Come to feel very special and for truly exquisite breakfasts at the cosy table in the sitting room. Homemade muesli and granola, homemade jams, artful fruit salads, mushroom omelette, home-baked bread and more. All served on pretty china with proper linen napkins.
Cross the bridge over the river Frome from the village and enter a vast parkland criss-crossed with paths, ancient trees and bridle ways, take a packed lunch and head to pebble or sand beaches in under half an hour, eat well at the Royal Oak in Cerne Abbas or The Ollerod in Beaminster. Bridport is worth delving into for its quirky independent shops and arts centre, thriving markets and artisan food outlets.
Return to a comforting sitting room – in winter the fire roars up the chimney behind the medieval over mantle – and sit back with tea and cake.