Absolutely wonderful in every way. We enjoyed many hours here. A must visit property.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mr Willis May 2016

Shame.

A lovely house and location . It was a pity it was spoilt by a very heavy handed and hard sell approach in the ticket office to join the N.T. I had to be very persistent to get into the house and gardens without joining up .
Once we had managed to get in we had another issue with an officious lady in the long room who basically told us off for taking the wrong staircase up . It turned out that a rope had not been put in place . How were we to know! Other staff members tried to make up for this and were excellent but the impression overall was poor.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mr Merriman September 2013

Very interesting

Another West Country gem to consider when in the Somerset or Dorset areas. Although the house was endowed to NT as an empty shell much work has been done by introducing surplus items from other properties and there is a current fascinating exhibition from the National Portrait Gallery which is a must.

The New Inn (4 ¾ miles)

Sunday lunch is a speciality at this attractive, thatched village inn.

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

Mrs Mackintosh 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 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Evans 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 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Scammell 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.

The Kingcombe Centre (4 ½ miles)

'The farm that time forgot' uses traditional farming methods to work the land. This environmental study centre is situated in a nature reserve in the heart of West Dorset and offers courses and lectures on the local flora and fauna as well as art and music.

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

February 2009

A wide range of day courses, guided walks and lectures is available.
-H Minter

Ant Hill Trail (4 ¾ miles)

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
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Helen January 2010

Ant Hill Trail

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

The Half Moon (5 miles)

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
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Scammell 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.

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