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House | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

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£600 - £1310 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
situated in the grounds of the impressive rousdon estate 2 dogs welcome as of 20th september 2014 onwards 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. 2 dogs welcome as of 20th september 2014. Regret no smoking. Location: beach 3.5 miles, shop and pub 1 mile. Arrival: 3.30pm.  …see more

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Barn | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 2

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£315 - £630 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • 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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House | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

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£600 - £1585 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
charming 17th century farmhouse located within this rural setting reached through the unused farm entrance the house is surrounded by large lawns on two sides offering plenty of room for children to play and let off steam. Finished to an extremely high standard having been sympathetically renovated whilst keeping much of its original charm. perfectly situated just off the jurassic coast spanning 95 miles of the dorset and devon coastline and taking in some of the very finest walks. Located 3 miles from both lyme regis and charmouth. These seaside towns offer sandy beaches and provide a perfect environment for children to play and adults to relax in the traditional deck chairs which still line the promenade of lyme regis in the summer. this picturesque property offers three bedrooms: master double with super-king-size bed and en-suite shower room and wc, 1 double with king-size bed and additional single and 1 further large room with 3 single beds, all located on the first floor. Bathroom: with wc. Additional shower room with wc located on the ground floor. Lounge: enjoying woodburner and flatscreen tv with dvd and freeview. Snug/play room with additional seating, sofa bed and tv. Dining room: full size dining table, large inglenook with large woodburner. Kitchen: well-equipped with integrated oven and hob, double wall mounted electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. Utility: with washing machine and tumble dryer. Outside: offers a large enclosed garden with lawn and patio with garden furniture, bbq and climbing frame for small children. Amenities: ample off-road parking. Bed linen, towels, electric and wi-fi included. Central heating surcharge of £30 per week applies october – march inclusive. Generous supply of logs provided. Regret no smoking. Regret no pets. Location: beach 4 miles, shop and pub 1 mile.  …see more

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Barn | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 2

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£315 - £630 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
pretty annexe to main farmhouse with beach a short walk away this delightful property nestles next to the owner’s property on a small organic farm with sheep and chickens. It has been built and developed in a sustainable way using a number of local and natural materials and offers a great escape for couples looking to explore this lovely area.  perfectly placed on the jurassic coast, designated as england's first natural world heritage site, and spanning 95 miles of the dorset and east devon coastline taking in some of the very finest walks and views available. The seaside village of charmouth is a 2 mile walk from the property and offers an array of shops and pubs. Lyme regis is also within easy reach and boasts an unspoilt seafront with sheltered south-facing beaches and traditional deckchairs that still line the promenade in summer. Other attractions in the area include the charming coastal resorts of beer, seaton, sidmouth, branscombe and numerous national trust properties and gardens. the accommodation offers one bedroom: super-king size (that can be presented as a twin upon request) with en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and wc. shower-room: with electric shower and wc, located on the ground floor. Lounge/diner: lovely cosy area with large flatscreen tv/dvd and french doors with garden views. Kitchen: with electric double hotplate hob, small electric combination microwave oven and fridge with freezer compartment. Regret no washing machine but it is possible to use the one in the main farmhouse by arrangement. Outside: private patio area with garden furniture. Amenities: private off-road parking for 1 car. Bed linen, towels, electric, heating (underfloor heating on the ground floor and central heating on the first floor) and wi-fi included. Regret no smoking. 2 well-behaved dogs welcome, please kindly keep on leads when on site. Location: beach 2 miles, pub within walking distance and selection of pubs, shops and restaurants in charmouth 2 miles.    …see more

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House | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

