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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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Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
2

"A delightful base for your holiday, set in glorious countryside close to unspoilt beaches."

Marshwood Manor offers excellent accommodation and facilities in a tranquil rural setting, surrounded by Dorset’s loveliest countryside, and only 5 miles from the unspoilt beaches and golden sandstone cliffs of the coastline. The estate’s 10 acres of lawn, garden, pasture and woodland offer plenty of room for adults to stroll and children to play.
The properties have been carefully formed from a fine original range of buildings next to the manor house and may be booked together to accommodate larger groups holidaying together (property refs DEY, DFA, DEX, DUS and DWS). Previously filmed for BBC television, all retain character and charm, whilst offering comfortable holiday accommodation fitted to a high standard throughout. Each has its own garden or courtyard with furniture, and all enjoy shared use of the extensive gardens and grounds. There is a large games barn with pool table and table tennis, and a children’s play area with swings and slide. Approached along a private drive and set well back from the road, the cottages are perfectly positioned for enjoying this delightful corner of Dorset.
There are a variety of beautiful beaches, both sand and pebble, within a five to ten mile radius, including those at Lyme Regis, Charmouth, Seatown, Eype, West Bay and Burton Bradstock. Fossil-rich cliffs define this dramatic stretch of coastline, which encompasses the 2,000-acre National Trust estate of Golden Cap. This is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and superb walking country, both on the rolling chalk hills overlooking fertile inland valleys and on the coastal footpaths offering spectacular clifftop views. It is also an area full of romance and history, with three ancient hill forts and the house and gardens of Forde Abbey all nearby.
A range of attractions is on offer in nearby country towns. Lyme Regis is a pretty seaside resort, its elegant colour-washed buildings and promenade lining a handsome harbour. Motor boats can be hired and there are fishing trips, a sailing school and a windsurfing school. Bridport is a thriving market town, featured on TV’s River Cottage, the Port Bredy of Hardy’s novels, offering a good choice of shops, inns, restaurants, an arts centre and a sports centre with indoor pool. The coastline is excellent for sea fishing and inland waters offer good coarse fishing. Golfers will find courses at Lyme Regis and West Bay and there is also horse riding nearby within 5 miles. Caterers are available locally. The local shop at Marshwood and two charming thatched country pubs are within a short drive. Shops 2 miles.

Entrance hall with ground floor cloakroom with toilet. Large well-equipped kitchen/dining room with electric range cooker, dining table, TV, tiled floor and door to front patio area. Separate spacious living room with multi-fuel stove and two sets of French windows to rear garden overlooking countryside and the National Trust land at Pilsdon. Laundry/boot room with tiled floor and French doors to garden. First floor: Two double bedrooms, one with 5ft bed and TV. Two twin bedrooms. Two bathrooms, each with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • NSH included
  • Three flatscreen digital TVs
  • Electric range included
  • Enclosed rear garden with patio, furniture and lovely country views
  • Barbecue
  • Friday to
    Friday

  • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Parking
  • Pet(s) free of charge
  • No smoking
  • NB: Stream in grounds

ADDITIONAL FACILITIES

  • Shared gardens and grounds of 10 acres including children’s play area (suitable for children under ten)
  • Shared large games barn with pool table and table tennis
  • Enclosed play area with Wendy house, suitable for children under five, situated in the courtyard opposite games barn entrance

WAS
NOW
£503-£1554
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
23
Bedrooms
11
Pets
0
Hooke Court Ref: DND

Dating mainly from the 17th century, with some parts much older, this fine spacious, moated manor house, with its own large garden, was formerly owned by the Dukes of Bolton and the Earl of Sandwich. Now part of an educational complex, it has been modernised, yet retains its character and charm and serves as a memorable venue for large family and group re-unions. Boasting eleven bedrooms (8 with en-suite facilities), an elegant drawing room with open fire, a dining room and a games room, it has its own garden. Nestling below the Wessex Ridgeway, and close to the spectacular Dorset coastline, Hooke Court is just 10½ miles from West Bay (formerly Bridport Harbour), and is within easy reach of both pebbly Chesil Beach and Golden Cap cliff. Looking back further into the past than Hardy’s timeless ‘Wessex’, there are traces of Roman and pre-Roman culture ready to be explored. With Maiden Castle, Poundbury, Maumbury Rings and Cerne Abbas – home to the well-endowed Cerne Giant cut into a steep chalk hillside, well worth visiting. For days out, a pilgrimage to Hardy’s birthplace (NT), his school, his home and Stinsford Church, where his heart is buried, is a rewarding experience. Whilst locally, the district surrounding Beaminster has its own rich heritage and is home to a notable Tudor manor house - Mapperton Gardens, the main location for the BBC’s Tom Jones. Close by is Eggardon’s hill fort, 3 nature reserves, fishing, walking and sailing. Roman town of Dorchester (with weekly market), 13 miles. Golf course at Crewkerne. Shops and pubs
3½ miles.

