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Goose Run Cottage

Norwood House Estate, Corscombe, Dorset

4 people Family Friendly WiFi Golf Course Nearby Walking BBQ Off Street parking
Sleeps: 4
7 nights
£980 - £1330
Available from a minimum of 68 nights

Overview

  • Sleeps four
  • Two double bedrooms, both en suite
  • One en suite bathroom, one en suite shower room
  • Baby welcome (travel cot, high chair and stair gate available)
  • Children are welcome
  • Sorry, no pets
  • Small enclosed private garden with lawn and patio
  • Garden furniture and fire pit
  • Access to 70 acre private estate with small lake and woodland walks
  • Welcome hamper, linen and toiletries
  • Parking for two cars

Property layout

  • Ground floor:
    Entrance hallway.
    Large open plan living, dining and kitchen area. This comprises a well-equipped kitchen with a breakfast bar, a sitting area with comfy settees and a large TV and a dining area. The living space opens out onto the private garden with its panorama of the estate grounds.
  • Upper ground floor:
    Double bedroom with a king size bed and en suite with walk in rain shower.
  • First floor:
    Master bedroom with a super king size bed and a feature window with stunning views of the lake. En suite bathroom with a bath and a separate shower.
  • Outside:
    South-facing, small enclosed lawned garden with raised paved terrace offering stunning countryside views and steps leading directly onto the open fields of the private family estate. Fire Pit. Garden furniture seating four guests.

Equipment

  • Gas central heating. Underfloor heating in living areas, radiators in bedrooms
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge and small freezer compartment, dishwasher, washing machine
  • Nespresso coffee machine
  • 55 inch Samsung Smart TV with Freeview and Blu-ray player
  • WiFi internet access*
  • Travel cot, high chair and stair gate available on request
  • Outdoor furniture and fire pit
  • Small selection of DVDs, books and magazines
  • Parking for two cars

At Goose Run Cottage in West Dorset, peace and tranquillity reigns... and bird song and wildlife is all you will hear.

Our picture-perfect gem is tucked into an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty within the Dorset countryside, yet just a short drive from the Jurassic Coast at West Bay beach.

Stunningly beautiful and lovingly furnished, Goose Run Cottage is set within a 70-acre private family estate that is yours to explore. Wander through the wild flower meadow with its hundreds of wild orchids in season, follow the tumbling woodland streams, enjoy the wide grass meadows, light a campfire down by the tree house and swing on the ropes.

With space for four to holiday in luxury, you’ll love the super contemporary interiors and luxury fixtures throughout. The open plan lounge, kitchen and dining area nods to the countryside aesthetic and you will be mesmerised by the view through the huge glass doors. Here you can shut out the busy modern world for a while. You’ll also be delighted by the tranquil bedrooms both en suite. The master bedroom has a feature window with stunning views of the lake.

Outside you can indulge in real outdoor living in the private garden that features a fire pit and is ideal for al fresco dining and stargazing. Here, the lack of light pollution makes the stars seem like you could reach out and touch them. Or take a 15 minute stroll down to the welcoming local pub for an evening drink and some supper.

Located between the villages of Corscombe and Halstock, this pretty pied-a-terre is a brilliant base for those planning a break that makes the best of West Dorset’s gorgeous landscape. It’s just 11 miles from the World Heritage Jurassic Coast and close to the bustling attractions of Bridport with its Saturday market, West Bay and its quaint fishing harbour, Burton Bradstock with the beautiful Hive Beach nearby, Abbotsbury with its famous Swannery and the Pearl of Dorset - Lyme Regis.

