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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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  • Uploders, near Bridport, Dorset
    Uploders, near Bridport, Dorset×

    Tiddler’s Cottage

    Uploders, near Bridport, Dorset

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    Ref: 26306
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Rural Location

    Set in the quaint village of Uploders, just 3 miles from the coast at West Bay, this hamstone terraced holiday...

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  • Holnest, near Sherborne, Dorset
    Holnest, near Sherborne, Dorset×

    Barleycorn

    Holnest, near Sherborne, Dorset

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    Ref: 25879
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Set in the grounds of the owner’s home, in rolling West Dorset countryside between the quaint historic abbey town...

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  • Ryme Intrinseca, near Sherborne, Dorset
    Ryme Intrinseca, near Sherborne, Dorset×

    Barley Cottage

    Ryme Intrinseca, near Sherborne, Dorset

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    Ref: 24897
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    This lovely attached converted barn, in a courtyard setting near the Somerset/Dorset border, just west of the pretty...

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  • Uppington, Wimborne, Dorset
    Uppington, Wimborne, Dorset×

    Sunnylands Farm - The Old Dairy II

    Uppington, Wimborne, Dorset

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    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    Sunnylands Farm is situated approximately 5 miles from Wimborne and is ideally located on a working farm, in an Area...

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  • Bridport, Dorset
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    Periwinkle Cottage

    Bridport, Dorset

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    Ref: 23500
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio

    Town centre location

    A charming end-terrace cottage peacefully set in the heart of Bridport, with its own...

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  • Middlemarsh, near Sherborne, Dorset
    Middlemarsh, near Sherborne, Dorset×

    White Horse Farm - Badger’s

    Middlemarsh, near Sherborne, Dorset

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    Ref: 31204
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    In a great location in Dorset, White Horse Farm is situated in Middlemarsh, 6 miles south of the quaint,...

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  • Uplyme, near Lyme Regis, Dorset
    Uplyme, near Lyme Regis, Dorset×

    Coombehayes Lodge

    Uplyme, near Lyme Regis, Dorset

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    Ref: 26569
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    Ideal touring location

    In the grounds of the owner’s home, this detached well-presented holiday cottage...

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  • Acton, near Langton Matravers, Dorset
    Acton, near Langton Matravers, Dorset×

    Quince Cottage

    Acton, near Langton Matravers, Dorset

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    Ref: 27906
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Nestling in the quiet hamlet of Acton, just a mile from the sea and cliffs of delightfully named Dancing Ledge, these...

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  • Uppington, Wimborne, Dorset
    Uppington, Wimborne, Dorset×

    Sunnylands Farm - The Old Dairy I

    Uppington, Wimborne, Dorset

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    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    Sunnylands Farm is situated approximately 5 miles from Wimborne and is ideally located on a working farm, in an Area...

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  • Uppington, Wimborne, Dorset
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    Sunnylands Farm - The Old Dairy III

    Uppington, Wimborne, Dorset

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    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Sunnylands Farm is situated approximately 5 miles from Wimborne and is ideally located on a working farm, in an Area...

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  • Bridport, Dorset
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    Dorset Gentleman Cottage

    Bridport, Dorset

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    Ref: 15350
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Pub within 1 mile

    This charming holiday cottage is peacefully set in Bridport, tucked away behind the Forbidden Fruits shop. Overlooking...

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  • Hamworthy, near Poole, Dorset
    Hamworthy, near Poole, Dorset×

    Spindrift

    Hamworthy, near Poole, Dorset

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    Ref: 30896
    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


    This comfortable and spacious semi-detached holiday bungalow, adjacent to the owner’s home, is ideally...

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