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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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452 cottages are available
  • Bridport×
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    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Hot Tub - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Coast within 5 miles - No Pets Allowed - Coast within 3 miles

    Town centre location

    A charming end-terrace cottage peacefully set in the heart of Bridport, with its own...

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  • Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester×

    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Abbotsea

    Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester

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    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimmingpool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Indoor Swimming Pool

    "Greenwood Grange offers the ideal holiday combination - premium quality accommodation, fine facilities all within...

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  • Holt Wood, near Wimborne×

    Moorland Lodge

    Holt Wood, near Wimborne

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    Ref: UKC676
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - No Pets Allowed

    This beautifully presented, single-storey home offers a very light and airy, tastefully styled retreat for couples...

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  • Lower Wraxall, near Dorchester×

    The Old Forge

    Lower Wraxall, near Dorchester

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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Dishwasher - Washing Machine

    Formerly the village forge, this cosily renovated and well furnished holiday hideaway nestles in the sleepy village...

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  • Burton Bradstock, near Bridport×

    The Alfriston Suite

    Burton Bradstock, near Bridport

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    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Dishwasher - Ground Floor Facilities - Coast within 5 miles - Coast within 3 miles

    In the heart of Burton Bradstock between West Bay and Weymouth, this self-contained wing of the owners’ home...

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  • Nottington, near Weymouth×

    Granary Cottage

    Nottington, near Weymouth

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    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Hot Tub - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Coast within 5 miles - Barbecue - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location - Coast within 3 miles

    Granary Cottage is an annexe built adjoining the owner’s 18th century stone barn conversion. It has been finished...

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  • Acton, near Langton Matravers×

    Quince Cottage

    Acton, near Langton Matravers

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    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Hot Tub - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Coast within 5 miles - Rural Location - Coast within 3 miles

    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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  • Whitchurch Canonicorum, near Charmouth×

    Penny Corner

    Whitchurch Canonicorum, near Charmouth

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    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Washing Machine - Coast within 5 miles - Rural Location - Coast within 3 miles

    Peaceful village location

    Tucked away in the sleepy little village of Whitchurch Canonicorum, the accommodation...

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  • Acton, near Langton Matravers×

    Mulberry Cottage

    Acton, near Langton Matravers

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    Ref: 27905
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Hot Tub - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Coast within 5 miles - Rural Location - Coast within 3 miles

    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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  • Sopley, near Christchurch×

    Kennelman’s Cottage

    Sopley, near Christchurch

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    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Hot Tub - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Detached Property - Dishwasher - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Coast within 5 miles - Rural Location - Coast within 3 miles

    This delightful, holiday cottage provides a wealth of character and charm and is located within 10 minutes’ drive...

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  • Middlemarsh, near Sherborne×

    White Horse Farm - Ratty’s

    Middlemarsh, near Sherborne

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    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Washing Machine - Ground Floor Facilities - Barbecue - Rural Location

    In a great location in Dorset, White Horse Farm is situated in Middlemarsh, 6 miles south of the quaint,...

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  • Burton Bradstock×

    The Studio

    Burton Bradstock

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    Ref: 769
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Hot Tub - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Coast within 5 miles - No Pets Allowed - Rural Location - Coast within 3 miles

    Superb walks

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

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