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Barn | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 5

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from £74 /night

£515 - £1060 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
1 of 16 charming properties recently developed to a high standard a stroll from the popular world heritage jurassic coastline short breaks only available during off peak weeks. Please call for details this gated holiday complex offers a selection of well thought out, purpose built, spacious accommodation within these converted former farm buildings located a short stroll from the village amenities. situated within the traditional dorset seaside village of charmouth, that offers an array of shops and pubs a short walk from your door, ideal for picking up the morning paper and more. Perfectly placed on the jurassic coast, that has joined the ranks of the great barrier reef and the grand canyon as one of the wonders of the natural world and designated as england's first natural world heritage site. Spanning 95 miles of the dorset and east devon coastline and taking in some of the very finest walks and views available. Lyme regis is a short drive away, which offers an unspoilt seafront with sheltered south-facing beaches and provides a perfect environment in which children can play and adults can relax in the traditional deckchairs that still line the promenade in summer. There are many attractions in the area including the charming resorts of beer, branscombe and numerous national trust properties and gardens to name but a few. leisure facilities: guests are invited to enjoy the leisure facilities of the neighbouring holiday park which includes a covered outdoor heated swimming pool and the char valley cafe, serving speciality teas and coffees throughout the day. Also available for adults use, at a reduced charge, is the well-equipped char valley health club with gymnasium, indoor pool, sauna and steam room. The covered outdoor pool is open on 15th - 22nd feb, 12th - 26th april, 3rd - 5th may, 24th may - 6th sept and 25th - 31st october 2014. e covered outdoor pool is open from may 25th - september 7th and also october 19th - november 2nd 2013. If visiting outside these periods please enquire.  outside: properties benefit from a private patio area with garden furniture. Amenities: ample parking available on site. Bed linen, towels, electric and central heating included. Wi-fi available on site, for an additional charge, in the char valley cafe. regret no pets or smoking. Location: beach, shops and pubs all within walking distance. Arrival: 4pm - 8pm the accommodation offers two bedrooms: 1 king-size with flatscreen tv and 1 room with 3 single beds located on the first floor. Bathroom: with shower over bath and wc, located on the first floor, with a further wet room with wc located on the ground floor. Lounge/diner: with flatscreen tv, dvd and freeview. Kitchen: offers integrated oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher. Utility room: with wash/dryer. Additional info: £50 security deposit payable to owner on arrival which will be returned the following week. Short breaks only available during off peak weeks.   …see more

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House | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

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£535 - £1235 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
walking distance to beach and durdle door situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty, a world heritage site and perfectly positioned for touring the rest of dorset, this property dates back to 1901 and has been furnished to a good standard, offering a unique holiday experience. west lulworth is a beautiful village with the famous horseshoe shaped lulworth cove which is a must see place for anyone visiting the county. Here you can swim and relax on the beach and the area is good for snorkelling and diving. Durdle door is another must see feature which can be reached on foot direct from the property and offers a lovely beach which is perfect for the whole family. The area is ideal for walkers offering outstanding walks all around. From lulworth you will be able to visit the many attractions the area has to offer including monkey world, the tank museum, lulworth castle, corfe castle, abbotsbury swannery, tyneham, weymouth and much more. the accommodation is arranged over three floors and offers three bedrooms: 1 twin and 1 double opening onto an enclosed courtyard on the ground floor. 1 master with king-size bed, en-suite with shower over bath and wc on the second floor. Bathroom: on the ground floor with separate bath and large shower. Lounge/kitchen/diner: first floor offers a spacious open-plan living area with tv, freesat, dvd and cd. Juliet doors open to a small balcony with views of hambury tout. The dining area has french doors to the terraced rear garden. Kitchen area has a double oven, hob, freezer, fridge, microwave and dishwasher. Washing machine on the ground floor. Outside: decked area at the top offers distant sea views. Young children should be accompanied in garden. Amenities: off-road parking for 1 car and further parking on slip road in front of the house. Bed linen, electric, central heating and wi-fi included. Travel cot, stairgate and highchair available. Regret no smoking or pets. Location: beach, pub and shops all within walking distance. Arrival: 4pm.  …see more

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Barn | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 3

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from £47 /night

£325 - £640 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
charming barn conversion located in this vibrant village location this recently finished cosy barn conversion has been finished to a high standard throughout, perfectly located within the heart of the village just off the bustling through road. a stone's throw from the property is the village shop and pub, the perfect retreat after your busy day exploring the area and popular for serving local produce and ales. 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 and around the wareham and swanage areas. An array of attractions are within easy reach including monkey world, the tank museum, lulworth castle, corfe castle, abbotsbury swannery, tyneham and much more. this attractive accommodation offers two bedrooms: 1 double with tv located on the first floor set within the eaves of the property and 1 single room on the ground floor. Bathroom: compact yet well-thought out room with shower over bath and wc. Lounge/kitchen/diner: open-plan space with electric effect fire, ample seating around the flatscreen tv/dvd. Kitchen: with integrated oven and hob, fridge with ice box, microwave and washing machine. Outside: an enclosed private courtyard with garden seating reached via the french doors from the lounge. Amenities: off-road parking for 1 car. Bed linen, towels, electric and underfloor heating included. Wi-fi available (£5 per week). Regret no smoking within the property. Regret no pets. Location: beach 4 miles, shop and pub within walking distance.  …see more

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Barn | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

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from £53 /night

£370 - £715 / week

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  • Private garden
1 of 3 properties located within this quaint village setting located just off the main farm 5 nights commencing 7th july 2014, was from £485 now from £350 these attractive single storey barn conversions are situated within the heart of the picturesque village of berwick st john, sat on the dorset and wiltshire borders, striking distance from some of the most breathtaking scenery. from your doorstep, guests are welcome to enjoy a wealth of walks to suit all tastes and abilities that lead across the 230 acres of farmland and the wealth of bridleways and footpaths, or wander down to the local pub with its warm hospitality and locally produced ales and home cooked meals, that is a stumble away. Sandwiched between salisbury and shaftesbury, both offering a slice of culture and history, as well as numerous entertainments to keep even the most discerning of guests occupied. Easy access via the a303 allows this to be an ideal spot for touring the area from the picturesque new forest, down to the world heritage site of dorset's jurassic coast as well as numerous national trust properties all within easy reach. shared utility: external with freezer and tumble dryer. Amenities: off-road parking. Bed linen, towels, wi-fi, electric and night storage heaters included. Regret no smoking within the property. 1 well-behaved dog welcome. Location: beach 1 hour, shop 3 miles and pub within walking distance. Arrival: 4pm. the accommodation all on one floor offers two bedrooms: 1 double and 1 twin. Bathroom: offers shower over bath and wc. Lounge: with flatscreen tv, freeview, dvd/vcr, radio with ipod dock and a selection of books, dvd's, videos and games. Kitchen/diner: with integrated oven and hob, fridge with ice compartment, microwave and washing machine. Outside: enclosed patio area with garden furniture.  …see more

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Barn | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 2

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from £44 /night

£305 - £595 / week

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  • Car advised
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  • Private garden
1 of 3 cottages, positioned within the owners 13 acres, perfect location for exploring dorset these cosy, but well-appointed cottages are nestled in the grounds of a farm where the owner lives and a warm welcome awaits you, but your privacy is assured. The farm is home to one of the largest collection of private horse drawn vehicles, a perfect holiday retreat for even the most discerning guests. the location is easily accessible making it an ideal base throughout the year for a weekend break or a touring holiday. Dorset has something for everyone, with countless picturesque villages, the market towns of shaftesbury (5.5 miles), the gold hill and gillingham (3 miles) and the historic cities of salisbury and bath. You will be spoilt for choice for walks as dorset's beautiful landscape of rolling chalk downland and hidden valleys affords wonderful walking. Longleat safari park is nearby along with the jurassic coast, with much more. amenities: ample parking. Bed linen, towels, electric and wi-fi included. Regret no smoking. Location: weymouth and bournemouth's sandy beaches approximately 1 hour drive. Shops 3 miles, pub 1 mile. the accommodation offers one bedroom: double with en-suite shower over bath and wc. Lounge/kitchen/diner: open-plan area with tv and dvd. Kitchen has an electric oven, hob, microwave, fridge and washing machine. Outside: enclosed garden with patio and seating. Amenities: night storage heating included. 1 small dog by arrangement.  …see more

