Dog friendly Lodges Dorset
Dorset is a natural beauty in the UK. Head to Lyme Regis, Corfe Castle or Lulworth Cove for wonderful sea views and history. You can also find a secluded spot for your getaway and avoid the crowds.
- Axminster, EnglandSituated only 3 miles from Lyme Regis with its historic Cobb, harbour and sandy beach, and the market town of Axminster, this delightful and spacious, split-level rural cottage, with stable door entrance, is ideally located to enjoy West Dorset and East Devon. Take in some wonderful scenic walking on the World Heritage Jurassic Coast, enjoy fossil hunting, boating, golf, fishing, horse riding and family time in Lyme Regis or attractions such as the Donkey Sanctuary and tramway at Seaton, Crealy Adventure Park at Exeter, Forde Abbey and Gardens, Beer Caves, River Cottage or exploring the cathedral city of Exeter and beyond. The owners’ property is close by, but not overlooking, with chickens, ducks and sheep nearby. You are free to explore the adjacent local nature reserve and woodlands and enjoy views over the Axe Valley. Shop and pub/restaurant 1 mile.£67Price per night from
- Long Bredy, EnglandThis single-storey holiday home is in a superb country location midway between Dorchester and Bridport in West Dorset and 3 miles from the scenic and beautiful Chesil Beach at Abbotsbury and the World Heritage Jurassic Coast. Adjacent to the owner’s home, it is styled in a Georgian Gothic period and offers a lovely home and location for 6. It is ideal for walking and cycling on the nearby Macmillan and Jubilee Trail, and some spectacular Dorset scenery can be found at Eggardon Hill Fort. Enjoy visiting the ever popular seaside resort of Lyme Regis, 18 miles, with its pretty harbour and Cobb, taking in some stunning coastal scenery and smaller seaside resorts of Charmouth, Eype and West Bay. Within easy driving distance, enjoy Abbotsbury Swannery and Sub Tropical Gardens, RSPB nature reserves at Radipole and Lodmoor, or Weymouth with its many family attractions, as well as Sea Life or slightly further on Monkey World and the Bovington Tank Museum. Beach 3 miles. Shop 6 miles, pub and restaurant 2½ miles.£102Price per night from
- New St, EnglandSituated in Easton in the heart of Portland, this 200 year old, mid-terrace cottage, accommodating up to 5 guests, has been tastefully decorated and offers a great holiday location for exploring the area. Steeped in history, Portland has wonderful coastal walking for visitors and their four-legged friends, as well as fishing, diving, bird watching, and of course sailing and wind surfing in Weymouth harbour. Set on the World Heritage Jurassic Coast and Chesil Beach, so one can explore all the way up to the Purbecks to the east and down to Lyme Regis in the west, taking in many popular resorts en-route and some superb scenery. Visit the quaint seaside town of Weymouth with its harbour, sandy beach and shops, or Dorchester with its many museums. Further afield, discover Monkey World, Bovington Tank Museum, historic houses and many other exciting attractions beckon to ensure you have a memorable holiday. Beach 1 mile. Shop and restaurant 400 yards, pub 200 yards.£73Price per night from
- Chideock, EnglandThis charming, spacious, Grade II listed, thatched, detached cottage is set in the delightful village of Chideock. Between Lyme Regis and Bridport, and a short walk from the beach at Seatown and the scenic World Heritage Jurassic Coast, this is an ideal holiday base. Enjoy superb coastal walking, with breathtaking views from Golden Cap, fishing, swimming and fossil hunting, or explore Lyme Regis with its Cobb, harbour and quaint shops, and many other attractions nearby. Shop and pub 400 yards.£141Price per night from
- Shaftesbury, EnglandIn a lovely, very rural location on the edge of the quiet village of Fifehead Magdalen near Shaftesbury and Gillingham, this detached Grade II listed converted barn in local Marnhull stone is set in its own private grounds adjoining the owners’ Grade II listed farmhouse. This good quality conversion was originally for the owners’ own occupation. There are splendid uninterrupted views from the living room and garden over Duncliffe Wood, Melbury Beacon and the Blackmore Vale, and many walks straight from your doorstep. Enter into a spacious hallway with ample storage for coats and boots. The double bedroom features a ceiling fan and a walk-in wardrobe, also boasting ample storage. The property has a large, private lawned garden with shrubs and a flower bed, perfect for relaxing in after a day explore.
