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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
  • Chickerell, near Weymouth, Dorset
    Chickerell, near Weymouth, Dorset×

    St Anne’s Cottages - Magnolia

    Chickerell, near Weymouth, Dorset

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    Ref: 30460
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio

    In a rural location on the outskirts of the popular, bustling, seaside resort of Weymouth, and with extensive views...

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

    Gulls Way

    Mudeford, near Christchurch, Dorset

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    Ref: UKC161
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities


    Occupying a truly wonderful location, Gulls Way is a stone’s throw from the Blue Flag-awarded Avon Beach,...

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  • Bournemouth, Dorset
    Bournemouth, Dorset×

    Apartment 10

    Bournemouth, Dorset

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    Ref: UKC700
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio

    This second floor apartment is close to Bournemouth’s town centre and is ideal for enjoying all that this...

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  • Lyme Regis, Dorset
    Lyme Regis, Dorset×
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    Ref: DRY
    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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  • Harcombe Bottom, near Lyme Regis, Dorset
    Harcombe Bottom, near Lyme Regis, Dorset×

    Harcombe House - Shapwick

    Harcombe Bottom, near Lyme Regis, Dorset

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    Ref: DQP
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site

    "An ancient landscape of rolling downs, sheltered valleys
    and Iron Age forts, immortalised in Hardy’s...

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  • West Bay, near Bridport, Dorset
    West Bay, near Bridport, Dorset×

    The Tides

    West Bay, near Bridport, Dorset

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    Ref: E5327
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio


    This finely appointed holiday home is ideally situated for guests to explore and enjoy the Jurassic Coast...

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  • Harmans Cross, near Swanage, Dorset
    Harmans Cross, near Swanage, Dorset×

    Haycraft Cottage

    Harmans Cross, near Swanage, Dorset

    6
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    Ref: W42993
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove

    Grade II listed Purbeck stone cottage

    This superb spacious stone holiday cottage, situated in the heart of...

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  • Nr. Bridport, Dorset
    Nr. Bridport, Dorset×

    Ducks Bottom

    Nr. Bridport, Dorset

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

    Nestling in a peaceful location in the small pretty hamlet of Lower Eype, this 18th-century detached and...

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  • Higher Chilfrome, near Maiden Newton, Dorset
    Higher Chilfrome, near Maiden Newton, Dorset×

    Broad Lodge

    Higher Chilfrome, near Maiden Newton, Dorset

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    Ref: 25871
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Rural Location

    Lancombe Lodges are set in three acres of glorious Thomas Hardy country, in the heart of an AONB in West Dorset and...

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  • Kings Stag, Dorset
    Kings Stag, Dorset×

    Mill End Farm Cottage

    Kings Stag, Dorset

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    Ref: DKJ
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    In a tranquil setting, surrounded by beautiful open countryside, this attractive detached barn conversion enjoys its...

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  • Waytown, near Bridport, Dorset
    Waytown, near Bridport, Dorset×

    Flax Cottage

    Waytown, near Bridport, Dorset

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

    Nestling in the peaceful village of Waytown, this attractive cottage forms part of a former...

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  • Norden, near Corfe Castle, Dorset
    Norden, near Corfe Castle, Dorset×

    Heathland Cottages - Number 1

    Norden, near Corfe Castle, Dorset

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    Ref: NT003002
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    National Trust Holiday Cottages


    These National Trust owned holiday cottages are...

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