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  • Laverstock Farm :: Local Towns and Villages
    coastal village a few miles east of Bridport The quiet beach is a must and the Hive Beach Café is a popular local place to eat only yards from the beach Beaminster Standing at the head of the Brit Valley is becoming an increasingly popular and fashionable small town There are charming boutique shops where you can browse and sample the local fare The picturesque seaside town of Lyme Regis is dominated by the Cobb its famous 13th century harbour It is the perfect place to visit for a day browse the local shops eat at one of the many restaurants relax on the beach take a fishing trip or play crazy golf A trip to Seatown gives you the opportunity to walk up Golden Cap the highest point on the south coast of England You can also enjoy a drink and a bite to eat at the popular and welcoming Anchor Inn The Jurassic Coast covers 25 miles of coastline and has been designated a World Heritage Site ranking it alongside the Grand Canyon and Great Barrier Reef as one of the natural wonders of the world The 190 million year old rocks and cliffs ensure fantastic fossil hunting opportunities with the beaches around Charmouth and Lyme Regis providing the ideal location Over 40 of Dorset has been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty In West Dorset you can lose yourself amongst the peace and tranquillity of this unspoilt part of the country There are nearly 300 coast and countryside guided walks to choose from and numerous leisurely pub strolls If you choose to walk some of the South West Coast Path you ll be rewarded with some breath taking coastal views Sherborne is a beautify town and is well worth a visit With its abundance of medieval

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  • Laverstock Farm :: Walks
    goose jakke 2015 zonechillout Lavertock and the local area is blessed with stunning countryside and lots of foot paths to enable everyone to enjoy it Many foot paths can be picked up from Laverstock without the need to get into a car We have prepared some walks for our guests Details can be found through the following links and maps are available in all of the cottages Laverstock is so off the beaten track that you are unlikely to meet anyone whilst out walking Your challenge is to try not to get lost Don t worry if you do it doesn t matter as you are unlikely to drift off the family farm Click below to download and print our useful guides Walks starting at Laverstock Walk one 3 6 miles Walk two 2 2 miles Walk three 0 7 miles Walk four 2 2 miles Walk five 10 3 miles Walks starting away form Laverstock Walk six 2 9 miles Walk seven 4 6 miles Walk eight 3 6 miles Walk nine 3 1 miles Walk ten 2 1 miles Walk eleven up to 19 miles сколько стоит автогражданка retail ua сковородка rondell kiev ua Our Accommodation Heartsease Cottage

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  • Laverstock Farm :: Bridport and West Bay
    West Bay coast Fossil Hunting in Lyme Regis The Cobb at Lyme Regis Bridport s Annual Hat Festival Lyme Regis Annual show in West Bay Thursday 21 August 2014 Annual show in West Bay Thursday 21 August 2014 Swannery at Abbotsbury Bridport High Street Bridport High Street Bridport Market Bridport s Annual Hat Festival Bridport Market Bridport Market Bridport Market Dorset Devon World Heritage Coast West Bay is a major gateway to the Jurassic Coast which covers 95 miles of coast from Orcombe Rocks at Exmouth Devon to Studland Bay in Dorset Sometimes known as the Dinosaur Coast tourists throughout the World visit Dorset for fossil hunting in stunning coastal scenery The famous sandstone East Cliff at West Bay formed from Lower Jurassic Bridport Sands exposes 180 million years of history West Bay Entertainment The harbour and marina in West Bay offer children the delight of crab fishing There are play areas swimming pool with fun slides and amusement arcades A health and leisure complex is in Bridport Rowing boat hire is available and a fun fair visits West Bay during the prime holiday weeks But above all West Bay offers the family outstanding beaches to roam and the space to play Bridport Bridport is a vibrant market town set inland from the West Bay coast amongst the Dorset hills With farmers and street markets Bridport also offers arts and craft shops Bridport also boasts the familiar supermarkets and high street stores Glorious Dorset countryside surrounds Bridport The Jurassic Pier Harbour Marina From the end of the Jurassic Pier at West Bay you can view the coast from South Devon to Portland in Dorset Launch your boat at the West Bay Marina Bridport Harbour Restaurants Dorset is renowned for its food with West Bay and Bridport having excellent places to

