Limekiln House

07900 596166 / 07885 220035

Located in peaceful countryside close to the Jurassic Coast.

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The village pub

Sailors Return Chaldon

The local thatched village pub, professionally run by Tom and Amelia, is The Sailors Return. It is 1/2 mile along the lane to the left. Pass the village green on your left and cross the small ford on the footbridge if necessary. The pub offers local ales and home-cooked food, served in the bar and restaurant. There's plenty of parking space and a pub garden. Dogs and children are welcome. Recommended for food, service and hospitality.

The pub is normally closed on Mondays and sometimes for a month in winter. Please contact them.

We provide a list of local pubs, tea-rooms and restaurants in the area which have been recommended by friends and previous guests.

We recommend the Village Store and Post Office (01305 852824). The shop is located on Winfrith high street, just one mile from us. Normally open daily from 7am until about 6pm and until lunch-time on  Sundays. Newspapers, greetings cards, confectionery, soft drinks, groceries, packed lunches and more to order, local bottled ales, National Lottery, etc.

The local area has much to offer: the Isle of Purbeck, Swanage, Corfe Castle, coastal and cliff-top walks, rocky coves with rock pools and clear water with pebble, rock and sand beaches.

There are many countryside walks direct from Limekiln House without crossing or using roads. A walk to the cliff top near Durdle Door takes about 40 minutes. Lulworth Cove is a further 15 minutes along the coastal path. The coastal car parks at Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door are about 5-10 minutes by road. The views between Limekiln House and the cliffs are spectacular, inland to central Dorset and across to the Isle of Wight and Portland Bill.

There are many places to visit inland of Limekiln House, such as Moreton, with Lawrence of Arabia's grave, gardens, tea-room, unique church and a river ford with a long footbridge leading to woodland walks. Also Monkey World and the Tank Museum (now called the Armour Centre), all within six miles.

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Moreton Church Pebble painting at Lulworth Cove Moreton Ford

The Tank Museum Clouds Hill Monkey World

Dorchester is the county town located 8 miles to the north-west. Thai, Indian, Chinese, Italian and English restaurants and numerous pubs. Brewery Square offers a selection of popular restaurants, pubs, a multiplex cinema, designer shops and fun children's fountains. There is a large twice-weekly market, a museum, Terracotta Warrior and dinosaur exhibitions and the large hill fort of Maiden Castle.

Weymouth is located 10 miles to the west. The town has a wide safe super sandy beach, a bustling harbour, quayside walks, Sea-life Centre, trips round Portland Harbour and a large selection of eating places, nightlife, amusement arcades and pubs. Further on from Weymouth is the Isle of Portland with wonderful views, quarries with stone carvings , museums and the sailing centre built for the 2012 Olympics.

Winfrith Newburgh is  a mile away with Village Stores and Post Office, a hairdresser and the Red Lion Pub.

Wool is 4 miles by road with a main line station and a taxi rank, located on the Waterloo to Weymouth line. There are two pubs, several shops, two mini-supermarkets, a chemist and two garages.

Enquiries:  07900 596166, 07885220035, email

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