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£600 - £1310 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
this delightful property is situated in the grounds of the rousdon estate set on a complex of properties and offers many of its original features and a unique holiday experience. nestled on the jurassic coast (england's first natural world heritage site), this unique stretch of coastline has joined the ranks of the great barrier reef and the grand canyon as one of the wonders of the natural world and is famous for fossils and day to day, there are many new discoveries which are constantly being uncovered, including exceptionally well preserved dinosaurs and dinosaur footprints. 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. Many boat excursions run from the ancient harbour for pleasure and fishing trips. The estate boasts 350 acres of land and direct access to the axmouth to lyme regis undercliffs national nature reserve, where wild deer, foxes, rabbits and squirrels can often be seen. There are many attractions in the area including the charming resorts of beer, seaton, sidmouth, branscombe and numerous national trust properties and gardens to name but a few. the accommodation offers three bedrooms: 1 double room looking over the estate with en-suite shower room with wc, 1 zip-and-link bed which can be a double or twin and 1 bunk bedroom. Also upstairs is a small 'chill out' area accessed via steep stairs. Bathroom: with shower over bath and wc. Lounge/diner: with flatscreen tv, dvd and hi-fi. Kitchen: with electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer. Amenities: parking for 2 cars in car park very close by. Bed linen, electric and central heating included. Cot and highchair available. Regret no pets or smoking. Location: beach 3.5 miles, shop and pub 1 mile. Arrival: 3.30pm.  …see more

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Barn | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

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from £105 /night

£730 - £1540 / week

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

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

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from £74 /night

£515 - £1060 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • 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 | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

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£600 - £1310 / week

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

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Barn | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 3

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from £48 /night

£335 - £675 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
1 of 3 properties located within this quaint village setting located just off the main farm 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. this character property, the middle of three, offers two bedrooms: 1 double and 1 single room both reached via three steps down. Bathroom: offers shower over bath and wc. Lounge: with flatscreen tv, dvd/vcr, freeview, video, radio with ipod dock, selection of dvd's, videos and games. Kitchen/diner: with integrated oven and hob, fridge with ice compartment, microwave and washing machine. Outside: patio area with garden furniture.  …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
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • 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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House | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 5

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from £65 /night

£455 - £1060 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
less than 1 mile to the world heritage site town of lyme regis centrally situated in the village of uplyme, 1 mile from the ancient town of lyme regis, enjoys a wealth of footpaths and country walks, village store and post office and a welcoming free house that has good beers, wine and a menu for all tastes. Learn about the history and geology of the coastline, try your hand at fishing from lyme regis, walk the famous hardy trail or smuggler's trail or simply use the house as a base for touring the west country with its wide range of attractions, sheltered coves and long sandy beaches. this detached house nestles in a quiet village location and offers three bedrooms: 1 king-size, 1 twin and 1 single. Bathroom: with shower over bath and wc. Downstairs shower room with wc. Lounge/diner: with freeview, dvd and hi-fi, leading to decked area with seating. Conservatory with seating. Kitchen: well-equipped with cooker, dishwasher, fridge and microwave. Utility room: with freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer. Outside: small enclosed garden area. Amenities: parking for 2 small cars or 1 large car with additional parking available with the neighbouring owners. Bed linen, towels, electric and central heating included (voltaic solar panels recently installed). Wi-fi available in the conservatory. regret no pets or smoking. Additional info: welcome pack. Location: beach just over 1 mile, pub and shop walking distance. Arrival: 4pm.  …see more

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

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from £53 /night

£370 - £740 / week

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

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Cottage | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 5

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from £63 /night

£435 - £1060 / week

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

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

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from £55 /night

£380 - £760 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
 quaint cottage in a village location this quaint cottage is situated in a row of charming cottages in blandford st mary and has been comfortably furnished to provide a perfect base to tour the whole of the area. within easy walking distance of the market town of blandford forum that offers delightful and varied shopping, a weekly market and regular farmers' markets, tea rooms, restaurants and a good bus service. The cottage is close to the stour inn, a small friendly inn offering first class hospitality and good food. Centrally located for visiting dorset's jurassic coast with the impressive lulworth cove and durdle door within 17 miles. The award-winning sandy beaches of bournemouth, sandbanks and weymouth are within easy driving distance. Many attractions are available such as monkey world, longleat and various national trust properties. the accommodation offers two bedrooms: 1 king-size and 1 twin. Bathroom: with restricted headroom and handheld shower over bath and wc. Lounge: cosy with tv, dvd, hi-fi and woodburner. Dining room: with dining table and chairs seating 4. Kitchen: with gas hob, electric fan oven, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine and microwave. Outside: from the kitchen access to the enclosed, suntrap courtyard with seating and bbq. Additional side entrance to the property and locked storage for bikes (to be arranged with the owner). Amenities: roadside parking. Bed linen, towels, electric and heating included. Regret no smoking inside the property. 1 dog by arrangement. Location: beach 18 miles, shops and pubs walking distance.  …see more

