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When do we hope to open?
We hope to open in early July and you are able to make bookings NOW for stays after this date. We are working hard on making sure your stay with us is as safe as possible and have set out below a few areas where we are adapting to COVID19. Our primary focus is to keep our guest safe whilst be able to enjoy their holiday.

10% deposit and balance payments
For any new bookings are only taking a 10% deposit and any balance payments for new or existing bookings will only be requested as and when we are sure your stay will go ahead. In the event that restrictions are still in place such that you are unable to visit us we will be offering you the option to postpone your stay or receive a voucher to use for any stay before December 2021. If you are unable to reschedule a holiday with us we will of course provide a full refund.

Cleaning of our cottages
We pride ourselves on the cleanliness of our cottages and have a dedicated and experienced cleaning team some of which have been with us for over 15 years. However we do recognise that in the current environment we need to implement an enhanced cleaning process which has been recommended by Visit Britain and the Professional Association of Self Caterers. This includes the disinfecting of common touch points such as door handles, light switches, remote controls and the normal kitchen and bathroom surfaces. We will also be providing each of the cottages with additional hand wash and disinfectant spray as well as a hand sanitiser for you to take and use during your stay with us.

Check in / Check out times
We are currently reviewing whether it may be necessary to temporarily change our arrival and departure times to enable enough time to perform our increased cleaning schedule. This will depend on how busy we are for that arrival or departure day and we will contact you to let you know any revised arrival and departure time. It is likely that this will mean we will ask you to arrive no earlier than 5pm and depart no later than 9am.

Communal Facilities
We are currently working hard to ensure that as much of our communal facilities will remain available and again we will be following the guidance issued by Visit Britain and the Professional Association of Self Caterers. We will provide detailed guidance on what facilities will be available and any measures in relation to their use prior to your stay. We do hope that all our outdoor facilities such as the tennis court, play areas and boating lake will be available and we have installed hand sanitisers around the farm for use by our guests before and after use of any facilities. We may have to make some adjustments to the use of our indoor facilities to ensure social distancing is observed.

We are very fortunate that we have the world famous Chesil Beach on our doorstep. At 18 miles long Chesil Beach is probably the best beach in the country to observe social distancing and make sure you have plenty of space to enjoy yourselves. We would not recommend you visit some of the more crowded beaches such as Lulworth Cove which have featured prominently in the new headlines. Both Lyme Regis and Weymouth tend to be busy during the summer months so we would definately recommend you stay local and visit Chesil Beach either at West Bexington or Hive Beach.

Pubs, restaurants and other tourist attractions
We do expect the re-opening of many of the pubs, restaurants and other tourist attractions over the summer months but clearly all of these businesses will need to ensure appropriate social distancing. We are lucky that many of the pubs have large gardens and Bridport has plenty of takeaways. We will be updating our guests on any useful information regarding being able to enjoy the local area.

We are expecting most if not all of the local shops to open prior to the start of July. With regard to food shopping we have a fantastic local farm shop as well as several larger supermarket options in Bridport. Many of the supermarkets also offer deliveries to Rudge Farm.

Please do contact us via email if you have any questions regarding our approach and please be assured that we are determined to be able to offer our guests a holiday enjoyed as safely as possible.

The Hamer Family

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What Our Guests Say...

We stayed in 'Pigsty Cottage'. So beautiful, we had our own little veranda & stunning views overlooking the lakes & surrounding countryside. A short drive to Chesil Beach. The cottage is well equipped & comfortable. A jug of milk & a selection of tea & coffee was a lovely welcome!

Maryann, Kent

Great family fun - We had a great family trip with 14 of us sharing three adjacent cottages to celebrate a family birthday. Whilst we were only there for two nights, the facilities on site were great and kept the three children entertained and busy.

Simon, Cambridge

Family birthday weekend - Fantastic place to stay. Beautiful views, gorgeous spacious cottages and very modern and clean. Couldn't ask for a better place to stay. Absolutely perfect. Very well equipped with everything you need. Would definitely recommend.

Sarah, Cardiff

My family has stayed here many times including two visits this year. The cottages are very nice and have everything you need. They are user friendly and you don't feel continuous panic if you have young children there! The grounds and setting are completely stunning. My family and I lay in the garden outside our cottage and listened to the sound of the birds wings whirring through the air as they sped around the buildings. We are talking seriously peaceful!

Craig, London

Just spent a long weekend here and must say thoroughly enjoyed it. Stayed in Carter's cottage, lovely and warm and cosy and spotlessly clean. Went with our daughter and one year old grandson. Perfect for families so much there to do - would love to go back in the summer months although weather was kind to us sunny but cold. Very well equipped all you could possibly want with good local pubs.

Susan, Surrey
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