Packing information

Here are a few notes to help you when packing and planning for your holiday at Rudge Farm Cottages.

Your holiday cottage has guest-controlled central heating, powered by a propane gas boiler.


Your cottage has an electric cooker, microwave and fridge with a small ice box.  There is a large freezer in the Information Room shared by all cottages. There are dishwashers in Orchard, Carters and Shepherds cottages only.  Rinse aid and dishwasher tabs are provided.  We provide washing up liquid, brush and scouring pad, tea towels, oven gloves and bin liners.  We do not provide kitchen roll, cling film etc.  Kitchen utensils include a cafetiere coffee maker.


Pigsty and Stable Cottages have a large shower cubicle; the other cottages have a bath with shower over.  A baby bath is available on request.  Orchard and Carters Cottages have an additional WC.  We provide bath and hand towels, bathmat, toilet roll and cleaning materials.


Beds are made up with duvets.  Spare blankets are available.  Please provide your own cot bedding if necessary and beach towels.  We have a cots available on request, and also have a couple of bed guards for those toddlers adjusting to using a single bed.


All cottages have a TV/DVD player and you will find a DVD library in the Information Room - we would kindly ask that you return any DVD’s to the library as soon as you have watched them for other guests to use.  With the exception of Hayloft Cottage there is a ‘living flame’ gas or electric fire as a focal point to the room.


There are washing machines and tumble dryers in the Laundry Room, shared by all cottages.  Soap powder is provided.


There is a Weber BBQ outside each cottage for your use but you will need to bring your own charcoal.  We kindly ask guests to please clean the BBQ after use.


Mobile phone reception is not brilliant here, but it is getting better all the time.  You will probably not get a signal inside your cottage.  There is a payphone in the Information Room (01308 482758).   Incoming calls can be taken, but obviously only if there is someone in there to hear the phone ring.  We can take urgent messages by phone.(01308 482630).  WiFi is available but has a very poor signal. You will probably have to stand near to the main house to use it.


We have a selection of tennis rackets and balls for you to borrow if you do not have your own.  There is no booking system - just on a first-come-first-served basis.


You are welcome to fish in the lakes, but please use barbless hooks.


There is a farm shop at Modbury Farm, approximately 1 mile away on the road to Burton Bradstock.  The ever-increasing range includes milk, eggs, vegetables, frozen meat, ice cream, jams and chutneys, apple juice etc. The shop is open all the time, with a trust box for payment.

2½ miles away in Burton Bradstock there is a village shop in the Post Office and a Texaco garage, which has an integrated Spar convenience store.  Local supermarkets include Morrison's, Co-op and Waitrose in Bridport (6 miles) and Tesco in Dorchester (12 miles). The following supermarkets will deliver to Rudge Farm - Tesco, Sainsbury's and Waitrose.  If you put the name of your cottage in your booking, the drivers will deliver directly to you. Please ensure you book a delivery slot when you know you will be around to receive it

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