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Coastal cottages and self catering in Dorset, South West England

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Rimpton Mill in Sherborne, Dorset, South West England

Rimpton Mill, Sherborne, Dorset, South West England

Sleeps 4
Weekly prices from £358 to £ 974

Self catering accommodation in Sherborne sleeps 4.

Features include: • Close to the Beach • Close to the Sea • Pub near by • Short Breaks • Games Room • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 4

Accommodation overview: In a lovely village location 3 miles from Sherborne market town, this lovingly restored ancient Grade II listed former Mill retains character features such as oak beams and floors. Adjacent to the owners’ cottage, it is a delightful detached holiday home for four to enjoy many places of interest within easy driving: World Heritage Jurassic Coast, Lulworth Cove; seaside resorts Weymouth, West Bay, Chesil beach, Lyme Regis; Yeovilton Air/Haynes Motor Museums; Cerne Abbas Giant, legendary King Arthur’s Camelot, Glastonbury Tor and Wells Cathedral. Shops 2 miles, pubs serving food 1 mile.

Open plan, spacious living/dining room with wood-burning stove, French windows and well-equipped kitchen. Low beams and oak floor throughout. External access to lower ground floor: Utility. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with TV and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Twin bedroom with TV, en-suite shower room and toilet.




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Fryermayne in Broadmayne, Dorset, South West England

Fryermayne, Broadmayne, Dorset, South West England

Sleeps 10
Weekly prices from £752 to £ 1764

Self catering accommodation in Broadmayne sleeps 10.

Features include: Short Breaks • Multi bathrooms • Non smoking Wheelchair access • Near the Beach • Close to the Sea Open Fire or Wood Burner Stove Pub near by sleeps 10

Accommodation overview: Amidst peace and rural seclusion yet only 4 miles from the county town of Dorchester this spacious and very comfortable house stands on the owners’ 160-acre working farm. Converted from the former stables and adjoining two farm cottages it offers accommodation of a very high standard - a wonderfully relaxing base from which to explore Dorset’s lovely Hardy country and nearby Jurassic coast an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Broadmayne village (0.5 miles) boasts a pub and shop and Dorchester offers a myriad delights including four museums a Roman villa and Maiden Castle. The coast 3 miles has been awarded World Heritage status - an area extending from beyond Lyme Regis to Poole Harbour with glorious scenery walks and beaches as well as plenty of fossil hunting. Inland attractions as varied as the Cerne Abbas Giant and Bovington Tank Museum invite exploration a network of footpaths and bridleways starts from the door. Golf fishing and riding are found nearby. This property has received a 4 star Gold Award grading from Visit England. Shop and pub 0.5 miles.

Accommodation Detail

Ground floor: Living room with French doors. Dining area/kitchen. Utility room. 1 twin bedroom (zip and link can be double by arrangement). Shower room with toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 2 double (5ft) one with en-suite bathroom with bath shower attachment and toilet one with en-suite shower room and toilet 2 twin (one zip and link can be double by arrangement). Bathroom with toilet.



Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152

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Higher Farm Barn in Milborne Wick, Dorset, South West England

Higher Farm Barn, Milborne Wick, Dorset, South West England

Sleeps 10
Weekly prices from £947 to £ 2341

Self catering accommodation in Milborne Wick sleeps 10.

Features include: • Garden • Internet Access • Open Fire or Woodburning Stove • Close to the Beach • Close to the Sea • Pub near by • Short Breaks • Games Room • D

Accommodation overview: This 17th-century converted barn adjacent to the owner’s home lies in the quaint hamlet of Milborne Wick on the Somerset/Dorset border, 3 miles north of the historic town of Sherborne. It stands detached in grounds of approximately 1 acre and offers spacious accommodation, ideal for large family groups to unwind, relax and enjoy the wealth of countryside and many other attractions to be found in Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire. Lovely country walks, village pubs, golf, horse racing at Wincanton and fishing are all nearby, and within easy driving distance there is a diversity of family attractions to visit, such as Longleat House and Safari Park, magnificent steam railways, the fascinating array of vintage motor cars at the Haynes Motor Museum, and Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum with its aviation history, including Concorde. Spend days out exploring the history of Somerset in many historic houses such as Montacute, Barrington Court and Forde Abbey and Gardens, or take a scenic exhilarating walk to the top of the enchanting Glastonbury Tor. The Georgian City of Bath with its many splendid museums, Roman baths, abbey, shops and restaurants is well worth a visit, or in Dorset one can explore Cerne Abbas, with the renowned Cerne Giant, down to the market town of Dorchester, the bustling seaside town of Weymouth with its superb beach and port, and then on to the Chesil Beach and the famous stunning World Heritage Jurassic Coast. It is truly a great location to suit a variety of holiday needs for all. Shops and pubs 1 mile.

