Guest Comments

A wonderful week in a superb location. Dove House was immaculate in every way and, blessed with excellent weather, we all had a memorable visit. Thank you!

- 19 May 2017 (19-06-2017)

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)

Stunning driveway, lovely location - so quiet and full of wildlife, cottage was amazing full of everything we could need, well enclosed garden great for our little...

- E Family (15-01-2018)

A great week had by all. Tennis court and pool used endlessly.... many thanks. P.S Kate's cooking was marvellous.

- D Family (27-03-2015)

....this is the first time we have really begun to explore this are and 'Swallows' has been the perfect place from which to et to know just a part of what it has to...

- W Family (19-03-2018)

A superb weekend in top notch accommodation - everything has been thought of here. A great time had by all of us!

- NYE Crowd! (20-04-2018)

A lovely superbly presented cottage with everything we needed and great attention to detail. Quiet location, great for relaxing.

- L and D K (07-10-2016)

.... lovely, well equipped cottage....the peaceful location has been a delight - a great night's sleep in tranquility.

- Anon (14-08-2014)

We stayed for a mid-week break for my lovely wife's birthday....Pippa and Hugo, the cottage is delightful and very well appointed..

- Abigail and David B (07-11-2014)

We came with our whole families, the youngsters occupying Dove House and we came back at the end of each evening to peace and tranquility! We have all had the most...

- D Family (30-10-2017)

...was like coming home? We love our annual get together here. Thank you so much.

- L Family (20-03-2015)

A beautiful weekend to celebrate a 60th, thank you so much, Dove House is just perfect .

- May 2017 (08-06-2017)

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)

We felt very welcome when we arrived the cottage was very well presented, clean and comfortable. .....looking foward to our next visit.

- S and T couples (11-05-2018)

..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)

This has been our first stay at Swallows and we have thoroughly enjoyed our time here. Many dog-friendly cafes, pubs etc. ....We are sure we will return in 2018 to...

- M Family (20-10-2017)

A wonderful week celebrating my 70th birthday..such a beautiful and tranquil setting. ...a luxurious and yet lovely house - thank you.

- S Family (06-03-2016)

Lovely stay, everything perfect as usual. Be back!

- Cambs Family (16-06-2017)

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)

Swallows is a unique and wonderful cottage. So comfortable and cosy, clean and well equipped. Together with Dove House it has provided us with the ideal place in which...

- T Family (20-01-2017)

A most comfortable and informal place to be - everything worked! and we thoroughly enjoyed our week : an ideal place for old friends to spend happy time together.

- S Family (08-09-2017)

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)

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 family get together...

- Mr A (25-04-2014)

A lovely week despite the weather! We enjoyed walks in Puddletown and over Golden Cap. ...we enjoyed the Wildlife around the cottage, - deer, foxes, woodpeckers,...

- HC Family (04-08-2017)

What a find! Looking forward to returning next year.

- K and L B (19-09-2014)

A wonderful week here with all our family (in Dove House).....it was lovely being able to retreat at times to this comfortable and well presented cottage. Everything...

- Diana J (29-07-2016)

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

- Anon (15-02-2013)

4 generations of our family ranging from 82 yrs to 7 months all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. ....we wanted for nothing...and will be recommending to family and...

- F Family (14-08-2015)

What a wonderful place! The cottage is clean, comfortable and well equipped, and situated in lovely surroundings. We couldn't have asked for more - Swallows cottage is...

- B famiy (18-05-2018)

.. 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)

.....please can we stay longer. Don't want to go home...the standard of your property is exceptional...facilities amazing.... can't wait to come back next...

- GTG Group (11-05-2018)

From the gorgeous location and setting to the spaciousness of Dove House, we were so pleasantly surprised....stars of the show were the family kitchen and beautiful...

- Caine Family (03-11-2014)

Fantastic week! Family of 3 generations, perfect location, well equipped and great facilities - home from home! Many thanks. (Dove House and Swallows).

- TLF Families (20-01-2017)

..enjoyed a lovely afternoon at Burton Bradstock on the beach with the children and the dog, finished off with a delicious meal at the Hive. The farm and Cottage is...

- Herts Family (02-06-2017)

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)

....Dove House is in a truly exceptional position......my whole family and I were blown away by its 'location'.

- Phil Spencer (06-05-2013)

A lovely cottage - with everything we needed - in a lovely setting! Swallows was an excellent base for exploring Dorset....we will thoroughly recommend it to our...

- V an d T K (23-09-2016)

This is our first visit to Swallows Cottage and what a find! We ere in search of a few days for a quiet and peaceful break and this has been perfect. The cottage is...

- C Family (05-03-2018)

We have had a wonderful week in this house which has been perfect for us. ..the children especially loved the pool. The adults had everything they needed - very well...

- Mrs R (24-06-2016)

Lovely, peaceful stay. Beautiful house - thank you

- S family (04-09-2017)

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)

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)

We will take some wonderful memories home - amazing proerty, We all had a fantastic time. Thank you Thank you Thank you

- S,P and A Families (04-05-2018)

The cottage is beautiful and the facilities are amazing. Such a beautiful place to stay with so much to do. The surroundings are amazing and we will definitely be back!

- s,s,and s families (09-06-2017)

What a wonderful cottage. Beautifully furnished and equipped. The location is perfect for exploring Dorset. ...thank you for all the little touches which were much...

- May family (21-07-2017)

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)

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 (14-12-1600)

Large family party with birthday and Golden Wedding. Great time, great weather, great location, Great House!

- S Family (06-11-2017)

...just a 'home from home'. We love it here. Thank you Pippa for looking after us SO well....see you in 2019

- J Family (30-06-2017)

.....We've walked,met friends and sampled good food. Our days have been long but it's been a real pleasure to return to this peaceful, well-equipped haven. Many thanks.

- S Family (26-05-2017)

Really lovely stay at Swallows. Plenty of activities for all the family and the dog enjoyed lots of lovely walks at the farm and nearby beaches.......We will...

- D family (11-08-2017)

As near perfect as one could wish - spacious, perfectly equipped and beautifully furnished. To say nothing of the warm (and safe) pool. ...... Thank you from all of us!

- B Family (17-04-2015)

Spectacular week, everything perfect, the pool and 'suntrap' were much used and enjoyed. You have created the most perfect 'holiday home'..

- N Group (14-10-2016)

...a very comfortable, warm and well equipped cottage! We have enjoyed some lovely meals and luckily the sun has shone! It is so ice to be somewhere so quiet -...

- May 2016

Wonderful holiday for the second time. Everything just as we remembered it - all the family loved the pool. Great place to all be together.

- B,L and R Families (20-10-2017)

A totally fabulous place to stay. the perfect location and your attention to details made our stay absolutely brill. Thank you!

- F W (09-03-2015)

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)

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)

What a treasure of a place. Wonderful house, fantastic location. Thank you. (Dove House and Swallows)

- W Family (09-01-2017)

nothing was too much trouble, very flexible and helpful...

- Mrs K (07-10-2016)

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)

Superb place....weather was kind most of the time, but it was lovely to light woodburner and shup out the rain and just chill!  ..........would definitely come back,...

- F family (06-11-2017)

Another fabulous week in this amazing house. Lots of tennis, swimming, cricket, rounders, running, laughter and fun. We hope to be back.

- C and K Families (03-07-2015)

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)

... Dove House has been the only venue we have visited twice and five years on since our first visit it didn't fail to please and give us the same great experience. A...

- Walkie Talkies Group (05-06-2015)

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)

.....superb accommodation, tasteful decor, super facilities, beautiful garden with lots of birds to watch and enjoy....great attention to detail from the owners, all...

- Sue and Ian G (17-10-2014)

We were lucky to have three warm and sunny days in October! That aside we were more than lucky to discover Swallows - cleverly designed, furnished with care and...

- D & A (11-10-2018)

wonderful time, great facilities, beautiful place, relaxing setting...couldn't be faulted, many thanks to Pippa and Hugo

- School reunion (16-09-2016)

Had we known what a lovely stay we would have this week, we would have booked two weeks and ditched Paris. The Swallows was just the right size for the four of us, in...

- M and B Walker (10-06-2016)

Lovely house, lovely weather, wonderful holiday. what more can you ask..

- A Family (26-06-2015)

a very happy week ....kids 18months to 65 years. Loved the pool. A great family get together. Thank you.

- May Half Term 2017 (02-06-2017)

A wonderful reunion. Cottage as immaculate as last year. Superbly equipped and comfortable. A very special setting in this picturesque county. Thank you.

- Swans Group (16-06-2017)

Seventeen of us arrived hoping for a happy time. We were not disappointed. The thoughtful layout and amenities of Dove House and Swallows were a real pleasure to...

- Peter and Sue (19-08-2016)

It was amazing, terrific. I'm speechless, its so amazing celebrating two birthdays, we had a great time....

- April 2017 (21-04-2017)

A visit we will remember forever! Briliant house, absolutely spotless, the pool was a saviour in the wet weather. Thoroughly enjoyed by all!....we came to celebrate a...

- P,C and B Families (21-07-2017)

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)

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)

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)

What a  week in a truly gem of a cottage, extremely well equipped, in the midst of silence. We loved Dorset, and will be back. Thank you Pippa for your warm...

- from Belgium (22-07-2016)

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)

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)

... 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)

Happy  memories of a really happy week in this wonderful holiday home. Thank you!

- O Family (13-04-2018)

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

- R family (04-03-2013)

We came with our whole families, the 'youngters' occupying Dove HOuse and we came back at the end of each evening to peace and tranquility....everything we could have...

- D Family (27-10-2017)

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)

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

- L Family (14-12-0)

Certainly the best cottage we have ever stayed in and we hope to return one day. Thank you.

- Q Group (19-06-2015)

A family of 12, ranging in age from 2 years of age to 64.. a wonderful home for a fabulous family break. We all love the house, swimming pool, gardens, games room,...

- Pam A (03-10-2014)

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)

Our second stay in Dove House, this time with four new additions! Once again our stay was absolutely perfect! This  beautiful home is perfect for our large family...

- A Family Group (18-05-2018)

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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 which have been maintained ever since. 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. (VisitEngland 5*Gold)

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)

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. 

  

 LATE AVAILABILITY:

SWALLOWS: We have some mid week availability in Swallows during November and December, 15% off list prices. 

SWALLOWS - NEW YEAR:  28th Dec to 4th Jan (7 nights)- reduced to £850 or  4 nights Friday 28th to Tuesday 1st for £650. 

 

 


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