Tag posts: Weymouth/Dorchester area

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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Pottery painting in Weymouth

We beat the weather with an afternoon spent with family painting pottery at Bella Ceramics in Weymouth. An activity that’s suitable for all ages.

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My Girl, Weymouth, Dorset

A day out in Weymouth

There are many things to do in Weymouth, here is a brief guide to one day out and about taking in a ferry ride and some time on the beach.

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Sculpture by the lakes

Sculpture By The Lakes

As a birthday treat for my in-laws visited Sculpture By The Lakes, a haven of peace and tranquillity nestled in the Dorset countryside. They had received a voucher for entry which included the use of the private island within the grounds!

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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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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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Navi King of Pop

Navi, King of Pop

Dorset Coastal Cottages enjoy an evening out to see Navi King of Pop bring a tribute to Michael Jackson to Weymouth Pavilion Dorset.

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Marshmallows

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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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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Autumn in Dorset

Autumn in Dorset, the clocks have changed, the nights are drawing in and we are fast approaching winter...

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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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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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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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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 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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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’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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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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Dorset Coastal Walk #2 – Maiden Castle

One of the most spectacular hill forts in Southern England, Maiden Castle is a breath-taking trip back in time. Great for walking, running, dog walking, picnicking, kite flying or just soaking up a piece of history. Best of all it's FREE!

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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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Dorset coast for kids

With school holidays upon us (and one or two parents in the office searching for ideas!) we thought we'd share with you our top activities for kids.

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