2019-07-19 Christian F (tripadvisor) "A lovely holiday retreat. We stayed at Goose Run with our 2 young children. The cottage is adjacent to the main house and enjoys the same amazing views of the estate and across the valley. The only noise was from the sheep that wander past your private garden. Lots of fun for our youngest! The cottage is beautifully presented, very clean and with all the amenities you need for an enjoyable stay. You can walk to the local pub through the estate, although the opening hours were a bit limited for us. We used the cottage as a base to explore the local area visiting Lyme Regis, Weymouth, Chesil Beach etc. The owners, Jonathan and Rosie, can’t do enough for you with prompt correspondence and even unpacking our shopping before we arrived! They made us feel very welcome on their estate. We’ve stayed at many boutique hotels and cottages, Goose Run was up there with the best as a complete package. We’d happily return..."
2019-07-07 andjay (tripadvisor) "We so enjoyed staying at Goose Run Cotrtage. It is in a superb location for those wishing peace and quiet. The cottage is for those seeking a little luxury. It has everything needed including a lovely welcome pack. We would have no hesitation in staying again and indeed that is what we plan to do!"
2019-03-04 mrmagee9491 (tripadvisor) "This cottage is tucked away in a quiet valley and it will exceed your expectations by far. Beautifully presented and with charming hosts, this delightful cottage has it all.If you're lucky enough to get fine weather, make the most of the fabulous night sky as light pollution is minimal. This is the kind of cottage that people say they would love to return to and they do!."
2019-01-02 sue8312, Ashford (tripadvisor) "Nestled in the beautiful Dorset countryside just 30 minutes from the Jurassic Coast and Dorchester, this is the perfect spot to chill out. Loads to do, if you want, including exploring the estate, easy walks to lovely country pubs, and a little further afield to Dorchester, Cerne Abbas, Beaminster, Bridport, Chesil Beach.... the list goes on. The cottage itself is superbly appointed - from everything you could wish for to enjoy a stress-free luxurious stay. The spacious kitchen is very well equipped, fluffy bathrobes and quality toiletries in the bathrooms, very comfy sofas, and a superb view from the master bedroom, lounge and terrace. Great hosts, who are at hand if you need anything, but leave you to enjoy the peaceful surroundings. We loved it so much we decided to come back for a second stay within an hour of arriving. Could not recommend highly enough!"

LOCALLY

One attraction you can’t miss while you’re here is the estate itself. This 70-acre natural retreat offers you all the best of West Dorset, including rolling hills, wild flower meadows and woodland streams. There’s a rope swing for children young and old to enjoy, and you also have permission to light a campfire near the tree house.

EATING & DRINKING

The Fox Inn, Corscombe (0.8 miles) is a 15 minute walk or a five minute drive. This family run pub has a fantastic restaurant and great beer.

The Acorn Inn, Evershot (5 miles, 15 minute drive) is an award-winning 16th-century gastropub.

Brassica Restaurant, Beaminster (5 miles, 14 minute drive). Daily menu which changes from lunch to supper everyday. Fresh local produce using the finest ingredients.

Lord Poulett Arms, Hinton St George (11 miles) is an elegant and traditional (but still cosy) award-winning gastropub. Great for a nice dinner or Sunday lunch. It has a large rear garden.

The Greyhound Inn, Sydling St Nicholas (11.5 miles) does fresh food that changes every day, a good wine list, hearty breakfasts and a good choice of real ales and lagers.

The Hive Beach Café, Burton Bradstock (14 miles). The Hive Beach Café is located right on the beach at Burton Bradstock on the Jurassic Coast. With views across Lyme Bay and Chesil Beach, it’s a great location to enjoy informal, fresh, local seafood. They don’t take bookings though, and it can be popular, so on busy days be prepared to queue!

The Club House, West Bexington (18 miles). A nearby sister restaurant to the Hive Cafe where bookings are taken, where,according to them “the fish is always the hero of the dish”. The cooking is delicious and no frills. A great option after a long walk along the Jurassic Coast.

HIX Oyster & Fish house, Lyme Regis (20 miles). HIX Oyster & Fish house is another restaurant that should feature as part of a trip to the South Dorset coast. It is a great stop on any visit to the historic fishing port of Lyme Regis.

At The Chapel, Bruton (25 miles). A highly-rated all day restaurant and bar located in a converted 17th century former chapel, this restaurant is well worth a visit, for dinner or for lunch, perhaps in combination with a trip to the Hauser and Wirth modern art gallery in Bruton.

TOWNS & VILLAGES

HALSTOCK is only one mile from Goose Run Cottage and has a lovely village store and post office. The village also has a church and regular local community events.

YEOVIL (9 miles) is a bustling and vibrant market town with an outdoor market two days a week and a monthly farmers'' market that brings in crowds from all around. There is a good mix of boutique shops, arts, crafts and pottery shops as well as more modern high-street retail outlets, offering all the local provisions and facilities you’ll need during your stay. The town has a great selection of pubs and restaurants as well as two theatres. Yeovil Country Park offers the opportunity to enjoy the fresh air and open green spaces and there is also a swimming pool, a dry ski slope and a well-regarded golf club nearby.