Large galleried hall with floor-to-ceiling feature glass window. Large beamed living room with central wood-burning stove dividing room into further sitting room with games area with piano and pool table. Spacious dining room. Beamed kitchen with slate floor. Utility. Separate toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms, each with 5ft bed and TV; one with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet, one with en-suite bathroom and toilet. Three twin bedrooms, one with two 2ft 6in beds (for +2 children). Shower room with toilet.




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Harcombe House - Cobb in Harcombe Bottom, Dorset, South West England

Harcombe House - Cobb, Harcombe Bottom, Dorset, South West England

Sleeps 10
Weekly prices from £1088 to £ 2540

Self catering accommodation in Harcombe Bottom sleeps 10.

Features include: • Garden • Internet Access • Swimming Pool • Close to the Beach • Pub near by • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 10

Accommodation overview:

"An ancient landscape of rolling downs, sheltered valleys
and Iron Age forts, immortalised in Hardy’s writings ..."

Enjoying a truly tranquil position in the village of Harcombe Bottom, close to the popular resort of Lyme Regis, Harcombe House offers a variety of accommodation to suit all tastes and requirements. The house started life as a Victorian gentleman’s residence, and was later used as a boarding house for the local public school. Surrounded by 9-acre grounds, comprising gardens brimming with rhododendrons, well-tended lawns and shady woodland, each property is furnished to a good standard and enjoys shared use of an indoor swimming pool, hard tennis court and games room and well-equipped children’s playroom – making this an attractive choice for families. With sandy beaches, a host of seaside attractions, and beautiful countryside peppered with picture-postcard villages, all on the doorstep, Harcombe House truly is an ideal holiday location for exploring the delights of Dorset.
Just 2 miles distant lies Lyme Regis, setting for the TV adaptation of John Fowles’ novel A French Lieutenant’s Woman. Here colourful fishing vessels and pleasure craft line the pretty harbour, and a host of outdoor activities, such as fishing, boating, sailing and windsurfing tuition, and golf can be enjoyed. Superb coastal walks can be taken along the World Heritage Coast, with its stretches of fossil beaches to explore, and magnificent views to admire from Golden Cap – the highest point on England’s south coast at 626-ft high.
Nearby, Hardy Country beckons visitors to discover the rolling green pastures and pretty thatched villages made famous in his novels, while for a great family day out, the Georgian seaside town of Weymouth is within easy reach, offering in addition to its harbour and sandy beaches, a host of all-weather attractions, as well as several RSPB sanctuaries. Also well worth a day trip is the county town of Dorchester (20 miles), alias Hardy’s Casterbridge; offering a bustling market square, and some excellent shops and restaurants, Dorchester is also a great base from which to explore the impressive Maiden Castle rising up from the plains. Exeter is within easy driving distance, its skyline dominated by the distinctive monument of St Peter’s Cathedral. Other important historical buildings in the city include the 14th-century Guildhall, several ancient churches and the restored Quayside with its Custom House dating back to 1681. Another town well worth a visit is Weymouth, with many attractions for all the family. The Sea Life Park gives the opportunity to get close to sharks and rays, the Deep Sea Adventure tells the sobering story of the Titanic disaster and The Timewalk contains an entertaining and educational walk-through exhibition of Weymouth’s maritime and brewing past.
Nearby Sidmouth boasts nearly 500 buildings listed as having special historic or architectural interest, and in August the town hosts what many consider to be the country’s best folk festival at the beginning of August. Folk and roots artists from around the world as well as dance and theatre companies take over various venues in the eight-day event. The fishing village of Beer lies huddled within a small sheltered cove between gleaming white headlands. Much of the village remains unchanged since the time when it was a smugglers’ eyrie. With numerous stately homes and gardens to visit locally, including Abbotsbury Swannery and Tropical Gardens, ancient forts perched upon hilltops affording far-reaching views and a host of seaside towns, including Seaton (with its tramway) stretching along the coastline, there is something for everyone to enjoy in this part of the country. Shops ¾ mile.

