Summer Weeks With Friends and Family, Romantic Breaks, Winter Weekends and a Cosy Christmas
We offer excellent walks or very quiet restful seclusion,with an abundance of wildlife nearby
Situated in Broadwindsor Dorset, Lewesdon Farm offers comfortable secluded retreats in the heart of the countryside, while only being a 10 minute drive from Bridport town center and West bay Harbour.
We like to ensure your holiday begins the moment you arrive with fresh flowers, local magazines and delicious locally made Moores biscuits.
We offer excellent walks or quiet restful seclusion, with an abundance of wild life nearby.
Ammonite cottage will accommodate 3 people.Please Note: Ammonite has not currently been graded by The English Tourist Board.
If you want a change from the beaches and coastal walks then make for the harbour where you will also find river boats for hire.
From here you can take a leisurely rowing boat trip on the River Brit through riverside meadows, but don’t forget to take a picnic.
Or take a stroll over to the old station and walk along the disused railway track to Bridport where you can visit the local brewery for a spot of wine tasting!
Why not visit one of the many traditional food stands located along the harbour front serving all types of holiday food from fish and chips to cornish pasties, Ice Lollies to Donuts.
Try your hand at crab fishing from the pier, but watch out for the seagulls trying to nick your bait !
Set amongst the woodland of Dorset lays 65 acres of sanctuary for over 230 primates. Monkey World was set up in 1987 by Jim Cronin to provide abused Spanish beach chimps with a permanent, stable home. Today Monkey World works in conjunction with foreign governments from all over the world to stop the illegal smuggling of apes out of Africa and Asia. At the park visitors can see more than 230 primates of 15 different species.
There are lots of animals for the children to meet, greet and feed.
Considered one of the best Children's Farms in Dorset, there are fun things to do every day. Children can cuddle the guinea pigs, ride the ponies, race the tractors, play in the large undercover play area and bottle feed the baby goats. The baby goats also race around a track twice a day, after the race the children are invited to take a goat for a warm down walk on a lead.
The family cafe offers local Dorset produce cooked on site and the gift shop has a charming range of quality gifts.
Established in 1765 by the first Countess of Ilchester as a kitchen garden for her nearby castle. Developed since then into a magnificent 20 acre garden filled with rare and exotic plants from all over the world. Many of these plants were first introductions to this country, discovered by the plant hunting descendants of the Countess.
The Garden is a mixture of formal and informal flowers, world famous for it's Camellia groves and magnolias. Noted in Dorset for its Rhododendron and Hydrangea collections and the charming Victorian Garden.
Facilities include the Colonial Restaurant, a quality gift shop and a superb plant centre where many of the flowers grown in the Garden can be purchased.
Abbotsbury Swannery in Dorset, near Weymouth, has become one of the most popular things to do for the family visiting Dorset. Located on the dramatic Dorset Coast, this unique natural wildlife habitat is also popular with film makers and has been used as a location for Harry Potter filming.
So if your family is looking for unusual things to do on holiday in Dorset, come to the Swannery and help hand feed 600 swans at 12.00 noon and 4.00pm daily, or get lost in the giant maze (the largest willow maze in Dorset), swing on the swinging nests play area, at the Kennels café or browse our quality gift shop. Parking is free!
Please telephone to check availability on 01308 868 270. We can then reserve a cottage for five days whilst your booking form and deposit are sent. On receipt of these, we will write to confirm your booking. The balance of your holiday payment is due 6 weeks before the holiday commences. If we do not receive the payment by the alloted time we will phone you to remind you. If you are booking within 6 weeks of arrival, please send the full amount with your booking form and we will write back to confirm the details and final arrangements.
If you have to cancel your booking, please telephone, and confirm in writing. Every effort will be made to re-let the cottage, in which case you will receive a refund, less an administrative charge of £10.00 Please note that when you book holiday accommodation you are entering into a legally binding contract. You may wish to insure your holiday against cancellation or curtailment. Bookings are from 4pm on the day of arrival until 10am on the day of depature. The cottage should be left clean and tidy. Damages/Breakages will be chargeable. Only guests shown on the booking form are permitted to stay in the cottages and use the facilities. Please do not bring extra guests without first letting us know. Amendents can be made and will be confirmed in writing. On rare occasions we may need to access the cottage for maintenance purposes. However we would always check with guests before hand, unless an emergency occurrs.
We do allow well behaved pets. However we ask that they sleep in there own bed which guests should bring with them. we would ask that pets do not sleep in the bedrooms and are kept of the furniture. This is for the consideration of future guests. There is a large area in which to walk your pets away from the cottages, we therefore request that dogs be kept on a lead and are prohibited from fouling the area around the cottages and drive.
We have a no smoking policy inside the cottages.
Properties will need to be vacated by 10am on the morning of departure.
M W and L Smith, their agents and employees shall not be under any liability to the clients, or third parties for any loss or damage arising from breach of contract, negligence, misrepresentation, or otherwise.