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Encompassing Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset, the South West is one of the most popular cottage holiday destinations in the UK. Boasting some of the most unspoilt countryside and coastline in the UK, it is easy to see why booking holiday cottages in the South West is so popular. Read More
The North West England region is home to the counties of Cheshire, Cumbria and Lancashire, each with their own unique qualities that draw in international visitors. The region is steeped in history as well as popular tourist attractions making it a popular destination to visit all year round. Read More
Highlands of Scotland
Borders & The Lothians
Perthshire, Fife & Tayside
Skye & The Hebrides
Grampian & Speyside
The UK is blessed with some of the most beautiful and diverse National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty anywhere in the world. For us, these stretch from Isles of Scilly holiday cottages in the south to the very tip of Scotland. The largest of these is the Lake District but there are well over 50 in total. Read More
Aug 31, 2018
The Jurassic coast isn’t just a great name! The stunning coastline of Dorset is home to some of the most significant features in the UK. From Lyme Regis’ fossilised relics to Lulworth Cove's sheltered paradise; there's something for everyone. Staying in a luxury cottage near Durdle Door in Dorset is the perfect way to experience this glorious seaside destination.
Whether walking, relaxing or taking in some of Dorset’s history, the Jurassic Coast offers the perfect backdrop. Coastal paths stretch all the way from Exmouth to Bournemouth, providing the perfect, picturesque way to stretch your legs. Coastal retreats are the perfect recipe for blowing away the cobwebs.
Finding great accommodation in Dorset is a challenge, due to high demand and limited options. But Handpicked Cottages offer a great selection of Luxury cottages near Durdle Door. Whether you need a dog-friendly cottage, self-catering house in the New Forest or a seafront cottage, we'll have something for you. Whilst staying in Dorset, there are opportunities to try new activities; Weymouth, for example, offers a sheltered harbour - perfect for sailors of all abilities.
Durdle Door, is a monumental feature, literally! 50 metres high and 120 metres long, the structure truly is massive. Formed over thousands of years, erosion exploits the folds in layers of rock - formed by tectonic movements. The weaker rock is washed away, leaving a self-supporting Limestone arch.The first location to be designated of ‘World importance’ by UNESCO in 2001, Durdle Door enjoys the same status as The Grand Canyon and the Great Barrier Reef. Not only will you see Durdle Door, but the neighbouring Man O’ war beach and Lulworth cove attract thousands of visitors a year!
“Shall the tide thus ebb and flow for ever? And for evermore rave the wave and glance the ripple through the rocks at Durdle Door?” - Arthur Moule
Durdle Door has become an almost mythical part of the UK, providing the setting for many films such as; Wilde (1997), Nanny McPhee (2005) and Far From the Madding Crowd (1967). Not only that, but the arch also provided the inspiration for Arthur Moule’s poem.
We are certain this fantastic monument will make for the perfect day out!
Handpicked Cottages offers a fantastic range of luxury cottages in Dorset. Whether you’re looking for a weekend getaway or the perfect family holiday, half an hour’s drive from Durdle Door, there are plenty of cottages to choose from!
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