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


Water Activities

With the incredible Dorset coast on your doorstep you are never far away from an exciting water activity. If you fancy catching your lunch you can go on a sea fishing trip from West Bay and hope to catch a mackerel or something bigger!

For the more adventurous a thrill seeking power boat ride along the Jurassic Coast. These full throttle, high speed experiences in a RIB speed boat will surely excite the kids but for those of you who like a more sedate pace there are more gentle coastal cruises.

At nearby Portland is the National Sailing Academy as well as the Andrew Simpson Watercentre. The full range of watersports are on offer including windsurfing, sailing, powerboating, kayaking and stand up paddle boarding. As well as catering for the experience there are many taster and beginner sessions available.


West Dorset has some of the most picturesque and challenging golf courses of the country. The nearby Bridport Golf club offers links golf at its best where you will play along the jurassic cliff tops with stunning views along the coast. The signature 6th hole is only 133 yards long but has a drop of over 90 feet and has been rated as one of the top 100 holes in the world. Further afield there are excellent golf courses at Lyme Regis and Weymouth. For those who are not regular golfers there is a pitch & putt at Bridport and Weymouth as well as crazy golf course overlooking Lyme Bay.

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What Our Guests Say...

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

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

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

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 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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