top of page



Miller's Huts Dorset is an easy walk, and two minute drive, from the pretty market town of Shaftesbury famed for the cobbles of Gold Hill and the Hovis ad, and where you will find independent shops, pubs and restaurants. We are situated near the Wessex Ridgeway, Fontmell and Melbury Down, and other great walking in this pretty part of Dorset. You can swim, cycle and fish too.

The informal and relaxed Breezy Ridge Vineyard with restaurant and bar is a short walk from your hut, here you can enjoy brunch, lunch or evening soiree. Or walk up Melbury Hill and across the Down to Compton Abbas Airfield to observe the comings and goings of light aircraftEnjoy tasty local bites and a pint of Gritchie beer from the small independent brewery owned by Guy Ritchie. 


A short stroll along the River Sturkel to the next mill in Melbury you can pick up provisions from a small farm shop; local cuts of grass-fed meat including sausages for the fire pit, salami, cheeses, bread, honey and an ice cream treat.


Further afield traditional country pubs are plentiful, the Chalke Valley has many with beer gardens and good bar menus. Of course there are gastro pubs too; the King John at Tollard Royal and The Museum Inn at Farnham are recommended.

Situated on the north Dorset border with Wiltshire and Somerset, the huts are a great base for exploring many historical places. Longleat, Bath, Salisbury, Stonehenge, Brownsea Island, the Isle of Purbeck, Thomas Hardy country and the Jurassic Coast are all within easy reach, as are the beaches at Studland. There are many local National Trust properties including Stourhead and Kingston Lacey.


Maps are available to borrow, with a folder of local knowledge compiled for your use in both huts. Gillingham (Dorset) station is 15 minutes away. can help you plan your trip, we are happy to collect you from the station.


bottom of page