What makes Upton Grange special?
Family-run Dorset holiday cottages
Our family has been welcoming visitors to our home, Upton Grange, for years. Yes, it can be hard work at times, particularly at the end of summer when everyone seems to leave on the same day. So much washing and cleaning to be done at once! But we love it, and we wouldn’t want to be doing anything else.
Farmers, smugglers, the RAF and tourists
When you take a holiday break here, you’re just the latest in a string of characters to enjoy the hospitality of Upton Grange. The first were medieval farmers, going back to the Domesday Book of 1086 – almost a thousand years ago.
Being so close to the sea, some of these farmers couldn’t resist the richer harvest that came from smuggling. The local coastline was ideal for landing contraband and Excise men were regular visitors to the Grange, in search of illegal goods.
The Royal Air Force set up a radar station here in the Second World War. They liked it so much they stayed until 1974.
Many of the Grange buildings fell into disrepair. Fortunately, the historic farm was saved through being converted to holiday homes in the 1980s.
We’re an award-winning holiday venue
Our guests aren’t the only ones to appreciate the charms of Upton Grange. Visit England Tourism regularly inspects our self-catering cottages and assesses our customer service.
What guests say about Upton Grange
Trisha G: “Just returned from a wonderful stay at The Foxes cottage on this incredible estate. The cottage was so comfy and cosy, nothing has been spared to ensure a delightful and comfortable stay. Welcome pack and big bowl of fruit and even milk in fridge. The well equipped and tastefully decorated cottages are amazing as are the grounds. Cannot praise the owners enough and would definitely recommend Upton Grange to anyone wanting a relaxing comfortable stay in a beautiful location.”
Ninski B: “Cosy charming cottage kept us snuggly over Easter. Cutely named Ratty’s Retreat we wanted for nothing and wallowed in comfort. Thanks!”
Jo T: “Just spent a lovely weekend at Owls Roost with family. Beautiful, cosy, warm, well equipped home from home. Thank you so much.”
Committed to local produce
Guests staying five nights or more enjoy a Luxury Pack. This adds a loaf of farmhouse bread, butter & marmalade.
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