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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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421 cottages are available
  • Thorncombe, near Lyme Regis, Dorset
    Thorncombe, near Lyme Regis, Dorset×

    The Anvil

    Thorncombe, near Lyme Regis, Dorset

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    Ref: UKC312
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    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location


    Situated in a delightful corner of West Dorset, very near the Somerset/Devon border, in the picturesque village...

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  • West Chelborough, near Dorchester, Dorset
    West Chelborough, near Dorchester, Dorset×

    Mole End Cottage

    West Chelborough, near Dorchester, Dorset

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    Ref: 26385
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in unspoilt Dorset countryside, 12 miles from Dorchester and the World...

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  • Beaminster, Dorset
    Beaminster, Dorset×

    The Haven

    Beaminster, Dorset

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    Ref: W44308
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio


    On the outskirts of the quaint historic market town of Beaminster, set in rolling Dorset countryside,...

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  • Middlemarsh, near Sherborne, Dorset
    Middlemarsh, near Sherborne, Dorset×

    White Horse Farm - Badger’s

    Middlemarsh, near Sherborne, Dorset

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    Ref: 31204
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Ground Floor Facilities - 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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  • Uploders, near Bridport, Dorset
    Uploders, near Bridport, Dorset×

    Tiddler’s Cottage

    Uploders, near Bridport, Dorset

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

    Tenantrees Stable

    West Stafford, near Dorchester, Dorset

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    Ref: W44299
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    - 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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  • Holnest, near Sherborne, Dorset
    Holnest, near Sherborne, Dorset×

    Barleycorn

    Holnest, near Sherborne, Dorset

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    Ref: 25879
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Set in the grounds of the owner’s home, in rolling West Dorset countryside between the quaint historic abbey town...

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

    Carpenter’s Cottage

    Chideock, near Bridport, Dorset

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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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  • Symondsbury, near Bridport, Dorset
    Symondsbury, near Bridport, Dorset×

    The Nest

    Symondsbury, near Bridport, Dorset

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    Ref: 24121
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    This cosy little studio hideaway for two, nestling in the ground floor of a converted barn and in the peaceful village...

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  • Broadway, near Weymouth, Dorset
    Broadway, near Weymouth, Dorset×

    Butcher’s Cottage

    Broadway, near Weymouth, Dorset

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    Ref: 28753
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile

    This holiday apartment sits on the first floor adjoining the owners’ property and commands wonderful...

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  • Salwayash, near Bridport, Dorset
    Salwayash, near Bridport, Dorset×

    Wren Cottage

    Salwayash, near Bridport, Dorset

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    Ref: W43591
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location


    Set in beautiful west Dorset countryside, just a short distance from the market town of Bridport, West Bay (scene...

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  • Furze Hill, near Wimborne, Dorset
    Furze Hill, near Wimborne, Dorset×

    Edie’s Retreat

    Furze Hill, near Wimborne, Dorset

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    Ref: 29316
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Ground Floor Facilities

    This homely and comfortable single-storey holiday retreat is attached to the owners’ home with its own...

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