Monday, 29 December 2014


Farmhouse Breakfast 2013

It's that time of year again !


The Home Grown Cereal Authorities farmhouse breakfast week runs from the 18th-25th of January 2015.

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So come to Whitchurch Canonicorum village hall for a farmhouse breakfast and see a large scale production, usually around 350 breakfasts are cooked for breakfast, brunch or lunch!

This is our 15th year of madness but its all for a good cause of keeping our local hall going.

This year we are making a donation to JOSEPH WELD HOSPICE



More details available, phone 01297 489375

Sunday, 28 December 2014



Saturday, 27 December 2014

Courthouse Farmhouse & Cottage now Courthouse Farmhouse to sleep 11

From DECEMBER the 1ST Courthouse farmhouse and Cottage are being let as one large self catering property to sleep 11 persons in 5 bedrooms and have 3 bathrooms. As yet we have not changed our website so please email and we will send you a brochure or details are as below. 


Courthouse Farm is situated on the edge of the village of Whitchurch Canonicorum, in the peaceful, picturesque Marshwood Vale within an area of outstanding natural beauty.

The West Dorset Coast is 3 miles from Courthouse so an ideal location for the perfect holiday. The church in Whitchurch Canonicorum has its own patron saint buried in a tomb within the church, and is noted for its healing powers. The Five Bells has an excellent reputation for a friendly pub that offers meals and outside catering. During the year there are many activities in the Village Hall and a children’s play area behind the hall open to all. The public phone box is in the village beside the Village Hall/children’s play area. 

There are many places to visit locally including Lyme Regis, Charmouth, The Chesil Beach towards, Abbotsbury with the Swannery and Gardens, Weymouth, the historic county town of Dorchester, Forde Abbey and Beer model railway, caves and fishing village. Take a ride on the tram at Seaton and watch the wildlife in the Axe Estuary.  The market towns of Axminster and Bridport. Walking is very popular along the coastal path to Golden Cap the highest point of the South Coast, or up to Pilsdon Pen one of the highest inland hills for spectacular views. Lots of local footpaths to explore, to the woods or along the River Char, Lamberts Castle, Charmouth Forest, Stonebarrow Hill and Langdon Woods are all places to park and walk or admire the views. Horse riding, golf, swimming, fossil hunting, seaside sports and fishing are all local. Nearest train station is Axminster and public busses on A35 at Morecombelake.

Courthouse Farmhouse is an ‘L’ shaped chalet bungalow that has wonderful country views, its own private garden with lawn and some mature trees, parking and grounds. The lawn is fenced by wooden rails and wire fence to keep children and dogs in and sheep and cattle out. In the garden there are chairs, tables and barbecue.

Front door entrance to Open plan L shape Kitchen/ Dining area with fitted kitchen, tile flooring, S/S sink, electric cooker, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine,2x kettles, 2x toasters,  microwave, coffee maker, all crockery, glasses, utensils, 2 Dining Tables and 12 chairs, highchair, Digital LCD TV, Bedroom 1 ;  has a double divan bed with access to the garden, Bedroom 2;  has 2 x3’ single divan beds. Bathroom; has bath with electric shower over, washbasin and toilet. Cupboard for hoover, brushes, ironing board and storage etc. Bedroom 3; Double divan bed, large walk-in wardrobe.  Shower Room; Shower, washbasin, toilet, shaver point, tile flooring. Hall way area with storage, sink, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher. Upstairs Bedroom 4;   has a double divan bed and 2’6 single bed with ensuite shower, toilet, washbasin and shaver point. Upstairs Bedroom 5;   has 2 x3’ single divan beds Lounge; 14'6 x 14'2. lounge 3 piece suite with Digital LCD TV with DVD, coffee table, electric wall mounted ‘coal effect’ fire, laminate wood floor, sliding door to the Conservatory 15’x 8’ with 2 settees and 2 single chairs, sliding door to garden.  Games/Play Barn ; 48’x25’  with HOT TUB, skittles, table tennis, 6’x3’ pool and snooker tables, darts board (darts not provided due to safety), netball ring and football net to be shared with Courthouse Dairy. Lots of space for ball games around the yard and wooden entrance gates and fencing to keep the children from the lane.

  • All bedrooms have fitted carpets, radiators, bedside tables/cupboards, lights, chairs and wardrobes.
  • Duvets and 2 pillows per person are provided, also spare blankets and bedspreads.
  • Duvet covers, sheets and pillow cases to hire at £8.00 per person per stay, all beds will be made prior to arrival.
  • Towels, 1 bath and 1 hand to hire at £6.00 per person per stay.
  • Single Futon and travel cot are available, no cot bedding provided.
  • Mains water supply, C/H and electric included in the tariff.
  • Electric Smoke alarms, a fire blanket and extinguishers provided.
  • Well behaved dogs are welcome (no pets Xmas and New Year) at £20.00 per week, but must not be left in the house whilst guests are out by day or night.
Courthouse Farmhouse can sleep 11 people (plus cot) in comfort. Other Self catering property available on the same farm is Courthouse Dairy that sleeps 11 in 4 bedrooms and has 3 bathrooms. Close by in the village of Whitchurch Canonicorum is The Stable that sleeps 6 and The Hayloft that sleep 7, both have 3 bedrooms and has 2/3 bathrooms.  For a larger house we have Taphouse Farmhouse with its own games barn, it sleeps 16 people in 6 bedrooms and has 4 bathrooms. Also available 3 B&B rooms at Cardsmill farmhouse. Please ask for more details if required.

Directions to Courthouse Farmhouse - DT6 6RQ

On the A35 between Bridport and Charmouth at Morcombelake, turn off to Whitchurch Canonicorum near Artwave. Follow this road for about 1 mile until a four cross road, here turn right and go past the Old Village School, now the Village Hall. Continue until you come to a turning on the left marked Bettiscombe and Marshwood, opposite the Berehayes Holiday Cottages. Take this left turn and Courthouse Farm is approximately 150 meters up this road on the left.  Go into the yard and Farmhouse is first on the left and parking is through the double gates in front of the house
The farm is run with neighboring Cardsmill Farm, where guests can come and watch the milking, see baby calves, beef animals, sheep, and dogs. Lambing is usually between February and April. Watch sheep and cattle in the fields in spring and summer out over the garden fence. We also grow winter wheat, spring barley, forage maize and various crops for animal feed. We will be pleased to show you around and answer any questions. We are inspected annually for ABM/FABBL Beef and Lambs Scheme and NDFAS for milk production.

We offer comfortable, clean properties that are suitable for families, friends, reunions and schools.
The Farmhouse can be let separately or for the really large groups together with the Dairy to sleep 22-24. 
All enquires and bookings to be sent to Mrs. S M Johnson, Cardsmill Farm, Whitchurch Canonicorum, Bridport, Dorset. DT6 6RP.  Phone / Fax 01297 489375
 Email   Website

A deposit of 25% is payable to Mrs. S M Johnson on booking and the balance 4 weeks before the holiday start date.
VAT @20% is included.                                      
A Holiday Cancellation Brochure available.               
Visit Britain Inspection 3 Star November 2014
Friday-Friday change over or by arrangement for weekends and short breaks.
(All Farmhouse and contents details are correct at time of print, but may be subject to change without notice)