Dorset’s Very Best

We were delighted to learn that Cattistock Post Office and Stores has been awarded the accolade “Dorset’s Best Village Stores 2017”. Well done Andy and Michelle and all the rest who work there.  Well done to Lucy too.  Lucy runs the newly established Coffee Shop at...
Harvest Moon

Harvest Moon

This picture showing Cattistock Church tower was taken from Courtyard Room well into the night.  The brilliance of this harvest moon was remarkable.  Posted on the 212th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar, this scene was another “immortal memory”.
Garden abundance

Garden abundance

What a summer it has been in the greenhouse and fruit garden.  Pears, apples, peaches, blackberries are superb.  Best year...
Cattistock Garden Festival – 2017 a great success

Cattistock Garden Festival – 2017 a great success

Reputedly Cattistock was the first village in Dorset to have an Open Garden weekend.  No doubt others will also claim the distinction but we in Cattistock are sticking to our guns!  This year it was on Saturday and Sunday 1 and 2 July.  With 31 gardens (including...

Dorset Knob Throwing – 6 May 2018

Like Topsy, it grew and grew.  There’s something quintissentially British about “The Dorset Knob Throwing and Frome Valley Food Festival”.  It’s fun, zany and has become more and more and more popular.  Last year over 6,000 arrived which fully...
Locally Sourced Menus

Locally Sourced Menus

Dorset is a very lush and green landscape, and the soil is ripe for producing a wide variety of produce. That means that you’ll be spoilt for choice if you’re looking for organic and locally sourced food. At Fuller’s Earth you will be offered a variety of cereals...
Fun Days Out

Fun Days Out

Dorset is considered to be one of the greenest counties in the UK, and it’s easy to see why. If you’re looking to embrace nature and explore some incredibly beautiful routes and reserves, either on foot or by bike, there’s no better place to be. The Dorset Wildlife...
Take A Greener View!

Take A Greener View!

An opinion by Eco-Journalist Susie Donaldson Enjoy an Eco Friendly Break in Dorset More people than ever are concerned about the impact that their day to day activities, including their holidays, have on the environment. Luckily, your holiday in Dorset doesn’t have to...