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Cottage | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

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from £94 /night

£655 - £1410 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
1 of 16 charming properties recently developed to a high standard a stroll from the popular world heritage jurassic coastline short breaks only available during off peak weeks. Please call for details this gated holiday complex offers a selection of well thought out, purpose built, spacious accommodation within these converted former farm buildings located a short stroll from the village amenities. situated within the traditional dorset seaside village of charmouth, that offers an array of shops and pubs a short walk from your door, ideal for picking up the morning paper and more. Perfectly placed on the jurassic coast, that has joined the ranks of the great barrier reef and the grand canyon as one of the wonders of the natural world and designated as england's first natural world heritage site. Spanning 95 miles of the dorset and east devon coastline and taking in some of the very finest walks and views available. Lyme regis is a short drive away, which offers an unspoilt seafront with sheltered south-facing beaches and provides a perfect environment in which children can play and adults can relax in the traditional deckchairs that still line the promenade in summer. There are many attractions in the area including the charming resorts of beer, branscombe and numerous national trust properties and gardens to name but a few. leisure facilities: guests are invited to enjoy the leisure facilities of the neighbouring holiday park which includes a covered outdoor heated swimming pool and the char valley cafe, serving speciality teas and coffees throughout the day. Also available for adults use, at a reduced charge, is the well-equipped char valley health club with gymnasium, indoor pool, sauna and steam room. The covered outdoor pool is open on 15th - 22nd feb, 12th - 26th april, 3rd - 5th may, 24th may - 6th sept and 25th - 31st october 2014. Outside: properties benefit from a private patio area with garden furniture. Amenities: ample parking available on site. Bed linen, towels, electric and central heating included. Wi-fi available on site, for an additional charge, in the char valley cafe. Regret no pets or smoking. Location: beach, shops and pubs all within walking distance. Arrival: 4pm - 8pm the accommodation offers three bedrooms: 1 king-size with flatscreen tv with en-suite bathroom with shower over the bath and 1 twin room located on the first floor, with a further double located on the ground floor. Bathroom: with shower over bath and wc located on the first floor, with a wet room with shower & wc located on the ground floor. Lounge/diner: with flatscreen tv, dvd and freeview. Kitchen: offers integrated oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. Utility: with washer/dryer. Additional info: £50 security deposit payable to owner on arrival which will be returned the following week. short breaks only available during off peak weeks.  …see more

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Barn | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

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from £57 /night

£395 - £800 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
converted stables in delightful dorset village this converted stable is perfectly positioned in the village of stour row to enjoy the delights that dorset has to offer. Skilfully done the external remains largely unchanged whilst the interior offers spacious modern accommodation. 3 miles away, steeped in history is the traditional market town of shaftesbury which offers breath taking views and the warmest of welcomes. The town is the main shopping and service centre for the surrounding area and provides a range of facilities. The high street is renowned for its selection of independent specialist retailers, while also being home to multinational chains. You can also visit shaftesbury's gold hill, made famous by the hovis advert. Todber manor is a short walk away and offers 6 well stocked lakes for coarse fishing. Alternatively you can enjoy the nearby golf courses and driving range. Other attractions include sherborne castle, which contains a splendid collection of art, furniture and porcelain. Enjoy incredibly close encounters with some of the world's most amazing animals in the drive through safari park at longleat, with longleat house, widely regarded as one of the best examples of high elizabethan architecture in britain and one of the most beautiful stately homes open to the public. the accommodation offers two bedrooms: 1 double and 1 twin both with integral storage. Bathroom: with shower over bath and wc. Lounge/diner: with tv, freeview and dvd. Kitchen: with cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine. Outside: enclosed garden with bbq and seating area. Guests are welcome to use owners trampoline and swings. amenities: ample parking. Wifi available. bed linen, tea towels, towels, electric and central heating included. Regret no smoking. Regret no pets.  location: shop 2 miles, pub 1.5 miles.  …see more

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

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£420 - £840 / week

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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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Barn | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

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£420 - £840 / week

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1 of 3 luxurious farm properties with beautiful views across fields to knowle hill and the cranborne chase, an area of outstanding natural beauty. these delightful properties are located on pretty farmland which was worked until recent years. They have been developed and furnished to an extremely high quality and offer families and couples an opportunity to experience luxurious living in an idyllic rural setting. set between the east dorset villages of woodlands and horton there is much to see and do in the immediate area including castles and ruins to explore, and country estates to wander around. Slightly further afield, the metropolitan towns of poole and bournemouth, with their vibrant shopping and nightlife, are the perfect spots for those craving the hustle and bustle and, of course, the sandy beaches for those avid beach goers. For the keen golfer there is a golf club nearby and for those wishing to explore dorset and the wider countryside, the jurassic coast (designated as a world heritage site) is definitely worth a visit. outside: large shared garden area with lawn. Amenities: private off-road parking for 2 cars. Bed linen, towels, electric, central heating and wi-fi included. Regret no smoking. location: pub 2 miles, village shop 4 miles, indian restaurant within walking distance, sandy beach at bournemouth 18 miles. Arrival: 3pm. the accommodation is arranged over the ground floor of a lovely old timber clad barn and offers two bedrooms: 1 king-size double and 1 zip-and-link twin room (that can be presented as a super-king double upon request). Bathroom: with luxurious curved bath with shower over and wc. Lounge/diner: well-appointed area with tv/dvd and super views towards knowle hill. Kitchen area: lovely open-plan area with electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine. Amenities: regret no pets.  …see more

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Cottage | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 5

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£370 - £740 / week

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  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
situated in the heart of lively weymouth, a level walk to the town and beach this charming georgian terraced cottage has a lovely light and airy feel. the property makes an ideal base for enjoying the area. However if you fancy staying closer to home then all the amenities weymouth has to offer are on your doorstep including a selection of pubs, shops and restaurants. Weymouth has long been a hidden gem with its seafront, beaches, sealife centre, harbour and wealth of restaurants, shops and pubs. In the heart of the world heritage jurassic coast offering some of the finest walks and picturesque views in the country, including hardy's monument towering over the landscape, chesil beach and picture postcard villages and hamlets. The county town of dorchester is a short drive or train ride and is steeped with history. Once the former home of the poet and novelist thomas hardy who placed this striking countryside on the map. Discover a wealth of attractions including abbotsbury swannery, monkey world, dinosaur museum, lulworth cove and castle and durdle door. the accommodation is arranged over 3 floors and offers three bedrooms: the first floor has 1 double and 1 single room. There are steep cottage style stairs leading to a spacious attic room with twin beds. Bathroom: situated on the ground floor with shower over bath and wc. Lounge: with tv and dvd. Dining room: separate. Kitchen: well-equipped with oven, gas hob, fridge, freezer and microwave with door leading to the courtyard. Outside: sunny, enclosed courtyard offering seating and a bbq area. The converted outside 'privy' houses a washing machine. Amenities: parking is roadside with permit included. 2 dogs welcome. Regret no smoking inside the property. Bed linen, electric and central heating included. Location: beach, shops, pubs (2 located at the end of road and others within walking distance), restaurants and other leisure facilities a few minutes stroll. Arrival: 3:00pm.  …see more

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Log cabin | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 3

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from £45 /night

£315 - £630 / week

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  • Car advised
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  • Private garden
30 acres, horses, woodland walks, chickens and use of shepherds hut. Sleeps 2+1 this cosy, but private detached lodge nestles in the grounds of the owners' smallholding. Your privacy is assured but the owners are always happy to offer help and advice on the local area and places of interest. Although convenient to shaftesbury you are situated in a peaceful spot with panoramic views over open countryside. easily accessible it is an ideal base throughout the year for a weekend break or a touring holiday. Dorset has something for everyone, with countless picturesque villages, shaftesbury and the famous gold hill made famous by the hovis commercials and gillingham are nearby. The historic cities of salisbury and bath are within reach. You will be spoilt for choice for walks as dorset's beautiful landscape of rolling chalk downland and hidden valleys affords wonderful walking. Longleat safari park is nearby along with the jurassic coast and much more. this log cabin offers comfortable accommodation one bedroom: double with en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and wc. Curtained porch area with seating that can be used for z bed if required. Lounge: with tv/dvd and hi-fi. Kitchen/diner: electric cooker, fridge with freezer section, microwave and top loading washing machine. Outside: covered seating area with table and chairs with views over the enclosed lawn garden. Shepherds hut. Amenities: ample parking. Bed linen, towels, electric and central heating included. Regret no smoking. 1 well-behaved dog welcome (allowed in the kitchen and covered porch). Location: pubs and shops within 1 mile. 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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Barn | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