BRIDPORT (11 miles) is a vibrant town with antique markets, farmer’s markets, unusual and specialist shops, historic Georgian buildings and a wide range of outstanding restaurants and pubs. At the twice weekly food market (every Wednesday and Saturday), local produce can be sampled as featured in the popular ‘River Cottage’ TV series. There's a vintage market on the last Sunday of the month between March and October.

WEST BAY (12.5 miles), a mile from Bridport, was the dramatic Jurassic coastal setting for ITV’s series ‘Broadchurch’, with its magnificent cliffs, picturesque harbour and scenic walks on the South West Coast Path. There are plenty of lovely pubs and shops to browse and boating and sea fishing trips can be arranged at the bustling harbour.

BURTON BRADSTOCK (13.5 miles) is a pretty village with photogenic traditional thatched cottages. One of the best stretches of coastline is accessible from Burton Bradstock – including lovely Hive Beach with Hive Beach Café, a shop and pubs.

SHERBORNE (13 miles) is an ancient and historic town on the delightful banks of the River Yeo. Sherborne boasts many picturesque buildings, ancient Inns and quaint shops. The town is best known for its beautiful abbey and two stunning castles, one of which is relatively “new”, only dating back to 1594 and boasting superbly landscaped gardens. Sherborne makes an ideal place for a day of sightseeing or a quiet afternoon stroll.

DORCHESTER (17 miles) is Dorset’s vibrant county town exuding history and charm. Then there’s the skatepark, and museums devoted to everything from dinosaurs and Tutankhamun to teddy bears.
Dorchester is home to a wealth of literary history. Just outside Dorchester you can visit Hardy’s Cottage where Thomas Hardy was born and the home he designed, Max Gate. Dorset was also home to another Hardy - Admiral Thomas Hardy - the one from Nelson’s famous last words “kiss me Hardy”. Not far from Dorchester is Hardy’s Monument to honour the admiral’s service in the Battle of Trafalgar – erected on a hill with some amazing views. It’s on a hill with some amazing views.

CHARMOUTH (18.5 miles) is a paradise for fishing and fossil hunting. Fossil Walks arrange guided fossil hunting at Charmouth. Visitors can also take a pleasant walk up to Golden Cap – the views are amazing. There are some lovely pubs and restaurants in Charmouth to relax and enjoy a good meal in and the Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre is worth a visit.

ABBOTSBURY (20 miles) is a quintessential English countryside village and makes a gorgeous day trip. Along with beautiful old buildings and the remains of the 11th century abbey which gives the village its name, there are several galleries and studios to explore as well as traditional country tea rooms and olde worlde pubs.
Abbotsbury is home to Abbotsbury Swannery - the world’s only managed colony of nesting Mute Swans. The Swannery was originally created by a group of Benedictine monks.
Whilst in Abbotsbury, enjoy a fabulous cream tea or even “the pigs delight” pudding at the Abbey House – just one of many tearooms and pubs to choose from.
Smaller children will enjoy Abbotsbury Children’s Farm, located close to Abbotsbury Beach.
Nature lovers will enjoy Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens where you will find a rare and exotic 30-acre garden. The enchanted floodlit garden here is well worth a visit around Halloween time.

LYME REGIS (20.5 miles) is a historic town and picturesque seaside resort with its famous Cobb, sandy beach, harbour and charming character. Activities include the popular Fossil Walks, the Museums, Marine Aquarium and Fossil Hunting.

ACTIVITIES

FOSSIL HUNTING

Fossil hunting from Lyme Regis (20 miles) and Charmouth (18.5 miles) beaches.

Fossil walks - Charmouth (18.5 miles) - 0845 0943757. Join a guided Fossil Walk with the Wardens to find and take home your own Jurassic fossil.

WALKING WITH LLAMAS

UK Llamas, New House Farm, Beaminster (6.4 miles) offers trekking around the county with Llamas.

