Hopefully you may find the following useful – also do check out my FAQs Please do look up any pub/restaurant first and check their website for latest info regarding opening times etc.
Check in is from 1500 on the afternoon of arrival. We just leave the cottages open with the keys inside so just let yourselves in and make yourselves comfortable. Even if you are running late, don’t worry, we will not lock! All linen, towels, t-towels etc are supplied, the cottages are pretty well equipped with all the usual utensils so really all you need to bring is some food. There is plenty of parking alongside the cottages – if you are staying in Sycamores the parking is around behind the cottage. We do try to visit to check that you have settled in, however the demands of the farm and my job as an airline pilot sometimes prevents us from doing so – please do not take offence!!
Getting here – just enter Character Farm Cottages, DT3 4JB in google maps.
Jane Elwood – Lower Farmhouse, Langton Herring
Rubbish and Re-cycling
The bins can be found on the gravel area just to your left as you go past the farmyard on the road heading away from the cottages towards the village.
Black top bins -general rubbish
Green top bins – paper/card/plastic/tins.
Green crates – bottles/glass.
Portesham Surgery, Portesham, DT3 4NS
Chickerell Pharmacy, 16 East St, Chickerell, Weymouth, DT3 4DT
(Day Lewis Pharmacy)
Wessex Pharmacy, Lanehouse Rocks Rd, Weymouth, DT4 9DJ
Dorset County Hospital, Dorchester, DT1 2JY
(Accident and Emergency)
Minor injury Unit, 3 Melcombe Ave, Weymouth DT4 7TB
South Walks Rd, Dorchester DT1 1DU
Ducks Farmshop, Portesham – 3 Miles
Bride Valley Farmshop (Butcher) , Abbotsbury – 4 Miles
Weyfish, Weymouth, DT4 8BE (Fresh Seafood, can be delivered if arranged).
Spar, Chapel Ln, Abbotsbury, Weymouth DT3 4LF – 4 Miles (PostOffice)
Co-op, Chickerell Road, Weymouth, DT4 9TP – 4 Miles
McColl’s, 51/53 East St, Chickerell, Weymouth DT3 4DT – 3 Miles
Aldi, LINK PARK, Unit H, Weymouth DT3 4FL – 3 Miles
Sainsbury’s, Mercery Rd, Weymouth DT3 5BJ – 6 Miles
Morrisons, 244 Dorchester Rd, Weymouth DT3 5AX – 6 Miles
Lidl, 148 Dorchester Rd, Weymouth DT3 5EF – 6 Miles
Tesco, Weymouth Ave, Dorchester DT1 2RY – 10 Miles
Waitrose, Tudor Arcade, Acland Rd, Dorchester DT1 1BN – 12 Miles
Restaurants and Cafes:
The Elm Tree Inn, Langton Herring, DT3 4HU – Beautifully renovated and re-designed inside. Plenty of outside seating in the garden. The food is excellent – AA 2 star award for culinary excellence. Very friendly staff. Definitely worth a wander up to visit.
The Kings Arms, Portesham, DT3 4ET
Traditional Country pub with good food and outside seating, dog friendly.
Three Horseshoes, Burton Bradstock, DT6 4RF
Country pub with very high-quality food and a friendly environment.
Hive Beach Cafe, Burton Bradstock, DT6 4RF (Beachfront, Seafood/Cakes)
Located on the beach at Burton Bradstock, you can enjoy delicious seafood as well as coffee and cakes in a very informal setting with stunning views.
The Club House, West Bexington, DT2 9DF (Beachfront, Restaurant)
Enjoy stunning views of the Chesil Beach from this restaurant with sea views whilst enjoying delicious, high quality seafood and cocktails.
Watch House Cafe, West Bay, DT6 4EN (Beachfront, Cafe)
Just yards from the sea shore enjoy wood fired pizza, fresh fish and delicious sweet treats in a cosy and relaxed atmosphere.
Rise, West Bay, DT6 4EZ
In the heart of West Bay, surrounded by water you can enjoy a variety of tasty dishes for any time of the day or enjoy a cocktail on the outside decking by the waters edge.
The Crab House Cafe, Weymouth, DT4 9YU (Seafood Restaurant)
Overlooking the Chesil Beach and the Portland Coast, you can enjoy exquisite Seafood in a relaxed setting.
The Brewers Arms, Martinstown, DT2 9LB
A family friendly village pub offering high quality pub classics and delicious local produce.
The Manor Hotel, West Bexington, DT2 9DF
A lovely family pub looking over the Chesil beach with flavoursome pub classics and and plenty of selfish available.
Daniel’s Fish and Chips, Chickerell Rd, Weymouth, DT4 9TP
If you are feeling like some mouth-watering, fresh fish and chips, Daniel’s Fish and Chips is very local and cooked fresh to order.
Cafe Oasis, Weymouth, DT3 6PN (Beachfront Cafe, Open some evenings)
Located right on the beach, this cafe offers tasty meals from breakfast through to dinner every day.