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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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176 cottages are available
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • West Milton, near Bridport, Dorset
    West Milton, near Bridport, Dorset×

    Marlpitts Farm

    West Milton, near Bridport, Dorset

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    Ref: DBBF
    Key Features:
    - 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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  • East Stour, near Gillingham, Dorset
    East Stour, near Gillingham, Dorset×

    Pipers Pool

    East Stour, near Gillingham, Dorset

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    Ref: UKC1447
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove

    This delightful chalet bungalow, next to the owners’ home, is set in the small village of East Stour, in...

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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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  • Puncknowle, near West Bay, Dorset
    Puncknowle, near West Bay, Dorset×

    Drood Cottage

    Puncknowle, near West Bay, Dorset

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    Ref: DML
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Luxury Property - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Open Fire


    Only 1½ miles from the famous Chesil Beach and close to the Dorset Coastal Path, this well-presented...

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  • Buckland Newton, Dorchester, Dorset
    Buckland Newton, Dorchester, Dorset×

    Little Elkins

    Buckland Newton, Dorchester, Dorset

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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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  • Portland, Dorset
    Portland, Dorset×

    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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  • Broadwindsor, near Beaminster, Dorset
    Broadwindsor, near Beaminster, Dorset×

    Ellcrys

    Broadwindsor, near Beaminster, Dorset

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    Ref: UKC424
    Key Features:
    - 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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  • Winterbourne Steepleton, near Dorchester, Dorset
    Winterbourne Steepleton, near Dorchester, Dorset×

    Mill Cottage

    Winterbourne Steepleton, near Dorchester, Dorset

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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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  • 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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