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The Pig on the beach

Sea views, sea-foraged food, all packed within a dreamy country house in Studland. The Pig at the beach a the seaside escape with ALL the lux.

Forget a wet weekender in Skegness, and instead, maximise your seaside break by visiting Dorset’s The Pig on the beach.

This 23-bedroom country house comes complete with its own Kitchen Garden (so from garden to fork within hours of picking), glorious views across the sea, a beach hut and even its very own herd of sheep.

The Pig hotels are all known for comfy homely vibes, enhanced with luxury and this is definitely the case in Dorset. Here the beds so comfortable you’ll be hard-pressed to explore outside your room, and even come with plenty of local snacks (because championing local fare is the very heart of the hotel) that will keep you fed and watered in the process.

Visitors to the hotel have plenty of choices when it comes to selecting where they want to stay. With various types of rooms, including Cheap & Cheerful, Snug, Comfy, Comfy Luxe, Generous – each one comes with its own quirks, perks and all enjoy a view that’ll trump any picture postcard.

And for those who want a stay that’s completely unique, the hotel also has a number of external rooms and suites for those who want peace, quiet and something altogether more… quirky. Choose from Harry’s Hut or The Pig Hut – beautifully restored Shepherds Huts at the bottom of the garden. There’s also The Bothy – a converted dovecote – and The Lookout – both set away from the hotel with views over the Kitchen Garden.

So pack your beach towel, bring an appetite for fantastic local produce and enjoy your time by the sea.

Manor House, Manor Rd, Studland, Swanage BH19 3AU

01929 450288

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