With Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door being the focal point, this area is a fantastic option for a summer holiday or a winter walking holiday. The villages here are full of old world charm and many of them contain whole streets of idyllic thatched cottages.
Is a village in the Piddle Valley that dates from at least Saxon times and is named in the Domesday book as Affpidela. The church stands on the river bank and dates from the time of Edward IV. Many river and woodland walks start and finish from the village.
A pretty village with shops and pubs, and conveniently located for access to Dorchester and Poole. The historic Church of St John the Baptist in the centre of the village dates back to 1050.
This village once consisted of twelve cottages (which still exist within the village today) until Ernest Debenham expanded it under the concept of creating a self-sufficient agricultural enterprise. By 1929 forty new cottages had been built to house the estate workers. His vision was that every house would have an inside toilet and at least a quarter of an acre of garden.
Just off the main road to Lulworth Cove this is a tiny hamlet of 22 houses. There is a green at its centre with an oak tree. The Holy Rood church dates back to the 13th Century. The Coombe Keynes Chalice is a pre-Reformation artefact with an octagonal foot with embellished angles on the stem and is so rare it is now stored at the V&A Museum.
A charming hamlet with a village green and many thatched cottages and features a well known pub nestled in its own valley with a stream. Footpaths lead to the Jurassic Coast Path, only a 45 minute walk away.
The River Frome meanders through East Stoke whose houses, pub and hotel are scattered either side of the Wool/Wareham road. It is an ideal base for walking or cycling with trails into the Wareham Forest nearby.
A large, popular, pretty village with a pub and seasonal village shop leading to Lulworth Cove, which has many tourist facilities, pubs and restaurants as well as paths leading to coastal walks and the famous horseshoe shaped Cove. Check out our cottages in Lulworth here.
A cluster of buildings: an old farmhouse, farm buildings, barns, small nursery, kennels, wildlife haven and large pond in open countryside. Reached by an unmade lane almost a quarter of a mile from the Wareham/Dorchester road.
A small hamlet on the River Frome with an excellent farm shop and nursery (pick your own fruit & veg).
A picturesque village with a stream, village shop and a fine Norman church with traditional clock chimes and bells. Well marked village trails lead to a choice of three pubs, each about a mile away. Have a look at our cottages in Winfrith Newburgh here.
A large village with a main line train station, a good selection of shops, two pubs, quaint cottages in the old centre and easy access to the coast at Lulworth Cove.
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