Dorset Cottages

Our exclusive collection of holiday cottages in Dorset are perfectly placed for exploring this ancient and welcoming county. Dorset is a land steeped in history, from the fossils at Charmouth on the Jurassic Coast to The Cobb at Lyme Regis. Plus, dinosaurs once walked here! Venture to charming inland Dorset, with its hamlets of thatched cottages, beamed pubs and watermills, and you'll feel as though you've walked into a living, breathing Thomas Hardy novel. If you need more temptation, try our Lyme Regis webcam for inspiration.Read more

About Dorset

Dorset is the ideal holiday choice for short breaks as well as longer escapes to the country, as it’s so accessible yet feels like another world. The majority of this county is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which says it all, so expect some spectacular views. And not to forget, there's plenty of things to do to keep you entertained. Go coasteering, quad biking or kite surfing if you're feeling adventurous, or head out on a hot air balloon ride to get those unrivalled views! Dorset is also a great place for fishing and rockpooling, providing hours of fun for the young and old alike.

The coastline here is something special, with cliffs rippling up out of layers of centuries old sediment, bringing fossilised treasures for lucky beachcombers. You can walk for miles along the undulating clifftops between beaches and coves so bring your binoculars (and the dog) for spotting the seaside pub you’re aiming for. You’ll need good walking boots and perhaps your swimming gear to have a paddle around Lulworth Cove and swim through Durdle Door. Go on an adventure to the Isle of Purbeck, a region renowned for its wildlife, beauty and cliff top walks. 

But don’t be entirely distracted by the deep blue, the green can be just as beguiling. Inland Dorset is leisurely drives through leafy lanes opening up to the best of British landscapes; rolling hills, fields and farmland fading away as far as the horizon, woodland colours changing with the seasons, and plenty of beautiful gardens. Pretty little villages with trickling streams to bustling market towns, Dorset is characterful and enchanting.

Rural Retreats in Dorset Holidays on the Jurassic Coast

Holidays in Dorset

Whether you choose country or coast, a pretty village setting or somewhere along the Jurassic Coast, places of interest will always be within arm’s reach. A day trip to the Isle of Portland to visit the famous quarry museum, Chesil Beach for the photo opportunities and fossils and of course the stunning landforms around Lulworth and Durdle Door.

There are many historic and beautiful towns to explore; Sherborne with its Abbey and distinctive architecture, Cerne Abbas home of the famous giant, from Lyme Regis in the west, past Charmouth, Weymouth, to Corfe Castle near Swanage and Studland, and Bournemouth in the east of the county, you’ll need to keep coming back for more. Fill up your family holiday in Dorset with child friendly days out to the wonder that is Monkey World or better yet, the Marble Museum – we promise it’s more entertaining than it sounds. Take trips on the steam train or simply spend your days relaxing and eating - Dorset is a hub for good food with gems such as River Cottage in Axminster and Hix Oyster & Fish House in Lyme Regis.

Dorset glamping by the sea Thatched cottages in Dorset to fall in love with

Where to stay in Dorset

Our collection of Dorset escapes range from country breaks to coastal houses, all handpicked and inspected by our local team. Dog friendly Dorset cottages welcome four-legged friends and this is definitely a good county to bring them to, with opportunities for walkies around every corner. Take them to a cottage by the sea for sandy paws and salty coats from running in the sand dunes. When the Jurassic Coast is calling, a beach cottage by the sea will make all your holiday dreams come true.

Or leave everyone else behind and take a romantic trip to Lyme Regis with a long weekend for two, our live stream Lyme Regis webcam will be all the temptation you need.

Dog-friendly holidays in Dorset Pretty thatched cottages in Dorset

 

We have 50 luxury self catering cottages in Dorset.

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £607

Bay Tree Cottage

4835

3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near Bridport, Dorset.


Situated in a sleepy west Dorset village, just a short drive from the spectacular Jurassic Coast, you will find this pretty terraced cottage. Recently renovated, Bay Tree Cottage o...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £607

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Mon

7 nights from £541

Rectory Cottage

4795

2 bedroom cottage, near Bridport, Dorset.


Hidden away in the grounds of a Grade II Listed former rectory, this picture-perfect cottage is a delightful Dorset escape. From the moment you pull in to the driveway you will lov...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Mon

7 nights from £541

Need more time? Reserve any cottage for up to 24 hours before booking.

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £473

The Old Dairy

4740

2 bedroom, dog friendly former milking parlour near Blandford Forum, Dorset.


This former milking parlour that served the local farm has been beautifully converted into a fabulous holiday home. Situated in a picturesque Dorset village that is full of charact...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £473

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £454

Fox Cottage

4712

1 bedroom stylish cottage in Beaminster, Dorset.


Tucked away in an oh-so-pretty part of historic Beaminster, Fox Cottage is a gorgeous retreat for two. As soon as you arrive at this picture-perfect terraced cottage, you will want...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £454

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £590

Toby's Hut

4723

1 bedroom, dog friendly shepherds hut near Lyme Regis, Dorset.


Located in the west Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and just a 15 minute drive from fabulous Lyme Regis, Toby's Hut is a bespoke Shepherd's Hut, sitting in a perfect spot...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £590

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £745

La Cabine Francaise

4726

1 bedroom, dog friendly shepherds hut near Dorchester, Dorset.


Welcome to La Cabine Francaise, a glorious expanse of glamping bliss with a French twist. Set in the stunning Dorset countryside, this exclusive spot for two provides the perfect r...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £745

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £604

Halcyon Cottage

4693

3 bedroom cottage near the beach and Lulworth Cove near Dorchester, Dorset.


Less than two miles from Lulworth Cove, part of the only World Heritage Site in England, Halcyon Cottage is a pretty, detached stone cottage in the heart of the village of West Lul...

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £604

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £348

Swallows' Rest

4644

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near Beaminster, Dorset.


The sleepy west Dorset countryside awaits you at this cute bolthole for two (plus your four-legged friends). Tucked away at the end of the owners' garden, this converted barn is hi...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £348

Choose from our exclusive collection at the best prices with real time availability.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £506

Pebbles

4681

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in West Bay, Dorset.


Situated a short stroll from the dramatic beauty of the Jurassic coastline and the charming harbour at West Bay, Pebbles is a fabulous base for your Dorset holiday. Close to the se...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £506

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £410 *

Poacher's Cottage

4522

2 bedroom cottage with outside pool near Dorchester, Dorset.


Tucked away in the picturesque village of Buckland Newton, Poacher's Cottage is one of four gorgeous properties making up Dominey's Yard. Situated perfectly for exploring the beaut...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £410 *

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