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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 Farmhouse

    Dudsbury, Ferndown

    Grade
    12
    6
    2
    5
    Ref: DBBN

    The Farmhouse is a detached, Grade II listed, 17th-century Tudor brick house and sits next to the owner’s golf club, hotel and spa. This large, well-presented and equipped house offers an ideal place for a family holiday or a short break with friends. It has its own private drive and garden, and guests have use of the facilities at the golf club and spa (no children under 16 years). The spa has a swimming pool, hot tub, gym, steam room, Jacuzzi, spa treatments and hairdresser (some facilities at extra cost, recommended to book ahead if you are considering to have a spa treatment while you are staying). The championship golf course is 6,904 yards, par 71, and is set in 160 acres. It also has driving range, academy course, chipping and pitching green. The club house has a bar and restaurant which has live music most evenings and Sunday lunchtimes.
    Nearby, enjoy the Ferndown, Stour and Forest Trail and Stour Valley Way. Further afield are many coastal and inland footpaths, including the Dorset Coastal Path where you can enjoy the Jurassic coastline. The local area has two popular parks, Avon Heath Country Park and Moors Valley Country Park. The nearest traffic-free cycle paths are in Hurn Forest and Castleman Trail. There are many all over the New Forest National Park, where wild ponies roam freely among miles of heathland. There are also many other places of interest to visit within the area, such as the village of Burley, Exbury Gardens and Beaulieu Motor Museum. Regular ferries to the Isle of Wight depart from the famous royal yachting town of Lymington. Bournemouth is close by with beach, well kept town gardens and trips on the Bournemouth Eye, which rises high above the town to give the most amazing panoramic views over the whole area. At the foot of the pier is the fascinating Oceanarium where the whole family can discover life beneath the waves. Poole is within easy reach, with its sandy beach at Sandbanks and the harbour town where trips to Brownsea Island (NT) can be enjoyed. Beach 9 miles. Shop ½ mile, pub ¼ mile, restaurant on site.

    Ground Floor:
    Living room: With satellite TV, beams and wooden floor.
    Kitchen/dining room: With double oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, satellite TV, beams and wooden floor.
    Utility room: With washing machine and tumble dryer.
    2 steps to...
    Bedroom 1: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request), satellite TV and wooden floor.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle (no toilet).
    Separate toilet.
    First Floor (also accessed by second staircase):
    Bedroom 3: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request), satellite TV and en-suite with double shower cubicle and toilet.
    Bedroom 4: With super kingsize bed, satellite TV and en-suite with double shower cubicle and toilet.
    Bedroom 5: With super kingsize bed, satellite TV and en-suite with double shower cubicle and toilet.
    Bedroom 6: With twin beds, satellite TV and en-suite with double shower cubicle and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels (£1 per towel for spa use) and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack. Garden with garden furniture. Use of spa with shared heated swimming pool (9.5m x 5.5m, depth 1.5m) with shower and changing facilities (no children under 16 years). Golf facilities. Ample private parking. No smoking. Please note: There is a covered well, an unprotected drop and slopes in the garden. There is a lake and stream on the nearby golf course.

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  • Holme Cottage

    Boscombe Manor, Bournemouth

    Grade
    14
    6
    2
    3
    Ref: DTL

    This grand detached residence enjoys its own enclosed garden with hot tub and is 2 minutes from Shelley Park and just 300 yards from the cliff top leading down to the most wonderful beaches of Bournemouth below. Holme Cottage is set within a quiet residential area ideally situated with much to offer the whole family. Boscombe has a wide assortment of restaurants, bars and shops all within walking distance of Holme Cottage; its pier is home to the UK’s first ever artificial surfing reef. Many rooms in this property have lovely high ceilings and large bay windows, providing a light and airy feel to the holiday home. The downstairs games room provides a great place for children and adults with a pool table, table football, board games and toys. Bournemouth town centre is 1½ miles away. From the well kept town gardens, trips on the Bournemouth Eye can be taken, which rises high above the town to give the most amazing panoramic views over the whole area. At the foot of the pier is the fascinating Oceanarium where the whole family can discover life beneath the waves. Compton Acres in Bournemouth and the delightful Exbury Gardens (18 miles) are both worth a visit, as is Beaulieu, with its world renowned National Motor Museum, Palace House and Beaulieu Abbey (20 miles). Other places of interest to visit include Farmer Palmers, Alice in Wonderland Adventure Wonderland, Christchurch priory town, Hengistbury Head, Mudeford Key, Poole Harbour, Highcliffe Castle and the National Trust’s Brownsea Island. Pub ¼ mile.

