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Dorset

A rural and picturesque county in the south of England, Dorset is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with a timeless charm, pretty villages, country lanes and a fabulous stretch of 200 million year-old coastline known as The Jurassic Coast.

In fact The Jurassic Coast has been designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO due to its ancient geology and is of course a great place for wonderful views over the English Channel and cliff-top walks.

Dorset has wonderful walking country which is a great way to appreciate the unspoilt beauty of this region, or you could maybe take to the quiet country roads and off road cycle ways. It’s a place to kick back and relax with lots of traditional country pubs and fine restaurants to discover.

The seaside towns of Bournemouth and Weymouth come highly recommended with lovely beaches and plenty of fresh sea air. You can reach the beach at Swanage via the heritage railway; it’s one of the best ways to soak up your surrounds and ensure complete relaxation. With stops at Corfe Castle and the small sleepy oasis of Harman''s Cross, it’s also one of the best ways to get a unique perspective of Dorset’s many attractions, and a true feel for its unspoiled beauty.

Also of note is Brownsea Island which offers a number of attractions for visitors, including lush woodland, an indigenous red squirrel population and a 16th century castle. For a great family day out visit Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre at Wareham where you’ll find over 250 rescued monkeys and apes providing plenty of entertainment and education.

Dorset is renowned for its varied landscape and is suitable for all sorts of different holidays. Its long coastline is a perfect for cliff top walks and stunning sea views and the region’s beaches are ideal for families who simply want to unwind on the sand or get active with surfing and sailing readily available; along with some expert tuition for those who fancy getting their feet wet! Then again, if you just want somewhere to relax and soak up the beautiful English countryside, you’ll be equally well served by what a cottage holiday in Dorset has to offer.

Take a look at our selection of holiday cottages in Dorset.
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  • Swiss Cottage

    Chideock, nr. Bridport

    Grade
    7
    4
    2
    2
    Ref: DYF


    This charming, spacious, Grade II listed, thatched, detached cottage is set in the delightful village of Chideock. Between Lyme Regis and Bridport, and a short walk from the beach at Seatown and the scenic World Heritage Jurassic Coast, this is an ideal holiday base. Enjoy superb coastal walking, with breathtaking views from Golden Cap, fishing, swimming and fossil hunting, or explore Lyme Regis with its Cobb, harbour and quaint shops, and many other attractions nearby. Shop and pub 400 yards.

    Living room with open fire. Dining room. Well-equipped kitchen. Sun room. Double bedroom with 6ft zip and link bed (can form two singles on request). Shower room and toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: Large double bedroom with 5ft bed. Twin bedroom. Single bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Open fire - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Four digital TVs
    • DVD
    • Radio/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Telephone-incoming and emergency calls only
    • Small cottage garden with gazebo and furniture; enclosed patio
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities
    • NB: There is a securely covered well at the property

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  • Keepers Cottage

    East Burton, nr. Wareham

    Grade
    7
    3
    0
    3
    Ref: 30451


    Keepers Cottage is located close to the railway line and this characterful, mid-terraced cottage dates back to the 1800s. It is surrounded by rural countryside and is just a short drive to the Jurassic coastline, Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door. The seaside town of Swanage nearby offers a beach, boat trips, Durlston Country Park and steam railway. Locally there is Monkey World and the Tank Museum. The nearby village of Wool with its small selection of village shops, from a bakery to a butchers, also offers a convenient train station. Beach 4½ miles. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with dining area and wooden floor/kitchen with dining area, tiled floor and stable door. Beams throughout. Utility room. Separate toilet. Winding staircase to first floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, one with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath, toilet and Velux, 1 twin with additional single and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.

    Gas central heating included (£25 per week, £15 per short break, £10 per 2 night break, November-March) gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Four Freeview TVs. DVD. Stereo/CD/ MP3 connection. Gas/electric range. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed gravelled courtyard with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Harcombe House - Yawl Apartment

    Harcombe Bottom, nr. Lyme Regis

    Grade
    7
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: DQK

    "An ancient landscape of rolling downs, sheltered valleys
    and Iron Age forts, immortalised in Hardy’s writings ..."

