Rodden Barn Farm
Cheese Lane, Weymouth, Dorset, DT3 4HQView on map
Rodden Barn Farm
Why stay here ...
Rodden Barn Farm CL is situated a mile from the pretty village of Portesham, once home to Sir Thomas Masterman Hardy, famous 19th century Portesham resident who, as Captain of HMS Victory at the Battle of Trafalgar, fought under Lord Nelson's command.
Rodden Barn Farm nestles between rolling hills and is a mile from the World Heritage Jurassic Coast and it makes an ideal base for exploring south Dorset.
Six miles south is Weymouth with its award winning sandy beach and bustling harbour. There many attractions, including the 120ft viewing tower were you can see all along the coast to Lulworth in the east and to the west Portland, whose harbour became the setting for the sailing events of the 2012 Olympic Games and is home to the National Sailing Academy
Seven miles east is the county town of Dorchester the birth place of the writer Thomas Hardy. It also boasts the Tutankhamun Exhibition and the Dinosaur Museum, steeped in history and the home of Judge Jefferies.
The next village west along the coast road is Abbotsbury with its famous Swannery and Sub Tropical Gardens, both unique and in a stunning location. From the top of Abbotsbury Hill you can see Lyme bay at its best with spectacular views from Portland to Lyme Regis.
A little further along the coast is the market town of Bridport with its vintage quarter, quirky shops, famous street market and its fishing harbour at West Bay where Broadchurch was filmed.
There is a local shop in Abbotsbury 2 miles or Chickerell 4 miles and supermarkets etc in Weymouth and Dorchester.
A popular pub is located a mile away in Portesham which serves delicious home cooked food.
The site its self is located on a large grass field which is flat with easy access and has plenty of space for an awning etc.
Latest arrival time: 9:00 PM
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- DT3 4HQ
- Lat 50.660473 / Lon -2.543877
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- Buses go to: Weymouth and Lyme Regis
- Daily public transport within 1 mile
- Nearest port: Weymouth (6 miles)
- Nearest train station: Upway
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