SPECIAL OFFER!
7 Night Luxury
English Cottage Vacation
May 13th - 20th 2024

Book May 13th - 20th today and receive 10% OFF of your completely inclusive vacation!

For up to 6 guests, choose from our 7 Night Set Itineraries or our Flagship Tailor-made Experience

Prices and Package Option details Below:

SUBMIT YOUR DETAILS TO LAURA AND NATHAN TO SECURE THESE DATES:

WHAT'S INCLUDED:

Everything! You won't even need to bring a dime with you! But lets take look.....

  • All food and beverages and your own private chef, Laura
  • All excursions, tickets, activities and itinerary planning
  • Your private driver, Nathan with luxury car including transfers
  • In house spa treatments
  • Dining out experience
  • Accommodation and extensive amenities
  • Special events and special requests

BOOKING PROCEDURE:

Complete the form above to register your interest and Nathan and Laura will respond personally to confirm your quote

and provide you with your booking form and further booking details.

PACKAGE OPTIONS and PRICES:

**Prices are TOTAL for your entire 7 night stay WITH 10% OFF!

Flagship Tailor - Made Experience

2 People - $ 15,660.00 USD / $ 20,340.00 CAD

4 People - $ 26.352.00 USD / $ 34,254.00 CAD

6 People - $ 32,400.00 USD / $42,120.00 CAD

Sightseeing and Family, 7 Night Set Itineraries

2 People - $ 14,310.00 USD / $ 18,603.00 CAD

4 People - $ 21,780.00 USD / $ 28,314.00 CAD

6 People - $ 26.730.00 USD / $34,830.00 CAD

Walking & Hiking - 7 Night Set Itinerary

2 People - $ 12,276.00 USD / $ 15,948.00 CAD

4 People - $ 17.8200.00 USD / $ 23,166.00 CAD

6 People - $ 20,790.00 USD / $27,000.00 CAD

* Further concessions are available per child. Please enquire.

FLAGSHIP, TAILOR - MADE EXPERIENCE

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Exclusive, Whole Cottage Bookings
Groups of 2-6 guests

Our pioneering package, and consistently the guest-favourite! Designed around your every wish, this tailor-made, all-inclusive VIP experience prioritises your utmost satisfaction.

 

With unmatched personal care at its core, without fail all past guests echo its excellence in their glowing reviews!

Through our comprehensive DISCOVERY PROCESS, we curate an itinerary tailored to every guest's preferences and desires. From dietary needs to special requests, we've got you covered. Our mission?

An authentic English experience where your sole focus is to revel in unparalleled leisure and enjoyment!

7 NIGHT, SET ITINERARY  EXPERIENCES

Exclusive, Whole Cottage Bookings
Groups of 2 -6 guests



SIGHTSEEING
ITINERARY

Rest easy knowing your all-inclusive vacation encompasses fully tailor-made menus, exciting excursions with a personal chauffeur in a luxury vehicle, opulent accommodations, premium amenities, in-house spa treatments, exclusive dining experiences, and so much more - all seamlessly integrated into your chosen package!

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If you love English culture, history, quintessential English villages and Towns - this package is for you!

DAY 1
(Arrival)

Arrive at the airport or we’ll meet you at a London hotel; no matter the time, we will be there waiting for you and ready to begin the relaxing journey to Well Cottage with a refreshing glass of champagne and a selection of canapes – only the best way to start your luxurious vacation!


Settle in to the cottage with a cup of tea (or something a little stronger!), unpack and get over the jet lag by sitting in the garden and listening to the birds sing or going for a countryside walk. Look forward to your first delicious evening meal prepared by your personal chef Laura!

DAY 2
(A day in Sherborne)

The old market town of Sherborne is truly a wonderful little place and it is great to visit on your first day after a nice relaxing breakfast. We will head straight for the top of Cheap Street and you can wander down through the high street enjoying all the local independent shops, ending up at the beautiful abbey for a visit. Nathan will then transport you over to the 'new' 16th century castle for your timed guided tour of the private home. Once your interior tour is complete, a nice lunch picnic in the gardens will be waiting for you before moving across the lake to the original 12th century castle to explore this site.

DAY 3
(Corfe Castle & Kingston Lacy)

Enjoy the relaxing 45 minute journey through the scenic Dorset countryside until we reach the 1000 year old Corfe Castle, which was once a royal residence.

 

The village that the now ruined castle overlooks is very charming and a great place to get a cream tea or enjoy a ride on the vintage steam train.

 

After lunch on the way back to the cottage we will visit Kingston Lacy, an elegant 17th century Italian inspired country mansion set amidst formal and mature gardens.

