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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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  • West Milton,
    West Milton, ×

    Valley View

    West Milton,

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    Ref: E1866
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio
    Standing in an AONB, with the lovely Dorset Hills rising steeply around, this unique collection of properties is set within the grounds of the owner’s working farm
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    Standing in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with the lovely Dorset Hills rising steeply around, this unique collection of properties is set within the grounds of the owner’s working farm on the edge of the picturesque and tranquil village of West Milton. Individually designed and furnished for comfort, each cottage offers delightful surroundings in which to enjoy a relaxing holiday. Walkers can enjoy discovering a very varied landscape, from high chalk hills, through...

    Pig Sty Cottage
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  • North Perrott, near Crewkerne, Somerset
    North Perrott, near Crewkerne, Somerset×

    Acorn Cottage

    North Perrott, near Crewkerne, Somerset

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    Ref: UKC1812
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Enjoy a get-away-from-it-all location within easy reach of attractions in Dorset, Somerset and the Jurassic Heritage Coast.
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    In a great location, accessed via a ½ mile farm track, in the grounds of the owners’ home, this single-storey barn conversion for four is in a peaceful location away from it all - ideal for enjoying west Dorset and south Somerset. There is a wealth of attractions nearby including Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum, the Haynes Motor Museum with its classic collections of cars, Forde Abbey and Gardens, nature reserves, historical houses such as Montacute, or the scenic,...

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

    Trevina

    Portland, near Weymouth, Dorset

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    Ref: 29847
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    This semi-detached property is in an ideal location for watersport enthusiasts or those who wish to stroll along the beach.
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    Situated in Weston in the heart of Portland, this semi-detached holiday home for four is ideally suited for exploring this scenic area, along with Weymouth and Dorchester with their many attractions. Home to the National Sailing Academy, visitors can enjoy many watersports in and around Weymouth harbour, be it windsurfing, sailing, boating, fishing or swimming off Weymouth’s sandy beach. The World Heritage Jurassic Coast stretches along the Chesil Beach to the beautiful...

  • Shipton Gorge, Dorset
    Shipton Gorge, Dorset×

    Manor Court Cottages - Swallow

    Shipton Gorge, Dorset

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    Ref: 19084
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    A cosy retreat for smaller families or couples, ideal for touring the picturesque countryside, villages and beaches.
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    Manor Court Cottages are set in the peaceful village of Shipton Gorge, less than 2 miles from the stunning Jurassic coastline. Within walking distance, 110 yards, are the village playing fields and pub selling the world famous Palmers Brewery Ales and delicious pub food. The picturesque harbour of West Bay has been made more famous by the TV drama Broadchurch highlighting the outstanding beauty of the coastline. You can enjoy many walks along the footpaths on the coastline and inland...

    Manor Court Cottages - Sparrow
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    Manor Court Cottages - Swift
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    Manor Court Cottages - Woodpecker
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  • Portland, near Weymouth, DorsetDorset
    Portland, near Weymouth, DorsetDorset×

    Sea Dog Cottage

    Portland, near Weymouth, DorsetDorset

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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
    Take a stroll, relax or explore nearby Chesil Beach and the popular Jurassic Coast from this holiday property.
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    This stone built holiday cottage dating back to 1800, is situated on the Isle of Portland, which offers stunning scenery and a wealth of wildlife. This is a superb location from which to enjoy Chesil Beach approximately 200 yards away, and the world-famous Jurassic Coast. For those who love water sports, guests can enjoy sailing, canoeing, fishing, swimming and boating on the doorstep, or on Portland itself. The Tout Quarry has wonderful views over Chesil Beach and at Portland Bill,...

  • West Bay, near Bridport, Dorset
    West Bay, near Bridport, Dorset×

    Sea Drift

    West Bay, near Bridport, Dorset

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    Ref: 29953
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile
    Sea Drift enjoys a lovely coastal location, situated just 200 yards from the beach.
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    Situated in West Bay with its quaint harbour and beaches, scene of the TV hit series ’Broadchurch’ and on the stunning World Heritage Jurassic Coast. This ground floor holiday apartment for 4, is just 150 yards from the harbour with its characterful seaside atmosphere and offers a great holiday location to enjoy this popular seaside resort. Amble into West Bay and enjoy the ambience of this lovely resort, or soak up the scenery on the beaches, where one can do some...