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  • Laverstock Farm :: Days out and Things to Do
    or so in the town s award winning seafront gardens April May 9 00am 6 00pm June September 9 00am 9 00pm October 9 00am 6 00pm November March 10 00am 4 00pm Weekends and School Holidays only Montacute House TA15 6XP The National Trust s Montacute House is a Renaissance Manor House built of stone in 1588 It is filed with treasures and not only houses a fantastic exhibition of 17th textile samplers it also has an arm of the National Portrait Gallery containing many Elizabethan paintings Sense and Sensibility was filmed here Cookery courses at Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall s River Cottage HQ Near Axminster http www rivercottage net We get lots of great feedback about these courses Have a look on their website for more information Mapperton House DT8 3NR www mapperton com Mapperton is the home of the Earl and Countess of Sandwich and is famous for its sunken garden The house Elizabethan in origin enlarged in the late 1660s is a marvelous example of a West Country manor house The gardens are worth a visit and there is a good café too Clay Shooting Evershot DT2 9PW 01935 83625 www southerncountiesleisure com Southern Counties Shooting is the largest shooting ground in the country with over 450 fully automatic traps and was the official training ground for the 2012 London Olympics They welcome and offer lessons to complete beginners There is no need to have your own gun or a shotgun certificate as an instructor will provide you with all the necessary equipment Their Have a Go lessons are suitable for individuals but also ideal for groups and families You must call beforehand Go Karting Evershot DT2 9PW 01935 83625 www southerncountiesleisure com The Clay Pigeon Raceway is a professional kart racing centre You can hire twin engine karts from as little as 10 minutes and up to an hour All drivers are provided with helmet overalls and gloves You must call beforehand Trout Fishing Near Cerne Abbas DT2 7BE 01300 341 351 The lakes at Flowers Farm are situated in an attractive natural environment with views overlooking the Blackmore Vale The fishery comprises five lakes stocked with high quality Brown and Rainbow Trout Tuition can be arranged Tackle can be hired www flowersfarmlakes co uk Do call them for more information Swannery New Barn Road Abbotsbury DT3 4JG 01305 871858 Abbotsbury Swannery is unique This is the only place in the world where you are able to walk through the heart of a colony of nesting Mute Swans Great for kids Subtropical Gardens Bullers Way Abbotsbury DT3 4LA 01305 871387 Established in 1765 by the first Countess of Ilchester as a kitchen garden for her nearby castle Developed since then into a magnificent 20 acre garden filled with rare and exotic plants from all over the world Many of these plants were first introductions to this country discovered by the plant hunting descendants of the Countess Children s Farm Church Street Abbotsbury DT3 4JJ 01305 871817

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  • Laverstock Farm :: Places to eat and drink
    bar and restaurant awaits you with artifacts from the past adorning the walls The Hive Beach Café in Burton Bradstock on the beach Busy café on the beach ideal for coffee or lunch after a walk Open for dinner in holiday season Good quality food especially seafood DT6 4RF 01308 897 070 Mangerton Mill in Mangerton Bridport 17th Century working water mill and Museum of Rural Bygones set in peaceful rural valley on the river Manger Trout fishing and riverside walk Tea room light lunches cream teas homemade fare and local crafts DT6 3SG 01308 485224 Ilchester Arms in Symondsbury 01308 422 600 DT6 6HD Country pub with garden and skittle alley and serves good pub food 7 days a week The Bull Hotel in Bridport 34 East St Bridport DT6 3LF 01308 422 878 Recommended in the Mr and Mrs Smith guide well worth a visit for coffee lunch or dinner 01308 422 878 The Stable Bar behind The Bull Hotel in Bridport Serving a vast selection of unique ciders from single variety specials to proper local brews and home made Dorset pizzas and pies Busy in the evenings and great for kids 34 East St Bridport DT6 3LF 01308 422 878 Lula in Bridport Cellar wine bar cafe 53 East Street 01308 459 999 DT6 3JX Montien Thai Restaurant in Bridport Eat in a take away 37 East Street 01308425 570 Olive Tree in Bridport Mediterranean food cooked in front of you Brunch Lunch and Dinner 59 East Street 01308422882 The Brasserie and Restaurant at Bridge House Hotel in Beaminster Very good quality food in a lovely small independently run hotel Enjoy a drink before dinner or coffee afterwards in their cosy drawing room On the more expensive side 01308 862 200 DT8 3AY The Half Moon in Melplash DT6 3UD 01308 488 321 Country pub with a garden selling very good pub food Recommended Washingpool Farm Shop Café in North Allington Just after you leave Bridport on your right Café located in the farm shop Highly recommended for breakfast coffee lunch and afternoon tea 01308 459 549 DT6 5HP Down House Farm Cafe Higher Eype Bridport DT6 6AH 01308 421232 Organic food from this organic farm fantastic countryside and beach location Not licensed The George Inn Chideok Good quality pub food and beer located on the A35 near Seatown We hear good reviews 01297 489419 DT6 6JD The Anchor Inn in Seatown Two bars outside terraces and cliff seating provide the perfect opportunity to come and enjoy the tranquillity and views offered by this heritage coastline Seafood fresh local foods and ales Fairly basic pub food in a special location DT6 6JU 01297 489215 River Cottage Canteen in Axminster Hugh Furnley Whittingstall s canteen and deli offers a wide selection of local and seasonal provisions including fruit and vegetables meat and bread pickles and preserves wine and beer One the more expensive side EX13 5AN 01297 631862 The Town Mill Bakery in Lyme Regis Unique fun and

