By Wyndham Vacation Rentals
Letting your Property | My Booking | Help | Shortlist
438 cottages are available
Book 2017 now for only £25 Low Deposit* Save over £200 This Summer | Big Summer Sale Now On - Book Now ► Availability is low for - Click to see more nearby cottages ►

Find cottages in 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.

Show More
Sort By:
View:
default
  • Lancombe Country Cottages - Asker

    Higher Chilfrome

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: DZN

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

    Lancombe Country Cottages are set in three acres of glorious Thomas Hardy country, in the heart of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in west Dorset, close to the famous World Heritage Jurassic Coast, including the Chesil Beach. The six holiday cottages converted from old barns are set around an attractive courtyard, now a communal lawned area, are all well finished and equipped and provide a relaxing retreat after a day out sightseeing.
    All are named after local rivers, offer comfortable accommodation and can be booked individually or together, depending on party numbers. Unwind in the 3 acres of grounds, relax in the heated indoor swimming pool (open every day), perhaps enjoy a sauna, or on a fine day, chill out with a barbecue in a pleasant setting overlooking beautiful Dorset countryside. These properties have been awarded a Dorset Silver Tourism Award for 2015.
    Within easy driving distance visitors can explore the stunning Chesil Beach and Jurassic Coast, from Weymouth to the picturesque seaside resort of Lyme Regis, with its harbour and famous Cobb. Enjoy the many little seaside resorts, spectacular scenic coastal walks, fishing, swimming, fossil hunting and attractions such as Abbotsbury Swannery (where the swans may be fed) and Sub-Tropical Gardens, and Bennetts Water Gardens.
    There are many historic houses and gardens to visit including Athelhampon House and Gardens, and Kingston Maurward Gardens and Animal Park, as well as family attractions such as Bovington Tank Museum, Fleet Air Arm Museum at Yeovilton, Monkey World at Wareham and the Sea Life Centre at Weymouth.
    The bustling market and county town of Dorchester, 8 miles, with its 18th-century houses, shops, restaurants and market is worth a visit, as is Weymouth with its Georgian seafront, Blue Flag sandy beach and traditional seaside entertainment. Inland there is the famous Cerne Abbas Giant and the quaint historic abbey town of Sherborne. Enjoy golf, fishing, horse riding and go-karting locally. Convenience store on site. Shops and pubs 2 miles.

    Living/dining room. Kitchen with tiled floor. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Twin bedroom. Bunk bedroom (for children). Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Travel cot
    • Stereo/CD
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer

    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • High chair
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD (small library)
    • Microwave
    • Shared laundry room with two washing machines and two tumble dryers
    • Internet connection
    • Small patio with furniture
    • Large shared lawned area
    • Shared 3-acre woodland grounds
    • Shared barbecue
    • Parking (for 1 car)
    • Shared indoor heated swimming pool (22ft x 10ft, depth 3ft to 5ft) with sauna, shower and changing facilities, open 8.30am to 8.30pm Easter-October and 9am to 7.30pm other dates
    • Shared spa room with massage and beauty treatments
    • Shared Games room with DVD and book library, games, air hockey table and Subbuteo football game
    • Natural water supply from borehole
    • No smoking

    Discounted Price Today's Price
    Prices From
  • St Anne’s Cottages - Magnolia

    Chickerell, nr. Weymouth

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: 30460

    In a rural location on the outskirts of the popular, bustling, seaside resort of Weymouth, and with extensive views across the downs towards Hardy’s monument, these well-presented, semi-detached, single-storey holiday homes offer a great location for exploring Dorset. Adjacent to the owners’ home, these properties are within a couple of miles of the famous Chesil Beach and World Heritage Jurassic Coast. There is superb coastal walking and scenery to be enjoyed nearby, and in Weymouth, there is a wonderful sandy beach. Many watersports and activities can be found in Weymouth or at nearby Portland. Weymouth itself offers many family attractions, including Sandworld, Leisureranch, Brewers Quay, Sea Life Centre and tower, and an RSPB reserve at Radipole Lake. Take a day trip to Guernsey, or just enjoy the ambience of this lovely seaside town, with its many restaurants and shops. One can spend days out exploring the beautiful coastline down to Lyme Regis, Abbotsbury and West Bay, or Lulworth Cove and on to the Purbecks. Other places to visit include Corfe Castle, Tank World at Bovington, Monkey World or the Swanage Steam Railway. Inland, Dorchester is on your doorstep, or perhaps visit Sherborne with its abbey and castles. Beach 2½ miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Step to entrance. All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Small, enclosed gravelled area with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (3 cars).

