To go or not to go? That is the question…… Next week the cottage is available from Monday, 8th Sept to Friday, 12th Sept at £695.Shall I take £100 off the price for a last minute rate or shall I go and stay myself?Let me know if you’d like to stay to save me from… Continue Reading →

  I love hearing from people when they’ve spotted Gold Hill and Updown Cottage featuring in the media. This time it was on the cover of the Caravan Club magazine, extolling the virtues of Dorset. Whilst I don’t suppose readers of the magazine will be looking to stay in a cottage, it was lovely to see… Continue Reading →

In July an academic gentleman from across the pond spent the week in the cottage. I really enjoyed corresponding with him before his arrival, answering questions, researching and helping him to plan so that he could make the very most of his short stay in the area. He is a frequent visitor to England and… Continue Reading →

This week it was announced that the National Trust have bought Hambledon Hill near Shaftesbury to safeguard thousands of years of history. Hambledon is an Iron Age hill fort which stands next to Child Okeford in the Blackmore Vale. The massive earthwork defences were built over 2000 years ago on one of the most significant… Continue Reading →

Yesterday morning a large envelope arrived in the post from Quality in Tourism. Our 7th consecutive year of being the proud possessors of 2 stiff white certificates, confirming that Updown Cottage has achieved a grading of 5 star and a coveted Gold Award for ‘exceptional quality of accommodation and customer service’. We were awarded 100%… Continue Reading →

↑ Top of Page