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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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31 cottages are available
  • Corfe Castle, nr. Wareham×

    Seagers Cottage

    Corfe Castle, nr. Wareham

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    Ref: 29561
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Coast within 5 miles - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed

    Set in a picturesque National Trust village

    This well-appointed and beautifully presented holiday home is set...

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  • Wareham×
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    Ref: UKC976
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Barbecue - Rural Location

    Providing spacious, well-presented accommodation, Lower Woodbury House is ideal for larger families. It nestles in...

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  • Lyme Regis×

    The Coach House

    Lyme Regis

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    Ref: DZW
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Coast within 5 miles - Barbecue - Coast within 3 miles

    On the outskirts of Lyme Regis, on the famous World Heritage Jurassic Coast and ¾ mile from the beach,...

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  • Swanage×

    Bay View

    Swanage

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    Ref: W43498
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Coast within 5 miles - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed - Coast within 3 miles

    This lovely, bright, detached, reverse-level holiday home benefits from superb, extensive sea views across Swanage Bay...

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  • Milborne Wick×

    Higher Farm Barn

    Milborne Wick

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

    This 17th-century converted barn adjacent to the owner’s home lies in the quaint hamlet of Milborne Wick on...

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  • Uploders, Bridport×

    The Retreat

    Uploders, Bridport

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    Ref: DGN
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Swimmingpool - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Indoor Swimming Pool - Coast within 5 miles - No Pets Allowed - Coast within 3 miles

    Within 3 miles of the beach, this Grade II listed, thatched former barn offers spacious, very comfortable...

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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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  • 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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  • Bournemouth×

    Stourcliffe House

    Bournemouth

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    Ref: UKC369
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Luxury Property - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Coast within 5 miles - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed - Coast within 3 miles

    Stourcliffe House is a detached Edwardian holiday property set within a quiet residential area, and is ideally...

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  • Uplyme, near Lyme Regis×

    Yawl House

    Uplyme, near Lyme Regis

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    Ref: W43467
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Coast within 5 miles - Barbecue - Rural Location - Coast within 3 miles

    A Georgian house with six bedrooms and a lovely conservatory overlooking a large lawned garden. This holiday property...

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  • Lytchett Matravers, near Poole×

    Redbridge Farm - Redbridge Barn

    Lytchett Matravers, near Poole

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

    These holiday properties offer a rural retreat and are situated on a small farm development. Redbridge Farmhouse...

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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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