Why Choose Chideock??
Why Choose Chideock?? This is why….Chideock is a perfect base for touring West Dorset. Easy access to tourist routes and the stunning scenery of West Dorset. It’s neighbour county of Devon is just on the doorstep too!
A day trip can be made to the nearby seaside resorts of West Bay, Lyme Regis, Weymouth, Beer, Sidmouth, Eype Beach & Burton Bradstock not to mention Seatown which is only a 15 minute walk from our cottages.
Chideock is surrounded by small quaint villages. These villages are a tangible reminder of the heritage of rural Dorset. These flint and thatched villages are presided over by ancient churches and country pubs
Nearby to Chideock is Seatown with it’s beautiful unspoilt beach. You can walk to Seatown from the cottages in 15 minutes. West Bay, Charmouth, Lyme Regis are a short journey by car or bus. The villages have local shops offering locally made produce. There are an array of antique shops, tea shops, restaurants all with a warm welcoming ambience. The towns have market days throughout the week. Bridport has a vibrant feel, especially Market Days on Saturday!
From Chideock a short walk to Seatown and you are on the South West Coast Path. You can walk east towards Abbotsbury and west towards Seaton. The X53 bus runs along the coastal walk, so it is convenient to catch the bus back to Chideock.
FOOD & DRINK
After a busy day you don’t have to leave the village to find great home cooked food and real local ales and ciders. Chideock has two pubs in the village The George Inn and The Clock Inn, both offering a welcoming atmosphere and varied menus. A short walk to Seatown along a pretty bridleway and you will come to The Anchor Inn which sits almost on the beach. The Anchor has a fabulous seating area up on the cliff which gives you amazing views to sit and enjoy a drink.
Chideock is steeped in history and to discover some of it, you need to visit the museum inside the catholic church in North Chideock. you will see in the church museum that in 1086 Chideock was recorded in the Domesday book as ‘Chidihoc’. Over the years there have been various spellings
Chideock has had a strong tradition of Catholicism. In the late 16th century four Chideock men were executed for their faithand became known as the Chideock Martyrs. There is a memorial to the men in the village.