Directions, transport and map

Overall location

 

* we are five miles West of Bridport, three miles inland, and half way between Whitchurch Canonicorum and Shaves Cross

* O/S map reference SY414965, post code DT6 6RN (satnav centres ½ mile north of us)

 

From the west

 

1. follow the A35 East from Axminster towards Bridport / Dorchester

2. when you have gone over a big roundabout in another mile there is a turning to Charmouth on the right – go straight on but after 400m take a left slip road, Berne Lane, signed Whitchurch Canonicorum

3. follow Berne Lane for about three miles. Eventually it meanders through the village of Whitchurch Canonicorum, past the church then round a couple of bends and up a hill.

4. you will see The Five Bells pub on your right – turn left just afterwards, signed Shaves Cross.

5. follow this road for 1½ miles – it seems further – round a sharp left hand bend, down a hill and we are slap in front of you. Please park on the top of the drive.

 

From the East

 

1. follow the A35 West from Dorcester towards Bridport / Honiton / Exeter

2. at Bridport there is a roundabout just after the Mitsubishi garage - go straight over, through the centre of Bridport

3. go through the traffic lights, down the hill at the far side, and straight over the first mini-roundabout

4. at the second mini roundabout turn right to North Allington and follow this road for 1½ miles

5. at the crossroads turn left, signed Broadoak.

6. follow this road for 3 miles until you see the Shaves Cross Inn on your left. Turn left down the side of the pub and follow this road for a mile. You will see a telegraph pole right in front of you, the road bends to the right and we are on your right. Please park on the top of the drive

 

From the North

 

1. from the A303 take the A356 signed to Crewkerne / Bridport / Dorchester. Go through Crewkerne, still following the A356 to Bridport / Dorchester

2. three miles after Crewkerne turn right on the A3066 to Bridport.

3. go through the village of Mosterton, and follow the road to Beaminster.

4. go through Beaminster, still following the A3066 to Bridport, passing through the village of Melplash. Go straight over the first roundabout that you come to, and down the hill.

5. at the second roundabout you will see a Mitsubishi garage - turn right, through the centre of Bridport

6. go through the traffic lights, down the hill at the far side, and straight over the first mini-roundabout

7. at the second mini roundabout turn right to North Allington and follow this road for 1½ miles

8. at the crossroads turn left, signed Broadoak.

9. follow this road for 3 miles until you see the Shaves Cross Inn on your left. Turn left down the side of the pub and follow this road for a mile – you will see a telegraph pole right in front of you, the road bends to the right and we are on your right. Please park on the top of the drive

 

Public transport

 

Trains:- the railway station at Crewkerne - 2 1/2 hours from London Waterloo - is 20 minutes away, and we can pick-up and drop-off.

Buses:- the X53 bus runs Exeter - Weymouth, and the 31 bus runs Axminster - Bridport - Dorchester, and both pass within a couple of miles. We can pick-up and drop-off. For detailed bus timetables follow this link.

 

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