    Enjoying a truly tranquil position in the village of Harcombe Bottom, close to the popular resort of Lyme Regis, Harcombe House offers a variety of accommodation to suit all tastes and requirements. The house started life as a Victorian gentleman’s residence, and was later used as a boarding house for the local public school. Surrounded by 9-acre grounds, comprising gardens brimming with rhododendrons, well-tended lawns and shady woodland, each property is furnished to a good standard and enjoys shared use of an indoor swimming pool, hard tennis court and games room and well-equipped children’s playroom – making this an attractive choice for families. With sandy beaches, a host of seaside attractions, and beautiful countryside peppered with picture-postcard villages, all on the doorstep, Harcombe House truly is an ideal holiday location for exploring the delights of Dorset.
    Just 2 miles distant lies Lyme Regis, setting for the TV adaptation of John Fowles’ novel A French Lieutenant’s Woman. Here colourful fishing vessels and pleasure craft line the pretty harbour, and a host of outdoor activities, such as fishing, boating, sailing and windsurfing tuition, and golf can be enjoyed. Superb coastal walks can be taken along the World Heritage Coast, with its stretches of fossil beaches to explore, and magnificent views to admire from Golden Cap – the highest point on England’s south coast at 626-ft high.
    Nearby, Hardy Country beckons visitors to discover the rolling green pastures and pretty thatched villages made famous in his novels, while for a great family day out, the Georgian seaside town of Weymouth is within easy reach, offering in addition to its harbour and sandy beaches, a host of all-weather attractions, as well as several RSPB sanctuaries. Also well worth a day trip is the county town of Dorchester (20 miles), alias Hardy’s Casterbridge; offering a bustling market square, and some excellent shops and restaurants, Dorchester is also a great base from which to explore the impressive Maiden Castle rising up from the plains. Exeter is within easy driving distance, its skyline dominated by the distinctive monument of St Peter’s Cathedral. Other important historical buildings in the city include the 14th-century Guildhall, several ancient churches and the restored Quayside with its Custom House dating back to 1681. Another town well worth a visit is Weymouth, with many attractions for all the family. The Sea Life Park gives the opportunity to get close to sharks and rays, the Deep Sea Adventure tells the sobering story of the Titanic disaster and The Timewalk contains an entertaining and educational walk-through exhibition of Weymouth’s maritime and brewing past.
    Nearby Sidmouth boasts nearly 500 buildings listed as having special historic or architectural interest, and in August the town hosts what many consider to be the country’s best folk festival at the beginning of August. Folk and roots artists from around the world as well as dance and theatre companies take over various venues in the eight-day event. The fishing village of Beer lies huddled within a small sheltered cove between gleaming white headlands. Much of the village remains unchanged since the time when it was a smugglers’ eyrie. With numerous stately homes and gardens to visit locally, including Abbotsbury Swannery and Tropical Gardens, ancient forts perched upon hilltops affording far-reaching views and a host of seaside towns, including Seaton (with its tramway) stretching along the coastline, there is something for everyone to enjoy in this part of the country. Shops ¾ mile.

    Shared entrance hall, stairs to first floor entrance: Living room. Modern fitted kitchen/dining room. Two double bedrooms, one with 6ft bed. Single bedroom. Bunk bedroom. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Shower room and toilet.

    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Dishwasher
    • Parking

    • Electricity, full oil central heating and bed linen included
    • Towel hire
    • Cot (except DQP)
    • TV
    • Shared laundry room with coin-operated washing machine and tumble dryer (except DCCQ)
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Shared payphone (games room)
    • Gardens of 9 acres with woodland and furniture
    • No smoking
    • NB: Shallow fenced pond in woodland

    SUPERB INDOOR AND OUTDOOR FACILITIES (AVAILABLE ALL YEAR ROUND)
    * Indoor heated swimming pool (10m x 4.5m, max depth 1.35m) with shower and changing facilities (open everyday 10am–10pm)
    * Sauna
    * Hard tennis court
    * Indoor games room with TV, video, table tennis, coin-operated pool table and seating area with wood-burning stove
    * Children’s room with table football, small pool table, toys, books, games and videos

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  • The Old Granary

    West Milton

    Grade
    7
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: E1864


    Standing in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with the lovely Dorset Hills rising steeply around, this unique collection of properties is set within the grounds of the owner’s working farm on the edge of the picturesque and tranquil village of West Milton. Individually designed and furnished for comfort, each cottage offers delightful surroundings in which to enjoy a relaxing holiday. Walkers can enjoy discovering a very varied landscape, from high chalk hills, through the winding lanes of sleepy valleys to the dramatic cliffs of Golden Cap (National Trust). The nearest beach is at West Bay, just 4 miles away, where rowing boats can be hired and fishing trips arranged. Along the coast is Lyme Regis, whose sheltered harbour famously featured as a setting for the film ’The French Lieutenant’s Woman’. The historic market town of Dorchester is 15 miles. Weymouth, 14 miles, offers everything from water sports to night clubs. Shops, pubs and restaurants within 3 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining area/kitchen. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Oil central heating included. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Garden with patio. Parking (2 cars). Garage.

