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Upton Grange Holiday Cottages offer an impressive collection of six, Four Star Gold holiday homes ideally positioned within walking distance of the lovely beach at Ringstead Bay on the famous Jurassic Heritage coastline in Dorset.
A jewel in Dorset's stunning crown, Ringstead Bay is beautifully sandwiched between Osmington Mills with the popular cliff-top Smugglers Inn and the dramatic White Nothe Cliff, with an abundance of top attractions close by.
The cottages have been beautifully restored to ensure each offers its own unique charm and a high standard of comfort. Sleeping two to six guests independently or larger parties of up to twenty two when rented together, Upton Grange is a popular choice with couples, families (including extended gatherings) and friends all year round. Close-at-hand, the owners pride themselves on customer care, offering a personal service where nothing it too much trouble. Whether you would like some localised knowledge about the area, a mid-week laundry service (for those staying in the smaller cottages without a machine), or prefer to be left to your own devices, they will go out of their way to make sure your holiday is everything you wish for.
Upon arrival you will be greeted with fresh flowers, fruit and a welcome tray so that you can have a cup of tea or coffee whilst unpacking. For those staying for a week or longer, you are treated to a more substantial welcome hamper which will also include goodies from the local farm shop for a cream tea, as well as ingredients for a Continental style breakfast on your first morning, allowing you to relax a little before you start exploring and shopping.
Surrounded by glorious Dorset countryside and coast, Upton Grange sits within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and assures plenty of peace and tranquility during your holiday. It is a paradise for walkers being so close to the South West Coastal Path. Whether you enjoy a gentle walk or fancy a full day's hike there is something for everyone. For the adventurous, you can walk to Lulworth Cove (approximately seven coastal miles each way!) taking in Durdle Door enroute - two truly magical places amongst the most popular of Dorset's attractions. Bring your bike and cycle the quiet country lanes, go fishing on Wally's Lake or horse riding at Rosewall, or just relax on Ringstead's lovely shingle (and sand when the tide is out!) beach with rock pools the kids will love exploring.
For day trips out, visit Weymouth with more than its fair share of attractions including the three mile beach, Jurassic Skyline for a birds eye view of the coast, Sealife Adventure Park and Sandworld Sculpture Park (a truly unique type of art gallery that is sure to impress both adults and children alike). Poole with its bustling Quay and Harbour is also within easy driving distance, as is Bournemouth, Corfe with its impressive castle ruins and the Isle of Purbeck.
Kerrie Webster joined Independent Cottages in January 2018
Poacher's Cottage is featured in this advert and offers single level ground floor accommodation (accessed via a few steps) for four guests. Nestling within the gardens, this welcoming 'cottage garden' is a popular choice with families and couples (one or two).
Outside: Poacher's Cottage has its own terrace (plus BBQ) which is accessed off the living room, providing a lovely place to sit in the sunshine and enjoy the glorious countryside views (keep your eye out for visiting foxes, pheasants, badgers and even deer!). Guests also have plenty of communal space including a large paddock of an acre where the kids can let off steam and play (a big box of outdoor games is provided including swing ball, rackets etc). Lockable bike storage is available and there is also an outside hose for washing down muddy bikes.
Additional information: Sorry but no dogs. WiFi internet access available (this is a rural area so internet is fine for doing email and web searching but not for streaming). Prices include heating, electricity, bed linen, towels (please bring beach towels) and a welcome pack. The owners can arrange a 'champagne and chocolates' package for arrival, as well as a 'traditional breakfast' package from the local farm shop - please speak to the owner regarding this and prices for each package. Cots and high chairs available as well as Z-beds if required to accommodate extra children. Flexible changeover offered apart from during peak when Saturday is the norm. A private chef can be arranged should you fancy a night off cooking or want help with a special/celebratory meal - please speak to the owner for details and costs.
Large groups: Upton Grange Holiday Cottages are a popular choice for large family gatherings and friends reunions, allowing everyone to holiday together with plenty of personal space in your own cottage for 'down time'. When large groups are booking, an additional fold-away table can be put in Pheasants Cottage allowing 12 - 15 guests to dine together in once place. Sedate hen and stag parties will also be considered by the owner so please contact them to discuss your requirements. Should you be looking for a venue to celebrate a special occasion, the owners are more than happy to assist in making it extra special and memorable by arranging a private chef, celebratory cake, flowers, holistic therapies and make-overs for some pampering as well as a hairdresser.
Star Rating: 4 Star Gold
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