Stay in Thomas Hardy Country

One of the most renowned poets and novelists in English literary history, Thomas Hardy was born in 1840 in the Dorset hamlet of Higher Bockhampton. He died in 1928 at Max Gate, a house he built for himself and his first wife, Emma Lavinia Gifford, in Dorchester, a few miles from his birthplace.

Hardy’s great novels, including Tess of the D’Urbervilles, Far from the Madding Crowd, The Mayor of Casterbridge and Jude the Obscure.

Thomas Hardy loved the beautiful Dorset countryside and this is why it features so greatly in his novels. Many of the major themes in his work, the characters and the landscapes they inhabit, are drawn from the Dorset countryside. The county of Dorset has been principally associated with agriculture right up until the late twentieth century, and remains the only county in England without a single mile of motorway!

So, if you're looking to come to stay in Thomas Hardy's Dorset, and enjoy all it has to offer, please use the search links on the left of this page with ‘Dorset’ as your destination.
 

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Luccombe Holidays

Blandford, Dorset

Nine lovely barn conversions, grouped around beautiful gardens & ponds in our very peaceful private hidden...

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£305 -£1300 per week
Type:
Self Catering
Sleeps:
2-7 in 9 Units
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Badger's Cottage

Beaminster, Dorset

Peaceful rural location on family farm. Panoramic countryside views, spectacular sunsets. Large private...

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£350 -£880 per week
Type:
Self Catering
Sleeps:
2-7 in beds plus sofabed (2) in 1 Unit
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Colesmoor Farm

Dorchester, Dorset

Colesmoor Farm, reached by its own private track, is surrounded by peaceful countryside, grazed by our cattle...

£64 -£76 per room per night
Type:
B&B
Rooms :
2
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Washingpool Farm Cottages

Bridport, Dorset

Set amidst a working farm and also home to an award winning farm shop and restaurant. The cottages are great...

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£290 -£775 per week
Type:
Self Catering
Sleeps:
1-11 (using both cottages and cots) in 2 Units
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Gorwell Farm

Weymouth, Dorset

Why not relax, unwind and enjoy peaceful and natural surroundings of Gorwell Farm, a family farm situated in...

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£250 -£1350 per week
Type:
Self Catering
Sleeps:
1-8 in 6 Units
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Westover Farm Cottages

Lyme Regis, Dorset

Westover, a working farm, is set in the beautiful rural tranquility of West Dorset, yet just 1.5 miles from...

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£315 -£1025 per week
Type:
Self Catering
Sleeps:
6-8 in 2 Units
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Barritshayes Farm Cottages

Colyton, Devon

In the beautiful Coly valley and with stunning views, our two barn cottages and romantic cabin are set amidst...

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Type:
Self Catering
Sleeps:
2-4 in 3 Units
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Rudge Farm Cottages

Bridport, Dorset

Relax at Rudge Farm, peacefully situated in the beautiful Bride Valley, just over 2 miles from Dorset's...

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£275 -£965 per week
Type:
Self Catering
Sleeps:
2-6 in 3 Units
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Cardsmill Farm Holidays Self Catering

Bridport, Dorset

Three rural farmhouse/cottages/barn conversions to sleep 11-11-16 guests. Open all year for weeks, weekends...

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£900 -£2750 per week
Type:
Self Catering
Sleeps:
11-22 in 3 Units
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Upton Grange Holiday Cottages

Dorchester, Dorset

Upton Grange is a unique holiday cottage venue near to Ringstead beach on the Jurassic Coast in Dorset. Six...

£430 -£1350 per week
Type:
Self Catering
Sleeps:
2-6 in 6 Units
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