Self catering holiday cottages in Hazelbury Bryan, Dorset, England

The rural village of Hazelbury Bryan in north Dorset’s Hardy Country is ideal for a peaceful country cottage holiday. With a tranquil atmosphere and numerous pretty thatched cottages, it is the perfect, quiet getaway, yet lies within 30 miles of some of Dorset’s top attractions, coast and historical towns.


Facts about Self-Catering Holidays in Hazelbury Bryan

A settlement from before the 13th century, the village is today a mix of thatched cottages, a 15th century church and modern build houses. The village has its own pub, ‘The Antelope Inn’ along with a small shop for your everyday essentials whilst on your cottage holiday. Nestling safely in the Blackmore Vale, Hazelbury Bryan is in a triangle formed by the towns of Sherborne, Blanford Forum and Dorchester.

11 miles to the west of the village is Sherborne, a historic market town with some interesting attractions worth seeing on a self-catering break. Sherborne with its fine historical buildings is a charming place to while away the time, taking it easy in one of the cafes or browsing in one of the shops. Sherborne boasts two castles, one in ruins, the other, more a large country house, very much intact and, with its 42 acres of grounds, open to the public. Sir Walter Raleigh built and lived at the latter until he was imprisoned in the Tower of London in 1617. The parish church of Sherborne had been a Saxon Cathedral and a Benedictine Abbey before in 1539 becoming an abbey church. It towers over the town’s narrow streets and is considered to be the one of most beautiful churches in the country.

Whilst in Sherborne why not visit the Tourist Information Centre on Digby Road? There you can pick up free leaflets along with resources and information on things to see and do in this part of the West Country.

The county town of Dorchester is 16 miles south from Hazelbury Bryan. It is another town full of history and plenty of interesting architecture to recommend it. There is a grade II listed keep that is now a military museum, a Roman town house excavated in the 1930s and Maiden castle, the largest hill fort in England dating back to 3000BC. Dorchester is also the gateway to the south coast.

Just 23 miles from your cottage base is the thriving seaside town of Weymouth. Well worth a visit whilst on a cottage break in Hazelbury Bryan, Weymouth has all the traditional attractions of a seaside resort together with a quaint harbour and a ferry terminal. To the east of Weymouth the ever popular seaside resort of Bournemouth with its long stretch of golden sandy beach is like a magnet for sun worshipers in summer time. Bournemouth has much more to offer than just sun and sea though, the town is rich in culture and has a vibrant entertainment programme. Other coastal towns worth a visit include Swanage, Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door. 

Discover some of the very best of Dorset whilst taking at self-catering holiday in Hazelbury Bryan. Dorset has lots of rural charm plus a fantastic coastline to recommend it. Staying in or around Hazelbury Bryan you may be interested in finding rural country cottages, log cabins or holiday chalets. Wherever you choose to stay, have a great time.

Featured Self catering country cottages near Hazelbury Bryan, Dorset, England:

Canford Dairy, Wimborne Minster, Dorset, England

9 bedroom Large Country House, Jurrasic Coast.

sleeps 2 - 20 guests
2 - 20
9 bedrooms
9
5 bathrooms
5
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome
1

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.

Weekly Price from: £2750
Next availability:
from 09 April to 31 October 20


Special Offer: from 08 April to 28 June 20

The Fishing Lodge, Sydling St. Nicholas, Dorset, England

2 bedroom Holiday Lodge, Dorset - near Jurassic Coast.

sleeps 1 - 4 guests
1 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed

Idyllic 2 bedroom hideaway set by Sydling Brook and Langford Lake within Dorset's Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, relax and unwind in this tranquil setting or enjoy fishing on site.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £750
Next availability:
from 09 April to 24 July 20

Quaker Dogs-welcome Cottage, South West England , Sherborne, Dorset, England

2 bedroom Cottage, West Country.

sleeps 1 - 4 guests
1 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome
1
4 star

Charming stone-built pet-friendly cottage with 2 bedrooms located in Sherborne, on days out from this Dorset location visit Shaftesbury, the city of Salisbury with its wealth of historical buildings or Bath with its impressive Roman spa.

Weekly Price from: £268
Next availability:
from 09 April to 09 May 20

Corner Pet-Friendly Barn, Dorset AONB, Winterborne Stickland, Dorset, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, West Country.

sleeps 1 - 4 guests
1 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
2 bathrooms
2
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2
5 star

This 2 bedroom pet-friendly barn conversion is located within a development of six holiday barns in a tranquil rural setting close to the Purbeck Heritage Coast and the Jurassic Coast, shared facilities on site include a games room with pool table, table football and air hockey, whether for a family holiday or a getaway with friends, there is plenty to keep you entertained here.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Weekly Price from: £348
Next availability:
from 10 July to 24 July 20 from 31 July to 28 August 20

The Old Stables Holiday Barn, Winterborne Stickland, Dorset, England

3 bedroom Barn Conversion, Dorset and Somerset - Dorset.

sleeps 3 - 6 guests
3 - 6
3 bedrooms
3
2 bathrooms
2
dog-friendly cottage
5 star

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.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Weekly Price from: £360
Next availability:
from 09 April to 22 May 20 from 29 May to 19 June 20

We have no cottages within Hazelbury Bryan itself currently. However,the properties listed above are all within a 40 mile radius of Hazelbury Bryan. For more options please take a look at our search assistant or to widen your search, why not take a look at available Last Minute Cottages in England