Billy Winters Bar and Diner, Portand, Weymouth

Billy Winters Bar and Diner, Portand, Weymouth

If you fancy somewhere a bit different with fantastic views across Weymouth Bay towards Portland visit Billy Winters just past Ferry Bridge on the causeway over to Portland Bill. This is a rather rustic/retro/highly individual bar/diner which has been fashioned out of a pre-fab building with seating inside and outside on the pebbly beach. The food is excellent ranging from delicious meat dishes, a good vegetarian selection including vegetarian and beetroot burgers and pizzas straight from the wood fired oven.

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The Club House Restaurant in West Bexington, Dorset.

The Club House Restaurant in West Bexington, Dorset.

Being so close to the sea it would be a shame to come down and stay in our holiday cottages and not find time to indulge in some excellent local sea food. We are rather spoilt for choice but one restuarant that definitely tops the list is the newly opened Club House at West Bexington, about a 10 mile drive from the cottages along the beautiful Coastal Road (B3175) towards Bridport. It is owned by the same family that runs

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The Hive Cafe at West Bay

The Hive Cafe at West Bay

The Hive Beach Cafe is situated just to the south of Burton Bradstock and has magnificent views towards Lyme Bay. It prides itself on sourcing all of its food locally and is renown for its seafood. As the name implies it also functions as a cafe so you can call in for just a coffee and slice of cake. However my recommendation for the summer is to go there for breakfast! Served from 1000am the breakfast typically is a choice

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Abbotsbury Swannery and Tropical Gardens

Abbotsbury Swannery and Tropical Gardens

The village of Abbotsbury is set amongst the hills behind the great Chesil Bank and is well-known world wide for it’s Swannery and the Sub-Tropical Gardens.  It is only about 3 miles from the cottages and the views out over Lyme Bay and the countryside  from the coastal road running from Rodden to Abbotsbury are stunning.  A very pleasant walk or bike ride. Abbotsbury Swannery The Swan sanctuary, over 600 years old, can be found around the Fleet Lagoon behind

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Weymouth Seaside Town.

Weymouth Seaside Town.

The seaside town of Weymouth lies about 4 miles to the east of our Dorset holiday cottages. Blessed with one of the warmest and sunniest climates Weymouth offers something for everyone. The 3 mile long sandy beach is perfect for youngsters to play in the sand and enjoy the very calm, safe shallow sea. There are a huge amount of fun things to do to keep everyone occupied. The Sea Life Centre is definitely worth a visit and next door

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The Kings Arms Pub at Portesham

The Kings Arms Pub at Portesham

Just a short drive from the Cottages in our neighbouring village Portesham you will find the award winning and highly recommended Kings Arms Pub, close to the Jurassic Coast. The dinning theme reflects its location of “coast and country” with all ingredients being sourced as locally as possible including local farms and growers with all dishes cooked to order. Inside the pub has a lovely relaxed atmosphere and during winter it normally has a couple of log fires going.  The

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Welcome To Our New Site and A Bit About Us!

Welcome to our new site, Character Farm Cottages! Why build one when I am sure many of you liked the layout of the old site. Well website design constantly evolves and many of the changes are driven by what the big search engines like Google deem to be important. One of the biggest changes “demanded” by Google recently was the need to have all websites “mobile friendly” – ie the website should automatically adapt to fit on a small screen.

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