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Holiday cottages in Dorset

Looking for an amazing staycation in one of the most beautiful regions of the UK? Look no further than Dorset cottages for self-catering accommodation that’s full of character, complete with all the mod cons and even a few little luxuries too. Step onto the pages of a Thomas Hardy novel and into a historic cottage, or enjoy plenty of space – and perhaps even your very own swimming pool – in a larger modern property, all within easy reach of Dorset’s stunning countryside and its fabulous coastline.

The green rolling hills, rugged coastline and medieval castles that characterise the county give it a distinctly romantic feel. Ideal for weekend getaways, you’ll find plenty of amazing holiday cottages in Dorset, from former farmhouses to smaller rural retreats that are ideal for couples. Perhaps you’re looking to explore the countryside and are looking for something well placed near to the South West Coastal Path? Well, you’ll be spoiled for choice.

Why choose Dorset holiday cottages?

Dorset has so much to offer tourists. Head south and you’ll reach magnificent cliff tops and unspoiled beaches, such as West Bay and Sudland, great for a few dramatic holiday snaps. Step back in time – really, really far back – and take a walk along the Jurassic Coast, a wonderful excursion for families and any fans of dinosaurs. Who knows, you may even find your very own fossil to take home!

If dinosaurs are just a little bit too antique for your tastes, why not step into the pages of a Victorian novel? Thomas Hardy’s fictional Casterbridge was based on the county town of Dorchester, which is well worth a visit today, even if you’re not a fan of the oh-so-sad-novel. It’s full of character and packed with historic buildings and monuments, including a statue dedicated to Thomas Hardy, and a Roman town house. If the kids haven’t had their fix of the prehistoric, there’s even a dinosaur museum for good measure.

Holiday cottages in Dorset are perfect for families or couples or are looking for an authentic holiday experience in a beautiful county. Step back in time and into holiday accommodation that’s full of history and character, and enjoy a holiday you’ll remember forever.

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Holiday Cottages In Dorset

More Dorset Cottages

Holiday cottages in Dorset

Looking for an amazing staycation in one of the most beautiful regions of the UK? Look no further than Dorset cottages for self-catering accommodation that’s full of character, complete with all the mod cons and even a few little luxuries too. Step onto the pages of a Thomas Hardy novel and into a historic cottage, or enjoy plenty of space – and perhaps even your very own swimming pool – in a larger modern property, all within easy reach of Dorset’s stunning countryside and its fabulous coastline.

The green rolling hills, rugged coastline and medieval castles that characterise the county give it a distinctly romantic feel. Ideal for weekend getaways, you’ll find plenty of amazing holiday cottages in Dorset, from former farmhouses to smaller rural retreats that are ideal for couples. Perhaps you’re looking to explore the countryside and are looking for something well placed near to the South West Coastal Path? Well, you’ll be spoiled for choice.

Why choose Dorset holiday cottages?

Dorset has so much to offer tourists. Head south and you’ll reach magnificent cliff tops and unspoiled beaches, such as West Bay and Sudland, great for a few dramatic holiday snaps. Step back in time – really, really far back – and take a walk along the Jurassic Coast, a wonderful excursion for families and any fans of dinosaurs. Who knows, you may even find your very own fossil to take home!

If dinosaurs are just a little bit too antique for your tastes, why not step into the pages of a Victorian novel? Thomas Hardy’s fictional Casterbridge was based on the county town of Dorchester, which is well worth a visit today, even if you’re not a fan of the oh-so-sad-novel. It’s full of character and packed with historic buildings and monuments, including a statue dedicated to Thomas Hardy, and a Roman town house. If the kids haven’t had their fix of the prehistoric, there’s even a dinosaur museum for good measure.

Holiday cottages in Dorset are perfect for families or couples or are looking for an authentic holiday experience in a beautiful county. Step back in time and into holiday accommodation that’s full of history and character, and enjoy a holiday you’ll remember forever.

