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Barn | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

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from £78 /night

£540 - £1100 / week

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

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

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£420 - £840 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
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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Barn | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

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from £68 /night

£475 - £950 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Great 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 regret no 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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Bungalow | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

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from £63 /night

£435 - £455 / week

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

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

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from £65 /night

£455 - £890 / week

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

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Barn | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

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from £65 /night

£455 - £890 / week

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

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Apartment | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 2

7 Nights min stay

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from £48 /night

£335 - £570 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children over
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
stylish couples retreat with sea views and the attractions of west bay regret no children or infants this beautifully furnished apartment makes a perfect getaway location, situated right on the water’s edge in west bay enjoying sea views and sunsets from the south-facing living area. Located within this first class complex which features in hit itv series, broadchurch. West bay offers a variety of shops; a popular ice cream kiosk, supermarket, fishmonger and much more. you will be spoilt for choice for eating out with many pubs and restaurants a stroll away including the riverside restaurant, one of the country's leading seafood restaurants. Nearby you can find the market town of bridport, 1 mile away, and the larger centres of dorchester and weymouth are about a 30 minute drive. Keen walkers have the south west coast path with walks to weymouth and to lyme regis. Your cosy apartment awaits you at the end your day so sit back and relax with the sound of the ocean to sooth and prepare you for the next day’s adventures. this first floor apartment, which can be accessed via a lift or stairs, offers one bedroom: 1 king-size double with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and wc. Seperate cloakroom with wc. Lounge/kitchen/diner: open-plan with glass juliet balcony with sea views, flatscreen tv with dvd and freesat and unique locally sourced furnishings. Kitchen area offers fridge, freezer, electric oven and gas hob, microwave, dishwasher, dab radio with ipod dock and nespresso coffee machine. Amenities: secure, underground parking for 1 car. Bed linen, towels, electric, under floor heating included. Regret no pets. Regret no smoking. Additional info: regret no children or infants. Wi-fi available in west bay. Laundrette within walking distance. Location: beach, shops, pubs and all within walking distance.  …see more

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Apartment | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

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from £71 /night

£495 - £1000 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
panoramic harbour views this spacious, ground floor, modern apartment is situated in the beautiful coastal village of west bay, is furnished to a very high standard and offers panoramic harbour views. Located within this first class complex which features in hit itv series, broadchurch. Located on the jurassic coast, this delightful coastal village is a wonderful seaside location for family holidays, countryside and coastal walks, fossil hunting, fishing/angling trips, scuba diving, paragliding, golfing, river boating and so much more. You will be ideally positioned for touring the whole of dorset either by car or along the south west coast path, which runs through west bay and is part of the world heritage coast. the accommodation all on the ground floor offers two bedrooms: 2 doubles, 1 with en-suite shower room and wc. Bathroom: with shower attachment over bath and wc. Lounge/kitchen/diner: with panoramic harbour views, tv, dvd, hi-fi, cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer and patio doors leading to balcony area with stunning views. Amenities: allocated parking for 1 car. There are 3 on site visitors car parking spaces but are on a first come first served basis. Bed linen, towels, electric and underfloor central heating throughout and wi-fi included. Regret no pets or smoking. Location: shops, pubs and beach all within easy walking distance.  …see more

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Barn | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 2

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from £44 /night

£305 - £595 / week

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

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

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from £55 /night

£380 - £760 / week

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

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Apartment | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

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from £65 /night

£455 - £890 / week

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

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

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from £60 /night

£420 - £860 / week

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

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Apartment | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 2

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from £43 /night

£300 - £550 / week

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

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

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from £74 /night

£515 - £1060 / week

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

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Cottage | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 2

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from £48 /night

£335 - £675 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
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, from 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 charming property offers one super king-size bedroom (made up to a twin upon request). Bathroom: with shower over the bath and wc, located on the first floor, with a further wc located on the ground floor. Lounge/kitchen/diner: with wall mounted flatscreen tv with dvd and freeview. Kitchen area with 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 yrs and no babies. Short breaks only available during off peak weeks.   …see more

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Barn | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 3

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from £54 /night

£375 - £395 / week

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

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Apartment | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