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Barn | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

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from £82 /night

£570 - £1195 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
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 6+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 is accessed by an external stairway, arranged over the first and second floor of a lovely old timber clad barn and offers three bedrooms: 1 king-size double on the first floor, 1 super-king double and 1 zip-and-link twin room (that can be presented as a super-king double upon request) on the second floor. Shower room: with wc on the first floor. Bathroom: with corner bath with shower attachment and wc. Lounge/diner: beautifully light and airy living space with tv/dvd and fabulous countryside views. Kitchen/breakfast 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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House | 8 Bedrooms | sleeps 16

Very Good 4/5 

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from £290 /night

£2030 - £4030 / week

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

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Cottage | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

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from £94 /night

£655 - £1410 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • 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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Barn | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 2

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from £44 /night

£305 - £595 / week

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  • Suitable for children over
  • 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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Chalet | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

Very Good 4.5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £67 /night

£469 - £994 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
Scandinavian style chalet with superb views of the Blackmore Vale. Ground floor double bedroom with en-suite bathroom. Spacious open plan lounge and kitchen/diner with all mod cons. Ideal base for sight seeing. Fishing, golf, horse riding all within short distance. An ideal base to visit many attractions such as Stourhead, Monkey World, Longleat, and the Jurassic coast.  …see more

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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
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • 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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Cottage | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

Short stays welcome

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from £94 /night

£655 - £1410 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • 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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House | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

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from £68 /night

£475 - £800 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • 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 | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

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from £86 /night

£600 - £1310 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • 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 and 2 twin rooms all located on the first floor. Bathroom: with shower over bath and wc, located on the first floor. A wet room with wc is located on the ground floor. Lounge: with large flatscreen tv, dvd and freeview. Kitchen/diner: well-equipped offering integrated oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and 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 £71 /night

£495 - £1000 / week

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

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Cottage | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

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from £65 /night

£455 - £1100 / week

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

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

Short stays welcome

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from £60 /night

£420 - £840 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
lovely detached property close to village pub this delightful property dates back to the early 1900’s and was originally the former coach house for the neighbouring inn. The accommodation has been completely renovated to a high specification with little touches incorporated to give it a really homely, comfortable feel, yet having all the benefits of contemporary technology. the area has many interesting countryside walks direct from the property as well as being ideally situated for touring the local area from the picturesque world heritage site of the jurassic coast and the olympic sailing site of weymouth and portland, to the wealth of picture postcard villages that lie in the heart of the dorset countryside. An array of attractions are within easy reach including monkey world, the tank museum, lulworth castle, corfe castle, abbotsbury swannery, tyneham and much more. the stylish accommodation consists of two bedrooms: 1 double and 1 twin. Shower room: situated downstairs wet room with wc. Lounge/kitchen/diner: open-plan with wooden floors and exposed beams, woodburner (first basket of logs included), tv/dvd. Kitchen/dining area is well-equipped with range style electric oven and gas hob, washer/dryer, dishwasher, microwave and fridge with small freezer compartment. Outside: small seating area outside and use of the pub’s garden, patio and play area suitable for children under 8. Amenities: ample parking. Bed linen, towels, electricity, gas, underfloor heating and wi-fi available in the pub next door. Regret no smoking. Regret no pets. Location: beach 16 miles, pub next door, shop 3 miles.  …see more

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Cottage | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

Excellent 5/5 

6 Nights min stay

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from £97 /night

£675 / week

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  • Nearest beach 48 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
The ideal location for Walking, Cycling, Riding, Sightseeing or just Relaxing in the Beautiful English Countryside. Shepherd's Hut at no additional cost. Child Friendly. Close to Shaftesbury home of Gold Hill, Salisbury, Dorchester, Sherborne and the Jurassic Coast.  …see more

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House | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

Short stays welcome

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from £71 /night

£495 - £1000 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • 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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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

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£420 - £840 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • 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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House | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

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£535 - £1235 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • 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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Villa | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 2

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£280 - £500 / week

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  • Suitable for children over
  • 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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Apartment | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 2