Shaftesbury, with its famous Gold Hill and character shops, and Sherborne, with its abbeys, castle and restaurants, are delightful places to visit. There are many attractions within easy driving including Stourhead House and Gardens, Kingston Lacy, a day out at Longleat House and Safari Park, Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum, the Haynes Motor Museum with its fascinating selection of classic cars, racing at Wincanton and Salisbury and Wells with their wonderful cathedrals. Locally you can enjoy some great country walking or simply relax and wine and dine in some of the local village pubs. Alternatively just stay in (by the wood burning stove in the winter or out on the patio in the summer) and enjoy this rural idyll. Come for your honeymoon, wedding anniversary, significant birthday (please tell the owners so they can make it even more special) or a quiet break with your baby, as there is space in the bedroom for you to bring your own cot. The Jurassic Coast is 28 miles away. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.£52Price per night from
- Christchurch, EnglandDaws House is the perfect home from home, with a comfortable living area and enclosed garden for you to relax in after a day out exploring. There are many activities within easy driving distance, or make use of the public transport. Head to Mudeford beach for romantic scenic walks, or enjoy the breathtaking views from one of the restaurants and cafés along the waterfront. Nearby Christchurch has a quaint high street with unique shops to browse, or you can visit Christchurch Priory, one of the longest parish churches in the country. The New Forest has fantastic walks, or if you are feeling more adventurous you can go treetop climbing. Here, you will also see free roaming ponies, donkeys and cattle.
Bournemouth is close by with its award-winning beach, high street shops, cinema, mini golf and Oceanarium with turtles, penguins and sharks. Further along the coast is Poole, where you can get a boat to the National Trust owned Brownsea Island, which is home to lots of wildlife including red squirrels. During your stay here you should also venture to the Jurassic Coast and spend a day in the beautiful town of Swanage, where you can get a steam train to Corfe Castle. Durdle Door and Lulworth Caste provide some outstanding views. Beach 1 mile. Shop 350 yards, pub ¾ mile and restaurant ½ mile.£56Price per night from
- Chideock, EnglandLocated in Chideock, between Bridport and West Bay to the east and Lyme Regis to the west, this holiday home is the main part of the owners’ detached house with an adjoining self-contained annexe for the owners use. It is ideally situated for enjoying and exploring west Dorset and the famous scenic World Heritage Jurassic Coast, and has a large, enclosed, lawned garden with a patio overlooking fields and footpaths towards Seatown. Wander over the fields to the coast at Seatown and enjoy some superb scenic coastal walking up to the top of Golden Cap the highest point in the south of England. Lyme Regis offers a great day or two out, with its picturesque harbour, sandy beach and famous Cob, where you can pass the time fossil hunting, boating, fishing, swimming, walking, exploring the quaint character shops, or simply wining and dining. Inland perhaps enjoy a cream tea at the Broadwindsor Craft Centre, or travel further afield to south Somerset and visit historic Forde Abbey and Gardens. There is so much to do you are sure to have a memorable time, and for a stress free holiday. Beach 1 mile. Shop 300 yards, pub and restaurant 400 yards.£137Price per night from
- Wareham, EnglandMeadow Barn is a rural retreat located in the peaceful Dorset hamlet of East Burton, positioned along a quiet no-through lane with direct access to scenic walks. This single-storey barn conversion is ideal for couples, families or friends who want to enjoy the beautiful surrounding area of Dorset. The UNESCO Jurassic Coastline is less than five miles away, with highlights such as Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove. The Jurassic Coastline is home to over 300 coastal walks, offering some breath taking views over Dorset’s 200 million year old shoreline. Meadow Barn is located in the heart of Thomas Hardy country, between Swanage and Weymouth, so it’s easy to imagine life here as it was portrayed by Thomas Hardy in his fictional books, and his birthplace is also close by.
