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Cottage | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 2

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £65 /night

£450 - £650 / week

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  • Nearest beach 50 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
JUST LAUNCHED! Luxury COUPLES cottage perfect for WINTER BREAK roll top bath, egyptian cotton linens. WOODBURNER with logs and a welcome basket.FREE WI-FI, secluded cottage garden, walks from the door, house bikes.  …see more

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Caravan/Mobile Home | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 2

Very Good 4/5 

1 night min stay

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from £106 /night

£742 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
Located in the heart of the beautiful Isle of Purbeck in Dorset,This national treasure provides access to some stunning countryside and woodland as well as providing wonderful views around the harbour itself. It is rich in wildlife and has attractive towns and villages  …see more

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Yurt | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 2

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £120 /night

£840 - £1050 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
We call it Crafty Camping - luxury adult only 'glamping' in a hand-crafted woodland environment. Stay with us and our cosy hand made yurt can be your home-from-home in the woods. Piping hot private tree shower & proper loo. Shared sauna yurt & wood fired pizza oven. Live availability and online booking 24/7 : www.mallinson.co.uk  …see more

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Tipi/Teepee | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 2

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £120 /night

£840 - £1050 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
We call it Crafty Camping - luxury adult only 'glamping' in a hand-crafted woodland environment. Stay with us and our cosy handcrafted tipi can be your home-from-home in the woods. Private piping hot 'tree shower' & proper loo. Sauna yurt and wood fired pizza oven. live availability and online booking 24/7 : www.mallinson.co.uk  …see more

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Farmhouse | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 10

3 Nights min stay

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from £137 /night

£954 - £1633 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
House Hot Tub Self Catering Dorset Swanage  …see more

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

Short stays welcome

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from £53 /night

£370 - £740 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
traditional cottage with original features, next to award winning village inn situated in the quaint village of nettlecombe this 200 year old semi-detached cottage, complete with original features such as inglenook fireplace, exposed beams and steep cottage style stairs, is a stone's throw to the award winning village inn renowned for its fine food. an ideal spot for those requiring a peaceful and relaxing holiday with many walks to enjoy direct from the property. The south coast beaches are less than a 15 minute drive with popular west bay being 5 miles away on the jurassic coast which is a world heritage site. Bridport is 4 miles away and offers a range of shops and facilities. There are other attractions close by to suit all tastes and these include numerous national trust properties and gardens, fishing trips, fossil hunting, horse riding, monkey world, lulworth castle and much more. In the evenings, relax on the enclosed patio area with seating or enjoy the many delights on offer in the popular family pub next door. the traditional accommodation offers two bedrooms: approached via steep cottage-style steps. 1 twin with children's games/books, approached through 1 double bedroom. Bathroom: downstairs, with shower over bath and wc. Lounge/diner: spacious room with a woodburner within a traditional inglenook fireplace with a bread oven. Tv, dvd and freeview. Kitchen: step up through a low doorway, with cooker, fridge and microwave. Regret no washing machine. Outside: enclosed patio area with seating. Amenities: free parking in adjacent pub car park. Bed linen, electric and night storage heating included. Additional info: private water supply. 1 dog welcome. Location: beach 5 miles, shop 2 miles, pub walking distance.  …see more

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Barn | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

Short stays welcome

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from £71 /night

£495 - £1000 / week

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  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
1 of 4 barn conversions, furnished to a high standard, indoor heated leisure pool, situated in a courtyard setting and surrounded by peaceful grounds set within the peaceful grounds of the owner's farm and located a short drive from sherborne, these delightful barns have been converted and furnished to a high standard and are situated in a courtyard setting. The design of the cottages gives the feel of a warm and welcoming farm cottage, most with woodburners and all with delightful, detailed finishing touches. the area itself is beautiful and offers a wealth of attractions to suit all tastes including pretty villages, sandy beaches and a coastline which has world heritage status. There are many national trust properties and gardens that are all well worth a visit including stourhead, montacute kingston lacy, corfe castle, hardy's cottage and studland beach and nature reserve. In addition to this the towns of dorchester, sherborne and yeovil are easily accessible and there are many attractions to visit including monkey world, the tank museum, a sea life centre, abbotsbury swannery and longleat. For golf enthusiasts, there is a golf course 300 yards away but if golf is not your game there are many other country pursuits within easy reach. leisure facilities: shared indoor heated leisure pool (4' deep throughout) perfect for the summer and winter alike, the pool is open 8.30am-8pm every day however private bookings are taken occasionally, further information and timetables can be found onsite, the pool is also open to non-residents by prior arrangement. Outside: the grounds offer stunning views of the surrounding countryside as well as two large lakes which attract a wealth of wildlife including herons, badgers, kingfishers, woodpeckers and swans. At the bottom of the gardens and beyond the lakes is a gate, which leads direct onto a network of footpaths where you will be free to walk and take in the stunning scenery. Amenities: ample parking. Bed linen, towels, electric and central heating included. Wi-fi available. Location: lake fishing 4 miles. Beaches at lyme regis and weymouth within a 35 minute drive. Village shop 0.5 mile, 2 pubs 0.5 mile. all on the ground floor and offers two bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower over bath and wc, 1 twin bedroom with en-suite wet room and wc. Lounge/kitchen/diner: with tv, dvd and woodburner. Kitchen area with cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. Outside: private patio area with seating. Amenities: 1 well behaved dog welcome between september and march inclusive only. Additional info: wheelchair friendly. any property identified with increased accessibility may have different levels of provision, it is therefore advisable that you contact us before you book to ensure the property meets your specific needs and requirements.  …see more

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

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from £63 /night

£435 - £860 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
charming cottage quietly located within the walls of wareham located a short walk from the historic town centre this character cottage, dating back to 1750, still retains a lot of its original charm yet benefits from complete modernisation throughout. the traditional market town of wareham is a short stroll from your door with its picturesque quay, from where you can hire a rowing boat or take a trip around poole harbour. The town benefits from plenty of restaurants and pubs as well as its weekly street market and monthly farmers market. A wealth of attractions are within easy reach including the national trust's corfe castle, sandy beaches at swanage, studland or poole, thousands of acres of nature reserves at hartland, arne or stoborough, great for birdwatchers and nature lovers. The county town of dorchester is easily accessible as is the larger town of bournemouth with seven miles of sandy beaches. this delightful cottage offers two bedrooms: 1 king-size double and 1 further double reached via steep cottage style stairs. Bathroom: bath with shower attachment and wc. Lounge: benefits from a woodburner (first basket of logs included), flatscreen tv, dvd, freeview and ipod dock. Kitchen/diner: well-equipped with oven, hob and slim line dishwasher. Utility: with microwave, fridge with ice compartment and washer/dryer. Outside: enclosed garden with garden seating and bbq. Amenities: off-road parking for 1 small car only, reached via a narrow entrance to the rear of the cottage. Bed linen, towels (please bring your own beach towels), electric, central heating and wi-fi included. Childs buggy and booster seat available. Regret no smoking within the property. 2 well-behaved dogs welcome more by arrangement. Additional info: narrow access to property, however there is additional adjacent street parking available. Location: beach 4 miles, shops, pubs and restaurants all within walking distance. Arrival: 3.30pm  …see more

