Guest Comments

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)

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)

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 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)

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 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 SILVER award in the recent Dorset Tourism Awards for 2020.

 LATE AVAILABILITY:   We have a few weeks/short breaks available in Swallows in early 2022.

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:

Little Dove:   Sleeps up to 8 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 or 2 households.  It includes all the normal living areas of Dove House along with the private heated indoor pool and games room for your sole use.  For those wanting holidays in Dorset with dogs, we can allow one well behaved dog by prior arrangement.  This is a fantastic opportunity to enjoy our holiday cottages to rent in Dorset in an amazing location in a smaller group.    ONLY AVAILABLE WHEN WE ARE UNDER COVID RESTRICTIONS .


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. 



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We are following all the government guidelines when preparing the houses for our guests, more details can be seen in our Covid 19 Policy                 

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