DAY 4
(The Roman City of Bath)

Let’s head for the beautiful Roman-built city of Bath today for a full day of exploring!

 

After the 1 hour trip through the gorgeous counties of Wiltshire and Somerset, we will arrive in time to visit the Royal Crescent, Great Pulteney Street, Pulteney Bridge including the weir, The Circus, Bath Abbey and of course the Roman Baths museum including the old pump room.

 

Once you have completed your checklist of things to do, we will head home for another wonderful cocktail hour and/or a delicious cream tea!

DAY 5
(Local area & Stonehenge)

No visit to the Dorset countryside would be complete without a day closer to home to enjoy our local area and amenities.
Start off the day with your complimentary spa treatment after breakfast. Then there are endless walks to take advantage of so pop on the Wellies that we provide and follow the footpath signs across the fields. After lunch visit our local town of Shaftesbury before heading up to the mysterious Stonehenge for an afternoon/evening visit. This is a great day to stop off at an inn on the way home and take advantage of your complimentary traditional pub meal!

DAY  6
(The Cotswolds)

Today we will head for the southern tip of The Cotswolds, a beautiful area known for its honey coloured limestone buildings and slate roofs.

Our first stop will be one of the most picturesque villages in England, Castle Combe. We will arrive in the morning for a wander through the streets and over the river bridge.

We will then visit Lacock, the home of photography where the first negative was produced! We can do a picnic lunch on arrival before a stroll around the village thinking about all the movies and TV shows that have been filmed here, finishing up in the historic abbey and the photography museum.

DAY 7
(Jurassic Coast & Thomas Hardy's Cottage)

The Jurassic Coast is also a world heritage site and stretches for over 100 miles of coastline. Now of course we can’t show you every mile but we can show you a lot of it!

After a 45 minute journey through the breathtaking countryside, we will start at Durdle Door and move on to Lulworth Cove & village. Then we will embark on a stunning coastal road drive for 1 hour to West Bay for some traditional fish 'n chips before heading home and stopping off at Thomas Hardy’s cottage - the place where he was born and raised and gained his inspiration for some of his enduring best selling novels.

DAY 8
(Departure)

It’s time to start reminiscing on the good times spent at Well Cottage!

 

We will ensure that you’re well fed before Nathan delivers you in executive comfort either to your chosen airport or your hotel in London, before saying our heartfelt goodbyes.

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WALKING/HIKING
ITINERARY

Our Hiking/Walking Set Itinerary Package is based on our own passion for walking the beautiful local area and we want to share it with you! We have put together a list of our favourite walks as part of a brand new package.

 

Like all of our other packages, it still includes all of the luxury attributes our other packages offer, such as our outstanding 24/7 VIP service, a full spectrum of gourmet meals prepared by your own resident chef plus your choice of drinks, luxurious cottage accommodation, incredible excursions with a dedicated chauffeur/guide in a luxury vehicle. And this package is priced at our best value yet!

If you love countryside ambles, stunning views and quintessential English villages - this package is for you!

DAY 1
(Arrival)

Welcome! We’ll collect you from the airport or from your London hotel; no matter the time, we will be there waiting for you. Nathan is your dedicated chauffeur throughout your vacation with us.

Begin the relaxing journey to Well Cottage with a refreshing glass of champagne and a selection of canapes – what better way to start your luxurious vacation?!

Settle in to the cottage with a lovely cup of tea (or something a little stronger!), unpack and relax – sit in the garden serenaded by birds, or go out to stretch your legs on a short walk.

Work up an appetite and look forward to your first delicious evening meal prepared by your very own personal gourmet chef, Laura!

DAY 2
(Thomas Hardy Country)

Explore the Cranborne Chase, a designated 'Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty', once frequented by novelist Thomas Hardy. Many sites, including the nearby Saxon town of Shaftesbury, appear in his works. Fancy visiting Hardy's birthplace? We can arrange that!

Choose walks ranging from 1 to 10 miles, starting at the cottage or elsewhere. Nathan's at your service for drop-offs, pickups, and even delivering a packed lunch, or use our provided backpacks. Fancy a pub stop during your walk? Go for it!

Upon return, savor whisky by a warm fire, enjoy board games, or delve into a good book - 'Tess of the d’Urbervilles', perhaps?!

DAY 3
(Stourhead Estate)

After a leisurely breakfast, we’ll make the short trip to the enchanting Stourhead House & Gardens. This is a huge estate spanning 2,650 acres over chalk downs, ancient woodland and farmland which is now owned by the National Trust.

There is a wonderful walk where you can begin at the house and then head up to King Alfred’s Tower, passing the source of the river Stour on the way before finishing at the magnificent gardens.

