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We said in October that we had no doubt we would be back! Once again – the most marvellous time ..everything you could wish for and more.. thank...

- Anonymous (01-05-2012)

We have fallen in love with Swallows. Just perfect. The peace has been wonderful, Bonnie, our Cairn will miss her morning and evening walks.

- Anonymous (01-05-2012)

another wonderful stay for Sue's 60th.. great weekend with friends followed by chaos with family the rest of the week.  The children loved it and never wanted to...

- R Family (19-04-2013)

The pre stay 'recce' (by my wife) mentioned the superb aspects of Dove House and they proved absolutely correct. It does not seem possible that our famiy get together...

- Mr A (25-04-2014)

.. I am completely overwhelmed by the beauty and serenity of this wonderful location.... it is all very surreal! THIS IS TRULY HEAVEN ON EARTH, thank you from us all..

- Mr H - Dove House and Sallows (07-06-2013)

It is our third trip here and we had a wonderful time... thank you for arranging the tennis lessons - we all loved them. The pool was great, as was the house. Hope to...

- L family (05-04-2013)

our 7th visit. Despite a venture to Devon for 2012 we've come to realise Dove House is the perfect fit for our family...

- O family (24-05-2013)

Very many congratulations on Dove House being selected as one of the 50 best holiday homes in this Saturday's Times - we were so delighted to see...

- Email from the S Family (01-01-2013)

What an amazing time we have all had! 13 of us to celebrate 40th birthday. Loved the pool, games room great, and the kitchen/diner perfect for big...

- M family (01-09-2013)

..plenty for 4 generations to do.. more than lived up to expectations, the web-site did not give a false impression (as some often do). Only wish we could have stayed...

- D family (03-03-2014)

... it has felt so safe for young children here with the fenced in garden and the lovely walks... the house is spacious and a perfect layout so that noone feels on top...

- J Family (03-05-2013)

Our first holiday renting a house in ENgland and what a find! Everything works, there's everything you could possibly want and adults and children are fully catered...

- P Family (16-08-2013)

A beautiful cottage in a beautiful setting. The cottage is clean and well equipped and the garden has been a real joy to breakfast in. The walks...

- Anonymous (01-07-2012)

'the facilities here are fantastic and perfect for large family holidays... lovely rooms and a great kitchen for entertaining..

- Anon (15-02-2013)

We couldn’t have found a more perfect haven! Loved the horses nearby, the birds and the tranquillity. Swallows had everything we needed. It was our...

- Anonymous (01-09-2012)

Our first visit to Dorset and certainly not our last. A truly amazing house - words fail us... an event we will never forget. Hope to be back...

- L family (01-10-2012)

Spent a wonderful weekend celebrating my 70th... everyone should have the chance to celebrate special occasions at Dove House.

- Many thanks M group (01-01-2013)

Our group of friends have been 'barn owls' for 18 years and Dove House is the best of the lot for large numbers with all facilities, we will be back.. thank you Pippa...

- Barn Owl Group (08-11-2013)

A lovely lovely week for 17 of us to see in the New Year. Fantastic walks, gorgeous house and pool was greatly used…. Thank you Pippa and Hugo.

- W family (01-12-2012)

We are all so pleased to have found Dove House and Swallows in the perfect location, house, facilities which ticked all the boxes. So much space...

- Thank you T family (01-11-2012)

A lovely house in a  gloriously peaceful location. ... thank you so much

- R family (04-03-2013)

Swallows must be the next thing to perfect for a holiday for us that it is possible to be. The Swallows themselves gave us even more of a greeting...

- Anonymous (01-05-2012)

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Welcome to Dove House & Swallows

Two Award Winning self-catering houses nestling in 1000 acres of Dorset farmland. Just 5 miles from Dorchester and 10 from Weymouth; a perfect location for a family holiday, quiet break or special celebration.

These beautiful old barns were restored in 2000 to the highest standards, with quality fittings throughout. Both Dove House and Swallows are located at the end of a mile long, private, tree-lined drive.

Dove House sleeps 13 in 7 en-suite bedrooms. There is a large, enclosed south-facing garden with patio and barbecue area. A covered portico with seating attaches the house to the fabulous indoor heated swimming pool exclusively for Dove House guests. The house is spacious, peaceful and luxurious making it perfect for larger groups and ideal for a family holiday or small company training retreat.

Swallows is designed for 4 people to share in comfort and is furnished to the same high standard as Dove House. It is on one level, with easy access for those with more limited mobility and a beautiful peaceful enclosed garden.  Swallows is totally separate and private from Dove House, but it is just a short walk when they are taken together. Swallows has one double and one twin/double bedroom, both are en-suite. (one small dog allowed!)

Together: The two houses can be taken together to accommodate a total of 17 guests and 3 babies. Dove House is fully equipped for this number to eat and socialise together.

There is also a hard tennis court that can be used by prior arrangement available to both properties.


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