    Both properties: Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Two Freeview TVs. DVDs. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Barbecue. Welcome pack. No smoking.

    Discounted Price Today's Price
    Prices From
  • 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.

    Discounted Price Today's Price
    Prices From
  • Ducks Bottom

    Nr. Bridport

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    3
    Ref: DVO

    Nestling in a peaceful location in the small pretty hamlet of Lower Eype, this 18th-century detached and thatched character cottage offers a great holiday home which families will love. Set only ½ mile from the beach and a mile from the market town of Bridport, the cottage boasts a large delightful garden with a summer house accommodating up to four guests. Lovely scenic walks along the Heritage coast are easily available as are fishing and golf. Shop 1 mile.

    Living room with open fire in inglenook fireplace and bread oven. Farmhouse-style kitchen/dining room with quarry-tiled floor. Sitting room with ornamental open fire. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with large en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. External summer house: Double bed (for +2) plus living area with sofa-bed (for alternative sleeping only) and en-suite shower room with toilet.

    • Open fire - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity and full NSH included (£25 per week October-April)
    • Bed linen and towels included
    • Two TVs
    • Video (small library)
    • DVD
    • Stereo/CD
    • Double oven included
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer (in summerhouse)
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Large lawned garden
    • Treehouse (use at guests’ own risk)
    • Parking (for 3 cars)
    • NB: Pond and two small streams in garden

    Discounted Price Today's Price
    Prices From
  • The Old Piggeries

    Uploders, nr. Bridport

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: DKB

    Just 3 miles from the sea at West Bay, this superb property boasts its own indoor heated swimming pool, a garden with patio, and en-suite facilities to all bedrooms. Sympathetically converted from a former barn, it has been very well equipped to offer comfortable holiday accommodation for up to six people. This is an ideal base for exploring both Dorset’s lovely coastline and beautiful countryside. Ancient Bridport (2 miles) has Saxon origins and was once an important rope-making centre. The amount of space needed to make rope is said to account for the town’s exceptionally broad streets, now the base for two popular weekly markets. There is a good choice of shops, a cinema and a new sports centre. A mile further on, West Bay has a harbour where fishing trips and rowing boat hire are available. The stunning Chesil Beach runs from here and stretches 17 miles along the coast to Weymouth. There are several other good beaches within easy reach of The Old Piggeries – at Charmouth, Seatown and, slightly further, at the charming and popular seaside resort of Lyme Regis, which offers plenty of attractions for visitors. Walkers can enjoy meandering country footpaths passing through tranquil countryside, or more energetic hikes on the coastal path along the tops of towering cliffs, where the views are breathtaking. There are plenty of good country inns to offer refreshment. Inland, there are many picturesque villages to explore, with their pretty thatched roofs and interesting histories. Near the little town of Chard is Hornsbury Mill with its rural life displays, and beautiful Forde Abbey and gardens. Nearby is Crewkerne, an old-fashioned market town, with many bookshops and second-hand shops to explore. Dorchester is 7 miles. Golf and fishing nearby. Riding school 5 miles. Shops 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with French doors. Dining room/kitchen with French doors. Utility room. 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 twin all with en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Separate toilet.

    Electricity by £1 coin meter. Oil central heating £65 May-September (£75 October-April). Bed linen included. Towel hire. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Payphone. Garden with patio and furniture. Parking. Indoor heated swimming pool (7.5m x 3m). Couples and family bookings only. No smoking.

    Discounted Price Today's Price
    Prices From
  • The Old Shop

    Shaftesbury

    Grade
    7
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: UKC24


    In the small market town of Shaftesbury, near the famous Gold Hill and town centre which are within easy walking distance, this well-presented Grade II listed terraced holiday home is an excellent base for exploring this quaint character town and Dorset. Within easy driving, enjoy some superb scenic country walks on Melbury Downs, or enjoy days out visiting Stourhead House and Gardens, Longleat House and Safari Park, Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum and the delightful town of Sherborne with its abbey. Salisbury, Blandford, Poole, Bournemouth and Dorchester are all within a reasonable drive, or perhaps go north into Somerset and spend some time taking in Glastonbury Tor, the cathedral city of Wells and on to the beautiful Roman Spa town of Bath with its many shops, museums and places to wine and dine. Shop ¼ mile, pub and restaurant 300 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining room with wooden floor. Kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 2 double, one (5ft) with patio doors and en-suite shower room with toilet, 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Gas woodburner in living room included. Gas central heating (underfloor in kitchen), gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. 32" Freeview TV. DVD. CD. iPod dock. Gas/electric range. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned patio garden with courtyard, sitting-out area and furniture. On road parking. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: 12 steps from courtyard to lawned patio.

