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West Milton is located approximately 3 miles north east of the market town of Bridport and 4 miles north of the coast at West Bay. It is a small, quiet hamlet surrounded by beautiful countryside and a network of footpaths for keen walkers. The nearest shops are on the outskirts of Bridport whilst the nearby villages of Nettlecombe and Powerstock (both a mile distant) each have a popular pub serving excellent food.

Bridport is an attractive and thriving market town. It has a Rope Museum celebrating the town’s history of ropemaking, a leisure centre and a wide range of shops including supermarkets. Market days are Wednesdays and Saturdays. The county town of Dorchester is approximately 16 miles to the east. The popular seaside resort of Weymouth with its long sandy beach is 18 miles. Stretching west between Weymouth and West Bay is the long sweep of Chesil Beach and the pretty village of Abbotsbury. Between West Bay and Lyme Regis are a number of small coastal villages and beaches, breathtaking clifftops and wooded valleys. Lyme Regis itself is the gateway to the Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

As well as the beautiful natural landscapes popular local attractions include Abbotsbury Swannery, Botanic Gardens and Children’s Farm. West Bay has an attractive working harbour, shingle beach and clifftop walks. Weymouth offers a SeaLife centre, historic Old Harbour and seaside attractions. Dorchester is home to the Dorset Tank Museum, Terracotta Warriors and Teddy Bear Museum. Lyme Regis has a restored sandy beach, pretty harbour and features The Cobb, a stone causeway famously featured in ‘The French Lieutenant’s Woman’. Yeovilton Air Museum is a popular day visit.

"We spent a week at Mandeville at the beginning of August 2020. Our 1st holiday since Lockdown restrictions were lifted. We had an amazing time. The Bungalow was so spacious. Very well appointed with everything you could possibly need. It felt like we were staying at a family home rather than a holiday home. The Gardens were beautifully kept and there was plenty of outside seating areas to move around to catch the sun throughout the day. The location of the bungalow made it very accessible to Weymouth, Lyme Regis, West Bay and the Jurassic Coastline.

It was a very comfortable and relaxing break and I find it very difficult to add any negative comments At all. Thank you once again and we will return."
- Mike and Hilary King, August 2020

"We have stayed at Mandeville twice and have thoroughly enjoyed it. It is a well-equipped bungalow in a rural village away from the busyness of West Bay, but close enough to the coast to get there in 15 minutes." - Martyn Woodley, July 2020