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.

Reducing our Carbon Footprint

With the help of Low Carbon Dorset and the European Regional Development Fund we have installed LED lighting and numerous other carbon reducing measures in all our holiday cottages.  As a result, we will be saving a large amount of CO2 from the Dorset air each year.

March update on the Hideaway

Cladding nearing completion at the Hideaway holiday cottage in Dorset

View of Chesil beach, Dorset

Glorious walk and view towards the Chesil beach in Dorset

Misty morning at Bookham Court

Even on a misty morning, the views are amazing at Bookham Court.

Our new Eco Retreat will be available in 2022, enjoying views across the fields shown in this picture.  Photos to follow soon.


Stunning views of our Dorset countryside from Great Coombe balcony

We’re really pleased with the new glass balustrade on Great Coombe’s balcony.  The perfect place to enjoy views of our stunning countryside.

Bluebell wood at Bookham

The neighbouring Bluebell wood is at its best in May. A glorious place for a walk from Bookham Court holiday cottages

Highland Calf at Bookham Court

We can’t wait to introduce you to the newest member of our Highland family.  At present they are living in the field beside our holiday cottages at Bookham, Dorset

Great Coombe refurbished bedroom

Great Coombe twin bedroom with ensuite wetroom, refurbished during lockdown 

Snow in Dorset

WE WISH YOU WERE HERE – You can’t beat the Dorset countryside on a Snowy, sunny morning in January.  The air is so fresh and everything looks so clean and white, I wouldn’t live anywhere else.

A frosty January morning at Bookham Court

A frosty January morning at Bookham Court holiday cottages, with view over Thomas Hardy’s Blackmore Vale


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