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.
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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2017 WEST DORSET EVENTS
Powerstock Cider Festival 23rd April
Dorset Knob Throwing 1st May
Sherborne Castle Country Fair 30th May
Lyme Regis Jazz Festival 27th to 30th May
Bridport Food Festival 12th to 18th June
Bovington TankFest 25th to 26th June
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
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
Bridport Hat Festival 3rd September
Eggardon Kite Festival date TBA September
Lyme Regis Arts Festival 29th September to 8th October
Eat Dorset Food Fair Beaminster date TBA October
Abbotsbury Enchanted Floodlit Gardens 12th – 29th October
Bridport Literary Festival 6th to 13th November
Eype Makers Market 19th November
WALKING AND TO DO
South West Coast Path
Best of Dorset Attractions
Charmouth Fossill Hunting
Flying Frenzy Paragliding School
Brewery Tours at Palmers
Wine Tours at Furleigh Estate
Lulworth Castle and Estate
MILL RESTORATIONS AND OTHER MILLS IN DORSET
Two Bridport Holiday Cottages at Hembury Mill