Holiday Cottages in Dorset

Holiday Cottages in Dorset

Self-catering holidays in Dorset

There are many words you can use to describe the majesty of Dorset - scenic, picturesque, utterly beautiful. When thinking of Dorset's rolling hills, craggy cliffs and secret coastline swimming pools, one word springs to mind, and that's 'unspoilt'.

Dorset is how the English countryside is meant to look. Its days are filled with sunshine, dancing across the top of cobblestones. Its nights are made of the clearest skies, fresh air and the sound of nocturnal birds. Dorset is a family holiday destination in a picture postcard image of England and a place you can never visit just once.

We want your holidays in Dorset to be as perfect as possible. Whether it's for a short break or a month-long getaway, whatever type of holiday home you're craving, we'll do our best to make it happen. Our selection of cottages in Dorset offers a range of options to suit your needs, from cosy one-bedroom cottages to spacious properties that can accommodate larger groups. Whether you're looking to explore the county's rich cultural heritage, with its historic sites and museums, have a laugh at a comedy club, or simply relax on one of its many beaches, our cottages provide the perfect base for your stay.

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Frequent questions

  • What is the best base for exploring Dorset?

    The town of Dorchester is often considered the best base for exploring Dorset. From there, you can easily visit the Jurassic Coast, including popular spots like Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, as well as historical sites such as Maiden Castle and Thomas Hardy's Cottage. Dorchester itself has a rich history and offers amenities, accommodation options, and transport connections that make it an ideal base for exploring the diverse beauty of Dorset.

  • Is Dorset a good holiday destination?

    Dorset is a fantastic holiday destination offering a diverse range of attractions and activities for visitors to enjoy. From the stunning Jurassic Coast with its picturesque beaches and iconic landmarks like Durdle Door, to charming towns and villages, historical sites, and beautiful countryside, Dorset is well worth a visit. Whether you're interested in coastal walks, exploring historical landmarks, indulging in local cuisine, or simply relaxing in a tranquil setting, Dorset has something for everyone.

  • Do you need a car in Dorset?

    While having a car can be beneficial for exploring the wider areas of Dorset, it is not always necessary, especially if you plan to stay in more central locations or focus on specific attractions. Dorset has a well-connected public transportation system, including buses and trains, which can be used to access many popular destinations. However, if you wish to venture off the beaten path or explore the countryside extensively, having a car can offer more flexibility and convenience.

  • Do you have to pay to go to Durdle Door?

    No, you do not have to pay an entrance fee to visit Durdle Door itself. Durdle Door is a natural limestone arch and beach located along the Jurassic Coast. The site is publicly accessible, and visitors can enjoy the stunning views and explore the beach without any admission charges. However, it's worth noting that parking fees may apply.

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