Short stay: Hood’s, Salwayash, Dorset, UK By Michael Edwards on Mar 20, 2023 in Accommodation, Europe, Featured, Regions, United Kingdom, Vacation Rentals, Western Europe
Hood’s offers some of the best self-catering accommodation in Dorset. To turn off the road to Bridport, grass growing on a lane made for horse carts, is to step out of frenetic modern life into a blissful rural retreat.
That track, yellow primroses flowering on a sunny bank, hedgerows laced with holly and ivy, leads to Kingsland Farm. Hood’s and sister property Loaf are literally Dorset Hideaways.
Dorset Hideaways is a large collection of luxury holiday properties, often dog-friendly, scattered throughout one of Britain’s most scenic counties.
From Hood’s, a panoramic window looks out over sheep-dotted Marshwood Vale and onto Colmer’s Hill. This view has echoes of Thomas Hardy’s Wessex. A rural landscape where Hardy’s characters, such as Jude and Tess, trudged
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