If you still have the legs and/or the energy, you can circumnavigate the lake but if you don’t – how about a refreshing drink in a traditional English pub instead – The Spread Eagle Inn is a fabulous spot!

DAY 4
(Slower Day, if you wish!)

You can start off the day with your complimentary spa treatment after breakfast before heading out and about.

A well deserved rest to either relax at the cottage and get stuck into a book, or how about venturing off out to one of our set itinerary excursions like Stonehenge, Sherborne, the Roman-built city of Bath, or Wells - England's smallest city!

If you do want to continue hiking, we have an abundance of gorgeous public footpaths in the area. We would recommend somewhere like Ashmore Woods or Win Green on the Cranborne Chase. The landscape is simply breathtaking!

DAY 5
(Jurassic Coast)

A spectacular day awaits as we head for this world-famous, 185-million-year-old coastline. The Jurassic Coast is the first natural World Heritage site in the UK. Today, you will be walking on the south west coastal path. This is England’s longest marked trail, stretching for 630 miles from north Somerset all the way around Land’s end and then up the south coast, to Poole in Dorset.

Walk as little or as much as you would like today (and every day). Nathan is always available to fetch and carry at your whim!

There are pubs en route and Nathan can also meet you for lunch. You can choose to amble out and back, or take a linear route where Nathan drops you off at point A and picks you up at point B. 

DAY  6
(A Day Closer to the Cottage)

After yesterday’s rolling headlands and beaches, another well deserved break for the legs may be in order… But of course if you still want to get out and explore, we have plenty of fabulous suggestions for you!

Like day 4, the Cranborne Chase offers unlimited hiking opportunities. Or how about something like Hambledon Hill, which is a fascinating Iron Age hill fort just a few miles south of the cottage, where you can enjoy breathtaking 360 degree views from the top.

Of course, if you want to take a break from your hiking boots, you can visit somewhere local like our beautiful Saxon town of Shaftesbury, or the atmospheric 14th-century Old Wardour Castle.

DAY 7
(The Purbeck Ridgeway)

Starting off at Studland beach, you will hike up towards Old Harry Rocks where you’ll be able to see the Isle of Wight before turning inland towards the ridgeway. The Isle of Purbeck ridgeway offers tremendous views over the area; although not actually an island, it gets its name from the low-lying land that often flooded once upon a time.

You will arrive at the pretty little village of Corfe Castle, the name taken from the 11th-century fortress ruins that overlooks the village. Built by William the Conqueror circa 1066, it was destroyed during the English civil war in the 1600s. Fun fact: Many of the village buildings were actually constructed using stone masonry from the ruined castle!

DAY 8
(Departure)

Unfortunately, your stay with us is coming to an end and it’s time to start reminiscing about all the good times spent at Well Cottage!

 

It is your last breakfast with us – but don’t worry, Laura will ensure you are leaving well fed! Nathan will deliver you to your final destination safely and in good time, whether you’re heading for the airport or to a London hotel.

 

We will say our heartfelt goodbyes, wish you a safe onward trip and hope to host you again in the not-too-distant future!


FAMILY
ITINERARY

English Cottage Vacation warmly welcomes families to the idyllic Well Cottage, nestled in the heart of the Dorset countryside.  Designed to accommodate up to six guests comfortably, our family package offers a perfect blend of luxury, comfort, and adventure, making it an ideal choice for families with youngsters seeking a memorable escape.

 

The cottage itself is a haven of tranquility and charm, with spacious rooms and cozy nooks that invite moments of connection and relaxation.  Here, families can gather around the fireplace for storytelling, enjoy meals prepared by our personal chef, Laura, or explore the enchanting gardens that surround the property.

Beyond the comforts of Well Cottage, Dorset's natural beauty and rich history provide a playground for exploration and discovery.

Families can embark on guided tours to uncover hidden gems, from majestic castles to breath-taking coastal paths, ensuring that every day is filled with new adventures.  Whether it's cycling through rolling hills, picnicking in picturesque spots handpicked by Nathan, or delving into local traditions, the family package at English Cottage Vacation offers a unique opportunity to bond, explore, and create lasting memories in the stunning English countryside.

If you love child friendly, educational, action packed days and quintessential England - this package is for you!

