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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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  • Mill End Farm Cottage

    Kings Stag

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    3
    Ref: DKJ

    In a tranquil setting, surrounded by beautiful open countryside, this attractive detached barn conversion enjoys its own large, secluded garden and shared use of the adjacent owners’ 30 acres of grounds. Very comfortably furnished and well equipped (each bedroom has en-suite facilities), it offers peaceful holiday accommodation just an hour’s drive from both Bristol and Bath. Nearby Bulbarrow affords lovely walking and magnificent views, and historic Sherborne is only 6 miles. Cricket St Thomas, the coast and Wookey Hole are all within easy touring distance. Shop ¾ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with beams. Kitchen. Utility room. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin, all with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    First £10 NSH and electricity included, remainder by meter reading. Bed linen and towels included. High chair. DVD and small library. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer.Telephone-honesty box. Large garden with patio and furniture. 30-acre shared grounds. Parking. Snooker table.

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  • Harcombe House - Shapwick

    Harcombe Bottom, nr. Lyme Regis

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: DQP

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

    Enjoying a truly tranquil position in the village of Harcombe Bottom, close to the popular resort of Lyme Regis, Harcombe House offers a variety of accommodation to suit all tastes and requirements. The house started life as a Victorian gentleman’s residence, and was later used as a boarding house for the local public school. Surrounded by 9-acre grounds, comprising gardens brimming with rhododendrons, well-tended lawns and shady woodland, each property is furnished to a good standard and enjoys shared use of an indoor swimming pool, hard tennis court and games room and well-equipped children’s playroom – making this an attractive choice for families. With sandy beaches, a host of seaside attractions, and beautiful countryside peppered with picture-postcard villages, all on the doorstep, Harcombe House truly is an ideal holiday location for exploring the delights of Dorset.
    Just 2 miles distant lies Lyme Regis, setting for the TV adaptation of John Fowles’ novel A French Lieutenant’s Woman. Here colourful fishing vessels and pleasure craft line the pretty harbour, and a host of outdoor activities, such as fishing, boating, sailing and windsurfing tuition, and golf can be enjoyed. Superb coastal walks can be taken along the World Heritage Coast, with its stretches of fossil beaches to explore, and magnificent views to admire from Golden Cap – the highest point on England’s south coast at 626-ft high.
    Nearby, Hardy Country beckons visitors to discover the rolling green pastures and pretty thatched villages made famous in his novels, while for a great family day out, the Georgian seaside town of Weymouth is within easy reach, offering in addition to its harbour and sandy beaches, a host of all-weather attractions, as well as several RSPB sanctuaries. Also well worth a day trip is the county town of Dorchester (20 miles), alias Hardy’s Casterbridge; offering a bustling market square, and some excellent shops and restaurants, Dorchester is also a great base from which to explore the impressive Maiden Castle rising up from the plains. Exeter is within easy driving distance, its skyline dominated by the distinctive monument of St Peter’s Cathedral. Other important historical buildings in the city include the 14th-century Guildhall, several ancient churches and the restored Quayside with its Custom House dating back to 1681. Another town well worth a visit is Weymouth, with many attractions for all the family. The Sea Life Park gives the opportunity to get close to sharks and rays, the Deep Sea Adventure tells the sobering story of the Titanic disaster and The Timewalk contains an entertaining and educational walk-through exhibition of Weymouth’s maritime and brewing past.
    Nearby Sidmouth boasts nearly 500 buildings listed as having special historic or architectural interest, and in August the town hosts what many consider to be the country’s best folk festival at the beginning of August. Folk and roots artists from around the world as well as dance and theatre companies take over various venues in the eight-day event. The fishing village of Beer lies huddled within a small sheltered cove between gleaming white headlands. Much of the village remains unchanged since the time when it was a smugglers’ eyrie. With numerous stately homes and gardens to visit locally, including Abbotsbury Swannery and Tropical Gardens, ancient forts perched upon hilltops affording far-reaching views and a host of seaside towns, including Seaton (with its tramway) stretching along the coastline, there is something for everyone to enjoy in this part of the country. Shops ¾ mile.

    Six steps to entrance. ‘Upside-down’ style accommodation. Ground floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bunk bedroom. Shower room and toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: Spacious living/dining room with rugs on wooden floor and kitchen area with tiled floor and door to garden. Bathroom and toilet.

