Cottage rentals in Duntish, Dorset, England
Deep in the Dorset countryside in what in many ways is the perfect location for a country cottage holiday is the hamlet of Duntish. Surrounded by some lovely scenery with pastures and trees, the area is one of natural beauty, an artist’s dream and is likely to appeal to those looking to relax in a quiet, unspoilt part of the West Country. Located between Sherborne and Dorchester, Duntish could be a great base for discovering the towns, open country, attractions and coastline of Dorset.
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Less than a mile away from Duntish, in nearby Buckland Newton is a local pub ‘The Gaggle of Geese’ which you can visit for a tipple with the friendly locals whilst on your cottage holiday. A controversial attraction close to Duntish is the famous Cerne Giant. The 180’ high naked, club carrying figure, carved into chalk on a hillside, is the largest of its kind and has been the subject of much speculation. As there were no mentions of the giant prior to the 17th century it is thought to have been created then as political satire. However it is widely considered to be much older and folklore has it associated with fertility.
The amazing gardens of Miterne House are just a short drive from Duntish and recommended for a visit. Over 1.5 miles of pathways open up a glorious array of varieties and colours of flowers, trees and plants, with small lakes and streams, for you to enjoy during a leisurely stroll. The gardens are open between March and October, but the house, once in the Churchill family, is reserved for private functions.
Sherborne is the nearest town to Duntish and is well worth on a visit when on a cottage holiday in this part of the West Country. This historic town boasts two castles, a magnificent abbey together with many medieval buildings. The latest of its castles was built by Sir Walter Raleigh and with its gardens is open to the public. The ‘old’ castle is in ruins but is no less romantic for visitors. The town thrives as a busy shopping centre with a large variety of stores, specialist shops and antiques outlets.
The county town of Dorchester is less than 10 miles south of Duntish and beyond, the seaside resort of Weymouth is only a few miles further. As well as its sandy beach with traditional holiday amusements, such as Punch and Judy and donkey rides, Weymouth also has an attractive, historic harbour and a terminal for ferries to the Channel Islands and France. A boat trip can be the best way to appreciate the Jurassic Heritage coast. The seafront at Weymouth also has some delightful, relaxing gardens which are well worth a visit.
Duntish could be an ideal place for a quiet break in the country or a convenient base for discovering some of the best of Dorset. Take it easy or spend your days seeing the sights, it’s up to you.
Featured Self catering country cottages near Duntish, Dorset, England:
9 bedroom Large Country House, Jurrasic Coast.
2 - 20
Large luxurious holiday house with swimming pool and private hot tub near the Dorset Coast and Bournemouth, suitable for large groups of up to 20 people.
Special features: free internet access, pool (In the Pool-house for your exclusive and private use. ), games room.
|from 10 April to 31 October 20|
4 bedroom Cottage, West Country.
2 - 8
Four bedroom holiday cottage with idyllic rural setting next to farmlands in Dorset, boasting light and airy interiors along with a woodburning stove in the lounge, a private hot tub and fantastic views over fields and farmlands and a location just a short drive from the wonderful Jurassic Coast.
Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.
|from 10 April to 08 May 20 from 11 May to 22 May 20|
2 bedroom Unique Lighthouse Cottage, West Country.
1 - 4
For a seaside holiday how about Branscombe Holiday Cottage right next to Old Higher Lighthouse? With a stunning location perched on the cliff-side on the Jurassic Coast and with access to a shared outdoor pool in the summer months, this is a very special and unique holiday home.
Special features: free internet access, pool (Shared outdoor pool in grounds).
|from 19 June to 26 June 20 from 03 July to 10 July 20|
11 bedroom Manor House, Dorset Coast.
14 - 22
Fine country holiday house with 11 bedrooms, set in two and a half acres of gardens in rural Dorset just one mile from the seaside, bookings welcome for weddings, special celebrations, family and group holidays.
Special features: free internet access, games room.
|from 14 April to 24 April 20 from 27 April to 07 May 20|
4 bedroom Barn Conversion, Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
1 - 8
Newly available is this stunning 4 bedroom barn conversion set by the unspoilt Dorset Downs, enjoy a luxury country holiday, just half an hour's drive from the beautiful Jurassic coastline.
Special features: free internet access, games room, Gold Award Winning Cottage.
|from 10 April to 15 May 20 from 05 June to 20 June 20|