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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×
    9.4 5 reviews
    9.4 5 reviews

    Pilsdon, near Bridport, Dorset

    Ref: UKC3378
    Wifi Car parking on site Enclosed Garden / Patio Garden / Patio Ground Floor Facilities Rural Location
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    Pilsdon Farm Cottages - Heather Cottage
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    Meadow View
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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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  • Bridport, Dorset×
    9.4 20 reviews
    9.4 20 reviews

    Bridport, Dorset

    Ref: 19399
    Coastal Wifi Car parking on site Pub within 1 mile Coast within 1 mile
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  • Nr. Blandford Forum, Dorset×
    8.6 5 reviews
    8.6 5 reviews

    Nr. Blandford Forum, Dorset

    Ref: DWN
    Wifi Car parking on site Enclosed Garden / Patio Garden / Patio Rural Location Woodburning Stove
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  • Nr. Lyme Regis, Dorset×
    8.7 24 reviews
    8.7 24 reviews

    Nr. Lyme Regis, Dorset

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    Coastal Luxury Wifi Car parking on site Enclosed Garden / Patio Pub within 1 mile Coast within 1 mile Garden / Patio Woodburning Stove
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  • Leigh, near Sherborne, Dorset×
    9.5 2 reviews
    9.5 2 reviews

    Leigh, near Sherborne, Dorset

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    Wifi Car parking on site Garden / Patio Rural Location
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    Bailey Ridge Farm Cottages - Cowleaze
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    Bailey Ridge Farm Cottages - Wriggle View
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  • Waytown, near Bridport, Dorset×
    8.5 2 reviews
    8.5 2 reviews

    Waytown, near Bridport, Dorset

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    Luxury Wifi Car parking on site Enclosed Garden / Patio Garden / Patio Rural Location Woodburning Stove
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  • Corfe Castle, Dorset×
    7.5 15 reviews
    7.5 15 reviews

    Corfe Castle, Dorset

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    Coastal Wifi Car parking on site Pub within 1 mile Pets go free Woodburning Stove
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  • Leigh, near Sherborne, Dorset×
    10 5 reviews
    10 5 reviews

    Leigh, near Sherborne, Dorset

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    Wifi Car parking on site Garden / Patio Rural Location
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    Bailey Ridge Farm Cottages - Jolliffe
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    Bailey Ridge Farm Cottages - Wriggle View
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  • Tincleton, near Dorchester, Dorset×
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    Tincleton, near Dorchester, Dorset

    Ref: UKC227
    Wifi Car parking on site Enclosed Garden / Patio Garden / Patio Rural Location Woodburning Stove
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  • Shroton, near Blandford Forum, Dorset×
    9.9 30 reviews
    9.9 30 reviews

    Shroton, near Blandford Forum, Dorset

    Ref: UKC429
    Luxury Wifi Car parking on site Pub within 1 mile Pets go free Garden / Patio Rural Location
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  • Whitchurch Canonicorum, near Lyme Regis, Dorset×
    9.2 9 reviews
    9.2 9 reviews

    Whitchurch Canonicorum, near Lyme Regis, Dorset

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    Luxury Wifi Car parking on site Detached Garden / Patio Rural Location Woodburning Stove
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