Outdoor Pursuits

A Dorset Coastal Cottage self catering holiday is all about the great outdoors. All of our Dorset holiday cottages are within 10 miles of the spectacular Jurassic Coast. Naturally our coastal location is also ideal for a variety of Watersports.
Dorset is a wonderful county for cycling and rather better than the neighbouring counties of Devon and Cornwall which are very hilly: Dorset’s landscape is more rolling traditional farmland down to the spectacular Jurassic Coast with plenty of country pubs to provide refreshment. Obviously you may prefer to bring your bikes from home but if this is not possible there are various hire options. You can also come on holiday by train with your bikes as the Waterloo to Weymouth lines serves the county well and has provision for cycles to be transported properly.
Dorset is also a superb county in which to go horse-riding and there are various stables located near to many Dorset Coastal Cottages. Riding along the National Trust beach at Studland is a particular pleasure, especially in the quiet months and there are several of our high quality self-catering cottages nearby.
The South of England, and in particular the West Country provides an excellent range of golf courses. Dorset is no exception and golfers will find golf courses that are both challenging and spectacular ranging from cliff top to rolling downs. Coastal Dorset has a special attraction as the golf courses are often close to the world-renowned Jurassic Coast.

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iCoast DorsetiCoast For Dorset Outdoor Pursuits

iCoast is the perfect companion for any Dorset Coastal Cottage holiday. The site is a fully interactive map of the stunning Dorset coastline with the options to select any outdoor pursuit you might fancy. For the serious Dorset outdoor enthusiast it has the option to view all magnifications of ordnance survey maps across the coastal areas of Dorset. So you can work out the best mountain bike trails, horse rides and golf courses in the area. There are also suggestions for rock climbing on our stunning Jurassic Coast and a host of other outward bound experiences.
The Comprehensive Destination for Outdoor Pursuits in Dorset


Marshwood Trails Cycle ToursJurassic Electric – West Dorset Electric Bike Tours

Jurassic Electric offer amazing electric bike tours to help visitors discover beautiful West Dorset. As well as exploring spectacular landscapes, the tours include opportunities to learn more about the area’s vibrant history and sample some of its renowned local produce. Every tour is led by a knowledgeable and qualified guide. Scheduled half day tours run throughout the year while full day tours can be tailored to your individual requirements with a range of refreshment options. Stay in one of our many self catering holiday cottages near Bridport, Lyme Regis and Portland and enjoy this fabulous day out. It’s an ideal activity to arrange for an out of season short break.
Book an Electric Bike Tour in Dorset!
Tel: 07796 135 256

Purbeck Cycle HirePurbeck Cycle Hire, Wareham

Situated at Wareham train station, Purbeck Cycle Hire are in a perfect location from which to explore the different areas of Dorset. Whilst the Jurassic Coast is very famous, any mountain biker worth their salt knows all about Wareham and Puddletown forests. Hiring a bike and exploring the area is a fabulous family day out whilst staying in one of our excellent self catering holiday cottages. Purbeck Cycle Hire can kit out you and your family and supply you with the perfect routes in the area suited to your individual abilities. Wareham Forest is full of family friendly cycling tracks and a wonderful array of local wildlife to spot along the way.
Hire a Bike and Cycle Wareham Forest
Tel: 01929 556 601

Studland StablesStudland Stables, Dorset

Studland Stables are situated in the village of Studland on The Isle of Purbeck and are surrounded by expansive heathland and sandy beaches. The stables offer the opportunity for a unique horse riding experience. During the winter they will take you for a canter (or a gallop!) through the surf on Studland Beach. Book one of our excellent self catering cottages for an out of season break and take advantage of the fabulous opportunity to ride on Studland Beach then come back and relax in the comfort of your excellent holiday cottage; many of which have an open fire or log burner.
Winter Rides on the beach with Studland Stables
Tel: 01929 450 273

Isle of Purbeck Golf CourseThe Isle of Purbeck Golf Course

There are many links courses dotted along the beautiful Jurassic Coast and none more impressive or beautiful than The Isle of Purbeck Golf Course. This golf course was established in 1892 and features on most serious golfers “to do lists”. With two courses: the original Purbeck course and the newer 9 hole Dene course the club is ideal for the visiting golf enthusiast. Stay in one of our many Purbeck self catering holiday cottages in the nearby area and book a tee time here for an unforgettable holiday experience. Golf clubs and trolleys are available for hire so there’s no need to bring your own.
Book a Round of Golf Overlooking Poole Harbour
Tel: 01929 450 354