by Wyndham Vacation Rentals
Shortlist
You can view or make payments on your booking by clicking here x.

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.
443 
Add a date to get better results
default
  • Sturminster Marshall, near Wimborne, Dorset
    Sturminster Marshall, near Wimborne, Dorset×

    West View

    Sturminster Marshall, near Wimborne, Dorset

    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: 30934
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Perfectly located to tour the area’s many attractions, as well as bridleways from the door and a games room for those fun nights in!
    Prices from
    0
    Pets included
    Pets go free

    Accommodation at


    Approached via a long drive overlooking daffodil fields, this comfortable, single-storey, detached bungalow is a lovely holiday home for families or couples, located on the doorstep to the Jurassic Coast. It has a large enclosed lawned garden and a spacious games room. West View is located within the owner’s country home and has direct access onto bridleways and footpaths, leading all the way to Wareham. Set in a convenient location for road links to the beaches of Poole...

  • Wool, near Wareham, Dorset
    Wool, near Wareham, Dorset×

    Purbeck Dales - Abbeydale Cottage

    Wool, near Wareham, Dorset

    6
    3
    2
    0
    Ref: W42074
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile
    Abbeydale Cottage is pleasantly situated in East Burton; with easy access to Swanage, Weymouth and the beautiful Lulworth Cove.
    Prices from
    0
    Pets included
    Pets go free

    Accommodation at

    Delightful area

    These semi-detached holiday cottages are situated in East Burton in the middle of Thomas Hardy country, between Swanage and Weymouth, only 5 miles from Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door. They have been tastefully furnished and well equipped and are ideal for enjoying this delightful area. A short drive takes you to Lulworth Cove with its pebble beach and take a walk up and over the hill to famous Durdle Door. The whole of this area has lovely scenery and coastal walks....

    Purbeck Dales - Riversdale Cottage
    6
    3
    3
  • Portland, Dorset
    Portland, Dorset×

    Limestone Cottage

    Portland, Dorset

    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: 25762
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Sea View - Woodburning Stove
    Close to Chesil Beach, the South West Coastal Path and Weymouth making this cottage the perfect base for a family holiday.
    Prices from
    0
    Pets included
    Pets go free

    Accommodation at

    Sea views from rear of cottage

    Set at the southern point of Portland with great coastline views. This charming terraced holiday cottage is an ideal touring base. Close by are footpaths leading to the South West Coastal Path and down to Portland Bill and RSPB bird observatory. Nearby is the famous Chesil Beach, part of the Jurassic Coastline. Portland is popular for bird watching, climbing, fishing and watersports. Weymouth is 8 miles with sandy beach and attractions. Shop...

  • Beaminster, Dorset
    Beaminster, Dorset×

    Childhay Manor

    Beaminster, Dorset

    6
    3
    2
    0
    Ref: E3393
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire
    Prices from
    0
    Pets included
    Pets go free

    Accommodation at

    Amidst the rolling hills of West Dorset, this holiday cottage has its own garden and tennis court. The cottage is part of a 13th-century manor farmhouse set on the owner’s organic farm where dairy cows are milked, goats reared and racehorses bred. The cottage is spacious and comfortable - enjoy the cosiness of a log fire on a cold, wet, winter afternoon, or relax on the secluded patio after a game of tennis on a summer evening. Wonderful walking abounds. Visit Forde Abbey,...

  • Chickerell, near Weymouth, Dorset
    Chickerell, near Weymouth, Dorset×

    St Anne’s Cottages - Magnolia

    Chickerell, near Weymouth, Dorset

    6
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: 30460
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio
    With wonderful views, this property is within easy reach of Weymouth and its attractions.
    Prices from
    0
    Pets included
    Pets go free

    Accommodation at

    In a rural location on the outskirts of the popular, bustling, seaside resort of Weymouth, and with extensive views across the downs towards Hardy’s monument, these well-presented, semi-detached, single-storey holiday homes offer a great location for exploring Dorset. Adjacent to the owners’ home, these properties are within a couple of miles of the famous Chesil Beach and World Heritage Jurassic Coast. There is superb coastal walking and scenery to be enjoyed nearby, and...

    St Anne’s Cottages - Sunset Cottage
    4
    2
    2
  • Osmington, near Weymouth, Dorset
    Osmington, near Weymouth, Dorset×

    Old Milking Parlour

    Osmington, near Weymouth, Dorset

    7
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: DSK
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Set on a farm outside the picture postcard village of Osmington, just a mile from the Heritage Coast of Dorset.
    Prices from
    0
    Pets included
    Pets go free

    Accommodation at

    Situated in a secluded valley on the edge of the ‘picture postcard’ village of Osmington, this comfortable and sympathetically converted holiday cottage lies just a mile from the Heritage coastline of Dorset. Adjoining an old stone barn located in the middle of the owner’s farm, the cottage is surrounded by open countryside, with walking from the door. Weymouth with sandy beach, harbour and selection of shops and cafes is 4 miles away, and the unique coastline at Durdle...