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  1. Graham

    Verified purchase

    "The occassion was a family weekend running from Friday afternoon through to Monday morning (3 nights). The party comprised a mix of ages (from 6 to 83) with some only able to stay a couple of nights due to having to work on Monday.The owners are very pleasant and we had a quick introduction to the property, mainly the kitchen and dining area (not a full house tour) with the emphasis very much on the keys to the property and the dos and don'ts of the parking. Herein comes the first challenge for large parties staying at the property - see below. There was also an excellent 'Welcome Pack' for us in the kitchen comprising of milk, tea, coffee, a packet of cookies, fresh local eggs and a superb chocolate cake (really excellent cake to be honest). That was a very nice touch.Parking : At the rear of the property there is an enclosed drive which can comfortably take three cars - perhaps four small ones at a push and if you do not mind shuffling cars around in the single track road that runs alongside the cottage. There is a small grass area / garden adjacent to the drive that could also be parked on if needed (but would not do the grass much good). The gate to the drive can be closed. We were told we could also park under a cherry tree on this single track road if the car was tucked in as tight as it could be to the hedge and not blocking access for others. Not ideal.At the front of the property are '4 parking spaces'. These are not reserved nor do they seem to belong to the cottage. On a couple of occassions when returning to the cottage from trips out we found other cars in the spaces. On Monday morning local parents dropping their children at the nearby bus stop parked outside. We were advised to park here first. Parking at the front is tricky due to the non-stop traffic on the main road and lack of options to turn around near the cottage. The spaces are not huge and a well worn white line marks out the parking area from the pavement (you effectively park on the pavement). You need to get very close to the front wall of the small garden at the front of the cottage and there is little room to manoeuvre a car of any size. I would not feel comfortable leaving a very expensive car at the front fo the property for long. If staying for a period I would just park here and leave the cars for the duration of the break using the cars parked at the rear of the property for trips as you know you will be able to park on your return. If you only have 3 or 4 cars then this is probably not an issue but maybe you also would not book a place of this size for a smaller group.Accommodation : The house itself is spacious (deceptively so - like a tardis), quite comfortable and well equipped. Enough areas to socialise but also rooms to escape for a bit of peace and quiet. There are two lounge areas, one large dining area and a big kitchen with plenty of utensils, tools and utilities. We enjoyed a BBQ on the small, enclosed patio area using the several outside tables and chairs provided. The downstairs is very well sound proofed from the A35 traffic noise but the bedrooms less so even with the windows closed. It was a very warm weekend when we stayed so opening windows at night was essential and it was not easy to sleep with the incessant traffic noise which seemed to go on all night. The house would also benefit from a downstairs toilet which would save folks having to clamber up the stairs to get to their en-suite rooms or to the one communal (though reserved for one bedroom) bathroom when they needed to powder their nose. The stairways are not as severe as advertised although care needs to be taken and would probably not be suitable for the more elderly, infirm or very young.The most disappointing aspect of the house was the cleanliness. It was not good especially in the kitchen and lounge areas. We had to wash up a lot of crockery and utensils before using as they were dirty and we found a mop in a bucket in the corner of the kitchen which was filled with very dirty, quite smelly water. No idea how long that had been there. There were food remains found down the side of the chairs in the lounge and some of the bathrooms were also a bit grubby (hair in plugholes, etc).Overall : It was OK. Would probably not stay there again due to the location (being right on the main A35 and not Winterbourne Abbas or Dorset). Spacious and well-equipped house, lovely welcome pack, nice owners but parking a challenge for parties with more than 4 cars and not as clean as one would have expected."
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  2. Pamela

    Verified purchase

    "I visited S38657 on my own to have some time for myself. As the flat was integral to the main house, I did not feel lonely, and the owners were really friendly and welcoming. St Leonard's is full of detached houses and bungalows and was ideal for evening walks as there was a park nearby and the area felt very safe.Everywhere I visited in Hampshire and Dorset, people were incredibly friendly and helpful. Ringwood , two miles away, was charming and there were many different types of shops and coffee shops. There are excellent bus services to the coast from Ringwood.It was only a five minute walk to a garage/ supermarket on the A 31 where all provisions for a family were available. It was just five minutes in the car to a beautiful country park. I would have no hesitation in returning to S38657 again, and relaxing in the lovely garden which surrounds he flat."
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  3. Christopher

    Verified purchase

    "Our party of 15, age range from 9-80 years had a wonderful stay. The owners provided a welcoming pack which included a huge chocolate cake and more than a dozen farm eggs! Every bedroom was beautifully furnished and had an en suite bathroom. There were two sitting rooms and a large and amazingly well-equipped kitchen, plus a log fire and a piano!The owners live in a separate part of the house, which was reassuring, but they were never obtrusive.The area around Winterbourne Abbas is stunning with much to see and do. We were able to visit Abbotsbury and Lyme Regis and several beautiful local villages.Recommendation to local pub in Portesham was spot on and much appreciated.The house itself is old and really interesting, the children especially loved the two staircases, which facilitated various games. All in all, a superb stay."
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  4. CHRISTOPHER

    Verified purchase

    "We had a very enjoyable time in S38657 with our two dogs. We would have preferred that the garden area of annex was enclosed for safety with dogs or even children. There is a safe enclosed area just down the road from S38657 where the dogs can run freely and a enclosed playground for children.Made very welcomed and even had some cake, milk for us and treats for the dogs left in the kitchen which was very nice. Ideally situated for the New Forest, Parks and Coast, perfect for exploring and walking. We had fantastic weather in the week we stayed!The property was very clean and well laid out, bed comfortable and we even had Sky tv.Owners live next door and would have been available if necessary but do not intrude on your privacy."
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  5. David

    Verified purchase

    "The house was booked for a 60th Birthday weekend 17 of us in the house, and although looking tiny from the outside it’s a tardis inside.Plenty of room for the bedrooms were great and had character.The kitchen was turned over to a top executive chef for a dinner party and everything he needed was available.The welcome pack was very welcome and helped us out until our food order arrived.Communication with the owners was easy and they made our stay all the better being available next door for some items we had overlooked to cater for the baby who was in our party.The house is located on the main road but there is plenty of parking and although on the main road the house was well sound proofed and did not cause us a problem."
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