BOAT TRIPS

Lyme Bay RIB Charter, West Bay (12.5 miles). Offer exciting & exhilarating boat trips along the Jurassic Coast - RIB Blasts, Coastal Cruises, Water Skiing & Wake Boarding and Jurassic Coast Link between West Bay & Lyme Regis picking up from either harbour.

WATER SPORTS

With the Jurassic Coast on your doorstep, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy life on the water, including kite surfing or water skiing.

CYCLE HIRE

Bridport Cycles, Manor Yard, Symondsbury, Bridport, Dorset. DT6 6HG (12.5 miles) - bridportcycles.co.uk; 01308 808 595. Friendly, professional cycle shop. Sales, Repairs and Hire. Old fashioned personal service. All bikes for all types in stock. Kids, Electric, Leisure, Commute, Hybrid, Road, Mountain, Cyclo-cross.

FISHING

Sutton Bingham Reservoir, Yeovil (5.1 miles) - www.wessexwater.co.uk/community/activities/fishing-at-sutton-bingham; 01935 872389. Fly fishing for rainbow and brown trout, either from the boat or the bank is available. It offers some excellent top water trout fishing, both early and late season, and is one reservoir where anglers have the option of fishing most of the season with a floating line.

GOLF

Halstock Golf Club, Common Lane, Halstock (3 miles).

STABLING/HORSE RIDING

Bidlake Riding Stables, Bidlake Farm (12 miles) offer tailor made riding lessons and hacks out to riders of all ages and abilities.

SWIMMING

Crewkerne Aqua Centre (8 miles). Crewkerne Aqua Centre boasts a 25 metre pool, warm teaching pool, aquarobics, swim school, gym and studio classes including spinning, pilates etc.

SOFT PLAY

Jungle Jungle, Lufton (10.5 miles). An indoor soft play area in Yeovil.

WATER SPORTS

Risk the Big Kicker at the Dorset Snowsport Centre in Warmwell (25 miles).

CASTLES, HOUSES & GARDENS

Mapperton House & Gardens, Beaminster (6 miles). A glorious Dorset sandstone manor in the heart of Hardy country, home to the Earl and Countess of Sandwich. Mapperton Gardens is a romantic Italianate valley garden, deep in a lost Dorset combe among tumbling hills and unspoiled countryside.

Montacute House, Montacute (12 miles). (The National Trust) This house is a beautiful Elizabethan mansion which dates back to 1601 and plays host to a Long Gallery and pretty gardens.

Forde Abbey, Chard (12.5 miles). Forde Abbey is a fascinating combination of a medieval monastery and a family home. Beautiful grounds, gardens and tea room are open daily throughout the year.

Tintinhull Garden (13.5 miles), located in Tintinhull, near Yeovil, is a small 20th century Arts and Crafts garden surrounding a 17th-century Grade I listed house. The property is in the ownership of the National Trust. It closes in the winter.

Sherborne Castle, New Rd, Sherborne (14 miles) is a great family day out. Outstanding collections of art & furniture, and Capability Brown's landscape gardens with lake views.

Barrington Court, Barrington, Ilminster (15 miles) is a National Trust Tudor Manor house. It was restored in the 1920s, and is surrounded by farm buildings, abundant flowers and orchards.

At Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens (20 miles) you will find a rare and exotic 30-acre garden including an enchanted floodlit garden. Their full events programme includes outdoor concerts, theatre performances, Easter egg hunts and brass bands.

Max Gate, Alington Ave, Dorchester (The National Trust) (20 miles), is an atmospheric Victorian home designed by Thomas Hardy.

Athelhampton House, Puddletown, Dorchester (23 miles). Explore this historic Tudor House and gardens and enjoy a delicious cream tea.

Clouds Hill near Wareham (The National Trust) (28 miles), is an isolated brick and tile cottage and once the peaceful retreat of T. E. Lawrence.

Hestercombe House & Gardens, Hestercombe (29 miles). This wonderful garden restoration, featuring temples, lakes and formal beds, is the joint work of design greats Gertrude Jekyll and Sir Edward Lutyens.

Stourhead House, Warminster (32 miles) is a stunning house and gardens owned by The National Trust.

MUSEUMS

Beaminster Museum, Whitcombe Rd, Beaminster (5 miles) has a number of intriguing collections highlighting the town's rich historical heritage and is well worth a visit. The museum provides a fascinating insight of how the folk of the town lived and worked with content on display that will entertain young and old.

