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
The ease with which the booking was made. The person I spoke to was friendly and helpful. The booking process was simple.
Mrs Jones, Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taff, April 2013
Welcome to Dorset, an idyllic county of unspoilt coast and countryside along England's southern shores. And dotted about are some charming Dorset self-catering cottages.
Let's take you on a whirlwind tour! Dorset's interior is delightfully rural, with rolling countryside, chocolate-box villages and traditional market towns. Often described as 'Hardy country', whether you prefer to explore on foot, in the saddle or behind the wheel, sightseeing tends to be gentle and very rewarding. Along your travels, look out for farmers' markets for all kinds of goodies like organic blue cheeses and luxury ice-creams - just imagine the feast you can have in your Dorset self-catering cottage afterwards!
Perhaps Dorset's most striking feature though is its splendid 'Jurassic Coast', a natural World Heritage Site. Enjoy exhilarating walks along sweeping beaches like Studland Bay, a four-mile slice of paradise protected by the National Trust. This is a great place to pick up the South West Coast Path, a staggering 630-mile National Trail from Dorset to Minehead in north Devon. Do try out some smaller sections for amazing coastal views and wildlife watching.
Castles, gardens, sea life centres, tank museums…days out offer such variety. And remember, your self-catering cottage in Dorset will welcome you at the end of every day!
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Mulberry Cottage | Duntish near Cerne Abbas | Dorset
Charming single-storey barn conversion. Open plan accommodation. Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Dog friendly. Sherborne 9 miles.
Orchard House Cottage | Shillingstone near Sturminster Newton | Dorset
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.
2 The Courtyard | Alderholt near Fordingbridge | Dorset
Single-storey barn conversion in scattered Alderholt. Comfortably furnished, open plan accommodation, wet room shower. Close to good walks and New Forest National Park. Fordingbridge 3 miles.
Mole Hill Cottage | Alderholt near Fordingbridge | Dorset
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.
Lerryn Apartment | Pimperne near Blandford Forum | Dorset
Attractive, airy first floor Pimperne holiday apartment, with lovely rural views from the balcony. Close to market towns and beautiful countryside. Blandford Forum 1.5 miles.