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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.
, 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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The Old Tack Room | Ibberton near Sturminster Newton | Dorset
Superb example of our equestrian Dorset cottages, this single-storey tack room conversion in Ibberton has lovely views towards Bulbarrow Hill. Sturminster Newton 5 miles.
Bay Tree Cottage | Thornford near Sherborne | Dorset
Well-presented, semi-detached Victorian cottage in Dorset village of Thornford. Multi-fuel stove. Enclosed garden. Dog friendly. Lovely walks close by. Sherborne 3 miles.
1 The Courtyard | Alderholt near Fordingbridge | Dorset
single-storey detached barn conversion in scattered Alderholt. Comfortably furnished, two bathrooms, close to good walks and New Forest National Park. Fordingbridge 3 miles.
Flour Mill Cottage | Fontmell Magna near Shaftesbury | Dorset
Charming single-storey Shaftesbury cottage, set in 10 acres, with woodburner and en-suite, in village of Fontmell Magna. Lovely cosy cottage. Shaftesbury 4 miles.
The Old Chapel | Huntingford near Gillingham | Dorset
Stunning former chapel featured in Dorset Life magazine and on TV’s Homes Under The Hammer. One of our more unusual Dorset cottages. Gillingham 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.
1 Cowdea Farm | Bettiscombe near Beaminster and Bridport | Dorset
A single storey, semi detached stone barn conversion on edge of Bettiscombe. Cosy and comfortable in peaceful location. Outstanding views, excellent walks. Bridport 7 miles.
2 Cowdea Farm | Bettiscombe near Beaminster and Bridport | Dorset
A single storey, semi detached stone barn conversion. Cosy, comfortable accommodation. Peaceful location with outstanding views. Excellent walking. Bridport 7 miles.