The Dorset Resort


About the Resort

The award-winning Dorset Resort offers luxurious 5-star lodges and cottages in the peaceful setting of a scenic woodland glade. The spacious lodges are perfect for relaxing in an atmosphere of true Scandinavian style, with saunas, sun balconies and log-burning stoves as standard. Each lodge comes complete with everything you need for a self-catering holiday, including a fully-equipped kitchen and an outdoor BBQ area, as well as satellite TV. And if you’re looking for something special, the gorgeous four-bedroom Oakland Cottage offers all these comforts and more, with a private garden and plenty of parking space out front.

There’s plenty to do at the Dorset Resort too, with its 27 holes of championship golf, superb private fishing lake, indoor bowling rinks, fully equipped gym, and nail and beauty salon. It’s an ideal location for woodland walks, the striking coastal scenery of the Jurassic Coast is just a 20 minute drive away, and you’re perfectly situated for exploring Dorset’s various attractions.

Golf Courses

The Dorset Resort boasts 27 holes of championship golf in the form of its Lakeland, Parkland and Woodland courses, rated among the top 150 in England and designed by famous golf course architect Martin Hawtree.

Fitness Centre and Bowling

Guests can keep in shape at the on-site fitness centre, a fully equipped gym with a welcoming atmosphere. There’s also a championship standard three rink bowling arena, perfect for full length or short mat bowling.

Private Fishing

In a secluded and peaceful area of the grounds, you’ll find the private coarse fishing lake, with carp, tench, bream, rudd, roach, perch, pike and eel for you to catch. There are parking facilities next to the lake.

Nail & Beauty Salon

Relaxing during your stay couldn’t get more indulgent than a visit to the Room 101 Beauty Room, where they offer massages, nail treatments and beauty treatments including facials and spray tans.

Food and Drink

Pre-book a delicious 3-course evening meal at the Fairways Restaurant, or take it casual at the Clubhouse & Bar which offers a bar menu from 7:30am to 5pm, 7 days a week – don’t miss their Sunday lunches.

Things to Try

Swanage Railway

Take a trip to the seaside town of Swanage in style by boarding a beautiful steam train on this heritage railway. Standard services run from nearby Norden, and recent efforts to extend the line to Wareham (even closer by) mean that a trial service is in operation on some special dates.

Purbeck Shooting School

Purbeck Shooting School offers a great opportunity to try out clay pigeon shooting in picturesque surroundings. Instructors are on hand to help you get started with the hobby, regardless of age or ability, and the 50-acre site offers a wide variety of target types presented in a natural environment.

Tank Museum

The Tank Museum at Bovington Camp houses the world’s biggest collection of tanks and is just 5 minutes’ drive from the Dorset Resort. With almost 300 armoured vehicles on display across nine exhibitions, as well as live displays, this fascinating museum brings the history of tank warfare to life.

Langham Wine Estate

If you’re a wine lover, take a tour of the 30-acre vineyard at the Langham Wine Estate and sample their award-winning sparkling wines in their charming tasting room. Both guided and self-guided tours run from Thursday to Saturday during selected months – check availability before you go.


Make Incredible Memories

For Food & Drink

For traditional pub food, the Drax Arms in Bere Regis is a particular standout. There’s a fantastic café at the Rye Hill Farm Produce Store and Tearoom in Wareham, and if you want something a little spicier, the 29029 in Sandford does excellent Indian meals.

For Attractions

The incredible sights of Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door are just a 20-minute drive away. Also be sure to visit the imposing ruins of Corfe Castle, as well as the Corfe Castle Model Village for an idea of how the castle and its surroundings looked in their prime.

For Activities

The Dorset Resort is surrounded by over 300 acres of beautiful heathland and forest which make a great place for a walk in natural surroundings. If you’re looking for something a bit more active, Cumulus Outdoors in Wareham offers a range of outdoor adventure activities, including climbing and coasteering.