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

    Woolland, near 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 Forge

    Kingston, near Corfe Castle

    Grade
    7
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: DTP


    The Old Forge cottage nestles in the small ‘chocolate box’ village of Kingston in the heart of the Isle of Purbeck, on the Dorset coastline. Restored and adjoining an ancient stone pub, this traditional single-storey stone cottage (including restored forge) has outstanding views of the historic Corfe Castle and wonderful open countryside of the Purbecks from its flagged courtyard. Nearby is Wareham with quayside, and Swanage (5 miles) offers swimming, sailing, many shops, pubs and restaurants and a steam railway. There is easy access to walks along the Purbeck coast. Blue Flag beach of Studland, 9 miles. Arne RSPB nature reserve, 6 miles.

    Step to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room with stone floor. Step to dining room/kitchen with stone floor. 3 bedrooms: 2 steps to 2 double, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 with additional single bed (for +1). 2 steps to 1 twin. Bathroom with bath shower cubicle and toilet. All rooms (except bathroom) with original-beamed ceiling.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. high chair. TV. Microwave. Washer/dryer. F/freezer. Small courtyard with furniture. Parking (for 2 cars). Private village water supply. No smoking. NB: Step to entrance.

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  • Copper Beech

    Netherbury, Bridport

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    4
    Ref: DXK

    This restored detached holiday home, with a heated indoor swimming pool and 4 bedrooms all en-suite, is set in the heart of the quaint village of Netherbury, between the famous World Heritage Jurassic Coast (6 miles) and the small market town of Beaminster (2½ miles). Visitors can enjoy the lovely accommodation, unwind by the pool or wander into the village and sample the local public house. It is excellent holiday accommodation for two families to enjoy this wonderful part of Dorset, with its lovely unspoilt countryside and superb scenic coastline stretching from Weymouth to Lyme Regis. Nearby visit the quaint historic town of Beaminster (Thomas Hardy’s ‘Emminster’), and Broadwindsor which has a lovely craft centre where visitors can relax looking at the craft, or wine and dine in the restaurant. Chesil Beach and the Heritage Coast are a must for scenic walking, fishing, swimming and fossil hunting, and are truly breathtaking. For some really exhilarating scenic coastal walking, try walking from Seatown up to the top of Golden Cap with views over the whole of Lyme Bay stretching from Torquay to Portland. Call in on West Bay with its pretty harbour and do visit Lyme Regis with its well known Cobb, which was built in the 18th century and became famous as the setting for John Fowles’ ’French Lieutenant’s Woman’. Within easy driving are many family attractions ranging from the Victorian seaside resort of Weymouth with its Sealife, Timewalk, and beach, and for family days out which the children will love, Monkey World and the Tank Museum near Wool. For the bird lover, Abbotsbury Swannery and Tropical Gardens are a great place to visit, as are the two RSPB nature reserves at Lodmoor and Radipole Lake. Inland Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum with its concorde and carrier flight deck are very popular, as are Sherborne Castle, Haynes Motor Museum and many more memorable attractions. Shops 2½ miles and pub ½ mile.

    Ground floor: Lounge with patio doors. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. Utility room. Separate toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 2 double, one with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, 2 twin, both with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Electricity and electric coal-effect fire in lounge by £1 coin meter. Oil central heating £80per week April-September (£90per week (October-March). Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Large, lawned garden with patio and furniture. Ample parking. Private, indoor, heated swimming pool (6m x 3m, depth 1m, to 1m). Couples and family bookings only.

