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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
  • Shipton Gorge, Dorset
    Shipton Gorge, Dorset×

    Manor Court Cottages - Woodpecker

    Shipton Gorge, Dorset

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    Ref: 19087
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    Manor Court Cottages are set in the peaceful village of Shipton Gorge, less than 2 miles from the stunning...

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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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  • Salway Ash, near Bridport, Dorset
    Salway Ash, near Bridport, Dorset×

    Spring Cottage

    Salway Ash, near Bridport, Dorset

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    Ref: UKC1553
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Spring Cottage is nestled in a great location in the small village of Salway Ash, just north of the character market...

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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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  • Stoke Abbott, Dorset
    Stoke Abbott, Dorset×

    Church House

    Stoke Abbott, Dorset

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    Ref: DXN
    Key Features:
    - Pub within 1 mile - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    Nestling in a conservation area in the heart of the picturesque village of Stoke Abbott, one of West Dorset’s...

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  • Gillingham, near Shaftesbury, Dorset
    Gillingham, near Shaftesbury, Dorset×

    D’Urbervilles

    Gillingham, near Shaftesbury, Dorset

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    Ref: 30002
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities


    In Gillingham, north Dorset, near the Somerset and Wiltshire border between the abbey town of Sherborne and...

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  • Oborne, near Sherborne, Dorset
    Oborne, near Sherborne, Dorset×

    Grange Farm Cottages - Woodpecker Cottage

    Oborne, near Sherborne, Dorset

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    Ref: DZZ
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove


    Near the character abbey town of Sherborne, 2 miles, these two well-presented single-storey barn conversions...

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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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  • Bettiscombe, near Lyme Regis, Dorset
    Bettiscombe, near Lyme Regis, Dorset×

    Marshwood Manor Cottages - The Old Stable

    Bettiscombe, near Lyme Regis, Dorset

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    Ref: DEY
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free

    "A delightful base for your holiday, set in glorious countryside close to unspoilt beaches."

    Marshwood...

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  • Portland, near Weymouth, Dorset
    Portland, near Weymouth, Dorset×

    Trevina

    Portland, near Weymouth, Dorset

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    Ref: 29847
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio


    Situated in Weston in the heart of Portland, this semi-detached holiday home for four is ideally suited...

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  • Shipton Gorge, Dorset
    Shipton Gorge, Dorset×

    Manor Court Cottages - Sparrow

    Shipton Gorge, Dorset

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    Ref: 19085
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    Manor Court Cottages are set in the peaceful village of Shipton Gorge, less than 2 miles from the stunning...

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

    Wyke School Yard

    Wyke Regis, near Weymouth, Dorset

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    Ref: UKC995
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free

    On the outskirts of Weymouth and close to the causeway over to Portland, this terraced house offers an excellent...

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