Dorset is a very pretty county, still very rural particularly in the north, with plenty of unspoilt countryside and is criss crossed with public footpaths and cycleways.
You may want to spend time investigating the local towns, including historic Sherborne and Shaftesbury, or go exploring via the many countryside walks and cycle routes in the area. Or, perhaps you would like to visit the nearby stately homes of Stourhead and Kingston Lacey.
Whatever your reason for visiting, The Old Post Office B&B and self catering annexe, the Old Bakehouse, can offer visitors the perfect base from which to explore.
We have ordnance survey maps of the area as well as local guides giving details of both walks and cycle rides including the 73 mile North Dorset Cycleway - which doesn’t have to be done all in one go!
For both cyclists and walkers there is also the flatter North Dorset Trailway. This is an ongoing project to develop a trail along the old Somerset and Dorset Railway Line, and can be accessed at Sturminster Newton where you can walk or cycle to Fiddleford Manor, an Elizabethan Manor which is an English Heritage “free site”. It is hoped that the Trailway will eventually extend to Poole.
We have a couple of bicycles which can be hired out per day. Or, alternatively bring your own and we can store them for you.
Dorset is definitely a foodie county and home to a large number of farm shops and delicatessens selling locally produced foods.
There are many good country pubs including The White Horse in the village, a very friendly local pub, within walking distance of the B&B, serving traditional home cooked food.
We are happy to recommend local pubs and restaurants and can also provide packed lunches for those long walks or cycle rides.