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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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 -£1223 per week
Type:
Self Catering
Sleeps:
6 in 4 Units
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Badger's Cottage

Beaminster, Dorset

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

£350 -£880 per week
Type:
Self Catering
Sleeps:
2-9 in 1 Unit
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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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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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Graston Farm Cottages

Bridport, Dorset

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

AA 4 * rating
£225 -£980 per week
Type:
Self Catering
Sleeps:
2-9 in 5 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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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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Gore Cottage, West Milton, Bridport, Dorset

Bridport, West Dorset

West Milton is a conservation area in an "Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty" and Gore Cottage is listed as...

£275 -£750 per week
Type:
Self Catering
Sleeps:
1-5 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 £65 per room per night
Type:
B&B
Sleeps:
1-2 in 3 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...

Visit England 4 * rating
£300 -£1065 per week
Type:
Self Catering
Sleeps:
2-8 in 2 Units
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