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Barn | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

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from £53 /night

£370 - £715 / week

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

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Log cabin | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

7 Nights min stay

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£520 - £875 / week

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  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
1 of 2 lodges, 135 acres, fishing lake  a beautifully finished scandinavian lodge situated in the heart of dorset's striking countryside with uninterrupted views of the fishing lake, a small rowing boat is available for hire and the surrounding countryside can be appreciated from both the veranda and balcony. the lodge is easily accessible making  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 and gillingham and the historic cities of salisbury and bath. There is a wide selection of attractions including longleat safari park 15 minute drive and stourhead house and gardens and much more. The farm offers access to a wealth of beautiful countryside walks from all directions and wonderful riding in the stourhead estate is a 5 minute drive. leisure facilities: try your hand at coarse fishing in the well stocked lake (reasonable daily or weekly charges apply and family concessions available) or take your golf clubs and have a go at the 4 hole pitch and putt (limited golf clubs are available). There is also a shared croquet lawn along side the golf course. this log cabin is finished to a very high standard and has been carefully positioned to ensure maximum privacy. Offering three bedrooms: 1 double with tv, french door opening onto the balcony with seating and en-suite bathroom with bath and wc, 1 twin and a separate wc. Downstairs double bedroom. Bathroom: downstairs opposite the double room with handheld shower over bath and wc. Lounge/kitchen/diner: open plan, with skytv, dvd and hi-fi. The kitchen area has electric cooker, microwave, fridge and dishwasher. Utility area: with washer/dryer and plenty of room for coats. Outside: veranda with table, chairs and bbq. Immediately to the side of the lodge is a large fully enclosed garden, so children can play safely. Amenities: private entrance with ample off-road parking. Bed linen, towels and electric included. Night storage heaters downstairs and wall panel heaters in the bedrooms. Wi-fi available. Regret no pets. Regret no smoking. Location: pubs within 1.5 miles, shops 2 miles and village shop within walking distance (1 mile), bournemouth's sandy beach 45 minute drive. Arrival: 3pm.  …see more

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Cottage | 5 Bedrooms | sleeps 10

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from £130 /night

£910 - £2275 / week

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

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Apartment | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

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from £55 /night

£380 - £760 / week

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  • Private garden
spacious apartment located within a tranquil setting this converted former stable sits within the centre of the farm, which is now a diy livery yard, with horses and ponies of all ages calling it home. Located on the outskirts of the attractive and much sought after village of holt, the ideal spot for touring the whole of this lovely area, from the rolling countryside that leads from your doorstep, to the new forest that is within easy reach and down to the popular coastline. the apartment is ideally situated for walking and cycling being adjacent to holt forest, queens copse and holt heath. The market town of wimborne minster is a short drive and offers an array of restaurants, shops and pubs. There are several pubs within a 5 minute drive, all of which serve good food. 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 are also 5 golf courses all within the surrounding area. For those wishing to explore dorset and the wider countryside, the jurassic coast, designated as a world heritage site, is a must for those wishing to pick up a memento of their stay or to simply take in the stunning scenery along the coastline. Leisure facilities: guests are welcome to wander the meadow land with two maintained and stocked fishing lakes that guests are welcome to fish with prior to arrangement. this spacious ground floor accommodation offers two bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite wet room and wc. 1 twin with en-suite shower and wc. Lounge: with ample seating around the flatscreen tv with dvd and freeview. Kitchen/diner: with oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine. Outside: enclosed, rear patio with garden furniture and bbq. Amenities: ample off-road parking. Bed linen, electric, electric heating and internet access included. Regret no smoking within the property. 2 well-behaved dogs welcome. Location: beach 11 miles, shop 2 miles and pubs 1 mile.  …see more

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House | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

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from £63 /night

£435 - £800 / week

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

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

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from £60 /night

£420 - £840 / week

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

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House | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

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from £71 /night

£495 - £1000 / week

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  • 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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Apartment | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 2

