Tag posts: Bridport Area


A spring visit to Dorset

Spending time in Dorset during Spring is a great way to enjoy the fabulous county when the crowds have not yet arrived! Get up early and your footprints will be the only ones on the beach!

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Station Kitchen West Bay

The Station Kitchen West Bay

I visited the Station Kitchen in West Bay earlier this week and was certainly not disappointed. The beautiful old station and railway carriage have been wonderfully renovated and transformed into the most delightful restaurant. The Railway Carriage Bedecked in Great Western Railway livery this old hospital carriage was used during the Battle of the Somme […]

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Burton Bradstock Beach

A weekend in Burton Bradstock

Getting away just after Christmas may seem a bit extravagant, but then again, after the hustle and bustle of family over Christmas… And with worries over whether the turkey will be cooked in time for lunch… And stress over where the brandy went for flaming the Christmas Pudding (realising that it has already been consumed […]

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Furleigh Estate

A Sparkling Dorset New Year

Add a bit of fizz and bring a real "Sparkling Dorset New Year" with some fantastic English Sparkling wine. Dorset is blessed with some fantastic vineyards which provide us with a splendid selection of Sparkling Wines to choose from for any occasion.

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Christmas apple

Christmas in Dorset – food and drink

Continuing our attempt to provide a list of everything you need for the perfect Christmas in Dorset, here’s part two. We’ve listed the places we think are the best to make your break truly special.

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South Dorset Ridgeway

South Dorset Ridgeway Walk

Taking a walk along the South Dorset Ridgeway with dear friends and their lovely tail wagging dog Maisy, while on their short September break away in Dorset!

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West Bay Watch House

10 Things to do in West Bay

The charming harbour of West Bay (recently made famous by the TV series Broadchurch) sits a mile and a half south of Bridport, between Eype and Burton Bradstock. With the stunning golden glow of the majestic sandstone cliffs and the shimmering radiance of Golden Cap, it is the Golden Gateway to the Jurassic Coast.

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Dog friendly West Bay Canoes

A Trip up the River Brit

Paddling up the River Brit with West Bay Canoes is one of the best ways to spend a couple of hours with friends, family or your dog on a sunny summers day.

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Supermarket groceries

Dorset supermarkets

Where to find supermarkets when heading to Dorset for a self catering holiday. Remember the independent shops for local produce for a true Dorset Feast.

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Charmouth Coat of Arms

Things to do in Charmouth

Charmouth is an unspoilt seaside village at the mouth of the river Char with a fantastic beach which is world-renowned for its fossils. We’ve compiled a list of some of our favourite things to do in Charmouth and the surrounding area to help you enjoy your holiday in Charmouth.

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The Crown Inn Puncknowle

Step into 2018 with a Dorset Break

Escape for a Dorset break! Why not start the year as you mean to go on? Spending some quality time down by the coast really refreshes the parts other holidays don’t reach. A Dorset break is what the doctor might order – especially after the excess of Christmas and New Year. A walk along some of the beautiful […]

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West Bay Cliffs

Staff tour 2017 day one

Dorset Coastal Cottages Staff Tour 2017 sees us getting out to view our fabulous properties and a chance to sample some local food treats.

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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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New Year in Dorset

Get away and spend New Year in Dorset

New Year's Eve is a time for celebration and there is no better place to celebrate than the Dorset Coast.

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Dorset Walk

Dorset Walk

A Dorset walk could include a cafe, pub or even the possibility of a swim. You can just absorb this wonderful county with family and of course the dog.

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Coast Path

Dorset Walk #10 – West Bexington

This walk will take you through some varying countryside and terrain which can be enjoyed by all the family. Taking in Chesil Beach and the pretty seaside village of West Bexington.

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Hell Stone

Dorset Ramblings

This week Julie Croley from our Customer Services team is sharing with you some of her Dorset ramblings.

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Running in Dorset

Running in Dorset enables you to enjoy our marvellous scenery and coastline – running pre-planned courses from a few k to many miles…

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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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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’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’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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Easter Fun on The Dorset Coast

There's no excuse to be bored this Easter with lots of special events taking place across the county, and the beaches and countryside are still as glorious as ever!

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February Festival Fever

Inspired by the first ever Purbeck Literary Festival kicking off this week, we decided to check out what else is coming up on Dorset's Cultural Calender and discovered a host of world class events...

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Cottage and Booking FAQ’S

It's our busiest time of year and with lots of bookings come lots of questions! Find the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions here.

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New Years Eve On The Dorset Coast

With street parties, entertainment and quirky events Dorset is a great place to celebrate so crack open the bubbly and bring in 2014 in style!! Happy New Year everyone!!

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Dorset On Screen

Earlier this year it was Broadchurch causing a sensation, this year Dorset shines again with Moonfleet and Far From The Madding Crowd coming to the big screen.

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Powerstock Cider Festival: The Inside Story

Martin Inwood of Lulworth Skipper (Dorset Cider) gives us the lowdown on this weekend's Powerstock Cider Festival where craft cider makers and lovers of real full juice cider come together to celebrate all things cider.

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