Stables Holiday Cottage is a cosy, dog friendly, self catering, holiday cottage in wonderful Dorset, our highly recommended country cottage is located on a little farm which itself is set in beautiful countryside that is all about us, with a free to access 14.4 acre Butterfly Conservation Centre within easy walking distance.

We also have our own small SSSI that is a home

to the rare Brown Hairstreak butterfly.

Our holiday cottage is set in the lovely rural village of Hazelbury Bryan, near the old market town of Sturminster Newton, &  in the heart of the famous Thomas Hardy’s ‘Wessex’ – the picturesque Dorset countryside close to Devon, Somerset & Wiltshire – it is a central location for enjoying a family touring holiday & is in an excellent walking and cycling area.

This dog friendly holiday cottage in Dorset is a single storey annex attached to the owner’s Victorian farmhouse, &, historically, the building was used as stables and milking parlour. Shops and pubs are available within a mile and there are many other good pubs & restaurants in the surrounding area serving great food and offering outdoor eating/children’s play areas. Most are dog friendly.

The farm holding has mown pathways around its fields and guests are welcome to take a stroll or walk their dogs which must be kept on a lead or under full control at all times when in any field containing livestock.

Alners Gorse the very pretty Butterfly Conservation area is just a short walk away (about a quarter of a mile) either by road or green footpaths/bridleways and there are numerous other walks to choose from in the locality.

Fun & adventure is available close by for the younger children at Coolplay indoor adventure playground & for the older children there is Henley Hillbillies activity centre (open all year round) where you can ride a Quad bike, fly a miniature Hovercraft, drive a Mini Maverick (Mini car), try clay pigeon shooting, archery, fire a crossbow or air rifle –  both centres just 4 miles away. With lovely walks on the doorstep, fishing, riding and golf available locally this is the perfect Dorset holiday cottage for those who enjoy the outdoor lifestyle.