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Places to stay in Charlton Down

Places to stay in Charlton Down
Check out the reviews for our light & comfortable Grade 11 listed Farmhouse on a rural family estate in the heart of Thomas Hardy country. Acres of grounds to explore including the safe south-facing enclosed garden with bbq, terrace & outside dining. Traditional farmhouse kitchen with Aga, 3 large reception rooms with wood burners. Beautiful walks, 15 mins from Jurassic coast. Loads to do in the area, footpaths and forest. Baby, child, & seniors friendly. Good dogs welcome, and loads of parking.
Our beautiful traditional Dorset farmhouse, comfortably sleeps 14, (plus babies under 2) and is set in large grounds, surrounded by rolling countryside. Located in the heart of Hardy Country and 15-20 minutes from the sea, it's the perfect location for a fabulous family celebration or holiday. England's first natural World Heritage Site; The Jurassic Coast, with its huge range of interesting beaches, is less than 20 minutes away. Bring your mountain bikes to follow the Puddletown Forest trails, half a mile from the house. Enjoy BBQ and cream-teas in the garden or hire a private chef to cook for you in our large country-style kitchen, complete with Aga. Dine in style at the Charles II table in the warm turquoise dining room, with portraits of our eccentric ancestors! Outside: play with our giant pik-a-stix, croquet, cricket, rounders & boules, or kick a football into the GOAL NET. (Please bring your own favourite ball). Indoors there's a library of contemporary reference, fiction, & DVDs, good wifi, a mini SNOOKER table, and a chest full of board games, Twister, jigsaws & chess. On chilly nights light the wood-burners in both the large sitting rooms, and snuggle down into our comfy, cosy sofas. Or use our collection of sheet music to play the piano, and recorder, and have a sing-song!
The Farmhouse is set in open countryside in its own grounds, far from the minor road, with three cottages some 300 yards away. It is one mile's walk (or two miles' drive) to Puddletown, which has an excellent gastropub The Blue Vinney (with playground), a Doctor's surgery, a vet, lovely church, a new eco-friendly village playground and tennis court and excellent butcher/post office/general store. Dorchester (6 miles) has Tesco, Waitrose, M&S and the usual range of shops as well as several rainy day attractions for the kids.
  • We had a wonderful stay at Ilsington Farmhouse. A great space for a big group. We especially loved having the fire lit in the library, ensuring cosy evenings. The house was very clean. Cot provided was very helpful. Communication before and during our stay was excellent. Would recommend and hope to stay again soon!

    Rose2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful big house in a beautiful part of the country!

    Emmy2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • A lovely big farmhouse especially suited for family gatherings

    Ali2020-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • Brilliant house for accommodating my husbands birthday party. Beautiful house..Spacious, clean and in a beautiful part of the countryside. Perfect for families with kids toys, crockery, cutlery, bath toys. Lovely homely reception rooms and dining room and a very well catered kitchen. All the bedrooms were spacious and comfortable. We shall definitely be back!

    Lucy2020-01-19T00:00:00Z
  • We had a 3-generation family stay between Christmas and New Year, and for us the house was perfect. Communication and thoughtful touches were exceptional, and we would love to return. Thank you.

    Phil2019-12-30T00:00:00Z
  • The house was amazing, better than the pictures! We had everything we needed!

    Gabriella2019-12-15T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful house, lovely light space and brilliant reception rooms. The kitchen is particularly lovely, as usual it was where we most often congregated! We had a wonderful stay, thank you Katy and Caroline.

    Imogen2019-12-01T00:00:00Z
  • Gorgeous Dorset farmhouse in tranquil setting. Plenty of room for large family gathering. All amenities, everything you need! Fabulous

    Louise2019-11-24T00:00:00Z
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    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    14


    Bedrooms

    7

    Tincleton, United Kingdom

    This gorgeous large studio apartment with separate entrance is contained within an historic Georgian house, minutes from the ocean. Peace and quiet are ensured by a large well tended front garden with off street parking. The accommodation has a spacious private patio, giving way to an established secluded garden. The apartment boasts a stylish fully fitted kitchen and leather Chesterfield sofa, chairs and a large comfy bed .
    The Apartment is light and airy in the spring and summer months and warm and cosy in the fall and winter, with storage heating and a wood burning stove.
  • What an amazing stay! From the warm welcome to the lovely thoughtful touches around the beautiful flat, I couldn’t rate the stay highly enough. Also, spotlessly clean! Just wish I could have stayed for longer and not for work during lockdown. I would love to come back and would highly recommend!

    Preeyan2020-05-03T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful apartment that was clean and well equipped - we had the best time here and I'd highly recommend it!

    Tess2020-03-21T00:00:00Z
  • This cosy annex is well equipped and includes an outside sitting area. Everything is provided including special extras such as double-yolked eggs and Dave's home made bread rolls! Ideally placed for Weymouth seafront and walking the coastal footpath. What a find!

    Chris2020-03-17T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent - in many respects - including, location, local information, warm welcome, well-equipped kitchen, clean, warm and comfortable. Would fully recommend.

    Eileen2020-03-11T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent service. The log burner made the trip!

    Daniel2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Really close to town centre. Good facilities. Well equipped kitchen and comfy bed.

    Keith2020-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • Brilliant place to stay, with lots of little touches. Really cosy.

    Tracy2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Other reviewers have said it all! A really VERY good place and excellent value for money. From Pamela’s warm welcome to the many extra thoughtful touches and freebies (eggs and bread, milk, maps, mars bars, fruit, wine punch etc etc). Although we didn’t avail ourselves, there is even decent wine provided at cost price. The room is spacious and stylishly decorated, the shower room and kitchenette modern and well equipped. The futon bed is, well, a futon bed which therefore is pretty firm which will suit most but not all. Highly recommended.

    John2020-01-05T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Apartment


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    0

    Weymouth, United Kingdom

    Newly refurbished home with HOT TUB lovely outdoor space, all rooms comfortable with new memory foam mattresses. Large modern kitchen/diner/conservatory, American fridge & range, 10 minute walk to beach & Quay There is a 3 day minimum but during late July / August there is a 5 day minimum unless it’s a late booking (inquire from June)
    So close to the beach & quay, fabulous local places to shop & eat, lovely newly refurbished house, that's well maintained has now finished being updated to a very high standard. The house comfortably sleeps 12 adults (2 sofa beds downstairs) travel cot and spare pull out bed also available
    The house is on an unusual street with random shops that sell anything from retro gear to cycles, it has a fabulous local pub with great food & atmosphere, there are all sorts of take aways and a great Indian restaurant within a few minutes walk, the town & beach & quay are only a 10 minute stroll from the house.
  • Joannes place was a perfect home for a group of friends spending time together. The kitchen/dining area was a great space to hang out. The beds were comfy, the house was clean and provided everything we needed. The disco hot tub was the icing on tha cake! I would highly recommend this property, it's also in a really convienient location to be able the access shops, restaurants and the beach.

    Claire2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful home and in the perfect location. Joanne was very helpful and friendly.

    Jennifer2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • There was 12 of staying in Joanne's place and there was ample room for all of us. The pictures do not do the house justice. He was bigger than expected with plenty of seating areas for the whole group. The hot tub was an added bonus. The closest town & beach was only a 10 minute walk away with plenty to do to keep us all busy. We were all pleasantly surprised x

    Linzi2020-02-19T00:00:00Z
  • House is incredible. 9 adults (aged between 23-30) spent 4 days/3 nights here comfortably. Unfortunately the weather was not on our side so we didn't get to spend much time in the garden except for using the amazing hot tub!! Showers are spacious, the bath upstairs is incredible! Beds are comfortable and there's lots of little extras. We all absolutely loved our time there and are already planning our next trip back, hopefully for slightly longer this time. There is a shop directly opposite the house, lots of takeaways on the road and you're a close walk to town or the beach. We were all really impressed by the house, especially the kitchen! Host was fab with great communication, and I loved it. Best birthday ever!

    Kayleigh2019-10-27T00:00:00Z
  • Joanne was the perfect host. House was beautiful and we all had a great time. 10 adults and 2 babies stayed comfortably.

    Kayleigh2019-08-27T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely house and spacious for a family get together

    Rachael2019-08-16T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely, spacious and bright home with the bonus touch of the hot tub which our children loved. There were 10 of us and we found that we all had our own space when we needed it and there was always a loo free. Did feel the walk to the town and beach took 15 mins but we enjoyed it plus my mum who is in her 70's took a taxi which only cost £4 and the drivers were always very friendly. The bath with the t.v was pure luxury and we had all mod cons in the kitchen meaning we didn't have to come home with tons of dirty washing. We would go back again and all felt that we should have booked longer.

    Rebecca2019-08-09T00:00:00Z
  • Joanne was an excellent host who welcomed us gladly into her beautiful home. A wonderful house with all local amenities close by and the added benefit of a very well loved hot tub. Our children loved the house and we celebrated a 40th birthday comfortably in the beautiful and spacious kitchen. A great trip and we’d happily book and stay again. Thanks so much Joanne for your swift communication, friendliness and allowing us into your home

    Jenny2019-08-04T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    12


    Bedrooms

    4

    Weymouth, England, United Kingdom

    For now, the Woodhouse is OPEN for key workers / essential travellers ONLY (1-2 people). No shared areas. Hot tub NOT available until later in the year. Linen can be provided but not changed. Logs will not be supplied for the woodburner or pizza oven Send a booking request and tell me where you are from and why you need to stay away from home and I will try to help. With limited time for preparation and cleaning, preference will be given to longer stays/easy changeover days.
    The Woodhouse has been designed with one thing in mind, making guests feel relaxed or entertained - whichever they choose. It comes with a fitted kitchenette including sink, 4 ring hob, extractor, fridge with freezer compartment, washing machine and dishwasher. There is also a small freestanding combi oven able to microwave or conventionally cook small dishes. We do provide a hairdryer but you won't find big mirrors and preening facilities - this is about feeling great not worrying about how you look! The Woodhouse comes with polished concrete floors throughout, high grade ply walls and Scandinavian themed furniture. The space also includes smart tv (perfect for using your Netflix or Amazon Prime), wifi, premium woodburning stove, large outdoor decked area, beautiful outdoor wood-fired pizza oven/heater, outdoor dining area for 6 with parasol and, once holiday bookings restart, 6-seater hot tub with Bluetooth speakers, mood lighting and of course, spectacular views.
    The villa is in farmland with rural views. You can walk to the Fleet Lagoon on the Jurassic Coastline and join the South West Coast Path. Weymouth is a short distance away - the beach and harbourside are just some of the highlights. Portland, Dorchester and Abbotsbury are all within easy reach.
  • Beautiful place and definitely what we needed for the weekend. Hot tub was fantastic.

    Becky2020-03-15T00:00:00Z
  • A beautiful space in a stunning location. Thoughtful touches like local biscuit selection and prosecco on arrival. Easy to find. Spacious and modern. Very close to local attractions yet secluded enough to feel like you are in you're own idyllic hideaway. Will definitely be back!

    Robert2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • A Cosy cabin with great touches, such as a log burner and the star attraction the hot tub!

    Abbi2020-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • One of our best get aways ever! Karen is a great host always there to help. Can't recommend this enough!

