If you tire of the hustle and bustle of millions of Londoners, you can re-charge your batteries in the rolling hills and breathtaking countryside of Dorset. At the Warmwell Holiday Lodges, you can purchase or rent an upscale home on the range, overlooking the cows and such.
I was surprised at the list of activities available here. They include:
• Walking tranquil woodland trails;
• Fishing the well stocked lakes;
• Biking or horseback riding;
• Playing golf;
• Spending the day on a snowflex ski slope or snowboarding;
• Swimming in an indoor pool;
• Dining; and
• Visiting the local pub (maybe this should have been first).
The Holiday Lodges themselves are blended beautifully into the surrounding landscapes, similar to the homes at Sea Ranch, about 175 miles north of San Francisco along the Pacific Coast, just south of Mendocino. Each offers an open, airy design with modern interiors.
W: Warmwell Leisure Resort.
A: Warmwell, Nr Weymouth, Dorset DT2 8JE, UK.
T: 01305 854725.