    Discounted Price Today's Price
    Prices From
  • Arne Barn

    Nr. Wareham

    Grade
    7
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: DBQ

    If wild things make the heart sing, visit Arne Peninsula (featured on Spring Watch). This fascinating detached house, converted from a barn with great flair and imagination by its architect owner, is idyllically set in a landscaped ‘wild’ garden with sitting-out areas. With views over a farm, and glimpses of the harbour beyond, it is an ideal spot to explore the Dorset coastline, the Purbecks and RSPB nature trail at Arne. Clean sandy beaches at Sandbanks and Brownsea Island. Corfe Castle/Wareham within 10 miles. Poole/Bournemouth within 25 miles. Riding, fishing, boat hire locally. Shops 3 miles.

    A large (30ft), unusual and attractive living/dining room with wood-burning stove and ‘boudoir’ grand piano. Cleverly designed kitchen with breakfast area. Utility room. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Twin bedroom. Bedroom with L-shaped built-in bunk beds (2ft 6in). Single bed in its own space at one end of gallery. Bathroom and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove, oil central heating, electricity and bed linen included
    • Cot
    • High chair
    • Smart TV
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Wi-fi
    • Enclosed, landscaped garden with patio and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking

    Discounted Price Today's Price
    Prices From
  • The Old Granary

    West Milton

    Grade
    7
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: E1864

    Standing in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with the lovely Dorset Hills rising steeply around, this unique collection of properties is set within the grounds of the owner’s working farm on the edge of the picturesque and tranquil village of West Milton. Individually designed and furnished for comfort, each cottage offers delightful surroundings in which to enjoy a relaxing holiday.
    Walkers can enjoy discovering a very varied landscape, from high chalk hills, through the winding lanes of sleepy valleys to the dramatic cliffs of Golden Cap (NT). The nearest beach is at West Bay, just 4 miles away, where rowing boats can be hired and fishing trips arranged. Along the coast is Lyme Regis, whose sheltered harbour famously featured as a setting for the film The French Lieutenant’s Woman. The historic market town of Dorchester is 15 miles. Weymouth, 14 miles, offers everything from water sports to night clubs. Shops, pubs and restaurants within 3 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining area/kitchen. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 1 double, 2 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Oil central heating included. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Garden with patio. Parking (2 cars). Garage.

    All properties: Electricity and bed linen included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD. Microwave. Shared laundry room with coin-operated washing machine and tumble dryer. Garden furniture. Barbecue. No smoking.

    Discounted Price Today's Price
    Prices From
  • The Victorian Barn and Dairy House Farm Cottages - Jasmine Cottages

    Woolland, nr. Blandford Forum

    Grade
    7
    3
    0
    3
    Ref: 30663

    The Victorian Barn and Dairy House Farm Cottages offer excellent accommodation and superb facilities to enjoy a great holiday. Set in a wonderful location between Sherborne and Blandford Forum, in rolling Dorset countryside in the Blackmore Vale. These properties are within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and nestling under Bulbarrow Hill, the second highest point in Dorset, and on a 65-acre beef farm, which the owner lives on site. The holiday homes all have use of a lovely large indoor heated swimming pool, which also has a gym and sauna, outside guests can enjoy the games room, the grounds with a childrens play area, hot tub and fishing lakes stocked with carp and silverfish. The seven houses and apartments are completely self contained and several of the properties can be linked together. The Victorian Barn, originally built in 1849, offers seven properties and in the grounds are two cottages and two lodges, so making a great location for families, or very large groups who want a bit of quality time together. You will have plenty to do onsite which the children will love, or you can explore the lovely county of Dorset. Guests can enjoy days out down on the World Heritage Jurassic Coast and Chesil Beach, taking in Weymouth visiting Aqua World, Time Walk and many other attractions, or perhaps visiting Monkey World or the Tank Museum at Bovington. Other attractions include the fascinating Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum or a trip back in time at the Haynes Motor Museum with its wonderful collection of classic cars . On your return you can take in some lovely country walks that abound in the area or simply relax in the hot tub or swimming pool, or go fishing. Beach 25 miles. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one (5ft) with additional single and en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet, one wth en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Oil underfloor central heating included. Freeview TV. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Small, lawned garden.

