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Chetnole Mill in Chetnole, Dorset, South West England

Chetnole Mill, Chetnole, Dorset, South West England

Sleeps 5
Weekly prices from £347 to £ 1104

Self catering accommodation in Chetnole sleeps 5.

Features include: • Pet friendly • Internet Access • Open Fire or Woodburning Stove • Pub near by • Easy Walking Access • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 5

Accommodation overview: With its original machinery on view through an internal window, this fine conversion of part of an 18th-century mill has been charmingly furnished with some period and antique furniture, and enjoys a village setting (with its small patio garden) within walking distance of the green, children’s play area, shop and inn. Part of the mill is occupied by the owner’s art studio, and a public footpath runs along part of the driveway. Excellent train service to Bath and Weymouth. Yeovil (with swimming-pool) 7 miles, and the beach at Burton Bradstock is half an hour’s drive. Shop and inn 400 yards.

Living/dining room with large inglenook fireplace, rugs on wooden floor and modern kitchen area. Three easy steps to bathroom with toilet. Double bedroom with doors to patio. First floor: Two pretty bedrooms; one twin and one single, both with sloping ceiling. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.




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Telephone Exchange in Stalbridge, Dorset, South West England

Telephone Exchange, Stalbridge, Dorset, South West England

Sleeps 4
Weekly prices from £199 to £ 549

Self catering accommodation in Stalbridge sleeps 4.

Accommodation overview: A unique cottage in the heart of scenic North Dorset.

Phone enquiries: 0844 704 4966

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Serenity Cottage in Weymouth, Dorset, South West England

Serenity Cottage, Weymouth, Dorset, South West England

Sleeps 5
Weekly prices from £270 to £ 0

Self catering accommodation in Weymouth sleeps 5.

Accommodation overview:

Serenity Cottage is a two bedroom annexe located in the pretty village of Osmington.

Internally the property is finished to a high standard and benefits from Wi-Fi. Externally the property boasts a furnished patio area. Osmington is a pretty village characterised by narrow streets lined with picturesque thatched cottages and is situated just 4 miles from the centre of Weymouth.

Osmington is famous for the White Horse and Rider sculpted into the hill, it can be seen for miles around. It is possible to walk to the White Horse from the property along The South Dorset Ridgeway, a lovely route that runs through the village all the way to West Bexington. Due to its elevated position this walk provides stunning views across Weymouth Bay towards Portland. After a busy day exploring, the village boasts the family friendly Sunray Pub and Restaurant to refuel, just a few minutes stroll from the property.

The nearest beach to the property is Bowleaze Cove, a short drive away. It is a sand and shingle beach with rock pools to explore at low tide. The traditional seaside resort of Weymouth is within a fifteen minute drive and boasts a sandy beach complete with Punch and Judy show and donkey rides in the summer. In Weymouth you will also find an abundance of shops, restaurants and cafes to enjoy as well as numerous attractions such as The Sea Life Park and Marine Sanctuary.

Please note: this property can provide a cot and highchair on request.

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Living

  • Traditional open plan living/kitchen/dining area.
  • Furnished with a two seater sofa, three seater sofa and a coffee table.
  • Entertainment is provided by a TV/DVD player and Hifi.
  • The property benefits from Wi-Fi internet access.

Kitchen

  • Galley style kitchen with electric hob, fitted double oven, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
  • Complete with all the necessary appliances such as a microwave and kettle.
  • Dining area comprises of a dining table with seating for six.
  • Benefits from access onto the furnished patio area and terraced garden via French doors.

Sleeping

Bedroom one

  • Furnished with a double bed and single bed, wardrobe, bedside tables with lamps, and a chest of drawers.

Bedroom two

  • Furnished with twin beds, large fitted wardrobe, and a bedside table with lamp.

Bathroom

  • The bathroom consists of a w.c, bath with shower over and wash basin.

Outside

  • Furnished private patio area and terraced garden.
  • Outside storage for bikes and sailing equipment.
  • Ample off-road parking.
  • Short drive to Bowleaze Cove and Weymouth.


