and Pauline aim to make your stay special. Close to the World Heritage
Jurassic Coast, a great local pub and the arty market-town of Bridport, all
offer something different, quality accommodation, delicious food, great
company and the opportunity to learn a new skill.
and breakfast with hearty aga-cooked breakfasts and comfy beds or
enjoy the freedom of self-catering in Ganders Cottage.
Relax and get closer to nature, dabble in the fishing lakes or get creative
and join in a workshop. An excellent base for those trekking the South West
Coastal Path as the bus stops every hour outside of our entrance with some
of the best natural sailing waters and the most beautiful stretch of
coastline in the UK, there's much to do!
is Colmer's Hill, the wonderful view we enjoy from Highway Farm. If you are lucky and the weather is kind you can
enjoy a hearty home-cooked breakfast on the patio and you may see roe
deer, buzzards, pheasants and foxes, hundreds of rabbits and lots more!
We are situated within a
short distance are the cliffs of the world famous Jurassic Coast,
England's first natural World Heritage Site including Golden Cap,
the highest point on the south cliffs of England, and unspoilt
hills, rivers and picturesque villages of West Dorset. We are also
very close to fossil hunters paradise at Charmouth - visit the
Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre and the 'Pearl of Dorset' - Lyme
The market town of Bridport
is famous for its netting and rope making and is well worth a
visit, especially on Market days, Wednesdays and Saturdays;
make it a shopping trip! Browse the bric-a-brac stalls and be
surprised with the eclectic mix at the Vintage
Market situated within the historic art and
antiques quarter, here's always a bargain to be had! Bridport
has an abundance of excellent restaurants, lively bistros,
tasty coffee shops and pubs to welcome you - often live music,
plus art and entertainment throughout the year at the Bridport
Arts Centre and the quirky, nostalgic Electric Palace.
Bridport, Best Food Town in
Dorset 2010 again! We're a foodie's paradise, you'll be
spoilt for choice. Come and visit the monthly Farmers Market
where you can sample our local produce and you might just get
to bump into Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall one of our local
celebrity chefs from nearby River
Matt Follas, winner of MasterChef 2009 at his lovely
restaurant called The Wild Garlic nestling
in the square in Beaminster with its lovely shops and St
Mary's Church, you can park in the square, very handy but
don't forget to book if you want to eat at The Wild Garlic.
Recent Guardian article on Top Ten Dorset Budget Eats
- check out Downhouse Farm, it's just over the hill from us,
you won't be disappointed.
Thomas Hardy's 'Wessex'
made famous in many of his
stories and poems and Enid Blyton fans of all ages, www.gingerpop.co.uk.
Visit The Ginger Pop Shop in Corfe Castle Village Square, explore
the places in Dorset where her stories were set and understand the
historical period in which they were written.
There's an abundance of beaches
nearby all along the Jurassic Coast, plus seasonal fayres,
fetes, carnivals, open gardens, art festivals and open studios.
There's so much to do and see, whatever the time of year.
Check our LINKS page and Workshop
page for ideas of what to do and see
Exclusive Arty Workshops
especially for you!
Come to West
Dorset and learn a new skill! Beautiful
surroundings, enjoy warm Dorset hospitality and home-cooking, combined
with local expert tuition. We have a
wealth of artistic talent in our midst, come and let our wonderful
tutors inspire you.
workshop days are fun and friendly, always productive and many have
returned for more! We’ve
been joined by guests, many locals come along, and all ages. Some
places given as gift vouchers for those don’t know what
to get people, and all are looking for an interesting day out. We’ve
had groups, Mother and daughters, and granddaughters too, but you can
come on your own and take the opportunity to chill and meet new
people. Why not gather a party together of works
colleagues, friends or family? Let me arrange your accommodation and
- short affordable courses
- small friendly groups
- excellent tutors
please see Art Page for workshop details
Like to be on my workshop email list for updates?
We are very easy to
find by road:
On the southside of
the A35 between the West Bay roundabout and Chideock.
The Bus Stop for No.
53 & 31 is outside our entrance.
We are called Old
London Inn, located between Bridport Bus Station and Chideock.
Station 16 miles, then bus no.31 or taxi ride.
Axminster Train Station 12 miles. Exeter Airport 35
|Discover for yourself the stunning Jurassic coastal locations filmed in the recent ITV detective series, Broadchurch.
West Bay and and the chalet at Eype are easily accessible from Highway Farm.
The series was penned by Doctor Who and Torchwood writer Chris Chibnall and featured a star studded cast including David Tennant, Pauline Quirke, Olivia Colman and Jodie Whittaker.
Broadchurch is a love letter to the scenery of the Jurassic Coast" says Chris Chibnall, "which uses key West Dorset landmarks as part of its story, the landscape informs the drama: the cliffs, the sea, the beach are all key elements of the story.
The star studded cast and crew have been so complimentary about the area. David Tenant quoted as saying "this is the only place you'd ever want to come on holiday", Olivia Chapman describes the area as "idyllic" and Pauline Quirke saying she has "absolutely fallen in love with the place".
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dates and ideas?
There's always plenty to do and see in lovely Dorset
King Bed and en-suite 1st June 2/3 nights,
s/c Cottages. Late availability & Special Prices
summer Dorset delights!
Please see our cottage page for cottage info.
7th-14th June £550, 19th-26th July
Boardwalk @ West Bay
Pound Cottage 31st May -
7th June £500
ARTY WORKSHOP DATES
to learn something new? then come and have a go... Reserve a
1st June Basket/willow sculptures.
22nd June Felt-making.
Shibori dyeing 29th June.
New date 20th & 21st July Hazlewood Furniture.
Art Courses page for full programme.
you to my workshop e-mail list for updates? click
Fishing Lakes -
location for good fishing. Day £7. Evening £5 Adults,
£5/£3 children. Fishing
lessons can be
arranged, please ask. Special price for guests.
Highway Farm Charity
........This time it's for the men in our lives!........
16th June. Father's
Day Charity Brunch at Symondsbury Cricket Pavillon
11am-2pm Funds for
Prostate Cancer & Cancer Research
Treat your Dad or the man in
11th Aug. Lunchtime BBQ at Highway Farm and
Coastal Walk. From
12.30. Walking at 2pm, tea and cake to follow.
For the Beaminster Young Farmers
and Prostate Cancer
8th Nov. Pig Race Night at Salwayash village hall
Prostate cancer. November theme and Fun night out.
24th Nov. Eype Xmas Makers Market 10-4pm
venue Highlands End, Eype. Dazzling display of makers.
14th Dec Xmas Wreath-making
Workshop £10pp incl demo
& lunch. Two
sessions from 10-
1pm, & 2-5pm. For Prostate Cancer.
For more details please ring me or see
a couple of visitor comments:
Even better than
the website - beautiful views, perfect weather and
excellent hospitality. Thank-you. Sue & John
Couldn't be better,
hosts, grandchildren, livestock, food....... All wonderful.
Thanks Lesley & Simon
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