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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 To Rent

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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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What our customers are saying about our holiday cottages in dorset to rent.

  1. Theresa

    Verified purchase

    "What an absolute gem of a cottage Ducks Bottom is. From the moment we arrived we knew we would enjoy our stay and it far exceeded our expectations. The cottage itself is roomy, comfortable and very well equipped. I stayed in the summer house which is practically self contained and also very comfortable. The garden is a joy to behold and could even be classed as a small park. It was lovely to be able to walk round it everyday. For us, the most wonderful thing was watching badgers come to feed every evening, just feet away, so close we could even hear them munching. There are some beautiful walks which you can access from the garden and a short drive away should you wish to venture further. The Abbotsbury Swannery is definitely worth a visit. I cannot recommend highly enough The New Inn which is less than a five minute walk from the cottage. The landlord and his lovely wife are most welcoming, as is Archie their dog and the food is superb - fish and chips to die for. Down House Farm is also near by (be prepared for a good walk or a very bumpy drive up the track to it ) and I enjoyed the best BLT I've ever tasted. I would however, point out that access to the cottage is via narrow roads and the drive also takes some manoeuvring to get in and out of (Chelsea tractor owners be warned!). We certainly hope to visit again, a true jewel set within the beautiful Dorset countryside. Just sad dogs aren't allowed."
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  2. Confirmed guest

    Verified purchase

    "Stayed at S19697 with my father who was brought up in the area, and spent his childhood playing on the beach, cliffs and the downs at Eype in the 1930's and 1940's. It brought back many memories for him. Fantastic location - very rural and quiet. Garden is special- mature and well managed with lots of fruit trees and nooks and crannies. Lovely walk through the garden and across a field to the beach. The house is very quirky, well equipped and very comfortable, with large spacious rooms. It was warm and inviting and had everything we needed. The only drawback was the drive and path at front of house, which is very uneven and slippery in the wet weather, and a gulley between the drive and house, which is dangerous in the dark, so a little awkward for the elderly. Parking is also difficult if more than 1 car. If the large lawn at the end of the drive was hard-scaped it would be perfect. (Would recommend that cement in walls needs to be removed and replaced with lime mortar to prevent damp also). Thank you for sharing your beautiful, unique home with us. Unfortunately our visit was cut short due to illness but we would love to return. We would highly recommend S19697 for a quiet, relaxing break."
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  3. Peter

    Verified purchase

    "Second visit, extended family. (GDad writing this). Holiday defined by the wonderful garden, with its nooks, crannies and hiding places, tree house, trampoline, and seemingly secret paths that take you miles. Halcyon days for children. The best place for hide and seek ever. The house is lovely, and the summer house a delightful detached and functional place for Gparents to escape the noise of children's bedtime in the main house. Ducks Bottom is a place that works for three generations of a family to live. The main house bedrooms are good, the kitchen perfectly functional and more than adequately stocked with those things a kitchen needs. I can't remember once thinking, 'they haven't got x'. The white goods all work perfectly, there are adequate instruction leaflets in a kitchen drawer if needed, the wifi is functional and the best you'll find in a non cabled location. On the debit side, the mattresses might be within sleeping distance of needing to be renewed; and the lighting in the main rooms is a little sporadic and improvised. But, come on, this is being churlish; a great house, a brilliant garden, badgers in the night, within easy driving distance of wonderful locations and a joy to stay in."
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  4. MARIA

    Verified purchase

    "We really enjoyed our time in the countryside. The landlady was really kind and sweet. She received us with a delicious cake and a little flower arrangement. She respected our space and privacy but being at the same time friendly and kind. The kids had the chance to be closer to animals such as a pony, ducklings, ducks, cats and two beautiful dogs. The cottage was very comfortable specially the beds. The shower was great. The cottage was very spacious and had basically everything. We had a BBQ and enjoyed the quietness of the surroundings. The cottage is just 10 minutes away from Sherborne, a very nice and well kept village. The only thing is that you need to have a very good sense of orientation as getting to the place was just a bit tricky and there is not only one way coming from the main road. On the whole, a great place to stay because of its comfort, space and location (for those who like quietness and nature)."
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  5. Patricia

    Verified purchase

    "The owners were very friendly. We were though very disappointed with our holiday cottage. On arrival, we found the farmyard in complete disarray (not nice to look at). Going in to the cottage, it was dark, cold and smelt. It was clean but an old person's cleanliness. The furnishings (furniture, bedding, towels, etc.) looked as if they had been bought in the 1990s). The armchairs and beds were very comfortable though, and there was plenty of hot water. It was equipped adequately but we felt we had to wash everything before using. To sum up, it wasn't a cottage that we liked to return to, and did leave a day early (although in fairness, the Royal Wedding, FA Cup and the M25 was a deciding factor). The farm was very hard to locate. The sat-nav stopped short and it eventually took us 45 minutes before we could find our destination."
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