    Wentzel2020-02-19T00:00:00Z
  • A lovely weekend at The Woodhouse. The cabin is well located, close to Weymouth and the coastline. Storm Dennis didn't stop us from taking advantage of the hot tub! Overall a great stay - will definitely be back.

    Emma2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • This place is very spacious, modern, clean and having a very relaxing vibe to it. With many personalised touches and amenities to make you feel like at home and to help you get away from everyday trouble. Definitely the one to recommend, and will be looking to come back!

    Aleksandra2020-02-15T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic place, would highly recommend

    Giles2020-02-13T00:00:00Z
  • I definatley reccomend a stay at the wood house, its peaceful, stunning country views and a lovely place to relax

    Margaret2020-01-20T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cabin


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Chickerell, England, United Kingdom

    Middle Cottage has three bedrooms with a lounge on the ground floor with a breakfast bar. Shower room on the ground floor with another wc upstairs. Basic accommodation generally used for school groups for field trips. No school groups will be at New Barn during your stay. No Kitchen. Set in the middle of 20 acres of our wildflower meadows and woodland, on top of a hill overlooking stunning dorset landscape, yet only 5 mins to Dorchester.
    Extremely quite and mellow, with lots of footpaths for country walks, yet the busy seaside town of Weymouth is only 30 mins away or for more serious shopping Bournemouth is around an hour away and Southampton just beyond that.
  • Fantastic place! The animals are amazing - check out the iron age hut. So cool. Highly recommended and great value.

    Joanna2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Brilliant stay! Matt was a great host, very responsive and welcoming. Exactly as it was advertised and ideal for our stay.

    Matt2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • Easy to talk to. Very welcomong. Does what it says on the tin!

    Taimoor2020-01-31T00:00:00Z
  • The accommodation and Matt are brilliant, I definitely recommend it for travellers looking for a spot off the road

    Arnaud2019-11-30T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect stopover if you are walking the Frome Valley Way. The Field Centre is a really interesting place - we took a peek around the Iron Age village in the morning before we left. The accommodation is advertised as without kitchen but it does have one with fridge, kettle, sink, toaster and microwave (no hob) - great for rustling up a quick brekky. The local pub is a gem.

    Jon2019-11-10T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing little place in a gorgeous location. Mathew was amazing at welcoming us and letting us visit the farm as well as feed the animals. This was perfect as a stop on the way back from Cornwall but we d definitely recommend over the summer for a longer stay. Great pub close by!

    Celine2019-11-01T00:00:00Z
  • A great place to stay for a large family and ideally located for exploring the Jurassic coast.

    Alan2019-10-29T00:00:00Z
  • We stayed at Matthew's place whilst attending a wedding and it was perfect! The setting was beautiful, the accommodation itself was basic but exactly as described and extremely good value. We really enjoyed meeting the piglets, sheep, goats, and llamas. Matthew gave us a brilliant local recommendation for a pub. We had a great time.

    Maddy2019-10-21T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    9


    Bedrooms

    3

    Bradford Peverell, England, United Kingdom

    Duntish Studio is a large, open, airy space with kitchenette and an en-suite shower room. Ideal for a couple or small family, with a kingsize bed, sofa bed, travel cot and a child's floor mattress. We are in an AONB close to the Jurassic coast and surrounded by stunning countryside perfect for walking holidays.
    The Studio has own parking area in front of the house and independent access. The price per night includes 2 adults and children. We charge an extra £10 per additional adult per night. Please let us know if you need us to make up children's beds or the sofa bed. Optional cooked breakfast, using local sausages and bacon is available for £8.50 per person, served in the studio. Please check this is available when booking as we are occasionally away and therefore would not be able to cook for you. Tea and coffee, milk and sugar are left for you to help yourselves to. We also leave bread, butter, jam and cereals and if the hens are performing you may collect the odd fresh egg! Guests staying for more than a few nights are welcome to use our washing machine. We have a quiet, private unmanicured area at top of the garden for BBQ/campfire and sitting on a summer's evening. Families are welcome to share our garden space if children wish to use our trampoline, though obviously this is under parental supervision. A well behaved dog is welcome but please keep dogs off the furniture. Thanks.
    Duntish is a hamlet bordering Buckland Newton, a short walk away. There you will find a shop, post office and play park. Our village pub has recently re-opened and is a great place for a drink or a meal and is approximately a mile away, either by road or a lovely walk across beautiful fields - see their website for more info: www.gaggleofgeese.co.uk Close by are charming pubs in Plush (The Brace of Pheasants), Cerne Abbas (3 options!) and several along the Piddle Valley. Dorchester and Sherborne are both less than 10 miles away with a range of shops, restaurants, museums and other things to see and do. Duntish is situated in a beautiful area with breathtaking scenery, from ridges with long views to beautiful chalk downland with thriving wildlife. A network of footpaths from our door allows you to explore the local area, and the Wessex Ridgeway can be joined approximately 2 miles from Duntish Studio. The Jurassic coast is just over half an hour away and offers a variety of bays and beaches and some lovely swimming spots. Purbeck is not far to the East, and Bridport and Lyme Regis are conveniently accessible to the West. Please ask if you would like any more local info!
  • Lovely accommodation with everything you could need for a short break away. Very clean and cosy and George was on hand if we needed anything. Bed was really comfortable and we had a good nights sleep. Would definitely recommend.

    Alyson2020-03-15T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent very comfortable everything you need supplied and a warm welcome from George highly recommended

    Allan2020-03-14T00:00:00Z
  • This was a warm,large, well equipped room in a pretty location. The host was kind and helpful and breakfast included home made bread and home laid eggs. A perfect place for dog owners.

    Nicki2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • At Georges's house you'll have the really sensation to be at home, you'll find everything you need it. It's a peacefull and warm place, we'd have stayed a bit more. If you need some rest it's the place to go. His hospitality and recommendations were very appreciate, we would recommend it at all, Angélique, Eric & Brigitte

    Eric Et Brigitte2020-02-08T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely stay, kitchen very well equipped! :)

    Sofia2020-01-26T00:00:00Z
  • Wonderful stay over new year! Great breakfast food including freshly baked bread, large cosy space, fantastic DVD collection, OS map, great tips for walking from George. Couldn't recommend more!

    Hamish2020-01-01T00:00:00Z
  • George and his family were lovely hosts. The studio was a gorgeous cosy space and made for the perfect weekend getaway to the Jurassic coast.

    Ayah2019-12-29T00:00:00Z
  • Spacious, clean, all facilities you need.a lovely apartment, lovely natural light from 2 large dormer windows. Extremely comfy bed, well equipped kitchen.lovely touches...home baked Christmas biscuits, fresh eggs, fresh milk, cereals, jam, marmalade, all beautifully presented...even a touch of Christmas decorations and lights. George is a quick responder which makes it welcoming. As I was arriving when almost dark he kindly parked a bicycle against the roadside wall to ensure I didn’t drive past. Altogether lovely booking, great location, lots of local Ordnance Survey maps to browse. Sadly I could only stay one night....

    Isobel2019-12-23T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guest suite


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    0

    Duntish, England, United Kingdom

    Simple self-contained annexe attached to Grade II listed country house built 1840. Requisitioned by Canadians in World War II for D-Day landings. A peaceful retreat in the village of Osmington, Dorset. Very near the Southwest coastal footpath and the famous Jurassic coastline. Large garden available to enjoy. Minimum stay 2 nights. Not suitable for children under 5.
    The whole space is self contained and has its own entrance. This is through the white gate at the top in photograph 6 showing side view of Artist's Retreat. Car parking available for 2/4 cars in front of the owner's house. The road leading up and out of the Annexe is a hard track - see photos. The main bedroom has a double bed looking out over garden. To enter the main bedroom you have to go through the space which has the 2 single beds. Bathroom is in a separate private space next to both bedrooms, and has a shower, loo and washbasin. Please note this property is NOT suitable for toddlers. (ie between the ages of one and five).
    Quiet village location where the painter Sir John Constable honeymooned and painted. Close to many beautiful locations to interest the Thomas Hardy enthusiast including the cottage where he was born. It is located deep in the woods which are covered with bluebells around Easter. Many of the places mentioned below such as Maiden Castle and Weymouth Bay were used in the Julie Christie version of Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy. Stunning walks along Jurassic coast are easily accessible. You can head off on foot from Artist's Retreat and spend the day walking to and from Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove ( see photos). Swimming is also possible from various locations along the route. Osmington Mills is the nearest access to sea - 15 min walk from house or 3 mins by car. It also offers the Smugglers Inn where lunches and suppers are served. For others restaurants research Weymouth and Portland. The Oasis Cafe, 10mins drive away towards Weymouth and right on the beach does breakfast, brunch, lunch and suppers (weekends only). Wind and kite surfers use this beach to launch from. There is a good fish and chip shop (takeaway) called Stacey's, 5 mins drive away just down the main road at the bottom of the hill with the white horse etched out on the hillside. The Crab Shack Cafe close to Portland offers a more expensive fresh seafood meal (advisable to book). Weymouth Harbour which is very pretty and often hosts interesting old sailing boats offers other restaurants varying in price, including a Prezzos and fish and chips. It was also used in the 2017 film version of Dunkirk. Dorchester (20 mins drive) is another popular place to eat and has a Carluccios, Pizza Express, Cote and Wagamamas in the Old Brewery. For a 'vintage' and very friendly experience try Re-Loved on the main shopping street. Further afield is Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's River cafe near Axminster (advisable to book) but make a day out and visit Lyme Regis or Mapperton House (where the Cary Mulligan/Far from the Madding crowd was filmed) on the way. Beaminster near Bridport has the lovely Brassica restaurant which has excellent food at good prices (advisable to book). The South West Coast Path can be started from Osmington Mills if wished or Ringstead. One swiftly mounts to the higher and more dramatic cliffs at Whitenothe and then on to Bat's Head, Durdle Door and Lulworth. As a cliff walk it is without equal, an absolute roller coaster that gets even better to the east of Lulworth Cove which is owned by the MOD. (Before heading east of Lulworth make sure that the Lulworth Gunnery Range is open to the public. It is safe to walk when the red flags are not flying - ie. most weekends). The horseshoe hollow of Worbarrow Bay is every bit as lovely as Lulworth, after which the Purbeck coast throws up one surprise after another. First, the gaunt crags of Gad Cliff; then Kimmeridge and its marine reserve, followed by the Norman chapel on St Aldhelm’s Head and the tide-washed terraces of Dancing Ledge. And finally, beyond Swanage, the procession of sculpted cliffs and towering chalk stacks known as Old Harry Rocks, marking the end of the Jurassic Coast. Ringstead Bay is 10 mins drive or 30 mins walk away with a little basic cafe and shop. (charges for parking). This also has a launch/beach for small sailing craft, kayaks, windsurfers and kite surfers. You can swim from Ringstead and the sea sometimes offers waves for surfers. For more surfing look to Kimmeridge. Most of the coast nearby offers beautiful swimming in its clean waters and the host can recommend advice on safety and areas which are more isolated. Weymouth Sands beach offers the Blue Flag clean and very safe lifeguarded bay where King George III bathed and along the front is Lawrence of Arabia's favourite bar. He would drive from his house, Clouds Hill at Moreton (NT property), and park his 998cc Brough Superior "Rolls Royce of motorcycles" outside the Royal Hotel. Weymouth has a very pretty Georgian frontage where one can walk along the promenade and appreciate a classic 'Punch and Judy' experience on a small scale. There are less crowded areas such as the Greenhill area near the Sealife Centre where children and adults can swim and play in the sand (just a little distance up from Weymouth Sands). It also has lifeguards and in the summer two swimming rafts. For teenage boys/girls there is a skatepark near the Sea Life Centre( charges). In Dorchester the skatepark if free. Sailing (including boat hire and lessons) is available at the Weymouth and Portland Sailing Academy which staged the 2012 Sailing Olympics. It is located along the road to Portland. Portland harbour is a favourite for windsurfers. Portland is an interesting area. Its charm is not instantly appreciated but in May and June the walk along the cliffs is lovely with its wild flowers, peregrine falcons and coastal views. In high winds at Portland Bill Lighthouse (open to the public) as the sea crashes against its famous stone cliffs one has an opportunity to behold the power of the sea and be given a guaranteed thrill. You can swim at Church Ope cove and a genuine pirates gravestone with its carved hourglass can be found on the walk down. The water in the cove has a unique cloudy turquoise blue colour due to the white stoned sea floor. The Chesil Beach which joins the mainland at Weymouth to the Isle of Portand is one of the geological wonders of the world. The enormous bank of pebble beach is worth the climb and again is exhilarating in high winds. It is majestic in its size and sweep and quite something to experience. Drive to the Portland Heights Hotel to see it from above and melt into the distance towards West bay and Lyme Regis. The Fleet which is a desolate lagoon runs along the coast behind the Chesil beach has another unique atmosphere. It leads to places such as Abbotsbury with its 14th century Chapel and Tithe Barn (largest in England), Swannery and Sub-Tropical gardens which are all places worth seeing, especially at Easter when the camellias and rhododendrons are out. Seeing the baby swans and eggs in the Spring is very exciting and fun for all ages. For fossil hunters and lovers of The French Lieutenant's Woman Lyme Regis makes for a lovely day out with its famous stone cobb and walk along its romantic undercliff. Chideock and Charmouth are the places to find fossils. Maiden Castle is an Iron Age Hill fort just outside Dorchester. See it for its size as it is the largest in Europe. Children of all ages enjoy climbing its enormous dips and hollows. Many people find Bovington Tank Museum interesting, exciting and useful on a wet day. It is not far away and just above Lulworth Cove. Finally, Craigs Dairy is a walk up the drive and across the main road from the Artist's Retreat where one can buy a takeaway cup of fresh coffee, fresh meat, milk, eggs and other food necessities. It also offers a tearoom, Farm Shop and their own dairy made ice-cream. For other shops there is a small Co-op and Spa in Preston down towards Weymouth (5 mins). An Asda near the harbour, a big Co-op near Littlemoor, a Morrisons in Weymouth on the Dorchester road and a Waitrose in Dorchester.
  • Fantastic retreat within walking distance of the sea! Beautiful area with endless walks and other things to do. We really enjoyed our stay and took Charlotte's advice to visit Smuggler's Inn, which offered great food and an impromptu pub quiz! Recommended!