    Spacious living room with open fire and bay window. Dining room with seating for 14 and bay window. Spacious well-equipped kitchen with dining area. Games room with patio doors to garden. Double bedroom with 6ft Victorian oak four-poster bed, TV, bay window and gas ‘living-flame’ fire. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 6ft bed, additional single bed (for +1) and en-suite shower room with double shower cubicle and toilet. Two further double bedrooms, each with 5ft bed, bay window and ornamental fireplace, one with additional single bed (for +1) and wash basin. Twin bedroom. Bunk bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Separate toilet.

    • Open fire - fuel available locally
    • Gas ‘living-flame’ fire included
    • electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Two cots
    • Two high chairs
    • Three TVs
    • DVD
    • Two radio/CDs
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • American-style fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Enclosed garden with patio and furniture
    • Parking (for 2 cars); additional roadside parking
    • Cycle/surf board store
    • Games room with pool table, board games and table football
    • 8 person sauna room with shower
    • Private hot tub
    • Ground floor facilities
    • Pets free of charge
    • No smoking

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  • North End Farm Cottages - North End Farm House

    Chideock, near Bridport

    Grade
    14
    6
    2
    4
    Ref: W44194


    North End Farmhouse (ref W44194) and The Old Cricket Pavilion (ref UKC496) are set in a wonderful picturesque location in beautiful west Dorset, within an environmentally friendly farming area and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Set in an idyllic location, these properties are nestled just north of Chideock, 3 miles from the stunning World Heritage Jurassic Coast and 4 miles from Bridport. Also, there is a world archeological site within a 20-minute walk from the properties. The large 14th-century thatched farmhouse offers delightful holiday accommodation. Reached by a no-through road and within a scenic area, families can enjoy a haven away from it all, but be near to many attractions. It offers a large living room, formerly the great hall, with a huge stone mantled Tudor fireplace with open fire. There is a hidden stone spiral staircase and a snug with a wood burner in an inglenook.
    The Old Cricket Pavilion, formerly located at the Symondsbury Cricket Ground, offers a romantic retreat for two and enjoys panoramic views over the countryside. Guests can enjoy superb country walking from the doorstep, or 3 miles away on the Jurassic Coast with its lovely scenery. Delve into some fossil hunting, swimming or fishing.
    Slightly further is the characterful fishing port of West Bay, scene of the TV series ‘Broadchurch’, where you can go boating or sea fishing. Bridport, formerly a rope making town, with its restaurants, shops and markets is worth a stroll around, or the jewel in the crown of west Dorset is Lyme Regis, with its famous Cob, harbour, sandy beach and quaint shops. Visitors can spend days exploring this coastline from Sidmouth, Seaton and Lyme Regis on to Portland and Weymouth, or inland visiting many attractions in Dorchester. There are historic houses to enjoy such as Forde Abbey and Gardens, and within easy driving the Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum. Slightly further is Glastonbury Tor and maybe even Wells cathedral city and Cheddar Gorge. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.
    These properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 17 guests.

    Ground Floor:
    Living room 1: With open fire, 42" Freeview Smart TV, DVD player, beams and wooden floor.
    Living room 2: With 42’’ Freeview Smart TV and wood burner.
    Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, gas hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer and tiled floor.
    Bedroom 1: With twin beds.
    Wet room: With shower and toilet.
    Separate toilet.
    Two staircases to...
    First Floor:
    Bedroom 2: With super kingsize bed and en-suite with shower and toilet.
    Bedroom 3: With double bed.
    Bedroom 4: With double bed.
    Bedroom 5: With zip and link twin beds (can be super kingsize on request) and bunk bed.
    Bedroom 6: With twin beds.
    Bathroom 1: With bath and toilet.
    Bathroom 2: With bath and toilet.

