Additional Services


If you’d like information on local caterers who can come and cater for a special occasion at one of our cottages, please contact us.

You may even like to consider hiring our Littlewood Lodge, private woodland venue for your event.

Private dining Dorset
Self catering cottage Dorset


The nearest shop is in Winterbourne Abbas, about 3 miles where there is a garage and you can buy basics along with papers

Mini Waitrose – Poundbury. Very convenient as our end of town, and excellent for small/emergency shopping.

Dorchester is 10 minutes away and has both a Tesco and Waitrose. Both now do a home delivery service, our postcode for this is DT2 9DZ. Waitrose have a minimum order of £50.

Transport & bike hire


Tel: 01305 264747 Based in Dorchester they offer 4-8 seaters so good for larger groups.


From London Waterloo to Dorchester South and from Bristol to Dorchester West.


Exeter Airport is about 1.25 hours away

Bournemouth Airport is 1 hr away

Bristol Airport is about 2 hrs away.

Bike Hire

Dorchester Cycles.

Tel: 01305 268787

Delivered bikes

Tilley’s Ltd will deliver to Dove House and Swallows which is very helpful.

Tel: 01305 785672. email:

Health services

Cornwall Road Surgery.
Tel: 01305 251128

West Dorset Hospital in Dorchester has an A & E Department and is about 10 minutes from Dove House.

Southfield Veterinary Centre is our farm vets, in Dorchester. Tel: 01305 262913
Urgent Dental Service for Dorset.
Tel: 0845 7010401

Beauty services

If you’d like beauty treatments and pampering during your stay, let us know and we can give you some details of local providers.

Holiday house beauty treatments