    All properties: Electricity and bed linen included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD. Microwave. Shared laundry room with coin-operated washing machine and tumble dryer. Garden furniture. Barbecue. No smoking.

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  • Lower Park Farm

    Whitchurch Canonicorum, nr. Lyme Regis

    Grade
    7
    3
    0
    3
    Ref: DCCB

    This detached farmhouse offers a wonderful location for an idyllic, relaxing holiday and guests also have use of an old dairy with sofas and a dining table. Set in Marshwood Vale, located 6 miles from Lyme Regis on the World Heritage Jurassic Coast. Forde Abbey and Gardens, Broadwindsor Craft Centre and Abbotsbury Swannery are close by. Horse riding 2 miles. Shop 2¾ miles, pub 2 miles.

    Large living room with wood-burning stove in inglenook and stone floor. Large dining room with tiled floor. Spacious, beamed kitchen with tiled floor. Utility. Double bedroom with additional single bed (for+1) and TV. Wet room with toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with Victorian-style bath and toilet. Further double bedroom with en-suite shower room with double shower cubicle and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - fuel available at cost
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Two TVs
    • DVD
    • Radio/CD
    • iPod dock
    • Oil Aga (available October - May)
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Telephone-incoming calls only
    • Large lawned garden
    • Use of field and farmyard
    • Two barbecues
    • Ample parking
    • Cycle store
    • Games room with pool table, table tennis and dart board
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • NB: Pond in field 100 yards

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  • Seabiscuit

    Rousdon, Lyme Regis

    Grade
    7
    3
    2
    3
    Ref: DZY

    In the heart of the Rousdon Estate (one of the great Victorian estates in Britain and formerly a public school), Seabiscuit is ½ mile from the World Heritage Jurassic Coastline and the Dorset Coastal Path. This corner stable courtyard cottage adjacent to the mansion, is well presented and lovingly restored, and offers excellent accommodation. Stunning scenic walking can be enjoyed along the coast, as well as amongst the rolling hills on the many miles of local countryside footpaths. Guests have the freedom to explore the walks on this 350-acre estate and anyone with a taste of adventure can walk down the steep pathway to the estate’s private beach and nature reserve, spend time fossil hunting or simply relax in this wonderful location. Within easy driving, just 2½ miles away, is the popular seaside resort of Lyme Regis, famous for its role in the film ’The French Lieutenant’s Woman’, with its pretty Cobb, beach and shops. Popular for visits are the towns of Seaton, Sidmouth, Bridport and the quaint villages of Branscombe and Beer. Axminster has a sports complex offering swimming and various other facilities. There are also many attractions to visit and historic houses such as Forde Abbey and Gardens, and Loughwood Meeting House. Shop and hotel restaurant/bar ¼ mile.

    Large living room with open fire, French doors and wooden floor. Large well-equipped kitchen/dining room with tiled floor. Separate toilet. First floor: Two steps down to double bedroom with 5ft bed, balcony with views and en-suite bathroom with roll-top bath, double shower and toilet. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite shower room with toilet. Twin bedroom with additional single bed (for +1), TV and en-suite shower room with toilet.

    • Open fire - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, gas, full gas central heating (underfloor in living room and dining room/kitchen), bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Two Freeview TVs
    • DVD (small library)
    • CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Telephone-incoming and local calls only
    • Large lawned garden with patio and furniture
    • 360-acre natural woodland
    • Ample parking
    • No smoking
    • NB: Some internal steps. Unfenced pond in grounds

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  • The Victorian Barn and Dairy House Farm Cottages - Jasmine Cottages

