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Deer Leap Cottage

Moreton, Dorset (Ref. 1060768)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Swimming Pool Swimming pool
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


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1 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Love

    “We had a wonderful week at Deer Leap Cottage, saw actual deer everyday.”


    The pool, tennis court and table tennis kept us all entertained! Sky, Netflix and working WiFi is amazing for the teenager with us! A huge plus! Location is brilliant 20 mins to Wareham, Lulworth Cove, Studland Beach is around 30 mins away, the Frampton Arms in the village is great for food and within a short work, would suggest you book, difficult currently to just turn up. So lovely to find a cottage that accepts a dog but does not smell as though dogs have been there. Geoff & Hannah are lovely, on hand if you need them and so helpful.

    - Mrs Love, June 2021

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The property

Set on stunning grounds and situated on the outskirts of the village of Moreton, is this characterful, semi-detached house, Deer Leap Cottage.

Renovated to a high standard whilst retaining its traditional charm, this characterful abode boasts many charismatic features that create a relaxing base from which to enjoy a family escape to Dorset with spectacular countryside walks to discover.

Make yourself at home in the inviting sitting area and settle on the large plush corner sofa, enjoying the heat of the open fire.

Make use of the quality kitchen appliances to cook up your own delicious meals, with sleek fitted units and a stylish breakfast bar to perch at, you can keep the chef of the group company as the tasty aromas fill the room.

Settle down with your family or friends at the dining table in the living/dining room, popping open a bottle of bubbly and toasting to a long-awaited holiday.

Once the evening draws to a close, make your way up to one of the elegant bedrooms, each benefitting from attractive furnishings for storage, quality linens, and a vanity basin unit.

Discover the master double bedroom, featuring a Smart TV and a spacious layout, a further double home to a traditional decorative fireplace, and finally a lovely twin room.

Freshen up in the shower room, with a walk-in shower perfect for feeling refreshed after a long day of sightseeing.

Relish the gorgeous surroundings and take strolls through the shared grounds of Deer Leap House, often coming across wild deer roaming the gardens, you can also find a communal tennis court, an outdoor swimming pool and table tennis.

If you can tear yourself away from this delightful Dorset dwelling, venture in down the road and into Crossways to find the local shops and pubs, just an easy walk from your doorstep, as well as the Moreton trains station being close by too, perfect for day trips to Weymouth and Bournemouth.

Take a ramble into the quaint village of Moreton and admire the church, well known for its windows etched by the Whistler and the resting place of T.E.

Lawrence, more commonly known as Lawrence of Arabia.

The cottage is right in the heart of ‘Thomas Hardy country’, with his birthplace of Bockhampton and home at Max Gate nearby and perfect attractions for any fans of the acclaimed writer.

A wealth of fun at the seaside can be had in the resort of Weymouth, with a long sandy beach to enjoy on sunny days, backed by a host of amusement from arcades and fairground rides, to the marvellous Sandworld and SEA LIFE Centre.

Discover the incredible scenery of Lulworth Cove on the Jurassic Coast, with pristine white sands and clear blue waters, you won’t believe you’re still on English shores!

The South West Coast Path offers a fantastic way to explore the coast, allowing you to come across secluded bays, quiet coves and stunning sea vistas.

Venture into the Dorset AONB for plenty of walks across the luscious landscape, or delight in long bike rides along the quiet country roads.

Spend the day exploring the amazing historic houses in the area like Athelhamption House & Gardens, Hardy’s Cottage run by the National Trust, Kingston Maurward Animal Park and Gardens, and Lulworth Castle.

The fun-filled Monkey World is just over five miles away, home to a wealth of rescued monkeys and apes in an open-air park, as well as the Tank Museum, perfect for any history or automobile enthusiasts.

Secure your adventurous stay in Dorset at Deer Leap Cottage.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with Smart TV and basin, 1 x double with basin, 1 x twin with basin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with open fire
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, 2 x Smart TVs, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair, travel cot and stairgate available on request
  • Off-road parking for three cars
  • Lawned garden
  • Communal grounds including heated outdoor swimming pool (open from the beginning of 1st of June - 1st October), tennis court (with basketball net) (rackets can be provided), table tennis and unfenced lake
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.4 miles, pub 0.3 miles
  • Train Station 3 min walk
  • Note: Logs provided for open fire during winter months
  • Note: Children to be supervised at all times when in the grounds due to the unfenced lake

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About the location


Dorchester 7.6 miles; Weymouth 12.3 miles; Blandford Forum 14.5 miles.

Moreton is a tranquil village that sits just 8 miles east of the County town of Dorchester, and is famous for it’s association with the celebrated soldier, writer and pioneering archaeologist T.E.Lawrence, better know as Lawrence of Arabia. He settled in the village in a cottage called Cloud’s Hill and now owned by the National Trust. While living here he struck up a relationship with Louisa Frampton and some of their letters can be seen in the Moreton Tea rooms. Moreton sits just 8 miles from the County town of Dorchester where you can find Thomas Hardy’s Former home and cottage, as well as many cafes and restaurants and other high street amenities you require. If you are interested in military history then the Bovington Tank Museum is just 6 miles drive away, and a very informative day.

Region Information

Please Note: The owners live onsite. There is a large lake on the property grounds and children must be supervised at all times.
Well behaved dogs are welcome but must be supervised outside due to wild deer on site.
Swimming pool available in summer months (1st June - 1st October).
Swimming pool/tennis court/table tennis is also shared with neighbouring property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas