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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, Dorset, England Downclose Piggeries, Dorset, England
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From £349
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

Benville Cottage, Dorset, England Benville Cottage, Dorset, England
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From £602
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

Church Cottage (Dorset) Cattistock, Dorset

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Church Cottage (Dorset), Dorset, England Church Cottage (Dorset), Dorset, England
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From £520
An idyllic and charming thatched cottage, beautifully furnished and presented to an impeccable standard and situated in the heart of the delightful Dorset village of Cattistock.
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Ref: DO101

Coombe Cottage Sydling St Nicholas, Dorchester, Dorset

Coombe Cottage, Dorset, England Coombe Cottage, Dorset, England
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From £546
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

Goose Run Cottage Corscombe, Dorset

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Goose Run Cottage, Dorset, England Goose Run Cottage, Dorset, England
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From £428
If you’re looking for peace and tranquillity, Goose Run Cottage is hidden away on a beautiful 70-acre private family estate, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. A carefully designed, contemporary interior with touches of luxury make this a special place to get away from it all.
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Ref: DO082
15% DISCOUNT
For holidays taken between 19 October 2019 And 25 October 2019 Minimum of 6 nights and maximum of 6 nights booking.
Must be placed between 3 Oct 2019 and 25 Oct 2019

Hoods Salwayash, Dorset

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Hoods, Dorset, England Hoods, Dorset, England
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From £382
This trendy and stylish former milking parlour has outstanding rural views, which provides the perfect accommodation and setting for a family break or relaxing couples retreat in this beautiful part of Dorset.
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Ref: DO106

Lanes End Lower Wraxall, Dorset

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Lanes End, Dorset, England Lanes End, Dorset, England
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From £543
Situated in a pretty hamlet amid glorious Dorset countryside, Lane's End has been furnished and equipped to an exemplary standard with luxury touches throughout including a copper bath and a garden hot tub.
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Ref: DO105

Larch Barn North Perrott, Dorset

Larch Barn, Dorset, England Larch Barn, Dorset, England
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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

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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, delicious bakery, plus a restaurant and a spa hotel. A short drive away you will discover the town of Dorchester (9 miles).
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Ref: DO073

Pear Tree Cottage (Dorset) Netherbury, Dorset

Pear Tree Cottage (Dorset), Dorset, England Pear Tree Cottage (Dorset), Dorset, England
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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

The Cider Mill (Dorset) Motcombe, Dorset

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The Cider Mill (Dorset), Dorset, England The Cider Mill (Dorset), Dorset, England
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The Cider Mill is a charming cottage set in a quaint village location with many original features such as oak beams and a beautiful garden with stunning rural views.
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Ref: DO107

Tothery Cottage Hooke, Dorset

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Tothery Cottage, Dorset, England Tothery Cottage, Dorset, England
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Tothery Cottage is a beautiful detached barn conversion which offers spacious accommodation with stylish contemporary furnishings situated in an Area of Outstanding National Beauty deep within the West Dorset countryside.
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Ref: DO098
15% DISCOUNT
For holidays taken between 1 November 2019 And 30 November 2019 Minimum of 3 nights booking.
Must be placed between 11 Oct 2019 and 30 Nov 2019

Wellhayes Barn Harcombe Bottom, Lyme Regis, Dorset

Wellhayes Barn, Dorset, England Wellhayes Barn, Dorset, England
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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

East View Barn Melbury Osmond, Dorset

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East View Barn, Dorset, England East View Barn, Dorset, England
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East View Barn is a thatched barn conversion at the end of a pretty country lane in the beautiful Dorset countryside. From the large picture windows to the Egyptian bedlinen, this is every inch a relaxing and cosy holiday home.
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Ref: DO085
20% DISCOUNT
For holidays taken between 11 October 2019 And 20 December 2019 Minimum of 3 nights booking.
Must be placed between 11 Oct 2019 and 20 Dec 2019

Odd Nod Cottage Coombe Keynes, Wareham, Dorset

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Odd Nod Cottage, Dorset, England Odd Nod Cottage, Dorset, England
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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
15% DISCOUNT
For holidays taken between 1 November 2019 And 30 November 2019 Minimum of 3 nights booking.
Must be placed between 7 Oct 2019 and 30 Nov 2019

Rose Cottage (Dorset) Powerstock, Dorset

Rose Cottage (Dorset), Dorset, England Rose Cottage (Dorset), Dorset, England
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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, Dorset, England Rowena Cottage, Dorset, England
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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

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Blagdon Lower Barn, Dorset, England Blagdon Lower Barn, Dorset, England
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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
30% DISCOUNT
For holidays taken between 12 November 2019 And 21 December 2019 Minimum of 3 nights booking.
Must be placed between 3 Oct 2019 and 20 Dec 2019

Clayhanger Lodge Abbotsbury, Dorset

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Clayhanger Lodge, Dorset, England Clayhanger Lodge, Dorset, England
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From £700
A detached barn conversion, Clayhanger Lodge sits amid beautiful Dorset farmland, high above the iconic Chesil Beach, with wonderful views across the rural landscape towards the sea.
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Ref: DO083

Frog by the Sea Cottage Chideock, Dorset

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Frog by the Sea Cottage, Dorset, England Frog by the Sea Cottage, Dorset, England
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From £847
This superb cottage has been lovingly and extensively refurbished and sits within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with magical sea views. It features a Mediterranean style veranda with a stone balustrade, all bedrooms offer luxurious en-suite bathrooms and there is also the bonus of a private hot tub.
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Ref: DO103
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