Yeovil Railway Centre, Yeovil Junction Station, Barwick (8 miles) is a small railway museum. Steam train days, visits from main line engines for servicing, special events and a well stocked shop.

Montacute TV Radio Toy Museum, Montacute (12 miles) is a delightful nostalgia trip that brings back wonderful memories of long forgotten TV programmes.

Sherborne Steam and Waterwheel Centre, 16 Oborne Rd, Sherborne (14 miles) brings alive the history of Sherborne's water supplies. Watch the steam engines in operation, other vintage exhibits and visiting attractions.

Fleet Air Arm Museum, RNAS Yeovilton (16 miles). A major naval aviation museum, great for kids of all ages, with a large collection of aircraft and interactive displays including a replica of the aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal and a Concorde, both of which you can explore. Many events on throughout the year.

The Dinosaur Museum, Icen Way, Dorchester (17 miles) is the only museum in the UK solely devoted to dinosaurs and their fascinating world.

The Tutankhamun Exhibition, 25 High W St, Dorchester (17 miles) is a spectacular recreation of the tomb and treasures of King Tutankhamun in Dorchester.

Haynes International Motor Museum, Sparkford, Yeovil (17 miles). An all weather attraction, with over 400 cars and bikes in the museum from the 1800s, through the nostalgic classics, to modern super cars like the Jaguar XJ220.

Nothe Fort (27 miles) is voted one of the spookiest places in Britain. This Victorian fort overlooking Weymouth harbour was built in 1872 and played an important role in WWII. Today it’s a lovely museum full of dimly lit underground passageways and rumours of haunting.

Bovington Tank Museum, Bovington (30 miles) houses the world’s broadest and best collection of tanks at Bovington Camp in Dorset . Follow the Tank Story, take a look at almost 150 tanks in the Discovery Centre, and check out Tank Displays.

VINEYARDS

English wine has really started to take off in recent years, and Dorset is home to several fantastic vineyards that are well worth a visit. Furleigh Estate near Bridport (8 miles). You can visit the vineyard for tours, shopping and tastings. Other accessible vineyards include Langham Wine near Dorchester (25 miles) and Little Waddon Vineyard (20 miles), a small artisanal vineyard (formerly known as Portesham Vineyard).

OTHER ATTRACTIONS

The Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site - Covering 95 miles of stunning coastline from Orcombe Point in East Devon to Old Harry Rocks in Dorset.

Perry's Cider Mills, Dowlish Wake, Ilminster (13.5 miles). Cider farm, mill, cellar and tasting shop, the home of Perry’s award-winning farmhouse and premium single variety ciders.

Dennis China Works, Shepton House, Ilminster (14 miles). A local pottery making interesting and innovative vases and tiles, run from the converted stables of a Victorian Gothic rectory…and with tea rooms attached!

Somerset Cider Brandy Co, Burrow Hill (16 miles). The Temperley’s beautiful and ramshackle cider orchard and press and award winning cider brandy distillery, Also the home of the Cider Bus, famous for its appearances at Glastonbury and other festivals.

Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre, Lower Sea Ln, Charmouth (19 miles). Visit the Centre to see their amazing fossil collections and find out how to discover your own fossils on the beach. Guided fossil hunting walks are a great family day out.

Ferne Animal Sanctuary Wambrook, Chard (19 miles). Set in 51 acres of stunning Somerset countryside the Sanctuary is a great place to come and explore.

Axe Valley Wildlife Park, Summerleaze Farm, Kilmington (20 miles). A 40 minute drive away, the Axe Valley Wildlife Centre is a small, friendly zoo that’s home to a variety of small animals from around the world, from antelopes to zebra. It’s a great to visit with kids and can also be combined with a trip to Lyme Regis beach and the Jurassic coast.

Smaller children will enjoy Abbotsbury Children’s Farm (20 miles), located close to Abbotsbury Beach. Kids can feed, cuddle and ride. The onsite café is a popular spot for lunch.

Abbotsbury Swannery (21 miles) is the only place in the world where you can walk through a nesting colony of Mute Swans. You will see the cute and fluffy cygnets and may even catch them hatching if you visit between mid May and the end of June.

