The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Wonderful beach and location. Unfortunately only viewed from car park as inaccessible for someone with mobility issues like myself-shame as it is special.
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!
Beautiful walk along the river, taking in some stunning countryside. Beware of the field of bullocks one needs to cross through!
A pretty village on the river Wiggle, worth a visit to see the honey coloured limestone cottages. At the heart of the village you'll find the Oak House Stores, a grade II listed building famed for its cheese and local produce.
The Old School Gallery and Cafe
Home made light lunches and cakes - very delicious! Plus a shop selling unusual gifts and Local produce. Highly recommended.
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’.
Absolutely wonderful in every way. We enjoyed many hours here. A must visit property.
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.
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.
Located in the centre of this lovely village, you will find a varied menu inspired by French and British classics, great quality food and local cask ales.
Lovely walk to a lovely local Pub
Walked from the front door of the Pump House to The White Horse on a Saturday lunchtime. We had not booked and were very lucky to be seated as they were indeed full, therefore booking is advised.
We had a delicious lunch sat by the open fire, and the two staff were attentive and friendly despite being full. The food was good quality, plentiful, and I would certainly recommend it.
Pick up your Christmas goose here. They're on sale from Michaelmas (Sept 24) through to Christmas. The rest of the year you can stock up on other locally grown and produced goodies.
Proper old fashioned farm shop with some nice stuff. Can recommend the chicken and the plum brandy!
Avoid the shop down the road "Hamish Meats" which is all frozen
'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.
A wide range of day courses, guided walks and lectures is available.
Lesley Waters (as seen on TV!) has a whole school of classes in the heart of West Dorset and we have a *SPECIAL OFFER* - Classic Cottages guests can arrange a course with 20% discount! (Contact the school for details) There are Demonstration Workshops, Hands-on Days, evening events and a shop and cafe to heat up your oven over.
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