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from £86 /night

£600 - £1310 / week

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  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable 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: indoor heated leisure pool (4' deep throughout) perfect for the summer and winter alike. 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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House | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

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from £63 /night

£435 - £800 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
set in the heart of dorset's striking countryside this recently converted coach house offers a real haven for visitors to relax and unwind. Located within the grounds of the magnificent old rectory where a warm welcome awaits, yet privacy is assured. situated in a charming village in the heart of dorset’s striking countryside where the popular pub/restaurant is a short stroll and an ideal venue for family or friends throughout the year. Dorset has something for everyone, with countless picturesque villages, the market towns of shaftesbury and gillingham and the historic cities of salisbury and bath. There is a wide selection of attractions including longleat safari park, stourhead house and gardens along with much more. two bedrooms: approached via an attractive staircase, 1 double with countryside views and 1 twin (the travel cot will be located in this room when needed). Bathroom: with shower over bath and wc. Lounge: with tv, dvd, hi-fi and electric fire. Kitchen/diner: with cooker, halogen hob, microwave, fridge with ice-box, dishwasher, tv, dvd and hi-fi. Utility room: with washer/dryer and separate wc. Outside: to the front of the property is a pleasant courtyard, to enjoy alfresco dining, with seating under the pergola and a large stone built bbq. Amenities: parking to the front of the property and behind gated entrance. Bed linen, towels, electric and central heating included. Wi-fi available. Regret no pets or smoking. Additional info: refundable £50 security deposit for electronic gate key, payable direct to the owner on arrival. Location: beach 1 hour drive, shops 4.5 miles, pub walking distance.  …see more

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Cottage | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

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£655 - £1410 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
1 of 16 charming properties recently developed to a high standard a stroll from the popular world heritage jurassic coastline short breaks only available during off peak weeks. Please call for details this gated holiday complex offers a selection of well thought out, purpose built, spacious accommodation within these converted former farm buildings located a short stroll from the village amenities. situated within the traditional dorset seaside village of charmouth, that offers an array of shops and pubs a short walk from your door, ideal for picking up the morning paper and more. Perfectly placed on the jurassic coast, that has joined the ranks of the great barrier reef and the grand canyon as one of the wonders of the natural world and designated as england's first natural world heritage site. Spanning 95 miles of the dorset and east devon coastline and taking in some of the very finest walks and views available. Lyme regis is a short drive away, which offers an unspoilt seafront with sheltered south-facing beaches and provides a perfect environment in which children can play and adults can relax in the traditional deckchairs that still line the promenade in summer. There are many attractions in the area including the charming resorts of beer, branscombe and numerous national trust properties and gardens to name but a few. leisure facilities: guests are invited to enjoy the leisure facilities of the neighbouring holiday park which includes a covered outdoor heated swimming pool and the char valley cafe, serving speciality teas and coffees throughout the day. Also available for adults use, at a reduced charge, is the well-equipped char valley health club with gymnasium, indoor pool, sauna and steam room.  the covered outdoor pool is open on 15th - 22nd feb,12th - 26th april, 3rd - 5th may, 24th may - 6th sept and 25th - 31st october 2014. If visiting outside these periods please enquire. Outside: properties benefit from a private patio area with garden furniture. Amenities: ample parking available on site. Bed linen, towels, electric and central heating included. Wi-fi available on site, for an additional charge, in the char valley cafe. Regret no pets or smoking. Location: beach, shops and pubs all within walking distance. Arrival: 4pm - 8pm the accommodation offers three bedrooms: 1 king-size with flatscreen tv, with en-suite with bath with shower over and wc, and 2 twins located on the first floor. Bathroom: with shower over bath and wc, located on the first floor, with a further wet room with wc located on the ground floor. Lounge/diner: with flatscreen tv, dvd and freeview. Kitchen: offers integrated oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher. Utility room: with wash/dryer. Additional info: £50 security deposit payable to owner on arrival which will be returned the following week. Short breaks only available during off peak weeks.  …see more

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Apartment | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

7 Nights min stay

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from £74 /night

£515 - £1060 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
stunning panoramic views of the harbour and the jurassic coast this modern apartment sits within the heart of the popular coastal village of west bay, the location of the popular hit itv series, broachchurch. Enjoy a wealth of restaurants and pubs all a short stroll from the apartment, including the popular and award winning seafood riverside restaurant, renowned for using fresh local produce and the catch of the day. west bay is referred to by many as the gateway to the jurassic coast and classified as a world heritage site and offers some of the most stunning coastal walks in both directions along the south west coast path, down to weymouth and over to lyme regis. Or simply sit back and relax on the balcony whilst enjoying the unrivalled views over the harbour and coastline and watch the small fishing boats and pleasure cruisers slowly drift in and out of the harbour. this first floor accommodation is laid out upon one level and offers two bedrooms: 1 master double with en-suite shower room and wc and 1 twin bedroom. Bathroom: family size with shower over bath and wc. Lounge/kitchen/diner: cosy with panoramic harbour and sea views, flatscreen tv with dvd and hi-fi. Kitchen area offers integrated appliances, electric oven with gas hob and extractor hood, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing/dryer. Outside: patio doors from the lounge lead to balcony with stunning views. Amenities: allocated parking for 1 car, 3 on site visitors car parking spaces on a first come first served basis. Bed linen, towels, electric and underfloor central heating throughout included. Wi-fi available. Regret no pets or smoking. Location: shops, pubs and beach all within easy walking distance.  …see more

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Apartment | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

Short stays welcome

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from £65 /night

£455 - £890 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
luxury apartment, walking distance to the beach this apartment has been finished and furnished to a high standard and is a short stroll to the harbour and beach. West bay is a delightful seaside village and is steeped in history and often referred to as "the official gateway to the jurassic coast" with many attractions and facilities from swimming, fishing trips, coastal and countryside walks, fossil hunting, diving, golfing, river boating, pubs, shops and restaurants. It is ideal for exploring the whole of dorset either by car or along the south west coast path which runs through west bay and is part of the world heritage coast. the accommodation offers two bedrooms: 1 double and 1 twin. Bathroom: with shower over bath and wc. Lounge/kitchen/diner: open-plan area with tv, dvd, cooker, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave and washer/dryer. Outside: balcony with seating. Amenities: 1 car parking space. Bed linen, towels, electric and underfloor heating included. Regret no pets. Location: beach, shops and pubs all walking distance.  …see more

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 3

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from £44 /night

£305 - £595 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
cosy, romantic cottage perfectly located for exploring historic somerset, sleeps 2+1 nestling within the village of coleford in the mendip hills, this quaint terraced cottage has been refurbished and equipped to provide a lovely holiday home. Coleford itself is a village some 3 to 4 miles from radstock and around 10 miles from bath which is steeped in history and well worth a visit for its attractions including the roman bath. there are many other attractions within a short drive which the area is famous for, including wells cathedral, glastonbury tor, longleat, cheddar gorge, wookey hole, bristol and the chew valley lakes. The coastline of north somerset is easily accessible and offers a range of beaches. Relax in the patio garden and stroll to the local pub in the evening for a meal. the accommodation offers two bedrooms: approached via open tread stairs, 1 double and 1 single. Bathroom: downstairs with shower over bath and wc. Lounge: with sofa bed, tv, dvd, hi-fi and electric fire. Kitchen: with cooker, washing machine, microwave and fridge/freezer, leading to conservatory dining area with patio doors to garden area. Outside: enclosed patio garden with seating. Amenities: roadside parking. Bed linen, towels, electric and central heating included. Regret no pets. Additional info: the property can sleep 2+1. Location: beach 20 miles. Shop, pub and takeaway walking distance.  …see more

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Barn | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

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from £45 /night

£315 - £630 / week

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  • Suitable 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 | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