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from £42 /night

£290 - £530 / week

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  • Suitable for over 5s only
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • 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 a 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 first floor studio apartment offers one bedroom: double with en-suite shower room with wc. Lounge: area which enjoys sofa, wall mounted flatscreen tv, dvd, freeview and ipod dock. 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: regret no pets. Additional information: short breaks available in off peak weeks.  …see more

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Barn | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

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from £57 /night

£395 - £800 / week

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

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Apartment | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

7 Nights min stay

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from £74 /night

£515 - £1060 / week

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

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Cottage | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

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from £65 /night

£455 - £1100 / week

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  • 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

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£420 - £840 / week

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

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

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from £71 /night

£495 - £1000 / week

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  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • 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, 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. Short breaks only available during off peak weeks.  …see more

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

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£455 - £890 / week

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

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Barn | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

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from £71 /night

£495 - £1000 / week

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

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House | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 5

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from £65 /night

£455 - £1060 / week

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

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from £74 /night

£515 - £1060 / week

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

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

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from £63 /night

£440 - £915 / week

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

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

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from £57 /night

£395 - £785 / week

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

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Barn | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

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from £63 /night

£435 - £860 / week

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

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Cottage | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

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from £105 /night

£730 - £1540 / week

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

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House | 6 Bedrooms | sleeps 12

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from £184 /night

£1285 - £2685 / week

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

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

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from £60 /night

£420 - £840 / week

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

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House | 6 Bedrooms | sleeps 12

7 Nights min stay

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from £163 /night

£1140 - £2585 / week

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

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Barn | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

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from £45 /night

£315 - £630 / week

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

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

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from £68 /night

£475 - £950 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
1 of 16 charming properties recently developed to a high standard a stroll from the popular world heritage jurassic coastline regret no children under 18 yrs or babies short breaks only available during off peak weeks. Please call for details this gated holiday complex offers a selection of well thought out, purpose built, spacious accommodation within these converted former farm buildings located a short stroll from the village amenities. situated within the traditional dorset seaside village of charmouth, that offers an array of shops and pubs a short walk from your door, ideal for picking up the morning paper and more. Perfectly placed on the jurassic coast, that has joined the ranks of the great barrier reef and the grand canyon as one of the wonders of the natural world and designated as england's first natural world heritage site. Spanning 95 miles of the dorset and east devon coastline and taking in some of the very finest walks and views available. Lyme regis is a short drive away, which offers an unspoilt seafront with sheltered south-facing beaches and provides a perfect environment in which children can play and adults can relax in the traditional deckchairs that still line the promenade in summer. There are many attractions in the area including the charming resorts of beer, branscombe and numerous national trust properties and gardens to name but a few. leisure facilities: guests are invited to enjoy the leisure facilities of the neighbouring holiday park which includes a covered outdoor heated swimming pool and the char valley cafe, serving speciality teas and coffees throughout the day. Also available for adults use, at a reduced charge, is the well-equipped char valley health club with gymnasium, indoor pool, sauna and steam room. The covered outdoor pool is open on 15th - 22nd feb, 12th - 26th april, 3rd - 5th may, 24th may - 6th sept and 25th - 31st october 2014. Outside: properties benefit from a private patio area with garden furniture. Amenities: ample parking available on site. Bed linen, towels, electric and central heating included. Wi-fi available on site, for an additional charge, in the char valley cafe. Regret no pets or smoking. Location: beach, shops and pubs all within walking distance. Arrival: 4pm - 8pm the accommodation offers two bedrooms: 1 king-size with flatscreen tv and 1 twin located on the first floor. Bathroom: with shower over bath and wc, located on the first floor, with a further wc located on the ground floor. Lounge: with flatscreen tv, dvd and freeview. Kitchen/diner: offers 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. Regret no children under 18 and no babies. Short breaks only available during off peak weeks.  …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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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
delightful spacious barn conversion within a tranquil location, sleeping 6+2  this charming grade ii listed converted barn is set within a tranquil spot and reached down a long private drive, shared only with the owner's property. Benefitting from stunning garden views and many of the original features, the property has been sympathetically renovated and finished throughout. nestled in a rural setting outside the vibrant town of sturminster newton and within walking distance of its wealth of shops and pubs, yet far enough away to enjoy the peace and tranquillity. Situated within the heart of thomas hardy country and offering some of the finest walks and stunning scenery within dorset, right from your doorstep. A short drive leads you to some of the must visit locations that dorset has to offer, from gold hill in shaftesbury, made famous by the hovis advert, sherborne, that is often described as the prettiest town in dorset, with its castle containing a fine collection of art, furniture and porcelain, plus many more visitor attractions in the area. 25 minutes leads you to the sandy beaches of poole and the rest of the picturesque dorset coastline. Or simply relax within the garden and take in the peace and quiet of this hidden gem. this spacious property offers three bedrooms: 1 master double (family room) with sofa bed, 1 further double with en-suite shower room and wc and 1 twin. Bathroom: located on the first floor with bath, separate shower and wc. Further wc located on the ground floor. Lounge: enjoys an inglenook fireplace with woodburner (logs and coal provided), flatscreen tv/dvd and ipod dock. Dining area: with views over the garden and pond. Kitchen/breakfast room: is reached down some steps from the ground floor and offers integrated oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave and dishwasher. Utility room: with washing machine. Outside: enclosed rear garden with paved terrace, lawn, garden furniture and bbq. Guests are also welcome to explore the owner's well maintained 10 acres of orchard, woodland, meadowland and pond area with tributary stream, where children must be accompanied. Amenities: ample off-road parking. Bed linen, electric, towels, central heating and wi-fi included. Regret no smoking within the property. 1 well-behaved dog welcome. Location: beach 20 miles, shops and pubs within 1 mile.  …see more

