We regularly blog about the lifestyle benefits of living in coastal Poole, Dorset. The summer has been spectacular this year and local home owners are relishing every moment of living by the sea.
Little did we realise that the recent opening of The Pig on the Beach would create yet more reasons to celebrate this beautiful part of Dorset.
Local Canford Cliffs and Sandbanks residents often make the short ferry journey across Poole Harbour to Studland. Hiking up to Old Harry Rocks, riding at Studland Stables and visiting the beaches have always been reason enough. Now the Pig beckons too and what an enchanting place it is, an enticing destination for sundowners at the hotel’s outside bar or lunch on the terrace overlooking the sea.
Stay a while and take time to find the kitchen garden resplendent with lush greens and beans, ripe for the lunch table.
For special occasions there is the lovely Round House, located in the grounds beyond the main hotel. A theatrical private dining house with a thatched roof and windows looking out onto Old Harry Rocks, it promises celebrations with style.
This hotel is possibly one of the most charming and eccentric to be found in Dorset today. Once the holiday home of the Bankes family in the 19th century, it has been restored and reinvented for the enjoyment of all – visitors and locals alike. You can read more about this Pig in Fiona Duncan’s review in the Telegraph.
Not a bad choice of place to stay whilst you are searching for that perfect Dorset holiday home either! It certainly gets our vote.