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from £71 /night

£495 - £1000 / week

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  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable 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: indoor heated leisure pool (4' deep throughout) perfect for the summer and winter alike. 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 £55 /night

£380 - £760 / week

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  • Suitable 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 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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from £65 /night

£455 - £890 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
1 of 3 luxurious farm properties with beautiful views across fields to knowle hill and the cranborne chase, an area of outstanding natural beauty. Sleeps 4+1. these delightful properties are located on pretty farmland which was worked until recent years. They have been developed and furnished to an extremely high quality and offer families and couples an opportunity to experience luxurious living in an idyllic rural setting. set between the east dorset villages of woodlands and horton there is much to see and do in the immediate area including castles and ruins to explore, and country estates to wander around. Slightly further afield, the metropolitan towns of poole and bournemouth, with their vibrant shopping and nightlife, are the perfect spots for those craving the hustle and bustle and, of course, the sandy beaches for those avid beach goers. For the keen golfer there is a golf club nearby and for those wishing to explore dorset and the wider countryside, the jurassic coast (designated as a world heritage site) is definitely worth a visit. outside: large shared garden area with lawn. Amenities: private off-road parking for 2 cars. Bed linen, towels, electric, central heating and wi-fi included. Regret no smoking. Additional info: an additional small single bed for a child can be provided upon request. Location: pub 2 miles, village shop 4 miles, indian restaurant within walking distance, sandy beach at bournemouth 18 miles. Arrival: 3pm. the accommodation offers two bedrooms: 1 king-size double and 1 further king-size double with the option of having a small single bed (suitable for a child) added to this room if required. Bathroom: located on the ground floor with shower attachment on the bath, separate shower cubicle and wc. Kitchen/breakfast bar: with electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave and dishwasher. Washing machine: located in utility cupboard in the hallway. Lounge/diner: cosy room with tv/dvd, woodburner effect electric fire, farmland views, and access to private enclosed patio area. Outside: patio area with garden furniture. Amenities: 1 well-behaved pet welcome (the owners kindly request to be kept on a lead when outside on-site).    …see more

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Villa | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 2

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from £40 /night

£280 - £500 / week

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  • Suitable for over 5s only
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
quaint annexe in the stunning rural village of berwick st john this well appointed annexe, adjoining to the owners property, is situated in the picturesque village of berwick st john, sat on the dorset and wiltshire borders, striking distance from some of the most breathtaking scenery. from your doorstep enjoy a wealth of walks to suit all tastes and abilities, or simply succumb to the local pub with its warm hospitality and locally produced ales and home cooked meals. Easily accessible via the a303 allows this to be an ideal spot for a quick getaway, or as a base for touring the area. Sandwiched between the historic cities of salisbury and shaftesbury, both offering a slice of culture and history, as well as numerous entertainments to keep even the most discerning of guests occupied. All in all, you are assured a relaxing break. the accommodation offers two bedrooms: both situated on the first floor, 1 spacious double and 1 cosy single with 3' bed. Bathroom: with shower over bath and wc. Lounge/diner: offering flatscreen tv with dvd, freeview and ample seating around the dining table. Kitchen: compact yet well thought out offering electric cooker with hob, top loader washing machine and fridge with ice compartment. Outside: patio area with seating to the side of annexe and gas bbq (please request on arrival). Secure lock up for bicycles if required. Amenities: off-road parking for 1 car. Bed linen, towels, electric and central heating included. Additional heaters available at cost. Regret no pets. Regret no smoking. Location: beach 1 hour, shops 2 miles and pub within walking distance. Arrival: 4pm  …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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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
1 of 4 listed barn conversions situated in a courtyard setting with countryside views and private enclosed patios situated in the quaint village of leigh amid glorious dorset countryside, these 4 delightful barn conversions make an excellent holiday base to explore dorset and south somerset. Converted to a high standard and set in an l shape with a courtyard on one side and lovely country views over thomas hardy’s famous blackmoor vale on the other. steeped in history, dorset's beautiful landscape of rolling chalk downland and hidden valleys affords wonderful walking. The area offers a wealth of pretty villages, sandy beaches and a coastline which has world heritage status. There are several golf courses nearby, horse riding and water activities can be enjoyed at halstock reservoir. The towns of dorchester, sherborne and yeovil are easily accessible and there are many national trust properties and gardens to visit including montacute and stourhead. In addition to this there are many attractions including yeovilton fleet air arm museum, haynes motor museum, monkey world and abbotsbury swannery. farm activities: though set on the edge of an organic farm, but in a non-working part, the owner would be delighted to show guests around the farm, which is only a short walk away from the cottages. There is also a small flock of sheep and chickens in the cider orchard close by. Games room: shared, with a snooker table, table football and darts. outside: the grounds offer stunning views of the surrounding countryside as well as a lake which attract a wealth of wildlife and superb country walking on the doorstep. Cycle store. Amenities: each property has parking for 2 cars close by. Bed linen, towels, electric, central heating and wi-fi included. Location: shop 0.2 mile and pub 1 mile. Weymouth’s sandy beach within a 40 minute drive. the accommodation offers two bedrooms: 1 double and 1 twin. Shower room: with wc. Lounge/kitchen/diner: with tv and dvd. Kitchen area: with cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer. Outside: small private courtyard with garden furniture. Amenities: 1 dog welcome.  …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
  • Suitable 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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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

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from £60 /night

£420 - £840 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
1 of 4 listed barn conversions situated in a courtyard setting with countryside views and private enclosed patios  situated in the quaint village of leigh amid glorious dorset countryside, these 4 delightful barn conversions make an excellent holiday base to explore dorset and south somerset. Converted to a high standard and set in an l shape with a courtyard on one side and lovely country views over thomas hardy’s famous blackmoor vale on the other. steeped in history, dorset's beautiful landscape of rolling chalk downland and hidden valleys affords wonderful walking. The area offers a wealth of pretty villages, sandy beaches and a coastline which has world heritage status. There are several golf courses nearby, horse riding and water activities can be enjoyed at halstock reservoir. The towns of dorchester, sherborne and yeovil are easily accessible and there are many national trust properties and gardens to visit including montacute and stourhead. In addition to this there are many attractions including yeovilton fleet air arm museum, haynes motor museum, monkey world and abbotsbury swannery. farm activities: though set on the edge of an organic farm, but in a non-working part, the owner would be delighted to show guests around the farm, which is only a short walk away from the cottages. There is also a small flock of sheep and chickens in the cider orchard close by. Games room: shared, with a snooker table, table football and darts. outside: the grounds offer stunning views of the surrounding countryside as well as a lake which attract a wealth of wildlife and superb country walking on the doorstep. cycle store. amenities: each property has parking for 2 cars close by. Bed linen, towels, electric, central heating and wi-fi included. Location: shop 0.2 mile and pub 1 mile. Weymouth’s sandy beach within a 40 minute drive. the accommodation offers two bedrooms: 1 double with tv and 1 twin. Shower room: with wc. Lounge/kitchen/diner: with tv and dvd. Kitchen area: with cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer. Outside: small private courtyard with garden furniture. Amenities: 1 dog welcome.    …see more

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

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£420 - £860 / week

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  • Suitable 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 | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

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from £86 /night

£600 - £1385 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
1 of 2 properties. Walking distance to beach and durdle door situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty, a world heritage site and perfectly positioned for touring the rest of dorset these new, adjoining sister properties have been furnished to a high standard, offering a unique holiday experience. west lulworth is a beautiful village with the famous horseshoe shaped lulworth cove which is a must see place for anyone visiting the county. Here you can swim and relax on the beach and the area is good for snorkelling and diving. Durdle door is another must see feature which can be reached on foot direct from the property and offers a lovely beach which is perfect for the whole family. The area is ideal for walkers offering outstanding walks all around. From lulworth you will be able to visit the many attractions the area has to offer including monkey world, the tank museum, lulworth castle, corfe castle, abbotsbury swannery, tyneham, weymouth and much more. arranged over three floors and offers three bedrooms: on the ground floor 1 twin and 1 double. On the second floor a master suite with king-size bed, adjoining dressing room and en-suite with double-ended bath, separate large shower and wc, this floor is in the eaves of the roof with low sloping ceilings, therefore head height is restricted in places. Bathroom: on the ground floor with shower over bath and wc. Lounge/kitchen/diner: a spacious and light open-plan living area on the first floor with tv, freesat, dvd and views of hambury tout opening into large kitchen/diner with double oven, hob, freezer, fridge, microwave and dishwasher. Large dining area has french doors leading to balcony. Washing machine on the ground floor. Outside: private patio with seating and garden to the rear of the property accessed from the balcony or the parking area via external stone steps shared with the neighbouring property. The garden boasts stunning countryside views but as it is steep, young children should be accompanied. Amenities: off-road parking for 2 cars and further parking on adjacent slip road. Bed linen, electric, central heating and wi-fi included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available. Regret no smoking or pets. Location: beach, pub and shops within walking distance. Arrival: 4pm.  …see more

