For a luxury cottage holiday beside the beautiful beaches of England’s south east coast, Dorset is a superb choice. Golden sands vie for attention with fossil-rich coves along the Jurassic Coast. Warm summers and relatively mild winters are another reason why Dorset is popular with holidaymakers who want to breathe in the sea air and catch some rays.
However, with over half of the county being designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and much of it being rural, there is a wealth of beautiful countryside too – popular with walkers, cyclists and horse-riders.
Meanwhile, large resorts like Bournemouth will cure that craving for non-stop entertainment. And, if you’re a foodie, the climate and environment are the perfect recipe for great local produce, including game and seafood.