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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
  • Goathill, near Sherborne, Dorset
    Goathill, near Sherborne, Dorset×

    Millers Loft

    Goathill, near Sherborne, Dorset

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    Ref: 27467
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    This holiday apartment, set in a converted water mill and attached to the owner’s home, is part of a working...

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  • Oxbridge, near Bridport, Dorset
    Oxbridge, near Bridport, Dorset×

    The Apple House

    Oxbridge, near Bridport, Dorset

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    Ref: W3317
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Swimming pool - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Shared heated outdoor swimming pool


    A delightful detached holiday cottage, surrounded by 42-acres of...

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  • Woolland, near Blandford Forum, Dorset
    Woolland, near Blandford Forum, Dorset×
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    Ref: 30666
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    The Victorian Barn and Dairy House Farm Cottages offer excellent accommodation and superb facilities for you to enjoy...

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

    The Coach House

    Chideock, Bridport, Dorset

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    Ref: DWU
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove

    This delightful, former Coach House, set in a secluded village location, has been refurbished to a high standard....

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  • Christchurch, near Bournemouth, Dorset
    Christchurch, near Bournemouth, Dorset×

    The Old Thatch

    Christchurch, near Bournemouth, Dorset

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    Ref: W44052
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio


    This delightful thatched cottage stands semi-detached and dates back to 1780. Full of character, it displays...

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  • Winfrith Newburgh, Dorset
    Winfrith Newburgh, Dorset×

    Tranquillity Cottage

    Winfrith Newburgh, Dorset

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    Ref: DLE
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Open Fire


    Only 3 miles from the beauty spot of Lulworth Cove, with spectacular rock formations at Durdle Door,...

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  • West Lulworth, Dorset
    West Lulworth, Dorset×

    Elizabeth Cottage

    West Lulworth, Dorset

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    Ref: W42594
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio

    This pretty, Grade II listed, detached property, standing in its own grounds, dates from the late 16th century and...

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  • Bishops Caundle, near Sherborne, Dorset
    Bishops Caundle, near Sherborne, Dorset×

    Ryall’s Stud Cottage

    Bishops Caundle, near Sherborne, Dorset

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

    Set amidst 8 acres of unspoilt grounds which surround the owner’s former stud farm, this delightful conversion of...

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  • Yetminster, Dorset
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    Mallows

    Yetminster, Dorset

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    Ref: 27333
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile

    This well-presented wing of the owner’s home is an ideal place for a relaxing holiday and to enjoy this...

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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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