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House | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

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from £105 /night

£730 - £1385 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
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  • Pets welcome
truly unique, character property in rural dorset, just a short drive to the coast 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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Villa | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

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£420 - £740 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
a delightful spacious modern rural retreat in desirable area this renovated annexe sits within it's own private space upon the owner's land. Rurally situated on the outskirts of sturminster newton, within walking distance of it's shops and pubs, yet far enough away to enjoy it's rural tranquillity, and within the heart of thomas hardy country providing a splendid variety of activities, from walks and garden tours to golf and horse riding. Yeovil is just a short drive from the property and offers a wealth of restaurants, shops and pubs to keep even the most discerning of clients entertained. You can also visit shaftesbury’s gold hill, made famous by the hovis advert. Alternatively, you can enjoy the nearby golf courses and driving range or other attractions include sherborne castle, which contains a splendid collection of art, furniture and porcelain and incredibly close encounters with some of the world’s most amazing animals in the drive through safari park at longleat, with longleat house, widely regarded as one of the best examples of high elizabethan architecture in britain and one of the most beautiful stately homes open to the public. this tastefully renovated property offers two bedrooms: 1 spacious master double with en-suite bathroom, separate shower and wc and 1 further twin, with 2'6" beds. Shower room: with wc on the first floor. Separate wc downstairs. lounge/kitchen/diner: on the ground floor, open-plan and benefits from a conservatory style finish and underfloor heating, making the room light and warm. the lounge/diner area offers ample seating around the table, flatscreen tv/dvd and hi-fi. The kitchen offers integrated oven with hob and extractor hood, fridge with ice compartment, microwave, washing machine and dishwasher. Outside: the large enclosed garden offers lawn and patio with seating area with bbq. Amenities: ample parking for 2 cars. Bed linen, towels, electric, central heating and wi-fi included. Regret no smoking within the property. Dogs welcome. Additional info: there is a separate freezer under the stairs. Location: beach 20 miles, shops and pubs 1 mile.  …see more

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House | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

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£495 - £1000 / week

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  • Suitable 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 | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

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from £68 /night

£475 - £950 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
panoramic views, walking distance to harbour located in the medieval town of christchurch, where the rivers avon and stour meet, this delightful property offers panoramic views over stanpit nature reserve, christchurch harbour and hengistbury head beyond. christchurch, with its 900 year old priory, nestles between the new forest and the vibrant town of bournemouth on the dorset coast. The area itself is one of the finest parts of the country and is renowned for its weather, beaches, coastal and woodland walks, historical sites of interest and fine food. You will be situated within easy reach of award winning beaches and the towns of poole, southampton and salisbury. Take the ferry from lymington (a pretty yachting town) across the solent to the isle of wight, or visit the channel islands, or even france on a fast ferry from poole or weymouth. Enjoy fossil hunting along the jurassic coast (recognised as a unesco world heritage site) with its stunning scenery or relax on one of the quiet, picturesque beaches. Amongst the many attractions the area has to offer are the renowned exbury and compton acre gardens, the national motor museum at beaulieu, monkey world, hurst and corfe castles, weymouth's deep sea adventure and paultons park (a family theme park) all of which can be enjoyed on a day's excursion. the accommodation is arranged over 3 floors and offers four bedrooms: on the first floor 1 double with handbasin and balcony with lovely views, 2 single bedrooms, one with handbasin. On the second floor 1 further double with balcony, which is large enough for family dining, evening drinks or sun bathing. This bedroom has its own bathroom with wc and spa bath. Shower room: on the first floor with separate wc. Lounge: large room overlooking the pretty garden and nature reserve beyond. Kitchen/diner: on the ground floor, fully-equipped with oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer. Dining table seating 6. Outside: the patio doors open onto a raised patio area with steps down to the well-planted, enclosed garden bordering stanpit marsh. Amenities: off-road parking for 3 cars. Bed linen, towels and central heating included. Regret no pets. No smoking inside the property. Location: the nearest beach is 1 mile, mudeford harbour 20 minute walk, shops and pubs are within walking distance.  …see more

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Barn | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

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£435 - £860 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
working farm, 130 acres, cattle and horses this converted semi-detached barn is perfectly positioned to enjoy the delights dorset has to offer. Approached via a farm lane and overlooking the working farm, guests are welcome to roam the land and see the animals. while away the hours exploring the beautiful surrounding countryside dotted with small picturesque villages. This part of dorset offers a superb cliff-top coastline, which is a world heritage site and can easily be joined from the cottage in 1.5 miles. The surrounding coastline provides excellent conditions for diving, canoeing/kayaking, windsurfing/kite surfing, fishing and sailing with the 2012 olympic sailing venue in portland. Discover the wealth of places to visit including weymouth with its seafront, beaches, harbour, abbotsbury swannery, lulworth cove and castle, durdle door and much more. the accommodation offers two bedrooms: 1 galleried double with sloping ceilings approached via a staircase and 1 twin. Shower room: and wc. Lounge/kitchen/diner: open-plan with tv, dvd, freeview and patio doors. Kitchen offers electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice-box and washer/dryer. Outside: small enclosed patio and lawn area to the front of the property with seating and bbq. There is a pond at the back which is fenced off from the property but please take care with children. Amenities: off-road parking for 2 cars. Bed linen and electric included, additional £20 per week for electric from november to easter. Night storage heating in the living areas and electric heating in the bedrooms. Wi-fi available. 1 dog welcome. Location: weymouth's sandy beach and shops 4.5 miles, pub 2 miles.  …see more

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House | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

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from £71 /night

£495 - £1000 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
1 of 16 charming properties recently developed to a high standard a stroll from the popular world heritage jurassic coastline short breaks only available during off peak weeks. Please call for details this gated holiday complex offers a selection of well thought out, purpose built, spacious accommodation within these converted former farm buildings located a short stroll from the village amenities. situated within the traditional dorset seaside village of charmouth, that offers an array of shops and pubs a short walk from your door, ideal for picking up the morning paper and more. Perfectly placed on the jurassic coast, that has joined the ranks of the great barrier reef and the grand canyon as one of the wonders of the natural world and designated as england's first natural world heritage site. Spanning 95 miles of the dorset and east devon coastline and taking in some of the very finest walks and views available. Lyme regis is a short drive away, which offers an unspoilt seafront with sheltered south-facing beaches and provides a perfect environment in which children can play and adults can relax in the traditional deckchairs that still line the promenade in summer. There are many attractions in the area including the charming resorts of beer, branscombe and numerous national trust properties and gardens to name but a few. leisure facilities: guests are invited to enjoy the leisure facilities of the neighbouring holiday park which includes a covered outdoor heated swimming pool and the char valley cafe, serving speciality teas and coffees throughout the day. Also available for adults use, at a reduced charge, is the well-equipped char valley health club with gymnasium, indoor pool, sauna and steam room. The covered outdoor pool is open on 15th - 22nd feb, 12th - 26th april, 3rd - 5th may, 24th may - 6th sept and 25th - 31st october 2014. If visiting outside these periods please enquire. Outside: properties benefit from a private patio area with garden furniture. Amenities: ample parking available on site. Bed linen, towels, electric and central heating included. Wi-fi available on site, for an additional charge, in the char valley cafe. Regret no pets or smoking. Location: beach, shops and pubs all within walking distance. Arrival: 4pm - 8pm the accommodation offers two bedrooms: 1 king-size with flatscreen tv and 1 twin located on the first floor. Bathroom: with shower over bath and wc, located on the first floor, with a further wet room with wc located on the ground floor. Lounge/diner: with flatscreen tv, dvd and freeview. Kitchen: offers integrated oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher. Utility room: with wash/dryer. Additional info: £50 security deposit payable to owner on arrival which will be returned the following week. Short breaks only available during off peak weeks.  …see more

