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.
Things to Try
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.
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.
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.
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.