Dorset Holiday Cottages

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Gold Hill Shaftesbury Dorset

Dorset is a popular county for cottage holidays and appeals on many levels. Firstly it has some well known seaside resorts with fine sandy beaches such as Bournemouth and Weymouth. These resorts have all the facilities you would expect from a popular resort. For those seeking a quieter seaside break, there are other towns such as Lyme Regis or West Bay where the atmosphere is more relaxed. Dorset has a beautiful coastline, much of which is known as the Jurassic coast due to the large number of fossils that are regularly found on the beaches. Walking on the coast path is an ideal way to experience the Dorset coast first hand, but some of the paths may be steep, so come prepared.

For those seeking a country cottage break, Dorset also has lots to offer. It has a wonderful selection of small villages and historic market towns that are a thrill to stay in or explore. This is Thomas Hardy country, beloved home of the the famous author of Tess of the D'Urbervilles and many more books. Visit Dorset and see the area where most of his stories are set. Historic towns to visit include Dorchester, Sherborne or Shaftesbury with it's beautiful Gold Hill as pictured above.

If you wish to partake in any sporting activities, such as sailing, then Poole or Weymouth have much to offer. There are also fine restaurants in the area or why not eat in a Thatched pub that dates back hundreds of years, as there are still a number to be seen in the area?

Holiday Homes in Dorset come in all shapes and sizes suitable for a range of tastes and budgets. We advertise traditional thatched cottages, converted farm cottages and brand new plush apartments. The majority of the cottages we advertise in Dorset are available through national booking sites or local agents.

With the popular resorts of Bournemouth and Weymouth, the dramatic Jurassic coastline and the beautiful rolling hills, Dorset is a popular destination for cottage holidays.

