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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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  • Pilsdon, near Bridport, Dorset
    Pilsdon, near Bridport, Dorset×
    Newly Listed
    Pilsdon Farm Cottages - Benoy Cottage

    Pilsdon Farm Cottages - Benoy Cottage

    Pilsdon, near Bridport, Dorset

    Pilsdon, near Bridport, Dorset

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    Ref: UKC3378
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Whether you are wanting a holiday of adventure or simply a relaxing break away, you can have it all at this lovely holiday cottage. Whether you are wanting a holiday of adventure or simply a relaxing break away, you can have it all at this lovely holiday cottage.
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    Pilsdon Farm Cottages - Heather Cottage
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    Pilsdon Farm Cottages - Meadow View
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  • Motcombe, near Gillingham, Dorset
    Motcombe, near Gillingham, Dorset×

    Bankside and Lakeside Hut - Bankside

    Motcombe, near Gillingham, Dorset

    Motcombe, near Gillingham, Dorset

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    Ref: UKC1414
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Rural Location
    This shepherd’s hut provides idyllic lakeside accommodation, for couples looking to relax, or explore this isolated and rural location. This shepherd’s hut provides idyllic lakeside accommodation, for couples looking to relax, or explore this isolated and rural location.
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    9.6 13 reviews
    9.6 13 reviews

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    Bankside and Lakeside Hut - Lakeside Hut
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  • Bournemouth, Dorset
    Bournemouth, Dorset×

    Flat 1

    Bournemouth, Dorset

    Bournemouth, Dorset

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    Ref: UKC362
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities
    This holiday apartment is centrally located in Bournemouth and it enjoys its own enclosed private garden with a summerhouse. This holiday apartment is centrally located in Bournemouth and it enjoys its own enclosed private garden with a summerhouse.
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    7.7 3 reviews
    7.7 3 reviews

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  • Portland, Dorset
    Portland, Dorset×

    Freshwater Bay View

    Portland, Dorset

    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
    With views over the bay, this property is all on one level and is ideal for exploring the Dorset coast. With views over the bay, this property is all on one level and is ideal for exploring the Dorset coast.
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    9.9 21 reviews
    9.9 21 reviews

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  • Lyme Regis, Dorset
    Lyme Regis, Dorset×

    Coppers Cottages - Morse Cottage

    Lyme Regis, Dorset

    Lyme Regis, Dorset

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    Ref: DJM
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Wildlife and countryside admirers will thoroughly enjoy their stay here at Morse Cottage. It’s situated in an idyllic area with beautiful views. Wildlife and countryside admirers will thoroughly enjoy their stay here at Morse Cottage. It’s situated in an idyllic area with beautiful views.
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    9.1 14 reviews
    9.1 14 reviews

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    Coppers Cottages - Colombo Cottage
    4
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  • Sherborne,
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    Sandford

    Sherborne,

    Sherborne,

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    Ref: E5340
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Patson Hill holiday cottages are situated near Sherborne, enjoying superb far reaching views over beautiful rolling countryside Patson Hill holiday cottages are situated near Sherborne, enjoying superb far reaching views over beautiful rolling countryside
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    10 4 reviews
    10 4 reviews

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    Compton
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    Trent
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  • Uplyme, near Lyme Regis, Dorset
    Uplyme, near Lyme Regis, Dorset×

    Coombehayes Lodge

    Uplyme, near Lyme Regis, Dorset

    Uplyme, near Lyme Regis, Dorset

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    Ref: 26569
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    En-suite accommodation for two is provided at this cottage situated on the edge of the quaint coastal resort of Lyme Regis. En-suite accommodation for two is provided at this cottage situated on the edge of the quaint coastal resort of Lyme Regis.
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    9.3 24 reviews
    9.3 24 reviews

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  • Ryme Intrinseca, near Sherborne, Dorset
    Ryme Intrinseca, near Sherborne, Dorset×

    Barley Cottage

    Ryme Intrinseca, near Sherborne, Dorset

    Ryme Intrinseca, near Sherborne, Dorset

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    Ref: 24897
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    An ideal location from which to explore the West Dorset World Heritage Jurassic Coast, Chesil Beach, and the seaside resorts of Weymouth, West Bay and Bridport. An ideal location from which to explore the West Dorset World Heritage Jurassic Coast, Chesil Beach, and the seaside resorts of Weymouth, West Bay and Bridport.
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    8.7 16 reviews
    8.7 16 reviews

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  • Holt, near Wimborne, Dorset
    Holt, near Wimborne, Dorset×

    The Chalet

    Holt, near Wimborne, Dorset

    Holt, near Wimborne, Dorset

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    Ref: 26663
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Set in spacious grounds within easy reach of lovely beaches as well as major towns and the New Forest. Set in spacious grounds within easy reach of lovely beaches as well as major towns and the New Forest.
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    9.5 13 reviews
    9.5 13 reviews

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  • Holt Wood, near Wimborne, Dorset
    Holt Wood, near Wimborne, Dorset×

    Moorland Lodge

    Holt Wood, near Wimborne, Dorset

    Holt Wood, near Wimborne, Dorset

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    Ref: UKC676
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities
    Close to a nature reserve, this property is all on one level and is set within large, shared grounds within easy reach of sandy beaches. Close to a nature reserve, this property is all on one level and is set within large, shared grounds within easy reach of sandy beaches.
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    9.4 16 reviews
    9.4 16 reviews

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  • Hawkchurch, near Lyme Regis, Dorset
    Hawkchurch, near Lyme Regis, Dorset×

    Orchard Cottage

    Hawkchurch, near Lyme Regis, Dorset

    Hawkchurch, near Lyme Regis, Dorset

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    Ref: 25937
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Hawkchurch is only 5 miles from the World Heritage Jurassic Coast and seaside resort of Lyme Regis, with its beach, harbour and shops. Hawkchurch is only 5 miles from the World Heritage Jurassic Coast and seaside resort of Lyme Regis, with its beach, harbour and shops.
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    9.1 7 reviews
    9.1 7 reviews

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  • Holnest, near Sherborne, Dorset
    Holnest, near Sherborne, Dorset×

    Barleycorn

    Holnest, near Sherborne, Dorset

    Holnest, near Sherborne, Dorset

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    Ref: 25879
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    This single storey barn conversion for two is ideally placed for exploring historic houses and many attractions nearby. This single storey barn conversion for two is ideally placed for exploring historic houses and many attractions nearby.
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    9.4 17 reviews
    9.4 17 reviews

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