2015 Holiday Dates and Events

Open fireTwo weeks into 2015 and the dark winter nights are dragging on, it’s time to bring the sunshine back by booking a lovely cottage holiday. School and bank holidays are always a popular booking so now is the time to plan and book your trips away for the coming year.

Half Term February 15th – 22nd

Should you be planning a romantic trip away or an early getaway with the family

The nights are getting lighter and the daffodils are showing, time to get out the walking boots and take in the fresh air of the Dorset Coast a perfect time to hunt for fossils on the beaches along the Jurassic Coast following the winter storms. Book your February Half Term break

Easter Holidays March 27th – April 19th

Spring is now well and truly with us newly born lambs are gamboling in the fields and the weather is warming up nicely. A great time to get out and enjoy the fresh warm spring air and walk through the bluebell filled woodland or spring flowers across the coastal paths. It is also a great time of year to bring along your dog as they are still permitted on most beaches. Book an Easter Break near the Dorset coast:

w/c March 27th
w/c April 3rd
w/c April 10th

Spring lamb

Spring baa lambs

Spring Bank Holiday 22nd – 31st May

Take a trip to Abbotsbury Swannery, the only managed colony of mute swans in the world, where you are able to walk through the heart of a colony of these wonderful birds while they are nesting. A visit to the Swannery is considered one of the best things to do in Dorset.

How about a trip to Weymouth and visit the Wessex Folk Festival based in the streets and pubs around the picturesque Old Harbour and pretty Hope Square.

Browse cottages for the Spring Bank Holiday

Summer Holidays 24th July to 5th September

The busiest time of year in our cottages so definitely worth booking as soon as possible. Long lazy summer days spent on beautiful beaches  eating ice creams, having barbecues and visiting village fetes.
We have cottages sleeping up to 17 guests so often multiple family groups book one of our large cottages for an unforgettable holiday together.

Halloween pumpkinOctober Half Term 25th October to 1st November

Take part in a spooky half term trail with eerie happenings, scary characters and creepy crafts on Brownsea Island. Normal admission fees and boat fares apply. National Trust members, free entry. Maybe even take a spooky ghost train from Swanage to Corfe Castle. There are many spooky goings on in Dorset at many different locations throughout the week.

When booking a cottage with a log fire all logs/fuel for the fire will be provided from October onward. There is nothing better than coming back from a long walk on the coast path, lighting the fire and planning the next adventure in front of the flickering flames (with a glass of wine for our adult guests) Browse availability for October 1/2 Term

Christmas and New Year 18th December to 4th January

A traditional Christmas in a Dorset Cottage is what memories are made of. The smallest detail makes all the difference including the decorated Christmas Tree (provided in all of our cottages) In the villages there may be Carol singing and services to enjoy – then at New Year listen out for the Church Bells ringing out the old year and ringing in the new.

Browse: Christmas Cottages or New Year Cottages

Dorset Market Days

All year through the market days take place – rain or shine, where you can be sure to find an eclectic mix of fresh produce and new and used wares.

Bridport: Wednesdays & Saturdays

Dorchester: Wednesdays

Portland: Tuesdays

Sherborne: Thursdays & Saturdays

Weymouth: Thursdays