A designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty,  flanked by a series of Iron Age hill-forts to the north and the coastal hills overlooking The Jurassic Coast to the south.  Unspoilt dairy farmland, superb scenery and delightful hamlets lie in the vale, including Whitchurch Canonicorum and its parish church.  Nicknamed the Cathedral of the Vale  in medieval times, the shrine of St Witte was one of the most important pilgrimage sites in the country and is now the only parish church in England containing a saint.

A different style of walk for every day of your holiday. Through farm fields and peaceful villages, across rolling hills, ancient woodland, spectacular cliff – tops or fossil hunting along our unspoilt beaches, we have it all very close to hand!

West Dorset is a “Foodies” paradise with lots of excellent places to eat, including renowned seafood restaurants. There is an abundant choice of village pubs and cafes dotted around, home made produce available in many.

Attractions include country houses and gardens, animal parks, arts and crafts, museums and galleries, vineyard and bike tours. Lyme Regis gives the seaside experience and along with Charmouth some of the best fossil hunting in the world. Bridport has twice weekly street markets and a harbour at West Bay. Slightly further inland just a few miles, Beaminster is a quaint old market town with independent shops. All our accommodation is Within easy reach are the historic towns of Dorchester, Sherborne, Weymouth and on the coast Abbotsbury, known for the Swannery and Sub Tropical gardens. Whatever the season, whatever the weather, there’s plenty to do and see in this beautiful corner of Dorset.

furleigh estate vineyard
jurassic electric bike tours