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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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  • Sandford Orcas, Dorset
    Sandford Orcas, Dorset×

    Gapple Gate

    Sandford Orcas, Dorset

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    Ref: 14331
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio

    This attractive semi-detached cottage of natural stone, built in the late 16th-century, nestles in the Dorset...

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

    Chapel Barn

    Salwayash, near Bridport, Dorset

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    Ref: 15437
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Character barn

    This charming 17th century barn has been tastefully refurbished to retain much of its...

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  • Wyke Regis, near Weymouth, Dorset
    Wyke Regis, near Weymouth, Dorset×

    Ferrybridge View

    Wyke Regis, near Weymouth, Dorset

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    Ref: 29182
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Sea View

    With views overlooking Portland, Weymouth harbour and the start of the Chesil Beach, this end terrace holiday home is...

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

    Spring Cottage

    West Lulworth, near Wareham, Dorset

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    Ref: 28119
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove

    This 17th-century thatched stone holiday cottage, with a woodburner in an inglenook fireplace, is just 200 yards...

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  • Wootton Fitzpaine, near Charmouth, Dorset
    Wootton Fitzpaine, near Charmouth, Dorset×

    Dairy Farm Cottages -Bluebell Cottage

    Wootton Fitzpaine, near Charmouth, Dorset

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    Ref: 26933
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    In a fine location in the scenic Marshwood Vale, midway between the popular and picturesque seaside resort of Lyme...

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  • East Orchard, near Shaftesbury, Dorset
    East Orchard, near Shaftesbury, Dorset×

    Bowling Green Farm - Tarrant Cottage

    East Orchard, near Shaftesbury, Dorset

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    Ref: 14557
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    Situated in a courtyard of similar properties, these comfortable cottages are adjacent to the owners home and 8 acres...

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  • Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester, Dorset
    Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester, Dorset×

    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Sandbourne

    Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester, Dorset

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    Ref: DHB
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio

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

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  • Okeford, Fitzpaine, Dorset
    Okeford, Fitzpaine, Dorset×

    Corner Cottage

    Okeford, Fitzpaine, Dorset

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    Ref: E4296
    Key Features:
    - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Set in the heart of a charming village – an ideal location for exploring Dorset’s beautiful...

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  • Bournemouth, Dorset
    Bournemouth, Dorset×

    Apartments 4 & 6 - Apartment 4

    Bournemouth, Dorset

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    Ref: UKC380
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile

    Located in a contemporary building, these two holiday apartments (refs: UKC380 and UKC381) are both on the first...

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  • Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester, Dorset
    Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester, Dorset×

    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Marlott

    Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester, Dorset

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    Ref: DHQ
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio

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

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  • Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester, Dorset
    Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester, Dorset×

    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Stourcastle

    Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester, Dorset

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    Ref: DHC
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio

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

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  • St. Leonards, near Ringwood, Dorset
    St. Leonards, near Ringwood, Dorset×

    The Haven

    St. Leonards, near Ringwood, Dorset

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    Ref: W43840
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities

    Conveniently located in a residential area, this delightful, self-contained, single-storey annexe, forming part of...

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