Apologies if you were expecting some sort of new erogenous zone that you’d been missing out on all these years. Unfortunately Ladies and Gents, the H Spot is not the new G spot but I have found an amazing new (H)oliday spot!
You often hear of people returning to the same holiday destination each year. I’ve never quite understood this concept given its a big world out there, so many places to see and different things to do.
However I stand corrected as I’ve found my UK H Spot and it’s ….The Isle of Purbeck, Dorset.
We’ve just got back from a lovely week spent on the Isle of Purbeck. We, being my son and my parents – ticking another off the “who do you holiday with, as a Single Parent?” list.
We stayed in a village called Corfe Castle in a gorgeous cottage that you could fit my house into 3 times over! It was a last-minute find, so slightly bigger than we needed but gave us the added bonus of a room each. The extra space also meant for a whole week I wasn’t conscious of my dulcet tone being heard by neighbours as I have those constant debates that take place with a 3-year-old to get the simplest of things done.
So, what made this my H spot?
1) Location, location, location – it was a 2.5/3 hour drive from where we live (Hertfordshire). It didn’t feel far, given my parents live a similar distance away and for work I sometimes drive the same distance but there and back in a day! So to find this gorgeous place in the same distance made it feel very accessible.
2) Things to do – there are so many great places to visit and all right on your doorstep once you get there. I think the maximum we drove once we were there was about 15 mins. We managed to squeeze all of the following into our one week trip; Monkey World, Swanage via Steam Train, Studland Bay, Brownsea Island, Poole Quay, Wareham River Cruise and not forgetting Corfe Castle itself. Some of these I will probably feature in another post, rather than make this one like a version of war and peace!
3) Setting – Ok, call me old but the beautiful countryside and the great beaches completely won me over. I have flashbacks to my childhood as I write this, with childhood journey’s and my mum saying “oh, look at that view” and me in the back thinking “yeah, whatever mum, can I get back to listening to Bros (or whoever it was back then!)” But I can genuinely hand on heart say it was lovely driving around the area. The beaches are a big plus for the little ones too. All of the beaches we visited, you could walk out quite some way and it would only be knee height.
4) The locals – everyone was so friendly, the people I dealt with booking the accommodation, the various attraction staff, the bar/restaurant staff, the people in the village. They made us feel so welcome and always seemed happy to help.
5) The food – they say the way to every man’s heart is through his stomach, well I’d say the same rings true for some women! Lots of lovely seafood on offer and I have to give a shout out at this point to one of the pub’s in Corfe Castle – The Greyhound. A really great pub, with delicious food, great staff and a nice beer garden overlooking the castle. I think we dropped by almost every day. Hey, it was rude not to, we were on holiday after all.
Now for a Top Tip!
I’d give one piece of advice to anyone who fancies doing the same…Join the National Trust! Yeah, ok, another first, I never thought I’d hear myself say that, but so many of the attractions in the area are run by The National Trust and that mean’s free entry and parking if you are a member. It made me think if these places were so lovely, some of their other attractions in the UK might well be worth a visit too. So, note to self, I need to join, given I’ll definitely be going back!
So, if you are looking for your H spot, this may just help guide you to that special place! And hey, if it doesn’t rock your boat, then let me know where does, it would be great to hear from you.