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  • The Mill House

    Kittwhistle, near Beaminster

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: DVH

    In rolling Dorset countryside, in the small hamlet of Kittwhistle and in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty between Lyme Bay (14 miles) and Chard (6 miles), this detached property has commanding views across a river valley and country and is in an excellent holiday location to explore Dorset, Devon and Somerset. Formerly three early 19th century cottages, it has been converted to a good standard, into one detached house for 8, with oak flooring, exposed beams, Aga (available October to April only), inglenook and one en-suite double bedroom (with balcony) and with its own garden. There is superb scenic walking locally along the Wessex Ridgeway, Jubilee and Monarch Trails, National Trust hill forts nearby and within easy driving the famous World Heritage Jurassic coastline resorts of Lyme Regis, West Bay (Bridport), Charmouth, Seatown and Eype, where one can enjoy the beaches, fossil hunting, excellent fishing, boating and wonderful coastal walking along this dramatic and beautiful stretch of coast, including Golden Cap (in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) and one of southern England’s highest coastal points. The picturesque seaside resort of Lyme Regis, setting for the film ’The French Lieutenant’s Woman’, with its pretty harbour, cob, sandy beach and quaint shops, offers ideal family days out, or one can explore the whole length of this popular coast between Weymouth to Exmouth. Inland there are many historic houses, Forde Abbey and Gardens, Killerton House and Gardens, and Montacute House and Gardens to name a few. Family attractions at Cricket St Thomas Wildlife Park, Fleet Air Arm Museum, the Haynes Motor Museum and Crealy Adventure Park, or Exeter cathedral city with its catacombs, shops and restaurants is not too far. Shop 2½ miles, pub 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room with beams and oak floor. Dining room. 2 steps to kitchen with beams. Utility. Separate toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms, 2 double (5ft), one with en-suite shower room and toilet, 2 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. High chair. Two TVs (one digital). DVD (small library). Stereo/CD, Aga (October-April). Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture. Balcony. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). No smoking.

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  • Leam House

    Portland

    Grade
    8
    4
    2
    5
    Ref: 29250

    Situated in the heart of Portland, this terraced house is an excellent holiday location to enjoy the best of west Dorset, from Swanage in the east, all the way to Lyme Regis, and taking in some breathtaking coastal views over the famous Jurassic Coast and Chesil Beach. Formerly a bed and breakfast, this lovely, well-appointed holiday home is set over three floors and offers four bedrooms, all with en-suite facilities. The property also has a garden with a heated hot tub to relax in after a day out. There is a wealth of activities to enjoy, including walking and cycling along the miles of coastal footpaths, swimming, diving, windsurfing, boating and fishing. Weymouth, 3 miles, has a Georgian seafront, sandy beach, RSPB nature reserves, Sea Life Centre and many restaurants, cafes and shops. Spend exciting days out visiting Monkey World, Bovington Tank Museum and Abbotsbury Swannery and sub-tropical gardens. A trip along the coastal road to Bridport and West Bay is well worth it for its stunning scenery, taking in Burton Bradstock on the way, and then on to the pretty seaside resort of Lyme Regis. Going west, visit scenic locations such as Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, calling in at Corfe Castle (National Trust). Inland, there are many historic houses, Dorchester, with its market, and further afield, the abbey town of Sherborne. Beach ¼ mile. Shop 400 yards, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    Ground Floor:
    Living/dining room: With wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player, Blu-ray player, Playstation 3 and laminate floor.
    Second living room/kitchen: With breakfast area, wood burner, electric/gas range, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and Freeview TV.
    Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.
    First floor:
    Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed, Freeview TV and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
    Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed, Freeview TV and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
    Bedroom 3: With kingsize bed, Freeview TV and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
    Second Floor:
    Bedroom 4: With kingsize bed, Freeview TV and en-suite with roll-top bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for wood burners included. Two travel cots and high chair. Welcome pack. Large, enclosed lawned garden with decked patio, garden furniture and gas barbecue. Hot tub (private). On road parking. No smoking. Please note: There are 5 steps to the decked patio and garden.

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  • Red Lion Cottage

    West Lulworth, near Wareham

    Grade
    8
    3
    0
    3
    Ref: 19631

    The cottage dates back 400 years and was originally ’The Red Lion Inn’ and served its own ale to King George III in 1802. Refurbished to a good standard, yet retaining many of its original character features. All bedrooms have been individually designed and furnished, and offer generous holiday accommodation. It lies in a quiet lane within walking distance to Lulworth Cove, the local pub and village store. Surrounded by the Purbeck Hills and close to the Dorset coastal path, it is ideal for great country walks, bird watching and local marine life. Lulworth Cove is a beautiful bay offering wildlife walks to Durdle Door and Worbarrow Bay. Visit the nearby historic market towns of Dorchester and Wareham, and dramatic Corfe Castle. To entertain children: Monkey World, the Bovington Tank Museum and the ’Old Steam’ Swanage Railway are all nearby. Golf, tennis, riding and watersports are also within easy reach. Shops and pubs within walking distance.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with beams. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 double bedrooms, two with en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet, one with 2 additional singles and en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Bathroom with toilet. Shower room.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating included (£30per week October-March). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer.Telephone-incoming calls only. Garden with patio and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking. NB: Sloping garden on two levels with steep steps with handrails and drops.

