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

    Mulberry Cottage

    Acton, near Langton Matravers

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    Ref: 27905
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - 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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  • Cerne Abbas
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Rural Location - Open Fire

    This unique and enchanting property is part of the historic buildings of Cerne Abbey, formed as Benedictine House in...

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  • Symondsbury, near Bridport
    Symondsbury, near Bridport×

    The Nest

    Symondsbury, near Bridport

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    Ref: 24121
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    This cosy little studio hideaway for two, nestling in the ground floor of a converted barn and in the peaceful village...

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  • Burton Bradstock
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    The Studio

    Burton Bradstock

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    Ref: 769
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Rural Location

    Superb walks

    This converted artist studio stands in a small courtyard opposite the owner’s house and...

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  • Gillingham
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    Lakeside Hut

    Gillingham

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    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Detached Property - Rural Location


    This extended shepherd’s hut located on the edge of a carp lake, is now a delightful holiday cabin offering...

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  • East Burton, near Wareham
    East Burton, near Wareham×

    Little Meadow Cottage

    East Burton, near Wareham

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    Ref: 29570
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Rural Location

    On a country lane with no-through traffic, this first floor holiday cottage, adjacent to the owners’ home, is in...

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  • Dewlish
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    Ref: 16154
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities

    This cosy and beautifully presented studio cottage adjoins the owners 16th century country house. Set in a small...

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  • Uppington, Wimborne
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    Sunnylands Farm is situated approximately 5 miles from Wimborne and is ideally located on a working farm, in an Area...

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  • Portland
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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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  • Bradford Peverell, near Dorchester
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    Treetops

    Bradford Peverell, near Dorchester

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    Ref: 28066
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Rural Location

    In the delightful village of Bradford Peverell, this self-contained cottage, and the wing of the owner’s...

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  • Furze Hill, near Wimborne
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    Edie’s Retreat

    Furze Hill, near Wimborne

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    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Ground Floor Facilities

    This homely and comfortable single-storey holiday retreat is attached to the owners’ home with its own...

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  • Lyme Regis
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    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio

    "In rich rolling acres of natural grounds – just a riverside walk from the beach and sea . . ."

    Just a mile...

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