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Dorset Holiday Cottages

Dorset Holiday Cottages Dorset is a county with arguably the most diverse history of all the counties in England. From the Saxons making the area a shire in the 7th Century, to being the place of entry of the Black Death to England in 1348, right through to being the main point of embarkation for the fleet and vessels involved in D-Day, Dorset certainly has a colourful past.

Your holiday cottage is the perfect base for taking advantage of seeing all the sites across this county including places of historic interest such as Portland Castle, Lulworth Castle and Corfe Castle. If you're visiting the castle at Corfe, take advantage of the vintage steam Swanage Railway which runs from there to Swanage. A great day out and one the kids will enjoy too!

Talking of children, if you're bringing the family on your cottage holiday there's a myriad of things to entertain them. The Tank Museum and Beaulieu National Motor Museum are just a few the popular attractions. Tower Park, the Dinosaur Museum at Dorchester and Moors Valley Country Park are just a few of the incredible family days out on offer.

Dorset is literally littered with incredible museums and galleries too. In Dorchester there's the County Museum alongside the Teddy Bear Museum which you'll find in the same city. If you're more inclined to enjoy the arts, there's also a great selection of galleries to see too. The Tutankhamun Exhibition is also in Dorchester along with Sandworld in Weymouth and the Shaftsbury Arts Centre should all be on your list of things to see and do.

Traditionally decorated throughout with an undeniably stunning backdrop that looks out upon the Dorset hills, our self-catering holiday cottages in Dorset are ideally placed to provide a base for visiting the many local sites including the traditional pubs, excellent restaurants as well as the more famous yet busy areas of Bournemouth and Poole.

Whatever you choose to do you'll find your stay an incredibly enjoyable one. Now you can choose a relaxing self-catering holiday cottage in Dorset to act as your home for the stay and relax in the evenings after a busy day out seeing the sites!

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19 unique, luxury and hand-picked holiday homes in Dorset

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FROM £937
Guest Reviews
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Beach View
Southbourne, Dorset

Beach View
x8
Sleeps
x4
Bedrooms
Lodge
All Ground Floor
Baby Welcome
Pet Friendly
Enclosed Garden
Thatched
Log Burner/Open Fire
On Site Parking
Wifi
No Wifi
Pub Nearby
Beach Under 15 Minutes Away
Sauna
Jacuzzi/Hot Tub
Children Welcome
This beautifully presented spacious, light and airy detached house occupies a stunning position directly on the sea front in Southbourne on the outskirts of Christchurch, with breath-taking views. A short walk takes you to seven miles of glorious golden beaches.
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Ref: DO056

15% DISCOUNT
for holidays taken between 11 January 2017 and 26 January 2017
Minimum of 3 nights booking

10% DISCOUNT
for holidays taken between 27 January 2017 and 9 February 2017
Minimum of 3 nights booking
FROM £689
Guest Reviews
(13)
Blagdon Lower Barn
Martinstown, Dorchester, Dorset

Blagdon Lower Barn
x6
Sleeps
x3
Bedrooms
Lodge
All Ground Floor
Baby Welcome
Pet Friendly
Enclosed Garden
Thatched
Log Burner/Open Fire
On Site Parking
Wifi
No Wifi
Pub Nearby
Beach Under 15 Minutes Away
Sauna
Jacuzzi/Hot Tub
Children Welcome
Lower Barn at Blagdon Farm sits south of Dorchester, just two miles from Martinstown and Portesham and offers stunning views of Hardy’s monument. It is totally secluded and a network of footpaths and bridleways lead to a multitude of walks.
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Ref: DO060

50% DISCOUNT
for holidays taken between 10 January 2017 and 2 February 2017
Minimum of 3 nights booking

40% DISCOUNT
for holidays taken between 24 February 2017 and 3 March 2017
Minimum of 3 nights booking

30% DISCOUNT
for holidays taken between 16 March 2017 and 23 March 2017
Minimum of 3 nights booking
FROM £324
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Coombe Cottage
Sydling St Nicholas, Dorchester, Dorset

