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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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  • West Bexington, near Bridport, Dorset
    West Bexington, near Bridport, Dorset×

    The Hollies

    West Bexington, near Bridport, Dorset

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    Ref: 30527
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Woodburning Stove


    In a superb coastal location at West Bexington, within a few minutes’ walk from the famous Chesil Beach,...

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  • Piddletrenthide, Dorset
    Piddletrenthide, Dorset×

    Doles Ash Farm - Orchard House

    Piddletrenthide, Dorset

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    Ref: DGA
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove

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

    Lying in the...

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  • Symonsbury, near Bridport, Dorset
    Symonsbury, near Bridport, Dorset×

    Robins Nest

    Symonsbury, near Bridport, Dorset

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    Ref: UKC391
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove - Open Fire


    A delightful detached, hamstone cottage, sitting next to the owner’s home, is situated in Symondsbury, sits...

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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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  • North Chideock, near Bridport, Dorset
    North Chideock, near Bridport, Dorset×

    Hell Barn Cottages - Jasmine

    North Chideock, near Bridport, Dorset

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    Ref: UKC610
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Situated in a lovely location in North Chideock, 2 miles from the famous scenic World Heritage Jurassic Coast,...

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  • East Chelborough, Dorchester, Dorset
    East Chelborough, Dorchester, Dorset×

    Stake Farm Cottages - Ruth’s Cottage

    East Chelborough, Dorchester, Dorset

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    Ref: DWQ
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    Converted to a high standard, these two barn conversions (Betty’s Cottage DWP, and Ruth’s Cottage DWQ)...

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  • Higher Chilfrome, Dorset
    Higher Chilfrome, Dorset×

    Lancombe Country Cottages - Asker

    Higher Chilfrome, Dorset

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    Ref: DZN
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    "Set in glorious countryside... not far from the Jurassic Coast"

    Lancombe Country Cottages are set in...

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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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  • Portland, Dorset
    Portland, Dorset×

    Limestone Cottage

    Portland, Dorset

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    Ref: 25762
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Sea View - Woodburning Stove

    Sea views from rear of cottage

    Set at the southern point of Portland with great coastline views. This...

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  • Three Legged Cross, near Wimborne, Dorset
    Three Legged Cross, near Wimborne, Dorset×

    Little Gables

    Three Legged Cross, near Wimborne, Dorset

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    Ref: UKC1286
    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Open Fire

    This delightful, detached cottage-style home, the owner lives adjacent, is situated in the Dorset village of Three...

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  • Osmington, near Weymouth, Dorset
    Osmington, near Weymouth, Dorset×

    Old Milking Parlour

    Osmington, near Weymouth, Dorset

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    Ref: DSK
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Situated in a secluded valley on the edge of the ‘picture postcard’ village of Osmington, this comfortable...

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  • Melcombe Bingham, near Dorchester, Dorset
    Melcombe Bingham, near Dorchester, Dorset×

    Greygles

    Melcombe Bingham, near Dorchester, Dorset

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    Ref: UKC544
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire

    Set in the gentle hills of Dorset, Hardy’s country, and situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty...

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