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Recent Posts 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…

How History Has Shaped Dorset Into A Number One Visitor Experience.

How History Has Shaped Dorset Into A Number One Visitor Experience.

Dorset’s long and varied history can be seen in the plethora of museums and country houses you can visit. How has the history of Dorset, influenced the landscape that attracts thousands of visitors each year? If you are planning a trip in the UK…

Country fairs are part of Dorset’s rich tapestry and the Dorset Steam Fair is not one to be missed.

Country fairs are part of Dorset’s rich tapestry and the Dorset Steam Fair is not one to be missed.

Dorset is a farming County, its landscape has hardly changed in 100 years. Country Fairs here in Dorset, are a fabulous day out for the whole family and offer experiences of days gone by. With a long list of rural events large and small…

Sample the Best Local Produce & Food Festivals From Dorset.

Sample the Best Local Produce & Food Festivals From Dorset.

Food glorious Dorset food! Dorset is renowned for its fantastic selection of food,  we have sourced a collection of places to eat, places to buy, places to visit and food to try.  We hope, like us, once you have tried the produce our beloved…

Is Swanage the best holiday venue to take the kids this summer?

Is Swanage the best holiday venue to take the kids this summer?

With over 20 activities in the town itself and as many family friendly events throughout the summer, we think Swanage is the place to stay this summer. Are you planning a holiday in the UK this year? Find out why Swanage in Dorset, should…

Family Days Out – National Trust Gems

Family Days Out – National Trust Gems

Three Little Known National Trust Gems in Dorset. Amongst hundreds of varied, exciting days out, there are several little known National Trust days out in Dorset. So what and where are these hidden National Trust experiences? Few authors are as closely associated with their…

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