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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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174 cottages are available
  • Wool, Dorset
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    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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  • 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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  • Portland, Dorset
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    Larkrise

    Portland, Dorset

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    Ref: 18942
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Open Fire

    With a cosy open fire this cottage was once home to the famous Stone Carver Skylark Durston, whose work can be...

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  • Bettiscombe, near Lyme Regis, Dorset
    Bettiscombe, near Lyme Regis, Dorset×

    Marshwood Manor Cottages - The Grain Store

    Bettiscombe, near Lyme Regis, Dorset

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    Ref: DEX
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove

    "A delightful base for your holiday, set in glorious countryside close to unspoilt beaches."

    Marshwood...

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  • Misterton, near Crewkerne, Dorset
    Misterton, near Crewkerne, Dorset×

    Nantucket House

    Misterton, near Crewkerne, Dorset

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    Ref: 25323
    Key Features:
    - 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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  • 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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  • Chetnole, Sherborne, Dorset
    Chetnole, Sherborne, Dorset×

    Chetnole Mill

    Chetnole, Sherborne, Dorset

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    Ref: DGU
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Ground Floor Facilities - Open Fire

    With its original machinery on view through an internal window, this fine conversion of part of an 18th-century mill...

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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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  • Portland, Dorset
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    Anchor Cottage

    Portland, Dorset

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    Ref: 30892
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio

    Set in the heart of Portland, this lovely semi-detached, stone holiday cottage has much charm and character....

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  • Swanage, Dorset
    Swanage, Dorset×

    Oxford Terrace

    Swanage, Dorset

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    Ref: 26782
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove

    The heart of Swanage is just a few hundred yards from this characterful terraced holiday home, with a good selection...

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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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