  • 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
    Close to Upton Nature Reserve, this bungalow is within easy reach of beaches and a number of NT properties.
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    In a residential area, this smart, detached bungalow provides a great base for exploring the area and has an enclosed garden. The holiday property lies close to the Upton Nature Reserve and the town of Wimborne Minster with a market and a variety of pubs and restaurants to choose from. Just 8 miles away are the beaches at Sandbanks, Poole and Bournemouth. Coastal walks can be enjoyed in the Purbecks, 15 miles, with Swanage Steam Railway and Corfe Castle (NT). Visit Kingston Lacy...

  • Hurn, near Bournemouth, Dorset
    Hurn, near Bournemouth, Dorset×

    Heron Grange Cottage

    Hurn, near Bournemouth, Dorset

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    Ref: W43794
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    A holiday property for couples and families, with some wonderful walking and nearby attractions to keep everyone entertained.
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    Heron Grange, adjoining the owners’ home, is set within an acre garden, with a private garden area to the side. This holiday home is ideally placed to enjoy the surrounding areas, with superb walking and cycling from the doorstep, and golf and ski centre nearby. One can enjoy the many attractions to be found in Bournemouth, with its beach and pier, and Christchurch, with its castle ruins, an 11th-century priory and sandy beach. You will also have great days out taking in the...

  • Holditch, Dorset
    Holditch, Dorset×
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    Ref: 16018
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    This single storey cottage with wheelchair access is ideally placed for exploring Devon, Dorset and Somerset.
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    Ideal touring base

    These three holiday cottages are beautifully located in the peaceful Axe Valley where Devon, Dorset and Somerset meet. They have been sympathetically converted retaining character and charm to give spacious, comfortable and well-equipped accommodation. All cottages are single storey with easy wheelchair access, The Byre (ref 16018) and The Shippen (ref 16019) are both semi-detached and The Barn (ref 25497) is detached. An abundance of opportunities exist for...

    Gardners Farm Cottages - The Shippen
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  • Purewell, near Christchurch, Dorset
    Purewell, near Christchurch, Dorset×

    Park Gardens

    Purewell, near Christchurch, Dorset

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    Ref: W40004
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Park Gardens is ideally located within easy reach of New Forest and the lovely beaches at Mudeford and Bournemouth.
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    Close to beaches and the New Forest

    Situated in a cul-de-sac in a small development on the edge of Christchurch is this well appointed terrace house. This house is conveniently located close to local amenities and is only approximately 1 mile from the sandy beaches at Mudeford. Close by, Christchurch is a fascinating historic town, with an ancient priory and a magnificent harbour, as well as a good selection of shops and restaurants. A short drive takes you to the beaches and...

  • Wyke Regis, near Weymouth, Dorset
    Wyke Regis, near Weymouth, Dorset×

    Ferrybridge View

    Wyke Regis, near Weymouth, Dorset

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    Ref: 29182
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Sea View
    Providing upside-down accommodation to take advantage of the views, this cottage is in an excellent location to enjoy all Weymouth has to offer.
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    With views overlooking Portland, Weymouth harbour and the start of the Chesil Beach, this end terrace holiday home is next to the main road to Portland and near the South West Coastal Path. This is an excellent location to enjoy Weymouth’s beach, harbour, shops and many family attractions. There is sailing, fishing, swimming and boating available locally, as well as coastal walking along Chesil Beach and Portland. The property is also within easy driving distance of Dorchester,...

  • Harcombe Bottom, near Lyme Regis, Dorset
    Harcombe Bottom, near Lyme Regis, Dorset×

    Harcombe House - Trinity

    Harcombe Bottom, near Lyme Regis, Dorset

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    Ref: DQM
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site
    Trinity is great for active holiday makers, looking for plenty to do. Situated near Lyme Regis, there are lovely activities to enjoy.
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    "An ancient landscape of rolling downs, sheltered valleys
    and Iron Age forts, immortalised in Hardy’s writings ..."

    Enjoying a truly tranquil position in the village of Harcombe Bottom, close to the popular resort of Lyme Regis, Harcombe House offers a variety of accommodation to suit all tastes and requirements. The house started life as a Victorian gentleman’s residence, and was later used as a boarding house for the local public school. Surrounded by...

    Harcombe House - Yawl Apartment
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    Harcombe House - Knoll
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    Harcombe House - Lyme
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    Harcombe House - Shapwick
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    Harcombe House - Woodhouse
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    Harcombe House - Ware
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