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Barn | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

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from £48 /night

£335 - £705 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
1 of 8 cottages nestled in pretty courtyard setting this delightful barn conversion offers original features such as exposed beams alongside modern day creature comforts. Conveniently located in a central position on the border between dorset and wiltshire it provides a great base from which to explore this picturesque part of the country. discover the heart of the dorset countryside with beautiful landscapes and hidden valleys, all of which offer fantastic walks. The county really has something for everyone including countless picturesque villages to explore, longleat safari park, monkey world, bovington tank museum, stonehenge and compton abbas airfield. Nearby are the pretty market towns of shaftesbury, blandford forum, sherborne, gillingham and salisbury, each offering an array of amenities, pubs, shops and restaurants. Slightly further afield but still within easy reach you will find the spectacular jurassic coast and the city of bath, famed for its architecture, fabulous shopping experience and spa. Games facitlities: outside shared play area on site with trampoline, swings and a slide. the accommodation is arranged on one level and offers two bedrooms: 2 twin rooms, can be made up as super king-size beds on request, with en-suite shower room with wc. Lounge/kitchen/diner: open-plan living space with flatscreen tv/dvd. Kitchen area modern, with electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer and microwave. Amenities: ample off-road parking. Bed linen, towels, electric, central heating and wi-fi included. Communal laundry room with use of washer/dryer, for a small additional cost, honesty box by machine. Regret no smoking. 1 well-behaved dog welcome. Location: expansive stretch of sandy beach at bournemouth 35 miles, pub and village shop 1.5 miles in semley.  …see more

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Barn | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

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from £63 /night

£435 - £860 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
1 of 3 cottages, positioned within the owners 13 acres, perfect location for exploring dorset these cosy, but well-appointed cottages are nestled in the grounds of a farm where the owner lives and a warm welcome awaits you, but your privacy is assured. The farm is home to one of the largest collection of private horse drawn vehicles, a perfect holiday retreat for even the most discerning guests. the location is easily accessible making it an ideal base throughout the year for a weekend break or a touring holiday. Dorset has something for everyone, with countless picturesque villages, the market towns of shaftesbury (5.5 miles), the gold hill and gillingham (3 miles) and the historic cities of salisbury and bath. You will be spoilt for choice for walks as dorset's beautiful landscape of rolling chalk downland and hidden valleys affords wonderful walking. Longleat safari park is nearby along with the jurassic coast, with much more. amenities: ample parking. Bed linen, towels, electric and wi-fi included. Regret no smoking. Location: weymouth and bournemouth's sandy beaches approximately 1 hour drive. Shops 3 miles, pub 1 mile. the accommodation offers three bedrooms: 1 king-size situated on the ground floor, next door to the bathroom, 1 spacious double bedroom, with lovely views and en-suite shower, wc and heated towel rail. 1 twin room. Bathroom: with shower over bath, wc and heated towel rail. Lounge: large with woodburner effect electric fire, tv/dvd and french doors leading to patio and garden. Kitchen/diner: large room with cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer. Outside: enclosed garden with picket fence and patio with seating. Amenities: central heating included. 2 small dogs or 1 medium dog, with responsible owners, by arrangement. Arrival: 3pm.  …see more

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 5

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from £74 /night

£515 - £1060 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
1 of 16 charming properties recently developed to a high standard a stroll from the popular world heritage jurassic coastline short breaks only available during off peak weeks. Please call for details this gated holiday complex offers a selection of well thought out, purpose built, spacious accommodation within these converted former farm buildings located a short stroll from the village amenities. situated within the traditional dorset seaside village of charmouth, that offers an array of shops and pubs a short walk from your door, ideal for picking up the morning paper and more. Perfectly placed on the jurassic coast, that has joined the ranks of the great barrier reef and the grand canyon as one of the wonders of the natural world and designated as england's first natural world heritage site. Spanning 95 miles of the dorset and east devon coastline and taking in some of the very finest walks and views available. Lyme regis is a short drive away, which offers an unspoilt seafront with sheltered south-facing beaches and provides a perfect environment in which children can play and adults can relax in the traditional deckchairs that still line the promenade in summer. There are many attractions in the area including the charming resorts of beer, branscombe and numerous national trust properties and gardens to name but a few. leisure facilities: guests are invited to enjoy the leisure facilities of the neighbouring holiday park which includes a covered outdoor heated swimming pool and the char valley cafe, serving speciality teas and coffees throughout the day. Also available for adults use, at a reduced charge, is the well-equipped char valley health club with gymnasium, indoor pool, sauna and steam room. The covered outdoor pool is open on 15th - 22nd feb, 12th - 26th april, 3rd - 5th may, 24th may - 6th sept and 25th - 31st october 2014. Outside: properties benefit from a private patio area with garden furniture. Amenities: ample parking available on site. Bed linen, towels, electric and central heating included. Wi-fi available on site, for an additional charge, in the char valley cafe. Regret no pets or smoking. Location: beach, shops and pubs all within walking distance. Arrival: 4pm - 8pm the accommodation offers two bedrooms: 1 king-size with flatscreen tv and 1 room with 3 single beds located on the first floor. Bathroom: with shower over bath and wc, located on the first floor, with a further wet room with wc located on the ground floor. Lounge/diner: with flatscreen tv, dvd and freeview. Kitchen: offers integrated oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. Utility: with washer/dryer. Additional info: £50 security deposit payable to owner on arrival which will be returned the following week. short breaks only available during off peak weeks.  …see more

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Barn | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 5

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from £51 /night

£355 - £715 / week

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  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
barn conversion set within unique farm in 28 acres. Sleeps 4+1 this quaint semi-detached barn has been tastefully converted using redundant listed farm buildings and nestles within a 28 acres private specialist farm. Access to the barn via a narrow lane. the farm is home to an alpaca herd and various animals and offers an opportunity to explore many diverse areas such as a christmas tree plantation, vineyard and an english native woodland. Discover the heart of the dorset countryside with beautiful landscapes and hidden valleys, all of which offer fantastic walks. Nearby are the pretty market towns of shaftesbury, located only 5 minutes away, blandford forum, sherborne, gillingham and salisbury all within a short drive.  the stunning jurassic coast is 45 minutes drive. Attractions include longleat safari park, monkey world, bovington tank museum, stonehenge and compton abbas airfield. this single storey accommodation offers two bedrooms: 1 double and 1 twin. Shower room: wet room with shower and wc, complete with disabled access, fixtures and fittings. Lounge/kitchen/diner: with flatscreen tv, dvd, freeview and pull out bed (available on request). Kitchen area equipped with cooker, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. Outside: lawn seating area with access to bbq and fire pit. Amenities: off-road parking for 3 cars. Bed linen, towels, electric and underfloor heating and wi-fi included. Regret no smoking within the property. 1 dog welcome. Additional info: guests have access to roam freely around the farm's 28 acres. Farm tours on request. Location: beach 35 miles, pub 1.5 miles and shop within walking distance. 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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Barn | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 2

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from £44 /night

£305 - £595 / week

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  • Suitable for over 5s only
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
perfect for exploring the county of dorset and also somerset and devon nestling in the dorset countryside, this single storey conversion is set in half an acre garden, approached through a private entrance shared only with the owner's adjoining property, a warm welcome awaits but privacy is assured. The village of mosterton a 5 minute walk, has a village store and pub. While away the hours exploring the beautiful countryside dotted with small villages and market towns which are stunning in all seasons. The small town of beaminster is 3.5 miles away and has a selection of shops and good places to eat, the market town of bridport with its popular farmers markets is 10 miles. The jurassic coast is easily accessible by car, from the well-known beaches of west bay (11 miles), burton bradstock and lyme regis to the famous chesil beach that stretches for 18 miles. There are countryside walks nearby including the famous parrett trail with other walks and cycle paths passing close by the property. the accommodation offers one bedroom: double with en-suite shower room and wc. Lounge/kitchen/diner: open-plan with tv, freeview and dvd. Kitchen area with cooker, microwave, fridge with icebox and washing machine. Outside: private, gravelled garden with a wonderful range of flowers and seating. Amenities: ample off-road parking. Bed linen, towels, electric and central heating included. Wi-fi available. Regret no smoking. 1 small well-behaved dog welcome but not to be left unattended in the property. Additional info: guests are welcome to bring own travel cot. Location: beach 13 miles, pub, village store and post office walking distance.   …see more

