The tiny hamlet of Redford in Dorset is tranquil and secluded; don’t expect nightclubs and restaurants right on your doorstep if you stay here, in fact good luck finding somewhere to stay in Redford at all! However the surrounding towns of Dorchester, Yeovil and even the small village of Evershot all have places to stay.
Located in the middle of nowhere in Dorset, Redford is perhaps not the most accessible place to reach for a trip. You can however get to Redford from London by travelling westwards along the M3 to Eastleigh then following the M27/A31 to Bere Regis, then continuing west on the A35 until you reach Dorchester. You will then need to go north on the A37. After about 10 miles you will need to turn right into a country lane until you get to Redford.
While finding something to do actually in Redford itself will prove quite a challenge, there is plenty to do in the surrounding area. Obviously walking is a popular activity in Dorset, with its rolling hills and vibrant greenery inland and gorgeous stretching beaches and dramatic cliffs all along the coast.
If you fancy heading to Dorchester you will find such attractions as Sculpture by the Lakes, Maiden Castle and The Keep Military Museum. You could also visit Yeovil for bowling, swimming, golf, or even watch some horse racing at Wincanton Racecourse. If you’re up for travelling even further, you can visit Gorcombe Farm for clay pigeon shooting, archery, paintball and dirt buggy/quad bike mayhem.
For food, your best bet is probably going to Yeovil or Dorchester. Top places to eat near Yeovil include Urban Brunch, Sienna Deli and Wayne's Bar & Bistro. In Dorchester, Yalbury Cottage, Mr Crepe's Cuisine and Trinity Bistro are all good.