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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Old Coach House & Orchard End

Beaminster, Dorset

One cottage and one bungalow, in the pretty village of Hooke. Spacious accommodation both with four bedrooms...

£450 -£975 per week
Type:
Self Catering
Sleeps:
2-9 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...

£250 -£1350 per week
Type:
Self Catering
Sleeps:
1-8 in 6 Units
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Luccombe Holidays

Blandford, Dorset

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

Visit England 4 * rating
£305 -£1300 per week
Type:
Self Catering
Sleeps:
2-7 in 9 Units
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Lower Bryanston Farm

Blandford Forum, Dorset

Family, homely b&b in attractive georgian farmhouse with spacious, peaceful rooms. In the Country yet only 5...

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From £60 per room per night
Type:
B&B
Sleeps:
1-4 in 4 Rooms
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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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£800 -£2995 per week
Type:
Self Catering
Sleeps:
11-16 in 3 Units
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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...

£68 -£80 per room per night
Type:
B&B
Sleeps:
2 in 2 Rooms
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Elworth Farmhouse Cottage

Weymouth, Dorset

17thC Grade 11 listed oak beamed thatched cottage with swimming pool & spa hot tub in farming hamlet close to...

£350 -£600 per week
Type:
Self Catering
Sleeps:
1-3 in 1 Unit
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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 -£1375 per week
Type:
Self Catering
Sleeps:
2-6 in 6 Units
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Graston Farm Cottages

Bridport, Dorset

Five character cottages converted from traditional stone barns and set in the beautiful tranquillity of the...

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£225 -£980 per week
Type:
Self Catering
Sleeps:
2-9 in 5 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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£300 -£1065 per week
Type:
Self Catering
Sleeps:
6-8 in 2 Units
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