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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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  • Yetminster, near Sherborne, Dorset
    Yetminster, near Sherborne, Dorset×

    Penny Cottage

    Yetminster, near Sherborne, Dorset

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    Ref: UKC360
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Open Fire


    Situated in the quaint character village of Yetminster, this delightful mid-terraced holiday cottage is...

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  • Southbourne, Bournemouth, Dorset
    Southbourne, Bournemouth, Dorset×

    Pinecliffe

    Southbourne, Bournemouth, Dorset

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    Ref: 24986
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Sea View

    This apartment is 50 yards from the cliff top and the Blue Flag sandy beach (beach hut available for hire). Set on...

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  • Winterborne Zelston, near Wareham, Dorset
    Winterborne Zelston, near Wareham, Dorset×

    The Poppies

    Winterborne Zelston, near Wareham, Dorset

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    Ref: 29966
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove


    In a great location between Dorchester to the west, Poole and Bournemouth to the east, and the beautiful...

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  • Piddletrenthide, Dorset
    Piddletrenthide, Dorset×

    Doles Ash Farm - Drakes Cottage

    Piddletrenthide, Dorset

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    Ref: DFZ
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Woodburning Stove

    "Idyllic Dorset cottages with indoor heated swimming pool and tennis court . . ."

    Lying in the...

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  • Near Beaminster,
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    Blackberie Cottage

    Near Beaminster,

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    Ref: E2389
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    This pair of charming 200-year-old cottages are peacefully located by an historic church, enjoying stunning country...

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  • Poole, Dorset
    Poole, Dorset×

    Harbourside

    Poole, Dorset

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    Ref: UKC365
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Luxury Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile


    A luxury two bedroom, two bathroom, third floor apartment, located directly on Poole Quay. It comes with its...

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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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  • Canford Magna, near Wimborne, Dorset
    Canford Magna, near Wimborne, Dorset×

    Canford Magna

    Canford Magna, near Wimborne, Dorset

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    Ref: UKC271
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio

    This delightful Grade II listed cottage is one in a row of similar properties, set along the road which leads to the...

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  • Shaftesbury, Dorset
    Shaftesbury, Dorset×

    Rosina

    Shaftesbury, Dorset

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    Ref: 27455
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile

    This cosy, 300-year old, semi-detached cottage for 4 is situated in Enmore Green, within walking distance of the...

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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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  • Lyme Regis, Dorset
    Lyme Regis, Dorset×
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    Ref: DJP
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    "In rich rolling acres of natural grounds – just a riverside walk from the beach and sea . . ."

    Just a mile...

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

    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Yalbury

    Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester, Dorset

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    Ref: DHV
    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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