    Oil central heating included. 2 cots. Enclosed lawned garden with patio, garden furniture and gas barbecue. Ample parking.

    Both properties: Gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for open fire and wood burner included. Highchair. Welcome pack. Shared 100 acre natural grounds with woodland. No smoking. Please note: There is an unfenced pond in the grounds 50 yards.

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  • The Stables

    Plush, nr. Piddletrenthide

    Grade
    14
    7
    2
    5
    Ref: DXS

    The Stables is a detached stable conversion and benefits from a large, open-plan kitchen/dining-room with a high ceiling and beams, a living room with a wood-burning stove and also has its own garden with great views over the surrounding countryside. The holiday property stands in the grounds of the owners’ 650-acre organic dairy farm; there are lovely walks from the doorstep amid the farmland. The Dorset Gap is nearby for walks amid stunning scenery, while sandy bays and nature reserves can be found along the World Heritage Coastline just 18 miles away. Dorchester (Thomas Hardy’s Casterbridge) is within driving distance for a wide range of attractions, including a lively weekly market with the beautiful Maiden Castle sure to be a highlight. A trip to the charming town of Cerne Abbas with its Tudor architecture, tea rooms and the nearby Cerne Giant is also a must on any itinerary. The seaside town of Weymouth with splendid harbour, Georgian seafront and long sandy beach makes a great day out and the ferry for day trips to the Channel Islands also leaves from the town. Just a few of the pretty Dorset villages to explore are Abbotsbury with its sub-tropical garden and swannery, Milton Abbas (the first planned settlement in England) with whitewashed thatched cottages and the 14th-century abbey, NT Corfe Castle and Lulworth with famous natural cove and over the hill to Durdle Door. There are RSPB reserves at Arne near Wareham and two at Weymouth. With good golf courses in the vicinity and a selection of excellent inns and restaurants within 7 miles, this truly is an ideal location to suit a variety of holiday needs. Shop 5 miles, pub 1 mile.

    One step to entrance. Large living room with wood-burning stove, beams and French doors. Large farmhouse-style kitchen with elec range (for cooking)/dining room with Belfast sink and butcher’s block. Bootroom. Shower room with toilet. Step from hall to remaining rooms. Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Double bedroom. Three twin bedrooms. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Bathroom with shower cubicle and toilet. First floor: Two bedrooms each with low sloping ceiling; one double and one small twin. Bathroom with toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Two travel cots
    • Two high chairs
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Electric range included
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Patio with furniture
    • Access to 650 acres of farmland
    • Parking (for 7 cars)
    • Natural spring water supply
    • No smoking

    Note: The Stables (DXS) and Armswell House (DQT) can be booked together to sleep up to 28+4 people

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  • Fernlea

    Acton, nr. Langton Matravers

    Grade
    14
    7
    1
    7
    Ref: DKE

    In a conservation area just a mile from the cliffs and sea at Dancing Ledge, this attractive and very well-equipped stone house enjoys superb views across the countryside towards Swanage Bay. Set with its own garden on the edge of the small hamlet of Acton, it has been completely renovated to a good standard throughout, and includes an extension at the rear (part of which is the owners’ accommodation). Each bedroom boasts en-suite bathroom facilities, a colour television, radio and telephone, making it ideal for large family groups holidaying together. Swanage (2½ miles) has a lovely sandy beach, and offers a wide variety of attractions, including shops, inns and restaurants, a theatre, and facilities for tennis and swimming. There are steam trains to the little town of Corfe Castle, and odd pieces of architecture brought from London, including the Wellington Tower on the beach, which once stood near London Bridge. The unspoilt village of Studland (4 miles) has another excellent beach (NT) and is close to woods and downs. North of the village is Studland Heath National Nature Reserve, home to a variety of wildlife ranging from wildfowl to lizards. A ferry runs from Studland across the bay to Sandbanks, from where the bay stretches on to Bournemouth. Excellent walking can be found in this area, with the coastal path running nearby along the cliffs, and the hills at Nine Barrow Down within easy reach. Riding stables at Wareham, 8 miles. Golf 4 miles. Poole and Bournemouth, both 20 miles. Shops ½ mile, three inns within a mile.

