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Dorset

A rural and picturesque county in the south of England, Dorset is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with a timeless charm, pretty villages, country lanes and a fabulous stretch of 200 million year-old coastline known as The Jurassic Coast.

In fact The Jurassic Coast has been designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO due to its ancient geology and is of course a great place for wonderful views over the English Channel and cliff-top walks.

Dorset has wonderful walking country which is a great way to appreciate the unspoilt beauty of this region, or you could maybe take to the quiet country roads and off road cycle ways. It’s a place to kick back and relax with lots of traditional country pubs and fine restaurants to discover.

The seaside towns of Bournemouth and Weymouth come highly recommended with lovely beaches and plenty of fresh sea air. You can reach the beach at Swanage via the heritage railway; it’s one of the best ways to soak up your surrounds and ensure complete relaxation. With stops at Corfe Castle and the small sleepy oasis of Harman''s Cross, it’s also one of the best ways to get a unique perspective of Dorset’s many attractions, and a true feel for its unspoiled beauty.

Also of note is Brownsea Island which offers a number of attractions for visitors, including lush woodland, an indigenous red squirrel population and a 16th century castle. For a great family day out visit Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre at Wareham where you’ll find over 250 rescued monkeys and apes providing plenty of entertainment and education.

Dorset is renowned for its varied landscape and is suitable for all sorts of different holidays. Its long coastline is a perfect for cliff top walks and stunning sea views and the region’s beaches are ideal for families who simply want to unwind on the sand or get active with surfing and sailing readily available; along with some expert tuition for those who fancy getting their feet wet! Then again, if you just want somewhere to relax and soak up the beautiful English countryside, you’ll be equally well served by what a cottage holiday in Dorset has to offer.

Take a look at our selection of holiday cottages in Dorset.
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  • Bridport, Dorset
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    Periwinkle Cottage

    Bridport, Dorset

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    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio

    Town centre location

    A charming end-terrace cottage peacefully set in the heart of Bridport, with its own...

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  • Bradpole, near Bridport, Dorset
    Bradpole, near Bridport, Dorset×

    Broad Road Farm Cottages - The Farrows

    Bradpole, near Bridport, Dorset

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    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    On the outskirts of Bridport, 4 miles from the famous World Heritage Jurassic Coast, these two single storey...

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  • Raymond’s Hill, near Lyme Regis, Dorset
    Raymond’s Hill, near Lyme Regis, Dorset×

    A Twist of Lyme

    Raymond’s Hill, near Lyme Regis, Dorset

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    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location


    In a lovely position 3½ miles from the picturesque, seaside resort of Lyme Regis and the famous...

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  • Lyme Regis, Dorset
    Lyme Regis, Dorset×
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    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View

    Just a 10-minute walk to the sandy beach in the heart of the popular seaside resort of Lyme Regis, with its...

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  • Acton, near Langton Matravers, Dorset
    Acton, near Langton Matravers, Dorset×

    Mulberry Cottage

    Acton, near Langton Matravers, Dorset

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    Ref: 27905
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Nestling in the quiet hamlet of Acton, just a mile from the sea and cliffs of delightfully named Dancing Ledge, these...

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  • Charmouth, near Bridport, Dorset
    Charmouth, near Bridport, Dorset×

    Fernhill Heights

    Charmouth, near Bridport, Dorset

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    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities

    Shared use of outdoor heated swimming pool

    Fernhill Heights is located in an exclusive complex and benefits...

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  • Seatown, Dorset
    Seatown, Dorset×

    The Pocket Watch

    Seatown, Dorset

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    Ref: 16565
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property

    Originally part of Admiralty buildings dating from 1812, this pretty cottage conversion is a short walk from the sand...

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  • Burton Bradstock, near Bridport, Dorset
    Burton Bradstock, near Bridport, Dorset×

    The Alfriston Suite

    Burton Bradstock, near Bridport, Dorset

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    Ref: 29402
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Ground Floor Facilities

    In the heart of Burton Bradstock between West Bay and Weymouth, this self-contained suite within the owners’...

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  • Nottington, near Weymouth, Dorset
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    Granary Cottage

    Nottington, near Weymouth, Dorset

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    Ref: 23750
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Granary Cottage is an annexe built adjoining the owner’s 18th century stone barn conversion. It has been finished...

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  • Acton, near Langton Matravers, Dorset
    Acton, near Langton Matravers, Dorset×

    Quince Cottage

    Acton, near Langton Matravers, Dorset

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    Ref: 27906
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Nestling in the quiet hamlet of Acton, just a mile from the sea and cliffs of delightfully named Dancing Ledge, these...

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  • Portland, Dorset
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    Freshwater Bay View

    Portland, Dorset

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    Ref: 29709
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Ground Floor Facilities

    Situated on the southern edge of Portland with views over Freshwater Bay, this semi-detached, single-storey holiday...

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  • Seatown, Chideock, Dorset
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    Millstones

    Seatown, Chideock, Dorset

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    Ref: W42634
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Sea View

    This attached holiday home, with sea views, is 300 yards from the sea, on the famous World Heritage Jurassic Coast....

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