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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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Benville Cottage Benville, Near Corscombe, Dorset

Benville Cottage Benville Cottage
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From £585
This historic Grade II Listed 17th Century detached cottage has a thatched roof and a wealth of period features. Benville is a small hamlet close to Evershot and an ideal base for touring West Dorset and Thomas Hardy country.
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Ref: DO079

Coombe Cottage Sydling St Nicholas, Dorchester, Dorset

Coombe Cottage Coombe Cottage
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From £381
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

Larch Barn North Perrott, Dorset

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Larch Barn Larch Barn
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From £347
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
15% DISCOUNT
For holidays taken between 15 January 2018 And 2 February 2018 Minimum of 3 nights booking.
Must be placed between 15 Jan 2018 and 2 Feb 2018

Pear Tree Cottage (Dorset) Netherbury, Dorset

Pear Tree Cottage (Dorset) Pear Tree Cottage (Dorset)
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From £391
This thatched semi-detached cottage sits in the pretty Dorset village of Netherbury. Pear Tree Cottage is ideally located for visiting the Jurassic Coast with its wealth of beautiful beaches, cliff top walks and seaside towns.
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Ref: DO081

Wellhayes Barn Harcombe, Lyme Regis, Dorset

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Wellhayes Barn Wellhayes Barn
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From £483
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
10% DISCOUNT
For holidays taken between 5 January 2018 And 1 March 2018 Minimum of 3 nights booking.
Must be placed between 13 Nov 2017 and 1 Mar 2018

Odd Nod Cottage Coombe Keynes, Wareham, Dorset

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Odd Nod Cottage Odd Nod Cottage
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Situated less than three miles from Dorset’s magnificent Jurassic Coast, 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.
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Ref: DO072
20% DISCOUNT
For holidays taken between 15 January 2018 And 8 February 2018 Minimum of 3 nights booking.
Must be placed between 15 Jan 2018 and 8 Feb 2018

Rose Cottage (Dorset) Powerstock, Dorset

Rose Cottage (Dorset) Rose Cottage (Dorset)
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From £537
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

Rowena Cottage Anvil Point Lighthouse, Swanage, Dorset

Rowena Cottage Rowena Cottage
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From £537
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

Blagdon Lower Barn Martinstown, Dorchester, Dorset

Blagdon Lower Barn Blagdon Lower Barn
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From £715
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

Grooms Cottage Salwayash, Dorset

Grooms Cottage Grooms Cottage
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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

Myrtle Cottage (Dorset) Netherbury, Dorset

Myrtle Cottage (Dorset) Myrtle Cottage (Dorset)
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This attractive Grade II listed thatched cottage combines all modern comforts with many period features. Situated in the centre of the pretty village of Netherbury, the cottage is in easy reach of Beaminster, Bridport and the stunning Jurassic Coast.
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Ref: DO080

Peppard Sydling St Nicholas , Dorset

Peppard Peppard
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From £537
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

Rampisham Hill Farm Barn Hooke, Beaminster, Dorset

Rampisham Hill Farm Barn Rampisham Hill Farm Barn
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From £496
This light, airy barn, situated on a working sheep farm, has 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

The Old School (Dorset) South Perrott, Dorset

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Keeping original features like the school bell, vaulted kitchen/dining room, Gothic arched doors and mullion windows, the cottage has 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

The Wellhouse Harcombe, Lyme Regis, Dorset

The Wellhouse The Wellhouse
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From £591
A beautifully restored and extended Wellhouse, set in 15 acres of shared 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

Veronica Cottage Anvil Point Lighthouse, Swanage, Dorset

Veronica Cottage Veronica Cottage
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From £537
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

Beach View Southbourne, Dorset

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From £966
This beautifully presented spacious, light and airy detached house, with four bedrooms, four bath/shower rooms occupying 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 6 January 2018 And 31 January 2018 Minimum of 3 nights booking.
Must be placed between 19 Dec 2017 and 31 Jan 2018

Champernhayes Farmhouse Wootton Fitzpaine, Near Lyme Regis, Dorset

Champernhayes Farmhouse Champernhayes Farmhouse
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From £813
Sleeping up eight guests, Champernhayes Farmhouse is one of six charming 15th Century restored farm buildings situated on the gentle slope of a West Dorset hillside, a real Jurassic Park. Awarded 5 stars by Visit Britain.
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Ref: DO078

Magna Cottage Ashmore, Shaftesbury, Dorset

Magna Cottage Magna Cottage
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From £537
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

Champernhayes Barn Wootton Fitzpaine, Near Lyme Regis, Dorset

Champernhayes Barn Champernhayes Barn
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From £1,187

Champernhayes Barn, one of six charming 15th Century restored farm buildings situated on the gentle slope of a West Dorset hillside, a real Jurassic Park! Awarded 5 stars by Visit Britain.

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Ref: DO077
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