Fantastic Lodge Holidays in Dorset at Highlands End Holiday Park
Set on the clifftop high above the Jurassic Coast at Highlands End, many of our luxury holiday lodges have absolutely breath-taking coastal views as far as the eye can see. Perfectly positioned, just a few hundred metres from the coastal path, the 1, 2 and 3 bedroom holiday lodges are a perfect base to enjoy holidays all year round and explore the West Dorset countryside and 25 miles of UNESCO World Heritage coastline.
2018 update – we are awaiting an image but our two 1 bedroom lodges named Allington and Pebble have now been positioned on the bases you can see. They have glimpses of the countryside through the gaps on the sea view lodges. This is also the case for our new Colmers centre lounge two bedroom lodge which is proving very popular.
Peace and relaxation
From the fishing village of West Bay with its golden sandstone cliffs and harbourside eateries, right down to the Isle of Portland with its rocky outcrops and iconic lighthouse, the views are perfect to enjoy from your very own private decking, with double doors opening up from the open plan sitting room, dining area and kitchen.
Make the most of alfresco dining and enjoy a glass of wine out on the decking as the sun sets. As day turns to night, prepare to be amazed by the night skies in this part of Dorset. As the twinkling lights shine from West Bay harbour, so does the canvas of stars above and with the lodges facing south and east, you can even see the milky way with your own eye from March to October. As well as being set on the UNESCO World Heritage Jurassic Coast, which ranks the area alongside the Grand Canyon and Great Barrier Reef, the Park is also set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the holiday lodges provide the perfect base to discover the unique beauty of this location.
Things to Do
While it would be great to relax and enjoy the views for your entire holiday, there is plenty to see and do that can’t be missed! The holiday lodges, some of which are dog friendly, are just a short walk from the South West Coast Path. There are fantastic walks west to Eype Beach and the clifftops of Thorncombe Beacon and Golden Cap with incredible views over 99 miles of Dorset and Devon coastline; or east to Burton Bradstock and West Bay, which you may recognise from the ITV drama Broadchurch.
One of the best things about going on holiday is finding a great selection of places to eat, drink and indulge! There are some highly recommended pubs, restaurants and cafes nearby, many specialising in freshly-caught fish, straight from Lyme Bay. Others focus on a range of local award-winning produce made across Dorset, including Palmer’s Ales, Dorset Tea and Purbeck Ice Cream – Dorset has some of the finest food and drink in the country.
No matter what your interests, you are sure to find local attractions to your liking – great places to create memories with friends, family or partners. The variety of attractions on offer in Dorset is huge, including stately homes and gardens, intriguing museums, family-friendly attractions, shopping for hidden gems and a whole range of events including music festivals, food festivals, carnivals and even a hat festival!
A look inside
As you arrive at your holiday lodge, you will love the spacious living area, luxury touches and modern design. It really is a place to feel at home and enjoy some time out with loved ones. The layout and space provides a haven for relaxation and makes the most of precious moments. Each lodge is totally unique with its own style and feel, nicely complimenting the unique coastal location and far-reaching views. You will find a fully-fitted kitchen including a dishwasher, hob, oven, fridge/freezer and all the cooking equipment, crockery and cutlery you will need.
Each lodge features a double bedroom with en-suite and further twin bedrooms and shared bathroom in the 2 and 3 bedroom holiday homes. There is allocated car parking right next to your lodge and further parking for guests just round the corner.
While it can be great to get away from every day life while on holiday, for those that need to keep in touch, wifi is included free of charge. Venture just a few steps from your holiday lodge and you will be at the exclusive Highlands End Leisure Club. Complimentary passes are included with the lodges, where you can use the invigorating and luxury facilities including a 25 metre indoor heated swimming pool, a brand new sauna, as well as a steam room. After a day spent exploring the coast path, this is the perfect place to relax and recharge. Highlands End has a range of facilities to help you relax and enjoy your holiday. Grab a pint of milk and the morning paper from the Park Shop and Reception, just a short stroll away.
Open daily from February to November, Martin’s Bar & Restaurant is a place to eat like no other! Enjoy delicious meals including breakfast, lunch and dinner homecooked using local produce, while exploring the unique and incredible collection of fire engine service memorabilia, built up over a number of decades by Martin Cox, part of the family that have owned Highlands End and now its 4 sister parks since 1970.
The collection is one of the most important and largest private collections in the UK and even includes a 1902 Merryweather horse-drawn steam engine and a 1936 Leyland Fire Engine on display. Also in the Restaurant you will find a selection of locally made drinks including Palmer’s Ales, Dorset Nectar Cider, Lyme Bay Winery, Conker Gin and Black Cow Vodka. There is a spacious beer garden, the bar is dog-friendly, there are pool tables and board games to enjoy and entertainment including live sport throughout the season and live music at peak times – visit the website.
- Open all year round – including Christmas and New Year
- Short Breaks available – 3 and 4 nights
- Half Price Holiday – stay for a week before the end of September and get a half price holiday during select dates in October, November and December (T&Cs apply)
- Book before the 30th November for the following year and receive a complimentary £25 voucher for Martin’s Bar & Restaurant
- Arrival days of Friday, Saturday or Monday
- Check in from 4pm, check out at 10am
- 1, 2 or 3 bedroom lodges available
- Max of 2 dogs in designated dog-friendly lodges – £40 per dog per week / £30 per dog per short break