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You can plan for your summer holiday here in Dorset. We are taking bookings for self-catering holidays of five nights or more.

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Ringstead Walks - Along the Cliffs to White Nothe

Enjoy one of the best viewpoints in Dorset.Don't trust any list of the best views in Dorset that doesn't include White Nothe.Okay, perhaps that's a little unfair. Our county enjoys a wealth of fabulous viewpoints, many of which can be a contender for the top spot.But White Nothe is special, because it's so close to us. The top of White Nothe is abo...

Supporting local small businesses in Dorset

Your relaxing Dorset holiday depends on lots of people working hard behind the scenes.Some of these are part of the Upton Grange team but many others work for the local businesses we partner with. Together, we help make your holiday experience memorable and enjoyable.Here are some of the businesses that we work with.  Jurassic Coast Farm Shop&...

Owl's Roost Renaissance

Sometimes only 'The Exceptional' will do…………..Located in the ancient Tallet of the range of barns that once served this historic farmstead Owls Roost now rejoices in a new incarnation.Rumoured to have once been occupied by a secret branch of James Stag's meteorological advisory team reporting to Churchill on the likely suitability of the weather to...

Five more places to visit in Dorset

Are you a 'where shall we go today' sort of person, who decides your day out as you munch on breakfast? Or perhaps you're a serious planner, arriving at your holiday cottage equipped with a detailed itinerary for your visit to Dorset. With a backup plan should the weather change unexpectedly!Whatever your approach, there are loads of different plac...

Five places you must visit in Dorset

You're spoilt for choice when thinking about places to visit in Dorset. The county is blessed with a glorious variety of attractions, beaches and viewpoints - too many to take in on one holiday down here.Here's a list of five places we think you should visit while you're with us. We're sure you'll get to some of them and if you're with us for longe...

Feast on your self-catering holidays in Dorset

Dorset is famous for its food and drink. Which means a self-catering holiday in Dorset is like going to foodie heaven. Whether you decide to eat out or eat in, you're spoilt for choice. Here's just a taste of what the county can serve up to you. Seafood specials With 88 miles of coastline, of course seafood has always been a vital ingredient i...

Gift vouchers now available for Dorset holidays

Give someone the gift of a holidayDo you want to give the gift of a Dorset holiday to a friend or someone in your family? Now you can, with an Upton Grange gift voucher.We've launched a flexible voucher scheme that allows you to spend what you want on a gift voucher that will be valid for two years.Our gift voucher process is really simple. Contact...

Don't let Covid-19 spoil your Dorset holiday

We're taking bookings for the summer***Updated 12 April 2021***Now you can get excited about summer! We're taking bookings for this year and next year!For now, we're only taking bookings for five nights or more.To help keep you safe, there are some changes to how we operate our self-catering holiday cottages. We take our responsibili...

Weymouth Carnival Update

Weymouth Carnival will return in styleWeymouth Carnival promises to be bigger and better than ever when it hits the seafront again in the summer. Having taken a couple of years off, the Carnival looks set to be a cracker on its return on 13-15 August 2021 - with the grand procession on the Sunday.For decades, thousands of people have booked th...

The Estate Gardens at Upton Grange, Dorset

A haven for peace and serenity where the Dorset hills meet the Jurassic Coast at Ringstead Bay Nestled in a serene valley, between the Dorset Ridgeway and the beautiful National Trust Ringstead Bay, the estate's carefully tended gardens are a haven for holiday relaxation. You will only be disturbed by birdsong or the 'pee-ow' of a buzzard circ...

Dorset Tourism

Jurassic Coast Holidays Ringstead Bay is at the heart of the Jurassic Coast in Dorset. Explore hidden coves and uncrowded beaches nestled beneath dramatic fossil cliffs.East Dorset is easy to explore. You'll discover thriving towns and delightful coastal villages seemingly untouched by time. You can also find a range of holiday leisure activit...

Upton and Ringstead Local Information

Shopping  Please enquire about our speciality breakfast and catering packs at reception.The nearest store is Co-operative Food, Preston Road. Open 7am-10pm. The store is just 10 minutes drive along the main road from Upton Grange into Weymouth. Supermarkets are located close to Weymouth centre. Find supermarket locations. A Pharmacy is lo...

Celebrate Christmas in Weymouth & East Dorset

 Christmas is a wondrous time around Weymouth, Dorchester and East Dorset. Twinkling lights, festive Christmas markets and, between the celebrations, there's Lulworth and other Jurassic Coast villages to enjoy. Christmas Lights and Xmas Markets Swanage is first to 'switch on' its Christmas lights 26 November.Weymouth opens its festive sea...

Dorset Seafood Festival

 Dorset Seafood Festival is one of the highlights of the season for seafood lovers.The Seafood Festival, now in its ninth year, takes place on Weymouth quayside, attracting visitors from all over the South West. Visitors come to sample expertly cooked fish and seafoods freshly landed by the Weymouth fishing fleet.More than 80 cookery stalls an...

Cottages for Christmas & New Year Holidays

Imagine the magic of Christmas in a beautifully decorated holiday cottage. Imagine candlelight reflecting on glittering baubles and Christmas gifts arranged beneath a real Christmas tree…It may be chilly outside, but your Christmas cottage will be cosy warm inside. Choose one of our cottages with a traditional log fire and imagine evenings with che...

Upton Grange, A Chapter of Dorset History

700 Years from farmstead to a unique Grange holiday destination… The Doomsday Book records a hamlet of 19 inhabitants which has become the Upton village of today. Coincidentally, Upton still has 19 inhabitants. The early settlers prospered on the rich pastureland, producing foods for the surrounding manors and towns. By 1285 records show a far...

Weymouth Carnival

Visit Weymouth Carnival from your Holiday Cottage at Upton Grange Dorset​ Carnival is a BIG event for Weymouth folk and it's now set to get even bigger with a full programme of holiday celebrations in August 16 2017.Weymouth beach and esplanade is the centre for the carnival celebrations which feature crowning the Carnival Queen, a massed beac...

Great Dorset Steam Fair

The Great Dorset Steam Fair is one of the country's greatest celebrations of steam traction engines and vintage vehicles.For 48 years, the show has been thrilling visitors at its 600 acre Blandford Forum Showground. Over the years, the show has developed into a fantastic country fair and music festival, so it's truly a family event, not just about ...

Excellence Awards at Holiday Cottages in Dorset

​We are delighted to announce another TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award for our 6 luxury holiday cottages in Dorset.The TripAdvisor Excellence Award is awarded for outstanding reviews through each year. Guest reviews are assessed in six categories, location, accommodation (room quality), comfort (sleep quality), cleanliness, customer serv...