Hardy’s Dorset

TheBigForestBlogHardyCottage1Last week we took advantage of the hot weather, threw a few things in the camper van and headed for Dorset. Look out for the ‘what we did on our holidays’ posts over the coming weeks as we want to share with you the joys of countryside walking, odd antique shops, fantastic meals with a view of the sea and picture post card England.

Here is the cottage where the author and poet Thomas Hardy was born in 1840 at Higher Bockhampton just outside Dorchester. Its owned by the National Trust the cottage garden is stunning, a lazy mix of peonies, fox gloves and roses. The cottage was idyllic in the summer heat after a walk though the cool woods and once home we rummaged through the bookcase so we could re-read ‘Under the Greenwood Tree’. TheBigForestBlogHardyCottage2TheBigForestBlogHardyCottage6TheBigForestBlogHardyCottage3TheBigForestBlogHardyCottage7TheBigForestBlogHardyCottage4TheBigForestBlogHardyCottage5

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TheBigForest. A silly artist maker creating in felt and paper construction. Like us on Facebook: TheBigForest. Find us at Twitter : twitter/TheBigForestuk


  1. Gorgeous, both inside and out! I love Dorset.

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