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Mrs Lawrence, Sandbach, Cheshire, May 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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Ashley House | Piddletrenthide near Cerne Abbas | Dorset
Outstanding detached Piddletrenthide holiday cottage close to West Dorset Downs. Superb quality with open fire and outdoor swimming pool. Dorchester 8 miles.
Brockhampton Gate | Brockhampton near Sherborne | Dorset
Charming, detached period cottage. Idyllic, rural West Dorset location in Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Many original features, open fire, large garden. Lovely views. Dorchester 12 miles.
Merrie Thought Cottage | Stuckton, New Forest | Hampshire
Well-appointed coach house conversion. New Forest National Park. Superb gardens. Seasonal use of outdoor pool. Direct Forest access. Fordingbridge 1.5 miles.
Butterfly Cottage | Barwick near Yeovil | Somerset
Character Grade II listed terraced South Somerset cottage in village of Barwick. Comfortable accommodation. Sleeps four. Three bedrooms. Open fire. Yeovil 2 miles. Sherborne 5 miles.
Daffodil Cottage | Sutton near Castle Cary | Somerset
Charming semi-detached period cottage in a tranquil rural setting on edge of village of Sutton. Exposed stone walls, flagstone floors, conservatory, open fire. Large garden. Glastonbury 10 miles.
Farmhouse Lodge | Pecking Mill, Somerset | Somerset
Delightful, semi-detached barn conversion in Somerset hamlet of Pecking Mill, close to the Bath and West Showground, south of the Mendips. Castle Cary 3 miles.
Poppy Lodge | Charlton Horethorne near Sherborne | Somerset
Stylish detached single-storey lodge in Somerset village of Charlton Horethorn. Ideal cottage near Dorset border. Tastefully furnished. En suite facilities. Dog friendly. Local pub. Super walks close by. Sherborne 5 miles. Wincanton 5 miles.