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Holiday cottages in Dorset

Plan a stay at one of our many Dorset holiday cottages and see what this idyllic corner of the country has to offer. Stay somewhere where memories are made from hunting for fossils along miles of Jurassic Coast, to discovering a hill fort perched on a chalk hill and exploring the cobbled streets of one of many picture postcard towns.

Whether you're staying for a week or a little bit longer, from the moment you arrive you’ll never run out of thins to see and do. However, when you run out of steam our holiday cottages in Dorset make the perfect place to unwind.

Near Weymouth

The outdoor sitting area and views from Portland House, Weymouth, Dorset

Portland House, Weymouth 

Step inside this Art Deco villa and pretend you're a millionaire. This grand property is set in a large garden and boasts seven bedrooms and two large terraces. Most rooms have french windows opening out into south-facing sea views. The style of the property continues throughout, with original features and furniture. Sleeps 12.

The garden at Chesil Cottage, Dorset

Chesil Cottage, West Bexington 

Set on a former farm surrounded by stunning sea views and lush countryside, Chesil Cottage is located near Weymouth. This two bedroom, traditional stone cottage is a cosy coastal getaway perfect for couples and families who love walking and being outdoors soaking up the fresh sea air. Sleeps 4.

Near Swanage

The exterior of 1 and 2 Currendon Cottages, Dorset

1 Currendon Cottages, Swanage 

Whether you're looking for a seaside break, a piece of history or the chance to seek out lesser-spotted wildlife, this semi-detached two-bed Dorset holiday cottage is the perfect base for all. Be close to all the action to explore Corfe Castle, Studland Bay and Dorset's Jurassic Coast. Sleeps 4.

The exterior of Custom House, Brownsea Island, Dorset

Custom House, Brownsea Island 

If you're a fan of sea views, they don't come much better than those from Custom House. With water lapping just metres away, you'll be able to watch boats as they sail past your door. Whether you stay to discover the wildlife or want to hop in the small boat towards Poole and Bournemouth, you won't be short of things to keep you busy. Sleeps 4.

The exterior of 2 Heathland Cottages, Dorset

2 Heathland Cottage, Wareham 

Overlooking the Purbeck Hills, this quirky Dorset holiday cottage was once a former isolation hospital, making this a great place to get away from it all. Located at the heart of the Jurassic Coast, makes it an ideal place for exploring the area with ease with Corfe Castle and Lulworth Cove just minutes away. Sleeps 8.

The exterior of Greenlands, Studland, Dorset

Greenlands, Studland 

On the very edge of Poole Harbour, feel right at home in this self-catering holiday cottage in Swanage. Whether you're looking for coastal walks along the Jurassic Coast, relaxing beach days or an adventure to Brownsea Island or Bournemouth, you won't be short of things to visit. Sleeps 5.

The exterior of Seaview, Dorset

Seaview, Studland 

This quirky, former tennis pavilion is tailor made for a beach break with views overlooking the stunning Studland Bay. From a secluded beach away from the crowds to a long sandy beach for water sports, you won't be more than a 10-minute walk away from your perfect beach. Or head further afield on your holiday to discover the seaside town of Bournemouth. Sleeps 6.

The converted stone carving shed at Spyway Cottage, Dorset

Spyway Cottage, Langton Matravers 

A lovely dog-friendly Victorian cottage with contemporary touches set on a working farm close to the sea. Spyway Cottage, near Swanage, has been sympathetically renovated with wooden floors, stone interior and two double bedrooms. Relax and unwind away from the crowds when you explore Purbeck and the South West Coastal Path. Sleeps 4.

Near Lyme Regis

The picnic bench outside Beech Cottage, Dorset

Beech Cottage, nr Bridport 

Positioned at the heart of Dorset's Jurassic Coast, this thatched holiday cottage in Dorset is close to the South West Coast Path. With cliff-top views from the Golden Cap, you're in the perfect place to discover the area. The local seaside towns of Lyme Regis, Charmouth and Seaton all make great places to refuel after a cliff-top walk or fossil hunting along the beach. Sleeps 5.

The exterior of Ash Cottage, Dorset

Ash Cottage, nr Bridport 

At the end of a quiet valley with the South West Coast Path running past your door, this Dorset holiday cottage is in a refreshing spot amongst rolling green hills. Nearby explore the market towns of Bridport and Lyme Regis or head to West Bay for views of its unique yellow cliffs. Sleeps 3.

The exterior of Shute Barton, Devon

Shute Barton, Axminster 

Stay in style in this exclusive holiday cottage in Devon, boasting five luxury bedrooms, high windows and large lawns. Dine in style , cosy up around the fireplace and explore the grounds right on your doorstep. Beyond the manor discover the picturesque seaside town of Lyme Regis and explore this stretch of the Jurassic Coast. Sleeps 10.

The exterior of Chesil Cottage, Dorset

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From cosy thatched cottages to a former tennis pavilion, we have a range of places to stay in Dorset.