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Discover Hidden Dorset

Tucked inside our wonderful Wareham woodland, we’re no strangers to being told that Burnbake feels like a charming discovery from the folk who stay with us, so we wanted to return the favour. We all know Dorset’s most famous beauty spots, such as Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, along with its quaint…

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10 Ways to Feel Good This January in Dorset

Now that we’ve had the shortest day of the year, you know what that means – lighter evenings, longer days, more sunshine and spring is on its way. Here’s our top 10 list of ways to feel good this January and beat the winter blues. 1 - Plan a holiday It’s a new year for more than just the calendar…

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All Things Scented in the Heart of Dorset

If you love your fragrances, and particularly natural botanicals, then Keyneston Mill is the place to visit. Just outside Blandford, nestled in the Tarrant Valley, this is the home of Parterre Fragrances where the key ingredients for their high-end niche perfumes are grown, harvested and distilled…

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Dylan's Dorset - a Dog's View of Dorset in Winter

I’m Dylan, a miniature schnauzer and I've lived here for nearly a year now, ever since I was 9 weeks old. Me and my human find new walks and places to visit every week so I thought I'd share some of my favourites with you. Duncliffe Wood One of my favourite places to visit at any time of year is…

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Cosy Hotels for a Winter Break in Dorset

Whether you want a log fire and a page turner, a holistic massage and a sauna, or a 300-strong selection of whiskies to see you through the chilly evenings, these cosy hotels in Dorset, selected by the Good Hotel Guide, are perfect for a winter break. Cocktails and cloisters Housed in a 16th Century…

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Dorset Hotels for Bookworms

Thomas Hardy, Enid Blyton, Ian McEwan, John Meade Faulkner, Jane Austen, John Fowles: Dorset has more than its fair share of bookish connections, so it’s no wonder that several book festivals have grown up around this literary heritage. Here, the Good Hotel Guide has paired some of its favourite…

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Winter Walks with Your Dog in Dorset

Dylan's Dorset - a dogs view of winter walks At this time of year, the days may be getting shorter and chillier, but that’s no reason to stay indoors; there’s still plenty to see, do and explore in Dorset. And this season doesn’t necessarily mean muddy walks, though a few of those are good too! It’s…

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Winter Pubs Walks in Dorset

It can be tempting to stay snuggled up indoors in the cold weather but winter is in fact one of the most beautiful times to explore the Dorset countryside. The dustings of frost over the hills, magical misty valleys, crisp blue skies and rugged, natural beauty transform the landscape into a…

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Dylan's Dorset - a Dog's View of Dorset in Autumn

I’m Dylan, a miniature schnauzer, and I moved to beautiful rural Dorset from West Sussex when I was 9 weeks old. I’m told I’m probably the most handsome dog in Dorset and who am I to argue? I love getting out and about in Dorset; anything that involves walking, sniffing, running, meeting people or…

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Five of the Best Autumn Walks in Dorset

There’s a reason why a country walk in the Autumn is such a delightful thing to do; it’s the feeling of wrapping up warm and breathing in that insatiable smell of fallen leaves, it’s the dazzling display of rich burgundies and warm golds that ignite the landscape around you, it’s watching the…

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