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from £43 /night

£300 - £550 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
1 of 2 stunning renovated apartments located next to traditional pub and set in picturesque countryside these studio apartments are finished to the highest of standards and are situated within the quiet grounds of a family owned pub, renowned for producing quality locally sourced dishes and local ales, is a popular destination for families and enjoys some of the most stunning views down the valley and over the rolling hills. conveniently located off a main a-road that links dorchester to crewkerne, means that the property can be used as an ideal location for exploring the whole of the dorset area, from the picturesque villages of lyme regis on the west coast and along the famous jurassic coast to weymouth, wareham and on to the metropolitan towns of poole and bournemouth. Or simply stay within the pub grounds taking in the views while you are waited on and breathe in, relax and unwind. outside: access to an enclosed garden with patio area, seating, shared bbq facilities and also access to the pubs shared garden. Amenities: ample off-road parking. Bed linen, towels, electric, central heating and wi-fi included. Regret no smoking within the property. Location: beach 10 miles, shops within 3 miles and winyards gap inn next door. this ground floor studio apartment offers one bedroom: double with en-suite shower room with wc. Lounge: area which enjoys sofa, wall mounted flatscreen tv, dvd and freeview. Kitchen/diner: move seamlessly from the lounge into this area, with high stools, integrated appliances, oven with hob, microwave and fridge with ice compartment. Use of washing machine. Amenities: 1 well-behaved dog welcome. Arrival: 3pm.  …see more

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House | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

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from £86 /night

£600 - £1410 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
finished to the highest of standards offering pitch and putt golf and array of facilities. Hot tub available for hire at an additional charge. this lovely holiday property surprises you as soon as you walk in. Completed to the highest of standards and no detail left to the imagination, this semi-detached property sits in an idyllic situation reached via an extremely grand driveway. this is the ideal spot for guests who are looking to explore the local area with dorset's array of visitor attractions all within easy reach, including bovington tank museum, monkey world, the splashdown waterpark and nearby gorcombe farm, offering a whole host of activities including paintball, shooting, archery, fishing, quad bikes and off-road vehicle experiences. Or for those wishing to enjoy dorset's more sedate offerings, a whole host of walks can be enjoyed from nearby the property taking in the simply beautiful rolling hills that are littered with flora and fauna, or take a trip down to the coast and experience the unique jurassic coast, that has been a photographer's dream for decades. Or, simply relax within your choice of gardens, your modest enclosed front patio with garden furniture and bbq, or the leisure facilities: hot tub available for hire, must be requested at the time of booking please. Secret garden that offers children of all ages the space to let off steam on the large grass area. Play facilities: sunken trampoline, pitch and putt golf. this stunningly finished property offers three bedrooms: all spacious with wall mounted flatscreen tv and access to skytv, 1 double located on the ground floor with en-suite shower room with wc. On the first floor, 1 double room with en-suite shower and wc and 1 twin bedroom with en-suite shower over bath and wc. Lounge/diner: offers a large wall mounted flatscreen tv, skytv, xbox 360 connect and xbox. A selection of dvds for all ages to enjoy. Kitchen: with integrated oven and hob, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher and fridge/freezer. Outside: guests have an enclosed courtyard to the rear of the property with tranquil countryside views, garden furniture and bbq, plus the added bonus of a spacious secret garden with sunken trampoline and masses of lawn. Amenities: off-road parking. Bed linen, wi-fi, electric and central heating included. Regret no smoking within the property. Regret no pets. Additional info: the hire charge for the hot tub is payable to the owner two weeks prior to arrival. A £25 grocery hamper and can be pre-ordered for the day of your arrival or ordered during your stay for the following day. Home cooked meals for your holiday can also be ordered by prior arrangement with the owner. Close by is the acclaimed white pepper cookery school where your can partake in their array of pre planned or bespoke courses. Towels are not provided, please bring your own. Location: beach 14 miles, shops and pubs 2 miles. Arrival: 4pm.  …see more

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Barn | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 3

