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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
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
The county of Dorset is welcomingly rural, sprinkled with idyllic thatched villages, just a few large towns and an inviting lack of motorways, making it the ideal spot to unwind in a Dorset country cottage.
Famed in literature as Thomas Hardy's fictional 'Wessex', the delightful county town of Dorchester (or 'Casterbridge') is home to his last, personally-designed residence, 'Max Gate' from where he created some of his greatest works. Enthusiasts can follow the 13-mile Thomas Hardy Trail from Bere Regis, a fascinating walk tracing his steps taking in stately homes and gardens amid breathtaking scenery.
Prefer to drive? Enjoy gentle day excursions pottering around the rolling countryside, with attractions ranging from galleries and museums to children's activity centres. Stop off in picture-postcard villages and savour afternoon teas with lashings of clotted cream - after all, calories never count on a Dorset country cottage holiday!
is What else? Step back in time at battle re-enactment days. View intriguing sites such as Cerne Giant, a rather risqué relic of our pagan past etched in chalk across the mountainside. And of course, you must explore the outstanding Jurassic Coast, lined with stunning beaches and wonderful resorts.
Come evening, look forward to cosy, old-fashioned pubs serving local delights, followed by the best night's sleep in your Dorset country cottage!
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Old Higher Lighthouse Branscombe Lodge | Portland Bill | Dorset
Charming detached Grade II listed Lighthouse cottage at Portland Bill on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast. Upside down accommodation with sensational sea views. Shared access to Lighthouse observatory.Shared use of heated pool and Jacuzzi.
Old Higher Lighthouse Stopes Cottage | Portland Bill | Dorset
Delightful single-storey Grade II listed cottage linked to Old Higher Lighthouse at Portland Bill on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast. Amazing views. Shared access to lighthouse observatory. Shared use of seasonal outdoor heated pool and Jacuzzi.
The Old School Cottage | Tincleton near Dorchester | Dorset
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.
Brook's Cottage | Duntish near Cerne Abbas | Dorset
Charming semi-detached barn conversion. Rural West Dorset location. Beamed ceilings, flagstone floors. In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Sherborne 9 miles.
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.