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from £55 /night

£380 - £760 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
delightful apartment, a short stroll to the beach regret no babies or children under 5 years old this ground floor apartment has been finished and furnished to a very high standard and is a short stroll to the harbour and beach. west bay is a delightful seaside village and is steeped in history and often referred to as "the official gateway to the jurassic coast" with many attractions and facilities from swimming, fishing trips, coastal and countryside walks, fossil hunting, diving, golfing, river boating, pubs, shops and restaurants. It is ideal for exploring the whole of dorset either by car or along the south west coast path which runs through west bay and is part of the world heritage coast. the accommodation offers two bedrooms: 1 double with tv and 1 twin. Bathroom: with shower over bath and wc. Lounge/kitchen/diner: open-plan area with tv, dvd and patio doors leading to outside. Kitchen area with cooker, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and microwave. Washing machine in cupboard. Amenities: 1 car parking space adjacent to the property. Bed linen, towels, electric and underfloor heating included. Regret strictly no pets or smoking. Additional info: regret no babies or children under 5 years old. Location: beach, shops and pubs all walking distance.  …see more

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Villa | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

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from £60 /night

£420 - £740 / week

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

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Cottage | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 5

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from £53 /night

£370 - £740 / week

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

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Log cabin | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

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£520 - £565 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • 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 | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

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from £60 /night

£420 - £840 / week

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

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Cottage | 5 Bedrooms | sleeps 10

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from £130 /night

£910 - £2275 / week

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

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

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from £63 /night

£435 - £860 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
detached cottage in peaceful spot with enclosed garden & games room. this idyllic cottage is accessed down a narrow lane and sits within 6 acres overlooking beautiful countryside and the banks of the river stour in the dorset village of durweston. this property is located just a short drive to the market town of blandford forum which offers delightful and varied shopping, a weekly market and regular farmers' markets, tea rooms, restaurants and a good bus service. The cottage is also within walking distance across the river to the village pub and shop. Well placed for visiting dorset's jurassic coast with the impressive lulworth cove and durdle door. The award-winning sandy beaches of bournemouth, sandbanks and weymouth are within easy driving distance. Many attractions are available such as monkey world, longleat and various national trust properties. the bright and comfortable accommodation, all on one level offers: two bedrooms. 1 king-size double and 1 twin room with 2'6" beds (can be made in to a double on request). Shower room: with wc. Lounge/diner: with woodburner, tv/dvd, wi-fi and ipod dock as well as a selection of books and games. Kitchen: well fitted with electric cooker, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher and many extras such as nespresso coffee machine. Outside: covered seating area with bbq and large enclosed lawn. Games room: with table football. Outdoor table tennis and boules. 4 mountain bikes are also available on loan to ride the nearby trail way. Fishing available by arrangement on owner’s stretch of the river stour where guests can also launch kayaks/canoes from the island also a haven for birds and otters. Amenities: ample parking. Bed linen, towels, electric, logs and wi-fi included. Pets welcome. Regret no smoking. Location: beach 18.5 miles. Pub and shop within walking distance. any property identified with increased accessibility may have different levels of provision, it is therefore advisable you contact us before you book to ensure the property meets your specific needs and requirements  …see more

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Cottage | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 2

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£315 - £630 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
working farm, perfect location for exploring dorset this semi-detached cottage is approached via a farm lane and is surrounded by beautiful countryside. The rear of the cottage overlooks a working farm however privacy is assured. A perfect place to get away and unwind. the immediate area is ideal for walking and cycling as there are a wealth of bridleway footpaths to explore. Sherborne is a beautiful town and offers visitors an abundance of medieval buildings, a superb abbey, castle and excellent shops. Dorchester is a market town with a rich and varied history, it is home to the famous thomas hardy novels. 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. There are several attractions close by including weymouth with its seafront, beaches, sealife centre and harbour, abbotsbury swannery, lulworth cove and castle, durdle door and monkey world. the accommodation is arranged on one level and offers one bedroom: twin room. Shower room: wet room style with wc. Lounge: with tv, dvd, freeview and hi-fi. Kitchen/diner: with electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer. Outside: patio doors from the lounge lead onto a patio with seating, bbq and wonderful countryside views. Amenities: ample parking. Bed linen, towels, electric and central heating included. Regret no smoking. 1 dog by arrangement. Additional info: dog cage available if required. Storage for bicycles and larger items available. Location: beach 20 miles, shops and pubs 1 mile. 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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Barn | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

