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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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  • Sturminster Newton, Dorset
    Sturminster Newton, Dorset×

    Rose Cottage

    Sturminster Newton, Dorset

    Sturminster Newton, Dorset

    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W41462
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Rose Cottage is situated within a peaceful hamlet offering quiet accommodation for three guests; ideal for a small family or a couple. Rose Cottage is situated within a peaceful hamlet offering quiet accommodation for three guests; ideal for a small family or a couple.
    Prices from
    8 3 reviews
    8 3 reviews

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    Jasmine Cottage
    3
    2
    2
  • Bettiscombe, near Lyme Regis, Dorset
    Bettiscombe, near Lyme Regis, Dorset×

    Marshwood Manor Cottages - The Tack Room

    Bettiscombe, near Lyme Regis, Dorset

    Bettiscombe, near Lyme Regis, Dorset

    3
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: DFA
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio
    Sleeping three guests, this beautiful holiday home with garden and shared children’s play area is ideal for a small family. Sleeping three guests, this beautiful holiday home with garden and shared children’s play area is ideal for a small family.
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    9.1 11 reviews
    9.1 11 reviews

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    Marshwood Manor Cottages - The Old Forge
    8
    4
    4
    Marshwood Manor Cottages - The Hayloft
    8
    4
    4
    Marshwood Manor Cottages - The Grain Store
    5
    3
    3
    Marshwood Manor Cottages - The Old Stable
    4
    2
    2
  • Bridport, Dorset
    Bridport, Dorset×

    Lilliput House

    Bridport, Dorset

    Bridport, Dorset

    3
    2
    1
    0
    Ref: UKC2530
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Set in the popular town of Bridport, this apartment is a great base to explore all that Dorset has to offer.
    Prices from
    8.6 5 reviews
    8.6 5 reviews

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  • Bothenhampton, near Bridport, Dorset
    Bothenhampton, near Bridport, Dorset×

    Buzzards

    Bothenhampton, near Bridport, Dorset

    Bothenhampton, near Bridport, Dorset

    3
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: 8235
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Rural Location
    First floor accommodation boasting a 5ft wide four poster bed and views over the Dorset Downs. First floor accommodation boasting a 5ft wide four poster bed and views over the Dorset Downs.
    Prices from
    9.5 29 reviews
    9.5 29 reviews

    Accommodation at

    Sweet Briar
    3
    2
    2
    Farthings
    2
    0
    0
  • Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester, Dorset
    Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester, Dorset×

    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Kingsbere

    Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester, Dorset

    Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester, Dorset

    3
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: DGY
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities
    The owners of Kingsbere have thought of everything! Facilities here include a sauna, playground, dog paddock, and fruit and vegetable patch. The owners of Kingsbere have thought of everything! Facilities here include a sauna, playground, dog paddock, and fruit and vegetable patch.
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    9 1 reviews
    9 1 reviews

    Accommodation at

    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Anglebury
    3
    2
    2
    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Weatherbury
    4
    2
    2
    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Mellchester
    4
    2
    2
    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Sandbourne
    4
    2
    2
    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Stourcastle
    4
    2
    2
    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Casterbridge
    6
    3
    3
    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Wellbridge
    2
    1
    1
    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Yalbury
    4
    2
    2
    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Coomb Barton
    8
    4
    4
    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Henchard
    12
    4
    4
    Durbaville
    8
    4
    4
    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Marlott
    4
    2
    2
    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Abbotsea
    2
    1
    1
    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Melstock
    4
    2
    2
    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Wessex
    4
    2
    2
  • Sturminster Newton, Dorset
    Sturminster Newton, Dorset×

    Jasmine Cottage

    Sturminster Newton, Dorset

    Sturminster Newton, Dorset

    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W41461
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Jasmine Cottage is a lovely property which sleeps three guests and is perfectly located for exploring all that Dorset has to offer. Jasmine Cottage is a lovely property which sleeps three guests and is perfectly located for exploring all that Dorset has to offer.
    Prices from
    9.2 13 reviews
    9.2 13 reviews

    Accommodation at

    Rose Cottage
    3
    2
    2
  • West Bay, near Bridport, Dorset
    West Bay, near Bridport, Dorset×
    Newly Listed
    Seabreezes

