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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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421 cottages are available
  • Christchurch, Dorset
    Christchurch, Dorset×

    Iridium

    Christchurch, Dorset

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    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Sea View

    This superb ‘boutique-style’ town house is in a wonderful location, only yards from the edge of...

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  • Piddlehinton, near Dorchester, Dorset
    Piddlehinton, near Dorchester, Dorset×

    The Granary

    Piddlehinton, near Dorchester, Dorset

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    Ref: W43680
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove


    Situated on the owners’ working farm, on the edge of the Piddle Valley, just north of the county town...

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  • Puncknowle, Dorchester, Dorset
    Puncknowle, Dorchester, Dorset×

    The Old Timberyard - Woodmans Cottage

    Puncknowle, Dorchester, Dorset

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

    These delightful holiday cottages are set in the peaceful conservation village of Puncknowle, an AONB. The Jurassic...

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  • Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester, Dorset
    Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester, Dorset×

    Durbaville

    Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester, Dorset

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    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    "Greenwood Grange offers the ideal holiday combination - premium quality accommodation, fine facilities all within...

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  • Hooke, near Beaminster, Dorset
    Hooke, near Beaminster, Dorset×

    The Gatehouse

    Hooke, near Beaminster, Dorset

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    Ref: W41364
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Excellent base for Dorset/Coarse fishing

    Nestling below the Wessex Ridgeway and close to the spectacular...

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  • Leigh, near Sherborne, Dorset
    Leigh, near Sherborne, Dorset×

    Bailey Ridge Farm Cottages - Wriggle View

    Leigh, near Sherborne, Dorset

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

    Bailey Ridge Farm Cottages, located in the beautiful Dorset countryside of the Blackmore Vale, are on the...

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  • Portland, Dorset
    Portland, Dorset×

    Leam House

    Portland, Dorset

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    Ref: 29250
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Hot Tub - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove

    Situated in the heart of Portland, this terraced house is an excellent holiday location to enjoy the best of west...

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  • Beaminster, Dorset
    Beaminster, Dorset×

    Hideaway Cottage

    Beaminster, Dorset

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    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    A superb country holiday location between Broadwindsor and Beaminster, situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural...

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  • Watton, near Bridport, Dorset
    Watton, near Bridport, Dorset×

    The Cider Press

    Watton, near Bridport, Dorset

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

    In the small hamlet of Watton, 11/4 miles from the beach at Eype and the Famous World Heritage...

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  • Swanage, Dorset
    Swanage, Dorset×

    Highview

    Swanage, Dorset

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    Ref: 23518
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property

    Stunning views over Swanage Bay can be enjoyed from the large decked elevated terrace. This detached house is one of...

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  • Netherbury, Bridport, Dorset
    Netherbury, Bridport, Dorset×

    Copper Beech

    Netherbury, Bridport, Dorset

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    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio

    This restored detached holiday home, with a heated indoor swimming pool and 4 bedrooms all en-suite, is set in the...

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  • Oxbridge, near Bridport, Dorset
    Oxbridge, near Bridport, Dorset×

    Camesworth Farmhouse

    Oxbridge, near Bridport, Dorset

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    Ref: W3316
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    Shared outdoor heated swimming pool

    This pretty 17th century farmhouse, on a site dating back to the Domesday...

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