Golden Acre, Dog Days in Dorset
The Jurassic coastline of Dorset is one the most beautiful areas of Britain offering a wide variety of walking including the dramatic South West Coast Path. Golden Acre Holiday bungalows offer a superb base for your holiday with pets welcome. A small, private chalet park it probably the most 'dog friendly' you will find. Situated on the slope of a valley leading to Eype beach (pronounced as in 'peep') which is a short stroll away. Please note that dogs are allowed on our beach 'all year round'.
Eype beach, which is Marine Conservation Society recommended, offers excellent for rambling with your dog, fossil hunting, geology and fishing. For anglers, deep sea and mackerel-boats sail from nearby West Bay, Lyme Regis and Weymouth but fishing straight from the coast can also provide an excellent catch.
The Jurassic Coast is world renowned offering a walk through time that includes the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous Periods of Earth’s history. The Dorset and East Devon Coast World Heritage Site which is England's first natural World Heritage Site, known as 'The Jurassic Coast' and includes 95 miles of stunning coastline from East Devon to Dorset, with rocks recording 185 million years of the Earth's history. Its World Heritage status ranks it alongside a select group of globally important natural sites such as The Great Barrier Reef and the Grand Canyon.
Eype itself is a pretty 'olde' English village believed to have been a smugglers haunt. An excellent pub, The New Inn, where dogs are also welcome, and hotel with a 'dog friendly' 'Smugglers' bar open to non-residents offer warm welcomes to visitors.
Golden Acre has no bars, clubs or swimming pools - just peace and quiet, lovely countryside and stunning walks. Each bungalow has a kitchen area with cooker, refrigerator, microwave, toaster and the usual cooking utensils. They also have electric heating (electricity is included in the price), LCD flat screen TV's with digital Freeview and Wi-Fi internet access. Duvets and pillows are provided however we ask that you bring your own bed linen, towels and tea towels. Each bungalow has a front door opening onto the garden area. The 'C' Types have patio doors from the living room. The landscaped grounds are open plan, laid mainly to lawn. Car parking is allocated and close to the bungalows. One Type B (2 Bedroom) bungalow has LIMITED disabled facilities.
Information for Walkers
As might be expected the Dorset coast and adjoining countryside offers walks to suit all abilities. The South West Coast Path is one of Britain’s finest National Trails offering wonderful views along the coast. The path is well signed and easy to follow though do be prepared for some ‘ups’ and ‘downs’ though the extra effort is always well rewarded with ever changing views.
Inland there are also many well signed public footpaths offering everything from short riverside rambles to more challenging full day walks. Circular walks are always popular and inland routes can be easily combined with a section of the coastal path perhaps including a stop for lunch at one of the local pubs.