    Seabreezes

    West Bay, near Bridport, Dorset

    West Bay, near Bridport, Dorset

    3
    2
    1
    0
    Ref: UK10072
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile
    This delightful, second floor apartment lies close to the beach in the beautiful resort of West Bay, on the UNESCO World Heritage Jurassic coastline. This delightful, second floor apartment lies close to the beach in the beautiful resort of West Bay, on the UNESCO World Heritage Jurassic coastline.
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    0 0 reviews

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  • Cerne Abbas, near Dorchester, Dorset
    Cerne Abbas, near Dorchester, Dorset×

    Eden Cottage

    Cerne Abbas, near Dorchester, Dorset

    Cerne Abbas, near Dorchester, Dorset

    3
    2
    1
    0
    Ref: 25749
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Located in a wonderful part of Dorset this terraced cottage has many attractions and the coast within easy reach. Located in a wonderful part of Dorset this terraced cottage has many attractions and the coast within easy reach.
    Prices from
    8.7 14 reviews
    8.7 14 reviews

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  • Bridport, Dorset
    Bridport, Dorset×

    12 Maritime House

    Bridport, Dorset

    Bridport, Dorset

    3
    2
    2
    0
    Ref: 19399
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile
    Located on the famous Chesil Beach and World heritage Jurassic Coastline is this third floor apartment, an excellent location for exploring the area. Located on the famous Chesil Beach and World heritage Jurassic Coastline is this third floor apartment, an excellent location for exploring the area.
    Prices from
    9.5 19 reviews
    9.5 19 reviews

    Accommodation at

  • Higher Chilfrome, Dorset
    Higher Chilfrome, Dorset×

    Lancombe Country Cottages - Lydden

    Higher Chilfrome, Dorset

    Higher Chilfrome, Dorset

    3
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: DZP
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    There’s plenty to do here at Lydden – take a day trip out to explore the area or simply relax in the pool. There’s plenty to do here at Lydden – take a day trip out to explore the area or simply relax in the pool.
    Prices from
    9 3 reviews
    9 3 reviews

    Accommodation at

    Lancombe Country Cottages - Asker
    4
    3
    3
    Lancombe Country Cottages - Bride
    2
    1
    1
    Lancombe Country Cottages - Hooke
    4
    2
    2
    Lancombe Country Cottages - Cerne
    4
    2
    2
    Lancombe Country Cottages - Frome
    5
    3
    3
  • Longburton, near Sherborne, Dorset
    Longburton, near Sherborne, Dorset×

    Badger Cottage

    Longburton, near Sherborne, Dorset

    Longburton, near Sherborne, Dorset

    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 29721
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove - Baby and Toddler Friendly
    A great base to visit Dorset’s many attractions, including the Heritage Coast, Stourhead House and many National Trust properties. A great base to visit Dorset’s many attractions, including the Heritage Coast, Stourhead House and many National Trust properties.
    Prices from
    8.4 19 reviews
    8.4 19 reviews

    Accommodation at

  • Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester, Dorset
    Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester, Dorset×

    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Anglebury

    Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester, Dorset

    Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester, Dorset

    3
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: DHU
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities
    Anglebury has the best of both worlds - boasting a rural location yet the on-site facilities ensure there’s always something to do. Anglebury has the best of both worlds - boasting a rural location yet the on-site facilities ensure there’s always something to do.
    Prices from
    9 2 reviews
    9 2 reviews

    Accommodation at

    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Kingsbere
    3
    2
    2
    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Weatherbury
    4
    2
    2
    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Mellchester
    4
    2
    2
    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Sandbourne
    4
    2
    2
    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Stourcastle
    4
    2
    2
    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Casterbridge
    6
    3
    3
    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Wellbridge
    2
    1
    1
    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Yalbury
    4
    2
    2
    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Coomb Barton
    8
    4
    4
    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Henchard
    12
    4
    4
    Durbaville
    8
    4
    4
    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Marlott
    4
    2
    2
    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Abbotsea
    2
    1
    1
    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Melstock
    4
    2
    2
    Greenwood Grange Cottages - Wessex
    4
    2
    2

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