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7 Reasons to own a holiday home in Dorset

When you visit Dorset, you’re transported into an unspoilt world of outstanding natural beauty, a place where sea, coastline, hills, streams, meadows and woods stretch out as far as the eye can see.

One of the great draws of this beautiful county is the chance to unplug from the daily rush and indulge in the simple pleasures of the life – which as a holiday home owner here, you can do as often as you like throughout the year. Here's some indisputable reasons to choose Dorset.

durdle door

Durdle Door / Lulworth Cove

One of Dorset's most iconic landmarks, Durdle Door is a breathtaking World Heritage site and part of the Jurassic Coast – now considered one of the world’s wonders akin to The Grand Canyon and the Great Barrier Reef!

Allowing dogs on the beach all year round, Durdle Door is a spectacular walk and place to picnic. And it could be a regular occurrence for you and your family with holiday home ownership at nearby Sandhills Holiday Park.


Shaftesbury, Dorset

A truly unique English market town, Shaftesbury is full of charming, hillside cottages overlooking miles of tranquil countryside and has history going back to Saxon times. This combined with the great Dorset weather (arguably one of the best spots in the country!) means clear skies and great views all around as you look out over Thomas Hardy’s Blackmore Vale (Three of his novels were largely based in North Dorset).

bournemouth beach

Bournemouth Beach

Buckets and spades at the ready... Bournemouth beach has seven miles of award-winning beaches, with soft sand perfect to dip your toes into! Nestled beneath a magnificent cliff line, the bay enjoys its own micro-climate with some of the warmest sea temperatures in the UK and stunning views of the Isle of Wight and the Purbecks. When considering holiday home ownership on the South coast, where’s a better place than on a beach as good as this?


Exbury Gardens

With something in bloom all year round, these gardens could be your new favourite walking spot. Take in the fabulous array of colours and world famous flower displays - whether or not you’ve got green fingers, anyone can admire this place! Dog friendly means all members of the family can attend too.

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Local Farmers Markets

Farmers markets take place across Dorset all year round and are the perfect way to discover the freshest and tastiest local produce there is to offer. A trip to one of the farmers’ markets is the best place to find high quality food that reflects the character and diversity of the county. Discover, browse and sample a wide variety of Dorset foodie delights from fruit and vegetables straight from the garden to freshly baked pies, bread, organic meats and plenty of other treats courtesy of Dorset’s warm climate and fertile soil.


Great Dorset Steam Fair

‘If its heritage related, you’ll find it here’ …. Seeing the Great Dorset Steam Fair can be an awe inspiring and impressive sight - you can watch steaming giants of the past being put through their paces; some hauling huge loads, others sawing planks or doing the farm work of long ago, such as driving ploughs, threshing or baling. The steam driven funfair brings visitors back year on year, and it’s a renowned event completely unique to Dorset.

Local wildlife

Local wildlife

The wildlife in Dorset is one of the many highlights of the county – over half of the county is classed within "Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty", and its home to countless rare and endangered species in their natural habitats, so it’s no surprise that the area is a nature lover's dream!

There are countless nature reserves dotted throughout the county – many with free entry, and you can bring your dog along for a walk too! With most open every day of the year, you can visit whenever you’d like. Visit Brownsea Island and witness red squirrels feasting on acorns or try to spot some of the 43 species of butterflies in Mude Valley - just a short drive from Sandhills Holiday Park!

Dorset Holiday Home Ownership

Dorset is perfect for ownership with beautiful beaches and scenery. The famous seaside resort of Bournemouth boasts an array of gardens, modern shops, fine restaurants and historic piers.

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