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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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Downclose Piggeries North Perrott, Dorset
Downclose Piggeries Downclose Piggeries
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From £320
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
Benville Cottage Benville, Near Corscombe, Dorset
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Benville Cottage Benville Cottage
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From £513
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 £361
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
Larch Barn Larch Barn
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From £327
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
Laundry Cottage Evershot, Dorset
Laundry Cottage Laundry Cottage
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From £559
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
Pear Tree Cottage (Dorset) Netherbury, Dorset
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Pear Tree Cottage (Dorset) Pear Tree Cottage (Dorset)
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From £371
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
Wellhayes Barn Wellhayes Barn
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From £463
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
Odd Nod Cottage Coombe Keynes, Wareham, Dorset
Odd Nod Cottage Odd Nod Cottage
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From £565
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
Rose Cottage (Dorset) Powerstock, Dorset
Rose Cottage (Dorset) Rose Cottage (Dorset)
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From £517
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 £517
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 £695
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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From £565
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 Netherbury, Dorset
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Myrtle Cottage Myrtle Cottage
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From £565
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 £517
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
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Rampisham Hill Farm Barn Rampisham Hill Farm Barn
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From £476
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
10% DISCOUNT
for holidays taken between 5 September 2017 and 30 September 2017 Minimum of 3 nights booking.
Must be placed between 16 Aug 2017 and 30 Sep 2017
The Old School South Perrott, Dorset
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From £517
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 £565
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
Veronica Cottage Anvil Point Lighthouse, Swanage, Dorset
Veronica Cottage Veronica Cottage
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From £517
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
Old Piggeries Burton Bradstock, Bridport, Dorset
Old Piggeries Old Piggeries
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From £618
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
Beach View Southbourne, Dorset
Beach View Beach View
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From £946
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
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