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Interesting Facts You Probably Don’t Know about Dorchester

Posted by Kate Rickard on August 26, 2015

Famous for being Thomas Hardy’s home, Dorchester town is a historic literary star that features in The Mayor of Casterbridge. Here are some other interesting facts about the bustling market town: 1. Dorchester’s famous villain the ‘Hanging Judge’, or Ju... Read more


Osmington’s White Horse, at the heart of Dorset

Posted by Kate Rickard on August 20, 2015

The Osmington White Horse is a carving of King George III riding a horse. It was sculpted in 1808 into the limestone Osmington Hill, known as the South Dorset Downs. The White Horse is a tribute to King Geor... Read more



5 Towns you must visit in Dorset

Posted by Kate Rickard on August 18, 2015

Dorset’s towns undoubtedly make great holiday locations. Every town in Dorset has ...

10 Fun Facts You Didn’t Know About Dorset!

Posted by Kate Rickard on July 24, 2015

This week, Dream Cottages have been searching for some interesting, fun facts that we’re pretty sure ...


Hotspots for History and Heritage in Dorset

Posted by Kate Rickard on July 24, 2015

Dorset is an area steeped in history. Remnants of times passed are evident across the county through the ...

Purbeck Hill-A-Saurus Mountain Bike Sportive Event

Posted by Kate Rickard on July 17, 2015

We love cycling here at Dream Cottages and know what fantastic countryside Dorset offers for road and off-road cycling ...


Have Some Family Fun at a Theme Park in Dorset this Summer!

Posted by Kate Rickard on July 15, 2015

Think Dorset is all about the traditional seaside fun of Punch and ...

Dog Friendly Beaches in Dorset

Posted by Kate Rickard on July 10, 2015

In our last inspiration page article, Dream Cottages shared some information about the best beaches to visit i ...


The Best Beaches to Visit in West Dorset

Posted by Kate Rickard on July 8, 2015

Dorset is a fabulous location for a beach holiday, not only is it famed for it ...

A Grown-up Guide to Dorset

Posted by Kate Rickard on July 7, 2015

One of the great things about Dorset and an advantage ...


Some Interesting Facts about the Jurassic Coastline

Posted by Daniel Foley on July 3, 2015

There is so much to say about the Jurassic Coastline th ...

Some Great Activities for Family Holidays in Weymouth and Portland along the Legacy Trail

Posted by Daniel Foley on July 2, 2015

Weymouth and Portland offer endless and excellent opportunities for family fun on holiday. From adrenaline and adventure to ...


Triathlon in Dorset 2015

Posted by Daniel Foley on July 2, 2015

Triathlon in Dorset offers the perfect combination of fun, thrill and competition. Of course, they’ll be plenty of t ...

Where to Cycle in Dorset

Posted by Daniel Foley on July 2, 2015

Whether you’re looking for a day out with the kids or a biking adventure ...


Activity Breaks in Dorset

Posted by Daniel Foley on July 1, 2015

Activity Breaks in Dorset As we all know, Dorset is a great place for exploring an ...

Go Animal Mad in Dorset!

Posted by Daniel Foley on July 1, 2015

Who said you had to go on safari to Africa in order to experience ...


Romantic Breaks in Dorset’s Dream Cottages

Posted by Kate Rickard on June 26, 2015

Dream cottages in Dorset offer the perfect destination for romantic breaks and get-aways. Whether you wish ...

Fossil Hunting Along the Jurassic Coast

Posted by Kate Rickard on June 26, 2015

Being surrounded by Dorset’s stunning coastal scenery, you would be forgiv ...


A Great Day Out for Dogs in West Dorset

Posted by Daniel Foley on June 26, 2015

As an add-on article to last week’s inspiration page abou ...

Corporate Stay and Longer Holiday Lets for the Off-Peak Season

Posted by Kate Rickard on June 25, 2015

As well as being the perfect location for enjoyable ...


Dog Walking in Dorset

Posted by Dream Cottages on June 19, 2015

Dog Walking in Dorset (Why Dogs Don’t Need to Miss Out on a Dream Holiday!) Earlier this week, Drea ...

Why Weymouth is the Perfect Location for a Family Holiday

Posted by Dream Cottages on June 18, 2015

Why Weymouth is the Perfect Location for a Family Holiday Is there any family out there th ...


Pommery Dorset Seafood Festival 2015

Posted by Dream Cottages on June 18, 2015

Pommery Dorset Seafood Festival 2015 Last year, Joy posted an article about the a ...

Fishing in Dorset

Posted by Dream Cottages on June 18, 2015

Fishing in Dorset Sea, shore and lake fishing are popular in Dorset. As well a ...


Walking in Dorset

Posted by Dream Cottages on June 18, 2015

Walking in Dorset Why Dorset is a Great Place for a Walking Holiday Dors ...

A Day Trip to Camp Bestival 2015

Posted by Dream Cottages on June 11, 2015

A Day Trip to Camp Bestival 2015 Camp Bestival is ...


Bridport Food and Beer Festival 2015

Posted by Daniel Foley on June 10, 2015

Last year, Dream Cottages shared information on our inspiration page about the ...

