Guest Comments

Thank you for a very comfortable and enjoyable stay. We had a great time......

- L Family (27-08-2018)

This is our 4th visit to this lovely cottage. SO relaxing and quiet, with beautiful scenery and still visiting favourite pubs.....Thank you for a most enjoyable...

- M Family (27-08-2018)

What a lovely cottage in a beautiful part of the country. We made the most of taking our grand dog for lovely walks from the cottage every day and then coming back...

- N and K (10-08-2018)

Beautiful cottage. Such a tranquil setting. Extremely well appointed - I wanted for nothing. Lovely soft pillows....i now look forward to my next visit!...By the...

- DC and Lulu (27-09-2018)

A wonderful stay in beautiful Dorset in the delightful Swallows Cottage. A picturesque setting on this amazing farm. Plenty to do and see in the surrounding...

- G Family (07-09-2018)

What a wonderful stay! Thank you so much. We loved the cottage and the main house is fabulous too. The setting is stunning and we had a great week.....

- G Family (26-05-2018)

Welcome to Dove House & Swallows

Two Award Winning self-catering Dorset holiday cottages nestled in 1000 acres of beautiful farmland. Just 5 miles from Dorchester and 10 from Weymouth; a perfect location for a family holiday, quiet break or special celebration. We were thrilled to be awarded the coveted VisitEngland ROSE award this year (Recognition of Service Excellence). This is a lifetime award that has been running since 2015.    


Dove House:  Sleeps 13 in 7 en-suite bedrooms. This Dorset holiday cottage with private pool has 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 Dorset family holidays or small company training retreat. (VisitEngland 5*Gold). See our virtual tour of Dove House: 

Swallows:  Designed for 4 people to share in comfort and is furnished to the same high standard as Dove House. It is on one level, so if you're looking for a wheelchair accessible holiday Dorset, this cottage provides 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 for when they are booked together. Swallows has one double and one twin/double bedroom, both are en-suite. One small dog allowed. NB: Swallows does not have access to the indoor pool or games room unless taken with Dove House. (VisitEngland 4* Gold). See our virtual tour of Swallows: .  Swallows has a beautiful brand new kitchen fitted in early 2022. This is not shown in our virtual tour, but there are some pictures in the gallery.

 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 offering the perfect holiday cottages to rent in Dorset.

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






Late Availability


Availability & Pricing

Availability & Pricing

Use our interactive calendar to find out our current availability and to book your next stay with us...

More Information

Out & About

Out & About

Find out what the local area around Dove House & Swallows has to offer. From local produce to family activities...

More Information

News & Offers

News & Offers

Read the latest news from Dove House & Swallows and be the first to find out about our latest offers...

More Information

Hospitality and Holiday Lets Websites designed by AztecMedia, Yeovil, Somerset