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.
Villages Towns
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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