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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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  • Nottington, near Weymouth, Dorset
    Nottington, near Weymouth, Dorset×

    Granary Cottage

    Nottington, near Weymouth, Dorset

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    Ref: 23750
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    - 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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  • Cerne Abbas, Dorset
    Cerne Abbas, Dorset×

    Cerne Abbey Cottage

    Cerne Abbas, Dorset

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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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  • Dewlish, Dorset
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    Old Parsonage Cottage

    Dewlish, Dorset

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    Ref: 16154
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    - 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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  • Wigbeth, Horton, near Wimborne, Dorset
    Wigbeth, Horton, near Wimborne, Dorset×

    Woodside Lodge

    Wigbeth, Horton, near Wimborne, Dorset

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    Ref: W43504
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Woodburning Stove


    Ideally located adjacent to Queens Copse, which comprises of 100 acres of woodland, with links to a...

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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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  • Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester, Dorset
    Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester, Dorset×

    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Wellbridge

    Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester, Dorset

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    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio

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

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  • Evershot, Dorset
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    West Woods

    Evershot, Dorset

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    Ref: E3041
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    - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities

    Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this cottage makes an ideal base for exploring Thomas Hardy Country. Set...

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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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  • Lower Wraxall, near Dorchester, Dorset
    Lower Wraxall, near Dorchester, Dorset×

    The Old Forge

    Lower Wraxall, near Dorchester, Dorset

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    - Wifi - Car parking on site

    Formerly the village forge, this cosily renovated and well furnished holiday hideaway nestles in the sleepy village...

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  • Hamworthy, near Poole, Dorset
    Hamworthy, near Poole, Dorset×

    Spindrift

    Hamworthy, near Poole, Dorset

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    Ref: 30896
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities


    This comfortable and spacious semi-detached holiday bungalow, adjacent to the owner’s home, is ideally...

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  • Furze Hill, near Wimborne, Dorset
    Furze Hill, near Wimborne, Dorset×

    Edie’s Retreat

    Furze Hill, near Wimborne, Dorset

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    Ref: 29316
    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, Dorset
    Lyme Regis, Dorset×
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    Ref: 26438
    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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