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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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Peppard Sydling St Nicholas , Dorset

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Peppard, Dorset, England Peppard, Dorset, England
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From £552
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
15% DISCOUNT
For holidays taken between 1 September 2019 And 30 September 2019 Minimum of 3 nights booking.
Must be placed between 13 Aug 2019 and 30 Sep 2019

Rampisham Hill Farm Barn Hooke, Beaminster, Dorset

Rampisham Hill Farm Barn, Dorset, England Rampisham Hill Farm Barn, Dorset, England
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From £465
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 Cow Byre Abbotsbury, Dorset

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The Cow Byre, Dorset, England The Cow Byre, Dorset, England
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From £498
Set apart from its two sister properties, The Cow Byre is an attractive barn conversion at Wears Farm just outside the delightful village of Abbotsbury with stunning views across the beautiful Dorset countryside.
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Ref: DO088

The Grain Store Abbotsbury, Dorset

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The Grain Store, Dorset, England The Grain Store, Dorset, England
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From £513
The Grain Store is the second largest of three barn conversions at Wears Farm situated near the village of Abbotsbury. Spacious and airy, yet cosy with its open-plan layout, wooden floors and feature windows.
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Ref: DO086

The Old School (Dorset) South Perrott, Dorset

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From £552
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, Dorset, England The Wellhouse, Dorset, England
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From £603
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, Dorset, England Veronica Cottage, Dorset, England
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From £552
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

Oak Tree Cottage Batcombe, Dorset

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Oak Tree Cottage, Dorset, England Oak Tree Cottage, Dorset, England
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From £636
Oak Tree Cottage is a wonderful property, cleverly combining both traditional and contemporary styles and sitting amongst glorious Dorset countryside with stunning panoramic views all around.
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Ref: DO100

Old Piggeries Burton Bradstock, Bridport, Dorset

Old Piggeries, Dorset, England Old Piggeries, Dorset, England
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From £656
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

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Beach View, Dorset, England Beach View, Dorset, England
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From £995
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
20% DISCOUNT
For holidays taken between 24 August 2019 And 6 September 2019 Minimum of 3 nights booking.
Must be placed between 29 Jul 2019 and 6 Sep 2019

Bower Cottage Hooke, Dorset

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Bower Cottage, Dorset, England Bower Cottage, Dorset, England
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From £829
Bower Cottage is a stylish detached barn conversion which offers generous accommodation with bright contemporary furnishings situated in an Area of Outstanding National Beauty nestled within the West Dorset countryside.
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Ref: DO097
20% DISCOUNT
For holidays taken between 25 July 2019 And 31 December 2020 Minimum of 3 nights booking.
Must be placed between 25 Jul 2019 and 31 Aug 2019

Champernhayes Farmhouse Wootton Fitzpaine, Near Lyme Regis, Dorset

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Champernhayes Farmhouse, Dorset, England Champernhayes Farmhouse, Dorset, England
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From £245
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
10% DISCOUNT
For holidays taken within 7 days

Drackenorth Lodge Hooke, Dorset

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Drackenorth Lodge, Dorset, England Drackenorth Lodge, Dorset, England
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From £1,116
Drackenorth Lodge is a fabulous and impressive converted barn which has generous sized rooms throughout, including a dining hall; galleried landing and open-plan sitting room which are perfect for a large family gathering.
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Ref: DO099
20% DISCOUNT
For holidays taken between 25 July 2019 And 31 December 2020 Minimum of 3 nights booking.
Must be placed between 25 Jul 2019 and 31 Aug 2019

East Burton Farmhouse East Burton, Wool, Dorset

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East Burton Farmhouse, Dorset, England East Burton Farmhouse, Dorset, England
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From £864
Situated along a quiet country lane is a classic 17th century thatched cottage that cleverly combines traditional features with stylish modern furnishing. East Burton Farmhouse lies just a mile outside the village of Wool on the edge of the River Frome.
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Ref: DO104

Hideaway Cottage Beaminster, Dorset

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Hideaway Cottage, Dorset, England Hideaway Cottage, Dorset, England
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From £816
Hideaway Cottage is conveniently located on the outskirts of Beaminster amid glorious West Dorset countryside and offers excellent and well appointed accommodation for up to eight guests.
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Ref: DO095

Magna Cottage Ashmore, Shaftesbury, Dorset

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Magna Cottage, Dorset, England Magna Cottage, Dorset, England
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From £552
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
15% DISCOUNT
For holidays taken between 1 September 2019 And 30 September 2019 Minimum of 3 nights booking.
Must be placed between 12 Aug 2019 and 30 Sep 2019

The Stables (Dorset) Abbotsbury, Dorset

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The Stables (Dorset), Dorset, England The Stables (Dorset), Dorset, England
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From £663
The Stables is one of three barn conversions at Wears Farm, just outside of Abbotsbury, located in a unique setting just a few steps away from the South Dorset Ridgeway.
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Ref: DO087

Champernhayes Barn Wootton Fitzpaine, Near Lyme Regis, Dorset

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Champernhayes Barn, Dorset, England Champernhayes Barn, Dorset, England
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From £260

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
10% DISCOUNT
For holidays taken within 7 days

Furlongs Abbotsbury, Dorset

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Special Offer
Furlongs, Dorset, England Furlongs, Dorset, England
10
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5
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
2
Dogs

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Ground Floor Bedroom
Baby Welcome
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From £871
Furlongs is a spacious, converted barn which is superbly located for the Jurassic Coast. This outstanding accommodation sleeps up to ten guests, with large open-plan living areas plenty of outdoor space to enjoy surrounded by stunning views.
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Ref: DO089
25% DISCOUNT
For holidays taken between 2 August 2019 And 30 August 2019 Minimum of 7 nights booking.
Must be placed between 31 Jul 2019 and 30 Aug 2019

Puckhams Stoke Abbott, Dorset, Dorset

Puckhams, Dorset, England Puckhams, Dorset, England
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From £1,046
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
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