Category Archives: General

JoJo Maman Bébé photoshoot at Greensands

JoJo Maman Bébé at Greensands If you’re a JoJo Maman Bébé fan then you might recognise one of our wonderful Purbeck Stone holiday cottages, Greensands, which was the location for their current Autumn/Winter 2017 catalogue (and features in our family holiday prize detailed below too)! For two weeks in March this year, the JoJo Maman […]

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Godfrey's Onion Soup

Food and Mummers Play

An evening of great food and Mummers plays at The Crown Inn, Puncknowle, a sleepy Dorset village just a mile or so inland from the coast.

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The Jurassic Coast Trust – AGM

The Jurassic Coast Trust, one of the local charities we support, held their AGM last week, presenting their achievements over the last year and discussing plans for the future. Here are some photos from the day.

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Summer Holiday Family Activities

Activities for the family can be costly, however, there are many things that can be enjoyed by the whole family which will not only be fun but educational and not break the bank! Here we are listing some of our favourite things to do when on holiday here in Dorset.....

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Dorset – Chapel in the Woods – Walk #9

A beautiful woodland walk just off the coast road along a quiet and secluded right of way then into some beautiful old woodland leading to a peaceful spot where there is the ruins of an old chapel hidden in the woods.

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May Half Term – what’s on in Dorset

May is here the weather is warmer and Whitsun Bank Holiday and half-term holidays are upon us. Typically quieter than the summer months there are still many events and attractions available and we have selected a couple which can be enjoyed by all the family.

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Abbotsbury Swannery – Cygnets

The Cygnets (Baby Swans) are hatching at Abbotsbury Swannery now is the time to see these wonderful regal animals and their clutches of sweet little Cygnets.

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Sunny Republic Brewery

A visit to Sunny Republic Brewery – Winterborne Kingston, Blandford. From an old barn on a farm to an amazing modern brewery – with highly drinkable quaffable beer – trust me it is good!

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Sutton Poyntz Open Gardens – June 27/28

Sutton Poyntz is a picture -postcard village near Weymouth. With its unique beauty and hidden treasures of old houses and cottages plus a duck pond opposite the pub, it is surely a place to visit. Sutton Poyntz Open Gardens - June 27-28

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Easter Holiday Egg Trails and Hunts

Easter Holidays are almost here so what are you planning to do? There are many Easter Egg Hunts and Trails around Dorset and we have listed those which we have managed to "find"

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Snowdrops in Dorset

February Half-Term upon us and the Snowdrops coming into full bloom here are some little known facts and details about this amazing little flower - and where to see them in Dorset.

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2015 Holiday Dates and Events

Christmas and New Year festivities are over. So now it is time to choose your favourite destination – maybe fossil hunting on the Jurassic Coast or even walking some of the 95 miles of the Jurassic Coast - World Heritage Site. As school and bank holidays are always popular so now is the time to book your trips away for the coming year…

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Dorset Coastal Walks – #7 Corfe Common History Walk

This gentle short walk explores Corfe Common, a sandstone ridge south of the picturesque village of Corfe Castle. Look out for signs of the human activity that shaped this interesting archaeological landscape over thousands of years, and enjoy the wide range of wildlife which now makes its home here.

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Winter Break in Dorset

Return to Dorset in the winter - there is so much that you have missed during the summer and it will be much quieter too!

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Black Bream caught by Matt Toms the skipper of Dawn Mist 2

Really fresh fish

From Sea to Plate in hours - simple catch and cook your supper. Take a  charter trip where the novice or experienced angler can catch the freshest fish that you will ever eat.......

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Dorset’s Top Picnic Spots

Did you know half of Dorset is recognised as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty? With such a wide variety of wildlife and so many great views to enjoy we're spoilt for choice but we've managed to pick out a few of our absolute favourites - See more at: https://www.dorsetcoastalcottages.com/blog/#sthash.f8bdalG0.dpuf

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Dorset County Show 2014

In a few weeks time The Dorset County Show will celebrate our county's rich farming heritage, host a packed calendar of impressive events and exhibit some of our most amazing award-winning local food and drink.

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Summer Holiday Fun with the Lulworth Rangers

This summer the Lulworth Rangers programme of summer events will have you really wanting to get out and discover the delightful natural environment of Lulworth. There's Rock Pool School, Stone Carving, Photography Workshops, Guided Walks, Bat Nights and more!

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Dorset Seafood Festival

Come along to Weymouth this weekend & enjoy the 7th annual Pommery Dorset Seafood Festival, recently placed fourth in the UK’s top ten food festivals by the Independent newspaper and awarded gold as the best event in the 2013 Dorset Tourism Awards.

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Dorset to Brittany: Cycling the Tour de Manche

The Tour de Manche offers two complete itineraries in one, the full tour and a shorter petit tour, both full of spectacular sites such as Mont Saint Michel and the Jurassic Coast. What are you waiting for?

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Dorset’s Thriving Restaurant Scene

Anyone who has visited Dorset will know we have an abundance of wonderful restaurants and cafes, full of beautiful fresh produce. This week we check out a few of our the latest additions.

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Puddletown Forest and Thorncombe Woods

On the edge of Dorchester, Thorncombe Woods and Puddletown Forest are perfect for outdoor pursuits while Hardy's Cottage, birthplace of novelist and poet Thomas Hardy, will satisfy cultural buffs.

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Tyneham – Dorset’s ghost village

Over one month in 1943 a group of residents was ordered to leave their Dorset village after the government took it over for military training. They never returned...

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The Fleet

A World Heritage site, The Fleet is Britain’s biggest and best brackish lagoon and a very beautiful and tranquil place.

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