North Eggardon Carthouse

Powerstock, Bridport, West Dorset DT6 3ST

Garden and beyond

The long veranda on the south side lets you watch the sunsets over the hills or see the stars. You can sit on the benches and watch children play in the enclosed garden or alternatively use the Studio adjoining the Carthouse for table tennis.

The Carthouse is part of an old farmyard once owned in the late eighteenth century by Isaac Gulliver, one of Dorset's most famous smugglers. His family sold it in 1871 – a century later. It lies below the Eggardon Iron Age Hillfort, with fine views to the southwest of the World Heritage Jurassic Coast. Lyme Bay can be seen from the ramparts. Footpaths and bridleways lead to several nearby pubs and the sea.