Cottage Holidays in Milborne St. Andrew, Dorset, England
The pretty village of Milborne St. Andrew is found in South Dorset 9 miles from the town of Dorchester. With a charming country location, a stay here will appeal to those looking to enjoy a relaxing country cottage getaway. Furthermore, the village benefits from good road links from the A354 which passes through Milborne St. Andrew, allowing visitors to easily take to the road to explore the nearby countryside and local attractions plus the delights of the south coast further afield.
Facts about what Milborne St. Andrew offers for Cottage Breaks
Milborne St. Andrew has a general store where you can stock up on groceries, newspapers, wines and spirits and other essentials for your cottage holiday. There is also a post office and shop which is open weekdays and Saturday mornings. The local pub is the Royal Oak, a family and dog friendly pub with a comprehensive food menu.
Just down the A354 towards Dorchester is the magnificent 15th century Athelhampton House and its stunning gardens. Not only can you walk around the house and enjoy the tranquillity of its grounds, you can also have Sunday lunch there and even go to the cinema at the Athelhampton Cinema, how’s that for an eventful day out?
Driving south from Milborne, through some lovely countryside and villages you will arrive at the little coastal gem of Lulworth Cove, well worth a visit whilst on a self-catering break in this part of Dorset. Formed some 10,000 years ago, the cove with its surrounding cliffs and hills is very sheltered. On your way to the beach from the car park are some shops and stalls selling souvenirs, fresh fish and even clothes.
Reached from the hill overlooking Lulworth Cove is Durdle Door. The naturally created arch of Durdle Door is due to sea erosion over time. Evidence of fossils is to be found near here at the fossil forest that is open at weekends and at other times when the MOD are not active in the area. Before you leave Lulworth be sure to visit Lulworth Castle and Park. Originally built as a hunting lodge for entertaining royalty, the impressive building has hardly changed over the centuries thanks to some careful restoration.
For a most interesting and unusual day out during your cottage break make a visit to the Dorset Tank Museum at Bovington, a short drive from Milborne St. Andrew. Here you can learn about the history of the tank and see historic exhibits from all over the world. It’s great for the kids, with interactive exhibits, dressing up activities and play areas. Nearby to the tank museum is Monkey World, a rescue and rehabilitation centre for all types of primates from lemurs to chimps and monkeys to orang-utans, sure to be a hit with those who enjoy monkeying around.
For more days out during a self-catering break at Milborne St. Andrew, there are historic sites and more museums as well as excellent shopping in Dorchester. What’s more, Blanford and the seaside resorts of Weymouth and Swanage are within an hours’ drive. Whether visiting for a family holiday, a romantic getaway or a holiday with friends, we hope you find perfect accommodation for you on Country Cottages Online.
Featured Self catering country cottages near Milborne St. Andrew, 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.
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.
Special Offer: from 19 November 2019 to 20 December 2019; from 29 November 2019 to 20 December 2019; from 12 January 2020 to 31 January 2020;
Late availability: from 19 November 2019 to 20 December 2019;
1 bedroom Rural Retreat, West Country.
1 - 2
Book a rural retreat break at this lovely Dorset romantic barn conversion, conveniently located on a working farm, close to idyllic countryside and the Jurassic Coast, this property is both dog-friendly and horse-friendly.
Late availability: from 07 December 2019 to 18 January 2020;
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 22 November 2019 to 25 November 2019;
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.