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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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  • Charmouth, near Bridport, Dorset×
    8.6 14 reviews
    8.6 14 reviews

    Charmouth, near Bridport, Dorset

    Ref: 17734
    Coastal Swimming pool Car parking on site Pub within 1 mile Coast within 1 mile Garden / Patio Ground Floor Facilities
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  • Stoborough, near Wareham, Dorset×
    9.5 89 reviews
    9.5 89 reviews

    Stoborough, near Wareham, Dorset

    Ref: 30387
    Coastal Wifi Car parking on site Enclosed Garden / Patio Pub within 1 mile Garden / Patio Ground Floor Facilities
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  • Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester, Dorset×
    10 2 reviews
    10 2 reviews

    Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester, Dorset

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    Wifi Swimming pool Car parking on site Garden / Patio Ground Floor Facilities
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    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Anglebury
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    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Kingsbere
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    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Weatherbury
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    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Mellchester
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    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Sandbourne
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    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Stourcastle
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    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Casterbridge
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    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Wellbridge
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    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Yalbury
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    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Coomb Barton
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    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Henchard
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    Durbaville
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    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Marlott
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    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Melstock
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    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Wessex
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  • Near Beaminster, ×
    9 81 reviews
    9 81 reviews

    Near Beaminster,

    Ref: E2390
    Car parking on site Enclosed Garden / Patio Pub within 1 mile Garden / Patio Rural Location Woodburning Stove
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    Blackberie Cottage
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  • North Chideock, near Bridport, Dorset×
    9.3 3 reviews
    9.3 3 reviews

    North Chideock, near Bridport, Dorset

    Ref: UKC613
    Coastal Wifi Car parking on site Enclosed Garden / Patio Pub within 1 mile Garden / Patio Ground Floor Facilities Rural Location
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    Hell Barn Cottages - Foxglove
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    Hell Barn Cottages - Jasmine
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    Hell Barn Cottages - Maple
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    Hell Barn Cottages - Rosemary
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  • Motcombe, near Gillingham, Dorset×
    9.6 56 reviews
    9.6 56 reviews

    Motcombe, near Gillingham, Dorset

    Ref: W43465
    Wifi Car parking on site Pets go free Detached Rural Location
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  • Ryme Intrinseca, near Sherborne, Dorset×
    9.1 11 reviews
    9.1 11 reviews

    Ryme Intrinseca, near Sherborne, Dorset

    Ref: 24897
    Wifi Car parking on site Pub within 1 mile Garden / Patio Ground Floor Facilities Rural Location
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  • Bettiscombe, near Lyme Regis, Dorset×
    9.4 55 reviews
    9.4 55 reviews

    Bettiscombe, near Lyme Regis, Dorset

    Ref: UKC803
    Wifi Car parking on site Enclosed Garden / Patio Detached Garden / Patio Ground Floor Facilities Rural Location Woodburning Stove
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  • Litton Cheney, near Bridport, Dorset×
    9.4 122 reviews
    9.4 122 reviews

    Litton Cheney, near Bridport, Dorset

    Ref: 28544
    Coastal Wifi Car parking on site Pub within 1 mile Pets go free Detached Garden / Patio Rural Location
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  • Holnest, near Sherborne, Dorset×
    9.5 24 reviews
    9.5 24 reviews

    Holnest, near Sherborne, Dorset

    Ref: 25879
    Wifi Car parking on site Enclosed Garden / Patio Garden / Patio Rural Location
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  • Motcombe, near Gillingham, Dorset×
    9.4 23 reviews
    9.4 23 reviews

    Motcombe, near Gillingham, Dorset

    Ref: UKC1414
    Wifi Car parking on site Pub within 1 mile Pets go free Rural Location
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    Bankside and Lakeside Hut - Lakeside Hut
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  • Hawkchurch, near Lyme Regis, Dorset×
    9.2 81 reviews
    9.2 81 reviews

    Hawkchurch, near Lyme Regis, Dorset

    Ref: 25937
    Coastal Wifi Car parking on site Enclosed Garden / Patio Pub within 1 mile Garden / Patio Ground Floor Facilities Rural Location
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