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from £57 /night

£395 - £800 / week

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

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Cottage | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 11

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from £142 /night

£990 - £2275 / week

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  • Great 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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Barn | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 2

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£315 - £630 / week

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

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Log cabin | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 2

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from £44 /night

£305 - £595 / week

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  • Great 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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Villa | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 2

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from £40 /night

£280 - £500 / week

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  • Suitable for children over
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
quaint annexe in the stunning rural village of berwick st john this well appointed annexe, adjoining to the owners property, is situated in the picturesque village of berwick st john, sat on the dorset and wiltshire borders, striking distance from some of the most breathtaking scenery. from your doorstep enjoy a wealth of walks to suit all tastes and abilities, or simply succumb to the local pub with its warm hospitality and locally produced ales and home cooked meals. Easily accessible via the a303 allows this to be an ideal spot for a quick getaway, or as a base for touring the area. Sandwiched between the historic cities of salisbury and shaftesbury, both offering a slice of culture and history, as well as numerous entertainments to keep even the most discerning of guests occupied. All in all, you are assured a relaxing break. the accommodation offers two bedrooms: both situated on the first floor, 1 spacious double and 1 cosy single with 3' bed. Bathroom: with shower over bath and wc. Lounge/diner: offering flatscreen tv with dvd, freeview and ample seating around the dining table. Kitchen: compact yet well thought out offering electric cooker with hob, top loader washing machine and fridge with ice compartment. Outside: patio area with seating to the side of annexe and gas bbq (please request on arrival). Secure lock up for bicycles if required. Amenities: off-road parking for 1 car. Bed linen, towels, electric and central heating included. Additional heaters available at cost. Regret no pets. Regret no smoking. Location: beach 1 hour, shops 2 miles and pub within walking distance. Arrival: 4pm  …see more

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Barn | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

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from £105 /night

£730 - £1540 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Great 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 | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

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from £65 /night

£455 - £1100 / week

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

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Barn | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

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from £82 /night

£570 - £1195 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • 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. play facilities: swing ball and basketball net. 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 4

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from £60 /night

£420 - £840 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
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. play facilities: swing ball and basketball net. Outside: large shared garden area with lawn. Amenities: private off-road parking for 2 cars. Bed linen, towels, electric, central heating and wi-fi included. Regret no smoking. location: pub 2 miles, village shop 4 miles, indian restaurant within walking distance, sandy beach at bournemouth 18 miles. Arrival: 3pm. the accommodation is arranged over the ground floor of a lovely old timber clad barn and offers two bedrooms: 1 king-size double and 1 zip-and-link twin room (that can be presented as a super-king double upon request). Bathroom: with luxurious curved bath with shower over and wc. Lounge/diner: well-appointed area with tv/dvd and super views towards knowle hill. Kitchen area: lovely open-plan area with electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine. Amenities: regret no pets.  …see more

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Cottage | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 5

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£435 - £1060 / week

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

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

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from £60 /night

£420 - £840 / week

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

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House | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

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from £86 /night

£600 - £1310 / week

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

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Barn | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 5

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from £74 /night

£515 - £1060 / week

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

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from £55 /night

£380 - £760 / week

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  • Great 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

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Cottage | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 2

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from £45 /night

£315 - £630 / week

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

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from £77 /night

£535 - £1235 / week

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

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

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from £68 /night

£475 - £950 / week

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

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Log cabin | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 3