Reception hall. Drawing room with open fire and door to garden. Dining room. Kitchen with range-style cooker. First floor: Three double bedrooms. Five twin bedrooms, one with additional bunk beds (for +2). Second floor: Two twin bedrooms. Single bedroom. Bathroom with toilet. Old chapel games room. All first floor bedrooms with en-suite bathroom and toilet or shower room with toilet.

  • Open fire – fuel included
  • Electricity and full oil central heating included (October – April £250 per week poa)
  • Bed linen included
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Range-style cooker included
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Additional fridge
  • Wi-fi
  • Large garden with picnic benches
  • Parking (for 10 cars)
  • Games room with one table tennis table
  • No smoking
  • NB: Moat in garden

WAS
NOW
£2688-£2957
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
14
Bedrooms
6
Pets
2
Holme Cottage 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, table tennis, 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, table tennis and table football
  • 8 person sauna room with shower
  • Hot tub
  • Ground floor facilities
  • Pets free of charge
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

WAS
NOW
£1068-£3265
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
5
Pets
0

With exclusive use of a superb indoor heated swimming pool, this spacious property offers well-equipped holiday accommodation, just 1½ miles from the sea and the picturesque harbour town of Lyme Regis. With a large secluded garden (south-facing with lovely views), it boasts a tranquil yet convenient location, just a stroll away from Uplyme village green (with playground and tennis court) and friendly village pub and post office. This is an ideal base from which to explore the beaches and spectacular footpaths along the World Heritage coastline.
In Lyme Regis you can visit the Dinosaur Museum, working watermill, small theatre and cinema, or simply enjoy the winding streets of the old quarter, with its numerous shops, restaurants and cafes. The Cobb, surrounding the ancient harbour, is famous for its literary connections, featuring in both Jane Austen’s Persuasion and John Fowle’s novel and film The French Lieutenant’s Woman. There is no end of interesting places within easy reach by car: go fossil hunting on Charmouth beach, take the miniature train at Beer or tram at Seaton, explore Thomas Hardy’s Casterbridge (Dorchester), or pay a visit to Forde Abbey and a host of NT sites. Outdoor activities to be enjoyed locally include walking amid this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, golf, sailing, horse riding, fishing and bird-watching. Shops and pub ½ mile.

Large living room with wood-burning stove and two sets of French doors to terrace. Spacious well-equipped kitchen with granite worktops/dining room with natural slate floor. Separate utility/kitchenette. Cloakroom with toilet. Games room with table football, Playstation, Wii, 2/X-box and glazed doors to swimming pool. Step to two double bedrooms, each with beamed, vaulted ceiling and en-suite shower room with toilet; one with 6ft bed, and one with 6ft zip & link bed on ground level plus two guest beds (for +2) accessed via ladder with stairgate. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft mahogany four-poster bed. Two twin bedrooms. Family bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove – fuel included
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Cots
  • High chairs
  • 47’’ widescreen TV (satellite, Teletext)
  • Additional FreeviewTV for Playstation and Wii
  • Video
  • DVD
  • Small library of books/videos/games
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Pay-as-you-go mobile phone
  • Large enclosed garden with patio, furniture and play equipment
  • Barbecue
  • Parking/garage (for 6 cars)
  • Indoor heated swimming pool (24ft x 13ft)
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

WAS
NOW
£914-£2841
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
18
Bedrooms
9
Pets
3

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
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Lake on farm