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

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from £60 /night

£420 - £840 / week

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

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Cottage | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 11

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£990 - £2275 / week

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

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Log cabin | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 2

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£305 - £595 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • 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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Barn | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

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from £105 /night

£730 - £1540 / week

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  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
1 of 4 barn conversions, furnished to a high standard, indoor heated leisure pool, situated in a courtyard setting and surrounded by peaceful grounds set within the peaceful grounds of the owner's farm and located a short drive from sherborne, these delightful barns have been converted and furnished to a high standard and are situated in a courtyard setting. The design of the cottages gives the feel of a warm and welcoming farm cottage, most with woodburners and all with delightful, detailed finishing touches. the area itself is beautiful and offers a wealth of attractions to suit all tastes including pretty villages, sandy beaches and a coastline which has world heritage status. There are many national trust properties and gardens that are all well worth a visit including stourhead, montacute kingston lacy, corfe castle, hardy's cottage and studland beach and nature reserve. In addition to this the towns of dorchester, sherborne and yeovil are easily accessible and there are many attractions to visit including monkey world, the tank museum, a sea life centre, abbotsbury swannery and longleat. For golf enthusiasts, there is a golf course 300 yards away but if golf is not your game there are many other country pursuits within easy reach. leisure facilities: indoor heated leisure pool (4' deep throughout) perfect for the summer and winter alike. Outside: the grounds offer stunning views of the surrounding countryside as well as two large lakes which attract a wealth of wildlife including herons, badgers, kingfishers, woodpeckers and swans. At the bottom of the gardens and beyond the lakes is a gate, which leads direct onto a network of footpaths where you will be free to walk and take in the stunning scenery. Amenities: ample parking. Bed linen, towels, electric and central heating included. Wi-fi available. Location: lake fishing 4 miles. Beaches at lyme regis and weymouth within a 35 minute drive. Village shop 0.5 mile, 2 pubs 0.5 mile. 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 | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

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from £105 /night

£730 - £1720 / week

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

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Barn | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 3

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from £48 /night

£335 - £675 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • 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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Barn | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