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Barn | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

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from £78 /night

£540 - £1100 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
1 of 16 charming properties recently developed to a high standard a stroll from the popular world heritage jurassic coastline, sleeps 4+2 short breaks only available during off peak weeks. Please call for details this gated holiday complex offers a selection of well thought out, purpose built, spacious accommodation within these converted former farm buildings located a short stroll from the village amenities. situated within the traditional dorset seaside village of charmouth, that offers an array of shops and pubs a short walk from your door, ideal for picking up the morning paper and more. Perfectly placed on the jurassic coast, that has joined the ranks of the great barrier reef and the grand canyon as one of the wonders of the natural world and designated as england's first natural world heritage site. Spanning 95 miles of the dorset and east devon coastline and taking in some of the very finest walks and views available. Lyme regis is a short drive away, which offers an unspoilt seafront with sheltered south-facing beaches and provides a perfect environment in which children can play and adults can relax in the traditional deckchairs that still line the promenade in summer. There are many attractions in the area including the charming resorts of beer, branscombe and numerous national trust properties and gardens to name but a few. leisure facilities: guests are invited to enjoy the leisure facilities of the neighbouring holiday park which includes a covered outdoor heated swimming pool and the char valley cafe, serving speciality teas and coffees throughout the day. Also available for adults use, at a reduced charge, is the well-equipped char valley health club with gymnasium, indoor pool, sauna and steam room. The covered outdoor pool is open on 15th - 22nd feb, 12th - 26th april, 3rd - 5th may, 24th may - 6th sept and 25th - 31st october 2014. Outside: properties benefit from a private patio area with garden furniture. Amenities: ample parking available on site. Bed linen, towels, electric and central heating included. Wi-fi available on site, for an additional charge, in the char valley cafe. Regret no pets or smoking. Location: beach, shops and pubs all within walking distance. Arrival: 4pm - 8pm this spacious accommodation offers two bedrooms: 1 king-size with flatscreen tv and en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and wc and 1 twin, located on the first floor. Bathroom: offering small bath and wc, located on the first floor, with a wet room and wc located on the ground floor. Lounge/diner: benefits from a 4'6" double sofa bed, flatscreen tv, dvd and freeview. Kitchen: with integrated oven and gas hob, microwave and dishwasher. Utility room: with washer/dryer and fridge/freezer. Additional info: £50 security deposit payable to owner on arrival which will be returned the following week. Short breaks only available during off peak weeks.    …see more

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House | 6 Bedrooms | sleeps 12

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from £184 /night

£1285 - £2685 / week

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  • Suitable 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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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

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from £74 /night

£515 - £1060 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
1 of 16 charming properties recently developed to a high standard a stroll from the popular world heritage jurassic coastline short breaks only available during off peak weeks. Please call for details this gated holiday complex offers a selection of well thought out, purpose built, spacious accommodation within these converted former farm buildings located a short stroll from the village amenities. situated within the traditional dorset seaside village of charmouth, that offers an array of shops and pubs a short walk from your door, ideal for picking up the morning paper and more. Perfectly placed on the jurassic coast, that has joined the ranks of the great barrier reef and the grand canyon as one of the wonders of the natural world and designated as england's first natural world heritage site. Spanning 95 miles of the dorset and east devon coastline and taking in some of the very finest walks and views available. Lyme regis is a short drive away, which offers an unspoilt seafront with sheltered south-facing beaches and provides a perfect environment in which children can play and adults can relax in the traditional deckchairs that still line the promenade in summer. There are many attractions in the area including the charming resorts of beer, branscombe and numerous national trust properties and gardens to name but a few. leisure facilities: guests are invited to enjoy the leisure facilities of the neighbouring holiday park which includes a covered outdoor heated swimming pool and the char valley cafe, serving speciality teas and coffees throughout the day. Also available for adults use, at a reduced charge, is the well-equipped char valley health club with gymnasium, indoor pool, sauna and steam room. The covered outdoor pool is open on 15th - 22nd feb, 12th - 26th april, 3rd - 5th may, 24th may - 6th sept and 25th - 31st october 2014. If visiting outside these periods please enquire. Outside: properties benefit from a private patio area with garden furniture. Amenities: ample parking available on site. Bed linen, towels, electric and central heating included. Wi-fi available on site, for an additional charge, in the char valley cafe. Regret no pets or smoking. Location: beach, shops and pubs all within walking distance. Arrival: 4pm - 8pm this single level accommodation offers two bedrooms: 1 king-size with flatscreen tv with private gravelled courtyard and en-suite bathroom with separate shower and wc, and 1 twin room (that can be made as a super king-size upon prior request) with en-suite wet room and wc. Lounge/kitchen/diner: with flatscreen tv, dvd and freeview. Kitchen: offers integrated oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher. Utility room: with wash/dryer and wc. Additional info: £50 security deposit payable to owner on arrival which will be returned the following week. short breaks only available during off peak weeks. 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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Barn | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 2

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from £45 /night

£315 - £630 / week

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  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
charming 17th century coach house a short stroll from town, sleeps 2+2 located on a quiet narrow street, a short stroll from the heart of the market town of sturminster newton, this former coach house has been completely renovated throughout yet still retaining much of its original charm. situated within the popular 'hardy country', made famous by the writer sir thomas hardy, this area provides a splendid variety of activities, from walks and garden tours to golf and horse riding. Shaftesbury is within easy reach with the must visit gold hill, that was made famous by the iconic hovis advert, it is also the perfect place to pick up a memento of your stay within this stunning back drop. A wealth of attractions are within a short drive including sherborne castle, which contains a splendid collection of art, furniture and porcelain as well as numerous national trust properties to name but a few. the accommodation offers one bedroom: with super king-size bed that can be made as a twin upon request. Bathroom: located on the ground floor, with shower over bath and wc. Lounge/diner: with flatscreen tv, dvd, freeview and sofa bed. Kitchen: with integrated oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment and washing machine. Outside: enclosed rear garden with patio and lawn with garden furniture and bbq. Amenities: ample off-road parking. Bed linen, towels, electric and electric heating included. 2 dogs welcome. Regret no smoking within the property. Location: beach 20 miles, shops, pubs and restaurants all within walking distance.  …see more

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Barn | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

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from £63 /night

£435 - £860 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
detached converted barn on smallholding of 1.5 acres with ponies, chickens and sheep recently converted from former stables and using locally reclaimed materials and the finest oak, much of the barn's original features have been preserved. warm and cosy in winter, yet cool in summer, the barn provides an ideal base to explore this unspoilt part of england, where there is something for everyone. There are endless opportunities for walking, cycling and riding, pretty villages and ruined castles, wildlife adventures and historic gardens, arts, food and literary festivals. Situated in the north dorset village of hazelbury bryan ('nuttlebury' in hardy's wessex novels), on the edge of the dorset area of outstanding natural beauty. The village itself has a couple of churches, a pub and a shop selling fresh local produce. the stylish, contemporary, single storey accommodation offers two bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite bath with shower attachment and wc. 1 twin room with exposed beams and en-suite shower room with wc. Lounge/kitchen/diner: impressive open-plan area with exposed a-frame beams and tv/dvd. Kitchen area equipped with washing machine, dishwasher, electric cooker and hob, fridge, small freezer and microwave. Outside: enclosed gravel patio area with garden furniture and bbq. Vegetable garden, lawn area and chicken coop where you can collect fresh eggs (when laid.) amenities: ample parking. Bed linen, towels, electric and central heating included. Regret no smoking. 1 well-behaved dog by arrangement. Wi-fi available. Additional info: dog sitting service can be provided by arrangement for a small extra charge. Location: beach at weymouth approximately 26 miles, shop 2 miles, pub within walking distance.  …see more

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Cottage | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 11

