Rudge Farm Cottages
Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Rudge Farm is peacefully situated on a gentle south-facing slope, overlooking the beautiful Bride Valley. The farm has ten cottages sleeping 2 to 6 people and is a haven for peace and tranquillity within 20 acres of beautiful countryside of mature woodland, meadows and lakes.
We are just over 2 miles from Dorset's World Heritage coastline with a number of beaches within easy reach. The surrounding West Dorset countryside is an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with its rolling hills, lush valleys and spectacular coastline.
The old farm buildings have been thoughtfully converted into attractive holiday cottages, maintaining many of the original features, ranged around a flower-decked yard and overlooking the lakes in the meadows below. The cottages are comfortably furnished with a warm and inviting atmosphere providing the perfect place for a relaxed and stress free holiday.
The cottages vary in size from one to three bedrooms with most accommodation on the ground floor, and one cottage adapted for wheelchair users. The cottages are 4 star tourist board rated and are equipped with central heating, TVs and DVDs. There are a number of leisure facilities on the farm including a tennis court, games barn and children's play area.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||DVD player, Boat available|
|General||Central heating, TV, Telephone, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set, Trampoline|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
The West Country region
Close to Rudge Farm Cottages there are plenty of fantastic Dorset 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.
West Dorset Towns
Bridport is a vibrant and colourful market town, set amongst the West Dorset hills. It is well known for its arts and music scene with a number of festivals and regular performances at venues across the town. Bridport was a key rope making centre and the Bridport Museum gives an intriguing insight to this industry. Bridport makes a great holiday base for the nearby Chesil Beach and coastal footpath and there are a number of golf and fishing opportunities. There is a twice-weekly street market and monthly farmers market.
Dorchester is the county town of Dorset and it has plenty of shops, cafes and historical sights. It is closely linked to Thomas Hardy who based many of his novels on the surrounding Dorset countryside. As well as a good range of shops, the Borough Gardens offers recreational facilities as well as a children's play area and is home to many of the festivals during the year. Dorchester has a number of small museums including the Teddy Bear Museum and you can also visit the homes of TE Lawrence and Thomas Hardy. Just outside Dorchester is Maiden Castle, an iron age ancient hill fort which is around 4000 years old and provides superb views across the Dorset countryside.
Lyme Regis is a picturesque town on the Jurassic coast with its historic cobb which featured in the film 'The French Lieutenant's Woman'. Lyme Regis is full of interesting shops, galleries and boutiques and the promenade features a number of cafes and pubs which provide a perfect place to enjoy the beautiful sandy beach. Lyme Regis is also becoming a noted food and drink holiday destination with the opening of Mark Hix's fish restaurant, the local brewery and other excellent restaurants. Nearby the beaches at Charmouth provide the best place on the south coast to go fossil hunting where you may well find your own fossil - especially if you join one of the many tours.
Just south of Bridport is the town of West Bay, a busy harbour village with characteristic kiosks, fishing boats, pubs and restaurants all situated between the spectacular East and West Cliffs. It is host to an annual Trawler Theme Parade where trawlers and their crew are decorated before setting out for a short trip along the coast. Also in West Bay is the highly recommended seafood restaurant, the Riverside Restaurant, which is well worth a visit whilst on your holiday, or you can enjoy a fish and chips from one of the many kiosks around the harbour.
Weymouth is a popular and lively holiday town with plenty of shops, cafes, restaurants and a large sandy beach. Old Weymouth is situated around the picturesque harbour area, with its cobbled streets and interesting warehouse buildings. There are plenty of family attractions around Weymouth including Sea Life, Brewers Quay and the beach fairground. Weymouth also has fabulous sailing and watersport facilities.
Dorset beaches close to Rudge Farm Holiday Cottages....
Hive Beach is a shingle beach on the beautiful Jurassic Coast near Burton Bradstock. This popular Dorset beach is never overcrowded and is a great place to spend the day. The beach has probably one of the best beach cafes on the South Coast – the Hive Beach Cafe has received rave reviews including from the Sunday Times and has a year round excellent seafood menu as well as a great ice cream parlor.
West Bay is located just south of the town of Bridport and has a picturesque harbour and modern pier which affords stunning views along the Dorset Coastline towards Weymouth and Lyme Regis. There are a number of walks which are easily accessible and around the harbour are a number stalls offering some of the freshest fish and chips you will find. THe West Bay beach was recently used in the highly popular TV series, Broadchurch.
Seatown is a small shingle beach just south of the village of Chideock and provides great view of Golden Cap, the highest point on Dorset's coastline. Almost on the beach is the very popular Anchor Inn which serves great food and drink and is open all year round.
Charmouth offers a large beach and is part of the Jurassic Coast. It is most famous for its fossil hunting and is probably one of the best places to find fossils in Dorset and perhaps the UK. At the beach the Heritage Coast Centre fossil workshops and runs guided fossil hunting tours.
Lyme Regis offers a beautiful and safe sandy beach as well as great views of teh Dorset coast from the historic cobb. The beach has a promenade filled with cafes and restaurants so you can sit back and relax watching the world go by. The far end of the beach boasts the famous Cobb which has featured in several films such as 'The French Lieutenant's Woman'. Behind the beach are beautiful gardens and is home to the new Mark Hix fish restaurant. The high street is only yards away from the seafront and offers an interesting array of one off shops and cafes.
Weymouth offers a gently sloping sandy and safe family beach. It is a very popular beach with a multitude of attractions along the waterfront promenade, including a funfair, sand sculptures and a host of cafes and restaurants. There are also a number of traditional beach activities including donkey rides, pedalos, punch & judy and trampolines.
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