    Vickie2020-03-04T00:00:00Z
  • A great location and perfect retreat. Facilities are excellent and we did plenty of our own cooking - the kitchen is really well stocked with everything you need and the fireplace makes it all very cosy. Charlotte was very responsive, welcomed us warmly and was really accommodating to our specific requests. Thanks for a great stay.

    Patrick2020-02-25T00:00:00Z
  • By far Charlotte’s place was one of the most beautiful spaces I have ever stayed in. A perfect haven away from the city rush, it has everything one needs with the addition of a lovely little wood burner to complete the cosiness. Recommend coming here by car because of the location as it’s happily tucked away but naturally this is a good idea as it makes visiting the local highlights more convenient when you do. Charlotte was very prompt with her communication and offers very good recommendations upon your arrival. Hope very much to return one day.

    Saskia2020-01-13T00:00:00Z
  • Great place, great location near the jurrasic coast. Great host

    Umer2019-12-09T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely, simple space which is spotlessly clean. A great base to explore the fantastic coastline of Dorset. Charlotte was very welcoming, and the woodburning stove very welcome. Would recommend.

    Scott2019-11-17T00:00:00Z
  • Charlotte's house was very nice and clean. It had a very cute mini fireplace which was super good for the cold November nights we stayed there, as the living room got warm very quickly. Charlotte was a very friendly host. She responded to our questions very quickly. We recommend her place.

    Melis2019-11-10T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely little place to stay. Well located. Cosy, clean and comfortable. The wood burning stove kept us warm in the living area, but the bedrooms are centrally heated and definitely warm enough even though it was pretty chilly outside. The kitchen is simple but we had everything we needed to cook. Charlotte was really helpful and friendly, particularly when we got a bit lost trying to find the place! Thanks for a lovely stay.

    Nina2019-11-01T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful cosy cottage with a lovely log burner and really stylish rooms. Charlotte provided lots of local tips and it was really well located. The cottage was super clean and perfect for what we were after :)

    Marilena2019-10-27T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Weymouth, England, United Kingdom

    East House is a Grade II listed home in the heart of the village of Piddletrentide in beautiful Dorset. The bustling county town of Dorchester is only 7 miles away and the seaside town of Weymouth is 16 miles away and just twenty minutes from the Jurassic coast and minutes from local pubs. There is free wi-fi access.
    It is a single bedroom with a wash and basin and built in wardrobe. There is a shared bathroom (bath,shower and wc)and additional toilet as well for guests.
    East House is close to several pubs and has a village shop. There are some lovely walks and a lot of people enjoy cycling in the area.
  • Superb house and wonderful hospitality. In fact so good have already booked a return stay next month

    Pam2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • I had a lovely stay everything was wonderful and I hope to stay again. What more can I say.

    Barbara2020-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • Brilliant. Lovely house, clean and tidy in a beautiful village.

    Auz2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic host! Warm and welcoming, highly recommended!

    John2020-02-29T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely relaxing and warm house in a pretty village. Just over the hill from the Cerne Abbas Giant. Kim was a super host and I would definitely stay here again.

    Robin2020-01-31T00:00:00Z
  • Kim’s cottage is a charming property. I received a warm welcome upon arrival and the room was very tidy and clean, the breakfast was also a treat with a selection of hot drinks, cereals and jams. I highly recommend Kim’s place for both short and long stays.

    Jack2020-01-30T00:00:00Z
  • Kim was great, very friendly and accepted my request at fairly short notice. The room and house are lovely. I’d definitely stay here again if in the area.

    Paul2020-01-23T00:00:00Z
  • Kim was fantastic. Very welcoming yet ensured I had plenty of privacy. The house is beautiful, and I had a room with access to the bathroom and her kitchen, which she had ensured was stocked with food and drink should I not have some myself. I had access to radiator controls in my room so I could set temperature to my liking,and she ensured I had extra blankets should I need as well. I couldn't recommend enough.

    Tom2019-12-30T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    1


    Bedrooms

    1

    Piddletrenthide, England, United Kingdom

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    This is a small brick built building set on a hill at Shortlake Farm just to the south of the village. It is built on the site of a WWII gun battery, and commands panoramic views over Weymouth & Portland, and out across the English Channel.It is located just off a quiet no-through-road, up a gravel track, and is surrounded by pasture. Apart from the outstanding views, the SW Coastpath is nearby for walks into Weymouth (3m) and Lulworth Cove (7m). Osmington village with The Sunray pub, and a couple of small shops, is about a 5 minutes walk away. The walk to Shortlake Farm's private beach takes just 5 minutes or so across the fields.The accommodation consists of a main living/ bedroom area, with table and chairs, double bed and wardrobes, TV with DVD, and the picture window!The front door enters into the kitchen, which has the usual essentials including a washing machine, fridge and combi oven.The bathroom with shower and toilet is located off the other end of the living area.Outside a small patio area with table and chairs overlooks Weymouth Bay, and continues beyond onto grassy fields.The pictures speak for themselves - 180 degree plus uninterrupted views over the surrounding sea and coastline. Around the property are fields belonging to the farm where we graze sheep and occasionally cattle.Pets welcome, borrow a dog, Farm Shop, no smoking, conservatory.
    This is a small brick built building set on a hill at Shortlake Farm just to the south of the village. It is built on the site of a WWII gun battery, and commands panoramic views over Weymouth & Portland, and out across the English Channel.It is located just off a quiet no-through-road, up a gravel track, and is surrounded by pasture. Apart from the outstanding views, the SW Coastpath is nearby for walks into Weymouth (3m) and Lulworth Cove (7m). Osmington village with The Sunray pub, and a couple of small shops, is about a 5 minutes walk away. The walk to Shortlake Farm's private beach takes just 5 minutes or so across the fields.The accommodation consists of a main living/ bedroom area, with table and chairs, double bed and wardrobes, TV with DVD, and the picture window!The front door enters into the kitchen, which has the usual essentials including a washing machine, fridge and combi oven.The bathroom with shower and toilet is located off the other end of the living area.Outside a small patio area with table and chairs overlooks Weymouth Bay, and continues beyond onto grassy fields.The pictures speak for themselves - 180 degree plus uninterrupted views over the surrounding sea and coastline. Around the property are fields belonging to the farm where we graze sheep and occasionally cattle.Pets welcome, borrow a dog, Farm Shop, no smoking, conservatory.
    Only property at the end of farm track
  • Great little spot with great views! Perfect for a short break :-)

    james2020-03-15T00:00:00Z
  • Had the most relaxing and tranquil getaway. Was really secluded and the views were amazing. Beautiful wood burner which was lovely and cosy, and the bed was very comfy. The hot tub was so relaxing after a long walk. Overall exceeded our expectations. Didn't want to go home!

    Alicia2020-03-12T00:00:00Z
  • An ideal location for a perfect getaway with incredible views and beautiful walks. The dogs enjoyed it as much as we did! The hot tub overlooking the bay was definitely a highlight. Despite a few minor issues with the accommodation we had the most wonderful relaxing stay. The fireplace was perfect for the rainy nights and it was a very thoughtful touch to provide enough wood for our two-night stay. We would definitely return and would recommend a stay in this lovely place.

    Annie2020-03-05T00:00:00Z
  • This Old Lookout is a very special place. We only stayed one night but Peter still put the spa on for us. And the star-gazing was amazing!

    Tanya2020-02-21T00:00:00Z
  • Absolutely stunning home with a spectacular location. Could not recommend more. Can’t wait to stay again. The hot tub is an extra great touch

    Jess2020-02-06T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful place with the most wonderful view. Very close to the South West coastal path, comfortable and clean with a fantastic hot tub to relax in at the end of the day. Thank you for a lovely stay.

