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.
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...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...read more
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....read more
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 Holidays here....read more
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...read more
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 will...read more
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 good...read more
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 of a family...read more
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 members...read more
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...read more