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Let Dorset be your dream destination in 2018
Posted by Sinead on December 29, 2017
Why Dorset is the place to see in 2018
With 2017 drawing to a close, gracing us with frosty mornings and blustery beach walks, now is the perfect time to set your sights on enjoying Dorset in the summer. Boasting some of the mildest weather in the UK and arguably the most sunshine, not to mention stunning coast line, lush countryside and ancient woodlands. It is easy to see why Dorset is voted one of the most popular locations to visit time and time again.
We have some wonderful self-catering holiday cottages in Dorset, available to book now for summer 2018. From luxury lodges with swimming pools, to traditional cottages in sleepy hamlets, and beach side apartments with views to die for.
Over 100 of our cottages are pet friendly, many of which sit alongside some of the best dog walks in the country, so the furriest member of your family will also have a summer holiday to remember.
Dorset’s jewel in its crown are the beautifully formed beaches which are great for family friendly days out, wander the South West Coastal path and allow it to take you to hidden coves, pretty hamlets, and wild countryside. Take in the spectacular UNESCO protected landmarks, such as Durdle Door, Lulworth Cove and Harrys Rocks. Pack a picnic, some comfy shoes and find out what makes this part of the world so special.
Dorset also has many other attractions, from family friendly entertainment to adrenaline fuelled water sports and theme parks. Weymouth, with its Georgian architecture, golden, award winning beach and picture post card harbour, is the perfect place for a fun filled holiday. If a quintessential Victorian seafront are more your thing, then head to Swanage, with its beautiful pier, an array of artisan boutiques, and old-world charm.
With bustling towns such as Bridport and Dorchester offering award winning produce from the popular weekly farmers markets, thriving arts and music scenes and surrounded by swathes of open countryside, Dorset is a destination to suit all tastes.
If it is an adrenaline adventure you’re after, pick from one of many water sports offered around the Dorset Coast, from kayaking and paddle boarding, to sailing at the renowned Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, which played host to 2012 Olympic sailing events, there is something for ages and abilities. If you fancy trying something completely different then why not try chartered fishing, if you are lucky you may even spot the UK’s only resident dolphins.
If you are a foodie, then you will be spoilt for choice, from the freshest seafood, to home grown meats, unique cheeses and some of the best ice-cream you will ever taste. With a plethora of exceptional restaurants to chose from, right down to the perfect British cream tea and fish and chips on the beach, there are delights to be tried all over the county.
We are passionate about Dorset, we think it is the BEST place to be. We pride ourselves on championing our local producers, craftsman and small businesses, as well as being experts in our field. So why not browse our range of carefully curated cottages and start your very own Dorset adventure.