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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.

Dorset Cottages

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Frampton

Linden Lea

Ref: S170735

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Sandbanks

3 Sandcastles

Ref: S132895

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Meadow View - UKC3377
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Pilsdon

Meadow View - UKC3377

Ref: S100976

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  • Last Minute Cottages - The Hayloft
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Milton Abbas

The Hayloft

Ref: S123070

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Sandford - E5340
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Sherborne

Sandford - E5340

Ref: S19855

Reviews 3

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Upgrene
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Sherborne

Upgrene

Ref: S44339

Reviews 5

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Wheatsheaf Cottage
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Askerswell

Wheatsheaf Cottage

Ref: S126759

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Portland

Whitestones

Ref: S2586

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Netherway Farm House
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Okeford Fitzpaine

Netherway Farm House

Ref: S13331

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  • Last Minute Cottages - The Little House
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Marnhull

The Little House

Ref: S57544

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West Lulworth

Forge House

Ref: S126567

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Blandford Forum

Linden Lea

Ref: S2300

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Dairy Cottage
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West Dorset

Dairy Cottage

Ref: S96030

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Taylor's Retreat
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Weymouth

Taylor's Retreat

Ref: S60183

Reviews 2

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Garden Cottage
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Sherborne

Garden Cottage

Ref: S2061

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  • Last Minute Cottages - The Ferryman
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  • Last Minute Cottages - The Ferryman
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BREWERS QUAY HARBOUR

The Ferryman

Ref: S126559

Reviews 6

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Manor House
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Weymouth

Manor House

Ref: S6570

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Listed Thatched Cottage In Burton Bradstock
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Burton Bradstock

Listed Thatched Cottage In Burton Bradstock

Ref: S6909

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Longhouse Lodge
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East Dorset

Longhouse Lodge

Ref: S45558

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  • Last Minute Cottages - The Old Ciderhouse
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Milborne Wick

The Old Ciderhouse

Ref: S88361

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Character Cottage In Grounds Of Historic House
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West Allington

Character Cottage In Grounds Of Historic House

Ref: S6910

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  • Last Minute Cottages - The Old Coach House
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WEYMOUTH

The Old Coach House

Ref: S126650

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Seasides
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WEYMOUTH

Seasides

Ref: S126716

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  • Last Minute Cottages - Lulworth Seafield
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West Lulworth

Lulworth Seafield

Ref: S126612

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What our customers are saying about our Holiday Cottages In Dorset To Rent.

- Sarah H, December 2016 - verified booking

"Situated in a tiny village, Marnhull, The Little House is in a great location to visit Salisbury, Shaftesbury and many other towns that make up pretty Dorset. The cottage itself is located in a small free village car park which is ideal if you have any extra cars (there is a designated space for one car). This may seem a bit strange at first but really wasn't an issue as the location is very quiet. The village has a small array of shops including a butcher and post office which are about a minute walk away from the house. (Can recommend the nearby Udder Farm shop for a great breakfast with local produce!) One thing I would say is it is very dark if you're driving at night as there are no street lights so would recommend arriving in daylight on your first night to avoid getting lost... The house itself is semi-detached and there is neighbour access to the back of the property so you may see people walking back and forth from the lounge, from time to time. It is lovely with a modern, fresh feel and is basically a home from home - there is everything you could need! Of the two double bedrooms, the bedroom in the eaves upstairs is a really good size with its own ensuite. The downstairs bedroom has a separate bathroom which has a good-sized shower (and excellent water pressure!) No baths though, if you happen to be a bath person but this didn't bother us. The beds are also comfy with nice pillows and thick duvets. Towels and a hair dryer are provided. There is a good sized flat screen TV with a DVD player and lots of DVDs to choose from. The wood burner in the lounge adds to the cosy feel but there is very adequate heating too. The kitchen seems new and is well appointed with all the appliances you could need including a washing machine and docking station. They also provide the basics like washing up liquid, liquid tablets, clothes horse, pegs, Hoover, cleaning products, etc. There is more than enough good quality crockery and cutlery to keep you going. No problem with wifi either (mobile signal isn't great though but that's to be expected). The owners are a lovely couple and very kindly left some goodies, giving us a warm welcome. It's easy to see they have put a lot of care, thought and attention into the property. Would definitely return to this corner of the world!"
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Sarah H - verified booking

