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.
- Ferndown, EnglandThe Farmhouse is a detached Grade II listed, 17th-century Tudor brick house, which was once owned by the legendary Dorset smuggler ‘Isaac Gulliver’. It was the original property to occupy the farmland that the golf course sits on today.
Enjoy our 18-hole Championship Golf Course, Par 3 6 Hole Academy Course, putting and chipping green and 10 bay covered driving range; preferential rates are available for residents.
The large well-presented and equipped house offers an ideal place for a family holiday or a short break with friends. The house has spacious living, kitchen and dining facilities, utility room, four en-suite bedrooms and two bedrooms with shared bathroom facilities. There is an enclosed garden, patio area, barbecue and a private driveway with ample parking.
The location is great, easily found and a 5-minute journey from Bournemouth International Airport. Nearby, enjoy the Stour and Forest Trail and Stour Valley Way. Further afield are many coastal and inland footpaths, including the Dorset Coastal Path where you can enjoy the Jurassic coastline. The local area has two popular parks, Avon Heath Country Park and Moors Valley Country Park. The nearest traffic-free cycle paths are in Hurn Forest and the Castleman Trail. There are also many trails all over the New Forest National Park, where wild ponies roam freely among miles of heathland. There are many other places of interest to visit within the area, such as the village of Burley, Exbury Gardens and Beaulieu Motor Museum. Regular ferries to the Isle of Wight depart from the famous royal yachting town of Lymington. Bournemouth beach is close by, being 4 miles away. At the foot of the pier is the fascinating Oceanarium where the whole family can discover life beneath the waves. Poole is within easy reach, with its sandy beach at Sandbanks and the harbour town where trips to Brownsea Island (National Trust) can be enjoyed. Shop ½ mile and pub ¼ mile.£204From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Wareham, EnglandSympathetically converted, this lovely detached coach house stands within its own large garden, with views over the shared swimming pool (open from May weather dependent) from its open-plan living room. It enjoys use of the owners’ woodland grounds, with shady walks leading down to a river.
For history enthusiasts, Wareham is a treasure trove of ancient sites and stories. Explore the well-preserved town walls and immerse yourself in the town’s Saxon past. Don’t miss the impressive Wareham Town Museum, where artifacts and exhibits transport you back in time. Nearby, the dramatic ruins of Corfe Castle, 6 miles, stand sentinel over the countryside, providing a glimpse into England’s turbulent history.
Just a short drive away lies the vibrant coastal resort of Bournemouth. Here, guests can soak up the sun on the golden sands, stroll along the bustling promenade, or indulge in some retail therapy at the eclectic shops and boutiques. For those seeking a taste of adventure, water sports and beach activities abound, ensuring there’s never a dull moment.
Poole, 7 miles, is a coastal gem, known for its picturesque harbourside and bustling quayside. Take a leisurely stroll along the quay, where traditional pubs, seafood restaurants, and quaint shops line the waterfront. Here, you can savour freshly caught fish and chips, or indulge in a relaxing afternoon tea while watching boats gently bob on the water. Nearby Brownsea Island, a short ferry ride away, is a nature lover’s paradise. This tranquil sanctuary is home to a rich diversity of wildlife, including red squirrels and a multitude of bird species.
Studland Bay is also close by with a sandy beach and ferries to the Channel Islands (summer only) and France. Shops ¼ mile.£96From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Warmwell, EnglandThis lovely detached, wooden holiday cabin is set in a quiet spot on a popular Park Dean resort. The site is set in over 40 acres of woodland and offers many facilities that can be enjoyed, including use of an indoor swimming pool, golf facilities, a sports complex, roller skating and a games room before 6pm. A family pass for two adults and two children is available on site for £106pw, which offers unlimited access to all facilities (excluding ski slope). There is also a dry-ski slope and a fishing lake (licence needed to use) which are both available at an additional cost throughout the day. Set in the heart of Thomas Hardy country and just a short drive to the stunning Jurassic coastline and the seaside town of Weymouth with its promenade and sandy beach. The Sealife Centre, Monkey World, Tank Museum and Abbotsbury Swannery are all nearby. Shop, licensed clubhouse and restaurant on site.£48From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Bournemouth, EnglandLocated only 8½ miles from the centre of Bournemouth, Fortis House is a great base for large groups of families or friends to book an exciting mid-week getaway together in the wonderful south coast county of Dorset. Travel down a long private country road and arrive at the gates into the sweeping driveway, with ample parking for up to five cars.
Relax or party with your friends and family in this secluded property, which is also dog-friendly, with its huge 2-acre gardens, outdoor swimming pool (available summer season only) and six-seater hot tub. This venue is very private and peaceful with no nearby residents to worry about during your holiday time.
