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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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424 cottages are available
  • Uploders, near Bridport
    Uploders, near Bridport×

    Tiddler’s Cottage

    Uploders, near Bridport

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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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  • Seatown
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    Ref: 16565
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Detached Property

    Originally part of Admiralty buildings dating from 1812, this pretty cottage conversion is a short walk from the sand...

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  • Compton Abbas, near Shaftesbury
    Compton Abbas, near Shaftesbury×

    Nut Bush

    Compton Abbas, near Shaftesbury

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    Ref: W8523
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio

    Superb country views

    Nestling in a rural location, down a little country lane surrounded by glorious...

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  • Stoborough, near Wareham
    Stoborough, near Wareham×

    Pebbles

    Stoborough, near Wareham

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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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  • West Chelborough, near Dorchester
    West Chelborough, near Dorchester×

    Mole End Cottage

    West Chelborough, near Dorchester

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    Ref: 26385
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in unspoilt Dorset countryside, 12 miles from Dorchester and the World...

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  • Bradpole, near Bridport
    Bradpole, near Bridport×

    Broad Road Farm Cottages - The Sty

    Bradpole, near Bridport

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    Ref: 24540
    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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  • Gillingham
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    Lakeside Hut

    Gillingham

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    Ref: W43465
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Detached Property - Rural Location


    This extended shepherd’s hut located on the edge of a carp lake, is now a delightful holiday cabin offering...

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  • Thorncombe, near Lyme Regis
    Thorncombe, near Lyme Regis×

    The Anvil

    Thorncombe, near Lyme Regis

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    Ref: UKC312
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location


    Situated in a delightful corner of West Dorset, very near the Somerset/Devon border, in the picturesque village...

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  • Beaminster
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    The Haven

    Beaminster

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    Ref: W44308
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio


    On the outskirts of the quaint historic market town of Beaminster, set in rolling Dorset countryside,...

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  • Thorncombe, near Chard
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    The School Room

    Thorncombe, near Chard

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    Ref: 25526
    Key Features:
    - 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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  • Higher Chilfrome
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    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

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

    Lancombe Country Cottages are set in...

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  • Broadway, near Weymouth
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    Butcher’s Cottage

    Broadway, near Weymouth

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    Ref: 28753
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile

    This holiday apartment sits on the first floor adjoining the owners’ property and commands wonderful...

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