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Dorchester

On the banks of the River Frome sits Dorchester, the county town of Dorset. A popular and historic market town, Dorchester is nestled just South of the Dorset Downs and less than 8 miles away from the seaside town of Weymouth and the Dorset coast.

The busy town centre’s focal point is the Town Pump and impressive clock tower surrounded by bars, restaurants and shops. There’s a French Market that is held annually every August, which attracts locals and visitors alike and a number of historic walks that start off in the centre of town. The nearby Tank museum will be a guaranteed hit with the kids.

Dorchester has a long and rich history; being occupied since Roman times and contributing to its cultural identity over the years. Visitors can explore this history through the excellent themed walks around town, which tell a fascinating historical tale. Visit the Roman ruins of Maiden Castle, one of the most significant Roman sites in the UK and the Dinosaur Museum is an absolute must for children and adults alike. There are a number of other historical but fun sights and locations in the area that make the town a great choice for a family holiday, such as the Tutankhamen Exhibition.

To find accommodation in the area see our selection of holiday cottages in Dorchester and start planning your holiday now. Dorchester has an abundance of activities and sights for fun-filled family breaks, a week of exploring the history in the area, or an indulgent week of restaurant meals and shopping trips.
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15 cottages are available
  • Dewlish, near Dorchester×

    Manor Farm - Churn House

    Dewlish, near Dorchester

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    Key Features:
    - Swimmingpool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Washing Machine - Outdoor Swimming Pool - Ground Floor Facilities

    Situated in the pretty village of Dewlish, surrounded by the rolling Dorset hills, these two highly individual...

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  • Piddletrenthide, near Dorchester×

    Newbarn Farmhouse

    Piddletrenthide, near Dorchester

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    Ref: UKC302
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Barbecue - Rural Location

    This holiday property is made up of a large section of the owners’ detached farmhouse and offers a great...

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  • Piddlehinton, near Dorchester×

    The Granary

    Piddlehinton, near Dorchester

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    Ref: W43680
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location


    Situated on the owners’ working farm, on the edge of the Piddle Valley, just north of the county town...

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  • Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester×

    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Coomb Barton

    Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester

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    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimmingpool - Car parking on site - Luxury Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Indoor Swimming Pool - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed

    "Greenwood Grange offers the ideal holiday combination - premium quality accommodation, fine facilities all within...

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  • Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester×

    Durbaville

    Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester

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    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimmingpool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Luxury Property - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Indoor Swimming Pool - Barbecue - Rural Location

    "Greenwood Grange offers the ideal holiday combination - premium quality accommodation, fine facilities all within...

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  • Alton Pancras, near Dorchester×

    Bookham Court - Crowthorne

    Alton Pancras, near Dorchester

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    Ref: UKC791
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Barbecue - Rural Location

    Bookham Court lies in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with panoramic views over the Blackmore Vale, in the heart...

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  • Alton Pancras, near Dorchester×

    Bookham Court - Great Coombe

    Alton Pancras, near Dorchester

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    Ref: UKC789
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Barbecue - Rural Location

    Bookham Court lies in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with panoramic views over the Blackmore Vale, in the heart...

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  • Tincleton, near Dorchester×

    Tincleton Lodge

    Tincleton, near Dorchester

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    Ref: UKC226
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location

    Situated in the heart of Thomas Hardy’s Wessex, in a very beautiful area just east of the county town of...

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  • Broadmayne×

    Fryermayne

    Broadmayne

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    Ref: E3237
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Barbecue

    Amidst peace and rural seclusion, yet only 4 miles from the county town of Dorchester, this spacious and very...

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  • Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester×

    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Henchard

    Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester

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    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimmingpool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Luxury Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Indoor Swimming Pool - Barbecue - Rural Location

    "Greenwood Grange offers the ideal holiday combination - premium quality accommodation, fine facilities all within...

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  • Maiden Newton, near Dorchester×

    Mill House

    Maiden Newton, near Dorchester

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    Ref: W44038
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location


    In the heart of Maiden Newton, West Dorset, ideally located for exploring Dorchester, 6 miles, Weymouth,...

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  • Plush, near Piddletrenthide×

    The Stables

    Plush, near Piddletrenthide

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    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Rural Location

    The Stables is a detached stable conversion and benefits from a large, open-plan kitchen/dining-room with a high...

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