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House | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

Excellent 5/5 

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from £86 /night

£600 - £1585 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
charming 17th century farmhouse located within this rural setting reached through the unused farm entrance the house is surrounded by large lawns on two sides offering plenty of room for children to play and let off steam. Finished to an extremely high standard having been sympathetically renovated whilst keeping much of its original charm. perfectly situated just off the jurassic coast spanning 95 miles of the dorset and devon coastline and taking in some of the very finest walks. Located 3 miles from both lyme regis and charmouth. These seaside towns offer sandy beaches and provide a perfect environment for children to play and adults to relax in the traditional deck chairs which still line the promenade of lyme regis in the summer. this picturesque property offers three bedrooms: master double with super-king-size bed and en-suite shower room and wc, 1 double with king-size bed and additional single and 1 further large room with 3 single beds, all located on the first floor. Bathroom: with wc. Additional shower room with wc located on the ground floor. Lounge: enjoying woodburner and flatscreen tv with dvd and freeview. Snug/play room with additional seating, sofa bed and tv. Dining room: full size dining table, large inglenook with large woodburner. Kitchen: well-equipped with integrated oven and hob, double wall mounted electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. Utility: with washing machine and tumble dryer. Outside: offers a large enclosed garden with lawn and patio with garden furniture, bbq and climbing frame for small children. Amenities: ample off-road parking. Bed linen, towels, electric and wi-fi included. Central heating surcharge of £30 per week applies october – march inclusive. Generous supply of logs provided. Regret no smoking. Regret no pets. Location: beach 4 miles, shop and pub 1 mile.  …see more

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House | 6 Bedrooms | sleeps 12

Short stays welcome

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from £184 /night

£1285 - £2685 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
stylish contemporary luxury eco-friendly dairy conversion. sitting outside the pretty village of sydling st nicholas, this wonderful new south facing, detached, environmentally friendly property has been furnished and equipped to the highest of standards. A perfect retreat year round with facilities to keep everyone entertained whatever the weather. an ideal spot for guests who are looking to explore the local area with pretty villages and towns, the jurassic coast, beaches and sheltered coves all within a short drive. There are also a wealth of attractions to suit all tastes which include montacute house, hardy's cottage, bovington tank museum and more. For those wishing to enjoy dorset's more sedate offerings, a whole host of walks can be enjoyed from nearby the property, taking in the simply beautiful rolling hills that are littered with flora and fauna. That is if you can tear yourself away from the property! farm activities: a marked farm trail within the area of outstanding natural beauty. games room: located on the large mezzanine level overlooking the lounge/kitchen/diner with pool table, table football, flatscreen tv, bluray dvd, satelite tv, xbox games console and xbox kinect. this light, airy and spacious accommodation offers six bedrooms: 3 of which are situated on the ground floor, 1 king-size with walk-in dressing room leading to en-suite with roll-top bath and wc, 2 twins both with en-suites 1 with shower room and wc and 1 with walk-in dressing room and en-suite with roll-top bath, and wc. 3 further bedrooms on the first floor, 2 king-size both with en-suites, 1 with walk-in dressing room, roll-top bath and wc and 1 with shower and wc. 1 further twin with en-suite shower room and wc. Dab radios with ipod docks provided. Shower room: located on the ground floor with shower and wc. Lounge/kitchen/diner: accessed from the large hallway, this spacious triple aspect room benefits from underfloor heating, ceiling to floor south facing windows and double doors offering a great living area perfect for entertaining and gatherings. Lounge area with woodburner, flatscreen tv, blu-ray dvd, skytv and wii games console. Kitchen area is extremely well-equipped with range cooker and 5 ring induction hob, dishwasher, fridge, freezer and breakfast bar. Dining area with large table overlooking the enclosed patio. Utility room: with sink, washing machine and tumble dryer. Outside: enclosed south facing patio with covered seating area and bbq. Amenities: ample off-road parking. Bed linen, towels, electric, heating and wi-fi included. Regret no smoking within the property.Stairgates available for top and bottom of stairs. location: beach at weymouth 16.5 miles, shop 3 miles and pub 1 mile (15 minutes walk). Arrival: 5pm, departure: 12pm.  …see more

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Barn | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

Short stays welcome

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from £45 /night

£315 - £630 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
renovated barn conversion with large private enclosed garden. delightful single story barn conversion with far reaching countryside views, accessed via a shared driveway, finished to a high standard and is perfect base for exploring the area. there is so much to see and do in the area with beaches to the north and south as well as a wealth of attractions to suit all tastes which include sherborne castle, numerous national trust properties and gardens, longleat safari park, montacute house, yeovilton air museum, to name but a few. Although slightly inland dorchester is a great base from which to explore dorset's jurassic coast world heritage site as well as the cosmopolitan resorts of bournemouth and poole. Southern counties shooting is a 15 minute drive, where you can take part in clay pigeon shooting and karting. Leisure facilities: children’s outdoor play equipment. Guests are welcome to collect their own eggs from the resident hens. the barn offers two bedrooms: 1 double bedroom and 1 bunk bedroom. Bathroom: with shower over bath and wc. Lounge/kitchen/diner: open-plan lounge area with woodburner (first basket of logs included), tv/dvd and a selection of dvds. Fitted kitchen with electric cooker, fridge no freezer compartment, dishwasher and microwave. Outside: large enclosed garden and decked area to the rear of the barn with garden furniture and bbq. Amenities: ample off-road parking. Bed linen, electric, first basket of logs and central heating included. Towels for hire. Wi-fi available. 2 medium-sized dogs welcome. Regret no smoking. Additional info: babysitting by arrangement. Location: pub within walking distance, shop 1 mile, beach 20 miles.  …see more

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Barn | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

Short stays welcome

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from £86 /night

£600 - £1310 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
delightful spacious barn conversion within a tranquil location, sleeping 6+2  this charming grade ii listed converted barn is set within a tranquil spot and reached down a long private drive, shared only with the owner's property. Benefitting from stunning garden views and many of the original features, the property has been sympathetically renovated and finished throughout. nestled in a rural setting outside the vibrant town of sturminster newton and within walking distance of its wealth of shops and pubs, yet far enough away to enjoy the peace and tranquillity. Situated within the heart of thomas hardy country and offering some of the finest walks and stunning scenery within dorset, right from your doorstep. A short drive leads you to some of the must visit locations that dorset has to offer, from gold hill in shaftesbury, made famous by the hovis advert, sherborne, that is often described as the prettiest town in dorset, with its castle containing a fine collection of art, furniture and porcelain, plus many more visitor attractions in the area. 25 minutes leads you to the sandy beaches of poole and the rest of the picturesque dorset coastline. Or simply relax within the garden and take in the peace and quiet of this hidden gem. this spacious property offers three bedrooms: 1 master double (family room) with sofa bed, 1 further double with en-suite shower room and wc and 1 twin. Bathroom: located on the first floor with bath, separate shower and wc. Further wc located on the ground floor. Lounge: enjoys an inglenook fireplace with woodburner (logs and coal provided), flatscreen tv/dvd and ipod dock. Dining area: with views over the garden and pond. Kitchen/breakfast room: is reached down some steps from the ground floor and offers integrated oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave and dishwasher. Utility room: with washing machine. Outside: enclosed rear garden with paved terrace, lawn, garden furniture and bbq. Guests are also welcome to explore the owner's well maintained 10 acres of orchard, woodland, meadowland and pond area with tributary stream, where children must be accompanied. Amenities: ample off-road parking. Bed linen, electric, towels, central heating and wi-fi included. Regret no smoking within the property. 1 well-behaved dog welcome. Location: beach 20 miles, shops and pubs within 1 mile.  …see more

