As a young couple with no kids, all l’Homme and I wanted to do (apart from visiting our respective families) was to explore far-flung destinations. Now, we 3 little ones in tow, our approach to holiday has changed a great deal. Among a few other things, we have certainly taken a huge amount of pleasure at discovering more of the UK. Not only is it a lot less expensive to travel to, we are the master of our time (no rush to make it anywhere at a specific time), we load the car with our belongings and off we go.
Yes, you may say, the weather. Well, yes, let’s not hide the fact the weather can be…just very British and lack of sunshine but putting that aside now and again it is really worth it. Britain is a really interesting country, full of history, it has a stunning coastline in places, charming villages and everything is just easy. I also found that there are so many attractions for families which, in case of disappointing weather, makes a huge difference when you are trying to keep everyone happy and entertained.
This half term we decided to return to Dorset. A county only 2.5h away from London. We visited it for the first time 2 and a half year ago and had a great time but stayed on the west side of the county. This time I wanted us to return to see the attractions from the south-east side.
We stayed in one of the most tranquil cottages we have ever stayed – Carter’s Cottage near Weymouth not far from the coast. It was off the beaten track and surrounded by fields and animals.
Coming from such a busy city as London and as much as I feel very much a city girl, our holiday in quieter spots feel really relaxing. I could not recommend enough the place we stayed. The owners were delightful and the cottage, which had a real retro feel, felt very cosy and was well equipped.
In spite of the changeable weather, we had a super relaxing and fun week away. Dorset has got so much to offer:
Historical places such as Corfe Castle
Cute villages like Abbotsbury and Corfe Castle village
A fabulous coastline called the Jurassic Coast
Kids attractions like the Swannery in Abbotsbury or Monkey World
Stunning properties and gardens like this stunning National Trust Stately home called Kingston Lacy or the Osmington White Horse
Pleasant seaside towns such as Weymouth or Poole
I cannot recommend you enough to visit this county. I am pretty sure we will come back.
Have you ever visited Dorset? If so, what is your favourite part? Drop me a line in the comment section.