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  • Venn Orchard

    North Chideock, near Bridport

    Grade
    8
    4
    3
    2
    Ref: W41166

    Unspoilt valley / 2 miles from coast


    Nestling in an unspoilt valley between Bridport and Lyme Regis, 1 mile north of the small village of Chideock and 2 miles from the stunning World Heritage Jurassic Coastline. Venn Orchard is in a superb scenic countryside setting and yet is ideal for exploring the best of west Dorset. Situated on a working farm for sheep and horses, this single-storey cottage is dog friendly and in a great location for dog walking. it also has use of a games room with table tennis, pool table and table football.
    The tranquil setting is ideal for country walking and within easy driving of scenic coastal walking, fishing, boating, golf and fossil hunting. All along the coast are many little seaside resorts to enjoy. In particular Westbay, scene of the TV series ‘Broadchurch’, and not to be missed the picturesque Lyme Regis where you can walk along the famous Cob. There are many family attractions for days out, such as Donkey World at Sidmouth, Forde Abbey and Gardens for a historic treat, Pecorama at Beer, and Abbotsbury Swannery and Tropical Gardens. On your return, enjoy a barbecue in the idyllic setting of Venn Farm. Beach 2 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.
    Nestling in an unspoilt valley between Bridport and Lyme Regis, 1 mile north of the small village of Chideock and 2 miles from the stunning World Heritage Jurassic Coastline. These 2 cottages, Venn Orchard, (ref W41166), and Cuckoo Cottage, (ref UKC423), are in a superb scenic countryside setting and yet ideal for exploring the best of west Dorset. Situated on a working farm for sheep and horses, both cottages are single storey while Cuckoo Cottage has an adjoining barn. They are dog friendly in a great location for dog walking, and also both have use of a games room with table tennis, pool table and table football.
    The tranquil setting is ideal for country walking and within easy driving of scenic coastal walking, fishing, boating, golf and fossil hunting. All along the coast are many little seaside resorts to enjoy. In particular Westbay, scene of the TV series ‘Broadchurch’, and not to be missed the picturesque Lyme Regis where you can walk along the famous Cob. There are many family attractions for days out, such as Donkey World at Sidmouth, Forde Abbey and Gardens for a historic treat, Pecorama at Beer, and Abbotsbury Swannery and Tropical Gardens. On your return, enjoy a barbecue in the idyllic setting of Venn Farm. Beach 2 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.
    Properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 14 guests.

    All on ground floor:
    Living room: With wood burner, satellite TV, DVD player with a selection of DVDs, CD player and wooden floor.
    Kitchen/dining room: With electric cooker, rayburn cooker, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer and French doors to patio.
    Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
    Bedroom 2: With double bed.
    Bedroom 3: With double bed.
    Bedroom 4: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With shower over spa bath, and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and logs for wood burner included. Cot and highchair. Welcome pack. Shared games room with table tennis, pool table, dart board and table football. Lawned garden with patio, garden furniture and portable barbecue. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking.

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  • The Cider Press

    Watton, near Bridport

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    1
    Ref: DAAT

    In the small hamlet of Watton, 11/4 miles from the beach at Eype and the Famous World Heritage Jurassic Coast, this lovely, upside down 1870s barn conversion has a spacious upstairs with vaulted ceiling, wooden floors and beams and is ideal for exploring from Lyme Regis to Weymouth. Surrounded by footpaths, West Bay is a short walk across fields or a 5-minute drive. This beautiful, popular fishing port has many attractions, pubs and restaurants. Superb for coastal walking, fossil hunting, swimming, boating, golf, fishing, riding and quaint seaside resorts. Shop 3/4 mile, pub 1/2 mile.

    Four bedrooms, each with TV/DVD; two double, one twin, one single (for +1) with additional 2ft 6in pull-out bed (for +1 child). Wet room with toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: Large living/dining room with kitchen area, door to balcony, vaulted beamed ceiling and oak wood floor.

    • Electricity, full gas central heating (underfloor in wet room), bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Five Freeview/Freesat TVs
    • Five DVDs
    • CD
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Enclosed gravelled garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Ample parking
    • Secure cycle store
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • Please note: This property has a security deposit of £200.

