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    A delightful single-storey barn conversion, set in the grounds of the owner's home, in the North Dorset hamlet of Fifehead Neville. WiFi, exposed beams, hand-crafted wooden furniture. Sturminster Newton 3 miles. (Ref. 30760)

    7 nights from £264

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    Attractive eaves apartment. West Dorset village of Melplash. Self-contained first floor wing of the owner's home. Furnished and equipped to a very good standard. Rural views. Beaminster 2 miles. (Ref. 29979)

    7 nights from £251

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    A single-storey, self-contained wing of the owner's home on the edge of the village of East Knoyle. Open plan living area. Woodburner. Seasonal use of shared swimming pool. Shaftesbury 5 miles. (Ref. 26953)

    7 nights from £260

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    A delightful, single-storey, detached timber-clad cottage in the village of Boldre in the New Forest National Park. Well-presented, furnished to a good standard. Woodburner. Lymington 2.6 miles. (Ref. 25473)

    7 nights from £300

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    Immaculate single storey barn conversion, a wonderful Wiltshire cottage. Close Dorset/Somerset border. Vaulted ceilings. Beams. Underfloor heating. Lovely walks and Stourhead close by. Mere 3 miles. (Ref. 23508)

    7 nights from £290

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    Stylish, single-storey, studio barn conversion. Rural and in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in West Wiltshire. Luxuriously appointed throughout. Vaulted ceiling. Beams. Mere 3 miles. (Ref. 20754)

    7 nights from £278

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    Charming, detached single storey barn conversion. Lovely Dorset cottage in rural location. Open plan accommodation. Use of swimming pond. Sturminster Newton 4 miles. (Ref. 20119)

    7 nights from £274

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    Semi-detached barn conversion, one of two holiday homes. Open plan living area. Eaves bedroom with en-suite. Private patio. Excellent base for touring the New Forest. Fordingbridge 3 miles. (Ref. 15424)

    7 nights from £270

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    Romantic North Dorset cottage. Delightful detached single-storey studio barn conversion. Quality accommodation. Woodburner. Shop and pub 5 min walk. Blandford Forum 5.5 miles. (Ref. 12593)

    7 nights from £274

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    Semi-detached Alderholt cottage on borders of Dorset and Hampshire. Eaves bedroom with en-suite, private patio, great base for New Forest. Fordingbridge 3 miles. (Ref. 6969)

    7 nights from £270

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Just show me Dorset Country Cottages

The county of Dorset is welcomingly rural, sprinkled with idyllic thatched villages, just a few large towns and an inviting lack of motorways, making it the ideal spot to unwind in a Dorset country cottage.

Famed in literature as Thomas Hardy's fictional 'Wessex', the delightful county town of Dorchester (or 'Casterbridge') is home to his last, personally-designed residence, 'Max Gate' from where he created some of his greatest works. Enthusiasts can follow the 13-mile Thomas Hardy Trail from Bere Regis, a fascinating walk tracing his steps taking in stately homes and gardens amid breathtaking scenery.

Prefer to drive? Enjoy gentle day excursions pottering around the rolling countryside, with attractions ranging from galleries and museums to children's activity centres. Stop off in picture-postcard villages and savour afternoon teas with lashings of clotted cream - after all, calories never count on a Dorset country cottage holiday!

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What else? Step back in time at battle re-enactment days. View intriguing sites such as Cerne Giant, a rather risqué relic of our pagan past etched in chalk across the mountainside. And of course, you must explore the outstanding Jurassic Coast, lined with stunning beaches and wonderful resorts.

Come evening, look forward to cosy, old-fashioned pubs serving local delights, followed by the best night's sleep in your Dorset country cottage!