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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...

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

Lovely weekend - The cottage is absolutely amazing, much more than expected!! We had a lovely weekend in Dorset and stay there just made it perfect... clean, friendly staff and really beautiful place!! We’ll come back soon!!

Linda, Shropshire

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

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

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
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