Coombe Cottage
x2
Sleeps
x1
Bedrooms
Lodge
All Ground Floor
Baby Welcome
Pet Friendly
Enclosed Garden
Thatched
Log Burner/Open Fire
On Site Parking
Wifi
No Wifi
Pub Nearby
Beach Under 15 Minutes Away
Sauna
Jacuzzi/Hot Tub
Children Welcome
Thatched and built of stone, this is a stylishly refurbished, small, Grade II listed cottage built in Tudor times and retaining an inglenook fireplace and beams. Ideally located, facing the village green in the very pretty village of Sydling St Nicholas.
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Ref: DO028

FROM £317
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Downclose Piggeries
North Perrott, Dorset

Downclose Piggeries
x3
Sleeps
x2
Bedrooms
Lodge
All Ground Floor
Baby Welcome
Pet Friendly
Enclosed Garden
Thatched
Log Burner/Open Fire
On Site Parking
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Beach Under 15 Minutes Away
Sauna
Jacuzzi/Hot Tub
Children Welcome
Downclose Piggeries is a delightful single storey dwelling located along a quiet country lane, just a quarter of a mile outside the lovely Hamstone village of North Perrott on the Somerset/Dorset borders. A former Victorian Piggery, the property has been sympathetically converted to provide light and airy accommodation for up to three guests with fabulous views over the surrounding countryside.
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Ref: SO040

15% DISCOUNT
for holidays taken between 2 January 2017 and 15 January 2017
Minimum of 3 nights booking

10% DISCOUNT
for holidays taken between 25 January 2017 and 3 February 2017
Minimum of 3 nights booking
FROM £559
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Grooms Cottage
Salwayash, Dorset

Grooms Cottage
x6
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x3
Bedrooms
Lodge
All Ground Floor
Baby Welcome
Pet Friendly
Enclosed Garden
Thatched
Log Burner/Open Fire
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Wifi
No Wifi
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Beach Under 15 Minutes Away
Sauna
Jacuzzi/Hot Tub
Children Welcome
Delightfully situated in the 42 acres surrounding Limbury, a glorious 17th century Grade II listed farmhouse in the hamlet of Salway Ash, this fine cottage is approximately 2 miles from Bridport and 5 miles from beautiful beaches.
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Ref: DO066

FROM £309
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Larch Barn
North Perrott, Dorset

Larch Barn
x4
Sleeps
x2
Bedrooms
Lodge
All Ground Floor
Baby Welcome
Pet Friendly
Enclosed Garden
Thatched
Log Burner/Open Fire
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Wifi
No Wifi
Pub Nearby
Beach Under 15 Minutes Away
Sauna
Jacuzzi/Hot Tub
Children Welcome
Situated in North Perrott, this beautifully converted barn offers bright and airy accommodation whilst enjoying open views over neighbouring fields. The Jurassic Coast can be reached in just under half an hour, offering beautiful places to visit such as Lyme Bay, West Bay (which also has a wonderful beach side cafe) and Chesil Beach.
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Ref: SO038

20% DISCOUNT
for holidays taken between 3 January 2017 and 9 February 2017
Minimum of 3 nights booking
FROM £553
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Laundry Cottage
Evershot, Dorset

Laundry Cottage
x4
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x2
Bedrooms
Lodge
All Ground Floor
Baby Welcome
Pet Friendly
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Thatched
Log Burner/Open Fire
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Beach Under 15 Minutes Away
Sauna
Jacuzzi/Hot Tub
Children Welcome
Laundry Cottage is a stunningly pretty, 18th century, Grade II listed cottage set in one of Dorset’s best villages, Evershot, right in the heart of Thomas Hardy country. The property has been renovated to a high standard and oozes charm and character.

The village of Evershot boasts a local village shop and post office, The Acorn pub, a delicious bakery, a restaurant and a spa hotel. A short drive away you will discover the town of Dorchester (9 miles) which is host to a wealth shops, cafes and restaurants as well as an abundance of tourist attractions including the Dorset Country Museum, home to the Thomas Hardy archive and collection.
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Ref: DO073

FROM £512
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Magna Cottage
Ashmore, Shaftesbury, Dorset

