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Holiday Cottages in Dorset

A mix of the very old and the very new make Dorset a very memorable place to visit.

Dorset is a county chock-full of things to do. On the south border is the Jurassic Coast, England’s natural UNESCO World Heritage Site. These amazing cliffs display 185 million years of geology, and the long stretch of beach is a great place to find fossils, enjoy the sea views or simply marvel at this unique insight into the history of the Earth.

It’s a county perfect for walking, and the miles and miles of footpaths and bridleways that criss-cross Dorset will take you through some spectacular countryside that has barely changed since the time of Thomas Hardy. The villages are still picturesque with thatched cottages and narrow winding roads, and the downs, heaths and woodland make for some extremely pleasant exploring.

Not only is Dorset full of natural beauty, it can offer up an excellent collection of activities to keep all ages entertained. A day out at Corfe Castle is one not to be passed up; the 1000 year old castle sits proudly overlooking the picturesque village of Corfe and offers a unique glimpse into the history of the Norman conquest.

In Weymouth the Sea Life Adventure Park is a firm family favourite. Catch a glimpse of over 1000 creatures ranging from sharks and sea turtles to crocodiles and penguins. While at the park you can also book your ticket for Weymouth Tower, offering you a unique view of the Jurassic coastline from 174ft above ground.

Our selection of cottages in Dorset range from flats in the heart of Victorian Swanage to character properties in the Dorset countryside.

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
£371 - £833 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
  • Cot available
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate
  • No smoking
Awarded 3 Star Gold with Original Cottages

Coastal View 3 The Downs

Swanage - Dorset Coast

A stylish townhouse in Swanage with glorious views across the town and to the sea, with the added bonus of 2 allocated parking spaces

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
£454 - £1081 per week *

WY388 View property

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • 3.5 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 0.2 mile to a pub
  • 0.2 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
Awarded 4 Stars with Original Cottages

Special Offer Samphire

Swanage - Dorset Coast

Spectacular 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom semi detached Victorian house with garden. Set in a quiet cul de sac close to the town centre and beach, Samphire has recently completely been refurbished to create a truly stylish home.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen provided
£599 - £1325 per week *

WY404 View property

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Barbecue
  • 0.2 mile to a pub
  • 0.2 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking

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
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Bed linen provided
£394 - £875 per week *

WY427 View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • 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

Located in the hamlet of Shave Cross, approximately 5 miles from Bridport, and only 4 miles from the beaches at Eype and Charmouth, Allviews is the perfect getaway to relax and enjoy the beautiful West Dorset countryside...

  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
£493 - £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
Awarded 3 Stars with Original Cottages

Special Offer Rope Cottage

Bridport - Dorset Coast

Rope Cottage is located just a short walk from the centre of Bridport; one of the most vibrant market towns in Dorset, with an eclectic mix of events and cultural activities taking place throughout the year. Surrounded...

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£357 - £800 per week *

WY396 View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Bed linen provided
  • 3 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
Awarded 4 Star Gold with Original Cottages

Special Offer Sun terrace with seating and panoramic views across Lyme Bay Hardown House

Bridport - Dorset Coast

Hardown House is an imposing, detached country residence, set in a stunning elevated rural position, in the village of Morcombelake, with panoramic rural and sea views towards Golden Cap.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£1013 - £2273 per week *

WY403 View property

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4.5 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 2 mile to a pub
  • 1 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • No smoking

Castle View Apartment

Charmouth - Dorset Coast

Castle View is a charming two-bedroom apartment on the first floor of a whitewashed cottage overlooking the stunning Dorset landscape in the peaceful village of Ryall. Just a short distance from the dog friendly Five Bel...

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
£248 - £550 per week *

WY426 View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • 1 mile to a pub
  • Washing machine

Special Offer Exterior Tydehams Cottage

Swanage - Dorset Coast

This is a charming bunglow only a 10 minute walk from the town centre and close to the seafront. The interior is modern and provides spacious family accommodation, the property also has its own garden.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
£495 - £1123 per week *

WY307 View property

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Towels provided
  • On one level
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • 0.7 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • No smoking

Coastal View Kitchen Homelands

Studland - Dorset Coast

With plenty of room for a large group, this impressive property boasts views of the hills and the sea. Located in Studland, just a short stroll from the golden sands of the National Trust beach

  • Sleeps 9
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
£917 - £2150 per week *

WY365 View property

  • Sleeps 9
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Towels provided
  • Barbecue
  • 0.5 mile to a pub
  • 0.3 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking

Special Offer Spacious, light, south facing living/dining room Bowleaze Beach Apartment

Weymouth - Dorset Coast

Situated just a short walk from Bowleaze Coveway, a popular beach to the East of Weymouth, Bowleaze Beach Apartment is a spacious first floor two bedroom apartment, with a view of the sea, and private off road parking.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
£358 - £805 per week *

WY406 View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • No smoking

Special Offer Sitting Room Skycove

Swanage - Dorset Coast

Cosy flat with views of the Purbeck Hills. The property is perfect for a couples retreat with restaurants being a short walk away from the apartment and the beach and town centre just a ten minute walk away.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
£280 - £763 per week *

WY326 View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Towels not provided
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • 0.3 mile to a shop
  • Dishwasher
  • No smoking

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