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Make A Holiday Rental Cottage in East Dorset, England Your Home Away From Home

The district of East Dorset is part of the larger county of Dorset and includes small settlements such as St Ives. A East Dorset holiday is guaranteed to leave you feeling re-energized and ready to face the world again, as the area has so much for visitors to see and do. A East Dorset holiday rental house provides all of the comforts of home as well as some stunning sea and countryside views to help you unwind.

Things to Do on Holiday in East Dorset, England

An East Dorset holiday can be as active or as laid-back as you want it to be. You can simply choose to relax in your fabulous St Ives & East Dorset holiday rental house, watching the stunning scenery and the locals go about their business. For this reason, many keen photographers and painters thoroughly enjoy an East Dorset holiday. If you are feeling a bit more energetic then you can enjoy various activities including swimming, cycling, walking, fishing, water skiing tennis, golf and horse riding.

Places to Visit on Holiday in East Dorset, England

No East Dorset holiday would be complete without a visit to the wonderful town of Wimborne. The market town is full of attractions, in particular Wimborne Minster which was built during the Saxon period. The minster also has architecture from the Gothic and Norman periods. Wimborne Minster contains the tombs of King Ethelred and the First Duke of Somerset, John Beaufort. The minster is most noted for its chained library which dates back to the 17th century. If you have children in the group, a visit to the Wimborne Model Town Exhibition is always highly recommended.

Weather in East Dorset, England

If you are now considering booking a fantastic St Ives & East Dorset holiday rental house you will be privy to some fantastic weather. The warmest months of the year to have a St Ives & East Dorset holiday tend to be July and August when the daytime temperature reaches an average of 20°C. The winter months of December and January see the daytime temperature drop to around 9°C. The annual rainfall amount for the area is 26 inches.

Travel to East Dorset, England Travellers on a East Dorset holiday can land at Bournemouth International Airport (BOH) which is approximately 12 miles away from the district. Airlines that offer regular, affordable flights to the area include Flybe and BMI. Passengers can depart from several UK airports such as Manchester (MAN), Aberdeen (ABZ) and Edinburgh (EDI).

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                                                                                                      First Rate Accommodation in Wimbourne St Giles, Dorset.

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                                                                                                      The property is superb and in lovely settings. It is very spacious and will accommodate a family of ten, although the fifth bedroom, in the loft, is a little smaller than the other four. I would highly recommend it and have booked it again for next year, perhaps recommendation enough. Positive points, clean and well maintained. Good customer service, thanks to the owner's parents. Hot tub is a real bonus. Plenty of space for parking. Lots of attractions, particularly for children, within a reasonable driving distance of the property.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                                      Nice comfy accommodation

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                                                                                                      Everything was as expected, and as listed, the property was clean and tidy, nicely furnished, comfy bed, plenty of good quality towels, & linens, off street parking was a bonus. Ian and Lian were very kind and helpful to my husband George who has mobility issues, assisting him with access to the annexe via a slope and side path using his walker. The property is in a good location to visit all the area has to offer, what ever you wish to do or visit, plenty of good pubs and restaurants a short walk or drive away. Icing on the cake for us was the weather was wonderful too, all in all a perfect week.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                                      Lovely Weeks Stay for All the Family

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                                                                                                      We had an absolutely wonderful week away at Birchcroft. There was 3 generations of the family on our trip including 2 small children a teenager and 4 adults, the facilities were more than adequate to make us all feel comfortable. There was plenty of space inside the property, we didn't feel crammed in at any point. The grounds proved additional entertainment for us all, as the adults explored and the children used the space to run and play. Sonia and Mary were both fantastic during our stay and any issues we came to them with, including a bed wetting from our 4 year old was dealt with swiftly and like it was no bother. They ensured our stay was comfortable, and its clear from all the information available before, and whilst staying that they were just a phone call away should we have needed anything more. A beautiful welcome basket was left as well as enough tea making essentials for when we first arrived, to satisfy the thirst. The property was beautifully clean and well organised, everything was where we expected it to be. The 4 bedrooms and bathroom facilities were fantastic and met the need of our multi-generational family perfectly. The bungalow is perfectly situated with easy access to many of the main roads. We were able to travel to Bournemouth, Poole, Weymouth and the New Forest all within just over an hours driving or closer. It is so close to that many attractions that we didn't actually manage to fit them all in. We did however see Beaulieu, Weymouth Sealife Centre and the fantastic August Fireworks Display in Poole harbour. This acts as a positive for Birchcroft as we are already planning a return stay so that we can see more of the area and visit some of those missed attractions. We have already told all our family and friends about our fantastic stay, most of which has been focused around how wonderful our accommodation and stay was.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2016