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£335 - £675 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
1 of 3 properties located within this quaint village setting located just off the main farm 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 is all on one floor and offers two bedrooms: 1 double and 1 single with pull out single bed available on request. Bathroom: offers shower over bath and wc. Lounge: with flatscreen tv/dvd, freeview, radio with ipod dock, video with selection of videos, books and games. Kitchen/diner: with integrated oven and hob, fridge with ice compartment, microwave and washing machine. Outside: patio area with garden furniture.  …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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  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
detached cottage in peaceful spot with enclosed garden & games room. this idyllic cottage is accessed down a narrow lane and sits within 6 acres overlooking beautiful countryside and the banks of the river stour in the dorset village of durweston. this property is located just a short drive to the market town of blandford forum which offers delightful and varied shopping, a weekly market and regular farmers' markets, tea rooms, restaurants and a good bus service. The cottage is also within walking distance across the river to the village pub and shop. Well placed for visiting dorset's jurassic coast with the impressive lulworth cove and durdle door. 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 bright and comfortable accommodation, all on one level offers: two bedrooms. 1 king-size double and 1 twin room with 2'6" beds (can be made in to a double on request). Shower room: with wc. Lounge/diner: with woodburner, tv/dvd, wi-fi and ipod dock as well as a selection of books and games. Kitchen: well fitted with electric cooker, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher and many extras such as nespresso coffee machine. Outside: covered seating area with bbq and large enclosed lawn. Games room: with table football. Outdoor table tennis and boules. 4 mountain bikes are also available on loan to ride the nearby trail way. Fishing available by arrangement on owner’s stretch of the river stour where guests can also launch kayaks/canoes from the island also a haven for birds and otters. Amenities: ample parking. Bed linen, towels, electric, logs and wi-fi included. Pets welcome. Regret no smoking. Location: beach 18.5 miles. Pub and shop within walking distance. 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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Apartment | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 2

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£335 - £675 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
delightful barn conversion in village setting situated in the sprawling village of lytchett matravers near poole and wareham, the property enjoys peace and tranquillity nestling at the bottom of the owners’ home and garden, a beautiful “chocolate box” thatched cottage where their friendly dog wanders freely. affording fabulous far reaching views over surrounding countryside and towards the purbeck hills and corfe castle, it is ideal for couples or small families looking to explore the stunning dorset coastline with a huge variety of attractions and amenities nearby including poole, the jurassic coast, lulworth cove, weymouth, portland and abbotsbury, to name a few. The golden beaches at bournemouth, shell bay and swanage are all a convenient drive away, as are corfe castle, monkey world, the bovington tank museum and dorchester. Other local activities include golf and walking with many routes and footpaths being accessible direct from the property. the accommodation is situated on the sensitively converted barn’s first floor, which retains many exposed beams, is accessed by an internal staircase from the car port and offers one bedroom: with super king-size zip- and link, which can be made into a twin on request, built in wardrobe and en-suite shower room with wc. Double doors lead out onto a south facing balcony area with table and chairs and a lovely view of the purbeck hills. Lounge/kitchen/diner: open-plan with a velux, 3 dormers and a large west facing feature panoramic window overlooking a horse paddock and superb sunsets, making the accommodation light and airy. Lounge area with leather double seater reclining sofas, reclining armchair, tv/dvd and wi-fi. A selection of books and games are provided. Kitchen area well-equipped with electric cooker and hob, fridge with small freezer section, washer/dryer, dishwasher and microwave. Dining area with oak table and chairs. Amenities: ample parking in own car port which gives direct access to the front door. Additional storage for bikes surf boards etc. Bed linen, towels, electric, central heating and wi-fi included. Regret no smoking. 1 dog welcome, 2 dogs by arrangement. Additional info: no ground floor garden area. Location: beach a 30 minute drive, shops, 2 pubs/restaurants all in the village.  …see more

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House | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

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from £105 /night

£730 - £1410 / week

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

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

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£435 - £860 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • 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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Barn | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

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£435 - £860 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • 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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Log cabin | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 2