Phone enquiries: 0844 704 4966

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Lancombe Country Cottages - Hooke in Higher Chilfrome, Dorset, South West England

Lancombe Country Cottages - Hooke, Higher Chilfrome, Dorset, South West England

Sleeps 4
Weekly prices from £340 to £ 987

Self catering accommodation in Higher Chilfrome sleeps 4.

Features include: • Pet friendly • Internet Access • Swimming Pool • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 4

Accommodation overview: Set in glorious countryside... not far from the Jurassic Coast

Lancombe Country Cottages are set in three acres of glorious Thomas Hardy country, in the heart of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in west Dorset, close to the famous World Heritage Jurassic Coast, including the Chesil Beach. The six holiday cottages converted from old barns are set around an attractive courtyard, now a communal lawned area, are all well finished and equipped and provide a relaxing retreat after a day out sightseeing.
All are named after local rivers, offer comfortable accommodation and can be booked individually or together, depending on party numbers. Unwind in the 3 acres of grounds, relax in the heated indoor swimming pool (open every day), perhaps enjoy a sauna, or on a fine day, chill out with a barbecue in a pleasant setting overlooking beautiful Dorset countryside.
Within easy driving distance visitors can explore the stunning Chesil Beach and Jurassic Coast, from Weymouth to the picturesque seaside resort of Lyme Regis, with its harbour and famous Cobb. Enjoy the many little seaside resorts, spectacular scenic coastal walks, fishing, swimming, fossil hunting and attractions such as Abbotsbury Swannery (where the swans may be fed) and Sub-Tropical Gardens, and Bennetts Water Gardens.
There are many historic houses and gardens to visit including Athelhampon House and Gardens, and Kingston Maurward Gardens and Animal Park, as well as family attractions such as Bovington Tank Museum, Fleet Air Arm Museum at Yeovilton, Monkey World at Wareham and the Sea Life Centre at Weymouth.
The bustling market and county town of Dorchester, 8 miles, with its 18th-century houses, shops, restaurants and market is worth a visit, as is Weymouth with its Georgian seafront, Blue Flag sandy beach and traditional seaside entertainment. Inland there is the famous Cerne Abbas Giant and the quaint historic abbey town of Sherborne. Enjoy golf, fishing, horse riding and go-karting locally. Shops and pubs 2 miles.




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Marshwood Manor Cottages - The Forge in Lyme Regis, Dorset, South West England

Marshwood Manor Cottages - The Forge, Lyme Regis, Dorset, South West England

Sleeps 8
Weekly prices from £618 to £ 1847

Self catering accommodation in Lyme Regis sleeps 8.

Features include: • Pet friendly • Internet Access • Swimming Pool • Golf near by • Easy Walking Access • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 8

Accommodation overview: 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, DUT, 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 with furniture, and all enjoy shared use of the extensive gardens and grounds – as well as a range of facilities, including use of the owners’ small outdoor heated swimming pool (1st May - 30th Sept) set in a walled garden. 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. Guests can enjoy art classes with a trained instructor in our own studio (subject to an additional charge, availability and prior booking). There are also riding stables in the area. Caterers are available locally. The local shop at Marshwood and two charming thatched country pubs are within a short drive. Shops 2 miles.




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Doles Ash Farm - Fox Cottage in Piddletrenthide, Dorset, South West England

Doles Ash Farm - Fox Cottage, Piddletrenthide, Dorset, South West England

Sleeps 2
Weekly prices from £296 to £ 819

Self catering accommodation in Piddletrenthide sleeps 2.

Features include: Wheelchair Accessible • Pet friendly • Internet Access • Swimming Pool • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 2

Accommodation overview: The places Hardy roamed as a boy, and later enshrined as rustic Wessex . . .

