On Saturday The Guardian newspaper published its Holiday Hotspots: where to go in 2015 Both Dorset and Salisbury, just over the border in Wiltshire, hit the list of locations which stretched from Patagonia to the Faroes. The rolling hills, Jurassic coast, hidden villages and unchanged landscapes of Dorset, and the celebrations surrounding the 800th anniversary… Continue Reading →

Since the start of the new series of Broadchurch, south-west news reports a 200% increase in Google searches for places to stay in Dorset. West Bay near Bridport is the location for Broadchurch where Olivia Coleman and David Tennant play DS Ellie Miller and DI Alec Hardy. Situated at the eastern end of Chesil Beach… Continue Reading →

  For the next couple of months we are offering all you romantic couples breaks discounted by 10%. Subject to availability if you book a stay for just the two of you in 1 room, between now and 27th March 2015, you could stay for £625 for a week or £445 for a weekend or… Continue Reading →

This month’s Country Walking magazine features Updown Cottage and Gold Hill on the cover. They’ve chosen a wonderfully snowy and atmospheric version of the hill and detail a gentle walking route inside. We could have added a ‘Stay’ line too! Perhaps someone should draw their attention to this for next time?!  

There are plenty of refreshingly different Christmas shopping opportunities in Shaftesbury in the next few weeks. * Until 29th Nov, if you spend a minimum of £5 in 8 of Shaftesbury’s independent shops, cafes, restaurants, etc, and collect a stamp in each, you’ll be entered into a £1000 prize draw. * Handmade for Christmas @… Continue Reading →

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