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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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  • Middlemarsh, near Sherborne, Dorset
    Middlemarsh, near Sherborne, Dorset×

    White Horse Farm - The Willows

    Middlemarsh, near Sherborne, Dorset

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    Ref: 31200
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    In a great location in Dorset, White Horse Farm is situated in Middlemarsh, 6 miles south of the quaint,...

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  • Whitchurch Canonicorum, near Bridport, Dorset
    Whitchurch Canonicorum, near Bridport, Dorset×

    The Old Dairy

    Whitchurch Canonicorum, near Bridport, Dorset

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    Ref: E5394
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove

    This attractive, detached old dairy, with lovely views, is within easy reach of Dorset’s Jurassic coastline,...

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  • Wool, Dorset
    Wool, Dorset×

    Willow Cottage

    Wool, Dorset

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    Ref: W43452
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio


    This well-appointed, bright, terraced holiday cottage is just a short drive to the Jurassic coastline, the...

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  • Winterborne Stickland, near Blandford Forum, Dorset
    Winterborne Stickland, near Blandford Forum, Dorset×

    Cross Tree Cottage

    Winterborne Stickland, near Blandford Forum, Dorset

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    Ref: W43806
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove


    This lovely, Grade II listed, thatched, cob cottage is situated in the quaint village of Winterborne Stickland,...

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  • Chickerell, near Weymouth, Dorset
    Chickerell, near Weymouth, Dorset×

    Coastline Cottages - Fleet Cottage

    Chickerell, near Weymouth, Dorset

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    Ref: DUY
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove


    Located in a charming and secluded environment on the Jurassic and Heritage coastline, Coastline...

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  • Preston, near Weymouth, Dorset
    Preston, near Weymouth, Dorset×

    Sparrows Nest

    Preston, near Weymouth, Dorset

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    Ref: W42924
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio

    Set in a residential road and within a short walk you can be on coastal footpaths which form part of the Jurassic...

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  • Easton, near Weymouth, Dorset
    Easton, near Weymouth, Dorset×

    Alpen Rose Cottage

    Easton, near Weymouth, Dorset

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    Ref: W44120
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio

    Situated in Easton in the heart of Portland, this 200 year old, mid-terrace cottage, accommodating up to 5 guests,...

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  • Higher Chilfrome, Dorset
    Higher Chilfrome, Dorset×

    Lancombe Country Cottages - Frome

    Higher Chilfrome, Dorset

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    Ref: DZS
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    "Set in glorious countryside... not far from the Jurassic Coast"

    Lancombe Country Cottages are set in...

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  • Thorncombe, near Beaminster, Dorset
    Thorncombe, near Beaminster, Dorset×

    Synderford Lodge

    Thorncombe, near Beaminster, Dorset

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    Ref: EWG
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove


    Peacefully set down a private drive, on the edge of the village of Thorncombe, this pretty, detached, flint...

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

    Bosuns Locker

    Hamworthy, near Poole, Dorset

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    Ref: 26975
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio


    This nautical-themed, three-bedroom detached bungalow is just a 100 yards away from Poole Harbour and 900 yards...

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

    Mi Tyme

    Maiden Newton, near Dorchester, Dorset

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    Ref: UKC614
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove


    This terraced cottage, formerly one of the village stores dating back to the 1830s, sits in the centre of...

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  • Lyme Regis, Dorset
    Lyme Regis, Dorset×
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    Ref: DJQ
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

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

    Just a mile...

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