The gorgeous kitchen has a leads out to your private patio.
Gardener's Cottage is the largest of four at Dominey's Yard and at the end of the terrace.
Light the fire, kick back and enjoy.
Have a swim in the heated pool - bliss! The pool is open from May - September.
The beautiful main bedroom has pretty garden views.
The sitting-room lends itself perfectly to sociable evenings in front of the fire.
The characterful staircase is a traditional Dorset winder which is quite steep and narrow but there is a rope handrail all the way up.
The dining-area is just next to the kitchen; perfect for bringing out those special holiday meals.
The living space flows through to the dining area.
Time to celebrate together.
Anyone for morning coffee?
Perfect for a spot of breakfast.
The en suite is quite special.
The second bedroom looks out over the front of the cottage.
Children will love this bedroom.
Dont forget to pack your favourite toy!
Just as the sign says... relax and unwind...
You are sure to feel totally relaxed here.
Children will make fabulous holiday memories here.
A welcome hamper full of local goodies awaits you.
You have your own private garden and patio area, perfect for spending time in together.
Looking down the garden from the back of the cottage.
You'll never tire of exploring the 2.5 acres of gardens.
Gardener's Cottage; your rural Dorset escape.
Gardener's Cottage is the furthest on the right.
Head to Lyme Regis one evening for a delicious meal at one of the fine restaurants.
Such peace you will find in rural Dorset.
West Bay is a perfect spot for fish and chips.

Gardener's Cottage


8.9 miles N of Dorchester / Sleeps 6 + cot

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7 Nights from £888

A beautiful setting for singles, couples and families. Lots to do locally and further afield. Delightful owners, happy to advise about the local area and amenities, if required.

I loved this cottage. LOVED it!!!! Gardener’s Cottage is a haven of tranquility in the heart of a chocolate box Dorset village. It is set amidst glorious countryside, so perfect for hikes….if you can tear yourself away from the cottage and its spectacular gardens. There is even the use of a well kept pool. The owners live onsite and are very much on hand but not intrusive. They even sell homemade condiments and cakes and many of the ingredients are sourced from the vast fruit, veg and herb garden they maintain in the vast grounds. When we arrived at the cottage, we were blown away by the secret garden style setting. There’s a gate at the bottom that leads to the Gaggle of Geese pub too. We did not go in there this time but it looked to be a very pleasant pub. Thank you to Adele and Nige for the most wonderful stay and for being so kind to the children too. As two busy mums meeting up to spend the weekend with our children coming along too, we were pleasantly surprised to have even found downtime for chilled wine and chats whilst the children played in an idyllic setting. That’s thanks to the set up of these gorgeous, well-appointed cottages. Thank you.

A beautiful cottage in a peaceful location. Very clean and comfortable with a very warm welcome from the owners. Also, it was pet-free, which was important because we are allergic to pet fur. The homemade cake was delicious alongside the bread, eggs, milk and butter. The children thoroughly enjoyed the play area too!

We loved our stay at the cottage. The property was immaculate. Our hosts, Nigel and Adele were wonderfully kind and considerate even waiting to greet us after our later arrival. The touches of groceries and amazing cake left for us were lovely and the cottage itself was beautifully decorated and perfectly equipped for our family of six. Thanks to Nigel for his amazing local recommendations, we especially loved ‘The Thimble Inn’. We look forward to visiting the cottage again and if you are looking for somewhere glorious to stay, you could not wish for anywhere more perfect.

Beautifully appointed. Great hosts. Wonderful location. Pub next door. But so quiet and peaceful. A fantastic break away. Than you Adele and Nigel xx

I have been to many holiday cottages over the years and Gardeners Cottage definitely rates at the top of the list. It is well laid out, comfortable, beautifully decorated, the kitchen is well equipped and the delightful garden an added bonus as was the heated pool.

This was a wonderful holiday. Dominey’s yard was the best set of cottages we’ve stayed at.

We loved our stay at Gardener’s Cottage. We have stayed in many cottages before and this was our favourite. We loved using the pool, the playground and exploring the grounds. The cottage was extremely well equipped and family friendly (step stools, bed guards etc). Everything was very clean and well- maintained. We will definitely be back for another stay! Thank you for such a lovely holiday.

Lovely well equipped cottage with beautiful gardens. Very peaceful but also good base to explore. Owners nearby and very helpful. Would recommend.

A wonderfully appointed cottage in a glorious rural English setting but within easy driving distance of Dorset's towns, villages and spectacular coastline.

Wonderful cottage and wonderful hosts cannot recommend this cottage highly enough. Beautifully kept and so well equipped. The gardens are beautiful and the children play area a bonus - wonderful setting that should not be missed.

We had a fabulous stay in Gardener's Cottage at Dominey's Yard Holiday Cottages. An outstanding cottage experience in every way, probably the best we've had. The hosts were welcoming, friendly, and disposed to assist in any way, yet also unobtrusive. All cottages, including Gardener's Cottage, were completely renovated over the past year. The interior and fittings are all new, and everything is tastefully decorated and comfortable. Very high standard of cleanliness. Cake, bread, eggs, butter, milk, and Nespresso-type coffee pods (and machine) awaiting on arrival. Very good wifi. Beautiful grounds with natural and formal gardens, pool (unfortunately already closed for the season by the time of our visit), and children's play area. Excellent central location for exploring all aspects of Dorset. Highly recommended.

We had a very enjoyable short stay at Gardeners Cottage which is in an excellent location for walks without having to get in the car. Adele welcomed us personally and gave us a quick introduction to the cottage which was useful. We found the cottage very spacious and well-appointed, and it was lovely to wander through the extensive garden immediately outside the cottage and beyond to where the swimming pool is.

We recently stayed in Gardeners Cottage and can highly recommend. Beautiful rural holiday home, very well equipped with a high level of cleanliness. Description does say there are low beams so anyone over 6ft needs to take extra care. Lovely grounds to stroll around including pool and games area. Pub at end of the lane. Owners live opposite and were very welcoming . We would definitly recommend staying here.

This is a lovely cottage one of the best we have every stayed in. It is in a lovely setting, it has beautiful gardens which you can wonder around, and there is very impressive heated pool! You are made to feel very welcome by the owners a real home from home.

Well designed and equipped for a memorable family holiday in beautiful Dorset.

Beautiful gardens and great amount of space for families.

We had such a wonderful stay in Gardeners Cottage. It was much bigger than expected, was well decorated, and had high quality furnishings. There was literally everything included that you could think of - like dishwasher tablets, cleaning products, coffee pods, and some food supplies! - delicious bread, cake, milk, and freshly laid eggs. The beds were very comfy, and the wifi good. The heated pool was perfect for an afternoon- we had it to ourselves! And there was a lovely children’s play area, with a slide etc (that was not mentioned in the description). The owners were very friendly too! We will definitely return. The only thing I’d mention, is that the stairs are very steep and narrow. We didn’t have a problem, but some elderly people might.

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