    Anna2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    3

    Dorset, United Kingdom

    Shepherd's cottage is a delightfully cosy annexe with it's own private entrance and own cottage garden. Tucked away on a no through road, that leads directly onto a bridleway and footpaths, Shepherd's cottage makes an ideal place to stay for those who simply want to get away from it all. Both dogs and horses are welcome - with a choice of fields to keep your horse in (please note the additional charge of £20 per night for horses).
    The annexe is located in the hamlet of Henley, which is part of Buckland Newton. The local pub (The Gaggle of Geese) is an excellent pub in walking distance (10-15 minutes approx) and the local shop is a similar distance away. From just outside the property you can walk up onto the hills and over to Cerne Abbas- renowned for the Cerne Giant. Cerne Abbas is about an hour and a half's walk and has several superb pubs and a wonderful tea room that are perfect for refreshing you after a good long walk. Alternatively a walk over to 'Plush' is another great walking destination with 'The Brace Of Pheasants' -Dorset Dining Pub of the year 2017.
  • Perfectly situated for some country walks - a really cosy cottage, with some lovely touches. Really comfortable and good tips for the local area as well.

    Katie2020-03-16T00:00:00Z
  • We adored our stay, the cottage is just so cute. Set in a stunning location with gorgeous views it is the perfect get away to really relax and recharge. The log burner and roll top bath we're just fabulous and the bed was super comfy. Thank you xx

    Carinna (Queenie)2020-03-15T00:00:00Z
  • David and Maria were so hospitable! Accommodating us at such short notice too. What a stunning place! Immaculate, incredibly comfortable, warm and cozy! We went for a walk and it was such a beautiful area! Fresh air, birds singing, wildlife aplenty. Our dogs absolutely loved it all especially the wood burner. We went around admiring all the craftsmanship all over the house, it’s all beautiful. All the amenities you need for a perfect getaway! Hopefully we can return very soon!

    Cassandra2020-03-04T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely hosts, accommodated us on short notice. Perfect for a little escape and some lovely dog walks. The local pub was great and all of the locals were very welcoming. If you need a break or some time away from your phone to get some fresh air in a super cute cottage, this is exactly where to go!

    Daisy2020-02-22T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing place with a charm to it. Great communication. Definitely will be back there for a longer stay. Cottage is tucked away, very calm and quiet. Loved fireplace area and big bath that adds even more charm to this place.

    Yvona2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • Beautifully decorated and cosy cottage. Incredibly warm, with a wood burner that truly works & gorgeous bath. Lovely hosts who were quick to respond & very helpful.

    Samantha2020-02-11T00:00:00Z
  • A perfect little getaway.

    Ramy2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • Thank you for a lovely stay, it was perfect for us

    Ian2020-01-26T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Henley, England, United Kingdom

    This well-presented cottage offers the perfect base for a family getaway or gathering and those looking to explore the area which is steeped in history, with numerous picturesque villages nearby and beautiful countryside. It comes with four bedrooms; a generous king-size bedroom with floor to ceiling windows which showcase the glorious, far reaching rural views; a pretty second king-size room; a twin bedroom with bunk beds suitable for children only; and a dual aspect single bedroom. Look forward to spending your evenings within the contemporary-styled, open-plan kitchen and dining room with glazed bi-fold doors which can be opened fully to extend the space on to the impressive decked garden terrace and surrounding garden. The cosy sitting room has a wood burning stove and a television. There is a family bathroom and a second shower room. The double aspect kitchen is well equipped with a range style cooker, dishwasher and fridge/freezer and a separate utility room with a washing machine and tumble dryer. Additional Information Two well behaved dogs welcome (small additional charge). Stair gate, high chair and travel cot available on request. *Please note that internet access is offered at this property for recreational purposes only and is not meant for business use or streaming. Speed/service may vary depending on the package obtained by the owner which is provided to guests free of charge. Should guests experience difficulties or loss of use, neither the owner nor Dorset Hideaways will be held responsible. Ground Floor: Sitting room Double aspect with a wood burning stove, television and seating for up to seven guests. Kitchen, dining and day room Fully equipped open-plan kitchen with range style cooker, fridge/freezer and dishwasher, dining table and seating for up to seven guests, day room with bi-fold doors to the garden. Utility room With washing machine and tumble dryer. Cloakroom With wash basin and WC. First Floor: Bedroom one With a king-size bed and full height glazed windows. Bedroom two Double aspect with a king-size bed. Bedroom three Bunk beds with full sized three foot mattresses. Bedroom four Double aspect with a single bed. Bathroom With bath, wash basin and WC. Shower room With shower cubicle, wash basin and WC. Outside: Extensive open lawned garden with trees, bushes and shrubs, a large decked terrace with outdoor furniture and separate picnic bench and garden bench, plus tree hammocks. On-site parking for up to three cars on the gravelled car park area plus one additional space at the other side of the cottage. The bottom corner of the garden is fenced-off, please supervise children and ensure they do not enter this area.
  • Such a fantastic family cottage to stay in . We had a fabulous time. The location is in the country so peaceful but not far from the main roads. It really was home from home with the homely touches and very child friendly. It was just perfect. We would definitely stay again

    Emma2020-02-10T00:00:00Z
  • We have just spent four days at Oak Tree Cottage over the Christmas holiday and it was idyllic. The cottage has been renovated and decorated beautifully, the stylish and comfortable furnishings including super comfy beds with lovely bed linen. The cottage is perfectly equipped for a family break and the large kitchen diner great for entertaining. The lounge with it's log fire is somewhere cosy to relax in the evenings. Thank you so much for the very thoughtful touches of the Christmas tree and hamper - very kind. We had a wonderful stay - would highly recommend. The surrounding areas are so picturesque - would be good to come back and explore when the weather is kinder!

    Kerry2019-12-27T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful place to stay although a little difficult to find!

    Alex2019-09-30T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing place with fantastic views, it will not disappoint

    David2019-08-23T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely getaway, surrounded by nature. The peace and quiet makes it a perfect place to sit back and relax! The house itself is great, has everything you need (cutlery, plates, dishes etc) and the washing machine and dishwasher is brilliant to have too. Rooms were nice and cosy (lovely soft pillows!) and the open area to the garden was just beautiful. Overall, a lovely, enjoyable stay!

    Khalid2019-08-04T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    7


    Bedrooms

    4

    Dorchester, Batcombe, United Kingdom

    Modern double bed studio with bath/shower room and open plan kitchen/lounge. Beautiful seaviews over the fleet and jurassic coast. Only 2 miles from Weymouth beach and a few strides from the south west coastal footpath. We are in walking distance of 5 public houses and restaurants and have ample parking. If your here for the breathtaking seaview walks or the attractions that weymouth has to offer you have found the right place.
    Full equipped apartment, with newly refurbished bathroom with bath/shower. Double bed. Open plan living and kitchen area. TV, DVD player, Wii game console, board games and books.
    Friendly peaceful within walking distance to all amenities.
  • Great place good aménités comfortable and good value

    Bob2020-03-26T00:00:00Z
  • A cosy, comfortable and quiet attic apartment with a great view of Chesil Beach and the Fleet.

    James2020-03-11T00:00:00Z
  • A very nice, clean place. It has everything we need and we had a comfortable stay. We particularly like the well-equipped kitchen, and there‘s a supermarket within 5mins away. Would recommend to others who are here to travel around west Dorset.

    Edwina2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • Great location for exploring the local area. Very cosy, beautiful views, hugely welcoming. Incredible value for money too. Would definitely recommend!

    Rhiannon2020-03-07T00:00:00Z
  • The annex is in a stunning location with beautiful views. I could sit looking out to sea all day. It was very homely and we loved our stay.

    Lynne2020-02-27T00:00:00Z
  • A lovely converted attic, cosy comfortable and well appointed. We will return soon.

    James2020-02-22T00:00:00Z
  • A lovely, cosy attic conversion in a quiet part of Chickerell. Well appointed, clean and comfortable. Very helpful and welcoming hosts.

    James2020-02-04T00:00:00Z
  • We had an absolutely amazing stay at Nicky’s lovely little apartment! Extremely clean with everything you need for a short stay. Nicky even left a card and bubbly for me as it was my birthday which was much appreciated. Very close proximity to the South West coastal path, a stunning part of the world. Would highly recommend.

    Rosie2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Loft


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Chickerell, England, United Kingdom

    This a one bedroom self contained holiday apartment.It has a lounge that sleeps two and a double bedroom with an en suit .We allow dogs for a small fee of £8 per night. We are in a quite location but with all amenities nearby. We can provide a travel cot if needed. The beach , walks and Jurassic coast are on the door step. We are keen to make your stay an experience so you will want to come again. Your privacy is important to us but we will be on hand for any questions or needs you may have.
    The apartment feels spacious and the beds in the lounge can make an L shaped sitting area for those who have 4 guests staying. W have Netflix , sky and WI-FI available free to all. You also have your own front door
    The neighbourhood is very quite and very near to the beach, cafe's and walks.
  • Amazing place rely close to everything Amazing host very good experience

    Eirini2020-03-15T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely flat. Clean & quiet. Close to everything. I will be booking again.

    Caroline2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely and spacious guesthouse and very friendly host.

    Chris2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect location x x Very accessible

    Maria2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Dog friendly - very welcoming and friendly hosts :)

    Sarah2020-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • Susan’s apartment is clean, compact and cosy...especially during a storm and the bed is super comfy. She is a warm-hearted, welcoming host, providing thoughtful extras including bread, cheese milk and flowers. I hope to stay again in the future.

    Karen2020-02-13T00:00:00Z
  • The most gorgeous, homely space. Really impressed with how clean it was, as well as the soft white bedding and such amazing personal touches like bread, cereal, orange juice, milk, jams, water, shower gel, shampoo and conditioner. It was lovely xxx

    Alisha2020-01-26T00:00:00Z
  • Susan is a very warm and welcoming host! We felt very much at home. Thank you for the friendly conversation as well!

    Maureen2020-01-17T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guest suite


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dorset, England, United Kingdom

    Self contained, self catering studio annex based in the county town of Dorchester. The towns amenities are all within short walking distance, including the new 'Brewery Square' development. Great base to explore Dorset's fabulous coast, countryside and walk in the footsteps of Thomas Hardy's Casterbridge. Motorbike friendly, high chair & travel cot available. Complimentary tea and coffee. Netflix TV.
    The annex is situated in our garden but is separate from the house with it's own front door, so you will have privacy and the ability to come and go as you please. The annex is a prefect place for 2 adults to relax but there is also space to put up a travel cot (which we can supply). We can also supply a highchair. Patio doors lead to a private decking area with table and chairs. There are also steps leading down to our established south facing garden which guests are welcome to use. Guests are welcome to view and go inside our World War 2 concrete air raid bunker which can be found in the back garden. The annex is equipped with everything you should need for a relaxing stay. The annex is equipped with a fully functional kitchen with an integrated fridge freezer, combination microwave oven and 2 ring electric hob. There is also a separate shower room. If you need use of a washing machine/tumble drier, we would be happy for you to use ours. The annex has central heating which is linked to our house, but there is also an electric fire. We have a friendly cat named Polly who you may see around the garden!
    Quiet location, found in central Dorchester in a tree lined Avenue. Close enough to central Dorchester but also close enough to beautiful walks and cycle routes.
  • Was lovely and homey, would stay again

    Chloe2020-03-15T00:00:00Z
  • Great place to stay in Dorchester. Lovely and clean. off road parking. Very helpful and friendly hosts. Lovely place to visit.

