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OUT and ABOUT.

 

Situated on the north Dorset border with Wiltshire and Somerset, Miller's Huts Dorset is a great base for exploring many historical places. We are five minutes drive, and an easy walk, from the pretty market town of Shaftesbury famed for Gold Hill. There are independent shops, pubs and restaurants and being on the edge of Fontmell Down, good walking and far-reaching views across the Blackmore Vale. The open, ancient chalk grassland of the lower slopes is covered in wildflowers in the spring and summer months and is famous for its wild orchids.

A short walk up the hill from Miller's Huts Dorset is the informal and relaxed Breezy Ridge Vineyard with a restaurant and bar. 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.

 

Bath, Longleat, 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 Bournemouth, Sandbanks and Studland. There are many local National Trust properties too.

 

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. https://www.thetrainline.com/ can help you plan your trip, we are happy to collect you from the station.

 

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