WAS
NOW
£1469-£4380
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0

Oak Tree Cottage provides beautifully maintained accommodation and is finished to an extremely high standard. Set down a gravel lane, this detached cottage has a large farmhouse-style kitchen which is open-plan with the dining area - making it the real hub of the cottage. The large living room has an open log fire (ideal for a cosy winter’s evening) leading out into the all-year-round heated conservatory, which overlooks the garden. The fully enclosed level garden has a large grassed area for children to enjoy and a large patio area for al fresco dining. Just a short stroll leads into Ringwood Forest which stretches over a large area with its pine woodland and heath land, great for walking and cycling. In another area of the woodland is Moors Valley Country Park which makes a great day out for families. The coastline with its Blue Flag beaches at Poole and Bournemouth are just a short drive, as is the famous New Forest National Park and the Purbecks with its ‘chocolate box’ villages and rugged coastline. There are many market towns including Wimborne, Ringwood and Christchurch to enjoy. Lovely thatched pub (The Smugglers Haunt), shop and restaurant within ¼ mile.

(Wide door access to all ground floor rooms). Large living room with open log fire, French doors to conservatory and Amtico wooden floor. Spacious kitchen with dining area, granite worktops and Amtico wooden floor. Compact study/reading room. Large, heated conservatory. Cloakroom with toilet (wide level access door). First floor: Three double bedrooms, each with sloping ceiling, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, one with door leading to bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet (also accessed from landing). Compact twin bedroom.

  • Open fire - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Electricity double oven included
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • American style fridge/freezer
  • Additional fridge
  • Wi-fi
  • Enclosed, lawned, L-shaped garden with patio and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 6 cars); further roadside parking
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

WAS
NOW
£691-£1666
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0

"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.

Fourteen steps to entrance: ‘Upside-down’ style accommodation. Ground floor: Two double bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. First floor: Spacious living/dining room with rugs on wooden floor, door to garden and modern fitted kitchen area with tiled floor. Twin bedroom.

  • Video
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer by meter reading
  • Dishwasher
  • Grassed area with garden furniture
  • 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 (except DQM & DQL)
  • 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

WAS
NOW
£447-£1563
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0

Shared outdoor heated swimming pool

This pretty 17th century farmhouse, on a site dating back to the Domesday Book, nestles in the peaceful Dorset countryside. It has been sympathetically modernised whilst retaining many original features including beams, a flagstoned floor, mullion windows and an inglenook fireplace. Surrounded by 42 acres of pasture accommodating sheep, horses and poultry, and set in a verdant, peaceful garden with games available, the farmhouse is a haven of peace and quiet. Enjoy the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site with breathtaking walks both east and west. West Bay provides a small sandy beach and the beginning of the famous shingle Chesil Beach, and has a picturesque harbour. Mapperton Gardens, Forde Abbey, Abbotsbury Gardens and Swannery, Weymouth and Lyme Regis all within easy reach. The property also has a shared swimming pool available for use between 1st June and 30th September (heating charge up to £6/day). Shop 3 miles, pub 1 mile, restaurant 0.5 miles.

Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Utility room. 4 bedrooms: 2 double, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, 2 twin. Bathroom. Separate toilet.

Central heating and electricity by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Video. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Freezer. Shared garden and furniture. Barbecue. Shared swimming pool (payable locally), open June-September. No smoking. NB: Drops and small river on boundary of property. 2 small ponds in garden.

WAS
NOW
£532-£1332
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
25
Bedrooms
10
Pets
2
Purbeck Vineyard Ref: DBBJ

This large detached holiday home is located in the village of Harmans Cross, between the Jurassic Coastline, a designated World Heritage Site, and the picture postcard village of Corfe Castle. The vineyard was established in 2000 and has some 3000 vines. The on-site winery enables the wine grapes to be harvested, pressed and vinified into wine that truly is chateau bottled. Tours can be organised by prior arrangement. Food hampers, casks and ½ casks of local beer and wine can be pre-ordered. The bedrooms are inviting, unique and individual - designed with relaxation in mind; they all feature hand sprung mattresses, deep baths or spectacular power showers. Many of the rooms have balconies overlooking the vineyard, steam railway and views of the panoramic Purbeck Hills. This accommodation has been furnished using the finest contemporary fabrics, fittings and furniture.
The Swanage steam railway can be seen passing by along the bottom of the valley close to the vineyard and one of the stops is at nearby Harmans Cross station. The line runs from NT Corfe Castle along to Swanage. The seaside town of Swanage is popular all year around, with the coastal paths, Dulston Country Park, a sandy beach, promenade and small pier. Activities which can be enjoyed locally include horse riding, sailing, golf, tennis, diving, windsurfing and sea fishing. There is also an RSPB reserve at Arne near the Saxon town of Wareham. Popular places to visit include Blue Pool, Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, NT Brownsea Island, Monkey World and Bovington Tank Museum. A little further a field are the larger seaside resorts of Sandbanks, Bournemouth and Weymouth. The Sealife Centre, Abbotsbury Swannery and Athelhampton House and Gardens are easily accessible. Garage/shop 550 yards. Shops, pubs and local restaurant 1 mile.