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from £68 /night

£475 - £950 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
1 of 16 charming properties recently developed to a high standard a stroll from the popular world heritage jurassic coastline regret no children under 18 yrs or babies short breaks only available during off peak weeks. Please call for details this gated holiday complex offers a selection of well thought out, purpose built, spacious accommodation within these converted former farm buildings located a short stroll from the village amenities. situated within the traditional dorset seaside village of charmouth, that offers an array of shops and pubs a short walk from your door, ideal for picking up the morning paper and more. Perfectly placed on the jurassic coast, that has joined the ranks of the great barrier reef and the grand canyon as one of the wonders of the natural world and designated as england's first natural world heritage site. Spanning 95 miles of the dorset and east devon coastline and taking in some of the very finest walks and views available. Lyme regis is a short drive away, which offers an unspoilt seafront with sheltered south-facing beaches and provides a perfect environment in which children can play and adults can relax in the traditional deckchairs that still line the promenade in summer. There are many attractions in the area including the charming resorts of beer, branscombe and numerous national trust properties and gardens to name but a few. leisure facilities: guests are invited to enjoy the leisure facilities of the neighbouring holiday park which includes a covered outdoor heated swimming pool and the char valley cafe, serving speciality teas and coffees throughout the day. Also available for adults use, at a reduced charge, is the well-equipped char valley health club with gymnasium, indoor pool, sauna and steam room. The covered outdoor pool is open on 15th - 22nd feb, 12th - 26th april, 3rd - 5th may, 24th may - 6th sept and 25th - 31st october 2014. Outside: properties benefit from a private patio area with garden furniture. Amenities: ample parking available on site. Bed linen, towels, electric and central heating included. Wi-fi available on site, for an additional charge, in the char valley cafe. Regret no pets or smoking. Location: beach, shops and pubs all within walking distance. Arrival: 4pm - 8pm the accommodation offers two bedrooms: 1 king-size with flatscreen tv and 1 twin located on the first floor. Bathroom: with shower over bath and wc, located on the first floor, with a further wc located on the ground floor. Lounge: with flatscreen tv, dvd and freeview. Kitchen/diner: offers 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. Regret no children under 18 and no babies. Short breaks only available during off peak weeks.    …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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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • 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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Barn | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 5

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from £51 /night

£355 - £715 / week

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

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Cottage | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 2

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£315 - £630 / week

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  • Suitable for over 5s only
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
1 of 2 charming character cottages located in this idyllic spot - sleeps 2 + 1 additional adult, or 2 + 2 additional children on sofa bed these charming spacious semi-detached properties sit within 5 acres of the owner's grounds, where guests are invited to enjoy this open space at their leisure and take in the peace and tranquillity of the area. From private balconies there are stunning, far reaching views over the gardens and beyond to the frome valley. located within the rolling picturesque dorset countryside, this is the perfect spot for guests looking for a relaxing break in peaceful surroundings, with an array of walks from the properties that lead over the picture postcard landscape. With their central location, these cottages are ideal for guests looking to explore the wider area, from cerne abbas with its famous giant carved into the chalk hillside, weymouth sea life park and marine sanctuary, abbotsbury swannery, to the awe inspiring world heritage jurassic coast that is a must for guests visiting the area, to name but a few. outside: each property has access to the shared lawns with small ornamental pond (please take care with children). Shared utility: with fridge and freezer facilities and washing machine. Amenities: ample off-road parking. Bed linen, electric, wi-fi  and heating included. Regret no smoking. Location: beach 17 miles, shops and pubs within 3 miles. Arrival: 3pm. the accommodation offers one bedroom: super-king (made to twin by prior request), located on the first floor, with access out onto the private enclosed balcony and en-suite shower room with wc. Lounge: with ample seating around the flatscreen tv with dvd and freeview. Kitchen: with integrated oven and hob, small fridge with ice compartment and microwave. Outside: seating area to the rear of the property. Additional info: sleeps 2+1 adult or 2+2 children on sofa bed. Amenities: regret no pets.   …see more

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

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from £55 /night

£385 - £695 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • May take pets – please enquire
  • Private garden
Easter Cottage is in the heart of the conservation area of the Saxon hill top town of Shaftesbury. It has been newly refurbished to a high standard. Peaceful yet central location. Short level walk to all attractions Gold Hill, cafes, bars etc. Private courtyard parking. Free cycle loan.  …see more

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Apartment | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 2

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from £48 /night

£335 - £660 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • 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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Barn | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 2

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£305 - £595 / week

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

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Cottage | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 2

