You can happily spend an entire holiday at Lulworth Cove – part of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. Head to the beach, which is shingle, not sandy, but still fun to play on. Paddle, swim, or just enjoy the amazing view. Go crabbing in the rock pools. Walk or climb up to the cliff top and marvel at the amazing geology of the Stair Hole. Hunt for fossils. Clamber over the rocks and find a sea cave. Walk around the cove and onto Durdle Door. Enjoy a Dorset cream tea. For miles of sandy beach head over to Studland Bay – or for a wonderful, rocky, seaside nature reserve visit Kimmeridge Bay – both a short drive from the house. Lulworth Castle is a short stroll from the house. Or visit Corfe Castle, a romantic ruin dating from the time of William the Conqueror. Let your children’s imaginations run wild while they explore the ruins. At the foot of the castle The Tea Rooms is a good spot for a break, with a summer garden and winter log fires.
The gardens and grounds at The Lindens are a paradise for children. When you can tear them away from the bamboo forest, playground and games room, you can visit some lovely attractions close by. Monkey World is an internationally-acclaimed ape rescue centre set in 65 acres of beautiful Dorset woodland and home to over 230 primates – including the largest group of chimps outside Africa. The park is imaginatively laid out and has a huge climbing area for children. Swanage Railway runs steam and diesel trains from Norden and Corfe Castle into Swanage and back. Norden park and ride offers the simplest parking option. Bovington Tank Museum houses the world’s broadest and best collection of tanks. Follow the Tank Story, take a look at almost 150 tanks in the Discovery Centre, and check out Tank Displays. Farmer Palmers Farm Park is a short drive away – great fun for the under 8s. For a great trip out explore Poole Harbour and Brownsea Island. Take the ferry from Studland into Poole. From there you can catch a boat trip around the harbour, or take a boat to Brownsea Island, where there are woodland walks and children’s adventure trails.
Country pursuits can be arranged close by to the house, including clay pigeon shooting, quad biking or even deer stalking. Or relax and be pampered in the house by a team of beauty therapists. Horse riding, cycle hire and water sports are also on offer. If you would like to indulge in some beauty and health pampering our expert beauty therapists offer a full range of treatments. Get all the luxury of a visit to a five star spa in the comfort of your own seaside escape. We’ve top class chefs available to create and serve a special three course dinner, drop off ready meals when you arrive, or serve a classic brunch on Sunday morning. Or book a chef for the week and relax.