Lewesdon Farm Holiday Cottages

About Lewesdon Farm

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.


Barn & Stable Cottages

Barn & Stable Cottages are a 4 star barn conversion in the local ham stone, set in an area of outstanding natural beauty.
There are breathtaking views in all directions.
Open plan Sitting room/Kitchen/Dining Room, with a feature window seat.
The double bedroom has an en-suite bathroom.
The twin bedded room has an en-suite shower room.
The double bedded room (in Barn only) has stacked bunk beds which can be used singly if desired, making a family room.
Cots and high chairs can be supplied if required.
There is wheelchair access in the bathrooms, with low level access showers, and use of a bath lift if required.
Bed linen & Towels are included in the hire charge.
Heating is by night storage heaters.
Electricity is payable by £1 coin meter.
For the cooler months of the year we have the added comfort of electric blankets.


Ammonite cottage will accommodate 3 people.

Please Note: Ammonite has not currently been graded by The English Tourist Board.
The cottage has:
Open plan Sitting room/Kitchen Room.
A double bedroom.
There is wheelchair access in the bathrooms, with low level access showers, and use of a bath lift if required.
Bed linen & towels are included in the hire charge.
Heating is by night storage heaters.
For the cooler months of the year we have the added comfort of electric blankets.
The Kitchen has a fridge/freezers, washer and electric cooker.
They are fully equipped with all modern appliances - microwaves, dishwashers, and toasters.
Ironing facilities, washing line, hairdryer, clock radio's, electric fire in the lounge etc. are all available in your cottage.
Spacious Bathroom with electric shower and WC.
Shaver point and we also provide bath and hand towels.
A wide screen TV and video player.
There is garden furniture located on the Patio for sunny days.

Places to visit and things to do

West Bay

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 !

Monkey World

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.

Abbotsbury Childrens Farm

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.

Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens

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 Swanery

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!

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Booking Terms and Conditions

How To Book

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.

Booking Conditions

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.

Guest Comments

Below you will find a selection of comments that past guests have taken the time to write in the guest books in each cottage.

What a find, peace and quiet, plenty of nature! Ample room even for 5 disabled people.
An idyllic place to stay. We had a fantastic holiday. Thank you for making us feel so welcome.
Settled in immediately, loved every minute of our first (of many we hope) visits.
Mutly was in seventh heaven.
Arrived here feeling a bit "eurgh" leaving feeling very "aaaahh ... Thank you.
Don't want to go home! Cosy comfortable and lovely relaxed week spent here. Many thanks.
Thank you so much for your warm welcome, and your care and attention to every detail.
We love the comfortable cottage and hope we will be able to stay here again. We found a jewel when we arrived and we have enjoyed very much the cottage and the county of Dorset - we will return.
This has been one of our better UK holidays. Accommodation A1+++, very sorry to be going home!.
This place is awesome, view is lovely. Very peaceful and relaxing.

Find Us !

Below you will see our location on Google Maps.
If using a SatNav, please use the postcode DT8 3JZ.

Lewesdon Farm
Stoke Abbott