    Woolland, nr. Blandford Forum

    Grade
    7
    3
    0
    3
    Ref: 30663

    The Victorian Barn and Dairy House Farm Cottages offer excellent accommodation and superb facilities to enjoy a great holiday. Set in a wonderful location between Sherborne and Blandford Forum, in rolling Dorset countryside in the Blackmore Vale. These properties are within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and nestling under Bulbarrow Hill, the second highest point in Dorset, and on a 65-acre beef farm, which the owner lives on site. The holiday homes all have use of a lovely large indoor heated swimming pool, which also has a gym and sauna, outside guests can enjoy the games room, the grounds with a childrens play area, hot tub and fishing lakes stocked with carp and silverfish. The seven houses and apartments are completely self contained and several of the properties can be linked together. The Victorian Barn, originally built in 1849, offers seven properties and in the grounds are two cottages and two lodges, so making a great location for families, or very large groups who want a bit of quality time together. You will have plenty to do onsite which the children will love, or you can explore the lovely county of Dorset. Guests can enjoy days out down on the World Heritage Jurassic Coast and Chesil Beach, taking in Weymouth visiting Aqua World, Time Walk and many other attractions, or perhaps visiting Monkey World or the Tank Museum at Bovington. Other attractions include the fascinating Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum or a trip back in time at the Haynes Motor Museum with its wonderful collection of classic cars . On your return you can take in some lovely country walks that abound in the area or simply relax in the hot tub or swimming pool, or go fishing. Beach 25 miles. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one (5ft) with additional single and en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, one wth en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Oil underfloor central heating included. Freeview TV. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Small, lawned garden.

    All properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request (at cost). Electric cooker. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi available, 5GB free, £2 per GB thereafter. Patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 5-acre grounds. Ample parking. Cycle store. Shared, indoor, heated swimming pool (12.5m x 6m, depth 1m to 1.38m), open every day, times vary. Shared hot tub. Shared games room with pool table, football table and quiz machine. Shared sauna. Shared gym. Shared children’s play area. Fishing on-site. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Small pond in grounds, 100 yards.

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  • The Old Shop

    Shaftesbury

    Grade
    7
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: UKC24


    In the small market town of Shaftesbury, near the famous Gold Hill and town centre which are within easy walking distance, this well-presented Grade II listed terraced holiday home is an excellent base for exploring this quaint character town and Dorset. Within easy driving, enjoy some superb scenic country walks on Melbury Downs, or enjoy days out visiting Stourhead House and Gardens, Longleat House and Safari Park, Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum and the delightful town of Sherborne with its abbey. Salisbury, Blandford, Poole, Bournemouth and Dorchester are all within a reasonable drive, or perhaps go north into Somerset and spend some time taking in Glastonbury Tor, the cathedral city of Wells and on to the beautiful Roman Spa town of Bath with its many shops, museums and places to wine and dine. Shop ¼ mile, pub and restaurant 300 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining room with wooden floor. Kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 2 double, one (5ft) with patio doors and en-suite shower room with toilet, 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Gas woodburner in living room included. Gas central heating (underfloor in kitchen), gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. 32" Freeview TV. DVD. CD. iPod dock. Gas/electric range. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned patio garden with courtyard, sitting-out area and furniture. On road parking. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: 12 steps from courtyard to lawned patio.

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  • Coastguard Cottage

    West Lulworth, nr. Wareham

    Grade
    7
    4
    2
    1
    Ref: 28120

    Close to Lulworth Cove

    Set just 200 yards from the world famous Lulworth Cove, and only 3½ miles from the historic Lulworth Castle and Park, with wonderful coastal views from the front patio and two of the bedrooms. Two former coastguard cottages have been joined together to create a terraced holiday property providing comfortable, traditional accommodation complete with woodburner and enclosed lawned garden, ideal for year round holidays. You may follow the Jurassic coastal path to the celebrated Durdle Door and beach, or drive to the nearby seaside town of Swanage, historic East Lulworth with its castle and park, pub, gift shop and café or, a little further afield, to Monkey World and the Bovington Tank Museum. Shop ½ mile, pub and restaurant 50 yards. This property can be booked with Spring Cottage (ref 28119) to accommodate up to 11 guests.

    Ground floor: Living room with French doors. Dining room with wooden floor. Kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath (no toilet). Separate toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: 4 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 twin, 1 single. Separate toilet. (Although property accommodates 7 guests, there is only seating for 5 guests in the living room with additional seating for a further 2 guests in the dining room).

    Woodburner in living room included. Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed lawned rear garden. Front patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. Couples and family bookings only. NB: Other residents in the terrace have access to the path in the rear garden.