The nearby village of Wool has its own village store, a bakery and a butchers shop, and there is excellent fishing in the area in the River Frome as well as various golf courses, bridleways, cycling and riding routes. For those bringing their bikes, they can be left in the property’s courtyard. Wool train station is within walking distance with links to Dorchester and Weymouth heading west, or Wareham, Poole, Bournemouth and Christchurch heading east. The county town of Dorchester is home to Roman relics, Brewery Square and the pioneering architectural royal development of Poundbury. Weymouth’s award-winning golden sandy beach and historic waterfront harbour are certainly worth a visit. Head over to the Isle of Portland, home to the world famous National Sailing Academy, and host to the 2012 Olympic Games sailing and paralympic sailing events. Bovington Tank Museum and Monkey World are on the doorstep of Meadow Barn which are highlights within the local area, as are Corfe Castle, Swanage Bay, the steam railway and Arne RSPB Natural Reserve. The Isle of Purbeck is renowned for its spectacular scenery including Poole harbour - the largest natural harbour in Europe. This makes Meadow Barn an ideal spot within the heart of the Dorset countryside. Beach 5½ miles. Shop 800 yards, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.£75Price per night from
- Sherborne, EnglandLovingly converted barn ideally located on the Dorset/Somerset border and perfectly placed to explore these wonderful counties. This delightful detached barn conversion is set on the edge of a 60 acre grass farm in the beautiful Blackmore Vale on the Dorset/Somerset border. Refurbished in 2020 to a good standard, it is the perfect retreat, and in an excellent location for those wanting to explore both these charming counties. A farm tour is available to meet and greet the pets and farm animals. Fresh eggs, and honey in season, are available to purchase on-site.
You have to visit the many National Trust and Stately Homes including The Newt near Castle Cary, Stourhead, Montacute, Wilton House, Kingston Lacy, Tintinhull and Lytes Cary Manor. The hilltop market town of Shaftesbury with the famous Gold Hill from the Hovis advert is a 20-minute drive away. There is also Stonehenge, Clarks shopping village in Street, and The Somerset Levels including Glastonbury Tor all within 45 minutes’ drive. Just 15 minutes drive away is the town of Bruton with the famous Hauser and Wirth gallery (free entry).
For keen golfers there is a choice of courses within a 10 mile radius of the property, and for the fisherman, there is a choice of lakes within a short drive.
With easy access to both the A30 and the A303, there is something to suit everyone within a short drive. Further afield you have the towns and cities of Bath, Bristol, Taunton, Exeter, Salisbury, Poole and Bournemouth, the Dorset and Somerset coasts and The New Forest approximately one hour away.
Perfectly located close to two world-famous facilities who have had their own TV shows! Longleat Safari park is a 30-minute drive, and Monkey World is under an hour; they make fantastic educational day trips. There are lovely walks nearby, straight from the cottage into delightful countryside.£74Price per night from
- Wareham, EnglandThis centrally located, terrace holiday cottage is in the heart of the market town of Wareham, but also benefits from a tucked away position. There are a wide variety of local shops, pubs and restaurants just a few yards away, and the cottage is also just a short drive to the Jurassic Coastline, the famous Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door. The town of Swanage is a seaside town with a beautiful beach, boat trips, Durlston Country Park and steam railway. Monkey World and the Tank Museum are also very close by. The cottage is close to lovely walks, coastal trails and paths, as well as the Tour de Manche cycle route. Wareham Quay and river are just 100 yards away. For golfers, a golf course can be found 1 mile away, although there are several others available within a 15-minute drive. Poole, Bournemouth, Swanage and Studland are all close by with their sandy beaches, perfect for a family day out. Beach 10 miles. Shops 40 yards, pub and restaurant 50 yards.£115Price per night from