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from £45 /night

£315 - £630 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
30 acres, horses, woodland walks, chickens and use of shepherds hut. Sleeps 2+1 friday changeover from october 2014 this cosy, but private detached lodge nestles in the grounds of the owners' smallholding. Your privacy is assured but the owners are always happy to offer help and advice on the local area and places of interest. Although convenient to shaftesbury you are situated in a peaceful spot with panoramic views over open countryside. easily accessible it is an ideal base throughout the year for a weekend break or a touring holiday. Dorset has something for everyone, with countless picturesque villages, shaftesbury and the famous gold hill made famous by the hovis commercials and gillingham are nearby. The historic cities of salisbury and bath are within reach. You will be spoilt for choice for walks as dorset's beautiful landscape of rolling chalk downland and hidden valleys affords wonderful walking. Longleat safari park is nearby along with the jurassic coast and much more. this log cabin offers comfortable accommodation one bedroom: double with en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and wc. Curtained porch area with seating that can be used for z bed if required. Lounge: with tv/dvd and hi-fi. Kitchen/diner: electric cooker, fridge with freezer section, microwave and top loading washing machine. Outside: covered seating area with table and chairs with views over the enclosed lawn garden. Shepherds hut. Amenities: ample parking. Bed linen, towels, electric and central heating included. Regret no smoking. 1 well-behaved dog welcome (allowed in the kitchen and covered porch). Location: pubs and shops within 1 mile. any property identified with increased accessibility may have different levels of provision. It is, therefore, advisable that you contact us before you book to ensure the property meets your specific needs and requirements  …see more

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 3

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from £44 /night

£305 - £595 / week

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
cosy, romantic cottage perfectly located for exploring historic somerset, sleeps 2+1 6 nights commencing 10th august 2014 was from £585 now from £525 nestling within the village of coleford in the mendip hills, this quaint terraced cottage has been refurbished and equipped to provide a lovely holiday home. there are many attractions within a short drive which the area is famous for, including wells cathedral, glastonbury tor, longleat, cheddar gorge, wookey hole, bristol and the chew valley lakes. The coastline of north somerset is easily accessible and offers a range of beaches. Coleford itself is some 6 to 7 miles from the historic market town of frome with a wide range of shops, galleries, restaurants and around 10 miles from bath which is also steeped in history and well worth a visit for its attractions including the roman bath. Relax in the patio garden and stroll to the local pub in the evening for a meal. the accommodation offers two bedrooms: approached via open tread stairs, 1 double and 1 single. Bathroom: downstairs with shower over bath and wc. Lounge: with sofa bed, tv, dvd, hi-fi and woodburner effect electric fire. Kitchen: with cooker, washing machine, microwave and fridge/freezer, leading to conservatory dining area with patio doors to garden area. Outside: enclosed patio garden with seating and bbq. Amenities: roadside parking. Bed linen, towels, electric and central heating included. Regret no pets. Additional info: the property can sleep 2+1. Location: beach 20 miles. Shop, pub and takeaway walking distance.    …see more

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House | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

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from £105 /night

£730 - £1410 / week

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

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Cottage | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

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from £71 /night

£495 - £1000 / week

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  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • 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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Barn | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

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from £57 /night

£395 - £800 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
1 of 3 single storey barn conversions a short drive to beaches these delightful barn conversions nestle in a quiet spot yet close to many amenities, their location makes an ideal base to explore a wide variety of places of interest amongst the wonderful county of dorset. explore the beautiful surrounding countryside with some stunning scenery, particularly along the famous jurassic coast. There are numerous coast paths and inland bridleways as well as small, picturesque villages with pubs to enjoy a good meal. The area is famed for its popular beaches including chesil beach which stretches for 18 miles. Enjoy some of the many attractions within a short drive which include weymouth with its sealife centre, abbotsbury swannery, monkey world, dinosaur museum, lulworth cove and castle, durdle door and much more. In the evenings, relax in the enclosed garden or stroll to one of 3 pubs all within a 15 minute walk. outside: each property benefits from its own enclosed garden with patio area and seating. Amenities: ample off-road parking. Bed linen, electric and central heating included. Towels for hire. 2 well-behaved dogs welcome. Regret no smoking in the properties. Location: sandy beach at weymouth 4 miles, shop and pubs within 1 mile. the accommodation is approached via 3 steps up and offers two bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and wc and 1 zip-and-link twin which can be made into a super-king upon request. Bathroom: bath with shower over and wc. Lounge/kitchen: with electric oven and halogen hob, fridge with ice-compartment, microwave and washing machine. Lounge area with wall mounted tv/dvd and patio doors leading out into the garden. Dining room: with seating for 6.  …see more

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Barn | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

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from £86 /night

£600 - £1310 / week

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

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Cottage | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 2

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from £45 /night

£315 - £630 / week

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

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from £44 /night

£305 - £595 / week

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

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Cottage | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

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from £94 /night

£655 - £1410 / week

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Key info:

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

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.