    Philip2020-03-12T00:00:00Z
  • I stayed here for a weekend with my wife and 9 month old baby and it was perfect for us. Darren & Wing had thought of everything and were so friendly and welcoming. We could tell they really care and appreciate the people who stay. Check in and check out was a breeze, they were there for both but had already advised us of what to do if they weren't. The place was lovely, absolutely immaculate and looked to have been decorated recently. Highchair and travel cot were available on request which was a nice touch! Everything we could have needed was available in the kitchen, with instructions available for the appliances if required. If you don't want to cook then you don't have to worry, as they had put together a guide of places to dine locally, whether it's eat out or takeaway. The location is ideal, about a 10 minute walk from Brewery Square where there's loads of places to eat and about 1 mile from Tesco. All in all had everything we needed so will definitely stay here again next time we are in the area.

    Callum2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • This is a great airb&b, made our Dorchester trip lovely.

    Gillian2020-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely place to stay, very cozy, wonderful hosts, highly recommended :-)

    Jay2020-02-05T00:00:00Z
  • A wonderful place to stay - not far from town centre and with great amenities.

    Neil2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • Small but well-equipped and comfortable. Great for short stays and as a base for exploring west Dorset.

    Mark2020-01-22T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely little annex Everything there you will need. Plus nice little touches , toasty warm , five minute walk to town and train station . Would use again

    Des2020-01-14T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guesthouse


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    0

    Dorchester, United Kingdom

    Airy first floor double room in relaxed household. Coffee and tea making facilities available in room. Our home with lovely walled garden is nearly 300 years old and backs onto a park. Easy walking to town centre (5 mins) and to trains and buses ( 15 mins). Please note there is no parking at the house, but some free street parking and municipal carparks nearby. The sofabed is a narrow double - OK for two children or one adult. Shared bathroom and use of sauna included.
    We've worked hard to make this rambling old house into a welcoming family home, with a huge farmhouse style kitchen at its heart and filled with curios from our travels. You can cosy up in front of a log burner in the winter, or enjoy a sauna during your stay, on request. We are vegetarians and keen walkers, happy to recommend local eateries, great Dorset countryside and coastal walks or beaches.
    Fordington has a real village feel - old houses, church, corner shop and fish and chip shop around a village green with pretty trees- yet we can walk into town in 5 minutes! Dorchester is a lively county town within easy reach of stunning Dorset countryside and beautiful beaches.
  • A lovely house and a very nice room in a very interesting and quiet location. A particularly comfortable bed. The breakfast was delicious and great for vegans!

    David2020-03-27T00:00:00Z
  • Very nice spacious room, with (effectively) private bathroom in part of the house separate from the hosts.

    Jonathan2020-03-15T00:00:00Z
  • It's really an amazing place. Very clean and beautiful room with kind host. Highly recommended to have a try if you are around Dorchester!

    Lei2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • A wonderful place! I had a great stay!

    Lucy2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • This is a charming home full of character, as are the hosts. We strongly recommend it and wouldn't hesitate to stay again. A delight.

    Andy2020-02-18T00:00:00Z
  • This is a lovely relaxing and comfortable place to stay right near the centre of Dorchester.

    Jan2020-01-20T00:00:00Z
  • Warm hospitality and a comfortable nights sleep

    Simon2019-12-10T00:00:00Z
  • We enjoyed very much our stay in Barbara’s and Jem’s house. Jem and his mother warmly welcomed us. The room and bathroom were both cosy and beautifully decorated. There were such nice details. They provided us with a lovely breakfast in the morning. We’d love to stop by if we had the chance to visit Dorchester again!

    Burcu2019-12-03T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dorchester, Dorset, United Kingdom

    Anglebury A perfect cottage for the smaller family, Anglebury sleeps three with one double and one single bedroom. It has a modern style of furnishing with tiled floors throughout, yet maintains all the character of a cottage. The cottage is situated on the ground floor with Wellbridge cottage above. The large windows in the L-shaped living area give it a very light and spacious feel. The kitchen area is well equipped and offers everything that you would need in a holiday cottage. There is a large dining table and plenty of seating around the television, DVD player and contemporary electric fire. The double bedroom with views over the courtyard has a flat screen TV and the second bedroom can be used as a single or home for a cot. The bathroom has a shower over the bath, handwash basin, w/c and is tiled throughout. The cottage overlooks the courtyard and as such doesn’t have direct access to a garden but guests are more than welcome to use the communal gardens around the site. Village notices A cot can be provided. Please note it will not fit in the double bedroom. Dogs are welcome to stay in Anglebury. Change over day is Saturday for 7 night peak season bookings. Graded 4* by Visit England.
    Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    2

    Dorchester, United Kingdom

    Welcome to the Weatherbury, a well appointed Free House with a cosy, friendly atmosphere. Offering Bed and Breakfast accommodation with recently refurbished ensuite rooms in Weymouth.
    A Single en-suite with a single bed. Flat screen TV Tea and Coffee making facilities. Ironing and laundry facilities available on request. WIFI available
    The following attractions are mostly within walking distance or just a short bus ride away: Greenhill Gardens Nothe Forte Lodmoorpark- Sealife Centre Sealife Tower Bowleaze Cove Portland Bill Sea Fishing, Kayaking and Diving Trips
    Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Hotel


    Accommodates

    1


    Bedrooms

    1

    Weymouth, Dorset, United Kingdom

    This property is a beautifully converted garage. It is detached at the front of the property and you have complete privacy. You can park your car directly in front of the tree where there is an outside seating area for your use only. It is a very quiet village and at night if you switch all the lights off and it is a clear night you can see the Milky Way. If you are staying with us for a special occasion: birthday, anniversary , etc. Let me know and I will try to make your stay special.
    Bed sitting room with kitchenette with oven grill microwave, induction hob (not to be used if you are fitted with a pacemaker). All equipment that you would need. There is a tv which can be twisted round so that you can watch tv in bed. You can also access Netflix. Shower room with toilet and sink.
    Sydling St Nicholas is located within Dorset’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. In the centre of the village is The Greyhound Pub and is a lovely place to eat and drink. About 2 miles away is the village of Cerne Abbas with its famous Cerne giant. Around 30 mins away is the seaside town of Weymouth. It has a great sandy beach. There are very many beautiful walks in and around the area. Within an hour you have the the famous Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove.
  • This was our second stay at Waterside, and it just gets better each time. Nicola is a fantastic, thoughtful host, who made our break very individual and comfortable. The village is beautiful and the local pub very welcoming. We look forward to returning very soon.

    Michele2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • My wife and I really enjoyed our stay. The place was lovely, well equipped and cozy with some great walks close by, perfect for a quiet getaway. The coffee, tea and croissants were a pleasant touch as was the spinning telly! We look forward to visiting again. Cannot recommend enough. Thanks!

    Anthony2020-01-02T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful stay with sparkly clean apartment. Nicola was a wonderful host and was available at all times. Our only regret is that we did not stay longer

    Waqas2019-10-27T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely place to stay, great location, fab host. Would happily stay again.

    David2019-09-08T00:00:00Z
  • My husband and I had a very enjoyable stay. We could not believe how spacious and stylish the accommodation is, with so much attention to detail. A definite 5 stars!

    Lynette2019-09-02T00:00:00Z
  • The property itself was lovely, very clean and has everything you will need, being in a small village it is quite and peaceful, the village pub is definitely worth a visit. Our hosts were happy to answer any of our questions. I had mentioned we were taking the trip for my girlfriends birthday, only for us to arrive with a birthday card and a cake awaiting us, very thoughtful and a nice touch. Would definitely recommend.

    Carl2019-08-31T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic experience, very clean. The perfect English countryside location but an easy drive to local attractions. Greyhound Inn Restaurant was superb!

    Mary Evelyn2019-08-29T00:00:00Z
  • Great place. Very clean, new and convenient for a couple. Well placed in nice village. And Nicola is fab throughout as host

    Jean-Guillaume2019-08-26T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guest suite


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    0

    Sydling Saint Nicholas, England, United Kingdom

    On the ground floor there is a well-appointed sitting room and a light filled dining conservatory with picturesque views across the valley. The kitchen is small in size but very well equipped, there is also a wet room with shower and WC. Upstairs in the cosy eaves is a low-level double bed (plus en-suite cloakroom), or if you prefer not to climb stairs (which are steep and may not be suitable for people with limited mobility), there is a comfortable double sofa bed downstairs. The private terrace is the perfect place for an al fresco meal whilst enjoying the wonderful valley views. There are excellent walks and cycle paths from the door of the cottage, and the South Dorset Ridgeway Path runs across the ridge a mile above the cottage. Ground Floor: Sitting room With sofa (which converts to a sofa bed), television and DVD player. Dining room/conservatory With dining table and wicker sofa and chairs. Kitchen With oven and double induction hob, microwave, Nespresso coffee machine, fridge and washing machine. Shower room Wet room with electric shower, wash basin and WC. First Floor: Bedroom With low level double bed. En-suite cloakroom With wash basin and WC. Outside: Garden with views over the 13th century church and picturesque valley. Paved area with garden furniture and parasol. Parking for one car. Additional Information: Sorry, no pets. Please note that internet access is offered at this property for recreational purposes only and is not meant for business use or streaming. Speed/service may vary depending on the package obtained by the owner which is provided to guests free of charge. Should guests experience difficulties or loss of use, neither the owner nor Dorset Hideaways will be held responsible.
    Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Weymouth, Upwey, United Kingdom

    The home offers female only guests a safe, secure and comfortable place to rest their head while visiting Dorset. The bathroom and toilet facilities are downstairs. Porridge is available otherwise Wetherspoons, Taste or Reloved in Dorchester provide a range of breakfast meals. There’s a yummy cafe and health food shop up the road near Godmanstone. The service is as outstanding as the food and drink. Access to Yeovil, Weymouth and Sherborne is straight forward. The X11 bus runs M-F only.
    It’s a cosy home surrounded by livestock at the front and back of the house. The bedroom is light and spacious with a rail for hanging towels, a door hooks for jackets. The bed is comfy and the shower is powerful. My cats like to make guests feel welcome and will demand fuss and company. It’s part of their charm! There’s a few doorstops dotted around to prevent cat plucking. Whilst I try and keep a spotless house I cannot always promise you won’t find cat hair in places.
    The community is friendly and welcoming.
  • A home away from home - I really enjoyed my stay here, Suzy-Anna is very welcoming and her adorable animals are a delight. The village is peaceful, with a good local pub, and there are wonderful views from the room, which is comfortable and cosy. Will definitely stay here again!

    Catherine2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • If you enjoy being welcomed and surrounded by furry hosts, you’re in for a treat. I was made really welcome in Suzy-Anna’s lovely home and introduced to an adorable Corgi and the fluffiest catsI’ve ever met. The joy of those guys aside, it’s just a lovely house, with such a nice feel to it. Suzy-Anna couldn’t do enough for me and a weekend away from home in the midst of a storm was made not only bearable but a real treat. 5 stars are not enough. Thank you

    Nick2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • The house is located in peaceful area and is very clean and cosy. Suzy is very kind. She has friendly one dog and three cats.

