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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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  • Albert Apartment

    Poole

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 30469


    This family and pet-friendly holiday apartment, with parking for one small car, is centrally located for exploring Bournemouth, Westborne and Poole, as well as the wider Dorset area. Poole Harbour is famous for its history and outstanding natural beauty, and the property is the perfect base to explore the Purbeck Hills, the port of Poole, Sandbanks and the New Forest. Nearby are award-winning beaches and boat trips to local places of interest, such as the National Trust’s Brownsea Island Nature Reserve and the RSPB Nature Reserve near Poole Harbour. Fishing, watersports and golf are all available locally and for vibrant nightlife and shopping, visit Poole and Bournemouth. Attractions close by include Farmer Palmers, Monkey World, The Tank Museum, Tower Park and Tyneham Village. After a busy day exploring come back and relax in the fully decked garden, which is over several different levels. For during the day if needed there is a large outdoor kennel available at the property. Beach 3½ miles. Shop 500 yards, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room with patio doors and laminate floor. Dining room/conservatory with patio doors and laminate floor. Kitchen. Utility room. 2 double (5ft) bedrooms. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cable TV. DVD. Stereo/CD/iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed decked garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: The garden is over several levels.

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  • Apartments 4 & 6 - Apartment 6

    Bournemouth

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: UKC381

    Located in a contemporary building, these two holiday apartments (refs: UKC380 and UKC381) are both on the first floor with private parking to the front. Apartment 4 has a balcony overlooking the beach. It is located just a short walk to the sandy beach at Undercliffe with its panoramic views stretching in both directions. The apartments are situated midway between Bournemouth town centre, with its range of shops, restaurants and nightlife, and restored Boscombe Pier, with its handcrafted musical instruments. Bournemouth is ideal for a family seaside holiday with its miles of sandy beaches, or for a city break for guests looking for lively nightlife. Beach 330 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

    External steps to entrance. All on first floor.
    Open plan living space.
    Living area: With Freeview TV.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With breakfast bar, electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.

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  • Bee House

    Poole

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: W43918


    Located on the outskirts of Poole, this single-storey holiday home offers a great base to enjoy the best of Poole and is within easy driving of many delightful attractions. The famous Sandbanks Beach is 4 miles away, and there is wonderful scenic walking to be found on the nearby Purbecks, calling in to Swanage with its steam railway, Studland Bay and the fascinating Corfe Castle. The New Forest National Park is a must for a day or two out, or going west, one can explore down to Dorchester, Weymouth and Portland, taking in the glorious Chesil Beach and Weymouth Bay with its sandy beach. For a little bit of shopping and restaurants, visit the metropolis of Bournemouth, or maybe go to Poole for a day on the ferry to Guernsey or Jersey. Shop, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

    Step to entrance. All on ground floor: Living/dining room with bi-fold door and tiled floor. Kitchen with tiled floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. 2 wet rooms with toilets.

    Gas central heating (underfloor in wet rooms), gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. 32" Cable TV. DVD. iPod dock. Gas cooker. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed, lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Anchor Cottage

    Weymouth

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 28487

    Anchor Cottage is in a quiet cul-de-sac overlooking Portland and Chesil Beach with stunning panoramic sea views. It is a great base for exploring the delights of the Jurassic Coast scenery and surrounding nature. Famous Chesil Beach lies near the property with breath-taking views from the coastal path, only 200 yards away. Along the road, the Rodwell Trail offers an even level, traffic-free, walk to Weymouth’s quaint harbour and sandy beach. Fleet Nature Reserve and Visitor Centre 500 yards, small sandy cove 200 yards. National Sailing Centre 2½ miles. Shops, restaurant and pub 300 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room/dining area with patio doors. Kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity and bed linen included. Freesat TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Small, walled garden and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • Rose Cottage

    Litton Cheney, nr. Dorchester

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: DTW

    Nestled in the pretty village of Litton Cheney, set back from the beautiful Dorset coastline, this adjoining, 17th-century, thatched holiday cottage is tastefully decorated and has a real cottage feel to it. With a coal-burning stove, beamed rooms and a stream which passes close to the cottage. Burton Bradstock, Abbotsbury, the beach at West Bay, and the market towns of Bridport and Dorchester offer shops, inns, restaurants as well as walking and cycling opportunities. Shops 3 miles, pub 1 mile.