Welcome to Maiden Castle!

Posted by Daniel Foley on June 10, 2015

Maiden Castle is located 2 miles south of Dorchester and ...


Dorset’s Castles and Forts

Posted by Daniel Foley on May 26, 2015

Many people visit Dorset to participate in watersports and adventurous activities like coasteering, sailing, paddleboarding and wind ...

Great Paddleboarding and Coasteering in Dorset

Posted by Joy Sangster on April 24, 2015

During the first week of the Easter holidays Kirsty from the Office and her sister had a fantastic day ...


Broadchurch Fever

Posted by Dream Cottages on February 17, 2015

Every Tuesday morning it’s the talk of the office who killed Danny latimer… ...

Oscar’s trip to Hive Beach

Posted by Dream Cottages on February 10, 2015

Gill who works in our Accounts department took her dog Oscar to ...


Giddy up in Dorset

Posted by Dream Cottages on February 10, 2015

With miles of rolling countryside and breathtaking coastline arguably on ...

A Dorset Stag Do

Posted by Dream Cottages on February 3, 2015

The other week I went to Arne Nature Reserve in The Purbecks, Ea ...


Sue’s first trip to Durdle Door

Posted by Dream Cottages on January 26, 2015

I am a little embarrassed to sa ...

Home pressed cider at The Square and Compass

Posted by Dream Cottages on January 26, 2015

Fancy being served through a stable door and all that’s on the menu i ...


Don’t forget its nearly Valentines weekend…..

Posted by Dream Cottages on January 23, 2015

With only three weeks until Valentines Day it’s time get planning. If you ar ...

Thinking of an active holiday? List of activites in Weymouth & Portland

Posted by Dream Cottages on January 16, 2015

Going on holiday is all about relaxing but that doesn’t mean you have to do ‘nothing ...


Dates for your 2015 diary

Posted by Dream Cottages on January 15, 2015

Many people will be planning their 2015 holiday at the moment and know ...

Walking off the Christmas treats at Kimmeridge

Posted by Dream Cottages on January 9, 2015

Hope you all had a lovely Christmas and Happy New Year from all of ...


Great place to go walking – tip from Hazel

Posted by Dream Cottages on December 9, 2014

    A chilly b ...

Arguably the best way to see the Jurassic Coast

Posted by Dream Cottages on December 3, 2014

What a opportunity and adventure!   Jurassic Coast Activites offers kayaking and coasteering in Dorset. They have specialist instructors which have years ...


Walking off a delicious cheese board and spotting deer in Evershot

Posted by Dream Cottages on December 1, 2014

Yesterday, I went to Evershot for a walk around ...

Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens, what a place to visit!

Posted by Dream Cottages on November 19, 2014

Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens, what a place to visit. On Saturda ...


Lulworth Cove is gorgeous all year round

Posted by Dream Cottages on November 10, 2014

  Yesterday morning I went early to Lulworth Cove for a walk before the r ...

Sideways hair at the top of Golden Cap!

Posted by Dream Cottages on October 23, 2014

Last week I had a fe ...


Hazel feeling like a holiday maker in Lyme Regis

Posted by Dream Cottages on September 11, 2014

  Hazel one of our property manager ...

Dorset County Show 2014

Posted by Dream Cottages on September 8, 2014

  We have just got back from exhibiti ...


Downhouse Farm and Eype beach

Posted by Dream Cottages on August 18, 2014

About two weeks ago my partner’s sister and ...

Gill’s trip to Honeybrook Farm near Wimborne

Posted by Dream Cottages on August 13, 2014

Gill our Accounts Manager wrote this post for our blog about her lovely day out wit ...


For best of both worlds head to Sutton Poyntz

Posted by Dream Cottages on August 7, 2014

I always think  the village of Sutton Poyntz would make an ideal holiday destination. ...

A trip to Arne Nature Reserve

Posted by Dream Cottages on August 7, 2014

  The weather has been amazing recently so I’ve b ...


Dorset Seafood Festival

Posted by Joy Sangster on July 9, 2014

This weekend (12th and 13th July) is the annual Dorset Seafood Festiva ...

Have you ever been to Upwey Wishing Well? Whether your local or not this little hidden gem is really worth a trip.

Posted by Joy Sangster on July 9, 2014

Upwey is a little village just on the outskirts of Weymouth and ...


Have you been to Ringstead Beach in Dorset?

Posted by Joy Sangster on June 6, 2014

Ringstead beach is a only short drive from Wey ...

Dorset Events 2014

Posted by Joy Sangster on May 12, 2014

What’s on in Dorset in 2014 Dorset is well known as a county that offers a stro ...


Jurassic Cycle Trails – Weymouth to Abbotsbury

Posted by Joy Sangster on March 25, 2014

25 miles mainly on quiet country lanes Gradient – easy to moderate The Weymouth to Abbotsbur ...

Dorset Easter Events 2014

Posted by Joy Sangster on March 11, 2014

Easter is approaching fast and the supermarket shelves are swelling with cho ...


An adventure to The Purbecks, East Dorset

Posted by dream-cottages-axcv11 on December 6, 2013

Last Monday I had the day off, it was such a beautiful day ...



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