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Postcode: DT8 | code search
Population: 650
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Broadwindsor is set in an attractive rural location close to Beaminster and in the beautiful English county of Dorset. Settlements in the area date back to the Romans who set up tents on Waddon Hill around A.D.43 in between the few scattered farms in the area. A thousand years later Windesore was held by the Anglo-Saxon owner, Bondi. In the Domesday Survey of 1085, the manor was recorded as being held by Hunger, son of Odin. Broadwindsor's most noted claim to fame is its connections with King Charles II. King Charles took refuge in the Castle Inn in 1651 whilst escaping from the parliamentarians. Troops intended to search the inn but were side tracked by a rumpus in the village over a baby being born to a camp follower. When they eventually sorted out the problem they went straight to bed, exhausted. This allowed Charles, disguised as a serving wench, to escape. The Castle Inn burnt down and was rebuilt in 1850 as the George Inn. Broadwindsor is also renowned for its Craft Centre at Lewesdon Hill, especially in bluebell time. The Church of St John The Baptist dates back to the 13th century and is the church in which Thomas Fuller preached.


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Childhay Manor (1.98 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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Seaborough Manor Farmhouse (2.19 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 child’s room and a ... More

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The Ollerod (2.77 miles)

The Ollerod

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

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Quigley (2.79 miles)


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 (2.84 miles)

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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Shave Cross Inn (3.12 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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The Granary at Yew Tree Farm (3.62 miles)

The Granary at Yew Tree Farm

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Bordering both Devon and Somerset, in a gloriously unspoilt and peaceful location at the end of a farm road, these delightful cottages are set on a non ... More

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Middle Farmhouse (3.98 miles)

Middle Farmhouse

Jan and Terry offer you a warm welcome at Middle Farmhouse, which is a non-working farmhouse situated in the quiet rural hamlet of Hewish. We are 2 miles south of the Georgian town of Crewkerne, on ... More | visit website

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The George Hotel & Courtyard Restaurant (4.56 miles)

The George Hotel & Courtyard Restaurant
The George Hotel, situated in the heart of Crewkerne, has provided travellers with a warm welcome, comfortable bed and much needed refreshment for over 400 years. The current owner Frank Joyce, purchased the Hotel in ... More | visit website
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Manor Arms (4.88 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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