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90 luxury cottages and self catering accommodation in Dorset, South West England. A range of superb quality cottages across Dorset.

 
 
 
 
 

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Michaelmas House Stables in Wimborne, Dorset, South West England

Michaelmas House Stables, Wimborne, Dorset, South West England

Sleeps 2
Weekly prices from £259 to £ 743

Self catering accommodation in Wimborne sleeps 2.

Features include: • Internet Access • Pub near by • Short Breaks • Games Room • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 2

Accommodation overview: Set in the heart of the Dorset countryside, close to the small market town of Wimborne. This detached former stables, adjacent to the owner’s home, has been restored to a very high standard, with traditional English oak floors and vaulted ceilings. Cranborne Chase, an AONB is a short drive away. The spectacular Dorset coastline, with its quiet coves, unspoilt beaches, and wonderful opportunities for walking, is also close at hand, along with the New Forest National Park. Shop and pub ½ mile.

Step down to entrance. Large living/dining room with wood-burning stove, sofa bed (alternative sleeping), high vaulted ceiling with oak beams, oak floor and Shaker-style kitchen area with oak floor. Fully-tiled shower room with double shower and toilet. Narrow, open-tread, spiral stairs to first floor: Mezzanine area with double bed and low, sloping ceiling.




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

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

Sleeps 3
Weekly prices from £234 to £ 692

Self catering accommodation in Bettiscombe sleeps 3.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Internet Access • Swimming Pool • Golf near by • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 3

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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Hambury House in Isle of Purbeck, Dorset, South West England

Hambury House, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset, South West England

Sleeps 8
Weekly prices from £539 to £ 0

Self catering accommodation in Isle of Purbeck sleeps 8.

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Phone enquiries: 0844 704 4966

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Grange Farm Cottages - Woodpecker Cottage in Oborne, Dorset, South West England

Grange Farm Cottages - Woodpecker Cottage, Oborne, Dorset, South West England

Sleeps 4
Weekly prices from £234 to £ 788

Self catering accommodation in Oborne sleeps 4.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Internet Access • Easy Walking Access • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 4

Accommodation overview: Near the character abbey town of Sherborne, 2 miles, these two well presented single storey barn conversions, offer comfortable and spacious accommodation in a peaceful location. They are delightfully situated and yet within 2 miles, one can be in the lovely town of Sherborne, enjoying the picturesque Blackmore Vale, or visiting many historic houses, such as Montacute, Forde Abbey, Stourhead and Longleat. Within easy driving distance of many family attractions such as the popular Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum and the Haynes Motor Museum and days out exploring the World Heritage Coast from Weymouth to Lyme Regis, or inland central Somerset, Glastonbury Tor and the exquisite City of Bath. Shops and pub 2 miles.




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Woodyhyde Courtyard in Corfe Castle, Dorset, South West England

Woodyhyde Courtyard, Corfe Castle, Dorset, South West England

Sleeps 12
Weekly prices from £1828 to £ 4606

Self catering accommodation in Corfe Castle sleeps 12.

Features include: • Pet friendly • Internet Access • Swimming Pool • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 12

Accommodation overview: Occupying a secluded rural position within a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the heart of the Purbecks, Woodyhyde Courtyard is a large detached, single-storey holiday property with its own leisure facilities including heated indoor swimming pool and sauna with changing room, shower and toilet. In the games room there is table tennis, a pool table and table football. There is also a gym (adults only) and outside a large enclosed field ideal for ball games or a picnic.
This is excellent walking country – four footpaths lead from the grounds over open countryside, from where they link up with a magnificent network of paths, including the spectacular Dorset Coast Path just 3 miles away. The historic stone village of Corfe Castle is just 1½ miles away, where visitors will find the ruins of a National Trust castle, and a collection of shops, pubs and restaurants. The scenic Swanage Steam Railway passes through the valley close to the farm – a trip aboard is bound to be a memorable experience. Swanage Bay, with its sandy beach, is just 4½ miles away and the magnificent countryside and sandy beaches of the Studland Peninsula lie just 7 miles distant. Shops and pubs 1½ miles.

Large beamed living/dining room with wood-burning stove and vaulted ceiling. Well-equipped kitchen with dual fuel range (for cooking), vaulted ceiling and French doors to patio. Four steps down to utility leading to pool, sauna, gym and games room. Two double bedrooms, each with 5ft bed and day bed (for alternative sleeping only); one with en-suite bathroom with toilet, one with en-suite shower room with toilet. Two double bedrooms, each with en-suite shower room and toilet. Further double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet.




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

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

Sleeps 3
Weekly prices from £292 to £ 788

Self catering accommodation in Higher Chilfrome sleeps 3.

Features include: • Pet friendly • Swimming Pool • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 3

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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The Elbow in Frampton, Dorset, South West England

The Elbow, Frampton, Dorset, South West England

Sleeps 4
Weekly prices from £338 to £ 987

Self catering accommodation in Frampton sleeps 4.

Features include: • Internet Access • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 4

Accommodation overview: This 16th-century thatched cottage, with original Tudor plasterwork ceiling, lies in the lovely Frome Valley, an AONB. A light corner cottage, it has been delightfully updated. Only 5 miles from Dorchester and 9 miles from the Jurassic Coast, it is ideal to explore the stunning coast from Lyme Regis to Swanage. Many attractions in the area, days out at Weymouth with its Blue Flag beach and Sea World Adventure Park, or Dorchester, a county town with a wealth of attractions. Excellent local walking routes to pubs, restaurants and places of interest. Shop 1/2 mile, pub 13/4 miles.

Spacious living/dining room with electric ‘wood burner’, Tudor plasterwork ceiling and inglenook. Three steps up to kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: Twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and narrow feature stairs to second floor: Bathroom with roll-top bath and toilet.




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Holme Cottage in Bournemouth, Dorset, South West England

Holme Cottage, Bournemouth, Dorset, South West England

Sleeps 14
Weekly prices from £938 to £ 3174

Self catering accommodation in Bournemouth sleeps 14.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Internet Access • Open Fire or Woodburning Stove • Close to the Beach • Close to the Sea • Pub near by • Easy Walking Access

Accommodation overview: This grand detached residence enjoys its own enclosed garden 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 and the outside playroom both provide great places for children and adults with a pool table, table football, table tennis, board games, toys and outdoor games. 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.




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Painters Cottage in Weymouth, Dorset, South West England

Painters Cottage, Weymouth, Dorset, South West England

Sleeps 4
Weekly prices from £340 to £ 0

Self catering accommodation in Weymouth sleeps 4.

Accommodation overview:

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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Old Monmouth in Lyme Regis, Dorset, South West England

Old Monmouth, Lyme Regis, Dorset, South West England

Sleeps 16
Weekly prices from £1101 to £ 2840

Self catering accommodation in Lyme Regis sleeps 16.

Features include: • Internet Access • Pub near by • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 16

Accommodation overview: 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 vanity unit. All bedrooms with TV (except bunk bedroom). Bathroom with toilet. Separate toilet.




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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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