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Tel code: 01308 | code search
Postcode: DT8 | code search
Population: 3000
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Quigley
"Quigley is such a relaxing place to stay. Wonderful hosts where nothing is too much trouble. The rooms are immaculate, light and airy and the breakfast certainly sets you ..." More

Seaborough Manor Farmhouse
"Georgeous B&B in an exceptional setting - the best english brekky with local fruits and farm eggs, in the most exquisite dining room. Wonderful olde english bedrooms and own private ..." More

The Ollerod
"Good Points: The room, the staff and service, the lounges, the dining room and brasserie and the beautiful building itself General review: I cannot fault this hotel. From the welcome and ..." More

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The town of Beaminster in Dorset lies on the A4066 between Bridport and Crewkerne. It is situated in the valley of the River Brit and is famous for its annual nine day music and art festival, The Beaminster Festival. A previous festival was opened by actor Martin Clunes and included a huge variety of music, exhibitions and talks. Beaminster is historically a market town and still makes a great place to shop and sample local fare in. The town has survived three major fires, first in 1644 during the Royalist occupation, then in 1684 and again in 1781. It prospered mainly from wool cloth, sailcloth, sackcloth, shoe-thread, rope and twine. Despite the fires, the town retains its picturesque old world charm, with many of the buildings displaying the golden yellow of the local limestone. The town did not get a railway and so remained in its small rural state and today has a population of around 2,800. The whole of the historic town centre is now a conservation area, with over 200 listed buildings. Glorious walks abound for Beaminster stands at the head of Dorset's "Hidden Valley", or the historic Vale of the River Brit whose tranquil beauty hides rare flowers, badger setts and old water mills.

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The Ollerod (0.14 miles)

The Ollerod

13th Century BridgeHouse Hotel & Restaurant, nestles in downtown Beaminster (Hardyís ĎEmminsterí), and is ideally located for stunning countryside and the fossil filled Jurassic coast. The hotel is one of West Dorsetís finest historical landmarks. ... More | visit website

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Quigley (0.19 miles)

Quigley

Accommodation consists of two gorgeous light and airy en-suite double rooms, £90.00 for two, including a delicious breakfast with all local produce.

Room One has delightful views over beautiful Hardy Country, Buckham Down and The Wessex Ridgeway.

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Hemplands (1.47 miles)

Hemplands
Georgian stone detached village house. Period features with luxury, contemporary style. Situated in one of the prettiest West Dorset villages. Amazing breakfasts using local, fresh produce. Only 10 mins drive to Bridport & the coast. ... More | visit website
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Classic Cottages (3.06 miles)

Classic Cottages
A busy and thriving market town, Bridport is one of the most popular gateways to the Jurassic Coast. The town still has three weekly markets, including a farmerís market. Shopping in Bridport reveals its strong ... More
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Three Horseshoes Inn (4.02 miles)

Three Horseshoes Inn
'The Shoes' s a Victorian Inn tucked away in a tranquil part of West Dorset. The surrounding countryside is perfect for walking and is filled with ample places of interest, ranging from iron age forts ... More | visit website
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Seaborough Manor Farmhouse (4.21 miles)

Seaborough Manor Farmhouse

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Seaborough Manor is a 14th century farmhouse surrounded by countryside and a racing stable.There is a choice of two double bedrooms including one en-suite with separate childís room and a ... More

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Marquis of Lorne Inn (4.28 miles)

Marquis of Lorne Inn

Family run by Julie, David and son since Januray 2001, this Award winning rural Country Inn has a great reputation for food. Nestling in the West Dorset hills in the yellowstone Hamlet of Nettlecombe and ... More | visit website

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Shave Cross Inn (4.46 miles)

Shave Cross Inn
The Shave Cross House is a newly built Dorset flint stone building with beautiful stone floors and oak beams constructed in the same tradition as the 700 year old Inn which was once a ... More | visit website
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Childhay Manor (4.60 miles)

Childhay Manor

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Amidst beautiful rolling hills and tranquil Dorset countryside, this delightful property (the left half of the manor house shown in the photograph) boasts its own private garden ... More

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Manor Arms (5.07 miles)

Manor Arms
The Manor Arms, Grade II listed building, is situated in the conservation village of North Perrott and dates back to the 16th Century. Overlooking the green, the Inn has been lovingly restored, retaining much of ... More | visit website

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