Lying in the picturesque Piddle Valley in West Dorset are the twelve acres of glorious rolling countryside in which these holiday cottages are set. No longer a working farm, Doles Ash Farm now has an established vineyard producing English wines. The splendid range of barns here have been sympathetically converted to form a group of very comfortable cottages, interestingly clustered around a grass courtyard with the owners’ 18th-century house. Facilities include an indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, games barn with table tennis, snooker and table football, and tennis court. An alternative property in Piddletrenthide village (1 mile) is The School House (ref DRV) which can have the use of the leisure facilities at Doles Ash Farm. Outside, there is a pond, vineyard, sheep and chickens to visit and plenty of space for walking, playing, exploring and relaxing in the shared grounds.
Doles Ash Farm is the ideal venue for group get togethers, giving guests the benefit of families and friends being in the same place while still enjoying some personal space in individual cottages. Four of the holiday cottages have enclosed gardens, ideal for dogs, with the remaining four having individual patios. The indoor heated swimming pool is open daily all year round and the building has full changing facilities, as well as a coin-operated sauna. The tennis court is also available all year round. The cottages, facilities and grounds enjoy an outstandingly peaceful setting with magnificent walks on the doorstep. Riding, golf, clay-shooting and fishing are all available locally.
Good shops can be found 8 miles away in Dorchester and 10 miles away in Sherborne. There is a host of local attractions and a long sandy beach within a half hour’s drive at Weymouth. Studland beaches and Swanage are also firm favourites with visitors.
The Piddle Valley is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which boasts some of the prettiest villages in England and has a wealth of excellent family-friendly pubs to dine and relax in with the village of Godmanstone boasting the smallest pub in England. The beautiful village of Cerne Abbas, overseen by the legendary Cerne Giant, also lies just 3 miles from Doles Ash Farm. This is Thomas Hardy country with many of Hardy’s venues have changed little since his time. At Higher Bockhampton, standing among soaring beech trees, is the thatched cottage where the novelist was born.
Lovely cottages in a fabulous setting, what more could holidaymakers want. Shops 1 mile.




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Armswell House in Plush, Dorset, South West England

Armswell House, Plush, Dorset, South West England

Sleeps 18
Weekly prices from £1416 to £ 3420

Self catering accommodation in Plush sleeps 18.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Internet Access • Open Fire or Woodburning Stove • Hot Tub • Short Breaks • Games Room • Detached Property • Cottage Sl

Accommodation overview: 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.




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Swiss Cottage in Chideock, Dorset, South West England

Swiss Cottage, Chideock, Dorset, South West England

Sleeps 7
Weekly prices from £611 to £ 1457

Self catering accommodation in Chideock sleeps 7.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Internet Access • Open Fire or Woodburning Stove • Pub near by • Easy Walking Access • Short Breaks • Games Room • Deta

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

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




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Marshwood Manor Cottages - Rose Cottage in Bettiscombe, Dorset, South West England

Marshwood Manor Cottages - Rose Cottage, Bettiscombe, Dorset, South West England

Sleeps 4
Weekly prices from £308 to £ 899

Self catering accommodation in Bettiscombe sleeps 4.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Internet Access • Swimming Pool • Golf near by • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 4

Accommodation overview: 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, DUT, 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 with furniture, and all enjoy shared use of the extensive gardens and grounds – as well as a range of facilities, including use of the owners’ small outdoor heated swimming pool (1st May - 30th Sept) set in a walled garden. 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. Guests can enjoy art classes with a trained instructor in our own studio (subject to an additional charge, availability and prior booking). There are also riding stables in the area. Caterers are available locally. The local shop at Marshwood and two charming thatched country pubs are within a short drive. Shops 2 miles.




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Pebble Beach Cottage in Lulworth, Dorset, South West England

Pebble Beach Cottage, Lulworth, Dorset, South West England

Sleeps 10
Weekly prices from £539 to £ 1649

Self catering accommodation in Lulworth sleeps 10.

Accommodation overview: A charming yet contemporary thatched cottage close to Lulworth Cove.

Phone enquiries: 0844 704 4966

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Lancombe Country Cottages - Frome in Higher Chilfrome, Dorset, South West England

Lancombe Country Cottages - Frome, Higher Chilfrome, Dorset, South West England

Sleeps 5
Weekly prices from £340 to £ 987

Self catering accommodation in Higher Chilfrome sleeps 5.

