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Oozing character and charm, and steeped in history and heritage, Whatley Cottage is a meticulously restored, rural cottage that has everything you need for a romantic getaway to the glorious Dorset countryside. Snuggle up by the woodburning fire or enjoy lazing in the roll top bath with a glass of something fizzy. Enjoy day trips to the UNESCO Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, explore the local footpaths or browse the boutique shops in the local towns. Whatley Cottage sleeps two guests in one king-size bedroom and holidays are available all year round. Dogs are welcome to stay too.
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About the area
Dorset means rugged varied coastlines and high chalk downlands. Squeezed in among the cliffs and set amid some of Britain’s most beautiful scenery is a chain of picturesque villages and seaside towns. Along the coast you’ll find the Lulworth Ranges, which run from Kimmeridge Bay in the east to Lulworth Cove in the west. Together with a stretch of East Devon, this is Britain’s Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, noted for its layers of shale and numerous fossils embedded in the rock. Among the best-known natural landmarks on this stretch of the Dorset coast is Durdle Door, a rocky arch that has been shaped and sculpted to perfection by the elements. The whole area has the unmistakable stamp of prehistory.
Away from Dorset’s magical coastline lies a landscape with a very different character and atmosphere, but one that is no less appealing. Here, winding, hedge-lined country lanes lead beneath lush, green hilltops to snug, sleepy villages hidden from view and the wider world. The people of Dorset are justifiably proud of the achievements of Thomas Hardy, its most famous son, and much of the county is immortalised in his writing.
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