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The best of towns, villages, beaches, pubs, restaurants, attractions and days out in West Dorset to help you make the most of your stay in the area.

 
 

Exploring Dorset

Close to Rudge Farm Cottages there are plenty of fantastic beaches, including Hive Beach which has the highly recommended (by the Sunday Times) Hive Beach Cafe. There are also great beaches a bit further afield in Dorset at Lyme Regis and Weymouth.

The Dorset Coastline is a World Heritage site and provides some of the most dramatic coastline in the UK with Chesil Beach, Durdle Door and Golden Cap. You will find information on all you need to know about West Dorset including:

Great places to eat and drink in the local area, all within easy reach of Rudge Farm Cottages.

Food & Drink

Rudge Farm is an ideal base to explore the many picturesque walking routes across West Dorset. It’s also a great place to take the bike.

Walking & Cycling

Dorset is home to some of the most spectacular beaches in the UK – here’s our top six.

Dorset Beaches

Power boating and watersports along the jurassic coast or scenic golf on the cliff tops

Activities

Some of the best visitor attractions in West Dorset including Brownsea Island and Hardy Monument – all well worth a visit during your stay here at Rudge Farm.

Local Attractions

West Dorset is alive with bustling towns packed full of exciting things to do and great places to eat, from Lyme Regis to Weymouth.

West Dorset Towns

What Our Guests Say...

Perfect country retreat - First class comfortable accommodation in the Gardeners Cottage. Set in the beautiful Dorset countryside, we couldn't have wished for more. No hesitation in recommending Rudge Farm to my family and friends.

Stephen, St Albans

If your looking for a peaceful holiday in the deep countryside this is perfect.The wildlife is great with so much to see and the most wonderful walks on your doorstep.Pigsty cottage was excellent for us and the view from the cottage was stunning.

Toby, Carmarthen

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

I organised this get away for my husbands 40th with our family and friends. What a wonderful weekend we all had! The farm is a kiddies paradise. They just loved the freedom with lots to do. This always makes a parents break away heaven. The cottages are clean and comfy - a home from home. Beaches are nice and close too. We will be back.

Janine, Surrey

Great location to explore West Dorset - We had a really lovely stay at Rudge Farm. As our first visit to West Dorset it was an ideal location to explore the coastline. The kids really enjoyed the activities on site too including the boating on the lake, the games room and tennis court. The local farm shop was fab and did lovely fresh bread, yummy cheese, and veg. Thanks for a great holiday and we would definitely recommend it to other people.

Caroline, Brighton
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