Staff tour 2017 day three

Staff tour day three

Footpaths in Burton Bradstock

The last day of our staff tour had Nikki the office manager back in charge of the driving, which we were all secretly quite pleased about. This day saw us travel to the central region of Dorset. Starting in Burton Bradstock, heading back to Portesham, Buckland Ripers, Weymouth, Osmington and finally Ringstead.

Arriving at Burton Bradstock in glorious sunshine, we took a look at properties which were very different. Firstly, just on the outskirts was The Dairy House a fantastic 18th century dairyman’s cottage. This was followed by Jurassic Lodge, a modern property in the perfect location for a family holiday, and finally on to Benjy’s Cottage a quaint 16th Century thatched cottage ideal for a romantic getaway. There is a great network of footpaths in Burton Bradstock leading to the cliffs and to the beach.

Coffee at The Old Sweet Shop

Coffee at The Old Sweet Shop

We then travelled along the Jurassic Coast Road to Portesham. Here we stopped for a welcome coffee at the Olde Sweet Shop before heading to Swallow Cottage. Following this visit we were back to Portesham and Ducks Farm Shop for Lunch.

Christina (another of our holiday advisors) writes:

The Old Sweet Shop has to be one of my favourite cottages I have visited. This property was immaculate and made you feel very relaxed.

We were lucky enough to have the sunshine and enjoyed a cuppa in the sun trapped garden. We visited a lovely Farm shop called Ducks Farm Shop which was just down the road from the cottage. They did the most amazing Deli Platter and pork pies the size of your head!

Lunch at Ducks Farm Shop

Lunch at Ducks Farm Shop

The Coast Road then took us a bit further towards Weymouth turning off into a small hamlet called Buckland Ripers where we visited the wonderful, peaceful Loscombe Retreat.

In Weymouth we headed along Preston Beach Road and up to Stonebank, where the views of Weymouth Bay are just amazing. In the garden there is a hot tub for all guests to enjoy. The penultimate village was the lovely village of Osmington where we were able to look round three lovely properties; Honeysuckle Cottage, Bay Tree Cottage and Seal Cottage.

Our last port of call was down by the sea again at Ringstead Bay where we were able to enjoy Seafields, Ringstead which is in an absolutely amazing location, just 100 yard from the beach and the South West Coast Path and Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site.

Jacqui said “I particularly enjoyed visiting ‘The Dairy House’ on the edge of Burton Bradstock; a large family home with lots of personal touches, so homely and inviting, great for a large or extended family, only a short drive to the beach at Burton, but with a countryside location.”

Wendy our newest member of staff commented “What a week!! As a new member of staff going on tours around Dorset, getting to know everyone, viewing and experiencing the beautiful  villages that hold some of our outstanding cottages, spending time with the staff at Dorset Coastal Cottages, trying some of the local coffee shops and pubs. What a great time I had!

We all look forward to visiting more properties next year – and hope customers enjoy them as much as we did.

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