Guest Comments

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)

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)

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 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.

LATE AVAILABILITY and COVID 19:  Things are changing all the time so do keep an eye on our availability calendar.  Due to the recent changes in guidelines we will have more cancellations over the coming Months. We are happy to consider groups that fit the government quide lines and negotiate prices so do email or call us to discuss if this is something that might work for you.


At present we have LITTLE DOVE for 16th-19th October at £1700 - do call if interested 01305 889338


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. 





CANCELLATIONS:  We now have a full cancellation policy in place for all bookings taken from August 2020. 




AA Covid-19 Confident


We are now open under the Government guidelines.  

We would like to thank so many of our guests for their patience and understanding in dealing with this very difficult time, and we are so looking forward to seeing you, both new and returning guests. It will be lovely to have the houses full of fun and laughter again. The birds are unbelievably noisy!!! 

Please see our COVID Policy under the Information Section to see what we are doing to keep you safe during your stay with us. 





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