    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer by meter reading
    • Dishwasher
    • Parking

    • Electricity, full oil central heating and bed linen included
    • Towel hire
    • Cot (except DQP)
    • TV
    • Shared laundry room with coin-operated washing machine and tumble dryer (except DCCQ)
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Shared payphone (games room)
    • Gardens of 9 acres with woodland and furniture
    • No smoking
    • NB: Shallow fenced pond in woodland

    SUPERB INDOOR AND OUTDOOR FACILITIES (AVAILABLE ALL YEAR ROUND)
    * Indoor heated swimming pool (10m x 4.5m, max depth 1.35m) with shower and changing facilities (open everyday 10am–10pm)
    * Sauna
    * Hard tennis court
    * Indoor games room with TV, video, table tennis, coin-operated pool table and seating area with wood-burning stove
    * Children’s room with table football, small pool table, toys, books, games and videos

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  • Junipers

    Puncknowle, nr. Bridport

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: 28180

    In the village of Puncknowle between West Bay and Weymouth, set 11/2 miles from Chesil Beach and the World Heritage Jurassic Coast, this terraced holiday cottage is an excellent base to enjoy coastal scenery stretching from Portland Bill all the way to Lyme Bay to Torquay. Visit Abbotsbury, the Sub-Tropical Gardens, Weymouth, Deep Sea Adventure and a Blue Flag sandy beach. Enjoy golf, fishing, boating and walking. Discover Lyme Regis and Bridport with its twice weekly market. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. 1 bunk bedroom with additional bunk (alternative sleeping only). Bathroom with shower over ¾ bath and toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite toilet, 1 twin.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Economy 7 central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Travel cot. DVD and small library. CD. Electric cooker. Ceramic hob. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Washing machine. Small enclosed lawned garden, patio and furniture. Roadside parking and in front of curtilage of the property. No smoking.

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  • Tongxin

    Weymouth

    Grade
    6
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W43841


    Set in the seaside resort of Weymouth, with its harbour and wonderful sandy beach which children will love, this end-terraced holiday home makes a good base from which to explore the World Heritage Jurassic Coast from the Purbeck to Lyme Regis. Visit the stunning Lulworth Cove, Portland Bill, superb Chesil Beach, West Bay (scene of Broadchurch TV series) and Lyme Regis with its famous Cobb, harbour and beach. You will enjoy great coastal scenery and walking, plenty of water activities and fossil hunting. There are many family activities in the area: Sea Life Adventure Park, Bovington Tank Museum, Monkey World and Abbotsbury Swannery to name a few. Beach 1/4 mile. Shop 400 yards, pub 350 yards and restaurant 150 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen with tiled floor. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Steep stairs to second floor: 1 twin bedroom (accessed via first floor twin).

    Electric coal-effect fire in living room included. Gas central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Travel cot. 22" Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Small enclosed courtyard garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car, permit provided). No smoking.

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  • Chestnut Cottage

    Puncknowle, nr. Dorchester

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: 28872

    Ideal for coast and country


    Located in a conservation area in the quaint village of Puncknowle with its 16th-century pub, and 1½ miles from the famous Chesil Beach and the World Heritage Jurassic Coast, this Grade II listed thatched, terraced holiday home boasts an inglenook fireplace and is excellent for enjoying this scenic area. West Bay, 6 miles, is the harbour to Bridport with pubs, restaurants and an interesting twice-weekly market. Dorchester, 12 miles, is an historic market town with many links to Thomas Hardy. The seaside town of Weymouth, 9 miles, with sandy beaches and harbour, is just north of Portland with its 16th-century Tudor castle. Nearby you can visit Lyme Regis or Abbotsbury Swannery and Subtropical Gardens, or simply indulge in some superb coastal walking, fossil hunting, boating, fishing or nearby golf. Shop 3 miles, pub and restaurant 20 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. Utility room. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double (one 5ft), 1 twin.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included October-March). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Large enclosed lawned garden with patio, sitiing-out area and furniture. On road parking. Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Higher Checkridge Farm- Cider House

    Hawkchurch, nr. Lyme Regis

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: DXM

    In a stunning location, at the head of a valley, with country views and only 5 miles from Lyme Regis and the famous World Heritage Jurassic Coast, these 15th-century Grade II listed, traditional stone built cottages make excellent holiday accommodation to relax and unwind in. With flagstone floors, beams and inglenook fireplace, this spacious period cottage is charming. Outside one can enjoy the picturesque views of fields and woodland, and children can play in the adventure playground and meet with the friendly ponies. This non-working farm is home to an abundance of wildlife including deer, badgers, foxes and many birds. Horse riding is available locally at the neighbouring property, charges do apply. There are many seaside resorts to visit: Charmouth, Eype, Beer, Seatown, Branscombe, Sidmouth, and many attractions to take in such as Forde Abbey and Gardens, Broadwindsor Craft Centre, Pecorama and much more, or maybe a jaunt into the cathedral city of Exeter. Golf nearby. Shop and village pub 1 mile, country hotel/restaurant ½ mile.