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Sixpenny Handley, Dorset
Sleeps 4 No Pets
Guide Price From £446 Per Week
holiday let Sixpenny Handley Whitey Top Lodge
Whitey Top Lodge is a well-presented log cabin in the hamlet of Pentridge, near to Damerham. The lodge can sleep four people in two bedrooms which are made up of a king-size...... Read More
Upwey, Dorset
Sleeps 2 No Pets
Guide Price From £230 Per Week
holiday let Upwey The Garden Cottage
The Garden Cottage is an attractive detached stone cottage set on an elevated site above the Dorset village of Upwey and can sleep two people. Inside the property is one eaves...... Read More
Preston, Dorset
Sleeps 4 Pets Allowed
Guide Price From £251 Per Week
holiday let Preston Chapel Cottage
Chapel Cottage is an end-terrace cottage in the village of Preston near Weymouth. The cottage sleeps four people in three bedrooms which are a ground floor double, a four poster...... Read More
Preston, Dorset
Sleeps 4 No Pets
Guide Price From £312 Per Week
holiday let Preston Magnolia Rest
Magnolia Rest is a modern ground floor apartment just outside the village of Preston near Weymouth. The cottage sleeps four people in two bedrooms which are a double with an en-...... Read More
Weymouth, Dorset
Sleeps 4 No Pets
Guide Price From £321 Per Week
holiday let Weymouth Taylor's Retreat
Taylor's Retreat is a semi-detached, modern cottage in the centre of Weymouth. The cottage sleeps four people in two bedrooms which are a double and a twin room. There is...... Read More
Halstock, Dorset
Sleeps 3 Pets Allowed
Guide Price From £256 Per Week
holiday let Halstock Marriotts Stable
Marriotts Stable is a Grade II listed, semi-detached cottage situated in the village of Halstock on the Dorset/Somerset border, a region renowned for its natural beauty. The...... Read More
Mannington, Dorset
Sleeps 2 Pets Allowed
Guide Price From £250 Per Week
holiday let Mannington Longhouse Lodge
Longhouse Lodge is a wonderful single-storey timber lodge, on the owners' alpaca smallholding in the hamlet of Mannington, close to Wimborne. This property sleeps two people...... Read More
Christchurch, Dorset
Sleeps 4 No Pets
Guide Price From £353 Per Week
holiday let Christchurch Captains Retreat
Captains Retreat is a delightful mid-terrace cottage situated in a residential cul-de-sac in the Dorset town of Christchurch. This cottage sleeps four people in two bedrooms,...... Read More
Avon Heath Country Park, Dorset
Sleeps 8 Pets Allowed
Guide Price From £325 Per Week
holiday let Avon Heath Country Park The Rowans
The Rowans is a detached single-storey cottage within the boundaries of the Avon Heath Country Park near Ringwood in Dorset. This cosy property has three bedrooms... Read More
Steamer Point Nature Reserve, Dorset
Sleeps 4 Pets Allowed
Guide Price From £362 Per Week
holiday let Steamer Point Nature Reserve Steamer Point Lodge
Steamer Point Lodge is a detached cottage in the Steamer Point Nature Reserve on the Christchurch coastline. The cottage sleeps four people in two bedrooms which are a king-size...... Read More
Wakeham, Dorset
Sleeps 6 Pets Allowed
Guide Price From £378 Per Week
holiday let Wakeham Tree Tops
Tree Tops is a detached cottage in the small hamlet of Wakeham near Portland. The cottage sleeps six people in four bedrooms which are a second floor super king-size double (zip/...... Read More
Beaminster, Dorset
Sleeps 8 No Pets
Guide Price From £1,050 Per Week
holiday let Beaminster The Lodge
The Lodge is an award-winning lodge situated in the town of Beaminster just six miles from Bridport in West Dorset. The lodge can sleep eight people in four king-size double...... Read More
West Bexington, Dorset
Sleeps 4 No Pets
Guide Price From £460 Per Week
holiday let West Bexington Linden Lea
Linden Lea is a stylish detached bungalow situated in the village of West Bexington on Dorset's Jurassic Coast and can sleep four people in one king-size double bedroom and...... Read More
Sherborne, Dorset
Sleeps 4 No Pets
Guide Price From £264 Per Week
holiday let Sherborne Upgrene
Upgrene is a terraced cottage in the town of Sherborne in Dorset. The cottage sleeps four people in two bedrooms which are made up of a double and a 4' double. There is also...... Read More
Preston, Dorset
Sleeps 5 Pets Allowed
Guide Price From £295 Per Week
holiday let Preston Oceana
Oceana is a lovely semi-detached house situated in the town of Preston just one mile from Weymouth in Dorset. The house can sleep five people and has one king-size double bedroom...... Read More
Upwey, Dorset
Sleeps 6 Pets Allowed
Guide Price From £390 Per Week
holiday let Upwey Casterbridge
Casterbridge is a quality semi-detached cottage, one of five on-site in a courtyard setting, on the edge of Upwey near Weymouth. This superb holiday home is set mostly on the...... Read More
Upwey, Dorset
Sleeps 6 No Pets
Guide Price From £390 Per Week
holiday let Upwey Everdene
Everdene is an outstanding semi-detached cottage, one of five in a courtyard setting on the outskirts of the village of Upwey, 3.5 miles from Weymouth. This superb holiday home is...... Read More
Upwey, Dorset
Sleeps 4 Pets Allowed
Guide Price From £373 Per Week
holiday let Upwey Shepherd Oak
Shepherd Oak is a quality semi-detached cottage, in a courtyard setting and is one of five on-site, 3.5 miles from Weymouth. This superb holiday home is set mostly on the ground...... Read More
Upwey, Dorset
Sleeps 4 Pets Allowed
Guide Price From £355 Per Week
holiday let Upwey Bramshurst
Bramshurst is a superb terraced cottage, the middle one of three, in a courtyard development of five holiday cottages, on the outskirts of Upwey village near Weymouth. This...... Read More
Upwey, Dorset
Sleeps 4 No Pets
Guide Price From £373 Per Week
holiday let Upwey Budmouth
Budmouth is a superb semi-detached cottage, one of five on-site, on the outskirts of Upwey and 3.5 miles from Weymouth in Dorset. This wonderful cottage is set mostly on the...... Read More
Sturminster Marshall, Dorset
Sleeps 4 No Pets
Guide Price From £230 Per Week
holiday let Sturminster Marshall Parkfield Cottage
Parkfield Cottage is in the village of Sturminster Marshall near Blandford Forum in Dorset. The cottage sleeps four people in two bedrooms, which are made up of a ground floor...... Read More
Wareham, Dorset
Sleeps 5 No Pets
Guide Price From £313 Per Week
holiday let Wareham Leap House
Leap House is a lovely semi-detached cottage situated in the market town of Wareham just nine miles from Poole in Dorset. The cottage can sleep five people in one king-size...... Read More
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Sleeps 4 No Pets
Guide Price From £300 Per Week
holiday let Shaftesbury 1 Cann Court
1 Cann Court is a lovely ground floor and basement apartment situated in the town of Shaftesbury in south west England. The apartment can sleep four people in one double bedroom...... Read More
Bothenhampton, Dorset
Sleeps 5 Pets Allowed
Guide Price From £292 Per Week
holiday let Bothenhampton Jasmine Cottage
Jasmine Cottage is a pretty Victorian terraced holiday home in the village of Bothenhampton, 1.2 miles from the town of Bridport. This cottage sleeps five people in three bedrooms...... Read More
Marnhull, Dorset
Sleeps 4 No Pets
Guide Price From £229 Per Week
holiday let Marnhull The Little House
The Little House is a cosy semi-detached modern cottage, lovingly converted from part of a former doctor's surgery, situated in the heart of the pretty North Dorset village...... Read More
East Chelborough, Dorset
Sleeps 4 Pets Allowed
Guide Price From £234 Per Week
holiday let East Chelborough The Old School Room
The Old School Room is a terraced Grade Ii listed cottage on the owner's working beef farm in the countryside near East Chelborough. The cottage has a ground floor double...... Read More
Dewlish, Dorset
Sleeps 2 Pets Allowed
Guide Price From £328 Per Week
holiday let Dewlish The Meal House
The Meal House is a delightful period former farm cottage set on the edge of the idyllic rural Dorset village of Dewlish, near Dorchester, and can sleep two people. There is a...... Read More
Dewlish, Dorset
Sleeps 4 Pets Allowed
Guide Price From £296 Per Week
holiday let Dewlish The Old Dairy
The Old Dairy is a late Victorian semi-detached former farm cottage, one of two cottages on site, set on the edge of Dewlish, near Dorchester, and can sleep four people. There is...... Read More
Shillingstone, Dorset
Sleeps 4 Pets Allowed
Guide Price From £247 Per Week
holiday let Shillingstone Apple Tree Cottage
Apple Tree Cottage is a lovely terraced cottage situated in the village of Shillingstone just four miles from Sturminster Newton in North Dorset. The cottage can sleep four people...... Read More
Dottery, Dorset
Sleeps 4 Pets Allowed
Guide Price From £259 Per Week
holiday let Dottery The Old Smithy
The Old Smith is an attractive, semi-detached farm cottage set on the edge of the small sleepy hamlet of Dottery near Bridport in West Dorset. With a king-size double and twin...... Read More

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