    Naoko2019-10-27T00:00:00Z
  • Suzy-Anna is a great hostess and very accommodating.

    Bill2019-10-13T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely location, very peaceful, immaculate room, extremely friendly host. Sadly short stay prior to IronMan, gorgeous family pets. Thanks for being a supper host.

    Lowri2019-09-22T00:00:00Z
  • Suzy-Anna is an excellent host. Welcoming and friendly. Comfy room and very clean house. Recommended

    Tich2019-09-15T00:00:00Z
  • Suzy-Anna’s place is located in a lovely village moments from Dorchester. It is absolutely spotless and very welcoming, with a lovely guest bedroom to stay in with really relaxing decor. A top pub is a short walk away and there is absolute joy of being around her gorgeous pets. It felt like being in a home and not a short stay.

    Zehra2019-08-31T00:00:00Z
  • Suzy-Anna's hospitality and the house were beyond my expectations. Suzy-Anna is very warm and welcoming person and went extra mile to make me feel looked after. She's made sure all my needs are met including making me a special leaf tea and giving me a very helpful advice about places to visit locally. The house is stylishly decorated and perfectly clean even though Suzy-Anna has a dog and cats. They are adorable and a great company! The room is spacious with amazing view to a green field and the bed is super comfortable. I would definitely recommend this place! Thank you Suzy-Anna!

    Diana2019-08-25T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    1


    Bedrooms

    1

    Charminster, England, United Kingdom

    Although recently built, this building actually seems older than the farmhouse it's next to. With oak beamed roof trusses and stone walls inside and out there is a sense of permanence about this place. Shortlake Cottage is located just off a quiet no-through-road and looks out over fields to the coast beyond. As well as the views, the SW Coastpath is nearby for walks into Weymouth (3m) and Lulworth Cove (7m). Osmington village with The Sly Fox pub, and a couple of small shops, is about a 5 minutes walk away. The walk to Shortlake Farm's private beach takes just 10 minutes or so across the fields.
    Although recently built, this building actually seems older than the farmhouse it's next to. With oak beamed roof trusses and stone walls inside and out there is a sense of permanence about this place. Shortlake Cottage is located just off a quiet no-through-road and looks out over fields to the coast beyond. As well as the views, the SW Coastpath is nearby for walks into Weymouth (3m) and Lulworth Cove (7m). Osmington village with The Sly Fox pub, and a couple of small shops, is about a 5 minutes walk away. The walk to Shortlake Farm's private beach takes just 10 minutes or so across the fields.
    The anexe is situated on farm track off a no through road, there is access to the beach.
  • Beautiful location with stunning views. Cottage is clean, spacious and has a grand feel. Had a fantastic time, will definitely stay again.

    Matthew2020-03-27T00:00:00Z
  • Great holiday, the place was wonderful and very comfortable. Best of all was the location and closeness to main attractions.

    David2020-03-19T00:00:00Z
  • Stellar property in an incredible location.

    Mike2020-03-14T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful place. Very quiet and close to the sea. Perfect place for relaxing break. Supermarket 5minutes drive and 20minutes from Durdle Door. Warm place even in cold days. Nice kitchen, rooms and lounge.

    Paula2020-03-05T00:00:00Z
  • Shortlake Cottage was absolutely delightful, simply and stylish with lovely features and gorgeous views from the upstairs family room. We stayed here with our 3 year old and 3 month old and had everything we needed to feel happy and at home for a few days. We walked down to the beach which was about 20 minutes (maybe a bit more coming back up!) The beach was deserted except for us and really gorgeous. The cottage is ideally located for sights such as Durdle Door, Lulworth Cove, etc as well as towns Weymouth and Dorchester being easy drives away. Peter was easy to get in touch with and very helpful on the couple of occasions we needed him too, I would recommend both the cottage and Peter himself as a host. We ate in most nights in the well equipped kitchen but enjoyed a fantastic meal at the nearby Smugglers Inn on our last night which we would recommend also. ****** LOVED IT! 😊

    Alice2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • The photos don't do the space and location justice - in a great way! Plenty of room and so close to the bay. The view from the upstairs is brilliant and you can see the bay and over to Portland. We stayed as a couple with our dog, but if you are with another couple then the space and layout would be ideal, ensuring you have privacy as well as a great place to enjoy. Location is excellent for Weymouth, we also went to Swanage whilst there. Would strongly recommend Peters cottage if you are looking for a base to explore the area.

    NIall2020-02-15T00:00:00Z
  • This place is gorgeous, the location is fantastic and it was great value for money. It made for a perfect weekend in the area.

    Jordan2020-01-26T00:00:00Z
  • All good and clean.

    Mick2020-01-24T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    5


    Bedrooms

    2

    Weymouth, United Kingdom

    A beautiful new studio in the Dorset countryside with stunning views, a private entrance and a private terrace to relax on. The studio is equipped with an ensuite bathroom and a new kitchenette for your use only. Located opposite the awards winning pub "Thimble Inn" in a friendly village in the scenic Piddle Valley. It is a perfect central location to explore Dorset, with many attractions nearby, only 10min drive to the Cerne Abbas giant or Dorchester and 25min to the Jurassic Coast.
    The studio is located at the back garden above the garage at the top of the drive. It offers beautiful views, privacy and cosiness. Our splendid reviews reflect the beauty and simplicity of our space. It is spacious yet compact, having all you need for up to 2 people, a comfortable large bed, a dinning / kichen area with a table and chairs, dressing space with a chest of drawers, a coat rail for your clothes and a compact bathroom with the shower. Outside you can use the private tarace with a table and chairs to enjoy your morning coffee or an evening drink. For your use is a selection of teas and coffee, with some fresh milk in the fridge. Good WiFi signal may allow you to work remotely or enjoy the Internet through your own devices. You can park your car at the bottom of the drive in the lay bay, just opposite the pub "Thimble Inn" or use the pub car park as the landlords allows our guests to use it. You can explore the beauty of the valley with many peaceful walks around, chill out on a tarrace or visit many local attractions which are often less then 30min drive away. Welcome to Dorset! Welcome to the Studio! ♥️
    The studio is located in Piddlehinton - a pretty award winning village twinned with Longville - France. Opposite the studio is a highly recommended and friendly pub - Thimble Inn with a large gargen. The village offers many peaceful walks longer or shorter, including a large Milenium Green with the access to the river and the wild life. Further away are many Dorset attractions, including Cern Abbas Giant and the St. Augustine wishing well, only 8 min away, a county town of Dorchester 10 min away or the Jurassic Coast, 30-40 min away.
  • The studio is a spacious, bright and comfortable space set within the lovely Dorset countryside.

    Flora2020-04-03T00:00:00Z
  • Magdalena is a fantastic host and the place itself is wonderfully situated and very cozy and private. We had a cracking time and would definitely come again! Thanks so much!

    Louis2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • I recommend Magdalena's studio flat. it is very clean, comfortable and has beautiful views

    New2020-01-01T00:00:00Z
  • We choose Magdalenas loft as it was local to our friends who we'd come to see. It's a beautiful self contained space enough for our needs. Spotlessly clean. A very easy to find location from main roads,using sat nav. Very pretty village with and excellent pub opposite with good food. Very good communication too from Magdalena for either questions ask or info for us. Thoroughly recommend.

    Kay2019-10-29T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful, peaceful studio, exactly as described. It is in a very pretty quiet rural village which has lovely walks by the river. The pub opposite means that you can nip out for a drink or meal. and the views from the studio and balcony are great. It is cosy but big enough for 2 people to sleep, cook and eat comfortably. The bed is really large and everywhere is immaculately clean. Magdalena was a lovely host providing us with local info during our stay and was extremely friendly when we met her.

    Louise2019-09-22T00:00:00Z
  • Magdalena's place was perfect for the local guitar building course I was on (crimson guitars). A ten minute walk across two fields and I was at the venue. The studio was big, recently built, warm and clean. The cooking facilities allowed me to order a Waitrose delivery for the week and not spend a load of money in the local gastro pub. Saying that the pub is really nice, very popular and very close to the studio. Magdalena couldn't have been nicer or more outgoing. I felt very welcome and would gladly recommend her place to anyone. Matt

    Matt2019-09-15T00:00:00Z
  • This is charming little flat which is well placed in quiet countryside yet opposite an outstanding country pub in a lovely village. Magdelana was an ideal and attentive host.

    Robert2019-09-08T00:00:00Z
  • Delightful studio located at a very charming village. Across the road from an excellent pub/restaurant. A close drive from Dorchester, you can enjoy a quiet rural landscape and relax easily in this place.

    Renato2019-08-23T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Loft


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    0

    Piddlehinton, England, United Kingdom

    We are really excited about our new conversion. It's a lovely, light yet cosy open space with a well equipped kitchen, modern bathroom and a cool sleeping platform/mezzanine. Piddlehinton is a wonderful village, just 20 mins from the Jurassic Coast and 10 mins from Dorchester, in the renowned Piddle Valley, with the most beautiful walks, views and an award winning local pub. We're right next door if you need anything, but if you prefer your privacy, you are completely self contained.
    This modern, airy, self contained living space has been lovingly converted by us, and we are proud to have had the help of our many wonderful local tradesmen and artisans! There is a a comfortable double bed upstairs on the mezzanine, with divan drawers for storage and space for luggage, whilst downstairs there is additional provision for a further 2 guests, if necessary, on our lovely new sofa bed. All linen is provided, including towels. Two wall heaters are plenty to keep you toasty, but if you want to get down and rustic, there is a brand new, fully tested and Co2 alarmed wood burner called Lydia! Hot water on tap... The modern bathroom has a great, Mira electric shower, a heated towel rail and has a “dressing room” off it, with hanging space, ironing board, drippy and a washing machine. The fully equipped kitchen comes complete with a dishwasher, cooker/hob, kettle, toaster and microwave as well as a small fridge freezer. If you need more freezer space, we have a chest freezer in our garage that you are more than welcome to use. All the basic kitchen bits and bobs, such as crockery, china, saucepans are provided for your use, but if you wish to be away from the kitchen, and prefer to eat out, there are so many good places to eat nearby, you'll be spoilt for choice! You have your own entrance, via a side gate, with a covered porch which provides a boot rack for the walkers amongst you, and this also leads to your own private outside garden area. A small sun trap – perfect for an early morning cup of coffee, or an evening cocktail! It provides a small table, chairs and a chiminea.
    What can we say about Piddlehinton? It is truly a special village. friendly and beautifully Dorset. It has been our family home for 10 happy years. There are many things to do around the area - lovely walks, the most amazing pub and the County Town of Dorchester is only a ten minute drive away. Thomas Hardy's sister was the local school mistress here, so Hardy was a regular visitor to the village and school house. The village is steeped in history. There are lots of things going on in this vibrant community- a thriving village hall with regular activities and which can be hired out. It also boasts a beautiful 12th Century Church. The fabulous Thimble pub is 70 yards from the Yorkshireman (I know I've walked it more than once!) serving delicious food and a decent range of wine, beer and ciders The Millennium Green is a short stroll away and is a delightful place for children and families to enjoy by the banks of the River Piddle. There are many local footpaths to explore. Puddletown forest and Thorncombe Woods are 10 minutes drive away.  A little further afield, there are the popular resorts of Lyme Regis and the bustling, artisan Bridport. We have many varied beaches near us, ranging from quiet, undisturbed beaches such as Ringstead (14 miles), to the National Trust beauty of Studland ( 27 miles) with fun, family friendly Weymouth (14 miles) and the world famous Lulworth Cove in between! There really is a beach for everyone in Dorset, and we are no further than 1/2 hour from the very best of them!
  • The Yorkshireman is a lovely apartment that has all the necessary amenities for a break away, situated in a pretty Dorset village. Claire is a great host and very helpful. We had an enjoyable stay there and would recommend it.

