Cottages to rent for self-catering breaks 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.


About Cottage Breaks in Duntish

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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.

Book a Duntish cottage and look forward to discovering some of the best of Dorset on holiday.

31 rental properties

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Price from: £2835
Next available: 31st Jan to 4th Feb 22
sleeps 15 - 17 guests 15 - 17
7 bedrooms 7
5 bathrooms 5
dog-friendly cottage

7 bedroom Large Country Holiday Home, Duntish 20 miles away

Large 7 bedroom country house with the wow-factor in Somerset, enjoy country views and luxurious spacious accommodation with a country twist, as well as a beautiful garden and 2 private hot tubs outdoors, just 18 miles from Glastonbury.

Facilities & Features: TVFree WifiOutdoor Hot Tub
Price from: £3495
Next available: 29th Jan to 4th Feb 22
sleeps 9 - 21 guests 9 - 21
9 bedrooms 9
9 bathrooms 9
dog-friendly cottage, 3 dog(s) welcome3

9 bedroom Georgian Manor House, Duntish 16 miles away

Elegant 9 bedroom Georgian town house in Bridport, complete with games room and high-tech cinema room, luxurious and stylish plus pet-friendly and sleeping groups of up to 21 people.

Facilities & Features: TVFree WifiGames room
Price from: £3200
Next available: 30th Jan to 4th Feb 22
sleeps 16 - 18 guests 16 - 18
7 bedrooms 7
5 bathrooms 5
no dogs allowed

7 bedroom Large Country House, Duntish 12 miles away

Stylish and impressive 7 bedroom manor house with stunning country views, private outdoor hot tub and spacious elegant accommodation, half an hour's drive from Yeovil.

Facilities & Features: TVFree WifiOutdoor Hot Tub
Price from: £675
Next available: 31st Jan to 4th Feb 22
sleeps 2 - 4 guests 2 - 4
2 bedrooms 2
2 bathrooms 2
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome2

2 bedroom Thatched Cottage, Duntish 16 miles away

2 bedroom pet-friendly thatched cottage set in an idyllic village within Dorset's Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, just 9 miles from Lyme Regis.

Facilities & Features: TVFree Wifi
Price from: £625
Next available: 21st Feb to 25th Feb 22
sleeps 1 - 2 guests 1 - 2
1 bedrooms 1
1 bathrooms 1
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome1

1 bedroom Thatched Cottage, Duntish 17 miles away

Delightful thatched cottage in Dorset in the West Country, with one double bedroom, original features and a location very near to the stunning Jurassic coast this is an ideal cottage for a romantic break.

Facilities & Features: TVFree Wifi
Price from: £1025
Next available: 31st Jan to 4th Feb 22
sleeps 6 - 8 guests 6 - 8
4 bedrooms 4
2 bathrooms 2
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome2

4 bedroom Farmstay, Duntish 17 miles away

This 4 bedroom country cottage has a definite wow factor with high quality interiors, an inglenook fireplace, a woodburning stove and a private hot tub along with a secluded garden and a location in rural Dorset close to the Jurassic coast.

Facilities & Features: TVFree WifiOutdoor Hot Tub
Price from: £660
Next available: 4th Feb to 19th Feb 22
3 star
sleeps 4 - 8 guests 4 - 8
4 bedrooms 4
2 bathrooms 2
no dogs allowed

4 bedroom Cottage, Duntish 17 miles away

Positioned in the heart of the popular seaside resort of Weymouth rests this remarkable whitewashed holiday home, Picardy Cottage.

Facilities & Features: Free Wifi
Price from: £1099
Next available: 30th Jan to 12th Feb 22
5 star
sleeps 6 - 10 guests 6 - 10
5 bedrooms 5
3 bathrooms 3
no dogs allowed

5 bedroom Thatched Cottage, Duntish 16 miles away

Pretty 5 bedroom thatched country cottage, near Blandford Forum, with warm bubbly outdoor hot tub in garden.

Facilities & Features: TVFree WifiOutdoor Hot Tub
Price from: £454
Next available: 29th Apr to 3rd Jun 22
5 star
sleeps 3 - 6 guests 3 - 6
3 bedrooms 3
2 bathrooms 2
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome1

3 bedroom Barn Conversion, Duntish 10 miles away

Family-friendly and dog-friendly barn conversion with modern interior, situated within a small development on a working farm, ideal for rural retreat breaks and within reach of the Jurassic Coast.

Facilities & Features: TVFree WifiGames room
Price from: £294
Next available: 4th Feb to 12th Feb 22
3 star
sleeps 2 - 4 guests 2 - 4
2 bedrooms 2
1 bathrooms 1
no dogs allowed

2 bedroom Farm Cottage, Duntish 15 miles away

Get away from it all with a stay at this idyllic rural retreat near the attractive hillside town of Shaftesbury in Dorset.

Facilities & Features: TV
Price from: £1434
Next available: 29th Jan to 25th Feb 22
5 star
sleeps 5 - 10 guests 5 - 10
5 bedrooms 5
6 bathrooms 6
no dogs allowed

5 bedroom Townhouse, Duntish 17 miles away

Elegant 5 bedroom holiday rental in Weymouth, all ensuite bedrooms, stunning sea views and excellent location opposite the beach.

Facilities & Features: TVFree Wifi
Price from: £292
Next available: 28th Feb to 11th Mar 22
5 star
sleeps 1 - 2 guests 1 - 2
1 bedrooms 1
1 bathrooms 1
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome1

1 bedroom Romantic Retreat, Duntish 18 miles away

Idyllic rural retreat which with its king-size bed is ideal for two, this studio property is complete with a beautiful interior and a lovely countryside location and is situated near to the West Wiltshire Downlands.

Facilities & Features: TVFree Wifi