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  • Laverstock Farm :: Thomas Hardy’s Dorset Drives
    the d Uberville s Woodsford Hardy s father was engaged to repair the thatched Woodsford Castle in 1856 Hardy helped prepare the plans for the remodelling and on the basis of this work he was offered an apprenticeship to the architect John Hicks owner of Woodsford Castle Moreton In the cemetery here is the grave of Hardy s friend TE Lawrence Lawrence of Arabia Bere Regis Kingsbere The town features in Tess and Far from the Madding Crowd Tess set up her family s bed under the Tuberville window in the south wall of the church and inside the church are the tombs of the Tubervilles Athelhampton athelhull Hardy s father worked on the restoration of the superb medieval hall at Athelhampton and Hardy himself painted a watercolour of the house Puddletown Wweatherbury Hardy s grandfather and great grandfather were Puddletown natives and the church gallery was celebrated by Hardy in Under the Greenwood Tree In Far From the Madding Crowd Troy spent the night in the church porch Cerne Abbas Abbot s Cernel The village more famous for the ancient figure of a giant carved into the hillside featured in The Woodlanders and Tess of the d Ubervilles The tithe barn in Cerne Abbas may also be the model for the great barn in Far From the Madding Crowd Tour Two Longer Outer Tour Weymouth Budmouth Regis Hardy worked as an architect here in 1869 70 and the town features in Under the Greenwood Tree Should you want to have lunch here see further on for the list of recommended restaurants in Weymouth and Portland Wool Woolbridge Manor was Hardy s Wellbridge Manor where Angel Clare and Tess spent their honeymoon East Lulworth Hardy worked on the restoration of St Andrew s church in 1863 and the church now hosts a permanent exhibition on Hardy s life Swanage Knollsea Hardy lived in Swanage in 1875 6 and it was here that he wrote of Ethelberta Bournemouth Sandborne Tess lived here with Alec d Uberville and the town also features in The Well Beloved and Jude the Obscure Poole Havenpool In the Mayor of Casterbridge Newson landd here on his return from Newfoundland The town features in two poems The Chapel Organist and The Mongrel Wimborne Minster Warborne Hardy lived here from 1881 83 with his first wife Emma Salisbury Melchester In Jude the Obscure Jude worked at Salisbury Cathedral and Sue and Phillotson were married in St Thomas Church Sure attended the Teacher Training College as did Hardy s Two sisters in real life It was at nearby Stonehenge that Tess was arrested in Tess of the d Ubervilles Shaftesbury Shaston In Jude the Obscure Philotson was schoolmaster here Gold Hill in Shaftesbury offers superb views over the Blackmoor Vale Marnhull Marlott Just outside the village is Tess Cottage thought to be the model for Durbetfield s home in Tess of the d Ubervilles Sturminster Newton Stourcastle Hardy and his first wife Emma lived here at Riverside Villa in

