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Cardsmill Farmhouse, Courthouse Farmhouse, Courthouse Cottage, Courthouse Dairy and Wakelys Farm are situated on the outskirts of the village of Whitchurch Canonicorum . It is located 3 miles from the coast of Charmouth and 5 miles from Lyme Regis.

In the village there is the St Candida and Holy Cross Church, which is famous as its own patron Saint is buried here, the Village Hall with a children's play area and the Five Bells Inn.

Also the George and the Clockhouse, which are up to 11/2 mile further away, all provide evening meals nightly and entertainment regularly on weekends. The nearest phone box is next to the village hall. The nearest bus stop is on the A35 at Morcombelake, train station is at Axminster and there is a taxi based in the village.

Taphouse Farmhouse is about 2 miles away from the village of Marshwood and about 2.5 miles from Whitchurch Canonicorum. Marshwood has a Garage, Post Office, General Store, Primary School, St Mary's Church and the Bottle Inn. Also the Shaves Cross Inn, which is about 1 mile from Taphouse Farmhouse. Both Inns provide evening meals and have skittle alleys.

There are numerous places to visit in Devon, Dorset or Somerset including Lyme Regis, Charmouth, Bridport, The Swannery and Gardens at Abbotsbury, Forde Abbey and gardens, the market and carpet town of Axminster , the tramway at Seaton, the model railway at Beer, and the quiet villages and beaches along the Chesil Bank. Locally at Morcombelake on the A35 you can watch Moores biscuits being made and enjoy the smell of freshly baked Dorset Knobs as you drive by. Visit the local farmers' market in Bridport. Sandy beaches at Charmouth and Lyme Regis are good for fossil hunting. Walk the Coastal Path, see Golden Cap. The area belongs to the National Trust as well as many inland sites of interest e.g. Lamberts Castle , Pilsdon Pen, Charmouth Forest and Stonebarrow Hill where guests may park and walk, or just sit and admire the view. The Dorset and East Devon coast is now a World Heritage Site. Golf may be played at Westbay and Lyme Regis. Horse riding and fishing are local.

Cardsmill Farmhouse is also featured in the Liberty trail, a walk from Lyme Regis to Ham Hill to commemorate the Monmouth Rebellion. The lane beside the farm is part of the new national cycle Sustrans route and guided cycle tours and bicycle hire can be arranged locally.