Welcome to Camesworth
Camesworth Farm offers two holiday homes that can be rented together or independently. We aim to provide accommodation that will contribute to an enjoyable and memorable holiday in Dorset only 4 miles from the Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site.
Photo above: Farmhouse on left, Apple House in centre
Camesworth Farm has about 42 acres of pasture in the Brit Valley halfway between Bridport and Beaminster in Dorset. The Farmhouse and the adjacent Apple House are available for rent through us directly. Please telephone 01308 488044 or 07860 448549. Rent for 7 nights start at a very reasonable £285 for the Apple House and £542 for the Farmhouse, including electricity and oil used. The heated swimming pool is available from June to September. Each property has a designated private area near the house, and the rest of the garden is shared. The gardens are beautiful, peaceful and sheltered.
The surrounding area is threaded with public footpaths affording wonderful views of the fantastic West Dorset scenery. Many of these can be accessed without a car, and for these local walks we recommend waterproof footwear! The original River Cottage is only half a mile up the Brit Valley. The area was once full of cider apple orchards, and Elwell Fruit Farm on the other side of the valley still has many acres of fruit trees. There is a waymarked Brit Valley Circular Walk. Further afield are many more walks, including Stonebarrow, Langdon Woods, Golden Cap (highest cliff on south coast), Eggardon Hill Fort and Chesil Beach at Cogden (can incorporate nature reserve towards West Bexington). A map of the area can be supplied to guests interested in walking.
There are two pubs within a mile of the property (Half Moon at Meplash and Hare and Hounds at Waytown). Other pubs with restaurants worth a trip in the car are the Three Horseshoes at Powerstock, the Marquis of Lorne at Nettlecombe, the Loders Arms at Loders, the Crown at Uploders and the Anchor at Burton Bradstock. Restaurants that we have enjoyed include the Riverside at West Bay and the Bridge House Hotel in Beaminster.
The nearest beach is at West Bay about 4 miles from the farm. Chesil Beach starts to the east of the harbour entrance (beware undertow, we do not recommend swimming anywhere along Chesil beach), with sand and rock pools on the beach to the west of the harbour. Eype and Seatown are to the west, with Charmouth and Lyme Regis beyond. To the east are Burton Bradstock, Cogden, West Bexington, Abbotsbury and Portland, the eastern end of Chesil Beach. Beyond Portland is Weymouth, and further east are several fascinating coastal attractions including Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door, Kimmeridge Bay and Studland Beach. Poole Harbour contains the renowned Brownsea Island.
Inland to the east there are numerous sites of interest, including Corfe Castle, the Tank Museum, the Isle of Purbeck, Abbotsbury Swannery and Gardens and Badbury Rings.
At nearby Mangerton Mill there are fishing, art galleries and tea rooms. There are 37 Golf Courses in Dorset, some of which welcome players on holiday. The nearest is at West Bay. Deep sea fishing trips leave from West Bay, Lyme Regis and Weymouth. Riding lessons or hacking out can be organised with Jo Forsey at Bidlake Farm. There are local attractions too numerous and varied to list here. We provide quantities of leaflets in the properties.
This website was set up on 24th June 2012. It will take many months to add all the features we wish to portray - time is short because of running the farm and holiday lets, so please be patient, we will update the website as frequently as possible!
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