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House | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

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from £71 /night

£495 - £1000 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
detached house in convenient and accessible location with games room. Sleeps 6+2 this delightful house sits in a large established garden on the edge of the conservation village of melbury osmond close to sherborne and yeovil. an ideal spot for guests who are looking to explore the local area with pretty villages and towns, the jurassic coast, beaches and sheltered coves all within a short drive. There are also a wealth of attractions to suit all tastes. Locally there are walks including through melbury park to the neighbouring village of evershot with pub and shop. There are many thomas hardy locations (his mother was born and married in the village), sherborne with its abbey and two castles, montacute house, yeovilton fleet air arm museum, haynes motor museum, the cerne giant and on the coast abbotsbury, west bay and bridport, weymouth and lyme regis. Visitors can use the tennis and boules court in the village. Sailing (reservoir) and golf are also available nearby. Games room: garage with table tennis. the spacious accommodation offers four bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room. 1 further double, 1 twin and 1 single. Bathroom: with shower attachment and separate shower cubicle and wc. Separate wc downstairs. Lounge: triple aspect with open fire (first basket of logs included), tv/dvd, french doors lead onto covered decked area. Snug: with seating, desk and tv/dvd. Kitchen/diner: with electric cooker, hob, dishwasher, microwave, fridge and tv. Utility room: with washing machine, sink and door to garage with freezer and stable door leading to garden. Outside: fully enclosed garden, mainly lawn with covered decked patio area with garden furniture and bbq. Amenities: ample parking. Bed linen, electricity, central heating, towels and wi-fi included. Regret no smoking. 1 dog welcome. Location: beaches 18 miles, pub 5 minute walk, shops 3 miles.  …see more

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House | 8 Bedrooms | sleeps 16

Very Good 4/5 

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from £290 /night

£2030 - £4030 / week

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  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
1 of 2 properties, this truly luxurious property offers outdoor heated swimming pool, hot tub available for hire at an additional charge, childrens play area, pitch and putt golf and much, much more 4 nights commencing 22 september 2014 was from £2431 now from £1995 5 nights commencing 29 september 2014 was from £2731 now from £2195 short breaks available in off peak weeks and for last minute dates this grand property has been finished to the highest of standards having left no detail to the imagination. This property is the perfect retreat all year round, with facilities that will keep the whole group entertained whatever the weather. if you can tear yourself away from the house, it can also be used as the ideal spot for guests who are looking to explore the local area with dorset's array of visitor attractions all within easy reach, including bovington tank museum, monkey world, the splashdown waterpark and nearby gorcombe farm, offering a whole host of activities including paintball, shooting, archery, fishing, quad bikes and off-road vehicle experiences. Or for those wishing to enjoy dorset's more sedate offerings, a whole host of walks can be enjoyed from nearby the property, taking in the simply beautiful rolling hills that are littered with flora and fauna, or take a trip down to the coast and experience the unique jurassic coast that has been a photographer's dream for decades. Why not, one night, take the burden of hosting off your hands and enjoy that special dining experience, arranged direct with the owner. Or, simply relax within your spacious enclosed garden with children's play area. There is also a large patio area, with garden furniture and bbq, that overlooks the pool. Leisure facilities: heated outdoor swimming pool, open from mid-may until the end of september only. Hot tub available for hire, must be requested at the time of booking please. Play facilities: children's play area, sunken trampoline, pitch and putt, volley ball net and football nets. Games room: with a full size pool table with wall mounted tv is located just off the kitchen. this sumptuous, spacious accommodation offers eight bedrooms: all with tvs. On the first floor reached via the grand sweeping staircase, offering 2 doubles both with en-suite shower room, 1 of which enjoys a private balcony, 1 further double with en-suite shower over bath and wc, with 3 further twin bedrooms. Bathroom: located on the first floor, enjoying bath, separate shower and wc. Situated on the ground floor, 1 double with en-suite shower room with wc and 1 twin. Lounge: with ample seating around the open fire and wall mounted large flatscreen tv with dvd and skytv. Dining room: with ample seating, large wall mounted flatscreen tv with dvd, skytv, xbox and seating. Kitchen: has been extremely well-equipped offering range cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, additional fridge, freezer and 2 dishwashers. Utility room: with washing machine and tumble dryer. Outside: offers ample space for young and old alike with large lawn, patio with seating and bbq, swimming pool and play area. Amenities: ample off-road parking. Bed linen, electric and central heating included. A heating surcharge of £50 per stay applies from october - march inclusive. Wi-fi available. Regret no smoking within the property. Regret no pets. There are 3 cots (1 travel cot and 2 wooden cots) and 3 highchairs available on request. Extra beds can be added at a pro-rata cost. Towels are not provided, please bring your own. Additional info: £400 security deposit is payable to the owner two weeks prior to arrival and if applicable, the heating surcharge and hot tub hire charges are also payable to the owner at the same time. A £25 grocery hamper and can be pre-ordered for the day of your arrival or ordered during your stay for the following day. Home cooked meals for your holiday can also be ordered by prior arrangement with the owner. Close by is the acclaimed white pepper cookery school where your can partake in their array of pre planned or bespoke courses. Location: beach 14 miles, shops and pubs 2 miles. Arrival: 4pm.  …see more

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

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from £57 /night

£395 - £680 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
charming cottage set in tranquil location this quaint cottage dating back to the 1850’s used to form part of the former grand residence of letton park and has now been stylishly finished to offer high quality holiday accommodation with country views. ideally located on the outskirts of blandford, yet within easy reach of the town’s delightful and varied shopping that include a weekly market and regular farmers' markets, tea rooms, restaurants and a good bus service. With the cottage’s central location, it makes it a perfect base for exploring the beautiful countryside and villages or visiting dorset's jurassic coast with the impressive lulworth cove and durdle door within 17 miles. The award-winning sandy beaches of bournemouth, sandbanks and weymouth are within easy driving distance. Many attractions are available such as monkey world, longleat and various national trust properties. this spacious accommodation offers two bedrooms: 1 spacious double and 1 zip-and-link twin which can be made into a double on request. Bathroom: bath with shower over and wc. Lounge: with woodburner (1st basket of logs included) and flatscreen tv with freeview and dvd, hi-fi and cd player. Kitchen/diner: well-equipped with integrated oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave and washing machine. Outside: benefits from a private rear enclosed garden at the rear, with garden furniture and bbq and a modest lawn to the front of the property that includes a summer house in which to enjoy a glass of wine. Amenities: ample off-road parking. Bed linen, towels, wifi, electric, central heating included. Regret no smoking within the property. 1 well-behaved dog welcome. Location: beach 30 minutes, shops and pubs within 1 mile.  …see more

