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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

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

Loved our holiday. Lots to keep our little one entertained, tennis, games room, trampoline, rowing boats, fishing, playing in the meadow, the ducks and woodland walks. Cottage lovely clean and had everything we needed. We went to Burton Bradstock beach, monkey world, dinosaur & teddy bear museums in Dorchester, Lulworth Cove, Abbotsbury children's farm. Fantastic time and back for more hopefully next year.

John, Swanley

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

Relaxing weekend - The accommodation was lovely, clean and tidy. Quiet and relaxing. I went away with my husband for a peaceful weekend break and that is exactly what we got. But on the other hand the place well equipped for children and so we will be back with our children next time. Plenty of things to do locally for children and couples.

Megan, Towcester
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