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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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429 cottages are available
  • 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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  • Gillingham, Dorset
    Gillingham, Dorset×

    Lakeside Hut

    Gillingham, Dorset

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    Ref: W43465
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Detached Property - Rural Location


    This extended shepherd’s hut located on the edge of a carp lake, is now a delightful holiday cabin offering...

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  • Acton, near Langton Matravers, Dorset
    Acton, near Langton Matravers, Dorset×

    Quince Cottage

    Acton, near Langton Matravers, Dorset

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    Ref: 27906
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - 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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  • Bridport, Dorset
    Bridport, Dorset×

    Dorset Gentleman Cottage

    Bridport, Dorset

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    Ref: 15350
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Pub within 1 mile

    This charming holiday cottage is peacefully set in Bridport, tucked away behind the Forbidden Fruits shop. Overlooking...

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  • Puncknowle, near Bridport, Dorset
    Puncknowle, near Bridport, Dorset×

    Bride Valley Cottage

    Puncknowle, near Bridport, Dorset

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    Ref: UKC1603
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove


    This delightful 250-year old, end of terrace cottage sits in the small village of Puncknowle...

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  • Bridport, Dorset
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    Periwinkle Cottage

    Bridport, Dorset

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    Ref: 23500
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio

    Town centre location

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

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  • Frome Vauchurch, near Dorchester, Dorset
    Frome Vauchurch, near Dorchester, Dorset×

    Tavaners View

    Frome Vauchurch, near Dorchester, Dorset

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    Ref: UKC1297
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Set in the hamlet of Frome Vauchurch, just south of Maiden Newton, this spacious, self-contained annex lies next to...

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  • Seatown, Dorset
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    The Pocket Watch

    Seatown, Dorset

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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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  • Stoborough, near Wareham, Dorset
    Stoborough, near Wareham, Dorset×

    Pebbles

    Stoborough, near Wareham, Dorset

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    Ref: 30387
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities

    This beautifully appointed semi-detached annexe is a ground floor apartment and is situated in a peaceful residential...

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  • Compton Abbas, near Shaftesbury, Dorset
    Compton Abbas, near Shaftesbury, Dorset×

    Nut Bush

    Compton Abbas, near Shaftesbury, Dorset

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    Ref: W8523
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio

    Superb country views

    Nestling in a rural location, down a little country lane surrounded by glorious...

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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
    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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  • Semley, Shaftesbury, Dorset
    Semley, Shaftesbury, Dorset×
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    Ref: B4337
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

    Excellent walking and cycling area

    Set in a peaceful...

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