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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.

Awarded 3 Stars with Original Cottages

2 Rose Cottages

Bridport - Dorset

A charming cottage in a delightful village not far from the coast at Burton Bradstock and within a few miles of the town of Bridport

  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£477 - £1031 per week *

WY456 View property

  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 3 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Barbecue
  • 0.5 mile to a pub
  • 2.6 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

Wheatsheaf Cottage 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
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
£416 - £897 per week *

WY439 View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 4 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Travel cot available
  • Stairgate
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
Awarded 3 Star Gold with Original Cottages

Special Offer 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
£411 - £886 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
Awarded 3 Star Gold with Original Cottages

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
£534 - £1164 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
  • Walk-in shower
  • 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

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
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£700 - £1541 per week *

WY444 View property

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • 3.5 Stars
  • 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
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
£336 - £648 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, no stairs
  • 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
£435 - £971 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
£435 - £933 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
  • Walk-in shower
  • 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 Star Gold with Original Cottages

Coastal View 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
£866 - £2239 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
  • 5.5 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Walk-in shower
  • 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
Awarded 3 Star Gold with Original Cottages

Exterior Old Dairy House

Arne - Dorset Countryside

Huddled in the cute village of Arne on the edge of a wildlife park, this stunning and substantial cottage has a fantastic history behind it. It has been well looked after and offers many added modernizations.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£906 - £2051 per week *

WY343 View property

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 3.5 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Walk-in shower
  • Barbecue
  • 3.5 mile to a pub
  • 3.5 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
Awarded 3 Stars with Original Cottages

Exterior Field House

Harmans Cross - Dorset Countryside

In a small village on the Isle of Purbeck, less than 5 miles from Swanage this countryside retreat offers comfortable, spacious accommodation. Good base to explore this beautiful part of Dorset.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
£568 - £1413 per week *

WY278 View property

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 3 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 2.6 mile to a pub
  • 3 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
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
£869 - £2035 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
  • Walk-in shower
  • 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

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