Magna Cottage
x8
Sleeps
x4
Bedrooms
Lodge
All Ground Floor
Baby Welcome
Pet Friendly
Enclosed Garden
Thatched
Log Burner/Open Fire
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Wifi
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Pub Nearby
Beach Under 15 Minutes Away
Sauna
Jacuzzi/Hot Tub
Children Welcome
This 300-year-old detached thatched flint property nestles in a secluded valley on the Cranborne Chase, one mile from Ashmore. There is direct access to forest walks and mountain bike trails. Ideal for a ‘get away from it all’ holiday.
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Ref: DO026

20% DISCOUNT
for holidays taken between 2 January 2017 and 2 February 2017
Minimum of 3 nights booking
FROM £452
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Odd Nod Cottage
Coombe Keynes, Wareham, Dorset

Odd Nod Cottage
x5
Sleeps
x3
Bedrooms
Lodge
All Ground Floor
Baby Welcome
Pet Friendly
Enclosed Garden
Thatched
Log Burner/Open Fire
On Site Parking
Wifi
No Wifi
Pub Nearby
Beach Under 15 Minutes Away
Sauna
Jacuzzi/Hot Tub
Children Welcome
Odd Nod is one of a small group of picturesque thatched cottages lying in the beautiful and peaceful hamlet of Coombe Keynes, mentioned in the Domesday Book and just three miles from Lulworth Cove with its pebble beach.
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Ref: DO072

FROM £612
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Old Piggeries
Burton Bradstock, Bridport, Dorset

Old Piggeries
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x4
Bedrooms
Lodge
All Ground Floor
Baby Welcome
Pet Friendly
Enclosed Garden
Thatched
Log Burner/Open Fire
On Site Parking
Wifi
No Wifi
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Beach Under 15 Minutes Away
Sauna
Jacuzzi/Hot Tub
Children Welcome
This large detached property is on the quietest edge of the beautiful, much sought after village of Burton Bradstock, with idyllic views of open farmland. The village is one of the main gateways to the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site.
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Ref: DO004

FROM £512
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Peppard
Sydling St Nicholas , Dorset

Peppard
x6
Sleeps
x3
Bedrooms
Lodge
All Ground Floor
Baby Welcome
Pet Friendly
Enclosed Garden
Thatched
Log Burner/Open Fire
On Site Parking
Wifi
No Wifi
Pub Nearby
Beach Under 15 Minutes Away
Sauna
Jacuzzi/Hot Tub
Children Welcome
Thatched and built of stone, this large and stylishly refurbished Grade II listed cottage, built in Tudor times, retains delightful features such as inglenook fireplaces and beams. Ideally located, facing the village green at Sydling St Nicholas, one of Dorset’s prettiest small villages.
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Ref: DO018

FROM £953
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Puckhams
Stoke Abbott, Dorset, Dorset

Puckhams
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Sleeps
x5
Bedrooms
Lodge
All Ground Floor
Baby Welcome
Pet Friendly
Enclosed Garden
Thatched
Log Burner/Open Fire
On Site Parking
Wifi
No Wifi
Pub Nearby
Beach Under 15 Minutes Away
Sauna
Jacuzzi/Hot Tub
Children Welcome
Puckhams is wonderfully situated in the delightful village of Stoke Abbott. The property sits in its own beautiful mature gardens with fine views. The surrounding countryside provides an abundance of wonderful local produce and walking experiences.
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Ref: DO052

20% DISCOUNT
for holidays taken between 3 January 2017 and 10 February 2017
Minimum of 3 nights booking
FROM £471
Guest Reviews
(18)
Rampisham Hill Farm Barn
Hooke, Beaminster, Dorset

Rampisham Hill Farm Barn
x6
Sleeps
x3
Bedrooms
Lodge
All Ground Floor
Baby Welcome
Pet Friendly
Enclosed Garden
Thatched
Log Burner/Open Fire
On Site Parking
Wifi
No Wifi
Pub Nearby
Beach Under 15 Minutes Away
Sauna
Jacuzzi/Hot Tub
Children Welcome
This light, airy barn, situated on a working sheep farm, has recently been converted to a very high standard. It is just outside the pretty village of Hooke and a short drive away from the small town of Beaminster and the beaches and cliffs of Dorset’s Jurassic Coast.
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Ref: DO071

