Author Archives: Sue and Kay Cardsmill Farm

The Hayloft - Cardsmill

Autumn is coming, book your short break now

We have availability in all our self catering houses this Autumn.

We accept weeks(Friday to Friday or Monday-Monday), 3 night weekends (Friday -Monday) or Midweeks (Monday to Friday). We offer 3 night weekends as we find guests do not want to vacate by 10am on the Sunday morning, most like a lazy day before leaving later in the afternoon/evening or on the Monday morning.

Our 3 large properties each have a hot tub open to use all year round, they also have games barns. 4 properties have working log fires, logs included October till April.

Guests are welcome to visit the main farm to see the cows being milked, see the baby calves, and the beef cattle.

Please see our website for more details, all properties can be booked on website or follow the links.


10% discount on September bookings at Taphouse farmhouse

Week, weekend or midweek

More information on our website but please email or phone 01297 489375 for latest availability costs .

Axe Vale Show- this weekend

More details are on including costs etc.

Lots to see and do at the Show this coming weekend. Food, drink, music, stalls, demonstrations and entertainment including The farmyard show, Team M.A.D. BMX stunts, Xtreme Falconry and also the Bubbleman and the Bubble Faerie will be travelling around the Showground providing us with spectacular bubble displays, plus much much more

There are 5 main marquee tents, Floral, Crafts, Food Hall, Vintage, Retro and Antiques and Toys and Hobbies

Lovely Lulworth Cove, great for walking, eating and exploring

Lovely view while walking around Langdon woods.

What’s on in West Dorset?

Are you interested in going to local events whilst on holiday with us ? we have baby swans hatching at Abbotsbury , concerts, food festivals, music festivals, fossil walks, show, live music and much much more…….

The following websites have lots of information on what’s on and when –

Spring time at Taphouse

Dates available –

June 10th-21st for week, (Mon-Mon or Fri-Fri) midweek (Mon-Fri) w/e (Fri-Mon)

Summer holiday week – Monday week July 22nd -29th

Axe Valley Wildlife Park

On your visit to West Dorset check out Axe Valley Wildlife park situated just over the border into Devon (approx. 15mins by car from all out properties). Its a small very child friendly zoo where kids can take part. Please see there website for more information.

Relaxing in the sunshine

Golden Cap @ Charmouth

Another great place for walking along the Jurassic coast…