Dorset holiday cottages: luxury self-catering cottages, Bookham Court2023-09-19T13:27:33+01:00

Dorset Holiday Cottages in a stunning location

Discover our five luxury self catering Dorset Holiday Cottages situated on 650 acres of farm land near Dorchester, Dorset. This part of Dorset is an area of outstanding natural beauty and abundant wildlife situated on the edge of the South Wessex Downs, South West England. Bookham Court holiday cottages offer a superb location for couples or families to visit Dorset and enjoy both the Dorset countryside and Jurassic Coast. Stay in our Dorset holiday cottages which are also an Eco and dog friendly holiday destination.

Dorchester & Dorset Countryside

Bookham Court Dorset holiday cottages enjoy panoramic views over the Blackmore Vale, made famous by Thomas Hardy with his celebrated novel Tess of the D’Urbervilles. Thomas Hardy also wrote the Mayor of Casterbridge (Dorchester!), Jude the Obscure and Far from the madding crowd; areas viewed when walking the Hardy Trail footpath. We have Highland cows and you can watch birds, deer and other wildlife from the comfort of your patio or get away from it all by roaming around our wildlife lake or a walk along the Wessex Ridgeway with magnificent views from Bullbarrow Hill.
Our Dorset holiday cottages are within easy access of both Dorchester and Sherborne yet just 20 miles from the traditional English seaside resort of Weymouth. Our holiday cottage guests are never too far from South Dorset’s wonderful sites, with country gardens, castles, museums and the Jurrasic coast and beaches all close at hand. There are many excellent eating establishments nearby, with the Gaggle of Geese pub near our Dorset holiday cottages as well as the Old Chapel stores in Buckland Newton. There is more information on our ‘Local Attractions & Wildlife’ pages; so many good reasons to enjoy your holiday in our Dorset holiday cottages..


Wagon House Farm Cottage

Wagon House

Sleeps 4 + Cot. A Holiday cottage with a spacious sitting room, galleried ceiling, old beams and an inglenook fireplace with wood burner.

Great Coombe

Great Coombe

Sleeps 8 + Pull Out Bed +Cot. Wonderful views from both the balcony and the patio of this holiday cottage & disabled friendly.

Little Coombe

Little Coombe

Sleeps 4 + Cot. Charming old Dorset barn, converted into a Dorset holiday cottage with an en-suite super king bedroom and private hot tub.

Crowthorne Self Catering Cottage

Crowthorne Cottage

Sleeps 8 + Cot. Spacious, open plan Dorset holiday cottage with enclosed garden and large lawn. Ideal for disabled guests.

Hideaway Cottage

Sleeps 4 + travel cot. An Eco, Low Carbon Dorset holiday cottage with panoramic views of Thomas Hardy’s Blackmore Vale, car charging point and hot tub.

Wagon House new bed

A good night sleep is guaranteed at the Wagon House holiday cottage

Highland calf

Meet our new Highland Calf while he’s so small and cute – availability on the 28th April 23

New super king bed

New zip and link Super king bed option in Great Coombe downstairs bedroom

Hot tub short breaks

Our hot tub’s are still heated in the winter months. Enjoy a relaxing short break in the Dorset countryside, unwind in the hot tub after a day’s walking and then snuggle up in front of the wood burner.

Happy Christmas from Bookham Court

Happy Christmas to all our past, present and future guests.  We look forward to seeing some of you again in 2023.

Thomas Hardy’s Blackmore Vale

Stunning walks from Bookham Court holiday cottages over Thomas Hardy’s Blackmore Vale

The Hideaway is now open

The Hideaway welcomed it’s first guests today

THE HIDEAWAY – new for May 2022

Our new Eco, Low carbon holiday cottage boasts stunning views of the Dorset countryside

New kitchen in our Dorset holiday cottage

We love Great Coombe’s new kitchen.  Dusky blue units, American Fridge freezer and a range cooker.

Bookham lake maintenance

Over the winter we have pruned the willow on the island, opening up the lake at Bookham Court holiday cottages.  We used a boat to haul the trimmed willow from the island. This picture is before major pruning.


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