    Large beamed living room with electric woodburner inglenook fireplace and flagstone floor. Beamed well-equipped kitchen/dining room. Twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with toilet.

    • Electric woodburner included
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Widescreen Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Enclosed raised patio with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Shared use of owner’s 27-acre grounds
    • Adventure playground
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • No smoking

    Note: Properties DXL and DXM can be booked together to accommodate up to 11 guests.

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  • Apartment 10

    Bournemouth

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: UKC700

    This second floor apartment is close to Bournemouth’s town centre and is ideal for enjoying all that this vibrant seaside town has to offer. Located in a contemporary building, on the second floor, Apartment 10 has an amazing roof terrace. This apartment is located only a short walk to the sandy beach at Undercliffe, where guests can enjoy its panoramic views stretching in both directions. The apartment is situated midway between Bournemouth town centre, with its range of shops, restaurants and nightlife, and restored Boscombe Pier, with its handcrafted musical instruments. Bournemouth is ideal for a family seaside holiday, with its miles of sandy beaches, or alternatively a city break, for guests looking for lively nightlife. Beach 330 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

    Steps to entrance.
    All on the second floor.
    Open plan living space:
    With wooden floor.
    Living area: With Freeview TV and double sofa bed (for flexible sleeping arrangments).
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area:
    With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Roof terrace with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking.

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  • Heathland Cottages - Number 3

    Norden, nr. Corfe Castle

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: NT003016

    National Trust Holiday Cottages


    These National Trust owned holiday cottages are situated in a peaceful setting in Purbeck. Number 1 (ref NT003002) is a single-storey, quirky cottage that was once a former nurses home, and Number 3 (ref NT003016) enjoys a wooden interior and multi-fuel burner, as well as a gallery bedroom overlooking the open plan kitchen and sitting area. Also in this property, the shower room on the ground level has some facilities for the less mobile and features an old brick copper water heater. Both properties enjoy lovely views of the Purbeck Hills and nature reserve. There is so much to explore in this historical area of Dorset. The village of Corfe Castle is 2 miles away, not only does it feature small independent shops, tea rooms and restaurants but also the dramatic ruins of Corfe Castle which dates back to the 11th century and was built by William The Conqueror. For more history visit the market town of Wareham, situated between the rivers of Frome and Piddle. It is of Saxon origin, once you are here you can visit the town museum and enjoy a boat ride on the river (4 miles). The seaside town of Swanage (7 miles) has a large sandy beach with tourist shops, amusement arcades and the 6 mile long Heritage Steam Railway that travels through the Isle of Purbeck, runs at weekends and Bank Holidays from mid-February to the end of the year and every day of the week between April and October. From Studland Bay (7 miles) to Exmouth stretches the 95-mile Jurassic Coastline, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, renowned for being one of the richest heritage sites for prehistoric remains. Other attractions include Monkey World (8 miles) and the Tank Museum (8½ miles). Beach 8 miles. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 400 yards.

    Open plan living/dining room with multi-fuel burner and kitchen area with wooden floor. Two twin bedrooms, one with a feature fireplace. Wet room with toilet and handrails. Steep stairs to first floor: Galleried double bedroom.

    • Multi-fuel burner - fuel is included for the first night, then available at additional cost
    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Cot
    • 32" Freeview TV/DVD
    • CD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Shared lawned garden with furniture
    • Natural unspoilt grounds
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Welcome pack
    • Dogs free of charge
    • No smoking
    • No children
    • NB: Unfenced pond and sloping banks in grounds.

