If peace and quiet are what you’re after, you couldn’t hope for more than farm holidays in Dorset. This rural county has no motorways and no cities, just plenty of picturesque villages and a few large towns like Poole and Bournemouth, giving you a real break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Over half of Dorset is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with the majority of the county’s farm are scattered along the wide vales that are separated by chalk hills. Many are within easy reach of the stunning Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage site, which is not breathtakingly beautiful, but a great place to look for fossils or take a cliff top walk.
Historically, agriculture has always been important for Dorset, and that history has not been forgotten. The Dorset County Show, first held in 1841, still attracts around 50,000 visitors a year with its local produce and livestock exhibitions. No wonder farm holidays in Dorset are so popular.
Cartwheel Holidays offers a range of farm holidays in Dorset, both self-catering and bed and breakfast, each of which offers a unique chance to see rural life up close. You can watch the morning milking or meet the baby calves and lambs on a working dairy farm near Bridport, or stay in a hamlet of lovingly restored farm cottages just a stone’s throw from the historic thatched village of Milton Abbas.
For big groups looking for farm holidays in Dorset, our manor houses in the Bride Valley are part of a 2,000 acre working beef and arable farm, just two minutes from the Dorset coast. We also have a selection of farm cottages on a beautiful working dairy farm near Abbotsbury, within walking distance of the Jurassic Coast.
There’s so much to see and do on farm holidays in Dorset, and plenty of different places to stay. Choosing a farm break means that whatever adventures you have during the day, you’ll always have a relaxing, traditional home-from-home to come back to.