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  • Arne Barn

    Nr. Wareham

    Grade
    7
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: DBQ

    If wild things make the heart sing, visit Arne Peninsula (featured on Spring Watch). This fascinating detached house, converted from a barn with great flair and imagination by its architect owner, is idyllically set in a landscaped ‘wild’ garden with sitting-out areas. With views over a farm, and glimpses of the harbour beyond, it is an ideal spot to explore the Dorset coastline, the Purbecks and RSPB nature trail at Arne. Clean sandy beaches at Sandbanks and Brownsea Island. Corfe Castle/Wareham within 10 miles. Poole/Bournemouth within 25 miles. Riding, fishing, boat hire locally. Shops 3 miles.

    A large (30ft), unusual and attractive living/dining room with wood-burning stove and ‘boudoir’ grand piano. Cleverly designed kitchen with breakfast area. Utility room. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Twin bedroom. Bedroom with L-shaped built-in bunk beds (2ft 6in). Single bed in its own space at one end of gallery. Bathroom and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove, oil central heating, electricity and bed linen included
    • Cot
    • High chair
    • Smart TV
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Wi-fi
    • Enclosed, landscaped garden with patio and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking

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  • Highview

    Swanage

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: 23518

    Stunning views over Swanage Bay can be enjoyed from the large decked elevated terrace. This detached house is one of a pair of holiday homes set out upside down with the living space on the first floor to make the most of the views. Highview is just 150 yards from the town centre and 250 yards from the Blue Flag beach. Swanage has restaurants, individual shops and pubs and the ever popular Swanage Steam Railway. The town is surrounded by beautiful Dorset countryside and coastline, and dotted around are many pretty village including Corfe Castle, Langton Matravers, East Lulworth with its 17th century castle, West Lulworth with its famous natural cove and across the hill is Durdle Door. Nearby is the ever popular Monkey World and The Tank Museum which make great family days out. Poole boasts the second biggest natural harbour in the world and from here you can take the ferry to NT Brownsea island with its red squirrels. Shops and pubs 150 yards. Can be booked with property ref 23517 to accommodate 17 guests.

    Ground floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 twin. 2 bathrooms with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. First floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Separate toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Satellite TV. DVD. CD. Induction hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Large decking area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). Games room in garage (unheated) with table tennis and table football. No smoking. NB: Stairs from first floor to decking area. Steps to games room.

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  • Durbaville

    Higher Bockhampton, nr. Dorchester

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    3
    Ref: DTK

    "Greenwood Grange offers the ideal holiday combination - premium quality accommodation, fine facilities all within a family-run friendly and welcoming atmosphere, and it has achieved a Green Tourism Business Scheme Gold Award"