    Living room. Kitchen. Separate toilet. Stairs to dining room with tiled floor. First floor: 5 bedrooms: 3 double, 2 twin, all with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Steep stairs to second floor: 2 twin bedrooms, both with sloping ceilings and en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Open fire in living room (no fuel provided). Oil central heating and Aga (£90per week winter, by arrangement at cost in summer). Electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Eight Freeview TVs. DVD. Stereo/CD. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Broadband.Telephone–incoming calls only. Garden and furniture. Parking.

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  • Manor Farm - Manor Farm Barn

    Dewlish, nr. Dorchester

    Grade
    15
    8
    3
    8
    Ref: DPU

    Situated in the pretty village of Dewlish, surrounded by the rolling Dorset hills, these two highly individual and beautifully converted 18th-century farm buildings occupy a quiet corner of a courtyard on the edge of a 500-acre dairy and arable farm. Both are full of charm and character and are set around a shared outdoor heated swimming pool. Manor Farm Barn is detached, the larger of the holiday properties, and is arranged over three floors, offering eight en-suite bedrooms. The spacious living room has a beamed ceiling and French doors out to the courtyard, and there is a large, well-equipped farmhouse-style kitchen with range. Churn House offers four bedrooms, and boasts attractive brick and flint walls with pine panelling in the kitchen/dining room. Each has its own patio with furniture and bbq, and shared use of a games room. Children will enjoy watching the farm activities, with ducks and hens on site. There are bridle paths extending from the farm and many lovely walks to enjoy, with several inns nearby and a village pub just 150 yds away. The area is rich in history, and the landscape featured in Thomas Hardy’s novels. Nearby is Tolpuddle, made famous by the Tolpuddle Martyrs, Clouds Hill (NT) where Lawrence of Arabia lived, and Athelhampton, a 15th-century manor house set in fine gardens. The Dorset Coast is only 12 miles away, with unspoilt chalk cliffs, and the notable beauty spot of Lulworth Cove. Shop 1½ miles.

    Entrance hall with cloakroom and toilet. Large central hall with vaulted beamed ceiling, flagstone floor and minstrel gallery. Spacious living room with wood-burning stove, arrow slit windows, rugs on flagstone floor and French doors to patio. Two steps to large dining room with wooden floor and French doors to further patio area. Two steps to well-equipped, farmhouse-style kitchen/breakfast room with hand-made French-style units, combined fuel range, flagstone floor and French doors to patio. Twin bedroom with zip & link bed and en-suite bathroom with toilet. First floor: Three double bedrooms, one with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with toilet, and two with en-suite shower room and toilet. Two twin bedrooms, one with zip & link beds, each with en-suite bathroom and toilet. Single bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Second floor: Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Beamed throughout.

    • Wood-burning stove – initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
    • Range – fuel included
    • Wi-fi

    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Cot
    • High chair
    • Two TVs (one widescreen)
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Shared enclosed courtyard
    • Patio with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking
    • Games room with table football, pool table, table tennis, children’s toys, two toilets and kitchen
    • Shared outdoor heated swimming pool (15ft x 30ft, depth range 3ft to 5ft, open 15 April- 15 October)

    Note: DPU and DPT can be booked together to sleep 23 people, making it an ideal venue for corporate events and large families or groups. By prior arrangement, catering can also be provided and the games room can be converted into a conference room

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  • Old Monmouth

    Lyme Regis

    Grade
    16
    7
    0
    6
    Ref: DVP

    Dating back to 1630 - when it was originally established as a coaching inn - Old Monmouth lies in the heart of the popular seaside resort of Lyme Regis and forms one of a row of properties, just 100 yards from the seafront. Full of character, it offers spacious holiday accommodation for 16 people - with seven bedrooms (five en-suite) and also has many period features, including beamed ceilings, inglenook fireplaces and pine wooden shutters.

