A Romantic Holiday In Dorset

With the festive season out of the way, many couples are beginning to plan a romantic spring or summer getaway to look forward to. A week or weekend break in one of the many romantic Dorset cottages to rent in this stunning county makes a great option. This region is perfect for those looking for a quiet holiday, and the Jurassic Coastline and miles of country walks and rolling hills are ideal for those who want to get away from it all.
Blessed with a mild climate, stunning scenery and plenty of local attractions, there is no better place for a UK summer break than Dorset. Cottages in the county are typically rural, but are carefully chosen by reputable companies who pride themselves on offering a quality product and an exceptional portfolio of accommodation.
What to Do In Dorset
Couples booking one of the Dorset cottages for a romantic break may be happy to simply enjoy the countryside, make the most of the local hospitality and indulge in some great local cuisine. But for those wanting to get out and explore more of this great county, there is a wide range of activities to get involved in. It is home to some of the country's finest stately homes and gardens, so why not visit one or two, enjoy a morning walk through the grounds and have a relaxed lunch surrounded by natural beauty? At Lulworth Castle and Park, the grand 17th century buildings house some wonderful exhibitions and are a great place to take a quiet woodland stroll.
If you are searching for something a little more exotic, there are some fascinating Edwardian Japanese Gardens dotted with Egyptian artifacts to explore at Kingston Lacy House and Gardens.
The beautiful climate in this county makes it perfect for horticulture, and the eastern region is proud of its award-winning growers of roses, camellias, azaleas and heathers. Knoll Gardens is particularly acclaimed for its flower growing.
Castles and forts can be dramatic and rather romantic places to explore. This coastline is dotted with incredible fortresses that still stand as proud and grand as they ever did. As you wander the grounds of Corfe Castle, it is easy to imagine what it was like for the aristocracy of the years gone by who lived and breathed this magnificent place. A steam train trip on the Swanage Railway to Corfe Castle adds another interesting dimension to the visit.
Portland Castle and Nothe Fort in Weymouth are also open to visitors, and from the fort you can admire some incredible views of the Jurassic Coast. Visit Christchurch and the romantic Highcliffe Castle for a real treat. This castle was built in 1835 and is one of the most picturesque in the region. There are plenty more elegant and classic buildings to explore, and from ancient abbeys to historic churches, there is lots to keep you busy on day trips here.
Choose to stay in one of the many Dorset cottages and enjoy a very special romantic break in the UK.
Katie Chown is a Property Consultant for Classic Cottages. If you're looking for spectacular Dorset cottages as well as those in Cornwall, Somerset and Devon we can help. Whether you're looking for a stunning rural retreat or a luxury retreat on the coast, we have the perfect holiday home for you to fall in love with.
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