Library/foyer with comfy seats and space for wet boots. Living room with open fire and patio doors. Second living room with bar area. Dining room with large extendable mahogany tables. Large renovated well-equipped kitchen. Utility. Double bedroom with 5ft bed, additional cabin bed (for
+1 child under 10 yrs) and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet, leading to two additional single beds (for +2), with en-suite shower room with toilet. Two separate toilets. First floor: Five double bedrooms, each with 5ft bed, French doors to balcony and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet, one with four poster bed and larger balcony. Double bedroom with 5ft bed, additional single bed (for +1), additional cabin bed (for +1 child under 10 yrs) and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Further double bedroom with 5ft bed leading to twin bedroom (for +2) with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower, shower attachment and toilet. All bedrooms with TV. All balconies with views of vineyard and other rooms with views of Purbeck Hills.

  • Open fire - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot and high chair on request
  • TVs
  • DVD
  • Radio/CD
  • Wii
  • Double cooker
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • American-style fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • 1½-acre lawned garden with terrace and furniture
  • Balconies
  • 2½-acre vineyard (tours by arrangement)
  • Ample parking
  • Games area with Xbox and Wii
  • External games room with table tennis and air hockey
  • Welcome pack
  • Pets free of charge (must be kept on lead)
  • No smoking
  • Ground floor facilities
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Ball water feature and
    fountain in garden

WAS
NOW
£2125-£5037
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
15
Bedrooms
8
Pets
3

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 11/2 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)
  • Video
  • 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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£1337-£3984
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
2

These delightful holiday cottages are set in the peaceful conservation village of Puncknowle, an AONB. The Jurassic Coast is just 1½ miles away with superb scenic walking, along with use of 4 acres of grounds and footpaths. Each cottage is finished to a high standard offering very comfortable holiday accommodation and is set in the same smart courtyard area as the owners’ homes. The ‘chocolate-box’ village of Burton Bradstock is 3 miles with a good small beach. Abbotsbury, along the coast, has its famous swannery and sub-tropical garden. Further east is the Victorian seaside town of Weymouth, with Blue Flag beach, sea fishing, windsurfing, Sealife Centre and two RSPB nature reserves. Monkey World and the Tank Museum near Wool are great places for a family day out. Dorchester, the county town also known as Thomas Hardy’s ‘Casterbridge’ is 30 minutes’ drive and has a lively weekly market and beautiful Maiden Castle. To the west is the market town of Bridport which was Thomas Hardy’s ‘Port Bredy’ and has the twice weekly market as featured in the popular TV programme River Cottage. The picturesque harbours of West Bay are a great place for fishing. Lyme Regis is an attractive seaside resort which enjoys a dramatic setting with high cliffs, landslips and handsome harbour, known as The Cobb. Both Lyme Regis and Charmouth are renowned for their prehistoric fossils which are displayed in the local museum and on sale in the fossil shops. Local pub serving good food 250 yards.

Living room with French doors to garden. Well-equipped kitchen with tiled floor. Dining room. Utility. Separate toilet. Boot room. First floor: Two double bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Twin bedroom. Bunk bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Electricity fire included
  • Tumble dryer
  • Freezer
  • Enclosed garden with terrace

  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD
  • Radio/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Garden furniture
  • Shared fields of 4 acres
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • Parking available for boats/trailers
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

WAS
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£517-£1501
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
The Cider Press 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 lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • Secure cycle store
  • Welcome pack
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

WAS
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£456-£1358
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