    Old Monmouth has endured a chequered history with Monmouth’s cavalry lodging there in 1685, being visited by Oscar Wilde in 1891 and used by the Americans as a HQ during the war. This unique property is an excellent holiday home to enjoy Lyme Regis with its famous Cobb, beach, shops and cafes, and also to explore the Jurassic Coast World Heritage site. There is superb scenery, coastal walking, golf and fishing on the doorstep, and within easy driving distance are Bridport, Charmouth, Beer, Seaton and Sidmouth. Weymouth, with its Deep Sea Adventure, Timewalk and many other attractions also makes for a good family visit. There are a host of National Trust properties to visit, as well as Forde Abbey and Gardens - whilst inland, the Yeovilton Air Museum, the Haynes Motor Museum, Sherborne Castle and much more provide alternative days out. Shops 200 yards, pubs and restaurant 100 yards.

    Large beamed living room with gas ‘coal-effect’ fire. Large beamed dining room with wooden floor. Well-equipped kitchen with gas range, breakfast area, wooden floor and side access to outside. Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. First floor: Four double bedrooms, all with en-suite shower room and toilet, one with additional twin beds (for +2). Twin bedroom with wooden shutters and wash basin. Bunk bedroom with double bed on bottom, single bed on top and wash basin. All bedrooms with TV (except bunk bedroom and upstairs twin bedroom). Bathroom with toilet. Separate toilet.

    • Gas ‘coal-effect’ fire included
    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Cot
    • High chair
    • Six TVs (Freeview)
    • DVD
    • Gas range included
    • 8-ring hob and double oven included
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • No garden
    • Public car park 400 yards (2 permits provided)
    • Ground floor facilities
    • No smoking

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  • Newton Manor House

    Swanage, Isle of Purbeck

    Grade
    16
    8
    0
    9
    Ref: DMM

    This magnificent listed building, with 8 bedrooms and 9 bath/shower rooms, offers wonderful character holiday accommodation in a residential area, just a mile away from the lovely sandy beaches of Swanage Bay and a large selection of restaurants and shops. Newton Manor House dates back to the early 1600s with walls and roof built from local Purbeck stone. The house retains a lot of its original charm with ornate oak panelling and wood carvings. The principal rooms overlook the serene landscaped gardens, while the first and second floor rooms offer far-reaching views across the small seaside town of Swanage, to the sea and coast beyond. The town of Swanage nestles peacefully amidst the beautiful Isle of Purbeck countryside, and is set between the Heads of Durlston and Studland, sloping gently down to the water’s edge. This small pleasant resort has an array of restaurants, interesting shops and a small theatre, not to mention spectacular floral displays in the parks and gardens. In season, pleasure cruisers leave the pier daily, bound for Poole, Bournemouth and the Isle of Wight. The Lifeboat Centre at Pervil Point is open to the public and fascinating to visit, whilst Durlston Country Park provides magnificent cliff walks and views of Anvil Point Lighthouse. A trip aboard Swanage’s restored steam railway also makes for a fun day out, winding its way through pretty scenery to the ruins of Corfe Castle. Magnificent coastal walks extend north from the town to the National Trust sandy beaches at Studland while the South West Coastal Path leads to Kimmeridge, Tyneham and West Lulworth in the west, much of which is National Trust land and rich in local flora and fauna. The larger seaside resorts of Poole and Bournemouth are just a ferry ride away, boasting a huge range of shops, theatres, museums, cinemas, and restaurants. The entire coast is excellent for trying out all manner of watersports - windsurfing, water-skiing, yachting and surfing to name just a few. Fishing and tennis are available a mile away in Swanage, and a local golf course can be found nearby. Shop ¼ mile.

    Hall. Spacious beamed living room with TV, open fire and double doors linking to dining room with seating for 16. Sitting room with TV. Spacious well-fitted kitchen. Utility with pool table. Shower room and toilet. First floor: Beamed double bedroom with 5ft bed, sloping ceiling and en-suite bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet. Further double bedroom with 5ft bed en-suite shower and toilet. Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Shower room with toilet. Second floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed and additional day bed (for alternative sleeping only) and en-suite shower room with toilet. Two twin bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, one with en-suite bathroom and toilet. Third floor: Twin bedroom in attic with zip & link beds (can be 6ft double) and en-suite shower room and toilet.

