North Eggardon Carthouse

Bridport, Dorset

Furniture from home-grown wood, reclaimed tiles - beautiful. The Jurassic Coast is near, Bridport's antiques, too. Cycle, walk, spot birds


13 beds


5 bedrooms


Sleeps 13


In wonderful isolation, you’ll want to stay lost in the folds of West Dorset forever. The Carthouse showcases the Crutchleys’ passion for the environment and the incredible workmanship from Victor and their artisan friends. Everything has been recycled or built from wood from their own coppice, the walls are lime-washed, terracotta tiles have been reclaimed and the furniture hand-made. A glance to the south-facing veranda reveals Victor’s handywork in carved leaves of sweet chestnut on the pillars. Earth’s bounty shines here, and with so much beautiful wood there’s no need for fussy adornments on the walls. Rooms stretch to cathedral ceilings and flood with light: bedrooms are huge and have room for extra beds for happy family hordes; the double downstairs is perfect for wheelchair users. A Swedish wood-burner and rich coloured sofas invite lazy evenings, and the farmhouse kitchen’s Esse range cooker and electric hobs make cooking a joy. You can climb Eggardon Hill behind the farm for views of Lyme Regis and the Jurassic Coast, head to the sea or find treasures in Bridport’s antique market. Walkers, cyclists and twitchers will be in heaven; kids will love the hand-built swing, and there’s a studio to play a game or three of table tennis.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Mid-week & weekend breaks available.


Nightly price
from £150
Weekly price
from £1050
1 House for 13
From £15013 beds5 bedrooms


Thirteen of us all shared this fab barn this past week – ages ranged from 14 months to 88 yrs. Room to enjoy ourselves with plenty of space. We always go to a different destination each year and so far this is the best. Thank you so much for a wonderful holiday


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Laetitia & Victor Crutchley

  • Eggardon Iron Age Hillfort - stunning walk straight up from the Carthouse to the top (15 mins). You may see deer or a buzzard on your way.
  • Jurassic Coast - beautiful beaches 20 minutes by car or 40 minutes by bike. Museums in Lyme Regis, Charmouth, Beaminster, Bridport and Dorchester.
  • Famous and most notorious smuggler Isaac Gulliver owned the Eggardon Farm in the late eighteenth century. His family sold it in 1871, a century later.
  • Bridport Arts Centre, Electric Palace and Lyric Theatre present great acting, music, and comedy. In West Bay, Sladers Yard Gallery shows inspirational Contemporary British Art, Furniture and Crafts, and occasional live music and poetry.
  • Ideal for walkers, cyclists, bird watchers, kite fliers or day dreamers. Five pubs in two and a half mile radius.
  • Order special excellent home-cooked meals at the Carthouse.