A few weeks ago we made a quick dash to Cornwall for a few days escape. As our time was limited I was determined to make the most of our days so was delighted to come across the Cool Places website as it is stuffed full of exactly the type of places we like – stylish and interesting… Continue Reading →

Further to last week’s post about My Personal Sanctuary spa treatments, we are offering discounts for the next 2 mid-week breaks (13th – 16th April and 20th – 24th April) to £495 from £595. So you have £100 savings to spend on spa treatments instead! Reserve your stay here and then…………. relax………..unwind…………sleep and refresh!

Some very exciting news! We can now offer guests the chance to transform their stay at Updown Cottage into a luxurious spa break without leaving the cosiness and comfort of their home from home. My Personal Sanctuary have chosen therapists local to Shaftesbury to visit the cottage to give the full spa experience from hand beauty… Continue Reading →

My friend Nina of Working Glass Jewellery in Shaftesbury just posted a link to a delightful blog called The Dorset Finca which showcases the Best Bits of Dorset or as she says, ‘Dorset’s delicious bits’ – what a perfect way of putting it! Dorset’s food, crafts, festivals, arts, countryside, villages, towns and coast are all delicious!… Continue Reading →

The new trailer for the latest film version of Thomas Hardy’s ‘Far from the Madding Crowd’ has just been released and shows off some of the beautiful Dorset countryside and filming locations. The landscape has changed very little since Hardy’s time and his vision for the settings of his stories remains intact to such an… Continue Reading →

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