    • Open fire - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Cot
    • Travel cot
    • Two high chairs
    • Two TVs
    • DVD
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Two additional fridges
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Large garden with furniture
    • Ample parking
    • Barbecue
    • Pool table
    • No smoking
    • NB: Unfenced ponds in adjacent parking area

    Note: 3 or 4 night winter short breaks, charged at 72% of weekly price

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  • Moles Cottage

    Farnham, nr. Blandford Forum

    Grade
    16
    8
    2
    8
    Ref: DEEB


    Moles Cottage offers beautifully presented holiday accommodation and, for your convenience, is owned by and located next door to a very well-known 17th century pub/restaurant serving fine fayre. It was extended in the 1880s by the father of modern archaeology, General Augustus Lane Fox Pitt Rivers, for the nearby museum at the time. The Pitt Rivers Museum has now been relocated to the university of Oxford.


    Ideal for families or couples, this sumptuous and elegant detached home is tastefully styled throughout. Using fine quality furnishings and carefully co-ordinated colours, it has many features such as flagstone floors and a large open fire in the living room. All of the bedrooms have en-suite facilities, and there is a large walled parking area, which can accommodate eight cars, and an enclosed lawned garden with seating area and barbecue – the ideal place to enjoy al fresco dining.


    Located in a quaint village setting, Farnham is found in rural Cranborne Chase, designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, yet readily accessible to a number of delightful market towns, including Shaftesbury, Wimborne Minster and Blandford Forum.


    Dorset is a popular holiday destination and offers a variety of stunning scenery, from chalk downlands with ancient hill-top forests, to sandy beaches on the famous World Heritage Jurassic Coastline. Chesil Beach, Durdle Door, Corfe and Lulworth Cove are also worth a visit. Popular sandy beach destinations include Bournemouth and Poole. There is a huge array of attractions all within easy driving distance. Kingston Lacy, an elegant country mansion, was home of the Banks family for more than 300 years. It is about 11 miles away, is set in 8½ acres, and has a large art collection to view. The Larmer Tree Gardens (English Heritage), The Cranborne Estate with garden centre, manor house, tea rooms and village store, Wilton House, home to the Earl of Pembrokeshire and set in 21 acres, Chettle House, Salisbury Cathedral, Stourhead House and Gardens, Badbury Rings Hill Fort (National Trust) are some of the many historical places to visit.


    Other places for the family to enjoy are Longleat House and Safari Park, Monkey World, the Bovington Tank Museum, Haynes Motor Museum, Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum, Weymouth with Aqua World and Time Walk.
    Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant 50 yards.

    Entrance hall. Large living/dining room with open fire and French doors to garden. Kitchen with gas range (for cooking). Two double bedrooms; each with 5ft bed and en-suite wet room with toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms; each with 5ft bed and en-suite wet room with toilet. Two twin bedrooms; each with zip & link beds (can be 6ft double on request) and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Second floor: Two double bedrooms; each with 5ft bed, freestanding roll-top bath and en-suite toilet.

    • Open fire - fuel included
    • Gas, electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Cot, travel cot and high chair on request
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Gas range included
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Enclosed lawned garden with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Ample parking
    • Welcome pack
    • Pets free of charge
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities

