House of the Month: Holmegate House and Wing

Sleeping up to 18 of your nearest and dearest, Holmegate House and Wing lends itself as much to the extended family of the young and the not-so-young as to the group of hens looking for that perfect coastal celebration.

In each of the eight bedrooms, decorated in quiet coastal colours, subtle luxuries and with a tip of the hat to occasional vintage touches, you’ll find Super King beds (and all the more reason to retire early to a well-deserved blissful sleep). This is your time and every one of these rooms will have you remember it.

The open-plan kitchen and dining areas have you covered for that special meal on that dedicated evening – and still make it just as easy for a lazy late-morning’s breakfast before heading out to the warm wind-washed shores waiting for you no more than 20 minutes away in the car.

Holmegate is as homely as it sounds and functions perfectly as a base for all holiday-makers who venture south for the crisp salt air that cuts in from the coast and lifts hungry lungs to a newfound or nostalgic array of activity in and around Dorset. This is a county that rises proudly on the back of no small number of claims to fame. The Jurassic Coast: its myriad fossils and countless traces of rich history, some buried and maybe never to be found, but so many discovered, teaching us to this day how such a landscape has come into its own over time. Some of the most amazing architecture: left for us to enjoy today: stunning castles, the ancient apotheoses of man’s expertise in fortification, practicality, beauty and its many designs.

When you visit Dorset the sheer potential for activity can seem overwhelming, but focusing on a selection of some of the best things is a good way to ensure your time is filled significantly. That might mean embarking on a hike to the sublime remains of Corfe Castle and stopping in the village and maybe browsing the Corfe Antiques Fair. Corfe Castle is a great place to start exploring the Purbeck peninsula and is in easy reach or Studland, Old Harry, Swanage and the Coast Path.

For more information on this wonderful House of the Month and things to do in the area, follow the links in the house name and images.





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