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Country Cottages in Dorset

Explore some of Dorset’s varied countryside in search of Britain’s rarest flora and fauna and delve into the landscape which inspired the famous works of Thomas Hardy.

The Swanage, Purbeck and Dorset countryside offers visitors to this pretty South West county around 30 different natural habitats with over 200 species being of conservation interest. It is one of the most biologically diverse areas in England. Venture out into this diverse area and spot an elusive otter, catch the shimmering turquoise of a darting kingfisher or let the teeny Dartford Warbler catch your eye and be crossed off your ‘must spot’ list, as well as seeking out some of Britain’s reptile species.

A holiday in Dorset’s countryside is one filled with fresh air, inspiring vistas and a rich literary and well-fought history; explore Corfe Castle or learn more about two of our famous Dorset men, Thomas Hardy and T.E. Lawrence by visiting their homes, which are now interesting and informative museums. Meander the pretty lanes of Shaftesbury, and climb the iconic ‘Hovis Hill’ otherwise known as Gold Hill whilst enjoying the offerings of this historic and bustling market town. Put on your walking boots and stretch your legs across the Melbury Downs (Hardy country) or Marshwood where you can take in Lamberts Castle and the stunning countryside which surrounds.

From thick-walled and heavily thatched cottages to sleek apartments with rampart views, our cottages in and around the Dorset countryside offer peaceful residences for your countryside break. Bring all the family or just escape with the two of you and enjoy verdant hills, cosy pubs and leg stretching yomps across some of England’s finest landscapes.

Search through our list of available Dorset country cottages below, and book your restful escape today or, if you need help with your search, then call our friendly team on 0333 2020899 for help and advice.

New Property Master bedroom with 4 poster bed and views of countryside Wheatsheaf Cottage

Bridport - Dorset Countryside

Wheatsheaf Cottage is located in the pretty village of Askerswell, just a short drive from the vibrant market town of Bridport and the beaches at West Bay. An ideal base for a family wanting to explore the Jurassic coas...

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
£380 - £845 per week *

WY439 View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Towels provided
  • 4 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Stairgate
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided

New Property Master bedroom Rainbow Cottage

Dorchester - Dorset Countryside

A spacious stone thatched property situated in a rural village close to beaches. An perfect base for families or groups of friends to enjoy the Dorset countryside, coast and beyond.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 3 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£664 - £1475 per week *

WY444 View property

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 3 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • 1 mile to a pub
  • 5 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided

New Property Kitchen Martock Cottage

Beaminster - Dorset Countryside

Martock Cottage is a traditional 1852 stone cottage in the heart of Beaminster. A contemporary but cosy feel, with lots of thoughtful touches await you! The cottage is spacious, with the added benefit of an enclosed cour...

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£394 - £875 per week *

WY427 View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Towels provided
  • Barbecue
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
Awarded 3 Star Gold with Original Cottages

Special Offer Cosy living room Allviews Cottage

Bridport - Dorset Countryside

Allviews is the prefect family holiday cottage; lots of character, an enclosed rear garden, lovely views stretching far across the surrounding countryside, spacious, whilst also being a cosy and welcoming base from which...

  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
£498 - £1106 per week *

WY400 View property

  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 3.5 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Barbecue
  • 0.5 mile to a pub
  • 5 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
Awarded 3 Star Gold with Original Cottages

Exterior of property Ruth's

Dorchester - Dorset Countryside

The perfect family cottage, located in the picturesque village of Charminster, just 2 miles from the county town of Dorchester, and 6 miles from Cerne Abbas, home of the Cerne Abbas giant.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
£375 - £850 per week *

WY408 View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 3.5 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Barbecue
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided

Large living room with wood burner leading to kitchen and dining room Ha'penny Cottage

Bridport - Dorset Countryside

A traditional sandstone cottage in the heart of the beautiful village of Loders, just 2 miles from the vibrant market town of Bridport.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£422 - £937 per week *

WY392 View property

  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Towels provided
  • 2 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
Awarded 3 Star Gold with Original Cottages

Exterior West View House

Langton Matravers - Dorset Countryside

Located in the beautiful countryside this property originally was a quarryman's cottage. The lovely spacious property has been renovated to a high standard and some of its traditional features still remain giving the pro...

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
£405 - £935 per week *

WY330 View property

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 3.5 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 0.8 mile to a pub
  • 2.1 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
Awarded 3 Stars with Original Cottages

The Annex

Frampton - Dorset Countryside

A fantastic rural retreat with a swimming pool, ideal for couples

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
£300 - £600 per week *

WY380 View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 3 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Swimming pool
  • Games room
  • On one level
  • 2 mile to a pub
  • 0.8 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
Awarded 3 Stars with Original Cottages

Lillcote

Langton Matravers - Dorset Countryside

A charming 2 bed detached cottage built in traditional Purbeck Stone.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£399 - £908 per week *

WY390 View property

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 3 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 0.3 mile to a pub
  • 0.3 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate
  • No smoking
Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

Exterior Spinners Hatch

Beaminster - Dorset Countryside

Just a two minute walk from the charming village of Beaminster, and a short drive from the famed Jurassic Coast, this Grade II listed property is full of character and would be perfect for families looking to visit Dorse...

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£399 - £871 per week *

WY368 View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 0.3 mile to a pub
  • 0.3 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
Awarded 5 Stars with Original Cottages

Dulcima Cottage

Wimborne - Dorset Countryside

A stunning 4 bedroom detached cottage, perfect for families with a large garden and games room.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£833 - £1960 per week *

WY373 View property

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Balcony
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 5 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Games room
  • Barbecue
  • 0.4 mile to a pub
  • 0.4 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Cot available
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided

New Property Hayward House

Langton Matravers - Dorset Countryside

A truly stunning and spacious detached property situated in the delightful village of Langton Matravers, close to Swanage and the Jurassic Coast. Haywards House provides an excellent standard of accommodation with four l...

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£830 - £2139 per week *

WY423 View property

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Towels provided
  • 0.3 mile to a pub
  • 0.3 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Stairgate
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided

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