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from £142 /night

£990 - £2275 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
stylish spacious retreat yet within easy reach of poole couples and groups of 4 will receive discount on last minute bookings situated within the quiet hamlet of bloxworth, this charming property, formerly the laundry to an impressive 17th century house, has been converted to the highest standards. This unique property offers a wealth of space throughout, yet still retains a warm and welcoming feel. just a short drive from the quaint market town of wareham and its wealth of amenities, and is also known as the gateway to the isle of purbeck, that is renowned for its magnificent scenery and rugged coastline which now forms part of the world heritage coast. The metropolitan town of bournemouth can be reached within 30 minutes and offer a wealth of all year round attractions and vibrant nightlife. 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' is just 10 miles. There are many national trust properties and gardens worth visiting including kingston lacy, corfe castle and, hardy's cottage. Further attractions to enjoy include studland beach, brownsea island and monkey world sanctuary to name but a few. the accommodation offers four bedrooms: 1 master king-size with galleried en-suite bathroom with shower over the bath and wc, reached via a spiral staircase, 1 twin with en-suite shower room and wc, 1 double with additional single bed and en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and wc and 1 family room, on the first floor, with king-size double and 2 singles with en-suite bathroom and wc and snug area with flatscreen tv. Lounge: with woodburner effect electric fire, large flatscreen tv and dvd. Seperate dining room with woodburner effect electric fire. kitchen/breakfast room: this farmhouse style kitchen benefits from electric range cooker, microwave, american-style fridge/freezer, dishwasher, woodburner effect gas fire and flatscreen tv. Utility room: with washing machine and tumble dryer. Outside: enjoys spacious courtyard area, and lawn area enjoying countryside views with garden furniture and bbq. Amenities: off-road gated parking for 6 cars. Bed linen, electric and heating included. Wi-fi available. Regret no smoking within the property. 1 well-behaved dog welcome. additional info: £100 security deposit required, made payable direct to owner prior to arrival. Discounts for couples and groups of 4, last minute, please enquire location: beach 10 miles, shops 2 miles and social club within walking distance. Arrival: 3pm. any property identified with increased accessibility may have different levels of provision, it is therefore advisable you contact us before you book to ensure the property meets your specific needs and requirements.  …see more

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Cottage | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

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from £105 /night

£730 - £1720 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
1 of 2 properties. Walking distance to beach and durdle door situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty, a world heritage site and perfectly positioned for touring the rest of dorset these new, adjoining sister properties have been furnished to a high standard, offering a unique holiday experience. west lulworth is a beautiful village with the famous horseshoe shaped lulworth cove, which is a must see place for anyone visiting the county. Here you can swim and relax on the beach and the area is good for snorkelling and diving. Durdle door is another must see feature which can be reached on foot direct from the property and offers a lovely beach which is perfect for the whole family. The area is ideal for walkers offering outstanding walks all around. From lulworth you will be able to visit the many attractions the area has to offer including monkey world, the tank museum, lulworth castle, corfe castle, abbotsbury swannery, tyneham, weymouth and much more. arranged over three floors and offers three/four bedrooms: on the ground floor 1 twin and 1 double. On the second floor, 1 master with king-size bed and en-suite with double-ended bath, separate large shower and wc. A further adjoining twin room can make this level a family suite if desired. Once in the twin bed area the en-suite can be accessed by either room without having to pass through the other. This floor is in the eaves of the roof with low sloping ceilings, therefore headroom is restricted in places. Bathroom: on the ground floor, with shower over bath and wc. Lounge/kitchen/diner: a spacious and light open-plan living area on the first floor with tv, freesat, dvd and views of hambury tout, opening into large kitchen/diner with double oven, hob, freezer, fridge, microwave and dishwasher. The large dining area has french doors leading to balcony. Washing machine on the ground floor. Outside: private patio with seating and garden to the rear of the property accessed from the balcony or the parking area via external stone steps shared with the neighbouring property. The garden boasts stunning countryside views but as it is steep, young children should be accompanied. Amenities: off-road, undercover parking for 2 cars and further parking on adjacent slip road. Bed linen, electric, central heating and wi-fi included. Stairgate provided for the family room. Regret no smoking or pets. Location: beach, pub and shops within walking distance. Arrival: 4pm.  …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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  • Suitable 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 | 5 Bedrooms | sleeps 10

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from £130 /night

£910 - £2275 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
1 of 16 charming properties recently developed to a high standard a stroll from the popular world heritage jurassic coastline short breaks only available during off peak weeks. Please call for details this gated holiday complex offers a selection of well thought out, purpose built, spacious accommodation within these converted former farm buildings located a short stroll from the village amenities. situated within the traditional dorset seaside village of charmouth, that offers an array of shops and pubs a short walk from your door, ideal for picking up the morning paper and more. Perfectly placed on the jurassic coast, that has joined the ranks of the great barrier reef and the grand canyon as one of the wonders of the natural world and designated as england's first natural world heritage site. Spanning 95 miles of the dorset and east devon coastline and taking in some of the very finest walks and views available. Lyme regis is a short drive away, which offers an unspoilt seafront with sheltered south-facing beaches and provides a perfect environment in which children can play and adults can relax in the traditional deckchairs that still line the promenade in summer. There are many attractions in the area including the charming resorts of beer, branscombe and numerous national trust properties and gardens to name but a few. leisure facilities: guests are invited to enjoy the leisure facilities of the neighbouring holiday park which includes a covered outdoor heated swimming pool and the char valley cafe, serving speciality teas and coffees throughout the day. Also available for adults use, at a reduced charge, is the well-equipped char valley health club with gymnasium, indoor pool, sauna and steam room. The covered outdoor pool is open on 15th - 22nd feb,12th - 26th april, 3rd - 5th may, 24th may - 6th sept and 25th - 31st october 2014. Outside: properties benefit from a private patio area with garden furniture. Amenities: ample parking available on site. Bed linen, towels, electric and central heating included. Wi-fi available on site, for an additional charge, in the char valley cafe. Regret no pets or smoking. Location: beach, shops and pubs all within walking distance. Arrival: 4pm - 8pm this spacious accommodation offers five bedrooms: 1 king-size with flatscreen tv with en-suite shower room and wc, 1 further king-size and 2 twin rooms. 1 further twin room located on the ground floor (that can be made as a super-king size upon prior request). Bathroom: with shower over bath and wc, located on the first floor. A wet room with wc is located on the ground floor along with a further separate wc. Lounge/diner: with large flatscreen tv, dvd and freeview. Kitchen: has been well-equipped offering integrated oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer. Additional info: £100 security deposit payable to owner on arrival which will be returned the following week. Short breaks only available during off peak weeks.   …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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  • 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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Cottage | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

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from £78 /night

£540 - £1100 / week

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  • Suitable 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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House | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

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from £86 /night

£600 - £1310 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
situated in the grounds of the impressive rousdon estate set on a complex of properties offering a unique holiday experience with many original features. the 350 acre estate has direct access to the axmouth to lyme regis undercliffs national nature reserve, where wild deer, foxes, rabbits and squirrels can be seen. Nestled on the jurassic coast, england's first natural world heritage site, famous for fossils with discoveries constantly uncovered including dinosaurs and their footprints. This coastline is one of the wonders of the natural world along with the great barrier reef and grand canyon. Lyme regis is a short drive with an unspoilt seafront and sheltered beaches, perfect for children to play and adults to relax in the deckchairs lining the promenade in summer. Pleasure and fishing trips run from the ancient harbour. Local attractions include the charming resorts of beer, seaton, sidmouth, branscombe and national trust properties and gardens. the accommodation offers three bedrooms: 1 double room with distant sea views and en-suite wc, 1 twin room (2'6" beds). A small flight of stairs takes you to 1 additional double room. Bathroom: adjacent upstairs double with shower over bath and wc. Shower room adjacent the twin room with wc and heated towel rail. Downstairs wc. Lounge: with tv, dvd and hi-fi. Entrance dining hall. Kitchen: with large range style cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer. Outside: enclosed garden area with seating. Amenities: parking for 2 cars. Bed linen, electric and central heating included. Cot, highchair and stairgate available. Regret no pets or smokers. Location: beach 3.5 miles, shop and pub 1 mile. Arrival: 3.30pm.  …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.