Summer is upon us and if you’re in search of the ultimate last-minute cottage break, then read this post...
Sykes Cottages has an excellent range of properties available in Dorset, perfect for a summer getaway by the sea. We’ve selected some of our favourites below.
This stunning detached property is located in the Parkstone area of Poole. It provides beautiful, contemporary accommodation for those wanting to explore the magnificent Jurassic Coast. The property has been decorated with love and care and is finished to a very high standard. The kitchen is a real highlight; complete with sky lights and bi-fold doors that lead out onto a patio area, providing plenty of natural light and a glorious view of the garden. This 3-bed, 2-bath property is ideal for a family seeking summer sun on the south west coast.
Poole is home to one of the world’s largest natural harbours, which is certainly worth a visit. Bournemouth and its fantastic beaches are a short drive away, as is the New Forest National Park. Take a ferry over to the Purbeck Peninsula and use the opportunity to see more of the Jurassic Coast.
This delightful thatched cottage is a grade-II listed 17th century property in the picturesque village of Upwey, just outside Weymouth. The cottage has a cosy feel, but offers a fair amount of space for a small family (sleeps 4). Alternatively, its romantic charm makes the property ideal for a romantic getaway for two. If you’re looking for an activity-laden break, bring the dog along with you and explore the nearby coast and its many scenic walking routes.
The property is in a quaint location, opposite the village church, and oozes character. It boasts many original features, such as exposed stone walls, beams and a wood burning stove set into an inglenook fireplace. The property is a short distance from Weymouth and its glorious, sandy beach. The beach offers a host of water sports for those seeking adventure.
The Little House is a cosy, semi-detached cottage that was once the local Doctor’s surgery. It has since been converted into an attractive, modern holiday property in the attractive village of Marnhull in North Dorset. The property has two double bedrooms and two bathrooms, so is ideal for a small family or perhaps a couple’s getaway.
The property has been finished to a high standard, with the downstairs living area completely open plan and leading to a small patio area to the rear. The property is a short distance from the town of Shaftesbury, which has a great selection of independent shops. Drive through Blackmore Vale and enjoy superb rural views and stop in Sherborne to see its beautiful abbey.
Another beautiful thatched property, Prides Cottage is located in the village of Child Okeford in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The property is light, bright and airy and has some fantastic features, including exposed beams, window seats providing idyllic views of the garden and a wood burning stove in the sitting room, giving it a charming, cosy feel.
The property offers wonderful views of Hambledon Hill, the perfect spot for hikes and enjoying the outdoors. It is also set on a national cycle way, which opens up miles of seemingly endless countryside. This cottage is perfect for those who love a rural retreat and is perfect for those looking for dog-friendly accommodation in Dorset.
Hill House Cottage is a cosy and beautiful self-contained property on the wing of a Grade-II listed 18th century house. It has been carefully renovated to retain plenty of charm and character and offers a great balance of traditional and contemporary features. The exposed stonework, flagstone floors, a lovely wood burning stove are complemented by the modern, fitted kitchen and bathroom.
The property is set in Templecombe in the heart of Blackmore Vale. It’s an area where North Dorset and Somerset join and is spoiled with some superb views and idyllic countryside. Wiltshire, Stonehenge and Salisbury are all within easy reach, as is the Jurassic Coast, making this property the perfect base for plenty of exploration.
This striking property is situated in the charming market town of Lymington. Its superb location means it’s found on the Lymington River’s west bank and on the southern edge of the picturesque New Forest National Park. The property’s contemporary décor offers spacious and elegant accommodation for a large family (sleeps 8).
The sitting room of the property has a warm, cosy feel, heightened by the crackling open fire on display. The four bedrooms are each individually and stylishly furnished, with the master bedroom benefiting from a stunning en-suite with a roll top bath. The property is an excellent base for exploring the New Forest and enjoying the spectacular views.
This attractive cottage is a charming barn conversion, making up the wing of the property that was once a farmhouse. Situated in the quiet village of Wisham on the borders of Dorset and Devon, the cottage is thought to date back to 1750 and is complete with some wonderful original features like beams and a beautiful inglenook fireplace.
The pet-friendly property sleeps up to 8 people, so is big enough for the whole family. Coastal resorts West Bay and Lyme Regis are within easy reach, with access to some magnificent sandy beaches. For walkers, there are a wealth of great walking trails to enjoy, plus garden lovers will appreciate Forde Abbey and East Lambrook.
If you’ve been inspired to make your next holiday a trip to Dorset, then please take a look at our Dorset holiday cottages page and find your perfect accommodation with Sykes Cottages.