Sculpture By The Lakes, Pallington Lakes, Dorchester (23.5) is described as one of the most beautiful sculpture parks in the UK. Sculpture by the Lakes is a haven of peace and tranquillity.

One of the top tourist attractions in Weymouth is the Sea Life Centre (25 miles), a huge aquarium with outdoor and indoor exhibits featuring local and exotic marinelife, including the Turtle Tunnel, which is home to several rescue turtles from Florida.

Make Hauser & Wirth Somerset, Bruton (25 miles). A pioneering world-class modern art gallery and multi-purpose arts centre set in some converted old (and new) stone farm buildings. There is also an on-site restaurant, the Roth Bar & Grill.

Glastonbury Tor and Abbey (26 miles). The Tor is a prominent hill overlooking Glastonbury and Somerset, topped by the roofless St Michael’s Tower, and situated near the town of Glastonbury, with tea rooms and it’s ruined abbey.

Introduce your chimps to their mates at Monkey World (31 miles). This internationally-acclaimed ape rescue centre is set in 65 acres of beautiful Dorset woodland and home to over 250 primates. The park is home to more than twenty species and all of them have been rescued – from labs, circuses, pet shops, or TV.

Wookey Hole, Somerset (33 miles). Around an hour’s drive away, Wookey Hole is famous for it’s amazing caves, but also other indoor fun, from a hall of mirrors, to penny arcades, an indoor play castle and some outdoor crazy golf.

Portland Bill Lighthouse (34 miles) at the beautifully rugged and rocky tip of Portland Island is a great spot to watch the waves crashing against the dramatic cliffs. Visitors can explore the old Keepers’ Cottage to learn more about the history of the lighthouse, and climb the tower itself for a fabulous view of the Dorset coastline.

WALKS/NATURE RESERVES/COUNTRY PARKS

Ninesprings (9 miles) is a lovely woodland park within the Yeovil Country Park, boasting scenic footpaths a dog-friendly café/visitor centre and a plethora of ever-changing landscape scenery. You can also enjoy birdwatching in some areas of the park, as well as riverside walks and wildlife spotting.

Lewesdon Hill, Beaminster (National Trust) (8.5 miles), the highest point in Dorset with views between the trees over Devon, Somerset and out to sea. Standing at 915 feet (279 metres), with Pilsdon Pen (see below) nearby.

Pilsdon Pen (National Trust) (10 miles) is a bracing hilltop walk up to the second-highest point in Dorset. Pilsdon Pen boasts magnificent far-reaching views across the Marshwood Vale.

Eggardon Hill Fort (National Trust) (11 miles) as well as being historically interesting is a great place for a walk, with incredible extensive views.

The South West Coast Path passes through Dorset’s Jurassic Coast and you are able to pick this up at most of the beaches along the coast in either direction. Beautiful walks along the Jurassic coast can be done in shorter sections, and are well served by public transport links. We recommend taking in the Golden Cap at Bridport, with the Anchor Inn at Seatown as a stop along the way, and/or fish and chips in West Bay.

EVENTS

MARCH

Easter Trails, Montacute House, near Yeovil (12 miles).
Easter Egg Hunt Ferne Animal Sanctuary (19 miles).
Easter Trails Barrington Court (15 miles).

APRIL

The Quayside Music Festival takes place around Weymouth Harbour on April bank holiday (26 miles).
Dorset Food Fair, Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens (20 miles).
Easter Egg Hunts, Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens (20 miles).
Easter Trails, Montacute House, Near Yeovil (12 miles).
Easter Egg Hunt Ferne Animal Sanctuary (19 miles).
Easter Trails Barrington Court (15 miles).

MAY

Sherborne Abbey Music Festival, Sherborne (13 miles), with a full programme of concerts.
Lyme Regis Fossil Festival, Lyme Regis (20 miles) - a weekend of science, discovery and fun.
Quayside Music Festival takes place around Weymouth Harbour on Maybank holiday (26 miles).
The Dorset Knob Throwing Festival, Kingston Maurward College (19 miles).
Wessex Folk Festival, Weymouth Harbourside (26 miles).
Visit Abbotsbury Swannery from mid May. Walk through the paths and watch as fluffy cygnets hatch from eggs right before your eyes.
Sherborne Castle Country Fair (13 miles).
Yeovil May Fayre, traditional country fair (9 miles).

