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Make a holiday cottage in Shave Cross your home away from home

Nestled in the heart of The Marshwood Vale in Dorset, Shave Cross is a true rural retreat. Peaceful and serene, this is the English countryside at its finest and the village sits in a designated area of outstanding natural beauty. The name Shave Cross dates back to the Middle Ages, and when visiting, holidaymakers get the sense that the scenery hasn't changed much since then. Surrounded by family farms and close to the bustling market town of Bridport, Shave Cross provides an excellent introduction to English country living.

For those hoping to experience this timeless part of the UK, HomeAway has a delightful choice of holiday cottages in Shave Cross as well as holiday homes in Bridport where couples, families, and groups can enjoy the serenity of rural Dorset. Shave Cross holiday cottages range from one to three bedrooms, accommodating two to six people. Priced from £250 per week, Shave Cross is an attractive and affordable holiday destination. In addition to being furnished to a high standard, Shave Cross holiday cottages offer a mix of amenities, including pet friendliness, washer/dryers and DVD players.

Things to do

-Outdoor activities: Walking and cycling are the top activities for those choosing to stay in self-catering holiday cottages in Shave Cross. Visitors taking a stroll through the area are likely to encounter a range of local wildlife amongst the rural scenery. The coastal town of Charmouth is just five miles away from holiday homes in Shave Cross and is another excellent spot to begin a walk along the famous South West Coast Path. As part of the Jurassic Coast, many people come here to hunt for fossils in addition to enjoying the sea views.

-Food and drink: At the heart of Shave Cross lies the Shave Cross Inn. The historic pub located within the inn is quite famous for serving, rather strangely, traditional Caribbean cuisine! Here, in the heart of rural Dorset, visitors from near and far come to try dishes such as Guyanaise goat curry, Jamaican jerk pork tenderloin, and Caribbean prawn cocktail.

-Golf: There are two golf courses within the vicinity of Shave Cross: Lyme Regis Golf Club and Axe Cliff Golf Course. Lyme Regis in particular is rated as one of the best courses in the South West, and is open to visitors. Serious golfers and South West Coast Path walkers may want to consider staying in one of the many holiday apartments in Lyme Regis.

-Culture: This corner of Dorset is full of local culture and an array of quaint towns and villages to explore. Along with Shave Cross itself, many visitors venture out to nearby Bridport, Charmouth, and Lyme Regis for the scenery, atmosphere, and local shopping opportunities. These towns are only separated by a few miles and make for an easy drive or a lovely day out walking.

Weather in Shave Cross

The weather conditions in Shave Cross are the most ideal between May and October, when high temperatures reach the upper teens and low-20s. However, it’s more than possible stay in Shave Cross holiday cottages over the winter, as conditions remain relatively mild.

Getting to Shave Cross

Shave Cross is a little out of the way, so the only feasible way to get there is by car. It is roughly situated midway between Weymouth and Exmouth, and best reached by taking the A37 or the A303.

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                                                                                                      This was a welcome return to a property that we had stayed in on more than one occasion before a couple of years back - so it felt like an old friend. We stay in Beer each March for the annual Grizzly race and to feel comfortable in your temporary home is essential. Plenty of room for us all and a lovely kitchen that you can live in comfortably!
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                                                                                                      We had a gorgeous family stay 22nd-26th February. This cottage is amazing, welcoming and so comfortable. Great walking, pubs and places to visit. Please could the owner contact us asap (as we cannot contact them through the site) as my mother in law left something behind of great sentimental value and we would dearly love to have it back. We will be back to stay next year as it was so special.
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                                                                                                      The cottage easy to locate, it is in an elevated position with beautiful country views. There was plenty of space in and outside of the cottage, and also Rob's smallholding to explore. the cottage was spotless and very warm, definitely needed on wet cold February nights. Rob and his wife were very friendly hosts with those extra little touches that were greatly appreciated, especially late on a Sunday after a long drive!
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