  • Chideock, near Bridport, Dorset
    Chideock, near Bridport, Dorset×

    Swiss Cottage

    Chideock, near Bridport, Dorset

    7
    4
    2
    2
    Ref: DYF
    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 - Open Fire
    Swiss Cottage is grade II listed and simply oozes character. The open fire truly adds to the ambiance.
    Prices from
    0
    Pets included
    Pets go free

    Accommodation at


    This charming, spacious, Grade II listed, thatched, detached cottage is set in the delightful village of Chideock. Between Lyme Regis and Bridport, and a short walk from the beach at Seatown and the scenic World Heritage Jurassic Coast, this is an ideal holiday base. Enjoy superb coastal walking, with breathtaking views from Golden Cap, fishing, swimming and fossil hunting, or explore Lyme Regis with its Cobb, harbour and quaint shops, and many other attractions nearby. Shop and pub...

  • Wimborne, Dorset
    Wimborne, Dorset×

    Oakdene Lodge

    Wimborne, Dorset

    7
    4
    3
    2
    Ref: UKC2213
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove - Open Fire
    Ideal for couples or families who want to explore Dorset and further afield, Oakdene Lodge makes the perfect base.
    Prices from
    0
    Pets included
    Pets go free

    Accommodation at

    Conveniently located just back off the road, this homely and comfortable semi-detached property is in a semi rural location, perfect for exploring this ever popular area. With Wimborne, Bournemouth, Salisbury, Ringwood, Fordingbridge and the New Forest all within easy access, there is something for everyone, all year round. Oakdene Lodge has an extensive enclosed lawned garden and a sitting-out area under a canopy of wisteria, plus private parking. There is a property attached which...

  • Chideock, near Bridport, Dorset
    Chideock, near Bridport, Dorset×

    Yew Tree House

    Chideock, near Bridport, Dorset

    7
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: UKC140
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    The perfect location for exploring this beautiful part of Dorset, with sandy beaches, picturesque harbours and coastal walks all nearby.
    Prices from
    0
    Pets included
    Pets go free

    Accommodation at


    Located in Chideock, between Bridport and West Bay to the east and Lyme Regis to the west, this holiday home is the main part of the owners’ detached house with an adjoining self-contained annexe for the owners use. It is ideally situated for enjoying and exploring west Dorset and the famous scenic World Heritage Jurassic Coast, and has a large, enclosed, lawned garden with a patio overlooking fields and footpaths towards Seatown. Wander over the fields to the coast at Seatown...

  • Melcombe Bingham, near Dorchester, Dorset
    Melcombe Bingham, near Dorchester, Dorset×

    Greygles

    Melcombe Bingham, near Dorchester, Dorset

    7
    4
    3
    2
    Ref: UKC544
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Open Fire
    Sleeping up to 7 guests, this property provides delightful accommodation for all the family to enjoy.
    Prices from
    0
    Pets included
    Pets go free

    Accommodation at

    Set in the gentle hills of Dorset, Hardy’s country, and situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty between Dorchester and Blandford, this detached stone cottage offers an ideal village location for up to 7 guests to simply get away from it all. On your doorstep guests can enjoy some great country walking just off the Wessex Ridgeway path with your family pets and enjoy the beautiful scenery, cycling and local village pubs to wine and dine in. Within easy driving, guests...

  • West Lulworth, near Wareham, Dorset
    West Lulworth, near Wareham, Dorset×

    Coastguard Cottage

    West Lulworth, near Wareham, Dorset

    7
    4
    1
    2
    Ref: 28120
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Woodburning Stove
    The Jurassic Coastal Footpath as well as nearby seaside towns can be easily accessed from this former coastsguards cottage.
    Prices from
    0
    Pets included
    Pets go free

    Accommodation at

    Close to Lulworth Cove

    Set just 200 yards from the world famous Lulworth Cove, and only 3½ miles from the historic Lulworth Castle and Park, with wonderful coastal views from the front patio and two of the bedrooms. Two former coastguard cottages have been joined together to create a terraced holiday property providing comfortable, traditional accommodation complete with woodburner and enclosed lawned garden, ideal for year round holidays. You may follow the Jurassic coastal...

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

    Harcombe House - Yawl Apartment

    Harcombe Bottom, near Lyme Regis, Dorset

    7
    4
    2
    0
    Ref: DQK
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site
    Yawl Apartment has it all- the brilliant on-site facilities and it’s situated close to Lyme Regis; perfect for a fun filled holiday!
    Prices from
    0
    Pets included
    Pets go free

    Accommodation at

    "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 - Knoll
    4
    2
    2
    Harcombe House - Trinity
    4
    2
    2
    Harcombe House - Lyme
    8
    3
    3
    Harcombe House - Shapwick
    6
    3
    3
    Harcombe House - Woodhouse
    8
    4
    4
    Harcombe House - Ware
    4
    1
    1
Vote in the British Travel Awards for your chance to win great prizes

Vote in the British Travel Awards for
your chance to win great prizes

Vote now

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

Vote for us today
×

Be a winner!

Lots of great prizes to be won

Vote for Cottages.com in the British Travel Awards Vote today
×