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7 Nights See prices

  • £669  to  £1500

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Short Breaks

  • £ Enquire
    3 night min. (off peak only)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    3 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    3 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    No Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Beach Nearby

About Damers Cottage

Damers is chocolate box pretty with its stone walls beautifully topped with a thatched roof. Traditional and welcoming, this lovely self-catering cottage is popular with families and couples (one or two) searching for a peaceful hideaway to relax and unwind. Perfect for a family holiday, the cottage sleeps up to five guests in three bedrooms and unlike most Dorset cottages is spacious, rather like a tardis, has a safe staircase for children and older visitors and two bathrooms, though you still have to watch your head in some places. It also has the advantage of off-street parking. As well as a large garden, there is a playing field opposite the cottage and a country pub, Sailors Return, a short stroll away with outside seating.

Chaldon Herring boasts some of the loveliest views in the county as well as interesting features like the Five Marys Bronze Age barrows. It sits in a valley with Chaldon hill one of the highest in Dorset and many walkers take the valley route to Durdle Door on the Jurassic coast, a mere four miles away. For those interested in fossils, there are many opportunities all along the coast as far as Kimmeridge and the Etches Collection Museum of Jurassic Marine Life. The church dates from the 1400s, although part of the west tower is even older. Not all Chaldon’s previous residents were pious - at least four families had members arrested for smuggling! In the early 20C, the village became a magnet for artists, many of whom were from the Bloomsbury set.

There is a good village store on Winfrith High Street, around a mile from the cottage, with Dorchester being a 20-minute drive from Damers. This vibrant market town is the county town of Dorset, its market day on Wednesday and of course its County museum showcasing our many poets, authors and sculptors, many who had lived in Chaldon itself. There is also a dedicated dinosaur museum, much entertainment for children.

Dorset’s coastline is as breathtaking as the countryside, and staying at Damers allows you to access it with ease whether your preferred mode of transport is a car, bike or on foot. Visit the popular seaside resort of Weymouth with its sandy beach and family attractions (just 20-25-minutes by car) or continue on to the Isle of Portland or Abbotsbury with its amazing gardens and famous swannery. If you prefer to explore on foot, walk to Durdle Door (around 45 minutes), a fantastic way to discover the beauty of the coastline. The shingle beach can get busy on summer weekends, and the archway is a must-see. Pack a picnic and keep going to Lulworth Cove, which is around another 15 or 20 minutes along the coastal footpath. Looking at the rocky cliffs with caves and tiny coves makes it easy to understand why smugglers gravitated towards the area.

Other attractions in the region include Corfe Castle, Swanage and the Isle of Purbeck. One of the biggest pleasures of a holiday in Dorset is not only seeing these popular sights but also discovering for yourself the unnamed coastal nooks and crannies and the rock pools and beaches revealed by low tide. There’s always something beautiful to look at, whatever the season or the weather.

Make sure you visit Moreton at least once. St Nicholas Church has a set of beautiful stained glass windows, and Lawrence of Arabia rests in the churchyard. There are some lovely paths around Winfrith Heath and Tadnoll Heath, as well as several trails like the Jubilee Trail and Lawrence Cycle Ride. Bovington Tank Museum and Monkey World are also nearby, as is Weymouth.

Welcoming with a cosy country feel, Damers Cottage includes everything you could need for a comfortable stay, including a location that’s quiet yet convenient for Dorset’s major attractions.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Rosemary Hodder joined Independent Cottages in August 2017

Enquire online / Phone:

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Beach Nearby
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Pub Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite/ cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • WiFi

Location (Dorset)

Accommodation Comprises:

Ground floor

  • You enter the cottage through a large porch where you can leave coats and boots, into a spacious hall, off which is a WC and shower room.
  • Cosy yet light and restful sitting room with dual aspect windows, doors taking you outside to the patio, comfy seating, music centre, television and DVD player. Whilst not working, a stone fireplace adds to the charm of the room.
  • Kitchen/diner with table and chairs, washer/dryer, dishwasher, tall fridge/freezer, microwave, double oven and hob.

First floor

  • A spacious double bedroom with king size bed and plenty of storage, twin bedroom, plus a single provide ample space for up to five guests.
  • Family bathroom with bath, WC and wash basin.

Outside: Relax on the patio outside whilst soaking up the lovely views over the surrounding countryside. There is plenty of lawn space for children to play with hedging to provide privacy and enclose the garden from a brook (shallow) on one side, and village road on the other. Off-road parking to the side of the cottage.

Additional Information: The property has oil-fired central heating to keep it cosy all year round. There is free WiFi. Utilities, linen and towels are all included. No smoking and sorry but no pets. Short breaks may be possible out of season depending on availability.

Booking Conditions: The property is not suitable for wheelchair users. Access statement can be found on the owner's website, along with the booking terms and conditions.

Damers Cottage Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Fri, 24th May 2024 - Thu, 30th May 2024
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Fri, 31st May 2024 - Thu, 20th Jun 2024
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £715 | 4 nights: £785 | 5 nights: £850 | 6 nights: £890
Additional Notes: Quite happy to discount further for one couple only

7 Nights

3 Nights

Fri, 21st Jun 2024 - Thu, 4th Jul 2024
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Fri, 5th Jul 2024 - Thu, 18th Jul 2024
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Fri, 19th Jul 2024 - Thu, 29th Aug 2024
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Fri, 30th Aug 2024 - Thu, 26th Sep 2024
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Fri, 27th Sep 2024 - Thu, 10th Oct 2024
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £750 | 4 nights: £820 | 5 nights: £890 | 6 nights: £940

7 Nights

3 Nights

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Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 5 in 3 bedrooms (1 Double, 1 Twin & 1 Single)
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1305 852205 before paying by bank transfer.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Rosemary Hodder
Member Since August 2017

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Damers Cottage Noticeboard

We are now pleased to offer short breaks: minimum 3nights 76%; 4nights 83%; 5nights 90% and 6nights 95% of our quoted weekly rent.   If the date you wanted is not available here, please take a look at our other 3-bed property Ex Officio which takes up to two dogs in enclosed garden

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Damers Cottage 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 19th April 2024
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