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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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...

Visit England 3 * rating
£290 -£775 per week
Type:
Self Catering
Sleeps:
1-6 in 2 Units
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Yellowham Farmhouse

Dorchester, Dorset

Nestling on edge of Yellowham Wood, peace and tranquillity guaranteed. Ideally situated for exploring the...

£75 -£110 per room per night
Type:
B&B
Sleeps:
1-2 in 3 Rooms
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Nutley Farm

Dorchester, Dorset

Nutley Farm is in a superb location for a relaxing break in the Dorset Purbecks. Our dog friendly cottages...

Type:
Self Catering
Sleeps:
1-9 in 3 Units
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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:
1-2 in 1 Unit
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Gerrards Farm

Bridport, Dorset

Deep in the heart of the Marshwood Vale, 300ft above sea level with panoramic views stretching to the...

From £70 per room per night
Type:
B&B
Sleeps:
1-2 in 3 Rooms
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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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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...

£300 -£1065 per week
Type:
Self Catering
Sleeps:
6-8 in 2 Units
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Stour Cross Farm Holiday Chalets

Gillingham, Dorset

Four Scandinavian style chalets with superb views. Each chalet accommodates six people and has en-suite...

Visit England AA 4 * rating
£230 -£1279 per week
Type:
Self Catering
Sleeps:
6 in 4 Units
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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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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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