New for 2020

Learn to fly a drone on the Dorset Coast Holiday

Man operating a drone with remote control. Dark silhouette against colorful sunset. Soft focus.
Duration: 4 nights
Interests: Photography Holidays
from £1,299pp £1,249pp

If you have never flown a drone before, and are interested in seeing the world from a new perspective, these holidays are for you. Over the course of the holiday, learn everything you need to know, to fly like a pro, and film like a pro, from expert, commercially-qualified drone pilots. With an emphasis on practical flying tuition, at hand-picked locations in Dorset and the Lake District, you will learn how to fly a drone safely and effectively, and how to capture spectacular images and video that will delight friends and family. There is no need to own a drone to come on these holidays. We provide best-in-class DJI drones, spare batteries, filters to get the most out of the camera, and everything else you need. We even have a waterproof drone we can fly if it rains. Or bring your own drone and our expert HF Holidays’ leaders will help you to get the best out of it. During the holiday, you will be given thorough tuition on the legislation around drones, and what the future of drones looks like: from delivering vital health supplies in Africa, to helping with Search and Rescue in the UK. You will see that once you understand the legislation, as a responsible drone pilot, there are literally 100,000s of spectacular places around the UK that you can fly a drone.

Holiday Highlights

  • Gain amazing views of stunning landscapes
  • For absolute beginners or those with limited experience
  • Try something totally different
  • We provide everything you need including best-in-class DJI drones. Or bring your own drone, and learn how to get the best from it
  • On most holidays we'll spend the majority of the day outdoors, either exploring by mini-coach or on foot
  • There will be informative daily talks from your HF Holidays’s leader on the legislation, future developments of drones

What’s included

  • High-quality Full Board en-suite accommodation and excellent food in our country house
  • Guidance and tuition from a knowledgeable HF Holidays Leader, to ensure you get the most from your holiday
  • All essential transport to photography locations, via mini-coach or other modes of transport (e.g. boat)

Trip Notes

Trip notes are detailed, downloadable PDFs for each holiday.

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You're welcome to check-in to your room from 2:30 p.m. onwards (upgraded rooms from 1 p.m.) Please join us for afternoon tea.


You'll enjoy trying your hand at flying one of our drones every day.  Our low ratio of one tutor and drone to every 4 guests means you have plenty of opportunity to learn with practical hands on experience.  There will also be daily talks on different aspects of drone usage and development.

Where we fly will be dependent on the weather.


Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before making your way home. 


West Lulworth House

Set just 200 yards from the sea, West Lulworth House has a highly coveted location just above the lake-still expanse of Lulworth Cove on Dorset’s iconic Jurassic Coast. Built in 1881 by the then Mayor of Weymouth, it has been perennially popular with walkers, twitchers and fossil hunters. As well as 22 delightful bedrooms, there’s a south facing garden and elevated terrace with cracking views, an outdoor heated pool and a pair of lovely lounges, perfect for a relaxing walking holiday exploring the Jurassic Coast. Step out the front door and on to the coast path. To the west lies Middle Beach and the picture perfect Durdle Door, with its massive rock arch and gently sloping beach. East lie the beaches of Mupe Bay and Arish Mell. But you’re here for the walking and what adventure you’ll have on the coast path or exploring the interior. Then there’s Lulworth Castle and the famous ruins of Corfe Castle standing guard over the Purbeck Hills to explore.

 

Rooms

Tea & coffee-making facilities, TV, Hairdryer, Toiletries, Wi-Fi

Stay in one of the main building’s bright, beautifully presented rooms or in the adjoining cottage. With 22 bedrooms, West Lulworth House has plenty of space and there’s a range of Good, Better and Best Rooms to choose from: each room has an airy feel and the same cosy style. Opt though for Room 3 on the first floor of the main house for its weathered, pastel-painted wood panels and the lovely view looking over the cove, or squirrel yourself away in Room 22 in the cottage to the side of the main house for a large room with more sumptuous views to soak up.

All ‘Good’ rooms are ensuite and furnished to a high standard. There are also several ‘Better’ and ‘Best’ Rooms that are either larger or have a desirable view, a more luxurious mattress, larger television, enhanced toiletries and a fluffy bathrobe & slippers – upgrade your stay for just an extra £15-20 per person per night. You can choose a specific room for an extra £30 per room, subject to availability. Upgrade supplements still apply.

Facilities

Free Wi-Fi, boot room and drying room, attractive garden, outdoor swimming pool, multi-purpose activity room, lounge, library and board games to borrow

After a day walking on the Dorset Coast or hunting for fossils, come back to the house and its specially tailored walkers’ facilities. Relax by sitting in the sunny south facing gardens or take a table on the terrace with matchless views of the cove below. Slip in to the heated outdoor pool then surface in time to retire to the cosy lounge and its squishy sofas and seafaring decorations to read up on the area or the attractive bar with its pretty tiled insets for a sundowner.

Food & Drink

As at all our country houses, holidays are full board, from afternoon tea served as a welcome treat through that evening’s meal to a hearty breakfast on the day of departure. Lunch is a chance to stock up on our famous picnic snacks. Food at West Lulworth House is hearty and has a strong emphasis on ingredients from the area and seasonal produce. Once a week the dining room hosts a Local Food Night, when, over a sociable evening, you might tuck in to flavours such as Dorset blue Vinney, pork fillet with Purbeck Cider and apple sauce and New Forest wild mushroom tagliatelle. Settle in under the large roof lantern or beside the panoramic double doors to dine in style – if the sun’s out they’ll even throw the doors open to let the outside in.

Accessibility

For accessibility and assistance information, please contact our expert team on 020 3974 8865

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Getting to West Lulworth House

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What to Bring

You will be outdoors for the majority of this holiday, walking up to one mile each day. Please be sure to bring suitable outdoor clothing, sturdy boots and waterproofs to contend with our changeable British weather!

Guest Reviews

All holidays are subject to availability and prices are subject to change.
Non-member associate fee: £10 per person.

Holiday Prices

Date (Start - End) Version Price Status Trip Notes Book
2020
22 Jun - 26 Jun Drone Photography £1,299 £1,249 Save £50 Per Person Book Now
Duration:
4 nights
Interests:
Photography Holidays

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New for 2020

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