There’s a nostalgic feel to a Dorset holiday, and you don’t have to travel far before finding yourself in the next charming market town or village. Where there’s a market town there’s local produce, and in Dorset that means there’s plenty of opportunity to stock up on ingredients to sample back at your luxury lodge. If you fancy eating out, the county’s home to more traditional (and often dog friendly) pubs than you can shake a stick at and a whole host of chic restaurants showcasing the local food and drink.
With its rolling hills and historic coastline Dorset has a beauty that’s always captured the imaginations of writers, film directors and artists. Not only did it inspire the work of Jane Austen when she called the county home, but more recently many of you will have seen West Bay grace your screens as the backdrop to the crime drama Broadchurch.
On a slightly different note, no visit to Dorset would be quite complete without a trip to see the impressive Cerne Abbas Giant. At 180ft tall this Giant holds the title as Britain’s largest chalk hill figure as well as potentially being the largest, naked, chalk figure in the world.
Our luxury lodges in Dorset make the perfect base from which to visit this captivating county. For those who want to be near the coast, we would recommend staying at Pinewood Lodges. Found on the Devon and Dorset border the opulent timber lodges offer a relaxing hub for families or couples. With onsite swimming and a children’s play area, these lodges can be enjoyed any time of the year.
For those who wish to stay more inland, Saxon Maybank Lodges welcomes all; including your four legged family members. With breathtaking views, and a tranquil setting, each lodge has been carefully designed to make you feel at home.