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  • Churchview House

    Winterbourne Abbas, nr. Dorchester

    Grade
    17
    9
    2
    9
    Ref: W44119

    In the small village of Winterborne Abbas, in west Dorset’s Hardy Country, this large, 300 year old, former guest house is conveniently located next to the main road, making an ideal base for venturing out on day trips and exploring this wonderful area. Churchview House offers great accommodation for 17 guests, which is excellent for family or group gatherings. The house offers 2 living rooms, a large dining area with open fires, and 9 bedrooms, of which 8 are en-suite, all with TV’s the other having a bathroom next door. It is in an ideal location near Dorchester (4 miles) which is the county town of Dorset, and Bridport (10 miles) and West Bay (12 miles). The amazing Chesil Beach and the Fleet Lagoon is 5 miles with many water sports available. Travelling a short distance along the causeway, you can enjoy stunning views from Portland and the famous Portland Bill Lighthouse, all the way over to Lyme Bay, and along this famous stretch of English coastline, now designated as the World Heritage Jurassic Coast, with its superb coastal walking and scenery. Within easy driving distance, enjoy family days out at Weymouth with its stunning, award-winning sandy beach which the children will love, visit the Sea Life Adventure Park and Sea Life Tower, or perhaps try some windsurfing in Portland harbour. There are many attractions in this lovely part of the world; Dorchester has many museums, there is the Tank Museum at Bovington, Monkey World, Corfe Castle, Lulworth Cove, Abbotsbury Swannery and Subtropical Gardens. Further west, enjoy a day out taking in the famous Cob and harbour at Lyme Regis with its beach and quaint shops. Sherborne, Poole (28 miles) and Wareham (22 miles) are also worth visiting for many further attractions. Beach 5 miles. Shop and restaurant 2½ miles, pub ¼ mile.

    Ground Floor:
    Living room 1: With 40” Freeview TV, DVD player and French doors leading to patio.
    Dining room: With two open fires, drinks fridge and wooden floor.
    Kitchen: With electric oven, gas hob, range, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, beams and tiled floor.
    First Floor:
    Living room 2: With 40” Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed, Freeview TV, DVD player and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.
    Bedroom 2: With double bed, Freeview TV, DVD player and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.
    Bedroom 3: With double bed, Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Bedroom 4: With twin beds, Freeview TV, DVD player and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
    Bedroom 5: With twin beds, Freeview TV, DVD player and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.
    Bedroom 6: With single bed, Freeview TV, DVD player and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.
    Two staircases (one steep) to...
    Second Floor:
    Bedroom 7: With double bed, Freeview TV, DVD player and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.
    Bedroom 8: With double bed, Freeview TV, DVD player and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
    Bedroom 9: With twin beds, Freeview TV, DVD player and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Highchair available. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack. Small enclosed lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area, garden furniture and barbecue. Parking for 7 cars. No smoking. Please note: There are 2 steps into the garden.

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  • Armswell House

    Plush, nr. Piddletrenthide

    Grade
    18
    7
    2
    5
    Ref: DQT

    Surrounded by beautiful Dorset countryside, close to the Dorset Gap, this substantial 18th-century farmhouse stands a mile from the pretty hamlet of Plush with its delightful village inn. Retaining many original features, including ornamental fireplaces and splendid high ceilings, the property benefits from the addition of a games room and spa room in its cellar. With its own large, pretty walled garden, with lawned area and flower borders, it stands in the grounds of the owners’ 650-acre organic dairy farm; there are lovely walks from the doorstep amid the farmland.
    The Dorset Gap is nearby, for walks amid stunning scenery, while sandy bays and nature reserves can be found along the World Heritage Coastline just 18 miles away. Dorchester (Thomas Hardy’s Casterbridge) is within driving distance for a wide range of attractions, including a lively weekly market, with the beautiful Maiden Castle sure to be a highlight. A trip to the charming town of Cerne Abbas, with its Tudor architecture, and the nearby Cerne Giant are also a must on any itinerary. There are good golf courses in the vicinity and a selection of excellent inns and restaurants within 7 miles, this truly is an ideal location to suit a variety of holiday needs. Shop 5 miles.

    Entrance hall. Two large living rooms, each with open fire and rugs on flagstone floor. Spacious dining room. Large, well-equipped, farmhouse-style kitchen with breakfast area, range-style cooker, Belfast sink, tiled floor and French door to walled garden. Utility/toilet. Lower ground floor: Games room with table tennis and pool table. Spa room with hot tub/Jacuzzi. Shower cubicle. Two staircases to first floor: Two double bedrooms (with ornamental fireplaces), one with 5ft four-poster bed and en-suite shower room and toilet, one with en-suite bathroom with shower attachment, separate shower cubicle and toilet. Two twin bedrooms, each with sofa-bed (for +2), one with ornamental fireplace. Bathroom with shower attachment, separate shower cubicle and toilet. Shower room with toilet. Second floor: Three ‘attic’ bedrooms with sloping beamed ceilings; one double with en-suite bathroom and toilet, two twin, one with en-suite bathroom and toilet.

