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.


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