    Living room with coal-burning stove/dining room with compact fitted kitchen area. External utility/toilet. First floor: Two bedrooms; one double and one twin, with shared en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Beamed throughout.

    Coal-burning stove - fuel included

    • Electricity, electricity rads, bed linen and towels included
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Double oven
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer and dishwasher (in external utility)
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Telephone-incoming calls only
    • Enclosed garden with decking area and furniture reached via a short path
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Secure cycle store
    • No smoking
    • No children under 2 yrs
    • NB: 3 steps up to decking and small stream running by front door

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  • The Old Post Office

    Lower Bockhampton

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 15262

    This picturesque 18th century thatched cottage nestles within the charming hamlet of Lower Bockhampton, the setting for Thomas Hardy’s novel ’Under the Greenwood Tree’. The cottage is full of historic character, with plenty of books to enjoy in the cosy living room. The kitchen/breakfast room looks over the pretty cottage garden. The River Frome meanders through the village which is home to a renowned restaurant, and you can walk along the meadows to the market town of Dorchester. The lake and gardens of Kingston Maurward are on the doorstep. Golf and fishing available nearby. Sandy beaches at Weymouth, 7 miles. Shop and pubs 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Oil central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Stereo. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Rear garden and furniture. Parking (1 car).

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  • Chestnut Mews

    Swanage

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 25884

    Set in the heart of the seaside town of Swanage with a level walk to the shops and beach, this holiday apartment has been finished to a good standard and offers good comfortable accommodation. Swanage has much to offer with its award winning sandy beach, individual shops, restaurants and cafes and ever popular Swanage Steam Railway which you can hear from the property. The town is surrounded by beautiful Dorset countryside and World Heritage coastline. Nearby is NT Corfe Castle and Studland, The Tank Museum and Monkey World. Shop, pub and restaurant 150 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room/dining area. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Separate toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • Meadow Views

    Lower Waterston, nr. Puddletown

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: 26005


    Meadow Views is a pretty, mid-terrace, Victorian cottage retaining a wealth of period features set in the hamlet of Lower Waterston, less than 2 miles from Puddletown. The interior is decorated with antiques and little touches which help to create a true ‘home away from home’ holiday experience so that guests can settle in quickly and relax. Whatever the season, there are stunning views over the gardens at the back to the nearby River Piddle and water meadows beyond. Finches, woodpeckers, house martins, pheasants, grouse, owls, bustards, rabbits, deer and badgers have all been seen from the upstairs windows. Guests invariably wake up to the sound of cattle lowing in the nearby fields. Many of Thomas Hardy’s novels such as ‘Far from the Madding Crowd’ refer to places in the surrounding countryside. For example, Puddletown became Weatherby, and Hardy based Weatherby Farm on Waterston Manor to which this cottage is one of the three farm worker’s cottages built in 1885. The cottage lies 5 miles east of Dorchester with its many attractions and excellent facilities, yet is within easy reach of the coast and Lyme Regis, Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door, Chesil Beach and Weymouth. The area caters for a wide variety of interests locally. Popular pastimes are walking, bird-watching, visiting RSPB reserves, historic houses, museums, beautiful gardens and, of course, picturesque pubs serving excellent food. Family attractions include Monkey World, the Abbotsbury Swannery and Walking with Llamas. Shop and pub/restaurant 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. 1 deep step down to utility room with shower cubicle and toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin (can be double on request). Bathroom with bath, shower attachment and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Freesat TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher in utility. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with furniture. Parking (2 cars). No children under 4 years. No smoking.