JUNE

Axe Vale Festival, The Showground, Woodmead Road, Axminster (19 miles).
Vintage Tractor & Stationary Engine Club Rally, Melplash Showground (12 miles).
Bridport Food Festival, Asker Meadow, Bridport (11 miles).
Beaminster Festival of Music & Arts, Beaminster (14 miles).
Wessex Folk Festival, Weymouth Harbourside (26 miles).
Outdoor theatre, Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens (20 miles).
TANKFEST, The Tank Museum, Bovington (28 miles).

JULY

Beaminster Festival of Music & Arts, Beaminster (5 miles).
The Big Mix Music Festival, Lyme Regis (20 miles).
Bridport Charter Fair, Bridport (11 miles).
Jurassic Fields Music Festival, Bridport (11 miles).
Lifeboat Week, Lyme Regis (20 miles).
Raft Race (RNLI) at West Bay (13 miles).
The annual Dorset Seafood Festival, Weymouth Harbourside (26 miles).
Outdoor Theatre, Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens (20 miles).
The Royal Navy International Air Day RNAS Yeovilton (15.5 miles).

AUGUST

Lyme Regis Regatta & Carnival Week, Lyme Regis (20 miles).
West Bay Day (13 miles).
Bridport Carnival, Bridport (11 miles).
Burton Bradstock Festival of Music & Art, Burton Bradstock (14 miles).
Lyme Folk Festival, Lyme Regis (20 miles).
Buckham Fair Pony & Dog Show, Stinford Lane, Beaminster (4 miles).
RNLI West Bay Fun Day (13 miles).
Melplash Agricultural Show, Melplash Showground (12 miles).
Candles on the Cobb, Lyme Regis (20 miles).
Symondsbury/Symene Fete, Symondsbury (14 miles).
Weymouth Carnival on the third Wednesday of August. With a funfair on the seafront, fireworks at night, and a procession featuring the annual Carnival Queen, and the spectacular show from the RAF Red Arrows (26 miles).
Outdoor Theatre, Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens (20 miles).

SEPTEMBER

Dorset County Show, Dorchester (17 miles), celebrating agriculture and rural life within the county of Dorset.
Crewkerne's Charter Fair is an annual event held in Crewkerne (8.5 miles) on the first Friday and Saturday of September and consists of a street market and entertainment, including a Fun Fair.
Bridport Hat Festival, Bridport (11 miles).
Food Rocks Festival, Lyme Regis (20 miles).
Autumn Charity Garden Fair at Mapperton, Mapperton House, Beaminster (6 miles).
Lyme Regis ArtsFest, Lyme Regis (20 miles).
Weymouth annual yacht regatta (26 miles) is a must for sailing enthusiasts!

OCTOBER

Chard Carnival (16 miles).
Hinton St George, Punky night – last Thursday in October (11 miles). A Punkie is a hollowed-out mangold or manglewurzel with a lit candle inside to make a lantern.
Dorset Food Week, various locations throughout Dorset.
Weymouth Beach (26 miles). hosts the annual Beach Motocross event run by the Weymouth & Portland Lions Club. The biggest amateur motocross event in the UK – with over 300 riders taking part.
The Enchanted Illuminations, Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens (20 miles).
The Enchanted Illuminations Fright Night, Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens (20 miles).

NOVEMBER

Bridport Literary Festival, Bridport (11 miles).
Bridport Annual Christmas Tree Festival, Bridport (11 miles).
Eype Makers Christmas Market, Highlands Leisure Park, Eype (13 miles).
The Enchanted Illuminations Fright Night, Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens (20 miles).

Things you need to know about Goose Run Cottage if you’re thinking of booking a holiday there:

  • Smoking is not allowed inside any of our properties
  • Sorry, no pets are allowed at this property
  • Minimum stay 2 nights all year except at Christmas and New Year which is a minimum stay of 4 nights
  • Caution should be taken on the few stairs leading from the upper ground floor to the ground floor
  • There is a refundable security deposit of £100

*Internet access is offered at this property for recreational purposes only and is not meant for business use. Speed/service may vary depending on the package obtained by the owner which is provided to guests free of charge. Should guests experience difficulties or loss of use, neither the owner nor the agent will be held responsible.