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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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423 cottages are available
  • Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester, Dorset
    Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester, Dorset×

    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Yalbury

    Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester, Dorset

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    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio

    "Greenwood Grange offers the ideal holiday combination - premium quality accommodation, fine facilities all within...

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  • Higher Chilfrome, near Maiden Newton, Dorset
    Higher Chilfrome, near Maiden Newton, Dorset×

    Amberley View

    Higher Chilfrome, near Maiden Newton, Dorset

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    Ref: 28887
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Situated on the owner’s working alpaca farm, with stunning views over the West Dorset countryside and a 6-seater...

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  • Warmwell, near Dorchester, Dorset
    Warmwell, near Dorchester, Dorset×

    The Hive

    Warmwell, near Dorchester, Dorset

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    Ref: 24682
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    - Coastal Property - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio

    Shared indoor heated swimming pool on site

    This lovely detached, wooden holiday cabin is set in a quiet spot on...

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  • Oborne, near Sherborne, Dorset
    Oborne, near Sherborne, Dorset×

    Grange Farm Cottages - Woodpecker Cottage

    Oborne, near Sherborne, Dorset

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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove


    Near the character abbey town of Sherborne, 2 miles, these two well-presented single-storey barn conversions...

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  • Axminster, near Lyme Regis, Dorset
    Axminster, near Lyme Regis, Dorset×

    Brimble Cottage

    Axminster, near Lyme Regis, Dorset

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    Ref: 28407
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    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove


    Situated only 2½ miles from Lyme Regis with its historic Cobb, harbour and sandy beach, and the market...

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  • Corfe Mullen, near Wimborne, Dorset
    Corfe Mullen, near Wimborne, Dorset×

    Henbury

    Corfe Mullen, near Wimborne, Dorset

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    Ref: 25246
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio

    In a residential area, this smart, detached bungalow provides a great base for exploring the area and has an...

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  • Mudeford, near Christchurch, Dorset
    Mudeford, near Christchurch, Dorset×

    Stonesthrow

    Mudeford, near Christchurch, Dorset

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    Ref: W43724
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities


    This spacious, single-storey, detached holiday home enjoys a large, enclosed, lawned garden and plenty of...

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  • Alton Pancras, near Dorchester, Dorset
    Alton Pancras, near Dorchester, Dorset×

    Bookham Court - Wagon House

    Alton Pancras, near Dorchester, Dorset

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    Ref: UKC792
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Bookham Court lies in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with panoramic views over the Blackmore Vale, in the heart...

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  • Portland, near Weymouth, Dorset
    Portland, near Weymouth, Dorset×

    Portland Holiday Cottages - Sea Dog Cottage

    Portland, near Weymouth, Dorset

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    Ref: 31195
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove

    These three holiday cottages situated on The Isle of Portland, which offers stunning scenery and a wealth of wildlife,...

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  • Holditch, Dorset
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    Ref: 16018
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    Ideal touring base

    These three holiday cottages are beautifully located in the peaceful Axe Valley where...

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  • Winterbourne, Steepleton,
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    Rose Cottage

    Winterbourne, Steepleton,

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    Ref: E4551
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Nestling in beautiful countryside just 12 miles from West Bay, these comfortable lodge style properties offer an...

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  • Sandford Orcas, Dorset
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    Gapple Gate

    Sandford Orcas, Dorset

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    Ref: 14331
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio

    This attractive semi-detached cottage of natural stone, built in the late 16th-century, nestles in the Dorset...

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