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  • Laverstock Farm :: Other information
    please ask us about our baby sitting service Nearest Shops There is an award winning farm shop Washingpool on the left of the B3162 just before you get to Bridport This is about 10 minutes drive and is highly recommended Beaminster has a good Co op store in the square and a number of other good independent food and gift shops Bridport has a street market on Wednesdays and Saturdays and you will also find a large number of other shops including a cinema Electric Palace The following supermarkets are in Bridport Morrisons Waitrose Co op and Lidl There is also a large modern Waitrose in Crewkerne Train Stations The closest station is Crewkerne followed by Dorchester Taxis Tell them Laverstock most firms know us If you give the postcode for Sat Nav DT6 5PE remember to tell the taxi firm that unless they have TomTom satnav it won t work If you have a problem suggest they go to www laverstockfarm co uk and download directions You can also tell them to turn left at Four Ashes from Bridport and drive for about half a mile before bearing off to the right signed Laverstock Only Craigs Taxi 01308 861000 recommended Pat s Cabs 01308 424715 recommended Abacus 01308 423455 Acorn 01308 422422 Bridport Taxis 01308 424252 Taxi for River Cottage HQ Axminster Taxis 01297 340000 Local Health Facilities Hairdresser Salon on the Square in Beaminster centre 3 miles 01308 861100 Hospital and A E Dorset County Hospital Williams Avenue Dorchester DT1 2JY 01305 251 150 Doctors Bridport Medical Centre Bridport DT6 5BN Tel 01308 421896 Tunnel Road Surgery Beaminster DT8 3AB 01308 862 225 Barton House Beaminster DT8 3EQ 0844 477 2444 01308 861938 Dentist Allington Dental Practice 5 West Allington Bridport DT6 5BJ 01308 421 919 рассчитать осаго

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  • Laverstock Farm :: History
    servant Mary Turner 25 for whom we should spare a thought down the tunnel of the years As the only general domestic kept she would have been responsible to all the chores outside the kitchen and a good many within it including the carrying of coals and bath water to the top of the house and the lighting of all the fires A thrifty and dexterous servant was expected to light a fire with no more than six pieces of kindling John Peach was killed in a farm accident in 1848 Then as now farms were dangerous places In 1851 his widow Mary was farming the estate with the help of her unmarried sons Matthew and Walter Her other son John occupied the dairy quarters with his wife Hannah and with their children Matthew 11 Jane 10 and John 5 The Peaches were succeeded by the Popes In 1861 William Pope 44 a native of Yeovil was farming 246 acres here with the help of five men four women and four boys By his wife Harriett 48 he had produced at least seven children Jane 17 Dinah 16 William 14 Mary 12 Emma 11 Harriett 9 and Thomas 7 He kept a resident housemaid and a governess for the children Elizabeth Taylor 26 The Victorians considered the ideal governess to be one who is our equal in birth manners and education but our inferior in worldly wealth As such Miss Taylor could have been expected to live above stairs en famille However as the word governess shown against her name on the 1861 census has been three times crossed though and the word servant substituted one suspects that she was treated as an ordinary domestic The 1851 census ten years earlier has put the number of governesses in Britain at twenty five thousand which meant that employers like the Popes could afford to be very selective and to pay low wages Sometimes as little as 8 a year was offered for a day governess i e one who lived out a similar wage to that of a housemaid In her final post as a governess Charlotte Bronte received just 20 a year of which 7 was deducted for laundry By 1865 the Popes had been replaced at Laverstock by John Lenthall and his family Lenthall who farmed about 250 acres here was succeeded by his son John Henry Lenthall 1837 1924c who in 1911 told the census enumerator that his house contained twelve rooms including the kitchen but excluding any sculleries landings lobbies closets or bathrooms He and his wife Alice 44 had been married for nineteen years and had produced two children Eli 18 and Janie 15 The family was completed by John Henry s widowed mother Jane Lenthall 79 There are no very adequate records covering the period 1925 to 1930 but Kelly s Directory for the County of Dorset for 1931 places Laverstock House in the occupation of Eric Reid Corson 1887 1972 M V O a

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