    Simon2020-03-27T00:00:00Z
  • We had a brilliant long weekend in this beautiful part of Dorset - Claire's place was perfect for what we were after; a quiet, outdoorsy weekend of coastal ramblings, pubs, a glass of red or two by the log burner and even fish & chips in the sun...unexpected for early March! The Yorkshireman is beautifully set-up for a couple's getaway - we ate out one night and cooked in the second as it's very equipped and we wanted a cosy night in. Although we didn't meet Claire in person, all communication was great and we felt very at home - and undisturbed! A perfect balance! Thank you for a great stay.

    Laetitia2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • The Yorkshireman was a fantastic place to stay, highly recommended. Very comfortable and really we could not think of anything that was missing. It lived up to to previous reviews and description. Very happy we hope to return at some point!

    Daniel2020-02-25T00:00:00Z
  • This place is really nice and clean. I can offer for anybody who want to spend a few days in a really amazing place.

    Andras2020-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • A wonderful space to use as a base for our weekend exploring Dorset. Being within 30 minutes to all the main spots. It had everything we needed (a great kitchen space, super comfy bed) and had thoughtful little touches too. Would love to head back in the future.

    Georgina2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing place with the perfect pub just a minutes walk away. Lovely wood burner, mezzanine bedroom was beautiful. Such a nice place for a break. One of the best finds on Airbnb

    Iain2020-02-10T00:00:00Z
  • Absolutely gorgeous place Spotless, and with some very nice touches. Claire was very friendly, accommodating and gave some great local recommendations. We will definitely be back! We loved our stay.

    Chris2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • What a perfect home from home the Yorkshireman is. It’s a lovely space, stylish and modern, but very comfortable with thoughtful touches that made our stay very special. It’s located in a lovely little village with an amazing pub The Thimble Inn a short stroll away that shouldn’t be missed. It’s also ideally placed to visit all the wonderful sights Dorset has to offer like Durdle Door, Corfe Castle and Lulworth Cove.

    Zoe2020-01-19T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guesthouse


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Piddlehinton, England, United Kingdom

    2 real beds in an airy 3rd floor room with bathroom opposite close to bus stop and amenities: shops/post office/restaurants off street parking in front of house quiet residential location ideally located for Jurassic coast/Chesil beach /Thomas Hardy country/2 train stations/Lulworth cove and castle/Durdle Door
    Ein Zimmer im 2.Stock mit 2 Betten und ein Badezimmer mit Dusche/Bad und Toilette gegenueber. Tee und Kaffee kann in der Kueche gemacht werden und die Kueche kann mitbenutzt werden,aber Fruehstueck ist nicht inbegriffen.
    Poundbury is an experimental new town or urban extension on the outskirts of Dorchester in the county of Dorset, England The development is built on land owned by the Duchy of Cornwall. It is built according to the principles of Prince Charles.
  • Quick response after a last minute cancellation. Warm clean comfortable, very friendly hosts.

    Barbara2020-02-10T00:00:00Z
  • This is a great value with a wonderful location if you are wanting to be near Poundbury. You really are at the heart of things and everything is walking distance. You can even walk from the train station over to their home. Li and her family (including the cat Marie) are wonderful hosts. They make room for your food. You get a bathroom to yourself. And they themselves could not be more inspirational and lovely people.

    Natalie2019-12-14T00:00:00Z
  • I felt very much welcomed and found the hosts most friendly and interesting. My room was both comfortable and quiet allowing me two good nights rest. The bathroom was spacious with plenty of hot water.

    Henrietta2019-10-18T00:00:00Z
  • Unfortunately I wasn't able to stay. I had put my back out so was unable to travel. Li's commications were top notch and I didn't want to leave her without a review.

    Gary2019-10-06T00:00:00Z
  • A truly lovely home and lovely hosts; I only spent a single night there but Li and her husband made me feel at home.

    James2019-09-22T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely stay in a friendly family home. Really kind and accomodating hosts.

    Naomi2019-09-21T00:00:00Z
  • Lee was very accomadating during our visit to see my parents that live close by. She was very accomadating and we would not hesitate to recommend her.

    Nigel2019-06-30T00:00:00Z
  • The accommodation is as described, well placed. The reception was very good.

    Anne Françoise2019-05-09T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Townhouse


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Poundbury/Dorchester, Dorset, United Kingdom

    East House, is in a Grade II listed home in the heart of the village of Piddletrentide in beautiful Dorset. Close to Dorchester and just twenty minutes from the Jurassic Coast and minutes from some very nice local pubs and restaurants. The bustling county town of Dorchester is only 7 miles away and the seaside town of Weymouth is 16 miles away.
    The accommodation consists of a delightful double room with ensuite shower and wash basin. There is a further shared bathroom and separate toilet for guests to use.
    Friendly village with two pubs, one almost opposite, village shop as well as other country pubs in the Piddle Valley.
  • East House is wonderful and Kim is a delightful host. I stayed for almost 6 weeks at Kims place in the lovely village of Piddletrenhide. The house is very clean and tidy, the bed was very comfortable and I always had clean bedding and towels. Kim is very friendly offering great hospitality

    Robin2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely place well-situated in the Dorset countryside. Spacious room and access to the rest of the property. Kim provided us with breakfast and was a wonderful host.

    Bethany2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • Kim is a really nice host who is always friendly and helpful. She even gave me a lift to dorchester so i dont need to take a taxi. The room was really nice with a big bed and a bathroom. The kitchen is big and there is everything you need for cooking.

    Clemens2020-01-31T00:00:00Z
  • Kim's place is an amazing place to stay. I would highly recommend it.

    Marcin2020-01-05T00:00:00Z
  • This is a beautiful home that is situated in the lovely countryside of Dorset. There is a small shop and local pubs nearby that serve food. Kim is very accommodating and makes you feel so welcome and is happy to help with any questions. I would highly recommend!

    Shirley2019-12-31T00:00:00Z
  • This is our second stay at Kim’s place. Kim is very welcoming and quick to respond to any queries etc. The room is clean, very comfortable and in a lovely location. We will definitely be back again! Thank you!

    Isabelle2019-11-30T00:00:00Z
  • The rural luxury that you rarely find in a B&B! I highly recommend Kim as a hostess. The Piddle Inn provided a delicious meal across the road.

    Fiona2019-11-25T00:00:00Z
  • Great host, beautiful home in quiet Dorset Village. Perfect for any occasion.

    Austin2019-11-21T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Piddletrenthide, England, United Kingdom

    Lovely quiet room in a beautiful Victorian house with many original features. Perfect if you work in Dorset Hospital, great as well if you work nights, very quiet. Message if you want to view the room. Well stocked one stop shop within 100 yards
    Your room is in the back of the house, with big windows overlooking the gardens. You will have a king size bed and the newly refurbished bathroom is on the same floor. The room has black out blinds. You can use the kitchen for cooking if you like and there is a microwave as well as tea/coffee making facilities. There will be all the basics for you to prepare a breakfast such as toast, cereals, milk, juice and jams and you can use the fridge if you want to buy your own things. You will be sharing the house with me, my girlfriend Emma, lovely cat Magdalena and friendly labrador George.
    Dorchester is the beautiful county town of Dorset. There is a lot of local history to explore from the iron age hill fort of Maiden Castle and the Roman Villa to the heritage of Thomas Hardy. The local Fordington area used to be a separate village and has a beautiful village green in front of the 15th century St George's Church. Dorchester is a busy market town, with lots of shops, pubs and restaurants and the market on Wednesdays. Weymouth with it's gorgeous harbour and one of the best beaches in the country is only 15 minutes drive away and also easily accessible by bus and train.
  • Outstanding hospitality, good value, comfortable home from home. Highly recommended.

    Rob2019-11-01T00:00:00Z
  • Another comfortable and convenient stay in a lovely house with outstanding hospitality.

    Rob2019-10-18T00:00:00Z
  • Fabulous hospitality, friendly and helpful host, lovely house, clean, comfortable, relaxed - felt like staying with a friend. Highly recommended. Useful to be able to work at the dining table and use the cooker. Julian was very accommodating and made me feel very welcome.

    Rob2019-10-04T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely house and room, great night sleep. Julian was very friendly and a great host. Thank you!

    Rob2019-09-22T00:00:00Z
  • Julian was a kind, friendly and thoughtful host. Really enjoyed staying in his home for a night and lovely little touches - water bottles and chocolate by the bed. Most of all he made us feel very at home and welcome. Would definitely recommend and return ... if he will have us.

    Belinda2019-09-21T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dorset, England, United Kingdom

    This highly individual property commands a stunning south facing shoreline position offering far reaching views across Beaumont Lake, teamed with modern architecture, this property creates the ideal contemporary but cosy ambience. With the bonus of a secluded seating area, private canoe launch platform, extensive sun deck, double garden hammock and private pond shared with resident ducks; this truly is a showstopper of a house. This property also benefits from full access to the Activity Hub’s facilities included in the cost of the accommodation providing you with free access to bikes, canoes, kayaks and stand up paddle boards during your stay. GROUND FLOOR The accommodation provides spacious open-plan living, dining and kitchen area with floor to ceiling glass patio doors and windows create a spacious, light area, to relax and entertain your guests. This property also benefits from a study fitted with a double sofa bed, smart TV with integral BT Sports and Now TV. FIRST FLOOR Master bedroom provides access to balcony decking offering panoramic views over Beaumont Lake complete with king size bed with built in TV, touch sensitive reading lights and ensuite with large shower and rainmaker head. There is a second king size bedroom with breakfast balcony with an ensuite shower room with illuminated cabinet. You will also find a twin bedroom and a further bedroom with a pull out truckle bed, providing further twin beds There is also a good sized family bathroom with a shower over bath with the added bonus of an illuminated cabinet with Bluetooth speakers within. OUTSIDE On the ground floor casual dining furniture and charcoal BBQ. From the first floor there are stairs to the roof terrace with ample furniture for casual outdoor dining and views across all of the Estate and Nature Reserve. The roof terrace also benefits from a large gas BBQ. ADDITIONAL Towels and bed linen provided. Travel cot and high chair available for £10, subject to availability. Please advise at time of booking. Wi-Fi is included and connected to all three TV screens Please note, whilst this property has a sofa bed within the study, the maximum occupancy is 8 guests – it does though provide the opportunity to cater for elderly or infirm family members as there is a ground floor shower in the Utility/Boot room next door. The use of Hurricane Spa is included. As all our properties are privately owned bedding does differ, If you are allergic to feathers please enquire with the team, you may wish to bring your own bedding. Changeover Days: Flexible
    Silverlake, located in Dorset, is a true jewel located in the environs of West Dorset. The Hurricane Spa is located on-site at Silverlake and is the ultimate place to unwind and recharge. With a heated outdoor pool, roof terrace, sauna and gym equipped with top-of-the-range equipment, there’s something for everyone. For those eager to get closer to nature, you have hundreds of acres to explore with the woodlands and hedgerows acting as home to a diverse range of native wildlife. Scenic waterways provide plenty of opportunity for boating, while cyclists and runners can take advantage of the fresh clean air in complete safety thanks to a network of private footpaths.
  • Brilliant - would definitely stay again!

