We visited on a Saturday morning, December 10th, 2011. The village is set in a lovely location sheltered by the Dorset hills, and close to the Jurassic coast. The village was requisitioned by the MOD in 1943, and never given back to its inhibitants, although promises were made at the time about it being given for the war effort and returned to the villages when the war was over, it never happened!
Life here must have been both idyllic (in the summer), but hard cold and remote in the winter.
Each building has a history of the inhabitants and pictures, and the church has a more detailed exhibition of the history of the village, if you are interested in social history it’s a good way to spend an hour or so.