Welcome to Dorset
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.
Plan Your Christmas Celebrations Although it is certainly feeling a little too warm to begin thinking of St Nic, roaring log fires, the smell of freshly cut pines and paper-cuts from too much wrapping, there is actually no time like the present to start...read more
Follow in the footsteps of Thomas Hardy in Dorset Enjoy the literary highlights of Dorset Thomas Hardy’s Dorset life has long been a draw to the county. His literary works alone conjure up images of hazy sunny country days and paint a picture of the life and strife...read more
How it feels to work at Weymouth Sea Life Adventure Park I’ve always loved visiting Weymouth Sea Life Adventure Park. Ever since I was young, the tropical fish and exotic animals were always fascinating to me. There was something mesmerising about the way the brightly...read more
Your Romantic Break in Dorset -Top 10 things to do for couples There is nothing quite as dreamy as a snuggly romantic break in Dorset. There’s just something about a frosty morning that seems to make the rolling countryside even more romantic. Whether it’s a...read more
DCH Insider: Introducing Sea Reach Ground Floor Apartment in Swanage to sleep up to 4 Welcome to the first in our series of DCH Insider! This blog gives a guest’s perspective of our holiday cottages. Our office staff always personally visit each holiday...read more
Top 5 Winter Break Warmers 5 Dorset Foods to warm you up this Winter Winter has finally landed! But, as usual, it’s not the frosty landscapes or Christmas lights slowly being added to every house that’s getting me excited. It’s all the delicious local...read more
Where to Refresh Yourself on New Year’s Day in Dorset After all the frivolity of the night before, no doubt you’ll be looking for a way to feel back to your normal self. Luckily, there are plenty of activities on offer in Dorset to do just that. Our tops...read more
6 of the Best Fancy Dress Ideas for New Years Eve in Swanage Join in the fun at the best New Year’s Eve celebrations on the south coast- right on Swanage sea front. Year on year, New Year's Eve in Swanage attracts families and groups of friends alike for...read more
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...read more
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...read more