The picturesque village of Chideock lies nestled in gently rolling countryside of south west Dorset, not far from the popular vacation spots of Bridport and Charmouth. With its rustic charm, historic cottages and ideal location near the Jurassic Coast, Chideock is the perfect place to rent a holiday cottage and spend a few days of rest and relaxation.
As well as the obvious draw of the village's quaint beauty, Chideock also boasts several cultural and geographical attractions. Among these are the historic church of St Giles and the majestic 18th century mansion built by Samuel Roles, a wealthy local merchant. Keen walkers and photographers will be delighted to learn that just two miles from the village you will find the famed Golden Cap, a towering hill which offers sweeping views over the Jurassic coastline. The climb to the summit lasts approximately 40 minutes but the scenery from the top makes it well worth your while.
If you want to enjoy a taste of the rural way of life make sure you take the five mile drive to neighbouring Bridport for its twice-weekly market, which is held on Wednesdays and Saturdays, while children are sure to enjoy scouring the beaches of Charmouth for fossils. Historic Lyme Regis is also just a short drive away and boasts a famous harbour known simply as the Cobb, which dates back hundreds of years and is worth a visit if only for a photo opportunity.
Back in Chideock, if you're feeling peckish head to the George Inn in the centre of the village for a hearty meal of beer battered local fish or home cooked local ham, washed down by a glass of Chilean merlot.
If all this sounds too good to miss, come and discover this charming Dorset village for yourself; search for Chideock holiday cottages today.