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  • Warmwell Cabin

    Nr. Dorchester

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: 4949

    Shared indoor heated swimming pool on site

    Set in 40 acres of woodlands on the Warmwell Leisure Park, this detached cabin overlooks the lake. The holiday park has a heated indoor swimming pool, dry-ski slope, well-stocked fishing lakes (bring own tackle), facilities for improving your golf, sports complex, licensed clubhouse (£20pw per adult & £10pw per child for use after 6pm), restaurant and shop. Some facilities on the resort are at cost. Warmwell is set in Thomas Hardy Country in an AONB with miles of open farmland and a beautiful Jurassic coastline just a short drive away. The Georgian town of Weymouth is very popular with its sandy beaches, harbour, two RSPB reserves and sealife centre. Also popular are sailing, sea fishing and windsurfing. Abbotsbury swannery, sub tropical gardens, Monkey World, Bovington Tank Museum and Portland Bill are all easily reached.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining area/kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 twin (both 2ft 6in for children). Bathroom with shower over corner bath and toilet.

    Electricity thermal controlled convector panel heaters, electricity and bed linen included. Cot. DVD. Microwave. Shared laundry facilities. Fridge/freezer. Verandah. Ample parking. Use of sport complex before 6pm with shared heated indoor swimming pool on site (£6 per person before 6pm, £20per week for adults, £10per week for children after 6pm). Family bookings only. NB: Drops within grounds.

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  • Haycraft Cottage

    Harmans Cross, nr. Swanage

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: W42993

    Grade II listed Purbeck stone cottage

    This superb spacious stone holiday cottage, situated in the heart of the Purbeck countryside, is set in a lawned garden on the edge of a small, peaceful, Caravan Club site. The detached cottage has been sympathetically restored, and is furnished to an exceptionally good standard. An attractive conservatory leads into a delightful garden with flower troughs, roses, climbing ivy and a pretty stone well. The delightful Swanage Steam Railway which runs regular trips from Corfe Castle to Swanage, a popular seaside resort with golden sandy beaches, and busy Poole Harbour with its sheltered waters and tiny islands. Shop, pub and restaurant 1.5 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Conservatory. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Beams throughout.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Enclosed lawned garden and furniture. Portable barbecue. Ample parking. No smoking.

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  • Stake Farm Cottages - Betty’s Cottage

    East Chelborough, Dorchester

    Grade
    6
    3
    3
    2
    Ref: DWP

    Converted to a high standard, these two barn conversions (Betty’s Cottage DWP, and Ruth’s Cottage DWQ) adjoin one another and are set on a working beef farm, which stands on the Jurassic seam. Offering peace and tranquillity, the setting is a delight for countryside lovers with wonderful open views to be enjoyed from the shared garden and barbecue area. Many footpaths lead from the farm and nearby lanes. The properties are set in the heart of Tamara Drewe country with some of the filming from the farm. The popular village of Evershot (Hardy’s Evershed in Tess of the D’Urbervilles) is 2 miles and offers a village pub, bakery, and hotel restaurant. Bridport and Dorchester are all a short drive away and offer individual shops, pubs and tea rooms. The Jurassic coast is 15 miles. Shop 2 miles. Note: Betty’s Cottage DWP and adjoining Ruth’s Cottage DWQ are ideal for larger family holidays or group breaks and may be booked together to sleep up to 12 people.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with French doors. Kitchen. Conservatory/dining room. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bathroom with shower cubicle and toilet.

    Wi-fi.

    Both properties: Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. TV. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Small courtyard with patio and furniture. Shared enclosed lawned area. Shared summerhouse and play area. Shared barbecue. Parking (for 3 cars). Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • Lime Cottage

    Portland, nr. Weymouth

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: UKC210


    This 1850s cottage, one of a row, offers a great holiday location to enjoy the best of Dorset. Totally renovated by the owners, it presents a contemporary home from home. The cottage is set over three floors with revealed stone features, and has a sunny enclosed garden. It is situated in the heart of Portland close to local shops, pubs and restaurants, and a children’s play area. The coastal path nearby takes you round the island, past stone quarries, which show the island’s history to the lighthouse at Portland Bill with stunning views, and cream teas in the cafe. The National Sailing Academy is situated in Portland Harbour and there are many water based activities to enjoy. Just over the causeway, Weymouth offers many traditional family attractions, centred on its award-winning sandy beach. Portland is ideally suited for visiting many famous attractions including Abbotsbury Gardens and Swannery, Lyme Regis to the west, and Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door, Swanage and the Isle of Purbeck to the east. Pebble beach ¾ mile. Shops and restaurants 500 yards, pub 30 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with wooden floor. Kitchen with tiled floor. Sun room. Separate toilet. First floor: 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Steep stairs to second floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Two Freeview TVs (one 32"). DVD. CD. Halogen hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Small enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture. On road parking. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: 1 step in garden.

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