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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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  • Winterbourne, Steepleton,
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    Primrose Cottage

    Winterbourne, Steepleton,

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    Ref: E4550
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Nestling in beautiful countryside just 12 miles from West Bay, these comfortable lodge style properties offer an...

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  • Beaminster, Dorset
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    Ammonite Cottage

    Beaminster, Dorset

    4
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    Ref: 29878
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Ground Floor Facilities


    This detached holiday cottage, set in the owners’ grounds, is situated right in the centre of Beaminster...

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

    Broadstones

    Bettiscombe, near Lyme Regis, Dorset

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    Ref: W7203
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Panoramic country views

    This super, detached, single storey holiday property with two steps leading up to it,...

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  • Walditch, near Bridport, Dorset
    Walditch, near Bridport, Dorset×

    Applewood Cottage

    Walditch, near Bridport, Dorset

    4
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    Ref: 25383
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    In the small village of Walditch, in an AONB, 2.5 miles from the quaint fishing port of West Bay on...

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  • Mudeford, near Christchurch, Dorset
    Mudeford, near Christchurch, Dorset×

    Stonesthrow

    Mudeford, near Christchurch, Dorset

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    Ref: W43724
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities


    This spacious, single-storey, detached holiday home enjoys a large, enclosed, lawned garden and plenty of...

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  • Nr. Lyme Regis, Dorset
    Nr. Lyme Regis, Dorset×

    Ware House Cottage

    Nr. Lyme Regis, Dorset

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    Ref: HDDW
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Woodburning Stove

    Nestling in a tranquil location on the Devon/Dorset border, this well-presented single-storey barn conversion is...

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  • Ridge, Wareham, Dorset
    Ridge, Wareham, Dorset×

    Wren Cottage

    Ridge, Wareham, Dorset

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    Ref: DTB
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire

    Nestling in a peaceful hamlet this pretty, well furnished Edwardian cottage is surrounded by rolling heathland and...

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  • Charmouth, Bridport, Dorset
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    The Gate Lodge

    Charmouth, Bridport, Dorset

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

    The Gate Lodge is set within the 4-acre grounds of the owners ‘Arts and Crafts’ home. The detached gate...

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  • Lyme Regis, Dorset
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    Stable Cottage

    Lyme Regis, Dorset

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    Ref: DZX
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Ground Floor Facilities

    On the outskirts of Lyme Regis, on the famous World Heritage Jurassic Coast and ¾ mile from the beach,...

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  • Broadwindsor, near Beaminster, Dorset
    Broadwindsor, near Beaminster, Dorset×

    Ellcrys

    Broadwindsor, near Beaminster, Dorset

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    Ref: UKC424
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    In the middle of glorious scenic and unspoilt West Dorset, in the small village of Broadwindsor, with its very own...

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  • Portland, Dorset
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    Larkrise

    Portland, Dorset

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    Ref: 18942
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Open Fire

    With a cosy open fire this cottage was once home to the famous Stone Carver Skylark Durston, whose work can be...

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  • Chetnole, Sherborne, Dorset
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    Chetnole Mill

    Chetnole, Sherborne, Dorset

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    Ref: DGU
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Ground Floor Facilities - Open Fire

    With its original machinery on view through an internal window, this fine conversion of part of an 18th-century mill...

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