DAY 1
(Arrival)

Arrive at the airport or we’ll meet you at a London hotel; no matter the time, we will be there waiting for you and ready to begin the relaxing journey to Well Cottage with a refreshing glass of champagne and a selection of canapes – only the best way to start your luxurious vacation!
Settle in to the cottage with a cup of tea (or something a little stronger) and unpack while the children explore the garden and play on the swing. Look forward to your first delicious evening meal prepared by your personal chef Laura

DAY 2
(A day at the seaside)

Heading for the Jurassic Coast is the perfect way to begin the week with children. Our first stop will be The Durdle Door where the kids will love walking down to see the famous archway and going those extra few steps down to the beach to dip their feet in the water. Lulworth Cove will provide the first ice cream of the week and a chance to pick up some dinosaur souvenirs before heading to the seaside town of Weymouth after lunch for some fish n chips, a sandy beach, amusement arcades, mini golf and even an aquarium.

DAY 3
(Longleat Estate & Safari Park)

This is an action packed, full family day which provides something for all ages. The day can start with a tour through the Safari Park- look out for animals such as the big cats, rhinos, an elephant, giraffes, zebras and many more including the infamous monkey enclosure. Before lunch in the gardens there will be time for a visit to one of the animal enclosures on foot like the Koala’s or the Meerkats. Lunch will be followed by a timed entry into the house for a tour and then there may be time for either a boat trip to feed the sea lions or a chance to ‘get lost’ in the great hedge maze.

DAY 4
(The Roman City of Bath)

Today let’s head for the beautiful Roman city of Bath for a full day of exploring.

After a beautiful trip through the counties of Wiltshire and Somerset we will arrive in Bath with time to visit the Royal Crescent, Great Pulteney Street, Pulteney Bridge including the weir, The Circus, Bath Abbey and of course the Roman Baths museum including the old Pump room.

If the kids, or the kid in you, is still full of energy, Victoria Park boasts a fantastic place for a lawn picnic, glass of wine while the kids play. The gardens are magnificent and the Botanical gardens are a pleasant stroll with lots of places for hide and seek!

DAY 5
(A day closer to the cottage)

No visit to the Dorset countryside would not be complete without a day closer to home to enjoy our local area, the garden, our games and amenities.
Start off the day with your complimentary spa treatment after breakfast while the children do a puzzle or play croquet.
There are endless countryside walks to take advantage of so pop on the wellies that we provide and follow the footpath signs across the fields. A visit to Stonehenge in the afternoon can be enjoyed before stopping off at a pub on the way home for some good old ‘pub grub’

DAY  6
(Wookey Hole Caves & Wells)

An exciting attraction for the whole family is Wookey Hole Caves. After a beautiful drive through the Somerset countryside we will arrive in time for your timed guided tour of the caves. Make sure you dress appropriately as the caves will be cool and damp! There are few other fun things to do in the old paper mill like a circus show, a theatre, a mirror maze and a museum. For lunch we can head for the smallest city in England- Wells. The lawn in front of the magnificent cathedral is the perfect spot for an English picnic before exploring this beautiful ‘little’ city.

DAY 7
(Corfe Castle & Studland Bay)

The beautiful little village of Corfe Castle is named after the ruined castle that stands high above the village. The younger generation will love making their way right to the top of the hill to enjoy the views, can you spot the steam train from up here? After a walk around the village and a delicious picnic lunch how about a ride on the steam train down to the seaside town of Swanage where an ice cream can be waiting for you. We will then head to a beautiful untouched beach at Studland, look out for the Isle of Wight before heading back to Well Cottage to enjoy the garden.

DAY 8
(Departure Day)

It’s time to start reminiscing on the good times spent at Well Cottage. We will ensure you’re well fed before Nathan delivers you to, either your chosen airport, or your hotel in London before saying our heartfelt goodbyes.

*Please note: All excursions are subject to availability and in the event that any of our excursions are unavailable on any of our dates it will be replaced with an equivalent experience.

* Please note: While all excursions are planned with care, availability may vary. Should any activity be unavailable during your stay, rest assured it will be substituted with an equally delightful experience.

The Ultimate Luxury Escape

The Only All-Inclusive Experience Of Its Kind
Exclusive ~ Private ~ Tailor-made

Step into the enchanting realm of Dorset with English Cottage Vacation, where modern opulence meets timeless tradition. Nestled amidst serene landscapes, our exquisite 18th-century thatched cottage will take your breath away! Every detail is meticulously crafted for you.

 

From unparalleled luxury to thoughtful extras, we're dedicated to curating an experience that's as unique as you are.  Dive into an English idyll and create memories that will last a lifetime!

English Cottage Vacation offers an all-inclusive service like no other.

 

Tailor-made to your desires, this VIP experience redefines luxury with its meticulous attention to detail. Revel in the royal treatment, from personalised gourmet meals to chauffered excursions, all orchestrated seamlessly by your dedicated hosts, Laura & Nathan.

 

They will ensure that your every whim is met, leaving you free to indulge, relax and discover!

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