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Cottage | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

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from £78 /night

£540 - £1100 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
charming character property 2 miles from the popular lyme regis an annexe to an early georgian farmhouse in a beautiful valley on the border of east devon and west dorset close to somerset to the north. The interior is tastefully furnished and the private garden is perfect to sit and enjoy the rural atmosphere. close to the jurassic coast, a world heritage site, with easy access to coastal walks, beaches and fossil-rich cliffs. Lyme regis is under 2 miles with boutique shops, pubs, restaurants, museum, cinema and theatre overlooking the sea. Enjoy the regency houses on the promenade, langmoor gardens, historic cobb, beach and harbour. For river cottage fans, park farm (river cottage hq) is 2 miles north and halfway to the small town of axminster and river cottage canteen. There are many local attractions, pecorama, beer caves, seaton tramway, crealy, bicton park, burrows farm gardens, killerton and knightshayes court. Axminster train station has direct connections to exeter and london waterloo. this traditional property offers three bedrooms: 1 master double with slightly reduced headroom and 2 twin rooms, all on the first floor and reached via steep traditional cottage stairs. Bathroom: on the ground floor, with bath and wc. Shower room on the first floor with wc. Lounge: enjoys woodburner within the inglenook fireplace, tv, dvd and freeview. Kitchen/diner: offers oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. Utility room: external useful storage area with washing machine. Outside: enclosed courtyard area with seating and bbq. Amenities: ample off-road parking. Bed linen, electric, central heating and wi-fi included. 2 well-behaved dogs welcome. Regret no smoking within the property. Location: beach, shops, pubs and restaurants all within 2 miles in lyme regis. Arrival: 3pm.    …see more

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

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from £63 /night

£435 - £860 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
beautiful countryside views yet only a 10 minute stroll to the beach a renovated 300 year old character cottage with all modern amenities and furnishings. Situated in the picturesque seaside village of eype near bridport, in a beautiful countryside setting with a 10 minute stroll to the secluded beach. explore the world heritage jurassic coast with its scenic coastal and countryside walks, try fossil hunting on the beaches, or scuba diving, paragliding, golfing and river boating further along the coastline. Ideally situated to tour the whole of dorset and the many attractions the county has to offer including the seaside town of west bay, markets in bridport and numerous national trust properties. If all this is just too much then simply relax in your enclosed garden and admire the views. The new inn pub and eype's mouth hotel serve bar and restaurant food both within walking distance. the accommodation offers two bedrooms: 1 double with far reaching views and 1 twin. Shower room: with wc and heated towel rail. Lounge/kitchen/diner: open-plan with sofa bed, skytv, dvd and open fire (first bag of coal free). Dining table seating 4/6. Well-equipped kitchen with electric oven, integrated fridge, microwave, coffee machine, food mixer and other kitchen gadgets. Utility room: with washer/dryer and storage for bikes, boots, body boards etc in outside shed. Outside: enclosed garden with garden furniture and bbq. Amenities: allocated parking for 1 car, a 3 minute walk from the cottage. Bed linen, towels, hairdryer, electric and night storage heating included. Wi-fi available. Regret no smoking. 2 pets welcome. Additional info: welcome pack on arrival and many standard consumables provided. Location: beach, pub and hotel serving restaurant food, small shops available in season within walking distance, nearest supermarket in bridport 1 mile.  …see more

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House | 6 Bedrooms | sleeps 12

7 Nights min stay

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from £163 /night

£1140 - £2585 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
charming traditional property sits within an acre of private grounds located on the edge of the picture postcard rural town of beaminster, conveniently set just off the main route from the town to the jurassic coastline; makes this perfect for touring west dorset or simply relaxing in complete privacy in the property. an easy walk along the footpath right outside your door takes you through to the town centre with its selection of restaurants, shops, pubs and tea rooms mean that you can forget the car and completely relax. Just a short drive leads you on to the world heritage site of the jurassic coast that runs along the dorset coast, from the picturesque town of lyme regis along to swanage, that is a must when visiting the area. The county town of dorchester, rich in history, is within 30 minutes' drive and offers a wide range of restaurants, shops and pubs. this stunning spacious property offers six bedrooms: 1 master double, 1 twin and 1 further double located on the first floor, with 2 further doubles and a small twin room located on the second floor. Bathroom: with wc located on the second floor, with a wc, separate shower room and separate bathroom located on the first floor, with an additional wc located on the ground floor. Lounge: with open fire, flatscreen tv with dvd and skytv, with a snug area/ children's playroom with flatscreen tv located off the kitchen. Kitchen/diner: with open fire, double electric oven, hob, microwave, dishwasher and fridge/freezer. Utility: with washing machine and tumble dryer. Outside: the property benefits from an acre of enclosed gardens with 2 summer houses, a covered pond, patio area with ample garden furniture and bbq. Play equipment for children available including swings and a giant trampoline. Amenities: off road parking for 4 cars. Bed linen, electric, central heating and wi-fi included. Regret no smoking within the property. 1 well behaved dog welcome. Additional info: £200 security deposit payable to owner 2 weeks prior to arrival. Location: beach 7 miles, shops, pubs and restaurants all within walking distance. Arrival time: 4pm.  …see more

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

Short stays welcome

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from £65 /night

£455 - £890 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
charming cottage quietly located within the walls of wareham located a short walk from the historic town centre this character cottage, dating back to 1750, still retains a lot of its original charm yet benefits from complete modernisation throughout. the traditional market town of wareham is a short stroll from your door with its picturesque quay, from where you can hire a rowing boat or take a trip around poole harbour. The town benefits from plenty of restaurants and pubs as well as its weekly street market and monthly farmers market. A wealth of attractions are within easy reach including the national trust's corfe castle, sandy beaches at swanage, studland or poole, thousands of acres of nature reserves at hartland, arne or stoborough, great for birdwatchers and nature lovers. The county town of dorchester is easily accessible as is the larger town of bournemouth with seven miles of sandy beaches. this delightful cottage offers two bedrooms: 1 king-size double and 1 twin reached via steep cottage style stairs. Bathroom: located on the first floor offers bath with shower attachment and wc and a further shower room with under-floor heating and wc located on the ground floor. Lounge: benefits from a woodburner (first basket of logs included), flatscreen tv, dvd, freeview and ipod dock. Kitchen/diner: with under-floor heating and well-equipped with electric range cooker, fridge with ice compartment and slim line dishwasher. Utility area: with microwave and washer/dryer. Outside: enclosed garden with garden seating and bbq. Amenities: off-road parking for 1 small car, only reached via a narrow entrance to the rear of the cottage. Bed linen, towels (please bring your own beach towels), electric, central heating and wi-fi included. Childs buggy and booster seat available. Regret no smoking within the property. 2 well-behaved dogs welcome more by arrangement. Additional info: narrow access to property, however there is additional adjacent street parking available. Location: beach 4 miles, shops, pubs and restaurants all within walking distance. Arrival: 3.30pm  …see more

