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Welcome to the Dorset Cottage Holiday’s Blog, with all the latest news from the area.  From Weymouth and Portland in the West to Bournemouth in the East, we explore stunning Dorset and share some amazing stories.  Our blog contains unique articles, written by our staff and Dorset partners to give you invaluable advice if you are buying a holiday home or planning a holiday in Dorset.

We try to think outside of the box and explore lesser known Dorset, from its food to its history.  We are immensely proud to promote this beautiful County and blessed to live here.  Let us share our local knowledge and welcome you to the BEST holiday hotspot in the UK.

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Recent Posts Best of Dorset: Reconnecting Wareham and Swanage by Rail

Where can you see Steam Trains in Dorset? We have an unusual background noise here in the Dorset Cottage Holidays office. In among the school groups, traffic and tourists, there is also the loud chug and occasional whistling toot of the Steam Train. Imagine…

Best of Dorset Produce: The Purbeck Cider Company

Best of Dorset Produce: The Purbeck Cider Company

Where’s the best place to make cider? It must be here… Local food and drink is something we at Dorset Cottage Holidays are very proud of. Our guests delight in finding Dorset apple cake, Dorset tea and Dorset biscuits in their welcome packs when…

Finding Fossils in Dorset: The Etches Collection

Finding Fossils in Dorset: The Etches Collection

The Etches Collection in Kimmeridge is the newest and brightest jewel on the Jurassic Coast. Well within day-trip distance from all our Holiday Cottages in Dorset, The Etches Collection is a must-see. If you or your kids are interested in fossils, Kimmeridge is your…

Entertaining your Children in Dorset: 5 Top Tips

Entertaining your Children in Dorset: 5 Top Tips

Dorset is FULL of great days out. Featuring TV star monkeys and historic artefacts, there is something for kids of all ages. Take a day trip or three and let us know how much your kids love them! You can find our Dorset Cottage…

Why is Purbeck the Best Holiday Destination?

Why is Purbeck the Best Holiday Destination?

Where is the best place in Dorset? We may be biased, but Purbeck tops the list every time. Full of fascinating geology and stunning seascapes around every corner, Purbeck holidays attract thousands of tourists every year. But for those visitors who want to experience…

Dorset Foodie – Delicious Dorset Blue Vinney Soup

Dorset Foodie – Delicious Dorset Blue Vinney Soup

I am the worst cook in the country… yes I really am. Not only have I made Honey and Mustard Chicken without honey and with English Mustard but, also managed to mess up the simplest fairy cakes only last week. So, traditional Dorset fayre…

Buying A Holiday Cottage? Come to the Experts!

Buying A Holiday Cottage? Come to the Experts!

When it comes to buying a holiday home in Dorset, you have come to the best place for the right advice. Follow our top tips, including the best advice from local estate agents and avoid purchasing pitfalls. We often get asked what makes a…

Hire Services for Tourists

Hire Services for Tourists

Hire Services for Tourists Coming to Dorset for a stress free holiday should be on the top of every persons list and hiring a beautiful holiday cottage is the first thing to do. Either you require a quiet break or are in the midst…

Best In Purbeck – Local Does It Best!

We all know Dorset is full of wonderful views and friendly people and here at Dorset Cottage Holidays we love nothing more than telling everyone about it. So each year we hold our Best in Purbeck Awards – celebrating all things local. This allows…

Planning your 2017 holiday? Why Dorset’s foodie tapestry should be on your Itinerary!

Why Dorset’s varied cuisine draws huge numbers of visitors in 2016. Did you know that 1 in 10 of us chose our holiday destination based on the local cuisine? It’s true that Dorset is known for its delicious cream teas, freshly caught local fish…

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