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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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29 cottages are available
  • Wareham, Dorset
    Wareham, Dorset×

    Lower Woodbury House

    Wareham, Dorset

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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 - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

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

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  • Uploders, Bridport, Dorset
    Uploders, Bridport, Dorset×

    The Retreat

    Uploders, Bridport, Dorset

    10
    5
    4
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    Ref: DGN
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio

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

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  • Tincleton, near Dorchester, Dorset
    Tincleton, near Dorchester, Dorset×

    Tincleton Lodge

    Tincleton, near Dorchester, Dorset

    10
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    Ref: UKC226
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    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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  • Lyme Regis, Dorset
    Lyme Regis, Dorset×

    The Coach House

    Lyme Regis, Dorset

    10
    5
    2
    2
    Ref: DZW
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove

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

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  • Milborne Wick, Dorset
    Milborne Wick, Dorset×

    Higher Farm Barn

    Milborne Wick, Dorset

    10
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    Ref: DZD
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove - Open Fire

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

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

    The Coach House

    East Burton, near Wareham, Dorset

    10
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    Ref: W40581
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile

    5 miles to the coast

    Ideal base for exploring the area

    This characterful cottage, at the end of the row, is...

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  • Swanage, Dorset
    Swanage, Dorset×

    Bay View

    Swanage, Dorset

    10
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    2
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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

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

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  • Bournemouth, Dorset
    Bournemouth, Dorset×

    Stourcliffe House

    Bournemouth, Dorset

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    Ref: UKC369
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove

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

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  • Boscombe, near Bournemouth, Dorset
    Boscombe, near Bournemouth, Dorset×

    Lilac Cottage

    Boscombe, near Bournemouth, Dorset

    12
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    Ref: DDDA
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Hot Tub - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio

    This impeccably presented, detached, character holiday property has a private, west-facing rear garden with its own...

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  • Maiden Newton, near Dorchester, Dorset
    Maiden Newton, near Dorchester, Dorset×

    Mill House

    Maiden Newton, near Dorchester, Dorset

    12
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    4
    Ref: W44038
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove - Open Fire


    In the heart of Maiden Newton, West Dorset, ideally located for exploring Dorchester, 6 miles, Weymouth,...

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  • Christchurch, Dorset
    Christchurch, Dorset×

    Quay House

    Christchurch, Dorset

    12
    6
    4
    3
    Ref: UKC780
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove


    This superb, Grade II listed, semi-detached, Georgian townhouse stands elegantly in a convenient central...

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  • Dudsbury, Ferndown, Dorset
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    The Farmhouse

    Dudsbury, Ferndown, Dorset

    12
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    2
    Ref: DBBN
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property

    The Farmhouse is a detached, Grade II listed, 17th-century Tudor brick house and sits next to the owner’s golf...

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