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

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from £55 /night

£380 - £760 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
 quaint cottage in a village location this quaint cottage is situated in a row of charming cottages in blandford st mary and has been comfortably furnished to provide a perfect base to tour the whole of the area. within easy walking distance of the market town of blandford forum that offers delightful and varied shopping, a weekly market and regular farmers' markets, tea rooms, restaurants and a good bus service. The cottage is close to the stour inn, a small friendly inn offering first class hospitality and good food. Centrally located for visiting dorset's jurassic coast with the impressive lulworth cove and durdle door within 17 miles. The award-winning sandy beaches of bournemouth, sandbanks and weymouth are within easy driving distance. Many attractions are available such as monkey world, longleat and various national trust properties. the accommodation offers two bedrooms: 1 king-size and 1 twin. Bathroom: with restricted headroom and handheld shower over bath and wc. Lounge: cosy with tv, dvd, hi-fi and woodburner. Dining room: with dining table and chairs seating 4. Kitchen: with gas hob, electric fan oven, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine and microwave. Outside: from the kitchen access to the enclosed, suntrap courtyard with seating and bbq. Additional side entrance to the property and locked storage for bikes (to be arranged with the owner). Amenities: roadside parking. Bed linen, towels, electric and heating included. Regret no smoking inside the property. 1 dog by arrangement. Location: beach 18 miles, shops and pubs walking distance.  …see more

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

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£420 - £860 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
traditional cottage close to amenities with pretty enclosed garden this delightful terraced cottage retains much of its original charm with exposed beams, inglenook fireplace with a woodburner and nestles along the main village road in the heart of central dorset. Perfect for families or couples alike. cerne abbas is a small, friendly village lying in the valley of the river cerne famous for being the home of the cerne abbas giant, a chalk figure of a man carved into the hillside. There is an extensive range of public footpaths and bridleways throughout the village and walks to suit every taste, the village also boasts a traditional dorset tea room, 3 village pubs and a shop/post office. The historic market town of dorchester is approximately 7 miles away. The seaside resorts of weymouth, swanage and lyme regis with their sandy beaches and coves are also worth a visit. Other attractions include monkey world, the tank museum, durdle door, lulworth castle, corfe castle, abbotsbury swannery, the abbey town of sherborne and much more. the accommodation offers two bedrooms: accessed via cottage style stairs, 1 double, at the front of the property and 1 twin overlooking the garden. Bathroom: handheld shower over bath and wc. Lounge: with exposed beams, woodburner (first basket of logs included), tv and dvd. Kitchen/diner: well-equipped with belfast sink, electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, slimline dishwasher, washing machine, cd/radio, ample seating for 4 and access to the patio and garden. Outside: accessed from the kitchen, patio area with seating, 6 steps lead up to the garden area. Amenities: roadside parking directly outside of the property. Bed linen, towels, electric and central heating included. Regret no smoking in the property. Regret no pets. Location: beach approximately 10 miles, shop/post office and pubs all within walking distance.  …see more

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

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from £60 /night

£420 - £840 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
lovely detached property close to village pub this delightful property dates back to the early 1900’s and was originally the former coach house for the neighbouring inn. The accommodation has been completely renovated to a high specification with little touches incorporated to give it a really homely, comfortable feel, yet having all the benefits of contemporary technology. the area has many interesting countryside walks direct from the property as well as being ideally situated for touring the local area from the picturesque world heritage site of the jurassic coast and the olympic sailing site of weymouth and portland, to the wealth of picture postcard villages that lie in the heart of the dorset countryside. An array of attractions are within easy reach including monkey world, the tank museum, lulworth castle, corfe castle, abbotsbury swannery, tyneham and much more. the stylish accommodation consists of two bedrooms: 1 double and 1 twin. Shower room: situated downstairs wet room with wc. Lounge/kitchen/diner: open-plan with wooden floors and exposed beams, woodburner (first basket of logs included), tv/dvd. Kitchen/dining area is well-equipped with range style electric oven and gas hob, washer/dryer, dishwasher, microwave and fridge with small freezer compartment. Outside: small seating area outside and use of the pub’s garden, patio and play area suitable for children under 8. Amenities: ample parking. Bed linen, towels, electricity, gas, underfloor heating and wi-fi available in the pub next door. Regret no smoking. Regret no pets. Location: beach 16 miles, pub next door, shop 3 miles.  …see more

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Cottage | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

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£455 - £1100 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
1 of 2 cottages with access to the inland coastal footpath these cottages are set in beautiful surroundings a short walk from the fabulous area of hardy's monument in wonderful west dorset. The monument is shaped to represent a spyglass or telescope that admiral hardy would have used on board ship. there are stunning far reaching views from each of the comfortable cottages and you can see miles across the countryside from the dining rooms and bedrooms. Dorchester with its wednesday market is 6 miles away and weymouth is 7 miles away. Take time to sit and have a drink in weymouth and watch the amazing old harbour with all its boats and ferries or jump on one to visit guernsey for the day. Discover dorset's amazing jurassic coast from your cottage. Within easy reach are lyme regis, charmouth, seatown, bridport, abbotsbury and weymouth to name a few musts to visit. There is something for everyone on your doorstep whether it be the interesting coastline, the pretty villages with dog friendly pubs, the abundance of water sports, fishing, golf or fossil hunting. These cottages make the most perfect base in west dorset, even in the winter months as they are warm and cosy with the added bonus of lovely open logs fires. amenities: both cottages have ample off-road parking. Bed linen and electric included. Central heating is an extra £30 per week, payable to the owner. Regret no smokers. 1 dog welcome, further by arrangement. Location: martinstown's village pub 2 miles away serves good food, dorchester's shops, pubs and restaurants 3 miles, good sandy beach 7 miles. Arrival: 4pm. offering three bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower and wc, 1 twin and 1 twin with 2'6" beds. Bathroom: downstairs with shower over bath and wc. Lounge: with an open fire for cooler evenings (available november to end april), tv and dvd. Dining room: sunroom with wonderful countryside views, dining seating for 6 and some additional comfortable seating. Kitchen: with electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, dishwasher and washing machine. Outside: enclosed large decked area, overlooking surrounding fields with seating. Amenities: wi-fi available. Property has a private water supply.  …see more

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Cottage | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 5