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  • Brook Cottage

    Buckhorn Weston

    Grade
    8
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: 14937

    Set in a rural location in north Dorset, close to the Wiltshire/Somerset border, this 19th-century cottage of local stone has been extended, retaining character and charm. Within an easy drive one can enjoy the quaint, character abbey town of Sherborne, or the Saxon hill-top and market town of Shaftesbury, both with restaurants and shops, or have days out visiting attractions such as Longleat House and Safari Park, Stourhead house and garden and memorable days at either the Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum or Haynes International Motor Museum with its wonderful selection of classic cars. Inland explore Glastonbury with its famous Tor, Cheddar Gorge, the cathedral city of Wells and the beautiful Georgian city of Bath with its famous Roman baths, pump room, museums and shops. Meander south into Dorset, passing the Cerne Abbas Giant and taking in Dorchester and onward to Weymouth and Hardy country, before reaching the famous and scenic Chesil Beach and World Jurassic Coast. There are many historic houses to marvel at, attractions to take the family to and if you wish, just simply enjoy wonderful country walking, pubs for wining and dining, maybe golf nearby or even a day at the Wincanton races. Shop and pub/restaurant 5 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Second living room with sofa bed and French doors. Dining room with beams/kitchen. Wet room with toilet. First floor: Landing with single bed (for child). 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin with additional single. Bathroom with roll-top bath, bidet and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Video. Rayburn. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Payphone. Enclosed rear garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: There is a brook at end of the garden.

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  • Bailey Ridge Farm Cottages - Wriggle View

    Leigh, near Sherborne

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    3
    Ref: DBBM

    Bailey Ridge Farm Cottages, located in the beautiful Dorset countryside of the Blackmore Vale, are on the owners’ family run farm with a beef suckler herd, a small flock of sheep and chickens. These three delightful, converted stone barns (refs DBBM, DBBL and DBBK) offer good quality accommodation and a comfortable place to relax, unwind, enjoy country walking, see plenty of wildlife and are ideal for exploring Dorset and Somerset. They can be booked together to accommodate up to 18 guests. Golf and fishing are within easy driving, and yachting, canoeing and sailing are available at Halstock Reservoir. Wriggle View (ref DBBM) offers ‘upside down’ accommodation, whilst Jolliffe (ref DBBK) and Cowleaze (ref DBBL) are of the conventional design. The owners welcome guests to enjoy the farm activities and animals which the children will love. Visit the historic market town of Sherborne, 5 miles, with its castle, abbey and shops, or the chalk ‘Cerne Abbas Giant’. Venture further afield into the thriving county town of Dorchester, 10 miles, with Dinosaur Museum, Terracotta Warriors, Teddy Bear Museum and the world renowned Tutankhamun exhibition. Spend family time visiting Bovington Tank Museum with its fascinating collection of tanks, Monkey World, Weymouth with its picturesque 17th century harbour, Blue Flag beach and sealife centre, and then wander along the Chesil Beach and famous World Heritage Jurassic Coast, with its stunning scenery, taking in Abbotsbury Swannery and Tropical Gardens. In south Somerset are many historic houses such as Montacute House, Tintinhull and Forde Abbey. Family attractions include Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum with Concorde, the Haynes Motor Museum with wonderful display of classic and vintage cars, and slightly further afield, Longleat House and Safari Park. Somerset offers many exciting venues including Glastonbury Tor, Clarks Factory Village, Cheddar Gorge and Caves and the Georgian city of Bath to name a few. Shop and pub 1½ miles.

    Two double bedrooms, each with 5ft bed; one with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet, one with en-suite wet room and toilet. Further double bedroom with 6ft bed (zip and link, can be twin). Twin bedroom. Bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet. First floor: Large, beamed, open-plan living/dining room and kitchen area. Oak floor throughout.

    • Two Freeview TVs
    • Washing machine
    • Parking (for 4 cars)

    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Cot
    • High chair
    • DVD
    • CD
    • iPod dock
    • Microwave
    • Shared laundry, boot room, washing machine and coin-operated tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Large, shared garden, patio area, furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Cycle store
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking

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  • Southwood

    Walkford, near Highcliffe

    Grade
    8
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: UKC877

    This well-presented, detached chalet bungalow offers a comfortable base for families or couples, and is located in a quiet residential area, with private drive and an enclosed garden that surrounds the property on three sides. It is conveniently situated near Highcliffe Castle, as seen on the TV series ’Mr Selfridge’, and less than a 15-minute walk from the beach and Highcliffe town centre. The popular priory town of Christchurch, with its bustling harbour and waterside dining, is only 3 miles away, as is Mudeford, with a popular beach where there is a ferry that runs from the quay to neighbouring Christchurch and to Mudeford Sandbanks, a spot of land adjoining Hengistbury Head. Mudeford Quay is a calm area of water and is popular for sailing and windsurfing enthusiasts. Stanpit Marsh is a Site of Special Scientific Interest, and the wetlands are popular for birdwatching. There is a pleasant promenade linking the quay with the beach, which is ideal for swimming, windsurfing and boat trips across the Solent. Other activities include fishing, kayaking, boat hire and browsing artworks at the local art galleries.
    Bournemouth is about 8 miles away, with its cosmopolitan feel, and has a long pier, beautiful parks and gardens, seaside attractions, a multitude of bars, pubs and eateries, a cinema, theatre, shops and vibrant nightlife, as well as The Bournemouth International Centre (BIC), Oceanarium and Russell-Coates Art Gallery and Museum, making it a popular destination for all ages. Bournemouth and Poole are also known for their award winning beaches. Other popular places to visit are Adventure Wonderland, which has one of Europe’s largest hedge mazes, Swanage, Studland Bay, Brownsea Island, Knoll Gardens, Avon Heath Country Park and Furzey Gardens, Salisbury with its medieval cathedral and Marwell Zoo with Peppa Pig World.
    Further afield, are Winchester Cathedral, New Forest Otter and Owl Park, Monkey World, The Tank Museum near Wool, Beaulieu Museum, Exbury Gardens and the New Forest National Park, which is only a 15-minute drive, with miles of scenic walks, heathland and where ponies roam freely through the villages! Maritime Southampton, with its nautical interest, also has ferry trips over to the Isle of Wight and is worth a visit. There are plenty of activities within a 20-minute drive, include surfing, tennis, rambling, cycling, fishing and water sports. Beach ½ mile. Shop, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

    Ground Floor:
    Living room: With 37" Freeview TV and DVD player.
    TV room: With 32" Freeview TV and double sofa bed.
    Kitchen/dining room: With electric double oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine and CD player.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.
    First Floor:
    Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With corner bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is a small, unfenced pond in the garden, 20 yards away. This property has a security deposit of £200.

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  • Quarr Cottage

    Bridport

    Grade
    8
    4
    2
    3
    Ref: UKC661

    In a great location in west Dorset, just outside Bridport, 1 mile from the famous World Heritage Jurassic Coast and near Lyme Regis, this detached family home has two four poster bedrooms (one en-suite) and lovely views over rolling countryside. The old market town of Bridport, with its weekly markets, is on your doorstep, as is West Bay, scene of the TV series ’Broadchurch’. Wander around its quaint harbour, or enjoy some boating, fishing, fossil hunting or simply soaking up the lovely seaside atmosphere. All along the coast you can find little seaside resorts, such as Eype, Seatown, Charmouth, Lyme Regis, Sidmouth and Seaton. There is wonderful, scenic coastal walking to be had around this superb coastline, with perhaps a walk up to the top of Golden Cap, the highest cliff in the south, where panoramic views can be found. Within easy driving, visit Forde Abbey and Gardens, sample local wine at Salway Ash, or maybe view some local craft at Broadwindsor Craft Centre and enjoy scones and tea afterwards. Further afield, family attractions include Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum, Pecorama at Beer, Weymouth with its Sea Life Centre and Jurassic Skyline tower, or Crealy Great Adventure Park near Exeter. Fishing and clay shooting can be found just ¼ of a mile away. Beach 1 mile. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Step to entrance.
    Ground Floor:
    Open plan living space: With wooden floors.
    Living area: With electric wood burner, 32" Freeview TV, DVD player, iPod dock and CD player.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With double electric oven, gas hob, American style fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
    Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
    Bedroom 1: With four poster kingsize bed and Freeview TV.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds, TV (for DVDs only) and CD player.
    Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
    First Floor:
    Bedroom 3: With four poster kingsize bed, Freeview TV, DVD player and en-suite with shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.
    Bedroom 4: With zip and link twin beds (can be super kingsize on request), Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

    Oil central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair. Welcome pack. Large lawned garden with patio, garden furniture and gas barbecue. Sitting-out area at front. Bike store. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking. Please note: No hen/stag parties. There are 7 steps and slopes in the garden.

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