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£315 - £630 / week

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  • Suitable for over 5s only
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
1 of 2 charming character cottages located in this idyllic spot - sleeps 2 + 1 additional adult, or 2 + 2 additional children on sofa bed these charming spacious semi-detached properties sit within 5 acres of the owner's grounds, where guests are invited to enjoy this open space at their leisure and take in the peace and tranquillity of the area. From private balconies there are stunning, far reaching views over the gardens and beyond to the frome valley. located within the rolling picturesque dorset countryside, this is the perfect spot for guests looking for a relaxing break in peaceful surroundings, with an array of walks from the properties that lead over the picture postcard landscape. With their central location, these cottages are ideal for guests looking to explore the wider area, from cerne abbas with its famous giant carved into the chalk hillside, weymouth sea life park and marine sanctuary, abbotsbury swannery, to the awe inspiring world heritage jurassic coast that is a must for guests visiting the area, to name but a few. outside: each property has access to the shared lawns with small ornamental pond (please take care with children). Shared utility: with fridge and freezer facilities and washing machine. Amenities: ample off-road parking. Bed linen, electric, wi-fi and heating included. Regret no smoking. Location: beach 17 miles, shops and pubs within 3 miles. Arrival: 3pm. the accommodation offers one bedroom: king-size located on the first floor with access out onto the private enclosed balcony. Bathroom: with bath and wc on the ground floor. Lounge/diner: with ample seating around the flatscreen tv with dvd and freeview. Kitchen: with integrated oven and hob, small fridge with ice compartment and microwave. Outside: seating area to the rear of the property. Additional info: sleeps 2+1 adult or 2+2 children on sofa bed. Amenities: 2 dogs welcome.  …see more

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Barn | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

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£420 - £840 / week

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

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from £78 /night

£540 - £1100 / week

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

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House | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

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from £105 /night

£735 - £1510 / week

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

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Barn | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 2

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from £40 /night

£280 - £595 / week

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

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from £48 /night

£335 - £705 / week

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

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Barn | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

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from £105 /night

£730 - £1540 / week

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

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

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from £63 /night

£435 - £860 / week

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

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Barn | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

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£435 - £860 / week

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

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Barn | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 5

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from £55 /night

£380 - £760 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
1 of 3 converted barns positioned high on the mendips with fantastic countryside views, sleeps 4 + 1 located in one of the most popular parts of somerset, these beautifully renovated barns have been converted to a high standard. With much care and attention gone into their design to provide wonderful views of the paddock and evening sunsets over the mendip hills, you will be perfectly positioned for a relaxing holiday. situated on the outskirts of gurney slade, you will be able to take full advantage of the village amenities with 3 good pubs and the village post office store all in walking distance. There are many other attractions for which the area is famous within a short drive, including georgian bath which is steeped in history and well worth a visit for its attractions including the roman baths, wells cathedral, glastonbury tor, longleat, cheddar gorge, wookey hole, bristol and the chew valley lakes. The coastline of north somerset is easily accessible and offers a range of beaches. After your day, watch the sun go down and relax in garden under the pergola or stroll to the local pub for an evening meal. amenities: ample parking. Bed linen, towels, electric and wi-fi included. Night storage heating available, if required, at a cost of £20 per week payable to the owners on arrival. Regret no smoking or pets. Location: less than a 20 minute drive from the glastonbury festival. Shop and pubs 0.5 mile, beach (weston-super-mare) 27 miles and 3 18 hole golf courses within 5 miles. the accommodation offers two bedrooms: both with tvs and far reaching views across the mendip hills. 1 double with en-suite shower and wc. Up 2 steps into another bedroom with 3 single beds (the bedrooms are in the eaves of the roof with low sloping ceilings and therefore head height is reduced in places). Bathroom: located downstairs with bath, walk-in shower and wc. Lounge/kitchen/diner: open-plan with feature window to take in the paddock views, wooden flooring, flatscreen tv, dvd, ipod dock and hi-fi. Kitchen with electric oven, hob, microwave, fridge with ice box and washing machine. Outside: shared enclosed garden with private area overlooking surrounding fields with a covered patio, bbq, garden furniture and a secure shed to keep bikes or golf clubs.    …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.