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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.

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
£527 - £1350 per week *

WY278 View property

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

Special Offer Townsend Cottage

Swanage - Dorset Coast

A beautifully furnished 3 bed end of terrace cottage in Swanage, packed full of character and close to the beach

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • Bed linen provided
  • Dishwasher
£580 - £1299 per week *

WY424 View property

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Towels provided
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • 0.1 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available

Special Offer Sea View

Swanage - Dorset Coast

This apartment offers fantastic views over Swanage Bay from the large shared terrace, which can be accessed from the bedroom and lounge, it also has its own beach hut - a real plus on this beautiful stretch of coastline.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen provided
£299 - £725 per week *

WY154 View property

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen provided
  • Balcony
  • Towels provided
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • 0.8 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • No smoking

Special Offer Sitting Room Puffins Reach

Swanage - Dorset Coast

Sandwiched between Swanage and the glorious Dorset coastline, Puffins Reach sits on the town's south westerly border with the South West Coast Path in easy reach, providing a fantastic opportunity to explore this lovely...

  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
£399 - £922 per week *

WY337 View property

  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Towels provided
  • 0.4 mile to a pub
  • 0.6 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking

Special Offer Exterior Clouds Hill

Swanage - Dorset Coast

Just half a mile level walk from the beach, this large bungalow provides spacious, clean and bright accommodation in a quiet corner of Swanage. A perfect place to rest and unwind and enjoy the Dorset sunshine from the ga...

  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
£398 - £920 per week *

WY101 View property

  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Towels not provided
  • On one level
  • 0.2 mile to a pub
  • 0.2 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking

Steam Whistle Cottage

Swanage - Dorset Coast

A spacious 3 bed detached house with parking in a great location, perfect for exploring Swanage and its long sandy beaches

  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
£446 - £1132 per week *

WY374 View property

  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Towels provided
  • 0.4 mile to a pub
  • 0.3 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate
  • No smoking

Special Offer Master bedroom with ensuite Beach Hive

Swanage - Dorset Coast

A spacious three bedroom ground floor apartment, with enclosed rear garden and private parking, just a short walk from the town centre and beach.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
£488 - £1095 per week *

WY419 View property

  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Towels provided
  • Barbecue
  • On one level
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • No smoking
Awarded 3 Stars with Original Cottages

Special Offer Bright master bedroom Buzzards Haunt

Charmouth - Dorset Coast

Situated one mile from Charmouth and three miles from Lyme Regis, Buzzard’s Haunt is perfectly located to explore the Jurassic coast. Surrounded by woodland, with plenty of excellent walks, and a secluded ornamental l...

  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
£273 - £613 per week *

WY383 View property

  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • 3 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • 1 mile to a pub
  • 1 mile to a shop
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
Awarded 3 Stars with Original Cottages

Special Offer Master bedroom with two large windows Caroline's Cottage

Swanage - Dorset Coast

A lovely, traditional, Purbeck stone terrace cottage Grade II listed, in the old part of town, just a five minute walk into the town and the beach. Perfect for a couple looking to explore the Purbecks, or just relax on...

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen provided
£248 - £556 per week *

WY413 View property

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen provided
  • 3 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Freezer
  • No smoking

Coastal View Tidal Reach

Swanage - Dorset Coast

A beautifully furnished Grade II listed Victorian ground floor apartment, boasting 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and glorious sea and countryside views.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
£499 - £1224 per week *

WY407 View property

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Towels provided
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • 0.2 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking

Sitting Room 6a Springfield Road

Swanage - Dorset Coast

A stones throw away from the town centre and beach, this beautiful first floor flat has 3 bedrooms and views over the railway and purbeck hills. Close to all your local amenities including Funworld Amusements for the yo...

  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
£291 - £960 per week *

WY333 View property

  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • 0.2 mile to a pub
  • 0.1 mile to a shop
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Cot available
  • No smoking

Special Offer Seashell View

Swanage - Dorset Coast

A beautifully furnished 3 bed apartment with stunning sea views close to the town centre and beach

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
£494 - £1200 per week *

WY422 View property

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Towels provided
  • 0.3 mile to a pub
  • 0.3 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided

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