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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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Enjoy Autumn in Dorset

Autumn is a wonderful time to explore Dorset. There's a relaxed atmosphere across the county, as it sits back from another busy summer season. There's time and space to breathe, as visitor numbers thin and the pace of life slows down a little. Here are just some of the delights that you can enjoy in Dorset this autumn.  Golden Views The D...
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Slow Travel is Welcome in Dorset

 Slow travel is the opposite of the jet-lagged tick box sight-seeing that so often gives tourism a bad name.Slow travel isn't about how many different famous landmarks and experiences you can squeeze into your holiday. But it's not about seeing less, either. Going slow means taking the time to drink in the ambience of the place you're in, and ...
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Our Dorset Wildlife Garden

 Experience nature up close in our rural gardenPheasants at the door. Deer ambling through the car park. Owls calling in the dark. These are just some of the regular occurrences that our guests enjoy while they're with us.For hundreds of years people farmed here, deep in the Dorset countryside and miles from the nearest town.Both Dorchester an...
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Swanage Carnival

 Swanage Carnival Week 2022 - 30 July to 6 August 2022There's serious excitement in and around Swanage, as preparations continue for the first carnival in three years.The 2020 and 2021 carnivals were victims of the pandemic, but this year this seriously popular event is back.The centre piece is the procession, on Sunday 31 July. If you want to...
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Places to visit within 20 minutes of Upton Grange

Where can we go that's interesting but doesn't mean spending a long time in the car? That's a question we're often asked by guests. You've probably driven quite a distance to reach your holiday cottage here at Upton Grange. The last thing you want to do is spend unnecessary hours behind the wheel. To help you plan an easy trip out, here's our list ...
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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...
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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...
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Weymouth Carnival Update

Weymouth Carnival will return in style*** Update February 2022 ***Unfortunately, plans to revive Weymouth Carnival seem to have foundered and there appears to be no immediate prospect of it returning. We're all disappointed at this news.++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++Weymouth Carnival promises to be bigger and better than ever when ...
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A Rural Retreat for Two in Beaminster - Whatley Cottage

Whatley Cottage is perfectly situated for a peaceful, rural holiday for two. Located within an easy stroll of the small Dorset town of Beaminster, the 300-year-old cottage has recently been converted into comfortable holiday accommodation.We're a small family business and we're thrilled to add Whatley Cottage to our range of accommodation options. ...
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Don't let Covid-19 spoil your Dorset holiday!

We're taking bookings for the summerNow 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 responsibilities very seriously, and we ask ...
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Explore Portland - Dorset’s Mysterious Island

You can't really say you've explored Dorset if you've never ventured across the causeway to Portland.Or the Isle of Portland, to be more correct. Unlike most other islands, you don't need to leave dry ground to get there. By a quirk of ancient geography, the massive rock that is Portland is attached to the mainland by a thin strip of pebbles known ...
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Explore Portland - Meet Portland Bill

What is it about lighthouses? Everyone seems to love the tall, often remote, towers that dot our coastline.Portland's greedy - it's got three of them. They're all down at the Bill, the southernmost tip of the island, although you'll be forgiven for not immediately spotting them all. Only the most modern has the tall, slender figure that we associat...
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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...
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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&...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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For the specific enjoyment of the connoisseur, we have recently completed the meticulous restoration of our beautiful country-cottage in Beaminster, close by Whatley Pond. Intended to appeal to discerning couples in search of a peaceful or romantic break, further details can be found at www.whatleycottages.com

You may also wish to consider one of our five, beautifully appointed ‘luxury-rustic’ barn conversion holiday homes set beside the Olde-Worlde gardens of our charming thatched Farmhouse at North Chideock, just a few minutes drive from The Jurassic Coast at West Bay. chideockgrange.co.uk/