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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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  • Chideock, Bridport, Dorset×
    8.6 14 reviews
    8.6 14 reviews

    Chideock, Bridport, Dorset

    Ref: DWU
    Coastal Wifi Car parking on site Enclosed Garden / Patio Pub within 1 mile Coast within 1 mile Detached Garden / Patio Woodburning Stove
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  • Charmouth, near Lyme Regis, Dorset×
    Newly Listed
    8 1 reviews
    8 1 reviews

    Charmouth, near Lyme Regis, Dorset

    Ref: UKC3750
    Wifi Car parking on site Enclosed Garden / Patio Pets go free Garden / Patio Ground Floor Facilities Rural Location
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    Smiths Farm Cottages - The Smithy
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    Smiths Farm Cottages - The Stables
    5
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  • West Stour, near Shaftesbury, Dorset×
    9.2 5 reviews
    9.2 5 reviews

    West Stour, near Shaftesbury, Dorset

    Ref: B6531
    Wifi Car parking on site Pub within 1 mile Detached Garden / Patio Ground Floor Facilities Rural Location
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  • Uplyme, near Lyme Regis, Dorset×
    9.7 10 reviews
    9.7 10 reviews

    Uplyme, near Lyme Regis, Dorset

    Ref: DDDK
    Coastal Wifi Car parking on site Enclosed Garden / Patio Pub within 1 mile Coast within 1 mile Detached Garden / Patio
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  • Portland Bill, near Portland, Dorset×
    Newly Listed
    9.8 5 reviews
    9.8 5 reviews

    Portland Bill, near Portland, Dorset

    Ref: UKC2723
    Coastal Hot Tub Wifi Car parking on site Pub within 1 mile Coast within 1 mile Garden / Patio Ground Floor Facilities
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  • Sydling St Nicholas, near Dorchester, Dorset×
    Newly Listed
    0 0 reviews
    0 0 reviews

    Sydling St Nicholas, near Dorchester, Dorset

    Ref: UK10437
    Luxury Wifi Enclosed Garden / Patio Pub within 1 mile Pets go free Garden / Patio Rural Location Open Fire
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  • Wyke Regis, near Weymouth, Dorset×
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    0 0 reviews

    Wyke Regis, near Weymouth, Dorset

    Ref: UKC2671
    Coastal Hot Tub Wifi Car parking on site Enclosed Garden / Patio Pub within 1 mile Pets go free Coast within 1 mile Garden / Patio Sea View
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    Jurassic Apartments - Martleaves House
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    Jurassic Apartments - Jurassic Apartments Bungalow
    4
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  • Portland, Dorset×
    Newly Listed
    10 1 reviews
    10 1 reviews

    Portland, Dorset

    Ref: UKC3250
    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
    4
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    Crabbers’ Wharf - Bosun’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 - Commodore’s Penthouse Suite
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    Crabbers’ Wharf - Chief’s Suite
    4
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  • Portland, Dorset×
    Newly Listed
    10 1 reviews
    10 1 reviews

    Portland, Dorset

    Ref: UKC3251
    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
    4
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    Crabbers’ Wharf - Steward’s Suite
    4
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    Crabbers’ Wharf - Bosun’s Suite
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    Crabbers’ Wharf - Captain’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 - Commodore’s Penthouse Suite
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    Crabbers’ Wharf - Chief’s Suite
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  • Nr. Bridport, Dorset×
    10 4 reviews
    10 4 reviews

    Nr. Bridport, Dorset

    Ref: DVO
    Coastal Car parking on site Pub within 1 mile Coast within 1 mile Garden / Patio Rural Location Open Fire
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  • Woolland, near Blandford Forum, Dorset×
    7 1 reviews
    7 1 reviews

    Woolland, near Blandford Forum, Dorset

    Ref: 30664
    Hot Tub Wifi Swimming pool Car parking on site Pub within 1 mile Garden / Patio Ground Floor Facilities Rural Location
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    The Victorian Barn and Dairy House Farm Cottages - Jasmine Cottages
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    The Victorian Barn and Dairy House Farm Cottages - The Lodge
    4
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    The Victorian Barn and Dairy House Farm Cottages - The Stable
    4
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    The Victorian Barn and Dairy House Farm Cottages - Leopold House
    8
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    The Victorian Barn and Dairy House Farm Cottages - Helena House
    8
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    The Victorian Barn and Dairy House Farm Cottages - Beatrice House
    8
    4
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    The Victorian Barn and Dairy House Farm Cottages - The Victoria Suite
    8
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    The Victorian Barn and Dairy House Farm Cottages - The Granary
    5
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    The Victorian Barn and Dairy House Farm Cottages - The Byre
    4
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    The Victorian Barn and Dairy House Farm Cottages - The Hayloft
    4
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  • Kings Stag, Dorset×
    9.7 11 reviews
    9.7 11 reviews

    Kings Stag, Dorset

    Ref: DKJ
    Wifi Car parking on site Detached Garden / Patio Ground Floor Facilities Rural Location
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