FROM £512
Guest Reviews
(7)
Rose Cottage (Dorset)
Powerstock, Dorset

Rose Cottage (Dorset)
x5
Sleeps
x3
Bedrooms
Lodge
All Ground Floor
Baby Welcome
Pet Friendly
Enclosed Garden
Thatched
Log Burner/Open Fire
On Site Parking
Wifi
No Wifi
Pub Nearby
Beach Under 15 Minutes Away
Sauna
Jacuzzi/Hot Tub
Children Welcome
Rose Cottage is a beautiful detached Grade II listed cottage conveniently located in the charming village of Powerstock, situated in an Area of Outstanding National Beauty deep in West Dorset countryside. Numerous walks and cycle paths are accessible from the village.
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Ref: DO067

FROM £432
Guest Reviews
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Rowena Cottage
Anvil Point Lighthouse, Swanage, Dorset

Rowena Cottage
x5
Sleeps
x3
Bedrooms
Lodge
All Ground Floor
Baby Welcome
Pet Friendly
Enclosed Garden
Thatched
Log Burner/Open Fire
On Site Parking
Wifi
No Wifi
Pub Nearby
Beach Under 15 Minutes Away
Sauna
Jacuzzi/Hot Tub
Children Welcome
This attractive cottage on the Anvil Point Lighthouse site has a fully fitted kitchen, bathroom, dining room, sitting room, two double bedrooms (one en-suite) and one single bedroom.
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Ref: DO036

FROM £512
The Old School
South Perrott, Dorset

The Old School
x6
Sleeps
x3
Bedrooms
Lodge
All Ground Floor
Baby Welcome
Pet Friendly
Enclosed Garden
Thatched
Log Burner/Open Fire
On Site Parking
Wifi
No Wifi
Pub Nearby
Beach Under 15 Minutes Away
Sauna
Jacuzzi/Hot Tub
Children Welcome
Keeping original features like the school bell, vaulted kitchen/dining room, Gothic arched doors and mullion windows, the cottage has recently been refurbished to a high standard. The property is on a quiet lane in the friendly village of South Perrott.
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Ref: DO055

FROM £565
The Wellhouse
Harcombe, Lyme Regis, Dorset

The Wellhouse
x6
Sleeps
x3
Bedrooms
Lodge
All Ground Floor
Baby Welcome
Pet Friendly
Enclosed Garden
Thatched
Log Burner/Open Fire
On Site Parking
Wifi
No Wifi
Pub Nearby
Beach Under 15 Minutes Away
Sauna
Jacuzzi/Hot Tub
Children Welcome
A beautifully restored and extended Wellhouse, set in 15 acres of grounds with a lake, stream and woodland located near Lyme Regis in West Dorset. The Wellhouse features an architect designed, 70m square extension with contemporary open plan kitchen and living space, designed and built by award winning furniture designer James Verner.
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Ref: DO076

FROM £414
Guest Reviews
(17)
Veronica Cottage
Anvil Point Lighthouse, Swanage, Dorset

Veronica Cottage
x6
Sleeps
x4
Bedrooms
Lodge
All Ground Floor
Baby Welcome
Pet Friendly
Enclosed Garden
Thatched
Log Burner/Open Fire
On Site Parking
Wifi
No Wifi
Pub Nearby
Beach Under 15 Minutes Away
Sauna
Jacuzzi/Hot Tub
Children Welcome
This attractive cottage on the Anvil Point Lighthouse site has a fully fitted kitchen, dining room, sitting room, two single and two double bedrooms (one en-suite) and bathroom.
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Ref: DO037

FROM £459
Guest Reviews
(7)
Wellhayes Barn
Harcombe, Lyme Regis, Dorset

Wellhayes Barn
x4
Sleeps
x2
Bedrooms
Lodge
All Ground Floor
Baby Welcome
Pet Friendly
Enclosed Garden
Thatched
Log Burner/Open Fire
On Site Parking
Wifi
No Wifi
Pub Nearby
Beach Under 15 Minutes Away
Sauna
Jacuzzi/Hot Tub
Children Welcome
A beautifully converted hay barn with large terrace and private suntrap adjacent to a freshwater lake and surrounded by woodland. Wellhayes Barn has been converted to an exceptionally high standard into a two bedroom property with a contemporary interior which references the buildings' previous function. The barn is surrounded by nature and yet is only 2 & ½ miles from Lyme Regis and some of Devon and Dorset’s finest beaches.
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Ref: DO075


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