Large living room with multi-fuel burner and beams. Large well-equipped kitchen with three steps down to spacious dining room with wood-burning stove, tiled floor and French doors to terrace. Large wet room with toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 6ft bed, TV, walk-in wardrobe and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Two double bedrooms, each with TV; one with en-suite shower room with toilet. Two twin bedrooms, each with wash basin; one with TV. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Multi-fuel burner and wood-burning stove - initial fuel inc, thereafter avail locally
  • H/chair
  • Six satellite TVs (two 42’’ plasma)
  • Two DVDs
  • Combi m/wave/oven/grill
  • W/machine
  • T/dryer
  • Two d/washers
  • Large, enclosed garden with patio and furniture
  • BBQ
  • Parking (for 3 cars)
  • Welcome pack
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Slopes in garden

  • Elec, full oil CH and bed linen inc
  • Cot (except DQP)
  • TV
  • Shared laundry room with coin-operated w/machine and t/dryer (except DCCQ)
  • F/freezer (except DQM & DQL)
  • Wi-fi
  • Shared payphone (games room)
  • Gardens of 9 acres with woodland and furniture
  • No smoking
  • NB: Shallow fenced pond in woodland

SUPERB INDOOR AND OUTDOOR FACILITIES (AVAILABLE ALL YEAR ROUND)
* Indoor heated swimming pool (10m x 4.5m, max depth 1.35m) with shower and changing facilities (open everyday 10am–10pm)
* Sauna
* Hard tennis court
* Indoor games room with TV, video, table tennis, coin-operated pool table and seating area with wood-burning stove
* Children’s room with table football, small pool table, toys, books, games and videos


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Holme Cottage in Bournemouth, Dorset, South West England

Holme Cottage, Bournemouth, Dorset, South West England

Sleeps 14
Weekly prices from £938 to £ 3174

Self catering accommodation in Bournemouth sleeps 14.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Internet Access • Open Fire or Woodburning Stove • Close to the Beach • Close to the Sea • Pub near by • Easy Walking Access

Accommodation overview: This grand detached residence enjoys its own enclosed garden and is 2 minutes from Shelley Park and just 300 yards from the cliff top leading down to the most wonderful beaches of Bournemouth below. Holme Cottage is set within a quiet residential area ideally situated with much to offer the whole family. Boscombe has a wide assortment of restaurants, bars and shops all within walking distance of Holme Cottage; its pier is home to the UK’s first ever artificial surfing reef. Many rooms in this property have lovely high ceilings and large bay windows, providing a light and airy feel to the holiday home. The downstairs games room and the outside playroom both provide great places for children and adults with a pool table, table football, table tennis, board games, toys and outdoor games. Bournemouth town centre is 1½ miles away. From the well kept town gardens, trips on the Bournemouth Eye can be taken, which rises high above the town to give the most amazing panoramic views over the whole area. At the foot of the pier is the fascinating Oceanarium where the whole family can discover life beneath the waves.
Compton Acres in Bournemouth and the delightful Exbury Gardens (18 miles) are both worth a visit, as is Beaulieu, with its world renowned National Motor Museum, Palace House and Beaulieu Abbey (20 miles). Other places of interest to visit include Farmer Palmers, Alice in Wonderland Adventure Wonderland, Christchurch priory town, Hengistbury Head, Mudeford Key, Poole Harbour, Highcliffe Castle and the National Trust’s Brownsea Island. Pub ¼ mile.

Spacious living room with open fire and bay window. Dining room with seating for 14 and bay window. Spacious well-equipped kitchen with dining area. Games room with patio doors to garden. Double bedroom with 6ft Victorian oak four-poster bed, TV, bay window and gas ‘living-flame’ fire. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 6ft bed, additional single bed (for +1) and en-suite shower room with double shower cubicle and toilet. Two further double bedrooms, each with 5ft bed, bay window and ornamental fireplace, one with additional single bed (for +1) and wash basin. Twin bedroom. Bunk bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Separate toilet.