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£305 - £595 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
this charming property enjoys a tranquil rural setting this spacious lodge sits within its own private space upon the owner's small holding, enjoying complete privacy. Situated on the outskirts of sturminster newton and enjoying views over the rolling countryside. sturminster newton town centre is within walking distance and has built up a good reputation of offering a vast array of locally sourced produce and goods, with a wealth of shops, pubs and restaurants. Shaftesbury’s gold hill, made famous by the hovis advert, is within easy reach as are attractions including sherborne castle, with its splendid collection of art and the drive through the safari park at longleat, with longleat house, widely regarded as one of the finest examples of elizabethan architecture in britain and one of the most beautiful stately homes. Yeovil is only a short drive and offers a selection of restaurants, shops and pubs to keep even the most discerning of clients entertained. this spacious accommodation offers one double bedroom with low rise bed, en-suite shower room and wc. Lounge/diner: enjoys ample seating with recliner sofas around the flatscreen tv with dvd and freeview. Kitchen/breakfast room: with oven and hob, microwave, fridge and washing machine. Outside: benefits from an enclosed patio and covered decked area with bbq and garden furniture, guests are also invited to enjoy the owner’s small holding. Amenities: ample off-road parking. Bed linen, electric, electric heating and wi-fi included. Regret no smoking within the property. 1 well-behaved dog welcome. Location: beach 20 miles, shops and pubs 1 mile.  …see more

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Bungalow | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

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£435 - £455 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
far reaching views over open countryside this large, spacious detached property nestles within the owner's 8 acre site and has far-reaching countryside views in most directions from the property. an ideal position for touring both dorset and somerset, there are a range of popular attractions to suit all tastes within a short drive and these include longleat,  old wardour castle, stourhead house and gardens, fleet air arm museum, numerous national trust properties and more. The immediate area is a must for walkers with some lovely country walks direct from the property. The dorset coastline is a short drive and there are a wealth of sandy beaches and sheltered coves. In the evenings enjoy a bbq on the peaceful patio area or eat at one of the many local family pubs serving good food. the accommodation offers two bedrooms: upstairs 1 double room with sloping ceiling, approached via an open staircase. Downstairs 1 twin room. Shower room: with wc. Lounge: large room with tv, dvd, freeview, woodburner and area with books and games which is perfect for children. Kitchen/diner: well-equipped farmhouse-style with cooker, fridge with ice box, dishwasher and microwave. Utility room: with washing machine. Outside: large lawn area and patio with seating and bbq. Amenities: ample parking. Bed linen, electric and heating included. regret no pets. Location: beach 40 minutes, pub and shop 1 mile.  …see more

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Barn | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

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£420 - £840 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
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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Barn | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 2

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£305 - £595 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • 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 sun-trap patio and seating. Amenities: night storage heating included. Regret no pets.  …see more

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Cottage | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

Very Good 4.5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £50 /night

£350 - £895 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Fishermans Cottage is a charming detached 18th century cottage on the edge of Southwell, with excellent sea views. Ideal for Sailing academy, bird watching or just a quiet getaway. The ideal location for the 2012 Olympic Sailing whether supporting, taking part or just for the atmosphere.  …see more

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Lodge | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £70 /night

£489 - £1399 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
Kingfisher Haven is a stunning privately owned log cabin style lodge in the popular Warmwell Leisure Park sleeping 6 guests in three bedrooms. The lodge is situated in a private road accessed by a barrier, and has beautiful views. ..  …see more

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 5

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £58 /night

£400 - £700 / week

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

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £36 /night

£250 - £690 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
Orchard Cottage; a delightful,very spaclous old stone cottage.Private (fenced) and communal gardens.Friendly animals on site;miniature horses,pygmy goats,pot-bellied pigs,sheep and spring lambs.Exceptionally well equipped accommodation,High quality King size mattresses Guests return year after year. ONLY 12 MILES FROM WONDERFUL LYME REGIS AND THE SPECTACULAR JURASSIC COAST  …see more

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 5

7 Nights min stay

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from £48 /night

£335 - £635 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
A charming 2 bedroom traditional Dorset cottage situated on a working dairy farm, a short walk from Chesil Beach and an easy drive from Weymouth, surrounded by stunning country side.  …see more

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Barn | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

3 Nights min stay

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from £68 /night

£470 - £880 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Self Catering Barn Conversion with peaceful, picturesque views, just 10 mins from the Jurassic coastline of Charmouth and 15 mins from Lyme Regis. Ideal for families and friends. Barn Conversion in a the peaceful, picturesque Marshwood Vale, an area of outstanding natural beauty.  …see more

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Barn | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 11

Very Good 4.5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £118 /night

£825 - £1760 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
Self Catering Barn Conversion situted in the peacuful picturesque Marshwood Vale close to the Jurassic coastline for the beach and fossil hunting at Charmouth and Lyme Regis  …see more

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.