3 Bed and Breakfast Rooms and 5 Holiday Cottages in the heart of West Dorset's Marshwood Vale.


    The beautiful seaside town of Lyme Regis is just five miles from Cardsmill Farm and our holiday cottages.


    Two of our holiday cottages have hot tubs so you can relax and unwind after a day exploring the beautiful Dorset coast and countryside.


    We love Dorset ... and we are sure you will too. Why not come and see for yourself?


Stay with us at Cardsmill Farm for the ultimate country holiday on a working mixed farm. We have lots of self-catering and B&B accommodation for family and friends to get together away from it all. You’re welcome to see our cows being milked – actually, they milk themselves in our robotic parlour! – or wander with the sheep and lambs in the spring. Our holiday accommodation is near the West Dorset village of Whitchurch Canonicorum, and perfectly placed for rural walks in the lovely hills and valleys of the Marshwood Vale and visits to the Jurassic Coast. Picturesque Lyme Regis and fossil-rich Charmouth are only a short drive away, and there are lots of visitor attractions like the Donkey Sanctuary, Pecorama model railways, and Abbotsbury Swannery and Gardens. If you want peace and quiet, our countryside setting is well away from the hustle and bustle of city life, and two of our holiday cottages have hot tubs for a relaxing soak. If you fancy livelier entertainment, Dorchester and Weymouth have lots to offer, and nearby Bridport on a sunny Saturday morning is a delight – music, buskers and a thriving market lining the streets that are home to a big range of local shops.


Having a family get together or thinking of holidaying with friends? Choose from five separate self catering cottages which range in size to accommodate smaller groups of up to 6 to much larger groups of up to 16. There's sure to be one that is perfect for your occasion.

The Hayloft - Cardsmill

The Hayloft

Sleeps 7, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms

The Stable at Cardsmill Farm

The Stable

Sleeps 6, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms

Courthouse Farmhouse at Cardsmill Farm

Courthouse Farmhouse

Sleeps 11, 5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms

Taphouse Farmhouse - Cardsmill Farm Holidays

Taphouse Farmhouse

Sleeps 16, 6 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms

Courthouse Dairy Cardsmill Farm Holidays

Courthouse Dairy

Sleeps 11, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms


Choose from three ensuite rooms which are all at Cardsmill Farm in the Dorset Marshwood Vale.

Cardsmill Farm B&B Dorset

Double Ensuite Room

Sleeps 2, Double sized bed, Ensuite with shower, WC and basin

from £76night
Cardsmill Farm B&B Dorset

King Ensuite Room

Sleeps 2, King sized bed, Ensuite with shower, WC and basin

from £76night
Cardsmill Farm B&B Dorset

Twin Ensuite Room

Sleeps 2, Twin beds, Ensuite with bath and shower over, WC and basin

from £76night
A friendly, hospitable and interesting place to stay. We were made to feel very much at home, and the help which we were given went far beyond what we could, or should, have expected.


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Cardsmill Farm Holidays

The spectacular Candles on the Cobb takes place this Sunday 26th in Lyme Regis. The event, which sees 5,000 candles light up the iconic Cobb, raises money for local causes and other charities. This year the event will also commemorate the centenary of the end of World War I with the illumination of a poppy on the sandy beach. 50% of the funds raised will be donated to the Royal British Legion.

You can buy a candle in memory of a loved one which includes a certificate to show you where it will be positioned. These are available for £2.50 from a stall in the shelters on Marine Parade throughout this week or from a number of other outlets including The Slipway, or via the website at candlesonthecobb.org. Come along and support this fabulous event organised the Rotary Club of Lyme Regis, lighting commences around 8pm with live music and singing entertainment from 2pm in the Marine Parade shelters.
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Absolutely beautiful cottage and location. Everything you needed was supplied. Only 100 yards to the local pub and 10 minutes in the car to the nearest supermarket. All very clean. We loved it here and waking up to the sound of sheep. The views are amazing as well. Highly recommend


Beautiful setting, welcoming, clean, comfortable and great food. Ideally placed with lots to see and do. Only booked for two nights but would make a great base for a longer stay and would not hesitate to book again.


Catch up with the latest news at Cardsmill Farm Holidays. We are always out and about in the area taking pictures wherever we go and finding places to recommend. We will share any special offers on our accommodation here too.

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