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Cranborne Chase & West Wiltshire Downs

The downs are named after the village of Cranborne, dating back to Saxon times, with a manor house and small monastery, the word chase comes from the historic royal hunts which used to take place many years ago. The whole area covers 379 square miles, mainly including Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire and was designated an AONB in 1981. There are lots of lovely holiday cottages in the Cranborne Chase and West Wiltshire Downs to choose from and use our extensive feature list to make sure you find your perfect one such as enclosed garden, village or pub within walking distance or part of our luxury collection, the choice really is yours.

The area is very varied with the most dramatic scenery near the boundary of Dorset and Wiltshire where chalk downland rises sharply to rounded summits. This lends itself to some wonderful walking so perfect if you take your four legged friend. One prominent hill is Menbury Hill which looks like an island rising above the very flat expanses of Compton Abbas airfield, well worth the climb to see lovely views. Don’t miss a walk up to Win Green the highest point at 277 metres on the chase, you can see as far as the Isle of Wight and the Quantock Hills on a good day.

With cottage rentals in Cranborne Chase West Wiltshire Downs you can base yourself near to rolling chalk grassland, ancient woodland, chalk escarpments, hills or river valleys all very distinct and just as they were centuries ago. The area is sprinkled with shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants were you can sample the local delicacies and arts and crafts in places like Wimborne Minster, Hillbutts and Furzehill.

Visit Larmer Tree Gardens which is a great example of Victorian extravagance with magnificent laid out gardens and woodland, in spring there is a wonderful display of Camellias and Rhododendrons. There is also an amazing collection of enchanting ornate buildings.

Old Waldour Castle built in the 14th century sits beside a lake and a lovely day out with family fun trails throughout the summer. You’ll love the grounds and a great venue for the historians amongst us as well. Stourhead House and Gardens has something for everyone with 2,650 acres to explore plus a restaurant, shop, pub, art gallery and farm shop.

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  • Motcombe, near Gillingham, Dorset ×
    9.5 12 reviews
    9.5 12 reviews

    Motcombe, near Gillingham, Dorset

    Ref: W43465
    Wifi Car parking on site Pets go free Detached Rural Location
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    Price £405.00

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  • Alderholt, near Fordingbridge, Dorset ×
    9.6 14 reviews
    9.6 14 reviews

    Alderholt, near Fordingbridge, Dorset

    Ref: W43554
    Wifi Car parking on site Enclosed Garden / Patio Pub within 1 mile Garden / Patio Ground Floor Facilities
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  • Uppington, Wimborne, Dorset ×
    9.1 12 reviews
    9.1 12 reviews

    Uppington, Wimborne, Dorset

    Ref: DAAJ
    Wifi Car parking on site Enclosed Garden / Patio Garden / Patio Ground Floor Facilities Rural Location
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    Sunnylands Farm - The Old Dairy I
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  • Mere, near Warminster, Wiltshire ×
    9.3 9 reviews
    9.3 9 reviews

    Mere, near Warminster, Wiltshire

    Ref: 27133
    Wifi Car parking on site Pub within 1 mile Pets go free Garden / Patio Ground Floor Facilities
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  • Holt Wood, near Wimborne, Dorset ×
    9.8 13 reviews
    9.8 13 reviews

    Holt Wood, near Wimborne, Dorset

    Ref: UKC676
    Wifi Car parking on site Garden / Patio Ground Floor Facilities
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  • Damerham, near Fordingbridge, Hampshire ×
    8.4 16 reviews
    8.4 16 reviews

    Damerham, near Fordingbridge, Hampshire

    Ref: 29585
    Wifi Car parking on site Pub within 1 mile Pets go free Garden / Patio
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    The Compasses Inn Cottages - White Wing
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  • Furze Hill, near Wimborne, Dorset ×
    8.3 6 reviews
    8.3 6 reviews

    Furze Hill, near Wimborne, Dorset

    Ref: 29316
    Wifi Car parking on site Pub within 1 mile Pets go free Ground Floor Facilities
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    Price £455.00

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  • East Martin, near Fordingbridge, Hampshire ×
    9.2 11 reviews
    9.2 11 reviews

    East Martin, near Fordingbridge, Hampshire

    Ref: UKC1250
    Wifi Car parking on site Pets go free Garden / Patio Woodburning Stove
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  • Broad Chalke, near Salisbury, Wiltshire ×
    9.3 6 reviews
    9.3 6 reviews

    Broad Chalke, near Salisbury, Wiltshire

    Ref: UKC2403
    Wifi Car parking on site Pub within 1 mile Garden / Patio
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  • Holt, near Wimborne, Dorset ×
    9.2 18 reviews
    9.2 18 reviews

    Holt, near Wimborne, Dorset

    Ref: 26663
    Wifi Car parking on site Enclosed Garden / Patio Pub within 1 mile Detached Garden / Patio Rural Location Woodburning Stove
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  • Damerham, near Fordingbridge, Hampshire ×
    7.8 13 reviews
    7.8 13 reviews

    Damerham, near Fordingbridge, Hampshire

    Ref: 29584
    Wifi Car parking on site Pub within 1 mile Pets go free Garden / Patio
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    The Compasses Inn Cottages - Blue Charm
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  • Compton Abbas, near Shaftesbury, Dorset ×
    8 5 reviews
    8 5 reviews

    Compton Abbas, near Shaftesbury, Dorset

    Ref: W8523
    Car parking on site Pub within 1 mile Pets go free Garden / Patio
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