Gamekeeper's Cottage has been beautifully restored in keeping with its character.
What a beautiful kitchen, equipped with everything you could need.
Welcome to Gamekeeper's Cottage.
Time for a dip? The pool is open from May - September.
A sumptuous king-size bed in the main bedroom.
A lovely room to share with loved ones.
Anyone for a game?
Curl up with a good book, or enjoy holiday treats in this lovely space.
This stylish twin room looks out over the front of the cottage.
Beautiful furnishings throughout.
Luxurious shower-room with drench-head fitting.
The kitchen has all you need to cook a holiday feast.
Children will love this area!
Enjoy this tranquil setting.
Welcome to Gamekeeper's Cottage.
You are sure to switch off in this gorgeous setting.
Gamekeeper's Cottage is the second cottage from the left.
Gamekeeper's Cottage peeking through the lush green gardens.
Seek out the hammock for a siesta.
Enjoy al fresco meals on your private patio.
Just perfect!
So many secret spots to explore.
The Jurassic Coast is just stunning.
Dorset is full of Thomas Hardy history and the cottage he was born in lies just outside of Dorchester.
A holiday to Dorset would not be complete without a trip to the world-famous Durdle Door!

Gamekeeper's Cottage


8.9 miles N of Dorchester / Sleeps 4 + cot

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Bedroom details

Bedroom 1


Bedroom 2


Second in a row of pretty terraced cottages, this stylish property has been newly renovated to a very high standard. Gamekeeper's Cottage is one of four at Dominey's Yard, nestled into two and a half beautiful acres of grounds and gardens. Plush furnishings and thoughtful touches make this cottage a fabulous base for your Dorset holiday.

On the ground floor the sitting-room is a fantastic sociable space where the family can relax and enjoy holiday feasts or board game evenings whilst listening to the comforting crackles of the wood-burner. The modern kitchen opens out to your own private patio where you can sit and while the world away under the starry summer skies.

When the night draws in, head upstairs to the sumptuous bedrooms where you will be enveloped in crisp, cosy bedding. Between the two bedrooms is the swish shower-room with a luxurious walk-in shower.

The owners live adjacent to the cottage and whilst they are very welcoming and on hand to help, you are assured of the utmost privacy.

The grounds at Dominey's Yard are fabulous and guests are very welcome to explore the 2.5 acres of gardens where we are sure a game of hide-and-seek has to be on the agenda! A hearty vegetable patch offers guests the chance to purchase excellent produce from the owners; the farm to fork journey is almost non-existent which is sure to make your family meals that bit more special. In the wonderful grounds there is also a fantastic play area, complete with garden games. Children will love the play equipment and for adults it is a lovely spot to sit in and catch the evening sun or test out your competitive side with a game of giant Jenga or Quoits!

Once you have finished exploring the gardens, head to the outdoor heated swimming pool (open May to September and shared with three other cottages) where you are sure to make many happy holiday memories.

For larger family groups or celebrations (accommodating up to 18 guests), Dominey's Yard offers the perfect escape where everyone can have their own space. Other cottages available are Poacher's Cottage (4522), Woodcutter's Cottage (4524) and Gardener's Cottage (4525)

Buckland Newton is home to the Gaggle of Geese, a friendly local pub known for serving great food and only a short stroll from the cottage. The Old Chapel village store is perfect for stocking up on locally-sourced produce. Further afield is the county town of Dorchester that still has a weekly market and is rich with Thomas Hardy history. Just five miles away from Gamekeeper's Cottage is the infamous Cerne Abbas Giant, an ancient figure sculpted in to the hillside. For a spot of retail therapy head to the historic town of Sherborne where there are many independent boutique shops waiting to be explored.

A holiday to Dorset is of course not complete without a trip to the Jurassic Coast and within 45 minutes you will be met by the coastal beauty of this county. The seaside town of Weymouth, with its award-winning beach and mix of attractions is well worth a visit.

Ground Floor


Sitting-room with Dining-area with Smart TV, Bluetooth speaker and wood-burner

Kitchen with electric hob, double electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher

Separate WC and wash-basin

First Floor

Bedroom 1 with twin beds (3')

Bedroom 2 with king-size double bed (5')

Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin

Please be aware that there is a step down from the sitting/dining-room (approximately 20cm) into the kitchen and from the kitchen to the outside patio. The staircase is quite steep and narrow. As you would expect in a property of this age, there are some low beams and lintels which all add to the character of this gorgeous cottage.


  • No pets
  • Travel cot, high chair and stair-gate
  • Arrive/Depart Friday
  • Short breaks available
  • Wood-burner/Open fire
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Superfast WiFi
  • No smoking
  • Pub .25 miles
  • Patio furniture and barbecue
  • Full electric CH

Part of Dominey's Yard

Sleeps 18 + 4 cots in 4 properties