    All properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request (at cost). Electric cooker. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi available, 5GB free, £2 per GB thereafter. Patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 5-acre grounds. Ample parking. Cycle store. Shared, indoor, heated swimming pool (12.5m x 6m, depth 1m to 1.38m), open every day, times vary. Shared hot tub. Shared games room with pool table, football table and quiz machine. Shared sauna. Shared gym. Shared children’s play area. Fishing on-site. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Small pond in grounds, 100 yards.

    Discounted Price Today's Price
    Prices From
  • Keepers Cottage

    East Burton, nr. Wareham

    Grade
    7
    3
    0
    3
    Ref: 30451


    Keepers Cottage is located close to the railway line and this characterful, mid-terraced cottage dates back to the 1800s. It is surrounded by rural countryside and is just a short drive to the Jurassic coastline, Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door. The seaside town of Swanage nearby offers a beach, boat trips, Durlston Country Park and steam railway. Locally there is Monkey World and the Tank Museum. The nearby village of Wool with its small selection of village shops, from a bakery to a butchers, also offers a convenient train station. Beach 4½ miles. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with dining area and wooden floor/kitchen with dining area, tiled floor and stable door. Beams throughout. Utility room. Separate toilet. Winding staircase to first floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, one with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath, toilet and Velux, 1 twin with additional single and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.

    Gas central heating included (£25 per week, £15 per short break, £10 per 2 night break, November-March) gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Four Freeview TVs. DVD. Stereo/CD/ MP3 connection. Gas/electric range. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed gravelled courtyard with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking.

    Discounted Price Today's Price
    Prices From
  • Swiss Cottage

    Chideock, nr. Bridport

    Grade
    7
    4
    2
    2
    Ref: DYF


    This charming, spacious, Grade II listed, thatched, detached cottage is set in the delightful village of Chideock. Between Lyme Regis and Bridport, and a short walk from the beach at Seatown and the scenic World Heritage Jurassic Coast, this is an ideal holiday base. Enjoy superb coastal walking, with breathtaking views from Golden Cap, fishing, swimming and fossil hunting, or explore Lyme Regis with its Cobb, harbour and quaint shops, and many other attractions nearby. Shop and pub 400 yards.

    Living room with open fire. Dining room. Well-equipped kitchen. Sun room. Double bedroom with 6ft zip and link bed (can form two singles on request). Shower room and toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: Large double bedroom with 5ft bed. Twin bedroom. Single bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Open fire - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Four digital TVs
    • DVD
    • Radio/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Telephone-incoming and emergency calls only
    • Small cottage garden with gazebo and furniture; enclosed patio
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • No smoking
    • Ground floor facilities
    • NB: There is a securely covered well at the property

    Discounted Price Today's Price
    Prices From
  • Lower Park Farm

    Whitchurch Canonicorum, nr. Lyme Regis

    Grade
    7
    3
    0
    3
    Ref: DCCB

    This detached farmhouse offers a wonderful location for an idyllic, relaxing holiday and guests also have use of an old dairy with sofas and a dining table. Set in Marshwood Vale, located 6 miles from Lyme Regis on the World Heritage Jurassic Coast. Forde Abbey and Gardens, Broadwindsor Craft Centre and Abbotsbury Swannery are close by. Horse riding 2 miles. Shop 2¾ miles, pub 2 miles.

    Large living room with wood-burning stove in inglenook and stone floor. Large dining room with tiled floor. Spacious, beamed kitchen with tiled floor. Utility. Double bedroom with additional single bed (for+1) and TV. Wet room with toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with Victorian-style bath and toilet. Further double bedroom with en-suite shower room with double shower cubicle and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - fuel available at cost
    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Two TVs
    • DVD
    • Radio/CD
    • iPod dock
    • Oil Aga (available October - May)
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Telephone-incoming calls only
    • Large lawned garden
    • Use of field and farmyard
    • Two barbecues
    • Ample parking
    • Cycle store
    • Games room with pool table, table tennis and dart board
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • NB: Pond in field 100 yards

    Discounted Price Today's Price
    Prices From

Looking for something with a little more?

Cottages with Hot tubs Cottages part of our Luxury collection Something with a swimming pool A place near the Coast
×

Today's Price £000.00
WAS