The temperatures are soaring in Beaminster town, but we’re thankful for the intermittent bouts of cloudy shade and drizzle that nourishes our bountiful gardens. Summertime is Holiday-Time, and it’s quite usual for this time of year that our beautiful town becomes home to visitors from all over the country, and in fact, the world. So, what better way to celebrate the heart of West Dorset, and the gateway to the Jurassic Coast, by booking yourself into one of the incredible places to stay in, and around, our glorious town.
Here’s what you could look forward to:
The Homely B&B
Beaminster, and the surrounding area, is blessed with a multitude of wonderful Bed & Breakfast establishments. Whether you choose to stay over in the town itself, or venture into the hills, farmlands and fields, there are plenty of options for a comfortable night’s rest. Options in town included B&Bs ideally located close to the wonderful Beaminster Museum, and a stone’s throw away from the town square. With comfortable beds and hearty breakfast served to you the next morning, our B&Bs are the perfect foundation for days of exploring in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The luxurious boutique restaurant with rooms
Beaminster is also home to a 13th century country house now offering accommodation to guests in the form of The Ollerod. With 13 rooms all individually-styled and dressed with luxurious Italian frette linen, this boutique accommodation option also offers on-site beauty treatments and massages, garden and terrace dining in the summer months, a bar and lounge for a cocktail or coffee and a wide range of food options to suit any appetite and pallet.
The Shepherd’s Hut
Located on a beautiful working farm in the hills around Beaminster, lies a unique romantic getaway for those on the hunt for serene Dorset beauty. Absorb as much as you can from this beautiful part of the world while enjoying a night or 3 in one of the Shepherd’s Huts located on North Buckham farm. The Shepherd’s Huts are fully kitted out for a comfortable night’s rest and you can even explore an evening of Badger-watching in the local hide.
If you’re looking for a great spot to park up overnight, or lay anchor for a week, Beaminster is located in fantastic Caravanning countryside! Although not located in the town itself, a host of caravanning options lie within 5 miles of the town and are easily reachable by car or public transport.
The Age of Steam
If you’re on the hunt for something truly spectacular, then you’re in for a treat with the High Cross Camping Coach. Bringing back the age of steam, a neighbouring village, just a few miles outside of Beaminster, plays home to a unique Camping Coach and Living Van celebrates Rail in a new way. Sleeping 2 each, it comes with a fully-equipped kitchen, beautiful heating stoves and a wonderful experience for those looking for a quiet getaway, or families.
The independent self-caterer
For those who enjoy their independence, Beaminster offers you a range of glorious cottages and homes-away-from-homes, many nestled in age-old historical buildings where walls tell stories of wonderful days gone by. Whether you prefer being in the heart of Beaminster, or you’re happy for a quieter, farm setting in the hills, you’d be spoilt for choice in locating a place to unwind and relax for a few (or quite a few) days.
Do you have a favourite place to stay? Or, do you have a wonderful accommodation option within a few miles of Beaminster, make sure to let us know! Email us on firstname.lastname@example.org