National Trust places to stay in West Dorset

West Dorset is an ideal holiday location and with holiday cottages, a campsite, a bunkhouse and a stylish villa to choose from, you're sure to find the perfect place to stay.

The exterior of Chesil Cottage, Dorset

Chesil Cottage

A quiet coastal getaway awaits at this seaside cottage set on a former farm, with stunning sea views over Chesil beach.

An exterior view of Portland House with palm trees and paving in the foreground

Portland House

Situated just along the coast near the bustling resort of Weymouth, this luxurious villa is ideal for celebrating special occasions with friends and family. It's stylishly furnished in Art Deco style and contains some beautiful original features and period furniture. It certainly makes the most of its enviable location on the Jurassic Coast. The two terraces, large French windows and arcaded loggias all offer breathtaking sea views. Sleeps 12, seven bedrooms.

The double bedroom of Ash Cottage

St Gabriel's holiday cottages

Four cosy holiday cottages - Ash, Beech, Elm and Oak - sleeping either four or five people, in a converted thatched farmhouse at St Gabriel's on the Golden Cap Estate. Approached via a narrow track, a stay here offers a real sense of getting away from it all. Footpaths up to Golden Cap and the rest of the estate lead right from your doorstep, and there's a lovely shared picnic area.

A view of the front of the farmhouse on a bright sunny day

Shedbush Farmhouse

Fancy a slice of rural paradise? Nestling at the bottom of a sheltered valley, Shedbush Farmhouse forms part of a group of farm buildings dating from the 17th century. Restored to a superb standard, the farmhouse sits in a half an acre of land which includes a picnic area with views of Golden Cap. You're ideally situated for exploring the miles of beautiful coastal and cliff walks which criss-cross the estate. Sleeps six, three bedrooms.

The bright kitchen at Downhouse Farm Cottage with turquoise tiles and light coloured units

Downhouse Farm Cottage

This semi-detached, former farmworker's cottage stands on a hillside which affords great views over the glorious countryside all round. It's ideally situated to enjoy splendid walks on the Golden Cap estate and visit the many Broadchurch filming locations in the area. The cottage is also next door to a fantastic seasonal tea-room garden where you can take a break from all that exploring. Sleeps four, two bedrooms.

Wooden bunk beds in one of the bedrooms in the Golden Cap bunkhouse

Golden Cap Bunkhouse

This historic Second World War building is great for a group of friends or a family break seeking an outdoor adventure. The basic accommodation has two bedrooms with bunkbeds, a lounge, dining room, kitchen and bathroom and an outside picnic area. To find out more or book a stay, visit the website or call the team direct on 0844 335 1296.