"Situated in a tiny village, Marnhull, The Little House is in a great location to visit Salisbury, Shaftesbury and many other towns that make up pretty Dorset. The cottage itself is located in a small free village car park which is ideal if you have any extra cars (there is a designated space for one car). This may seem a bit strange at first but really wasn't an issue as the location is very quiet. The village has a small array of shops including a butcher and post office which are about a minute walk away from the house. (Can recommend the nearby Udder Farm shop for a great breakfast with local produce!) One thing I would say is it is very dark if you're driving at night as there are no street lights so would recommend arriving in daylight on your first night to avoid getting lost... The house itself is semi-detached and there is neighbour access to the back of the property so you may see people walking back and forth from the lounge, from time to time. It is lovely with a modern, fresh feel and is basically a home from home - there is everything you could need! Of the two double bedrooms, the bedroom in the eaves upstairs is a really good size with its own ensuite. The downstairs bedroom has a separate bathroom which has a good-sized shower (and excellent water pressure!) No baths though, if you happen to be a bath person but this didn't bother us. The beds are also comfy with nice pillows and thick duvets. Towels and a hair dryer are provided. There is a good sized flat screen TV with a DVD player and lots of DVDs to choose from. The wood burner in the lounge adds to the cosy feel but there is very adequate heating too. The kitchen seems new and is well appointed with all the appliances you could need including a washing machine and docking station. They also provide the basics like washing up liquid, liquid tablets, clothes horse, pegs, Hoover, cleaning products, etc. There is more than enough good quality crockery and cutlery to keep you going. No problem with wifi either (mobile signal isn't great though but that's to be expected). The owners are a lovely couple and very kindly left some goodies, giving us a warm welcome. It's easy to see they have put a lot of care, thought and attention into the property. Would definitely return to this corner of the world!"
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- Haltestelle, October 2016 - verified booking

"Quiet location Large sprawling village, The Little House is located near the centre by the General Store incorporating the Post Office (which is open from 8am 7 days a week, quality butchers and hairdressers. Accommodation: Everything provided was of good quality. There was plenty of hot water. Central heating quick and efficient. Poor mobile signal but Wi-Fi made up for it. The upstairs bedroom has an en-suite shower; the downstairs bedroom has a separate shower room. Friendly owners (Bill and Netty), who live next door, came to see us on the first evening checking everything was alright. Bill also came to see us on the last evening to make sure we had had an enjoyable stay at their cottage and there were no problems. The locals were always friendly. The cottage had 1 car parking space allocated to it but further free parking was available in the adjoining village public car park. The kitchen looked out on to the car park while the lounge and bedrooms overlooked the small rear garden. Plenty of walks from the front door. Good location to visit National Trust houses, Haines Motor Museum, Sherborne, Bridport, Weymouth, Longleat and Stonehenge."
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Haltestelle - verified booking

"Quiet location Large sprawling village, The Little House is located near the centre by the General Store incorporating the Post Office (which is open from 8am 7 days a week, quality butchers and hairdressers. Accommodation: Everything provided was of good quality. There was plenty of hot water. Central heating quick and efficient. Poor mobile signal but Wi-Fi made up for it. The upstairs bedroom has an en-suite shower; the downstairs bedroom has a separate shower room. Friendly owners (Bill and Netty), who live next door, came to see us on the first evening checking everything was alright. Bill also came to see us on the last evening to make sure we had had an enjoyable stay at their cottage and there were no problems. The locals were always friendly. The cottage had 1 car parking space allocated to it but further free parking was available in the adjoining village public car park. The kitchen looked out on to the car park while the lounge and bedrooms overlooked the small rear garden. Plenty of walks from the front door. Good location to visit National Trust houses, Haines Motor Museum, Sherborne, Bridport, Weymouth, Longleat and Stonehenge."
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Bowdy63 - verified booking

"The farmhouse has been superbly renovated. Its location is wonderful with good walks both from the doorstep and within a short drive. We liked the careful attention to period detail in the property, while at the same time having access to all the mod cons that are expected today - broadband, wi-fi, bluetooth speaker, a good quality TV, etc. Not so "mod con", but very charming for us children of the 70s, was the gramophone and collection of excellent LPs. The farmhouse is very thoughtfully kitted out and it feels just like home from home from the moment you arrive. We booked directly through the owners' own website - netherwayfarmhouse.co.uk - and the process was attentive, smooth and efficient. Dog friendly, too. All in all, a thoroughly comfortable and pleasant break and we have no hesitation in awarding top marks."
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