The property can sleep up to 22 guests, across five bedrooms, and there are three bathrooms, large kitchen and dining areas, a utility room and games room. There is a Sky TV service in the living room, including Sky Cinema and Sky Sports, free superfast Wi-Fi is provided and the table football and American pool table in the games room will provide great entertainment and memories. Beach 8½ miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1¼ miles.£598From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Chideock, EnglandThis comfortable and welcoming, thatched, detached former farmhouse dates back to 1750, and has many features such as beams, low lintels and sloping floors. The main house has two living rooms, a children’s living area and a dining room which seats up to 18. There is also an indoor swimming pool and an external games room, making it ideal for family gatherings and celebrations. The old creamery, located in a separate building, has been converted into an annexe with an additional two en-suite bedrooms, and still has the exposed stone walls and floors! From the farmhouse gardens there are far-reaching views over countryside and rolling hills and it is conveniently located for trips to Lyme Regis, West Bay and Bridport. There is a local bus service for those wishing to explore the area without using the car. Park Farmhouse is located on the coast road in the heart of the charming historic village of Chideock with a pub and restaurant a couple of doors away. Julia Bradbury’s ‘Best Walks With A View’ includes a walk which encircles Park Farmhouse. A popular farm shop is about a mile away with outside seating with glorious views over the National Trust land and the famous Golden Cap which is the highest point on the south coast!
Steeped in history, Chideock was recorded in the Domesday Book as Cidihoc. In 1379-80, John de Chideock, a manorial lord, built Chideock Castle, just north of the village. During the Middle Ages, ownership passed to the Catholic Arundell family, who used it to provide refuge for priests and loyal followers during subsequent persecution. In 1802 the Arundells were succeeded by the Weld family of Lulworth Castle who in 1810, built Chideock Manor. Park Farmhouse once served the occupants of the manor for many years with cream from the creamery.
The stunning and dramatic Jurassic Coast is a World Heritage Site covering 96 miles of coastline and is less than a mile away at Seatown. It is also known for its fossil hunting. The beaches of West Bay and Lyme Regis have a traditional feel with gift shops, tea rooms, inns and restaurants. Lyme Regis with The Cobb and harbour was the setting for the filming of The French Lieutenant’s Woman. More recently, Jane Austen’s ‘Persuasion’ and Thomas Hardy’s ‘Far from The Madding Crowd’ were both filmed here. Renowned TV chef Mark Hix has an Oyster and Fish House in Lyme Regis. There are other pretty villages such as Beer and Branscombe within easy reach or you may wish to visit the numerous stately homes and gardens in the area. You can also discover Dorset’s sandy bays, rugged hill top walks and tiny coves. Fishing is available locally. Beach ¾ mile. Shop 240 yards, pub and restaurant 50 yards.£409From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Dorchester, EnglandA fantastic semi-detached house resting on the outskirts or Moreton, Dorset. Outdoor swimming pool. Open fire. Tennis court. Off-road parking. Dorchester 6 miles; Weymouth 10.7 miles; Blandford Forum 15.3 miles.£104From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Dorchester, EnglandA spacious holiday home resting in Moreton, Dorset. Woodburning stove. Ground-floor living. Shared outdoor pool and tennis court. Terrace with furniture. Dorchester 6 miles; Weymouth 10.5 miles; Blandford Forum 14.9 miles.£185From price per night based on 7 night stay
- Wimborne, EnglandEnjoy epic group get-togethers at Canford Retreat, nestled in 6 acres of beautiful lush woodlands full of adventure with woodland den for kids to enjoy, and private gardens. Its extensive views of rolling countryside is only the beginning of your memorable retreat, which is just a few miles from beaches and stunning coastal walks. Canford House is the perfect getaway destination for celebratory toasts. Plan special birthday parties or milestone anniversaries or summer fun, Christmas wishes and New Year celebrations. Enjoy expanding your culinary skills with family and friends with the outdoor pizza oven and barbecue in the gardens. Enjoy a game of boules under the 400-year-old family oak tree, whilst catching up with loved ones and weaving memories that last a lifetime. This is not only an idyllic location for large groups, but also families who equally enjoy an escape to the Dorset coast. Canford House also has extensive parking for guests requirements.
This holiday destination offers sumptuous comforts and traditional country splendours, blended with classic contemporary furnishings. Enjoy the roaring log fire, or gather around the garden fire pit. You can expect a memorable time away at Canford House, your home from home. The centrepiece of this house is the extensive open-plan kitchen and living area, and additionally an impressive guest table that can seat up to 20 guests, this is a wonderful hub for large groups. Equally so is the huge indoor swimming pool with ample space for extended entertainment, and table tennis can also be enjoyed poolside. For outdoor games, there is extensive lawned areas for badminton, football etc.
On the ground floor is an extensive double living room that opens out to a paved area with a large outdoor banquet table for al fresco evenings. The main kitchen leads though to a walk-in fridge for all your catering requirements, beyond this room leads to a second kitchen, and along a further hallway leads to one double bedroom, with en-suite. Passing through the cinema room is another vaulted double bedroom, with a further shower room. This also leads to the swimming pool and games area.
The main staircase leads to a bathroom, whilst further down the hallway is a double bedroom which can also accommodate two additional Z-beds if needed. The next room has two single beds (can be made to a double bed). Adjacent to this room is another further bathroom with a deep roll-top bath.
Further down the hallway there is another flight of stairs that leads to a family bedroom. There are also another two bedrooms on this floor. Back down the stairs and straight ahead leads to the another bedroom which has its own access to a roof terrace with small table and chairs.
Renowned for its outstanding natural beauty all is close to hand, from the wild horses of the New Forest National Park and famous beaches, to many fabulous excursions that await your visit.£1025From price per night based on 7 night stay