Local Activities

Bridport, famous for rope making, is a thriving market town full of independent shops with two markets (Wednesday and Saturday). With a greengrocers, three butchers, a bakery loved by TV celebrity Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall whose original River Cottage at Slape Manor is within walking distance of Marles Farm. Bridport also has a museum, Palmers brewery, arts centre, swimming pool, as well as plenty of cafes, pubs and restaurants.


On the World Heritage Jurassic coast nearby West Bay (TV Broadchurch and Film Far From the Madding Crowd) has a beach, shops, cafe and working harbour. Lyme Regis famed for its fossils is only a short bus or drive away.


Sailing and windsurfing at WPSNA (2012 Olympic location) and boat trips from Lyme Regis. Both West Bay and Lyme Regis have fishmongers selling locally caught fish and shellfish. Nearby stables provide riding for beginners as well as the more experienced and if you like off road cycling the local bridleways can provide some challenging conditions as well as perfect country walks.


Modbury and Salwayash have delightful farm shops with local produce and within a very short walk is an award winning organic cider farm.  






There are two well stocked farm shops nearby. The closest is Washingpool Farm with a large range of local vegetables and meat. It has a regular delivery of fresh bread and cakes.


Modbury Farm is a little further away but worth a visit for the dairy products from their Jersey herd.

Fresh organic milk is available from the Holy Cow vending machine at John Bright.

Look out for ice cream from Baboo Gelato and also visit Furleigh Estate for wine and vineyard tours. Baboo Gelato is also available from or friends at Pineapple Farm, just walk up the road!




There are many lanes, paths and bridleways around Waytown and Salwayash all accessible from our front door.


There are many charter boats in West Bay for sea fishing, just pop down and look at the adverts around the harbour or contact the local angling centre.



The local area provides fabulous hacking. Our friends at Bidlake provide everything you need from beginner to experienced rider.



The lanes and bridle paths locally provide a challenging

(and muddy) off road experience. The nearest waymarked singletrack is at Puddletown Forest off the A35. Symondsbury has a cycle trail and Dan from Bridport Cycles rents mountain bikes including e-bikes.



Bridport & West Dorset Golf Club has spectacular views of the Jurrasic Coast with an 18 hole course that is challenging but a fair test for all levels of golfer.  The club has competitive rates and a ProShop.



Bridport is a thriving market town, famous for rope making. It has many independent shops, a museum, restaurants and bars greengrocers, butchers and bakeries. The Local brewery Palmers has tours and a shop. There is a Wednesday and Saturday market with everything from bric a brac to hot food, fabrics and fab fresh coffee. You may be able to catch a show at the Electric Palace. Bridport hosts a Literary Festival and a Food Festival each year and of course the Melplash Show near West Bay.




West Bay is approx 5 miles away with a shingle beach and magnificent cliffs, part of the Jurassic Coast. The Watch House Cafe on the beach, a smaller version of the famous Hive Beach Cafe at Burton Bradstock sells fantastic food and drink. Traditional cafes/fish 'n' chips are also well represented. There is also a fishmonger, Samways, selling locally caught fresh fish. There is swimming with seasonal lifeguard cover. 




Eype is a beautiful Dorset village and has fishing, fossil hunting, swimming and walks to Golden Cap, the highest point on the Southern coast. There is a also a pub.



Another Dorset Town with great food, The Lyme Regis Brewery is worth a visit. Lyme Regis is famous for fossils and its position on the Jurassic Coast.




Our local pub, The Hare and Hounds is ten minutes walk selling good beer and food. A little further away is the Half Moon at Melplash or head over to the Pymore Inn at Pymore which has newly reopened. A little further the award winning Anchor at Seatown is worth a trip.




Our closest neighbour is the award winning Dorset Nectar, where cider can be purchased and Oliver and family produce excellent and varied cider and apple juice.