    • Open fires – fuel included
    • Electricity, full oil central heating (plug-in oil-filled rads in attic bedrooms), bed linen and towels included
    • Two travel cots
    • Two high chairs
    • Two TVs (Teletext)
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Large enclosed garden with patio and furniture
    • Access to 650 acres of farmland
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 7 cars)
    • Private hot tub
    • Games room with table tennis and pool table
    • Natural spring water supply
    • No smoking

    Note: Armswell House (DQT) and The Stables (DXS) can be booked together to sleep up to 28+4 people

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  • The Old Tithe Barn

    Litton Cheney, nr. Dorchester

    Grade
    18
    9
    3
    9
    Ref: DCCD

    Within 2 miles of the famous Chesil Beach and World Heritage Jurassic Coast and between West Bay and Portland Bill, this Grade II 13th-century stone tithe barn, situated in Litton Cheney on a working farm, has been restored and extended to provide excellent detached character accommodation for eighteen guests, in this sought after part of West Dorset. It offers a great location for enjoying this holiday area, and boasts nine en-suite bedrooms (five doubles and four twins), each with TV, and a large kitchen, ideal for self catering with a large group. The original stone barn, now a very impressive vaulted and beamed living/dining room, comfortably accommodates eighteen. There is plenty of room for all; guests can relax and unwind in the large garden, the children can play in the games room equipped with pool table, there is fishing (by arrangement with the owner) in the 2-acre coarse fishing lake, or simply wander down to the village pub to wine and dine, or enjoy some glorious country walking.
    Within a few minutes’ drive is Chesil Beach at Burton Bradstock which stretches for 17 miles from Portland to West Bay and is a unique shingle ridge and natural beauty spot. The pebbles on the beach are said to increase in size from east to west, the largest being at Portland where a centre for wind and kitesurfing can also be found. West Bexington and Abbotsbury are a short drive away with opportunities for swimming and fishing. Abbotsbury is home to the swannery which is a popular family attraction for holidaymakers and where visitors can walk amidst colonies of nesting mute swans in a natural wildlife habitat. Originally established by Benedictine monks who built a monastery at Abbotsbury, the swannery was used to provide food for their banquets and has been featured in films including Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. The Abbotsbury Sub-tropical Gardens, which were established in the 1700s by the Countess of Ilchester, are another place of interest to visit. Magnolia and camelia collections are of particular note as well as rhododendrons and hydrangeas; a gift shop, restaurant and plant centre complete the facilities for a good day out. There is much to see and do in Dorset for families, especially at Weymouth, a short drive away, which offers many attractions ranging from the Sea Life Museum, Deep Sea Adventure to the Time Walk, or visit Dorchester with its many attractions and shops. Further afield, family days out include Wool with its Tank Museum and Monkey World, or admire the natural arch of Durdle Door and the almost circular cove of Lulworth on the way to Wareham and the Isle of Purbeck. To the west one can see the magnificent World Heritage Coast and visit West Bay, Eype, Charmouth and of course the ever popular seaside resort of Lyme Regis, with its pretty harbour and Cobb. Shop 3 miles and pub 400 yards.

    Spacious beamed living/dining room with wood-burning stove, vaulted ceiling, wooden floor and corner bar. Large kitchen with walk-in larder and stone floor. Games room. Three twin bedrooms, each with en-suite shower room with toilet. Separate toilet. First floor (three staircases): Five double bedrooms, each with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with toilet. Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room with toilet. All bedrooms with TV.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
    • Electricity, full woodchip pellet central heating (underfloor on ground floor), bed linen and towels included
    • Cot
    • High chair
    • 32’’ widescreen Freeview TV
    • Nine further Freeview TVs
    • DVD
    • Radio/CD
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Large enclosed garden with patio, terrace and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Ample parking
    • Cycle store
    • Games room with pool table
    • Fishing available at cost by arrangement
    • Catering by arrangement with owner
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities
    • NB: Lake on farm

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