Local Area

Sherborne
A picturesque town about 10 minutes drive from Holt Cottage.  With an Abbey, Castles and an impressive house to look at along with many boutique shops.

Shaftesbury
A charming little saxon hilltop town overlooking the local countryside with amazing views.  The Hovis advert was recently shot here in Golden Hill, it is well worth a visit!

The Fleet Air Arm Museum
An extensive and amazing collection of Navel Warplanes and experimental craft plus a concorde to walk through, in Yeovilton (30 minutes drive).

Racing at Wincanton
20 minutes drive.

National Trust
There are many National Trust properties close including the fabulous Stourhead, Kingston Lacy and Corfe Castle just to mention a few.

The World Heritage Coastline
The Jurassic coastline (40 minutes drive) is stunning, amongst the finest in Britain with imposing fossil-studded cliffs, where you are free to take away fossils found on the beach, glorious sandy beaches, fishing harbours and islands. Durdle Door (above) is a spectacular example of one of the majestic rock formations along our coastline.

Lulworth Castle and Cove
Lulworth Castle is an early 17th-century hunting lodge, originally built to attract James I to hunt in the Isle of Purbeck.  In 1929 the castle was gutted by fire and years later it was restored. Today the castle is a country house set in beautiful parkland and it is open to the public.  Lulworth Cove itself is a beautiful shell shaped cove, formed over millions of years, providing a great place to relax on the beaches, swim in the cove and also dive if you are daring to the many great spots in and out of the cove.  There are also numerous guided boat trips leaving from the cove showing the highlights of the area, including Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door and other great coastal views!