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Hideaway Cottage in Beaminster, Dorset, South West England

Hideaway Cottage, Beaminster, Dorset, South West England

Sleeps 8
Weekly prices from £799 to £ 1825

Self catering accommodation in Beaminster sleeps 8.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Internet Access • Close to the Beach • Pub near by • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 8

Accommodation overview:

A superb country holiday location between Broadwindsor and Beaminster, in glorious west Dorset and only a short drive to the famous scenic World Heritage Jurassic coastal resorts of West Bay and Lyme Regis, this detached house offers excellent holiday accommodation for up to two families. This spacious holiday home for eight, with four en-suite bedrooms, living room with wood-burning stove and large well-equipped kitchen with Aga and French doors to a decked patio, has a large garden to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet. Nearby, visit the quaint market town of Beaminster, Mapperton Gardens and Broadwindsor Craft Centre with its crafts, cream teas and restaurant. Within easy driving, there is a wide variety of sand and pebble beaches including Lyme Regis, Charmouth, Eype and West Bay, all with a range of attractions. Lyme Regis, famous for the setting of The French Lieutenant’s Woman with its picturesque harbour, Cobb and beach is a must, and offers a host of outdoor activities ranging from coastal walking, boating, sailing, fishing, fossil hunting and golf. The market town of Bridport is 5 miles, with two markets per week and an antique market held on a Saturday. Alternatively, visit some of the other many attractions in this beautiful part of Dorset, such as Abbotsbury Swannery and Subtropical Gardens or the Georgian seaside town of Weymouth with its sandy beach, several RSPB sanctuaries, Time Walk, Sea Life Centre and Deep Sea Adventure. The cathedral city of Exeter, Dorchester and Poole are all worth a trip. Beach 6 miles, Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

Large living room with wood-burning stove, French doors and tiled floor. Large dining room with tiled floor. Spacious, well-equipped kitchen with granite worktops, Aga (for cooking), French doors and tiled floor. Utility. Double bedroom with walk-in wardrobe, en-suite shower room with double shower cubicle and toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with bath, double shower cubicle and toilet. Two twin bedrooms, each with en-suite shower room with double shower cubicle and toilet; one with zip and link beds.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel inc, thereafter avail locally
  • Elec, elec underfloor CH (downstairs), bed linen and towels inc
  • Two Freeview TVs
  • DVD
  • iPod dock
  • Elec double Aga inc
  • M/wave
  • W/machine
  • T/dryer
  • D/washer
  • F/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Large, lawned garden with decked patio and furnitiure
  • BBQ
  • Ample parking
  • Welcome pack
  • Pet free of charge
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: 3 steps in garden from decked patio to lawned area



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The Tides in West Bay, Dorset, South West England

The Tides, West Bay, Dorset, South West England

Sleeps 6
Weekly prices from £537 to £ 959

Self catering accommodation in West Bay sleeps 6.

Features include: Non Smoking • Pub Close By • Sandy Beach 5 Miles • Sea 5 Miles • Short Break • Ultimate

Accommodation overview: This finely appointed modern holiday home is ideally situated for guests to explore and enjoy the Jurassic Coast - England’s first National Heritage site which runs from Swanage to Exmouth. Within easy reach are West Bay Bridport and its twice weekly street markets and Lyme Regis - a bustling seaside town offering south-facing beaches jazz festival carnival and regatta week and plentiful boat and fishing trips - and the picturesque village of Charmouth renowned for its famous fossil beach. Further afield are the diverse attractions of Corfe Castle Cerne Abbas and its giant Dorchester - the centre of Hardy’s Wessex Swanage Wareham and Weymouth. Golf fishing and riding are also available locally and for walking enthusiasts the house is very close to the South West Coastal Path.

Accommodation Detail

Ground floor: Living room with patio doors. Dining room/kitchen. Utility room. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double one with en-suite shower room with toilet 1 twin. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.



Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152

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Chine Cottage in Bournemouth, Dorset, South West England

Chine Cottage, Bournemouth, Dorset, South West England

Sleeps 5
Weekly prices from £399 to £ 0

Self catering accommodation in Bournemouth sleeps 5.

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Phone enquiries: 0844 704 4966

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