Guest Comments

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)

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)

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)

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

- L 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)

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)

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.

Celebrating our 20th year with barely an empty week, these beautiful old barns were restored in 2000 to the highest standards which have been maintained ever since. Both Dove House and Swallows are located at the end of a mile long, private, tree-lined drive.FB_IMG_1603729086707

We are taking bookings for LITTLE DOVE with our Master Cancel cancellation policy for Christmas and New Year and up to February half term. We also have availabiltiy from Dec 11th-13th in Little Dove. 

Little Dove:   Sleeps 6 in up to 4 en-suite rooms of your choice.  This is a scaled down version of Dove House (full details of which can be seen on the Dove House information on this website). We have created this option to abide by the RULE OF 6.  It includes all the normal living areas of Dove House along with the private heated indoor pool and games room for your sole use.  We can allow one well behaved dog by special arrangement.  This is a fantastic opportunity to enjoy a beautiful house in an amazing location in a smaller group.    

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. (VisitEngland 5*Gold). See our virtual tour of Dove House: 

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!). 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:

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. 


CANCELATIONS:  We now have a flexible cancellation policy up to 48 hours prior to arrival for all bookings taken from August 2020. 




AA Covid-19 Confident


We are following the strictest guidelines when preparing the houses for our guests, more details can be seen in our Covid 19 Policy under Information on this website.   We look forward to re-opening in December following the present Lockdown period.







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