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The booking via Sykes was very 'user-friendly', done very easily by helpful and friendly staff, and follow up emails quick and efficient.
Mrs Kirby, Tilbury, Essex, April 2013
'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!
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!
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Sockety Farm Cottage | South Perrott near Crewkerne | Dorset
A well-presented semi-detached cottage on a working livestock farm in the rural west Dorset village of South Perrott. Ideal for a couple or family. Superb touring base. Crewkerne 3 miles.
The Coach House | Charminster near Dorchester | Dorset
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.
Shepherd's Hut | Winterborne Whitechurch near Blandford Forum | Dorset
Superb, detached, barn conversion Winterborne Whitechurch holiday cottage. Excellent walking nearby. Great touring base. Dorset coast easily accessible. Blandford Forum 6 miles.
Shire Cottage | Charminster near Dorchester | Dorset
Superb semi-detached barn conversion, on edge of Charminster. Quality property with beams and en-suites. Heritage Coast nearby. Dorchester 1.5 miles.
The Roundhouse | Stratton-on-the-Fosse, Mendip Hills | Somerset
Handcrafted wooden Somerset roundhouse. Truly unusual holiday experience. Romantic four poster bed, woodburner, great walks close by. Bath 12 miles.
The Old Bull Stall | Penselwood near Wincanton | Somerset
Quaint, period barn conversion on working farm in peaceful hamlet of Penselwood, one mile from Bourton. Cosy accommodation. Ideal rural retreat. Wincanton 4 miles.
Farm View Cottage | Upper Seagry near Malmesbury | Wiltshire
Delightful Upper Seagry cottage on working livestock farm. Single storey accommodation, ideal for couples. Chippenham 5 miles.