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

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The Poacher's Cottage

A Luxury Cottage for Three + 1

From £95 per night, or £475 for the week, see full pricing

Poachers have an eye on the countryside…

Poachers cottage is approached from the courtyard, down garden steps through the rockery. The cottage benefits from a ‘French’ window opening on to a furnished sun terrace with views across our ponds towards rolling hills; a beautiful morning vista.

Garden visitors may include deer, foxes, badgers and pheasants. Poachers cottage master bedroom is features a charming wrought iron double bed, a separate vanity alcove and dressing area with en-suite shower room. The second bedroom is furnished with twin beds, a vanity area an en-suite WC. Poachers Cottage an enchanting country holiday home for small family.

Poachers at a glance

Homely, tastefully decorated and fully equipped to be everything you need for your holiday.
  •  Ground floor garden cottage
  •  Two bedrooms sleep 4 in comfort
  •  Open plan lounge-dining
  •  Vanity alcoves and dressing areas in bedrooms
  •  Shower room/WC En suite
  •  French windows onto furnished garden patio

Your Cottage

Things You'll Love

Welcome Hospitality Packs

Enjoy a ‘taste of Dorset’ when you arrive, with our complimentary Welcome Pack. If you’re staying up to four nights, you’ll receive our Standard Welcome Pack, comprising a pint of milk, seasonal fresh fruit, tea, coffee, scones, chocolates and biscuits.

When you stay for longer, you’ll be greeted with our Luxury Welcome Pack, which also includes a loaf of rustic farmhouse bread, scones, butter, jam and clotted cream.

We can also provide a Dorset Breakfast Pack that includes local meats and cereal. For special occasions, we have the Upton Grange Celebration Package including champagne and appropriate decorations in your cottage. Ask for details about these two options.

As far as possible, all the items are sourced locally. The contents of a pack may vary depending on availability.

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The Dorset Countryside

From the moment you arrive at your holiday cottage, you’re spoilt for choice for things to do. Our estate gardens, right outside your door, are a haven for wildlife. We’re surrounded by open fields and quiet footpaths, and it’s a relatively short walk to the coast, or the historic Smugglers’ Inn at Osmington.

Go a little further to discover the Georgian seafront and family-friendly beach at Weymouth, or the busy county town of Dorchester. Popular and family-friendly attractions nearby include the primate haven of Monkey World, the heavyweight displays at the Tank Museum and the haunted Nothe Fort.

Other places of interest include the rock arch of Durdle Door, the atmospheric ruins of Corfe Castle, and the ‘lost’ village of Tyneham.

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Self Catering Cottages

We want your holiday with us to be as hassle-free as possible. That’s why we provide: 

  • All bed linen and towels (changed weekly if you stay longer)
  • Gas and electricity
  • A complimentary Welcome Pack to give you a ‘taste of Dorset’
  • Fully-equipped kitchen. This includes: gas cooker and hob, fridge and freezer, microwave and dishwasher
  • Television (Freeview) and DVD player
  • All the cutlery, crockery and utensils you should need

Pheasants, Ratty’s and Owls also have a washing machine. Some cottages have an open fire.

Parking & Transport

There’s plenty of parking at Upton Grange for all our guests. Access is from the A353, along Upton Farm Lane, which is a single track road with passing places. The final stretch is a gravel driveway to the buildings. There is level access to Reception.

The nearest railway station is Weymouth, which is around 5 1/2 miles away, or about 15-20 minutes by taxi. A number of taxi firms can provide cars to and from the station. There is currently no bus service to Upton Grange.

If it’s appropriate for you, we also have access to a helipad!

Facilities & Policies

We want your holiday with us to be as hassle-free as possible. That’s why we provide:

Linen: All bed linen and towels (changed weekly if you stay longer).

Gas and electricity: All included in our price.

Entertainment: Television (Freeview), DVD player, music docking station for smartphones, selection of board games, puzzles and DVDs. Outdoor space for children.

Outdoors:  The Grange estate garden and kids playground. Local venues and activities for couples and families. See Things to Do for more details.

End of stay cleaning: Included.

Cooking and dining: All the cutlery, crockery and utensils you should need.

Taste of Dorset: A complimentary Welcome Pack of local produce.

Important points for you to be aware of:

Parking: Free private parking

Check in time: 3pm

Check out time: 10am (but if you want an extra hour or two for a Sunday lie-in, please ask).

Internet: Limited WiFi - make your holiday a digital detox!

Character furnishings: Our cottages contain furniture and decor of a quality beyond that usually associated with self-catering. We ask that you treat our cottages with due care and consideration.

Pricing & Booking

Your holiday at Upton Grange can be a short break of just two nights, or it can be as long as you like! Our prices are per night, per cottage, and the per night rate is reduced if you stay for five nights or more.

Book now or contact us by telephone or email.
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