'Far from the madding crowd', a farm cottage holiday in Dorset is the perfect way to sample country living in an idyllic corner of Britain.
Wake up to the sounds of birdsong and lambs bleating in the meadow. Watch cows slowly amble to the milking parlour. Spot horses gazing over stable doors. It's a far cry from midweek rush hour and gets your day off to a fantastic start!
Discover the delights of the Dorset countryside with our farm
Whatever season you book your Dorset farm cottage, expect beautiful landscapes all around and a delightfully mild climate. Don those boots and grab a map! Explore an extensive network of footpaths weaving through secluded valleys and across imposing hills. Discover the treasured spots of Thomas Hardy's 'Wessex' and appreciate why he was so inspired. Or head across to the South West Coast Path for mind-boggling scenery of sweeping sands fringed by craggy cliffs - such splendid natural beauty that's been granted World Heritage status.
Dotted about the countryside are castles, gardens, museums, farm parks and more. Picturesque villages and market towns offer lovely places to eat and drink, while attractions such as theatres and adventure parks can be found in the larger coastal resorts.
Or simply retreat to your Dorset farm cottage and enjoy a generous dose of R&R!