Smedmore House – Location & Map
Smedmore House is set in a private estate, surrounded by the beautiful countryside of the Purbeck Hills and with beautiful rural views down towards the sea. The Estate is located just one mile from Kimmeridge, a small village on the Dorset coastline, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This stretch of coast is part of the world renowned Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The nearest shop is at Corfe Castle, for basic provisions and fresh fruit and vegetables. The closest town is Wareham, six miles away, which has a variety of shops including a Sainsburys Superstore, Co-op, 2 local Butchers and a Wholefoods Store.
Smedmore House is around 2.5 hours from central London, and around one hour from Southampton. The nearest train station is located at Wareham, a distance of 6 miles away. The closest airport is Southampton International Airport at 50 miles or London Heathrow is 107 miles or 2 hours away.
Kimmeridge Bay is famous for its fossils and has its own “nodding donkey” pumping shale oil up from a deep borehole. It is overlooked by Clavell’s Tower, built in 1831, and thought to have been used for signaling to smugglers’ boats.
Restaurants and Pubs
There are a number of restaurants and pubs close by.