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, West Country.
10 - 24
Magnificent 9 Bedroom Dorset Country House, ideal for large groups of friends or family, with an private hot tub and games room with table football, pool table, table tennis and air hockey on site there is plenty to keep your group entertained (hen and stag group friendly) at this fine property and the Dorset coast is just a short drive away.
Special features: free internet access, tennis court, games room, outdoor hot tub, Gold Award Winning Cottage.
|from 18 January to 24 January 20 from 27 January to 20 March 20|
10 bedroom Mansion, West Country.
8 - 24
Wonderful 10 bedroom manor house in the Blackmoor Vale surrounded by beautiful gardens and lush Dorset countryside.
Special features: free internet access, tennis court, games room.
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.
2 bedroom Cottage, World Heritage Jurassic Coast.
2 - 4
Charming 2 bedroom, dog-friendly holiday home located near the heart of Chickerell, conveniently close to the beautiful Dorset Jurassic coast and just 3 miles from Weymouth.
Special features: free internet access.
Late availability: from 17 January to 07 March 20
8 bedroom Large Country House, Near Shaftesbury.
2 - 18
Roomy large country house with 8 bedrooms, private hot tub and 3 acres of grounds, only around 4 miles from Shaftesbury and within an hour's drive of the scenic Dorset coast.
Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub, Gold Award Winning Cottage.
Late availability: from 31 January to 03 February 20