    Paul2019-12-16T00:00:00Z
  • The property was fantastic with waterside views and all the amenities needed and more. It was exactly like it looked in the pictures and perfect for our extended family getaway. Silverlake the resort was brilliant - we saw different wildlife from our balcony every hour of the day and the spa and pool which we had access to were more than we expected. We would definitely go back there and would recommend this property to our friends and family.

    Jo2019-05-24T00:00:00Z
  • A beautiful house right on the lake. There were 7 of us, but it didn't feel cramped and plenty of space to be sitting together or doing things separately, as the main area is large and well arranged. Plenty of crockery and cutlery and other utensils. A thoroughly enjoyable time.

    Paul2019-04-28T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing modern house, with all the amenities, beautiful roof terrace and location on the lake!

    Rachael2019-04-22T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Holiday home


    Accommodates

    8


    Bedrooms

    4

    Dorset, Silverlake, Dorset, United Kingdom

    Spacious and light double room on first floor. Family home in centre of Dorchester town on wide leafy avenue. Dorchester is 20mins from beaches to the south and many ancient and historic sites.
  • Jane's place is fab. Great location (10 mins walk from the centre in a lovely room). Beautiful room. And Jane and the family are super warm, kind and hospitable. An absolute gem of a place. Looking forward to returning.

    Mark2020-03-11T00:00:00Z
  • Jane accepted our request mere hours before we were due to arrive and she messaged quickly to let us know and ask when we would be arriving. Spotlessly clean and very friendly hosts!

    Kayleigh2019-10-03T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent host and amazing home

    Ben2019-07-07T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful people will welcome you in an oasis of peace...

    Karol2019-07-06T00:00:00Z
  • A very comfortable stay in a very convenient location

    Jonathan2019-05-19T00:00:00Z
  • Very nice family, and a very nice homely feel about the place

    Clive2019-04-09T00:00:00Z
  • All i can say is that, jane is a great host and a wonderful person. Her house is elegant and cosy and always super clean. Jane and her husband were like a family for me away from home. I really enjoyed my stay with them, they were very hospitable and friendly and helped alot with my home sickness. We always had great talks and socialised alot, but they were also keen to give me my privacy when i needed it. Regarding the room it is spacious and very elegant and the bed is super comfortable. Actually i asked jane to retake pictures for the room, because the current ones don't really reflect how beautiful the room really looks. Regarding location, it's a very safe, high class area, walking distance to pretty much everything, because Dorchester is not a big city i think. It was 13 mins walking to dorset county hospital where i used to go everyday, 14 mins to Tesco and i think same to city center. Last but not least i can't forget to mention Alfie their dog, it was such a privilige to meet this pure soul and i will be missing him so much. Thank you jane for everything!

    Mohamed2019-03-26T00:00:00Z
  • Jane’s place is a beautiful family home in walking distance to Dorchester City Centre. It is located on a quiet residential road and offers a lot of space, inside and outside in the garden. It was a pleasure meeting Jane and her family which have all being very kind and helpful.

    Odilo2018-08-09T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Dorset, England, United Kingdom

    In a designated area of outstanding natural beauty “Little Knapp” a modern coach house style self contained studio apartment is nestled within a private hamlet very close to all the amenities of Chickerell and within a five minute drive of the coastal resort of Weymouth. Situated on the famous Jurassic coast road and only a five minute walk to join the Jurassic South Coast foot path, “Little Knapp” is ideally placed for exploring the wonderful county of Dorset.
    With sea views and situated in a private hamlet you will find your stay at "Little Knapp" a place of peace and tranquillity.
    "Little Knapp" is situated within a five minute easy walking distance of two popular local village pubs, and a five minute drive to several national supermarkets.
  • Not to repeat myself a lovely place where I keep returning as its just perfect with such sweet hosts

    Claire2020-04-08T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful sparkling clean, lovely touches provided, great hosts, I have re booked for next week (NHS worker not mad!), arriving here is always a lovely feeling. You feel the hosts care here, and it's beautifully quiet, warm and stylish. You feel like no one has ever stayed here before, nothing jaded, just all as you'd like it, and a dishwasher to boot! Highly recommend Little Knap

    Claire2020-04-01T00:00:00Z
  • Great in every way 😊

    Claire2020-03-25T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful stylish spotless space close to Weymouth, obvious care by host in providing all you need, good WiFi, comfy bed, parking, warm and a retreat at the end of a day. Tranquil spot with a sea view out the velux window. I've already been back, and will be back again. Selfishly I want to keep this place secret 🙂

    Claire2020-03-18T00:00:00Z
  • Wow. What a find. Amazing location. Beautiful accommodation and sparkling clean. Would definitely stay again. Thank you.

    Anne2020-03-16T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful space, brand new, warm good WiFi host was very helpful especially when I was lost and couldn't make something work, great communication great response time, lots of nice touches very thoughtful, I've already booked to go back

    Claire2020-03-11T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely apartment, has everything we needed. Short walk to local pubs for dinner.

    Jay2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Little Knapp was a beautifully appointed studio apartment with lovely decor and was sparklingly clean. Bed was comfy and lots of personal touches made us feel very welcome. It was warm and welcoming and had everything we needed after days exploring the beautiful surrounding area.

    Tracy2020-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Apartment


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Chickerell, England, United Kingdom

    Melstock Perfect for families! Melstock is a single-storey property with tiled floors throughout sleeping four plus a cot. The contemporary open-plan living arrangement with modern kitchen, dining area and sitting room with television and DVD player means that the family can enjoy each other’s company without being on top of each other. The French doors open onto the lawned area to the rear of the cottage. The master bedroom with super king-sized bed offers a relaxing corner with seating area, modern fire and television. There are French doors opening from this bedroom to a private patio area making a wonderful suntrap in the afternoons. The bunk bedroom is perfect for children (or adults!) and the cottage has a bathroom with shower over the bath. There is outdoor seating and a table for you to enjoy those warm days and evenings. Village notices Dogs are welcome to stay in Melstock. Change over day in peak season is Friday for 7 night bookings. Graded 4* Gold by Visit England.
  • This is a superb place to stay for Hardy lovers and dog owners. The visitor centre and dog friendly woods are just next door and the cottages are very well equipped.Warm and comfortable in November, I look forward to trying them in the summer .

    Sheila2019-11-26T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Dorchester, United Kingdom

    This beautiful, timber clad property comprises of an open-plan sitting, dining and kitchen area. Adjoining the open plan living area is a bedroom with super-king size bed and en-suite shower room. The light filled, airy rooms with exposed beams are beautifully decorated throughout. The sitting area has a stunning floor to ceiling window offering magnificent views of the Dorset countryside and a wood burning stove to keep you cosy on a winter's day. Well situated for exploring towns such as Sherborne and Shaftesbury but still within reach of Dorset’s magnificent Jurassic Coast, this unique property in the village of Totnell near Leigh is perfect for couples who wish to enjoy this beautiful part of Dorset. Additional Information: Nearby the main house of Everdene shares the access drive and parking area, and this larger property which accommodates up to 9 guests can also be booked in conjunction with Everdene Lodge subject to availability. Children under the age of 2 years are welcome. A travel cot and high chair are available on request - please bring your own cot linen. Dogs cannot be accepted at this property. *Please note that internet access is offered at this property for recreational purposes only and is not meant for business use or streaming. Speed/service may vary depending on the package obtained by the owner which is provided to guests free of charge. Should guests experience difficulties or loss of use, neither the owner nor Dorset Hideaways will be held responsible. Ground Floor: Open-plan kitchen/dining/sitting area. Kitchen With oven and induction hob. Dining area With table and seating for two guests. Sitting area With a wood burning stove, television, Bose bluetooth speaker, ample seating and doors leading outside. Bedroom With a super-king size bed. En-suite shower room With walk-in shower, wash basin and WC. Outside: Lawned garden with garden furniture for 2 guests. A barbecue is available to use in the summer - please bring your own charcoal. Parking for 2 cars.
    Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Sherborne, Sherborne, United Kingdom

    The Cartshed is located on a very quiet, no-through road in the beautiful village of Osmington in Dorset. It has accommodation for 6 people across three bedrooms (two double rooms and one twin room with bunk beds). There is a family bathroom with a bath and shower, a fully equipped kitchen (gas cooker, fridge/freezer, microwave, washing machine, iron and ironing board), and a comfortable sitting room with a large open fire, sky TV, DVD and CD player, books and games. A cot and high chair can be provided (free of charge) upon request. There is off-road parking for two cars at the front of the property, and for one car to the rear of the property. The front garden is enclosed with a stone wall and gate, and has a pond and stream (both guarded), and a swing set. The secluded back garden is enclosed by hedges and has a small patio area with seating and a barbeque, and a lawn area with a clothes line. The cottage has been converted from an old barn and has retained a sense of history and character with its stone walls, exposed timber beams and flagstone floors. It is ideally situated for walks to the white horse, and along the coastal paths to Lulworth in the east and Weymouth in the west. Guests have the added benefit of private parking at Eweleaze Farm for access to the secluded beach at Redcliff Point. Smoking is not permitted inside the cottage. Well-behaved pets are welcome at the Cartshed, and guests can borrow a dog from Eweleaze Farm for the day.
  • Fantastic cottage! Much bigger than it looks in the photos. A great location close to the coast and some beautiful walks

    Miriam2020-03-25T00:00:00Z
  • Cosy - a brilliant escape

    Alexia2020-03-20T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely barn conversion with lots of character, great location - close to Durdle door and other walks - nice and warm with great central heating and a fireplace. Loved the hot tub which was up and running when we arrived!

    Shreya2020-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing cottage, location and the cherry on top is the lovely hot tub. Just perfect for a quiet country break.

    Drew2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • The place has loads of character, a beautiful setting, lovely walks nearby , a great hot tub, open fire, comfy beds, everything for a relaxing break

    Helen2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Large, quaint space with fair sized garden and hot tub. Brilliant location for exploring the Jurassic Coast. Open fire was a hit! As was the hot tub and the nightly owl calls!

    Beverley2020-01-13T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely little cottage-like converted old cart shed. Great location with short drives to Lulworth cove/Durdle door and a great place to start many walks. Very cosy and with a fully equipped kitchen. Towels provided, beds all made, selection of games and a hot tub in a lovely little garden! Bigger than it looks from the pictures. Would definitely recommend!

    Charlie2020-01-06T00:00:00Z
  • A countryside Christmas of dreams in Dorset in this lovely cosy little cottage

    Siona2019-12-28T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    3

    Dorset, United Kingdom

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