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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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  • Hooke, near Beaminster, Dorset×
    8.5 6 reviews
    8.5 6 reviews

    Hooke, near Beaminster, Dorset

    Ref: W41364
    Car parking on site Enclosed Garden / Patio Detached Garden / Patio Rural Location
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  • Lytchett Matravers, near Poole, Dorset×
    7.8 13 reviews
    7.8 13 reviews

    Lytchett Matravers, near Poole, Dorset

    Ref: DCCX
    Wifi Car parking on site Pub within 1 mile Ground Floor Facilities Rural Location Woodburning Stove
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  • Netherbury, Bridport, Dorset×
    10 1 reviews
    10 1 reviews

    Netherbury, Bridport, Dorset

    Ref: DXK
    Wifi Swimming pool Car parking on site Pub within 1 mile Detached Garden / Patio
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  • Nottington, near Weymouth, Dorset×
    7.7 18 reviews
    7.7 18 reviews

    Nottington, near Weymouth, Dorset

    Ref: UKC599
    Coastal Wifi Enclosed Garden / Patio Pub within 1 mile Pets go free Detached Garden / Patio
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  • Portland, Dorset×
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    Portland, Dorset

    Ref: UKC3254
    Coastal Wifi Car parking on site Pub within 1 mile Coast within 1 mile Sea View
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    Crabbers’ Wharf - Petty Officer’s Suite
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    Crabbers’ Wharf - Steward’s Suite
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    Crabbers’ Wharf - Bosun’s Suite
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    Crabbers’ Wharf - Captain’s Suite
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    Crabbers’ Wharf - Officer’s Suite
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    Crabbers’ Wharf - Purser’s Suite
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    Crabbers’ Wharf - Stoker’s Suite
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    Crabbers’ Wharf - Chief’s Suite
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  • Portland, Dorset×
    6 1 reviews
    6 1 reviews

    Portland, Dorset

    Ref: 29250
    Coastal Hot Tub Wifi Enclosed Garden / Patio Pub within 1 mile Coast within 1 mile Garden / Patio Woodburning Stove
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  • Beaminster, Dorset×
    9.6 8 reviews
    9.6 8 reviews

    Beaminster, Dorset

    Ref: DCCO
    Luxury Wifi Car parking on site Pub within 1 mile Detached Garden / Patio Rural Location Woodburning Stove
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  • Alton Pancras, near Dorchester, Dorset×
    8.5 2 reviews
    8.5 2 reviews

    Alton Pancras, near Dorchester, Dorset

    Ref: UKC791
    Wifi Car parking on site Enclosed Garden / Patio Pub within 1 mile Detached Garden / Patio Ground Floor Facilities Rural Location Baby and Toddler Friendly
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    Bookham Court - Wagon House
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  • Chesil Beach, near Abbotsbury, Dorset×
    10 4 reviews
    10 4 reviews

    Chesil Beach, near Abbotsbury, Dorset

    Ref: 25885
    Coastal Luxury Wifi Car parking on site Pub within 1 mile Coast within 1 mile Garden / Patio Sea View Open Fire
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  • Tincleton, near Dorchester, Dorset×
    10 1 reviews
    10 1 reviews

    Tincleton, near Dorchester, Dorset

    Ref: UKC226
    Wifi Car parking on site Enclosed Garden / Patio Garden / Patio Ground Floor Facilities Rural Location Woodburning Stove
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  • Harcombe Bottom, near Lyme Regis, Dorset×
    9.3 11 reviews
    9.3 11 reviews

    Harcombe Bottom, near Lyme Regis, Dorset

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    Wifi Swimming pool Car parking on site Enclosed Garden / Patio Pub within 1 mile Garden / Patio Woodburning Stove
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    Harcombe House - Rhode
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  • Uploders, Bridport, Dorset×
    7.6 5 reviews
    7.6 5 reviews

    Uploders, Bridport, Dorset

    Ref: DGN
    Coastal Wifi Swimming pool Car parking on site Detached Garden / Patio
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