Local Area

West Dorset Sea View
West Bay Beach

The Beautiful Bridport Area in West Dorset

Hembury Mill is situated in a secluded and peaceful setting, within a
sheltered valley on the Eastern outskirts of Askerwell, close to
Eggardon Hill. Hembury Mill stands with Hembury House and Hembury Barn along
a private unmade track, away from the main round and issurrounded by open
countryside, in a area of outstanding natural beauty. Hembury Mill is only
1/2 mile from Askerwell village and pub.

The Jurassic Coast

The Village of Askerswell has a village hall, church and public house. The market town of Bridport is only 5 miles away and is the gateway to the Jurassic coast. The town has a range of business and shopping facilities, together with a twice weekly market. There is also a thriving arts centre and numerous little restaurants and cafe’s, many with pavement seating.

Beautiful Beaches

Within easy reach is the West Dorset coastline with world famous heritage status. The villages of Burton Bradstock and West Bay both have good bathing beaches. West Bay was recently used in the popular ITV programme Broadchurch so you may recognise the famous East Cliff on the beach.

Towns Further Afield

Askerswell is about 11 miles from the County town of Dorchester. The popular resorts of Weymouth and Portland (where some of the 2012 Olympics will be held) is approximately 17 miles away. To the west of Askerswell after West Bay are the famous fossil beaches of Charmouth and Lyme Regis.

Worldwide Acclaim of Lyme Regis

Lyme Regis is a short drive along the coast to the West or you can hop on the Jurassic Bus that goes back and forth every hour along the A35 coastal road. Situated at the heart of the Jurassic Coast, Lyme Regis is a major centre for fossil collecting and is recognised and acclaimed worldwide. The small, picturesque town has so much to do with a range of independent shops, cafe’s and restaurants, a beautiful public garden with golf and table tennis and it is also believed to be the smallest town in the country to have its own thriving cinema and theatre. Whatever the weather, Lyme is always the place to be.

Fishing at West Bay

Very good fishing can be found from boats at West Bay, Weymouth and Lyme Regis. Shore fishing is excellent all along the 17 miles of Chesil Beach and only a few minutes away from the cottage at Burton Bradstock.

Walking The Coastal Paths

Dorset is a walker’s paradise with over 300 coastal and countryside paths to choose from. There is a delightful walk of varied scenery and interest right in our adjacent field which takes you to the top of Eggardan Hill. Here you can take in the amazing views across the ‘Hardy’ countryside and out to sea from the iron age hill fort.
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Theatre Scene

Bridport Lyric Theatre
Bridport Electric Palace
Bridport Arts centre

Tourism

Bridport Tourist Information Centre
Lyme Regis Tourism
West Bay Tourism
Broadchurch Experience
What’s On West Dorset

Eating Out

Spyway Inn, Askerswell
Hive Beach Cafe
River Cottage HQ

Sea Trips

Lyme Bay Ribs at West Bay
Fishing Trips from West Bay
Fishing Trips from Lyme Regis


2017 WEST DORSET EVENTS

APRIL
Powerstock Cider Festival   23rd April


MAY
Dorset Knob Throwing  1st May
Sherborne Castle Country Fair   30th May
Lyme Regis Jazz Festival    27th to 30th May

JUNE
Bridport Food Festival   12th to 18th June
Bovington TankFest   25th to 26th June

JULY
Larmer Tree Festival   13th to 17th July
Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival 15th to 17th July
Lyme Lifeboat Week   23rd to 30th July
Camp Bestival Lulworth Castle   28th to 31st July

AUGUST
Lyme Regatta and Carnival   6th to 14th August
Bridport Carnival an Torchlight Procession 20th August
Melpash Show   25th August
Great Dorset Steam Fair   25th to 29th August

SEPTEMBER
Bridport Hat Festival   3rd September
Eggardon Kite Festival   date TBA September
Lyme Regis Arts Festival   29th September to 8th October

OCTOBER
Eat Dorset Food Fair Beaminster   date TBA October
Abbotsbury Enchanted Floodlit Gardens   12th – 29th October

NOVEMBER
Bridport Literary Festival   6th to 13th November
Eype Makers Market   19th November

 

Two Bridport Holiday Cottages at Hembury Mill

 

Bridport Holiday Cottages
Tel: 01297 489996