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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
  • Near Beaminster,
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    Strawberie Cottage

    Near Beaminster,

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    Ref: E2390
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    This pair of charming 200-year-old cottages are peacefully located by an historic church, enjoying stunning country...

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  • Verwood, near Cranborne, Dorset
    Verwood, near Cranborne, Dorset×

    The Trees

    Verwood, near Cranborne, Dorset

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    Ref: W43878
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    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities

    The Trees is a comfortable, well presented, single-storey annexe, which is attached to the owners’ home yet it...

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  • East Burton, near Wareham, Dorset
    East Burton, near Wareham, Dorset×

    Little Meadow Cottage

    East Burton, near Wareham, Dorset

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    Ref: 29570
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Rural Location

    On a country lane with no-through traffic, this first floor holiday cottage, adjacent to the owners’ home, is in...

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  • Thorncombe, near Chard, Dorset
    Thorncombe, near Chard, Dorset×

    The School Room

    Thorncombe, near Chard, Dorset

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    Ref: 25526
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    - Car parking on site

    Set in Thorncombe, Dorset, near the Devon and Somerset borders, 8 miles from Lyme Bay’s World Heritage...

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  • West Milton,
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    Pig Sty Cottage

    West Milton,

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    Ref: E1867
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    - Car parking on site - Ground Floor Facilities


    Standing in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with the lovely Dorset Hills rising steeply around, this...

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

    White Horse Farm - Ratty’s

    Middlemarsh, near Sherborne, Dorset

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    Ref: 31202
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - 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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  • Stoborough, near Wareham, Dorset
    Stoborough, near Wareham, Dorset×

    Pebbles

    Stoborough, near Wareham, Dorset

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    Ref: 30387
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities

    This beautifully appointed semi-detached annexe is a ground floor apartment and is situated in a peaceful residential...

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

    Mulberry Cottage

    Acton, near Langton Matravers, Dorset

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    Ref: 27905
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    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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  • Portland, Dorset
    Portland, Dorset×

    Freshwater Bay View

    Portland, Dorset

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    Ref: 29709
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Ground Floor Facilities

    Situated on the southern edge of Portland with views over Freshwater Bay, this semi-detached, single-storey holiday...

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  • Bradpole, near Bridport, Dorset
    Bradpole, near Bridport, Dorset×

    Broad Road Farm Cottages - The Farrows

    Bradpole, near Bridport, Dorset

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    Ref: 24539
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    On the outskirts of Bridport, 4 miles from the famous World Heritage Jurassic Coast, these two single storey...

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  • Lower Wraxall, near Dorchester, Dorset
    Lower Wraxall, near Dorchester, Dorset×

    The Old Forge

    Lower Wraxall, near Dorchester, Dorset

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    Ref: DQX
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site

    Formerly the village forge, this cosily renovated and well furnished holiday hideaway nestles in the sleepy village...

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  • Bradpole, near Bridport, Dorset
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    Broad Road Farm Cottages - The Sty

    Bradpole, near Bridport, Dorset

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    Ref: 24540
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    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    On the outskirts of Bridport, 4 miles from the famous World Heritage Jurassic Coast, these two single storey...

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