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  • Ryall’s Stud Cottage

    Bishops Caundle, nr. Sherborne

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: DQG

    Set amidst 8 acres of unspoilt grounds which surround the owner’s former stud farm, this delightful conversion of a stable combines modern conveniences and tasteful furnishings for a comfortable stay. With walks on the doorstep, riding, fishing, tennis and golf locally, and even stabling adjacent for guests’ horses by arrangement, this is an ideal holiday choice for those who enjoy an outdoor lifestyle. The beaches at Studland and Weymouth are but a 40-minute drive away, while the pretty abbey town of Sherborne and medieval Sturminster Newton nearby each offer an enjoyable day out. Shop and pub 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet. Turning stairs to first floor: 1 double bedroom with low sloping ceiling and Velux. Bathroom with toilet, sloping ceiling and Velux.

    Open fire in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Small enclosed paved garden with furniture. Shared grounds of 8 acres. Barbecue. Ample parking. Cycle store. Stabling on request. No smoking.

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  • Coachman’s Cottage

    Beaminster

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 27356

    Ideally located to enjoy the best of West Dorset, 6 miles from the famous World Heritage Jurassic Coast and within easy walking of Beaminster town centre, this cosy semi-detached holiday cottage is well-presented with an inglenook fireplace. It offers an excellent base to explore this popular region. There are many attractions to visit nearby such as Abbotsbury Swannery, Forde Abbey and Gardens, Yeovilton Air Museum, Broadwindsor Craft Centre, Lyme Regis, 12 miles, and West Bay on the Jurassic Coast. Shop 400 yards, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room with tiled floor. Galley-style kitchen. First floor: 2 double bedrooms (one 5ft). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity and bed linen included. Towel hire. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Mill Pond Cottage

    Bere Regis

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 17076

    A very attractive, modernised and converted coach house in a rural setting in the Piddle Valley, 8 miles from Lulworth Cove with excellent walking and riding. Many attractions and amenities close by including Dorset Golf and Country Club, Tank museum, Monkey World and Brown Trout fishing on the River Piddle (£35-£50 daily by arrangement with owner). Village 1½ miles with shops, post office and pubs.

    Ground floor: Dining room/kitchen with ceramic tiled floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: Living room with wooden floor.

    Oil central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Towel hire. Video and small library. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Garden with raised patio area and furniture. Shared use of grounds. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: Stream and pond in garden, 15 yards.

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  • Penny Cottage

    Yetminster, near Sherborne

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: UKC360


    Situated in the quaint character village of Yetminster, this delightful mid-terraced holiday cottage is ideally located for exploring this beautiful area. Visit popular seaside resorts along the famous World Heritage Jurassic Coast, or take in the many delights to be found in south Somerset. The nearby Halstock Reservoir offers boating, yachting or fishing, or one can spend a day at the Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum and Haynes Motor Museum, with its fascinating collection of classic cars. Day trips to Lyme Regis, Bridport, West Bay and on to Dorchester, Weymouth and Portland, all with their many attractions, make for a fantastic day out. Further afield are Cheddar Gorge and Caves, Stourhead House and Gardens, Glastonbury, Bath and the West Somerset Steam Railway which travels through some glorious Somerset countryside. Beach 23 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    Step to entrance. Ground Floor:
    Living room: With open fire, 32" Freeview TV, DVD player, CD player and wooden floor.
    Dining room: With door to garden.
    Kitchen: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave and tiled floor.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.
    Steep stairs to...
    First Floor:
    Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
    Bedroom 2: With 2ft 6in twin beds (for children).

    Economy 7 heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for open fire included. Stairgate. Welcome pack. Enclosed garden with gravelled patio, garden furniture and barbecue. On road parking. No smoking. Please note: There are 6 steps in the garden.

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