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from £63 /night

£435 - £1060 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
1 of 2 cottages, set in open countryside with far-reaching views these cottages are set in beautiful surroundings a short walk from the fabulous area of hardy's monument in wonderful west dorset. The monument is shaped to represent a spyglass or telescope that admiral hardy would have used on board ship. there are stunning far-reaching views from each of the comfortable cottages and you can see miles across the countryside from the dining rooms and bedrooms. Dorchester with its wednesday market is 6 miles away and weymouth is 7 miles away. Take time to sit and have a drink in weymouth and watch the amazing old harbour with all its boats and ferries or jump on one to visit guernsey for the day. Discover dorset's amazing jurassic coast from your cottage. Within easy reach are lyme regis, charmouth, seatown, bridport, abbotsbury and weymouth to name a few musts to visit. There is something for everyone on your doorstep whether it be the interesting coastline, the pretty villages with dog friendly pubs, the abundance of water sports, fishing, golf or fossil hunting. These cottages make the most perfect base in west dorset, even in the winter months as they are warm and cosy with the added bonus of lovely open logs fires. amenities: both cottages have ample off-road parking. Bed linen and electric included. Central heating is an extra £30 per week, payable to the owner. Regret no smokers. 1 small/medium dog welcome, further by arrangement. Location: martinstown's village pub 2 miles away serves good food, dorchester's shops, pubs and restaurants 3 miles, good sandy beach 7 miles. Arrival: 4pm. offering three bedrooms: approached via cottage-style stairs, 1 super-king-size bed (or a twin on request), 1 twin and 1 single. Shower room: with double shower and wc. Lounge: with an open fire for cooler evenings (available november to end april), tv and dvd. Dining room: sunroom with wonderful countryside views, dining seating for 5 and some additional comfortable seating. Kitchen: with electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge with icebox, dishwasher and washing machine. Outside: enclosed decked area overlooking surrounding fields with seating. Additional info: property has a private water supply. Welcome breakfast basket included.  …see more

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

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from £68 /night

£475 - £950 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
traditional thatched cottage in iydillic village location sleeps 4+2 experience real country living in a lovingly restored grade ii listed 17th century cottage, nestling in over 1/3 acre in a pretty village setting and boasting views over open fields. Furnished and fitted to a high standard it offers a luxurious retreat and opportunity to explore this desirable part of the county. the cottage’s central location makes it a perfect base for exploring the beautiful countryside and villages of dorset. The jurassic coast including the impressive lulworth cove and durdle door, and the award-winning sandy beaches of bournemouth, sandbanks, weymouth and studland base are within a short drive. An array of attractions are within easy reach including monkey world, the tank museum, lulworth castle, corfe castle, abbotsbury swannery, tyneham and a selection of national trust properties. Larmer tree, stourhead and the famous gold hill at shaftesbury are also within easy reach. Closer to home the delightful town of blandford forum offers a weekly market and farmers’ market, the annual dorset steam fair, tea rooms, and a selection of pubs and restaurants. the accommodation offers two bedrooms, accessed via cottage-style stairs from the ground floor (please note no handrail): 1 master king-size double with dressing room, providing a perfect space for dressing or use as a nursery if required, and 1 twin. Bathroom: with feature roll-top bath and wc. Lounge/diner: lovely cosy room with inglenook fireplace, woodburner (logs included), tv/dvd, sofa-bed and ipod dock. Kitchen: modern fitted area with integrated appliances with electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave. Utility room: useful area adjacent to the kitchen with washing machine. Outside: gravelled garden area to the front of the property and enclosed garden to the rear with garden furniture and bbq. Amenities: ample private off-road parking. Bed linen, towels, electric and wi-fi included. Regret no smoking inside the property. 2 well-behaved dogs welcome. Location: beach 22 miles, pub within walking distance and a selection of pubs, shops and restaurants in blandford forum 6 miles.  …see more

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House | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

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from £105 /night

£730 - £1410 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
truly unique, character property in rural dorset, just a short drive to the coast christmas 7 nights sat-sat available from 20th december 2014 lovingly restored to its former glory by the current owner, with unique and stunning finishing touches meaning no detail is overlooked. This quirky cottage is conveniently located on the a31 allowing easy access to the new forest in the east and dorchester in the west, making this an ideal property for those wishing to tour this unique county. located in the old part of the village of corfe mullen, a short drive from poole and bournemouth. Poole famed for its suburb of sandbanks with its golden beach, a playground for the rich and famous and the home of the world renowned super yacht builder 'sun seeker'. There are many national trust properties and gardens worth visiting including kingston lacy, corfe castle, hardy's cottage, studland beach and nature reserve or why not take a ferry from poole quay to brownsea island. Perfect for nature lovers, walkers and fishermen. Games room: on the ground floor under the oldest part of the building, a function/games room with a selection of games, air hockey, 2 pool tables and darts board. Mini cinema area with a selection of dvds. this unique character property has been thoughtfully restored throughout and offers four bedrooms: 1 with beautiful hand-crafted four-poster double, 1 double, 1 further 4' double with narrow cottage-style stairs to 1 twin bedroom. Please note the twin is set in the eaves of the house and therefore has restricted height. Bathroom: with shower over bath and wc. Second shower room with wc. Lounge: with exposed low wooden ceilings and beams, woodburner with supply of logs, flatscreen tv with dvd, video and hi-fi. There is an additional living area/playroom on the second floor, an ideal retreat for children and adults. Dining area: attached to the games room, with ample seating and accessed from the kitchen. Kitchen: hand-crafted wood units, well-equipped with range cooker, fridge, freezer, microwave, washer/dryer and fitted dining area (seating 5-7 people). Outside: 1 enclosed garden that was formed as an island with ample seating and 1 large open meadow garden that backs onto river banks (adults and children to take care). Ample seating and bbq. Guests can watch the free roaming ducks, geese and pot bellied pig, enjoy the deep ponds and river that runs through the mill, which also attracts a wealth of wildlife including herons, kingfishers, woodpeckers, swans and deer. Amenities: ample off-road parking. Bed linen, electric and central heating included. 4 pets welcome however must be kept under control due to the ducks and geese. No smoking within the property. Additional info: canoes and fishing available by prior arrangement. Location: beach 6 miles at sandbanks, pub within walking distance. Arrival: 4pm.  …see more

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Barn | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

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from £86 /night

£600 - £1310 / week

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  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
1 of 4 barn conversions, furnished to a high standard, indoor heated leisure pool, situated in a courtyard setting and surrounded by peaceful grounds sleeps 5+1 set within the peaceful grounds of the owner's farm and located a short drive from sherborne, these delightful barns have been converted and furnished to a high standard and are situated in a courtyard setting. The design of the cottages gives the feel of a warm and welcoming farm cottage, most with woodburners and all with delightful, detailed finishing touches. the area itself is beautiful and offers a wealth of attractions to suit all tastes including pretty villages, sandy beaches and a coastline which has world heritage status. There are many national trust properties and gardens that are all well worth a visit including stourhead, montacute kingston lacy, corfe castle, hardy's cottage and studland beach and nature reserve. In addition to this the towns of dorchester, sherborne and yeovil are easily accessible and there are many attractions to visit including monkey world, the tank museum, a sea life centre, abbotsbury swannery and longleat. For golf enthusiasts, there is a golf course 300 yards away but if golf is not your game there are many other country pursuits within easy reach. leisure facilities: shared indoor heated leisure pool (4' deep throughout) perfect for the summer and winter alike, the pool is open 8.30am-8pm every day however private bookings are taken occasionally, further information and timetables can be found onsite, the pool is also open to non-residents by prior arrangement. Outside: the grounds offer stunning views of the surrounding countryside as well as two large lakes which attract a wealth of wildlife including herons, badgers, kingfishers, woodpeckers and swans. At the bottom of the gardens and beyond the lakes is a gate, which leads direct onto a network of footpaths where you will be free to walk and take in the stunning scenery. Amenities: ample parking. Bed linen, towels, electric and central heating included. Wi-fi available. Location: lake fishing 4 miles. Beaches at lyme regis and weymouth within a 35 minute drive. Village shop 0.5 mile, 2 pubs 0.5 mile. the accommodation offers three bedrooms: all on the first floor 1 double with en-suite  shower over bath and wc, 1 twin bedroom and 1 single bedroom with pull-out bed. Bathroom: with shower over bath and wc. Downstairs wc. Lounge/diner: with tv, dvd and woodburner. Kitchen: with cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer. Outside: private patio area with seating. Amenities: 1 well behaved dog welcome between september and march inclusive only.  …see more