Features include: • Pet friendly • Internet Access • Swimming Pool • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 5

Accommodation overview: Set in glorious countryside... not far from the Jurassic Coast

Lancombe Country Cottages are set in three acres of glorious Thomas Hardy country, in the heart of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in west Dorset, close to the famous World Heritage Jurassic Coast, including the Chesil Beach. The six holiday cottages converted from old barns are set around an attractive courtyard, now a communal lawned area, are all well finished and equipped and provide a relaxing retreat after a day out sightseeing.
All are named after local rivers, offer comfortable accommodation and can be booked individually or together, depending on party numbers. Unwind in the 3 acres of grounds, relax in the heated indoor swimming pool (open every day), perhaps enjoy a sauna, or on a fine day, chill out with a barbecue in a pleasant setting overlooking beautiful Dorset countryside.
Within easy driving distance visitors can explore the stunning Chesil Beach and Jurassic Coast, from Weymouth to the picturesque seaside resort of Lyme Regis, with its harbour and famous Cobb. Enjoy the many little seaside resorts, spectacular scenic coastal walks, fishing, swimming, fossil hunting and attractions such as Abbotsbury Swannery (where the swans may be fed) and Sub-Tropical Gardens, and Bennetts Water Gardens.
There are many historic houses and gardens to visit including Athelhampon House and Gardens, and Kingston Maurward Gardens and Animal Park, as well as family attractions such as Bovington Tank Museum, Fleet Air Arm Museum at Yeovilton, Monkey World at Wareham and the Sea Life Centre at Weymouth.
The bustling market and county town of Dorchester, 8 miles, with its 18th-century houses, shops, restaurants and market is worth a visit, as is Weymouth with its Georgian seafront, Blue Flag sandy beach and traditional seaside entertainment. Inland there is the famous Cerne Abbas Giant and the quaint historic abbey town of Sherborne. Enjoy golf, fishing, horse riding and go-karting locally. Shops and pubs 2 miles.




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Doles Ash Farm - The Stable in Piddletrenthide, Dorset, South West England

Doles Ash Farm - The Stable, Piddletrenthide, Dorset, South West England

Sleeps 6
Weekly prices from £537 to £ 1511

Self catering accommodation in Piddletrenthide sleeps 6.

Features include: • Pet friendly • Internet Access • Swimming Pool • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 6

Accommodation overview: The places Hardy roamed as a boy, and later enshrined as rustic Wessex . . .

Lying in the picturesque Piddle Valley in West Dorset are the twelve acres of glorious rolling countryside in which these holiday cottages are set. No longer a working farm, Doles Ash Farm now has an established vineyard producing English wines. The splendid range of barns here have been sympathetically converted to form a group of very comfortable cottages, interestingly clustered around a grass courtyard with the owners’ 18th-century house. Facilities include an indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, games barn with table tennis, snooker and table football, and tennis court. An alternative property in Piddletrenthide village (1 mile) is The School House (ref DRV) which can have the use of the leisure facilities at Doles Ash Farm. Outside, there is a pond, vineyard, sheep and chickens to visit and plenty of space for walking, playing, exploring and relaxing in the shared grounds.
Doles Ash Farm is the ideal venue for group get togethers, giving guests the benefit of families and friends being in the same place while still enjoying some personal space in individual cottages. Four of the holiday cottages have enclosed gardens, ideal for dogs, with the remaining four having individual patios. The indoor heated swimming pool is open daily all year round and the building has full changing facilities, as well as a coin-operated sauna. The tennis court is also available all year round. The cottages, facilities and grounds enjoy an outstandingly peaceful setting with magnificent walks on the doorstep. Riding, golf, clay-shooting and fishing are all available locally.
Good shops can be found 8 miles away in Dorchester and 10 miles away in Sherborne. There is a host of local attractions and a long sandy beach within a half hour’s drive at Weymouth. Studland beaches and Swanage are also firm favourites with visitors.
The Piddle Valley is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which boasts some of the prettiest villages in England and has a wealth of excellent family-friendly pubs to dine and relax in with the village of Godmanstone boasting the smallest pub in England. The beautiful village of Cerne Abbas, overseen by the legendary Cerne Giant, also lies just 3 miles from Doles Ash Farm. This is Thomas Hardy country with many of Hardy’s venues have changed little since his time. At Higher Bockhampton, standing among soaring beech trees, is the thatched cottage where the novelist was born.
Lovely cottages in a fabulous setting, what more could holidaymakers want. Shops 1 mile.




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