Dorset is a fantastic break for everyone, especially families, due to the variety of destinations that can be explored and activities to participate in.
Stunningly green, Dorset is home to pretty villages dotted along the coast. Perhaps the most famous coast of all is the Jurassic, which lies in the county and was the first natural World Heritage Site to be recognised in England.
Holiday cottages in Dorset are some of the best bases from which to explore this part of Britain, especially if you are bringing youngsters away with you. If you want to get an early start, there is no need to miss a breakfast you may have already paid for, as perhaps you would in a hotel.
Likewise, if you want to stay out until late, you don't need to worry about having to skip your evening meal or race back in time for any evening curfews. Your self-catering cottage in Dorset will provide you and your family with the ultimate freedom.
The Jurassic Coast
If you plan to head on holiday to Dorset, Jurassic Coast holiday cottages should be high up on your list.
Allowing you to stay in the heart of this amazing attraction, accommodation here lets you take in the stunning sight of the coast, which runs across both Dorset and east Devon. Its rocks are not just from the Jurassic period, but also the Triassic and Cretaceous eras. You might even stumble across a fossil when strolling along one of its beaches.
Those beaches around Lyme Regis and Charmouth are especially famous among fossil hunters and you can take part in walks dedicated to this activity. Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove are also worth a visit when you are in this part of Dorset.
Of course, the county is full of many other places you can explore away from the Jurassic Coast. Villages such as Corfe - home to interesting castle ruins - and Swanage should not be missed, while the bustling towns of Dorchester and Shaftesbury provide a spot of retail therapy.
Why not pick up some fresh, local produce at one of the farmer's markets to take back to your holiday cottage for lunch or dinner? In Dorchester, there is also a renowned monthly produce market in Poundbury, the new urban development designed by the Prince of Wales.
Book your accommodation with Classic Cottages
If Dorset sounds like the kind of place that your friends and family would love to visit, you should certainly consider one of our cottages.
With so many to choose from, you will find the right Dorset accommodation for your needs, whether you just want all the basics or that special something extra.
Our family-friendly cottages in Dorset are perfect if you and your friends are bringing little ones away with you. If there are babies in your party, make sure you ask for a property that caters to this by providing you with cots or high chairs. This can significantly reduce the amount you need to pack - and make the ordeal of travelling with babies much less stressful!
Other features you might want to look out for is extra space for parking, CD and DVD players for nighttime entertainment and being close to places of interest so little ones do not have to travel too far.
We also have a large range of holiday cottages in Dorset to suit other requirements, such as if you want to bring your dog, or benefit from an open fire or hot tub if you are taking a romantic getaway.
Telephone our knowledgeable and friendly team on 01326 555555 or contact us through our website to request a brochure or to book the perfect cottage for you.