Treat yourself to an unforgettable rural escape in Dorset

Let us introduce you to Mabel's, our beautiful self-catering holiday cottage. Set in a quiet, picturesque village in the heart of West Dorset - Thomas Hardy's "Wessex", and sleeping four, we offer a memorable stay in superb surroundings.  Open all year for short and long stays. 

As we head into 2022 things are definitely feeling more optimistic!  But we know that COVID continues to create uncertainty for holidaymakers, and it can still be a difficult decision to book a holiday.  To put you at ease, our normal cancellation rules will not apply at Mabel's Cottage at least until the end of the Summer.  Instead, you can cancel your stay without reason so long as you give us at least 14 days notice  and we will refund the cost of your holiday.  And if Government restrictions are introduced which prevent you from travelling, or us from hosting you, we will refund you in full for this too. 



We offer an idyllic rural base in one of England's most picturesque counties, with World Heritage Coastline, fantastic walking countryside, award winning country pubs (one of the area's best is just a few steps away in the village), grand country houses, gardens and museums, all within easy reach.

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Rest here a week or more and drink your fill of this lovely spot - or treat yourself to a restorative long weekend away from the hustle and bustle of working life,  with wonderful walks from your front door up onto the glorious Wessex Ridgeway and beyond, and the glorious Jurassic coastline half an hour away by car.  

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Open all  year round, we offer an unforgettable rural escape. 

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