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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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177 cottages are available
  • Middlemarsh, near Sherborne
    Middlemarsh, near Sherborne×

    White Horse Farm - The Willows

    Middlemarsh, near Sherborne

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    Ref: 31200
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    - 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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  • Wool
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    Ref: W43452
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    - 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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  • Whitchurch Canonicorum, near Bridport
    Whitchurch Canonicorum, near Bridport×

    The Old Dairy

    Whitchurch Canonicorum, near Bridport

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    Ref: E5394
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    - 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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  • Morcombelake, near Bridport
    Morcombelake, near Bridport×

    Elm Cottage and Ash Cottage - Elm Cottage

    Morcombelake, near Bridport

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    Ref: NT003029
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    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    National Trust Holiday Properties


    These thatched, National Trust, traditional...

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  • Wareham
    Wareham×
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    Ref: W43547
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free


    This centrally located, terrace holiday cottage is in the heart of the market town of Wareham but also benefits...

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  • Easton, near Weymouth
    Easton, near Weymouth×

    Alpen Rose Cottage

    Easton, near Weymouth

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    Ref: W44120
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    - 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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  • Misterton, near Crewkerne
    Misterton, near Crewkerne×

    Nantucket House

    Misterton, near Crewkerne

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    Ref: 25323
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location


    Set in Misterton, on the Somerset/Dorset border, this well presented detached holiday home is excellent...

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  • Broadwindsor, near Beaminster
    Broadwindsor, near Beaminster×

    Ellcrys

    Broadwindsor, near Beaminster

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    Ref: UKC424
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    In the middle of glorious scenic and unspoilt West Dorset, in the small village of Broadwindsor, with its very own...

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  • West Milton, near Bridport
    West Milton, near Bridport×

    Marlpitts Farm

    West Milton, near Bridport

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    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Situated just north of West Bay and Bridport, where the TV drama ’Broadchurch’ was filmed, and only five...

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  • Winterbourne Steepleton, near Dorchester
    Winterbourne Steepleton, near Dorchester×

    Mill Cottage

    Winterbourne Steepleton, near Dorchester

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    Ref: 29080
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    In the village of Winterbourne Steepleton, only 3 miles from Dorchester with its many attractions, and within easy...

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  • Buckland Newton, Dorchester
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    Little Elkins

    Buckland Newton, Dorchester

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    Ref: 24744
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    This semi-detached, 17th century, thatched holiday cottage, situated next to the owners home, is located in the...

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  • Higher Chilfrome
    Higher Chilfrome×
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    - 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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