by Wyndham Vacation Rentals
Shortlist

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.
default
Get better search results by telling us when you want to book
Add a date
431 cottages are available
  • Higher Chilfrome, near Maiden Newton, Dorset
    Higher Chilfrome, near Maiden Newton, Dorset×

    Amberley View

    Higher Chilfrome, near Maiden Newton, Dorset

    4
    2
    1
    0
    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...

    Prices from
    0
    Pets included
    Pets go free
  • Woolland, near Blandford Forum, Dorset
    Woolland, near Blandford Forum, Dorset×
    4
    2
    1
    0
    Ref: 30666
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    The Victorian Barn and Dairy House Farm Cottages offer excellent accommodation and superb facilities for you to enjoy...

    Prices from
    0
    Pets included
    Pets go free
  • Lyme Regis, Dorset
    Lyme Regis, Dorset×

    The Great House - The Mitford

    Lyme Regis, Dorset

    4
    2
    1
    0
    Ref: 30165
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Sea View

    In the heart of the popular seaside resort of Lyme Regis, and only 250 yards from the seafront, this character Grade...

    Prices from
    0
    Pets included
    Pets go free
  • Wyke, near Gillingham, Dorset
    Wyke, near Gillingham, Dorset×

    Cherry Orchard Cottages - Barn Owl Cottage

    Wyke, near Gillingham, Dorset

    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: 27737
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Situated on the edge of Gillingham in North Dorset, close to the Wiltshire/Somerset border, these two detached...

    Prices from
    0
    Pets included
    Pets go free
  • Beaminster, Dorset
    Beaminster, Dorset×

    Ammonite Cottage

    Beaminster, Dorset

    4
    2
    2
    0
    Ref: 29878
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Ground Floor Facilities


    This detached holiday cottage, set in the owners’ grounds, is situated right in the centre of Beaminster...

    Prices from
    0
    Pets included
    Pets go free
  • Mudeford, near Christchurch, Dorset
    Mudeford, near Christchurch, Dorset×

    Stonesthrow

    Mudeford, near Christchurch, Dorset

    4
    2
    1
    1
    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...

    Prices from
    0
    Pets included
    Pets go free
  • Hurn, near Bournemouth, Dorset
    Hurn, near Bournemouth, Dorset×

    Heron Grange Cottage

    Hurn, near Bournemouth, Dorset

    4
    2
    2
    0
    Ref: W43794
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location


    Heron Grange, adjoining the owners’ home, is set within an acre garden, with a private garden area to...

    Prices from
    0
    Pets included
    Pets go free
  • Oborne, near Sherborne, Dorset
    Oborne, near Sherborne, Dorset×

    Grange Farm Cottages - Woodpecker Cottage

    Oborne, near Sherborne, Dorset

    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: DZZ
    Key Features:
    - 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...

    Prices from
    0
    Pets included
    Pets go free
  • West Milton,
    West Milton, ×

    Valley View

    West Milton,

    4
    2
    1
    0
    Ref: E1866
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio


    Standing in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with the lovely Dorset Hills rising steeply around, this...

    Prices from
    0
    Pets included
    Pets go free
  • Beaminster, near Bridport, Dorset
    Beaminster, near Bridport, Dorset×

    Barn Close Annexe

    Beaminster, near Bridport, Dorset

    4
    2
    2
    0
    Ref: W40800
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio

    Excellent base for Dorset resorts

    In the small country town of Beaminster, South Dorset, and within easy driving...

    Prices from
    0
    Pets included
    Pets go free
  • Wool, Dorset
    Wool, Dorset×

    Willow Cottage

    Wool, Dorset

    4
    3
    1
    0
    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...

    Prices from
    0
    Pets included
    Pets go free
  • Stoke Abbott, Dorset
    Stoke Abbott, Dorset×

    Church House

    Stoke Abbott, Dorset

    4
    2
    1
    0
    Ref: DXN
    Key Features:
    - Pub within 1 mile - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    Nestling in a conservation area in the heart of the picturesque village of Stoke Abbott, one of West Dorset’s...

    Prices from
    0
    Pets included
    Pets go free

Looking for something with a little more?

Cotages with Hot tubs Cottages part of our Luxury collection Something with a swimming pool A place near the Coast

Subscribe to our latest deals & offers

×