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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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62 cottages are available
  • Cerne Abbas, near Dorchester×

    Eden Cottage

    Cerne Abbas, near Dorchester

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    Ref: 25749
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    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location

    Tucked away between Dorchester and Sherborne, in the heart of Cerne Abbas, famous for its dominating chalk carving of...

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  • Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester×

    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Marlott

    Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester

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    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimmingpool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Indoor Swimming Pool - No Pets Allowed

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

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  • Warmwell, near Dorchester×

    The Hive

    Warmwell, near Dorchester

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    - Coastal Property - Swimmingpool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Indoor Swimming Pool - Coast within 5 miles

    Shared indoor heated swimming pool on site

    This lovely detached, wooden holiday cabin is set in a quiet spot on...

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  • Winterbourne, Steepleton×

    Rose Cottage

    Winterbourne, Steepleton

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    Ref: E4551
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    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Rural Location

    Nestling in beautiful countryside just 12 miles from West Bay, these comfortable lodge style properties offer an...

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  • Frampton, near Dorchester×

    The Elbow

    Frampton, near Dorchester

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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location

    This 16th-century, thatched, holiday cottage, with an original Tudor plasterwork ceiling, lies in the Frome Valley,...

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  • Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester×

    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Sandbourne

    Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester

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    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimmingpool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Indoor Swimming Pool

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

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  • Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester×

    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Wessex

    Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester

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    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimmingpool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Indoor Swimming Pool

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

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  • Piddletrenthide×
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    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimmingpool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Indoor Swimming Pool

    "Idyllic Dorset cottages with indoor heated swimming pool and tennis court . . ."

    Lying in the...

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  • Piddletrenthide×
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    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimmingpool - Car parking on site - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Indoor Swimming Pool

    "Idyllic Dorset cottages with indoor heated swimming pool and tennis court . . ."

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  • Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester×

    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Weatherbury

    Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester

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    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimmingpool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Indoor Swimming Pool - No Pets Allowed

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

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  • Portesham×
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    Ref: 15702
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Barbecue - Rural Location

    A delightful holiday cottage with a garden overlooking open fields, nestling peacefully in the village of...

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  • Lower Waterston, near Puddletown×

    Meadow Views

    Lower Waterston, near Puddletown

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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Rural Location


    Meadow Views is a pretty, mid-terrace, Victorian cottage retaining a wealth of period features set in the hamlet...

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