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
Planning a getaway with family or friends and looking for somewhere really special? Our large cottages in Dorset promise an unforgettable holiday amid incredibly beautiful surroundings.
Let's look at the coast - a natural World Heritage Site teeming with wildlife, superb sandy beaches, all kinds of water sports and fantastic fossil-hunting. There are big family-friendly resorts like Bournemouth and Weymouth featuring a huge variety of things to see and do, as well as charming, smaller resorts like Lyme Regis.
If you're after a large cottage in Dorset with plenty of walking opportunities on your doorstep, you're in for a treat, with mile upon mile of public footpaths including the magnificent South West Coast Path.
Inland lie sleepy, thatched villages and market towns oozing atmosphere and an absolute delight to browse. This is Thomas Hardy country and you can trace his footsteps on a variety of trails. For shopping, restaurants and a good choice of historic sites, the county town of Dorchester is a must. And there's a huge choice of other visitor attractions, from castles and museums to farm and animal parks.
Once back at your Dorset large cottage, expect inviting living areas with a good-sized dining table - perfect for that evening gathering of food, drinks and tales of your day's adventure.
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Brewery Farm Stables | Ansty near Dorchester | Dorset
Character Dorset cottage. Wing of 19th century former coach house in rural hamlet of Ansty. Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Comfortable, well equipped accommodation. Dorchester 11 miles.
Pleasant Cottage | Corscombe near Beaminster | Dorset
Well presented, end terraced, Hamstone cottage set in the West Dorset village of Corscombe. Open fire, country views, Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Lovely walks and pub close by. Beaminster 4 miles.
Grist Mill Cottage | Fontmell Magna near Shaftesbury | Dorset
Delightful single-storey Shaftesbury cottage, in 10 acres of lovely grounds in Fontmell Magna village. Woodburner and en-suite make this a great family or romantic retreat. Shaftesbury 4 miles.
The Old Stables | Charminster near Dorchester | Dorset
Semi-detached, single-storey barn conversion, one of five, in a rural Dorset location close to Charminster village. Stylish, quality open plan accommodation with en-suite facilities. Dorchester 1.5 miles.
Woodland Cottage | Walkford near Highcliffe on Sea and New Forest | Dorset
Superb semi-detached New Forest cottage in Walkford. High quality accommodation, ideal for families or couples, close to New Forest, beaches and attractions. Christchurch 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.
Damson Cottage | Winterborne Whitechurch near Blandford Forum | Dorset
A quality Winterborne Whitechurch cottage with three bedrooms, well-equipped and tastefully decorated. Blandford Forum 5 miles.