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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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  • Melcombe Bingham, near Dorchester, Dorset
    Melcombe Bingham, near Dorchester, Dorset×

    Greygles

    Melcombe Bingham, near Dorchester, Dorset

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    Ref: UKC544
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire

    Set in the gentle hills of Dorset, Hardy’s country, and situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty...

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

    Keepers Cottage

    East Burton, near Wareham, Dorset

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    Ref: 30451
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio


    Keepers Cottage is located close to the railway line and this characterful, mid-terraced cottage dates back to...

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  • Shaftesbury, Dorset
    Shaftesbury, Dorset×

    The Old Shop

    Shaftesbury, Dorset

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    Ref: UKC24
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio


    In the small market town of Shaftesbury, near the famous Gold Hill and town centre which are within easy...

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  • Woolland, near Blandford Forum, Dorset
    Woolland, near Blandford Forum, Dorset×
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    Ref: 30663
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    The Victorian Barn and Dairy House Farm Cottages offer excellent accommodation and superb facilities for you to enjoy...

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  • Three Legged Cross, near Wimborne, Dorset
    Three Legged Cross, near Wimborne, Dorset×

    Little Gables

    Three Legged Cross, near Wimborne, Dorset

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    Ref: UKC1286
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Open Fire

    This delightful, detached cottage-style home, the owner lives adjacent, is situated in the Dorset village of Three...

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  • Kittwhistle, near Beaminster, Dorset
    Kittwhistle, near Beaminster, Dorset×

    The Mill House

    Kittwhistle, near Beaminster, Dorset

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    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire

    In rolling Dorset countryside, in the small hamlet of Kittwhistle and in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty...

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  • North Chideock, near Bridport, Dorset
    North Chideock, near Bridport, Dorset×

    Venn Orchard

    North Chideock, near Bridport, Dorset

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    Ref: W41166
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Unspoilt valley / 2 miles from coast


    Nestling in an unspoilt valley between Bridport and Lyme Regis, 1...

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  • Bridport , Dorset
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    Quarr Cottage

    Bridport , Dorset

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    Ref: UKC661
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities

    In a great location in west Dorset, just outside Bridport, 1 mile from the famous World Heritage Jurassic Coast and...

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  • Oxbridge, near Bridport, Dorset
    Oxbridge, near Bridport, Dorset×

    Camesworth Farmhouse

    Oxbridge, near Bridport, Dorset

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    Ref: W3316
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Shared outdoor heated swimming pool

    This pretty 17th century farmhouse, on a site dating back to the Domesday...

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  • Piddlehinton, near Dorchester, Dorset
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    The Granary

    Piddlehinton, near Dorchester, Dorset

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    Ref: W43680
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove


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

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  • Puncknowle, Dorchester, Dorset
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    The Old Timberyard - Woodmans Cottage

    Puncknowle, Dorchester, Dorset

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

    These delightful holiday cottages are set in the peaceful conservation village of Puncknowle, an AONB. The Jurassic...

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  • Walkford, near Highcliffe, Dorset
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    Southwood

    Walkford, near Highcliffe, Dorset

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    Ref: UKC877
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio

    This well-presented, detached chalet bungalow offers a comfortable base for families or couples, and is located in a...

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