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With Spring finally sprung and the summer holidays just a few short months away, we’re all starting to think about where we’ll whisk ourselves and our loved ones away on our holidays.

Cheap air travel has meant that now, more than ever, the world is accessible to most of us. However, there’s a degree of stress and complication that overseas holidays entail that has meant that despite the availability of air travel, more and more of us are choosing to take our holidays a little closer to home.

The reasons why that’s the case are plentiful, from ridding yourself of currency woes, travel insurance, passport issues and car rental pains to simply being able to bring your dog along for the trip.

Whilst there are dozens of terrific destinations for the holistayer in 2019, we think there’s one which stands head and shoulders above the rest – Dorset.

Our Dorset holiday cottages are the ideal luxurious and comfortable base from which you can explore the sights, sounds and flavours of one of the UK’s most beautiful counties. But why should you visit Dorset this year?

Astounding Countryside

It’s something of a cliché, but there really is nothing quite like Dorset’s countryside. Routinely jaw-dropping, it encompasses a huge variety of landscapes, from rolling hills to dense woods and from spectacular coastal vistas to craggy rock faces – there’s something for everyone to enjoy in Dorset.

Hundreds of walking and cycling routes have been mapped over the years and you’ll find there are countless opportunities to get into your exercise equipment and get involved, whatever physical activity it is that you’re passionate about.

So, whether you’re taking horse riding lessons along the coast, visiting an award-winning beach or making the trek to a charming rural pub, you’ll find that Dorset’s countryside opens up a world of possibilities.

World-Class Dining

With new fewer than four Michelin-starred restaurants within a short drive of our cottages and literally hundreds of restaurants within both walking and driving distance, you’ll find that there’s no shortage of brilliant restaurants just waiting to be discovered.

Whether it’s modern British, Asian fusion, middle eastern, Greek or just a nice pizza you’re craving, the sheer variety of restaurants, cafes and eateries available will mean everyone’s satisfied.

Of course, you’re not forced to eat out, and with delicious fresh fish, meat and veg, charcuterie and more sold throughout Dorset, you can cook up something special for less.

Activities Galore

It’s not just the nature of Dorset which delights because there’s more to see and do in the historic county than you’d get around to in a hundred holidays. From historic sites like Tyneham and Sherborne Abbey to Dorset Waterpark, the Jurassic Safari and the Tank Museum, you’ll quickly find that when it comes to activities, Dorset can’t be beaten.

Truly then, Dorset offers something for everyone, regardless of how the weather behaves. Whether you’re a culture vulture or a thrill seeker, Dorset plays host to a wide variety of indoor and outdoor activities.

So, what are you waiting for? Discover Dorset this year!