Dorchester Cottages

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If you're looking for somewhere with facilities on hand yet close to amazing countryside, our Dorchester cottages make great contenders. Think elegant architecture, historic sites, thriving culture and excellent shopping.

Dorchester's a fantastic place for browsing. Shoppers will find all kinds of specialist shops, high street names and markets, while museums range from dinosaurs, teddies and Chinese Terracotta Warriors, to Roman artefacts and Tutankhamun. And in between shopping and sightseeing, relish delicious snacks and meals in a wide variety of establishments, from pavement cafes to Michelin-starred restaurants.

When it comes to historic sites, Dorchester features a treasure trove of delights. Don't miss the splendid Roman Town House, the home of infamous 'Hanging' Judge Jeffreys, the huge Iron Age hill fort of Maiden Castle and the Roman amphitheatre at Maumbury Rings.

Thomas Hardy's Wessex a stone's throw from your Dorchester cottage

Dorset's wonderful landscapes have inspired many writers and most of Hardy's novels are based on Dorset; Dorchester is indeed the legendary town of 'Casterbridge'. The Dorset County Museum displays his works, while you can also visit his birthplace Hardy's Cottage and his Victorian villa Max Gate, designed by Hardy and built by his brother. Discover more of his beloved 'Wessex' on foot and stride out from your Dorchester cottage along the Dorchester to Weymouth Trail (10 miles).

To the west of the town centre you'll find Poundbury, Prince Charles' award-winning residential development built in the traditional architectural style of Dorchester and home to a variety of attractions, including a monthly farmers' market.

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    Luxury barn conversion in Charminster. Quality accommodation with beams and en-suites. Adjacent golf course. Excellent walking in heart of Hardy's Wessex. Dorchester 1.5 miles. (Ref. 1440)

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    Gorgeous, semi-detached, Grade II listed 17th century thatched cottage in the Dorset village of Upwey. Quality accommodation with WiFi. Full of original features. Woodburning stove. Dog-friendly. Weymouth 4 miles. (Ref. 916915)

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    A beautiful terraced holiday home, one of five set around a courtyard, on the edge of Upwey, near Weymouth. Attractive, well-appointed and modern holiday cottage. Many attractions and activities within reach. Weymouth 3.5 miles. (Ref. 932159)

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    Stunning semi-detached holiday cottage in courtyard setting, on the edge of Upwey, near Weymouth. Very high standard of accommodation with en-suite facilities and vaulted ceiling. Dog-friendly, plenty to see and do in the area. Weymouth 3.5 miles. (Ref. 932158)

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    Stylish semi-detached holiday cottage, one of five on-site, in Dorset's River Wey Valley, on the edge of Upwey near Weymouth. Open plan living, en-suite facilities, private patio. Furnished and equipped to a very high standard. Weymouth 3.5 miles. (Ref. 932157)

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    Superb, modern semi-detached holiday cottage, one of five on-site, on the edge of the Dorset village of Upwey, near Weymouth. Tastefully furnished. En-suite, Smart TVs. Dog-friendly. Short drive to Weymouth beach. Weymouth 3.5 miles. (Ref. 932161)

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    A quality semi-detached holiday home, one of five in a courtyard location, close to Weymouth. En-suite, modern features. Dog-friendly. Shop and pub within walking distance. Weymouth 3.5 miles. (Ref. 932160)

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    Attractive semi detached holiday home, residential area on the edge of Weymouth. Well equipped and furnished. Pet friendly. WiFi. Local facilities nearby. Close to beach. Weymouth 1mile. (Ref. 932957)

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    Spacious modern ground floor apartment, situated a short walk from the beach at Preston on the edge of Weymouth. Well presented, comfortable holiday accommodation. En-suite facilities. Superb coastal base. Weymouth 1 mile. (Ref. 938132)

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    Well-presented barn conversion, close to the rural Dorset hamlet of Tincleton. Country views, underfloor heating, woodburner, Frome Valley walks close by. Dorchester 5 miles. (Ref. 20691)

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