    Set at Higher Bockhampton (which is Hardy’s ‘Upper Mellstock’), Greenwood Grange is a secret hideaway set in its own 4 acres of peaceful grounds and landscaped gardens. All the cottages offer the very highest quality accommodation and facilities, with each cottage having its own individually styled interior using natural and recycled materials where possible.
    As well as offering plenty of space for strolling and relaxing, there are two en-tous-cas tennis courts, lawns for croquet and badminton, a children’s play area with swings and yurt (with toys and games) and a dogs’ exercise paddock, in addition to the organic vegetable garden and pick your own fruit area, with free range chickens providing eggs, to be enjoyed by all the family. There is also a magnificent Roman-style indoor heated swimming pool (complete with mural!) with full changing facilities, a large sauna and sitting area.
    At the entrance of Greenwood Grange is Thorncombe Wood - a wildlife sanctuary from which a nature trail leads through magnificent chestnuts, beeches and oaks, and through 70 acres of black heath, furze, birch, holly, heather and rhododendrons. This is just one of many walks directly from the door over some of the most beautiful countryside in Dorset, perfect for healthy walks for dog lovers and all the family.
    Those interested in the literary landscape can explore the locations of Hardy’s famous novels. Steeped in history, Greenwood Grange was built by Thomas Hardy’s father, whilst a short distance away is the thatched cottage where Hardy himself was born, built by his great-grandfather and little altered. At Lower Bockhampton, Hardy went to school and there is a lovely walk from there to the next village, Stinsford, where his heart is buried.
    All around is a wealth of glorious National Trust countryside, pretty towns and villages as well as the beautiful coastline just 6 miles away. Excellent local village restaurants and pubs can be recommended. Kingston Maurward College with animal park, gardens, conference, function and education centre is within walking distance.
    Dorchester (Roman Durnovaria and Hardy’s ‘Casterbridge’) is a pleasant walk away (2 miles) and a most attractive country town, with museums of the dinosaur and the military, swimming pool, golf (good golf can also be found at Weymouth and Charminster) and has plenty of good shops, restaurants and pubs. Also of interest is Prince Charles’s development at Poundbury, near Dorchester.
    Weymouth is 8 miles with its Georgian seafront beach - ideal for castle building! It is overlooked by an elegant 3-mile level esplanade; there is swimming from the beach, and there are lots of traditional entertainments. Two nearby RSPB reserves are at Lodmoor and Radipole which has nature trails from which grebes, swans and warblers may be seen.
    The beach at Ringstead Bay (6 miles) is known for its geology, fossils and the vegetation and wildlife of its undercliff; nearby can be seen the outlines of a village abandoned in the Middle Ages.
    The Dorset World Heritage Coastal Path offers magnificent views and surprising sights, such as the natural arch of Durdle Door, and the almost circular cove of Lulworth, about 7 miles away.
    Further west dotted along the coastline towards West Bay and the market town of Bridport are the ‘chocolate box’ villages of Burton Bradstock and Abbotsbury (famous for its swannery and gardens).
    The area offers abundant river stretches for coarse or trout fishing, and sea angling from the coast.
    Gardens flourish in the mild climate, and there are many to choose from: Mapperton Gardens, Kingston Lacey, Knowle Gardens, Compton Acres, Forde Abbey Gardens and the subtropical gardens at Abbotsbury are well worth an excursion. Shop 2 miles.

    A romantic detached ground floor property with its own enclosed garden. Large beamed open-plan living/dining room/kitchen with electric woodburner and French doors to patio. Large double bedroom with contemporary electric fire, LCD TV, free standing roll-top bath with shower attachment and en-suite toilet. Double bedroom with LCD TV. Twin bedroom (zip & link beds) with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bunk bedroom. Shower room with toilet. Separate toilet. Bamboo floor in all rooms (except bathrooms).

    • Combined heating, electric, leisure facilities, bed linen and towels included
    • Electric woodburner and electric fire included
    • Cot
    • High chair
    • Two TVs - with Freeview
    • Widescreen TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Shared laundry room with freezer, washing machines and tumble dryers
    • Wi-fi
    • Small enclosed garden with patio and furniture
    • Charcoal barbecue
    • Ample parking
    • Special welcome hampers by arrangement
    • Private drive with parking (for 2-3 cars)
    • Wheelchair access
    • NB: Pond in grounds

    • Combined heating, electric, leisure facilities, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cots and high chair by arrangement
    • Two TVs - with Freeview (three TVs in DKG)
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Shared laundry room with freezer, washing machines and tumble dryers
    • Wi-fi
    • Garden furniture
    • Ample parking
    • Special welcome hampers by arrangement
    • NB: Pond in grounds

    SUPERB INDOOR POOL AND SAUNA COMPLEX

    Sensitively created in old stone to blend with the cottages, Greenwood Grange’s magnificent pool is open daily all the year round. For the exclusive use of visitors, it is spectacularly designed in Roman style, with a mural depicting an emperor and his hand-maidens.

    • Fine 32-ft x 18-ft indoor heated swimming pool with full changing facilities (please bring own towels)

    • Shallow ‘D’ end for young children’s supervised paddling

    • Sitting area overlooking pool

    • Six-person sauna

      EXTENSIVE INDOOR AND OUTDOOR FACILITIES

      Indoor Amenities (Games room closed November to March, except Christmas and New Year):
      Set next to the pool building and sympathetically designed in stone and brick, the purpose-built leisure building has Freeview TVs and offers plenty of things to do, whatever the season.

    • Table tennis, table football, bar billiards and full-sized pool table

    • Fenced ‘under fives’ play area with play slide, play train and tot rocker

      Outdoor amenities:

    • Peaceful grounds extending to 4 acres

    • Children’s play area with swings

    • Two en-tout-cas tennis courts (or please bring your own racquets)

    • Croquet lawn (equipment foc, or please bring your own)

    • Badminton lawn (equipment foc, or please bring your own)

    • Dogs’ exercise paddock

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