2024 West Dorset Events

2024 West Dorset Events There are plenty of things going on across West Dorset this year. Below are just some of our favourites. Events 2024 The Dorset Spring Show: 27th and 28th April Dorchester Walking Festival: 11th-18th May Lyme Regis Fossil Festival: 8th and 9th June Bridport Food and Beer Festival: 14th and 15th June […]

When you’re hungry

Graston Farm

When you’re hungry It doesn’t get much more local than eggs from our chickens, and in season, some herbs picked from the garden. Or if you are thirsty, a glass of cider from our neighbour’s apples. Fine food and views at Hive Beach Cafe Take a stroll out the front gate and within 10 minutes you’ll […]

On the farm

Graston Farm Cottages

Things to do on the farm Graston is still very much a working farm, which means there’s always something happening at just about any time of year.  Andrew is happy to show people most things that are going on, so if you or your children are interested to see what he’s up to, just ask. […]

On two feet

Things to do on two feet We are surrounded by some of the most beautiful countryside in the whole of England, an absolute treasure trove for walkers of all capabilities. And because network of pathways cross our property, you can start exploring from your doorstep. There’s a wildlife trail leading from the farm to our local village […]

By the seaside

Hive beach

Things to do by the seaside There aren’t many places in the world where you can feel a World Heritage Site between your toes. Dorset’s Jurassic Coast is such a place, and it’s a 25 minute stroll through the countryside from our farm. Our nearest beach is Hive Beach, home to spectacular golden cliffs (they […]

On your bike


Things to do on your bike The South Coast Cycle Route runs adjacent to the farm’s boundaries, making us an ideal base for cyclists looking to explore this area or complete the route. We also have easy access to the National Cycle Route 2, and various short circular rides coming off it. Download this free […]

In the village

Burton Bradstock village

Things to do in the village You can amble up from the house to our well preserved local village, Burton Bradstock, in a few minutes. The streets are lined with thatched cottages built from local stone, the 14th century Church of St Mary, a post office, farm shop, and a couple of pubs serving good quality local food and […]

If it rains

Mapperton House

Things to do if it rains Our cottages are designed to be home from home, perfect for hunkering down by the fire, whiling away the hours playing boardgames, or cooking up a storm in the well equipped kitchens. And if you are going stir crazy, the local area is filled with places to explore, whatever […]

On day trips

Things to do on day trips Many people can spend the whole holiday walking and playing at the beach. However, there’s plenty more to do on our doorstep or a short drive away. Abbotsbury Gardens, Swannery and Children’s Farm – There’s been a swannery at the Abbey for hundreds of years, and it, along with the […]