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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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424 cottages are available
  • Acton, near Langton Matravers
    Acton, near Langton Matravers×

    Quince Cottage

    Acton, near Langton Matravers

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    Ref: 27906
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Nestling in the quiet hamlet of Acton, just a mile from the sea and cliffs of delightfully named Dancing Ledge, these...

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  • Near Beaminster
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    Strawberie Cottage

    Near Beaminster

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    Ref: E2390
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    This pair of charming 200-year-old cottages are peacefully located by an historic church, enjoying stunning country...

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  • Cerne Abbas
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Rural Location - Open Fire

    This unique and enchanting property is part of the historic buildings of Cerne Abbey, formed as Benedictine House in...

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  • Uppington, Wimborne
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    Sunnylands Farm is situated approximately 5 miles from Wimborne and is ideally located on a working farm, in an Area...

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  • Thorncombe, near Chard
    Thorncombe, near Chard×

    The School Room

    Thorncombe, near Chard

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    Ref: 25526
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    - Car parking on site

    Set in Thorncombe, Dorset, near the Devon and Somerset borders, 8 miles from Lyme Bay’s World Heritage...

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  • West Milton
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    Pig Sty Cottage

    West Milton

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    Ref: E1867
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    - Car parking on site - Ground Floor Facilities


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

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  • West Stafford, near Dorchester
    West Stafford, near Dorchester×

    Tenantrees Stable

    West Stafford, near Dorchester

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    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location


    In an ideal country location, just 2½ miles away from the county town of Dorchester and 6 miles from...

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  • Uploders, near Bridport
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    Tiddler’s Cottage

    Uploders, near Bridport

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    Ref: 26306
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Rural Location

    Set in the quaint village of Uploders, just 3 miles from the coast at West Bay, this hamstone terraced holiday...

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  • Seatown
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    Ref: 16565
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property

    Originally part of Admiralty buildings dating from 1812, this pretty cottage conversion is a short walk from the sand...

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  • Bradpole, near Bridport
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    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    On the outskirts of Bridport, 4 miles from the famous World Heritage Jurassic Coast, these two single storey...

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  • Chideock, near Bridport
    Chideock, near Bridport×

    Carpenter’s Cottage

    Chideock, near Bridport

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    Ref: W43589
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio


    Situated in the small village of Chideock in an AONB, 1 mile from the famous World Heritage Jurassic Coast,...

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  • Burton Bradstock
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    The Studio

    Burton Bradstock

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    Ref: 769
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Rural Location

    Superb walks

    This converted artist studio stands in a small courtyard opposite the owner’s house and...

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