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Barn | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 2

Excellent 5/5 

7 Nights min stay

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from £43 /night

£300 - £550 / week

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  • Suitable for children over
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
cosy barn conversion set on 130 acre cattle farm. Regret no children this new barn conversion is situated on the owner's farmyard, 1 mile from the village of martinstown on the outskirts of dorchester, noted as being home and inspiration to the author thomas hardy whose novels tess of the d'urbervilles and the mayor of casterbridge were both based on the town. in 1833 the tolpuddle martyrs formed their friendly society of agricultural labourers and were later arrested and tried in the shire hall in dorchester. This building still remains and is preserved as it was at the time. Prince charles' purpose built village of "poundbury" is situated to the west of the town and is visited by hrh several times a year. There is lots to see and do nearby, on the hills to the south west of the town stands hardy's monument, a memorial to the other local thomas hardy, sir thomas masterman hardy, who served with lord nelson. Keen walkers can walk up to the monument and on a clear day enjoy superb views of weymouth, the isle of portland and chesil beach. The abbotsbury swannery is 3 miles away and the jurassic coast with its fossil rich beaches and coves is also close by. The seaside resorts of weymouth and portland are worth a visit. All in all, this is an ideal base for exploring the area, attractions include montacute house, hardy's cottage, bovington tank museum and much more. the well converted accommodation offers one bedroom: with king-size bed and door leading to a small patio and fenced gravel path. Bathroom: with shower over bath, wc and heated towel rail. Lounge/kitchen/diner: open-plan with oak laminate flooring, woodburner (first basket of logs provided), comfy sofa and tv. Kitchen area has electric cooker, hob and hood, fridge with small freezer section, microwave and small dining table and chairs. Regret no washing machine. Outside: adjacent open-sided barn enjoys a sunny aspect with garden furniture and bbq. Amenities: ample parking. Bed linen, towels and electric panel heater/immersion heating included. Private water supply. Please note this is a non-smoking property. Regret no pets. Regret no children. Location: beach 9.9 miles, farm shop and coffee shop 1 mile in martinstown and pub 1 mile.  …see more

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

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£420 - £840 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
lovely 18th century detached thatched cottage with far reaching views nestling in a quiet and tranquil position, this lovely thatched detached cottage, built in 1738, is surrounded by open fields and rolling countryside. A perfect base for a relaxing holiday or for exploring both dorset and somerset. there is so much to see and do in the area with beaches to the north and south as well as a wealth of attractions to suit all tastes which include sherborne castle, numerous national trust properties and gardens, longleat safari park, montacute house, yeovilton air museum, to name but a few. In the evenings, enjoy the lovely views from the patio or visit one of the rustic traditional pubs close by, serving good food. this traditional cottage retains much of its original quirky charm and character and offers two bedrooms: approached via the original narrow cottage style stairs, 1 double and 1 twin. Bathroom: upstairs with slipper bath and separate wc. Downstairs wc. Lounge: with woodburner, tv, dvd and freeview. Dining room: separate. Kitchen: modern units with cooker, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher and microwave. Outside: enclosed gardens with patio and seating. Amenities: ample parking. Bed linen, electric and central heating included (£30 surcharge for central heating between 1 october and 31 march). Free internet access. 1 dog welcome, 2 dogs by arrangement. Additional info: please be aware that the cottage is a strictly no smoking area, this is due to its thatched roof and listed status. The owner is a ceramic artist and illustrator and offers 20% discount on any paint your own pottery activity guests may wish to undertake while on holiday at the cottage. A 20% discount is also offered on the owner's hand painted personalised pottery gifts. Location: beach 40 minutes, pub and shop within 1 mile.  …see more

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Barn | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

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from £105 /night

£730 - £1540 / week

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  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
1 of 4 barn conversions, furnished to a high standard, indoor heated leisure pool, situated in a courtyard setting and surrounded by peaceful grounds set within the peaceful grounds of the owner's farm and located a short drive from sherborne, these delightful barns have been converted and furnished to a high standard and are situated in a courtyard setting. The design of the cottages gives the feel of a warm and welcoming farm cottage, most with woodburners and all with delightful, detailed finishing touches. the area itself is beautiful and offers a wealth of attractions to suit all tastes including pretty villages, sandy beaches and a coastline which has world heritage status. There are many national trust properties and gardens that are all well worth a visit including stourhead, montacute kingston lacy, corfe castle, hardy's cottage and studland beach and nature reserve. In addition to this the towns of dorchester, sherborne and yeovil are easily accessible and there are many attractions to visit including monkey world, the tank museum, a sea life centre, abbotsbury swannery and longleat. For golf enthusiasts, there is a golf course 300 yards away but if golf is not your game there are many other country pursuits within easy reach. leisure facilities: shared indoor heated leisure pool (4' deep throughout) perfect for the summer and winter alike, the pool is open 8.30am-8pm every day however private bookings are taken occasionally, further information and timetables can be found onsite, the pool is also open to non-residents by prior arrangement. Outside: the grounds offer stunning views of the surrounding countryside as well as two large lakes which attract a wealth of wildlife including herons, badgers, kingfishers, woodpeckers and swans. At the bottom of the gardens and beyond the lakes is a gate, which leads direct onto a network of footpaths where you will be free to walk and take in the stunning scenery. Amenities: ample parking. Bed linen, towels, electric and central heating included. Wi-fi available. Location: lake fishing 4 miles. Beaches at lyme regis and weymouth within a 35 minute drive. Village shop 0.5 mile, 2 pubs 0.5 mile. the accommodation offers four bedrooms: all on the first floor, 2 doubles, 1 with en-suite shower over bath and wc, 1 twin bedroom and 1 bunk bedroom. Bathroom: with shower over bath and wc. Downstairs wc. Lounge/kitchen/diner: with tv, dvd, woodburner and patio doors leading to the courtyard. Kitchen with aga, 2 ring electric hob, microwave, 2 fridges, freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer. Amenities: 1 well behaved dog welcome between september and march inclusive only.  …see more

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Bungalow | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

