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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West Bexington, Dorset
Sleeps 4 No Pets
Guide Price From £449 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 £258 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
Upwey, Dorset
Sleeps 6 Pets Allowed
Guide Price From £380 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 Pets Allowed
Guide Price From £380 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 £364 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 £346 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 Pets Allowed
Guide Price From £364 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 £224 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
Bothenhampton, Dorset
Sleeps 5 Pets Allowed
Guide Price From £285 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
East Chelborough, Dorset
Sleeps 4 Pets Allowed
Guide Price From £228 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 4 Pets Allowed
Guide Price From £250 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
Dewlish, Dorset
Sleeps 3 Pets Allowed
Guide Price From £285 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 three people. There is a...... Read More
Dottery, Dorset
Sleeps 4 Pets Allowed
Guide Price From £253 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
Buckhorn Weston, Dorset
Sleeps 4 No Pets
Guide Price From £313 Per Week
holiday let Buckhorn Weston Rectory Coach House
Rectory Coach House is a stylish coach house conversion, situated in the grounds of the owner's home; a Victorian rectory dating back to 1861, which the coach house once...... Read More
Mannington, Dorset
Sleeps 3 Pets Allowed
Guide Price From £250 Per Week
holiday let Mannington Long House Cottage
Long House Cottage is a Grade II listed, chocolate box thatched cottage situated in the hamlet of Mannington, near the town of Wimborne. This cottage sleeps three people in one...... Read More
Cerne Abbas, Dorset
Sleeps 3 No Pets
Guide Price From £294 Per Week
holiday let Cerne Abbas Little Thatch
Little Thatch is a delightful, Grade II listed, semi-detached thatched cottage in Cerne Abbas, Dorset. With two eaves bedrooms and a ground floor family shower room, the property...... Read More
Fontmell Magna, Dorset
Sleeps 5 Pets Allowed
Guide Price From £281 Per Week
holiday let Fontmell Magna Grist Mill Cottage
Grist Mill Cottage is a semi-detached cottage set within the grounds of the owners' home, 0.6 miles from Fontmell Magna in Dorset. This single-storey cottage sleeps five...... Read More
West Bay, Dorset
Sleeps 4 No Pets
Guide Price From £243 Per Week
holiday let West Bay Beachside
Beachside is a first floor apartment in the village of West Bay, just 1.5 miles from Bridport. The apartment sleeps four people in one king-size double bedroom and a twin room....... Read More
West Orchard, Dorset
Sleeps 2 Pets Allowed
Guide Price From £229 Per Week
holiday let West Orchard Keybrook Lodge
Keybrook Lodge is a single-storey cottage in the hamlet of West Orchard just five miles from Shaftesbury. The cottage can sleep two people and has one double bedroom and a...... Read More
Upwey, Dorset
Sleeps 4 Pets Allowed
Guide Price From £312 Per Week
holiday let Upwey Snooks Cottage
Snooks Cottage is a wonderful Grade II listed, 17th century thatched cottage, situated opposite the village church in the picturesque Dorset village of Upwey, just four miles from...... Read More
Sturminster Newton, Dorset
Sleeps 4 No Pets
Guide Price From £249 Per Week
holiday let Sturminster Newton Orcadia Cottage
Orcadia Cottage is a character, semi-detached cottage set in the market town of Sturminster Newton, Dorset. With two bedrooms and a shower room, up to four people can enjoy a...... Read More
Chedington, Dorset
Sleeps 4 No Pets
Guide Price From £246 Per Week
holiday let Chedington The Barn
The Barn is a detached barn conversion cottage near to Crewkerne in Dorset. The cottage is all on the ground floor and sleeps four people in a double bedroom, a twin room and a...... Read More
Charlton Marshall, Dorset
Sleeps 2 No Pets
Guide Price From £250 Per Week
holiday let Charlton Marshall Birch Lodge
Birch Lodge is a rural retreat, a single-storey cottage attaching the owner's home, one mile from Charlton Marshall. Set all over the ground floor, there's one king-size...... Read More
Okeford Fitzpaine, Dorset
Sleeps 6 Pets Allowed
Guide Price From £398 Per Week
holiday let Okeford Fitzpaine Netherway Farm House
Netherway Farm House is a thatched, detached cottage in Okefield Fitzpaine, Dorest. With three bedrooms and one bathroom it sleeps six people. There's also a ground floor...... Read More
Weymouth, Dorset
Sleeps 6 Pets Allowed
Guide Price From £298 Per Week
holiday let Weymouth Acacia House
Acacia House is a comfortable, semi-detached cottage set in a residential area in Weymouth, Dorset. There are three bedrooms on the first floor, a ground floor bathroom and a...... Read More
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Sleeps 5 No Pets
Guide Price From £252 Per Week
holiday let Shaftesbury Sloe Cottage
Sloe Cottage is a Grade II listed stone cottage in the town of Shaftesbury just twenty seven miles from Poole. The cottage sleeps five people and has two double bedrooms, one...... Read More
Fortuneswell, Dorset
Sleeps 8 No Pets
Guide Price From £476 Per Week
holiday let Fortuneswell Beach Corner
Beach Corner is a superb, three-storey end of terrace townhouse set on Dorset's Isle of Portland, one mile from the village of Fortuneswell. There are four bedrooms, two king...... Read More
Sherborne, Dorset
Sleeps 3 Pets Allowed
Guide Price From £246 Per Week
holiday let Sherborne The Old Stable
The Old Stable is a delightful 19th century stable conversion, tucked away behind the ownerメs coach house. Mostly set over the ground floor, the cottage can sleep up to three...... Read More
Bridport, Dorset
Sleeps 6 No Pets
Guide Price From £355 Per Week
holiday let Bridport Rowan Tree House
Rowan Tree Cottage is a detached cottage in Bridport near West Bay in Dorset. With three spacious bedrooms, including a delightful four poster room with an en-suite shower room,...... Read More
Swanage, Dorset
Sleeps 8 Pets Allowed
Guide Price From £367 Per Week
holiday let Swanage The Old Barn
The Old Barn is an outstanding, stone-built barn conversion offering superb holiday accommodation near Swanage in Dorset. With three bedrooms including one ground floor double and...... Read More

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