Baker's Arms Holiday Cottages
South Perrott, Dorset
This is an owners own site, run by Richard and Mary Torrens.
Places to visit - Towns and villages
These are arranged in order of travel times by car from our cottages.
- Chedington 1.75 miles; 4 mins
- Distance above is to the pub, by car. But there is a varied footpath (part of the Parett Trail) from South Perrott to Chedington village, a varied walk of about 1.4 miles. A pretty village, well worth a walk. To the east of the village is the excellent Winyard's Gap pub (booking is essential!) with National Trust woodland adjacent, so good walks.
- Mosterton 2 miles; 4 mins
- There is a footpath from South Perrott to Mosterton village, a walk of a little over 1 mile, about 25 minutes. Mosterton has a good pub - The Admiral Hood - and a good village shop. Also the Eeles Family Pottery
- North Perrott 2.5miles; 5 mins
- There is a shorter route - via Pipplepen Lane which is usually closed because of a large pond beneath the railway bridge. By foot,mostly along the Parrett Trail,it is about 1,5 miles, so about 40minutes. North Perrott Farm Shop also has a cafe, and sells food, papers etc.
- Crewkerne 3 miles; 7 mins
- Good small shopping town. Take-aways, eateries, pubs, Waitrose, Lidl
- Beaminster 5 miles; 9 mins
- Pleasant small town. Butcher, baker, greengrocer, pet shop, hardware shop, Co-op. Tourist shops and a museum. Good cafes and restaurants as well as a goood Chinese take-way (Amei, Peking and Malaysian).
- Evershot 7.6 miles; 12 minutes
- A small picturesque village with a nice inn - The Acorn Inn - and several walks. Evershot web site.
- Ilminster 10 miles; 19 mins
- Medium town. Not very dog-friendly. Part of the Chard canal remains as a feature.
- Chard 11 miles; 20 mins
- Fairly good range of small shops. Sainsbury's, Lidl.
- Yeovil 11 miles; 22 mins
- The largest nearby town. Has a large pedestrianised shopping centre, with most of the usual chain stores. Out-of-town are Morrisons, Asda, Lidl (2 off), Aldi
- Martok 11 miles; 22 mins
- A small town with a few spread-out shops.
- Bridport 12 miles; 23 mins
- A nice shopping town with a good range of independent shops and few large chain stores. It has a busy street market on Wednesdays. The town has one main shopping street with more shops down a side road. Morrisons, Lidl, Waitrose
- Dorchester 18 miles; 28 mins
- Dorset's county town! A larger town, good shopping in a pedestrianised area.
- Axminster 16 miles; 29 mins
- Pleasant town, interesting shops including Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's River Cottage Kitchen.
- Somerton 20 miles; 31 mins
- Curry Rivel 15 miles; 32 mins
- Village on ridge South of Somerset levels.
- Sherborne 15 miles; 34 mins
- Historic town famous for its many schools. Well worth a visit. Waitrose and Sainsbury's
- Lyme Regis 17u miles; 32 mins
- Lyme Regis is one of the most famous Dorset coastal towns and a great visitor attraction. It is on the very west edge of Dorset. It is the central attraction of the Jurassic Coast, famous for its fossils and particular of the victoria fossil hunter, Mary Anning. You will find links and references to published papers about Mary Anning on the list of publications of Prof Hugh Torrens (my brother!), who was instrumental in bringing Mary's work to public attention.
- Langport 17 miles: 36 minutes
- An interesting small town on the edge of the Somerset Levels. Once it was a thriving port on the river Parrett but has now fallen in importance. Between the town and the river is a lovely riverside walk area, which is very reminiscent of the Cambridgeshire Fens, perhaps around Ely. So if you are in that area, take a walk. Parking for the riverside and town is free.
- Castle Cary 25 miles; 39 mins
- Weymouth 27 miles; 40 mins
- A large seaside shopping town with lots of independent shops in a pedestrianised area near the harbour. Aldi, Sainsbury's, Morrisons
- Honiton 24 miles; 41 mins
- A nice town with shops along the wide main through road. Aldi, Lidl
- Taunton 23 miles; 42 mins
- Large shopping centre with most of the larger chain stores. Aldi, Sainsburys.
- North Petherton 26 miles; 45 mins
- Gillinghham 35 miles; 47 mins
- Wellington 29 miles; 47 mins
- Bridgwater 29 miles; 49 mins
- Fortuneswell (Portland) 30 miles; 50 mins
- Portland (Fortuneswell) 30 miles; 50 mins
- Wareham 36 miles; 50 mins
- A pretty town between the mouths of the river Piddle and Frome, wherethey run into Poole Harbour
- Glastonbury 29 miles; 50 mins
- . Aldi
- Blandford Forum 35 miles; 51 mins
- A ice market town on the River Stour
- Tiverton 43 miles; 57 mins
- Wells 33 miles; 58 mins
- Poole 42 miles; 59 mins
- Famous for its harbour. Effectively part of the Bournemouth conurbation
- Wimborne 41 miles; 59 mins
- Has a model village in the town centre and a Minster church.
- Frome 40 miles; 1 hrs 2 mins
- Ringwood 51 miles;1 hrs 10 mins
- A pleasant market town on the edge of the New Forest. If you are coming from the M25, why not stop off in Ringwood on the way down from London? It has a very relaxing atmosphere after the hustle and bustle of the towns near London and in the South East. Instead of coming off the M3 onto the A303 continue on the M3 towards Southampton and follow the signs to Bournemouth which will take you on to the M27. The M27 becomes the A35 through the New Forest and (traffic allowing) takes only is about 10 minutes longer than the A303.
- Bournemouth 47 miles;1 hrs 12 mins
- A large seaside town, centre of a conurbation which includes many shopping towns/villages from Christchurch through to Poole.
- Christchurch 52 miles;1 hrs 21 mins.
- Lovely town between the River Avon and the River Stour with harbour and riverside walks. Effectively part of the Bournemouth conurbation. From the town centre there is a delightful walk - Fisherman's Walk - with the river Avon on one side and the Mill Stream on the other. The walk takes you to Christchurch quay beside the river Stour, with lovely views to Hengistbury Head and the marshes. Or you can visit Stanpit Marsh - a delighful nature reserve beside the harbour. Continue past Stanpit and you are in Mudeford with its seaside quay and ferry over to Hengistbury Head.
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