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from £63 /night

£435 - £455 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
far reaching views over open countryside this large, spacious detached property nestles within the owner's 8 acre site and has far-reaching countryside views in most directions from the property. an ideal position for touring both dorset and somerset, there are a range of popular attractions to suit all tastes within a short drive and these include longleat,  old wardour castle, stourhead house and gardens, fleet air arm museum, numerous national trust properties and more. The immediate area is a must for walkers with some lovely country walks direct from the property. The dorset coastline is a short drive and there are a wealth of sandy beaches and sheltered coves. In the evenings enjoy a bbq on the peaceful patio area or eat at one of the many local family pubs serving good food. the accommodation offers two bedrooms: upstairs 1 double room with sloping ceiling, approached via an open staircase. Downstairs 1 twin room. Shower room: with wc. Lounge: large room with tv, dvd, freeview, woodburner and area with books and games which is perfect for children. Kitchen/diner: well-equipped farmhouse-style with cooker, fridge with ice box, dishwasher and microwave. Utility room: with washing machine. Outside: large lawn area and patio with seating and bbq. Amenities: ample parking. Bed linen, electric and heating included. regret no pets. Location: beach 40 minutes, pub and shop 1 mile.  …see more

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Cottage | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

Excellent 5/5 

6 Nights min stay

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from £97 /night

£675 / week

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  • Nearest beach 48 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
The ideal location for Walking, Cycling, Riding, Sightseeing or just Relaxing in the Beautiful English Countryside. Shepherd's Hut at no additional cost. Child Friendly. Close to Shaftesbury home of Gold Hill, Salisbury, Dorchester, Sherborne and the Jurassic Coast.  …see more

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 5

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £58 /night

£400 - £700 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Gorgeous thatched cottage with two bedrooms (sleeps 4-5), open fire, modern kitchen-diner, bathroom and cloakroom. Large enclosed garden backing on to fields. Just 10 miles from the Jurassic Coast. Off-peak weekend deals available.  …see more

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Barn | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 17

Very Good 4/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £172 /night

£1200 - £2500 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
California Barn lies in 11 acres of beautiful Dorset countryside on the internationally recognised Jurassic Heritage coast near Swanage. Situated only a few minutes from dramatic cliffs and the south west coast path, with stunning views across to the Isle of Wight.  …see more

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House | 5 Bedrooms | sleeps 10

Excellent 5/5 

7 Nights min stay

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from £224 /night

£1568 - £3750 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
This is a rare opportunity to stay in a substantial five bedroom, five bathroom house. The ground floor comprises a large living room with period fire place, large television with Virgin freeview, catch-up TV, further recording options and DVD player.  …see more

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Cottage | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 5

Very Good 4/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £61 /night

£424 - £594 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
Sleeps up to 5 people. Rural Cottage. Well behaved dog welcome. Woodburning stove. Free WiFi from 2015  …see more

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Barn | 6 Bedrooms | sleeps 13

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £146 /night

£1020 - £1905 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Barn Conversions with exposed beams and logs fires. Ideal base close to Lyme Regis and Charmouth for the heritage coastline for fossil hunting, beaches and golf courses.  …see more

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Barn | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 11

Very Good 4.5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £118 /night

£825 - £1760 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
Self Catering Barn Conversion situted in the peacuful picturesque Marshwood Vale close to the Jurassic coastline for the beach and fossil hunting at Charmouth and Lyme Regis  …see more

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Barn | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

3 Nights min stay

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from £68 /night

£470 - £880 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Self Catering Barn Conversion with peaceful, picturesque views, just 10 mins from the Jurassic coastline of Charmouth and 15 mins from Lyme Regis. Ideal for families and friends. Barn Conversion in a the peaceful, picturesque Marshwood Vale, an area of outstanding natural beauty.  …see more

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

3 Nights min stay

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from £63 /night

£440 - £689 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 27 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
This cosy, character cottage is situated in one of Dorset's most beautiful villages, in an area of outstanding natural beauty. The cottage retains all its old world charm with inglenook, woodburning stove, and beamed ceiling, combined with a spacious family kitchen.  …see more

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Yurt | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 2

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £120 /night

£840 - £1050 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
We call it Crafty Camping - luxury adult only 'glamping' in a hand-crafted woodland environment. Stay with us and our cosy hand made yurt can be your home-from-home in the woods. Piping hot private tree shower and ensuite proper loo. Sauna yurt & wood fired pizza oven. Live availability and online booking 24/7: www.mallinson.co.uk  …see more

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £110 /night

£770 - £910 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
Immense walks along the Jurassic Coast from the doorstep, majestic view of Corfe Castle from the terrace, open fires, opposite a great dining pub, close to many beaches, plenty of living space, cosy and comfortable. Perfect for walkers, cyclists, families, water babies, steam train enthusiasts & National Trust aficionados!  …see more

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

7 Nights min stay

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from £47 /night

£325 - £600 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Lovely cottage in beautiful rural surroundings, half mile from main road, spectacular local scenery, close to a variety of glorious beaches on Jurassic Coast. Wood burner, private veranda, shared heated swimming pool. Working farm with sheep, horses and poultry.  …see more

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Bungalow | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

Excellent 5/5 

Short stays welcome

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from £71 /night

£495 - £1395 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Lovingly Owner Managed Detached Bungalow with own Private Meadows - Child & Senior Friendly - Level Ground Floor accommodation - Open Fire - Spacious - Central Heating - Excellent Wi Fi - Parking - Walk to Pub, Shop, Bus Stop - Close to Jurassic Coast Lyme Regis - Very near tv's River Cottage - All linen & beds made - mobility & baby aids available - short breaks -  …see more

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Apartment | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 7

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £65 /night

£450 - £750 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
A 3 bedroom beach side apartment with panoramic views over the bay. Winter mini breaks available.  …see more

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Cottage | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £141 /night

£985 - £1760 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
A 5* self catering Grade II listed cottage set in 350 acre exclusive country estate with private beach, on border of Devon and Dorset. Sleeps 8 in comfortable splendour.  …see more

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Townhouse | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £85 /night

£590 - £1490 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
A light and airy victorian town house, only 2 mins walk from a clean and sandy beach and next to the south west coastal path .With its 4 large bedrooms and 3 bathrooms it is popular with 2 families/ large families, 4 couples, activity groups.South facing terrace. Sunny kitchen/diner,lounge with open fire,off street parking for 2 cars,cot and high chair,wifi  …see more

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

Very Good 4.5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £43 /night

£300 - £580 / week

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  • Suitable for children over
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
Snowdrop Cottage is a picture postcard thatched property with lovely south facing garden and countryside views. Located in a small farming village ideal for country walks, yet only five miles from the beautiful & historic abbey town of Sherborne. Sleeps 4.  …see more

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £43 /night

£297 - £833 / week

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  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
4 star Dorset Self Catering Holiday cottage, sleeps 4, with panoramic views over Thomas Hardys Blackmore Vale & only half an hour from the sea & beach. Fishing lake, wildlife hide, farm, glorious walks and games room with wifi hot spot, ideal for families. Dogs welcome  …see more

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House | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £93 /night

£650 - £1100 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
St Pancras is a special place for those looking for a different unusual holiday in this historical property full of original features (72 Listed items have been preserved).  …see more

With its rolling countryside and mild climate, Dorset is a favourite location for holidaymakers. There are quiet villages and interesting local markets to explore as well as great walking, horse riding and fishing on the river Stour. The New Forest is a great base for outdoor activities and the region is also home to Stonehenge and cities such as Bath, Salisbury and Bournemouth.