Places to Visit
The cottage is a short drive away from some fantastic locations for days out! Local market towns such as Shaftesbury, Sherborne and Dorchester are all within easy reach, as well as the gorgeous South Coast Beaches (Studland is our favourite), and the World Heritage Jurassic Coast (Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door), perfect for a walk along the coast. The beautiful city of Salisbury is only 30 minutes away and the historic city of Bath is about an hours drive. We have some super local pubs nearby too. The Talbot Inn is less than a 4 minute walk from the cottage down into the village, how brilliant is that?! There is also The Compasses in Sutton Mandeville, The Forester in Donhead St Andrew and The Beckford in Tisbury which we would also recommend.
Longleat Safari Park is a 40 minute drive away which is a guaranteed fun filled day out for all the family!
Ansty PYO & Farm Shop is along the A30 and about a 6 minute drive away. They bake delicious fresh bread on Thursdays and Saturdays, and also bake scrumptious cakes and puddings! They sell some of their homegrown fruit and veg as well as lots of other local delights.
Ludwell is also a 6 minute drive or so away, and they have a wonderful Post Office full of great produce for
all your essentials. T.Buttling Butchers are also next door, who are a fantastic award winning butchers shop. You must try their pork and sage sausages!
The nearest supermarket is in Shaftesbury, a 10 minute drive. There is a TESCO and a LIDL next door to each other.
Shaftesbury is the home of Gold Hill (in the picture), otherwise known as Hovis Hill which has breathtaking views!
The high-street is full of lovely independent shops, as well as lots of cafés, charity shops and a few pubs and restaurants. It's a lovely place to go for a wander and grab a bite to eat!
Salisbury is a brilliant City with an outstanding Cathedral. It is full of lots of shops, cafés and places to eat.
It also has a lovely park with a children's play area called Elizabeth Gardens.
Old Sarum is also an interesting place to visit for a walk, with an Iron-Age Hill Fort.
Studland, Dorset is about 50 minutes away and there are 3 different beaches to choose between! Our favourite is South Beach as it is more sheltered and the view of the cliffs and Old Harry Rocks is fabulous! There is also a pub just up from the beach. Knoll Beach is the main beach with lots of facilities you can hire such as kayaks!
On your way to Studland, you will pass through Wareham, which is definitely worth a stop either on the way or on the way back. You can hire rowing boats to go up the river and there is a great Fish & Chip shop!
Lulworth Cove & Durdle Door
The Jurassic Coast is definitely worth a visit! Stunning views along the coastline. You can either park and start at Durdle Door and walk to Lulworth Cove, or do it the other way round. There is a largish hill you will have to walk up if you go between the two! Lulworth has a couple of cafés to grab something to eat, and there is usually ice cream at the Durdle Door car park.
There is lots to do in Bath!
Lots of great shops, restaurants, cafes, parks, as well as the lovely Bath Therme Spa. There is also the popular Royal Crescent which is 30 terraced houses all in a row laid out in a crescent shape. It is said to be one of the greatest Georgian pieces of architecture, built between 1767-1775.
Sally Lunns is a must stop in Bath! Please go downstairs and buy some original Bath Buns with cinnamon butter to take home!