Down through hills, wild heaths and pine forests to Lulworth. Carole and John’s home is set back from the cove in a peaceful lane; artist and garden designer, their 1980s house is a creative treasure, inside and out.
Both the bedrooms are on the ground floor and one opens to its own terrace. Wake for a generous breakfast served upstairs in the open-plan living space – or outside on balmy days. It’s a half hour drive to the Square and Compass pub in Worth Matravers for fossils, real ale and homemade pasties.
Wander round a garden full of banana trees, ferns, deep borders and a pergola with scrambling abundant grape vines. Walk to the sea in 10 minutes or climb over the cliffs to secret Mupe Cove for an early morning swim. Lulworth Cove has various good places to eat out and you can walk there in a few minutes.