Dorset Cottages

The famous Jurassic Coast forms most of the county's coastline, but there is lots of beautiful rolling country side dotted with ancient forts to explore alongside.

Dorset is a land steeped in history, from the fossils at Charmouth on the Jurassic Coast to the pier at Lyme Regis, famed by the French Lieutenant and that famous kiss. Venture to 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.

The majority of Dorset is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which says it all - a self catering holiday cottage in Dorset will be in a pretty village, or have lovely views, plus half the county boundary is coastal for waterside holidays. Its famous coastline is the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, with stunning landforms such as Lulworth Cove, the Isle of Portland, Chesil Beach and Durdle Door.

There are many historic and beautiful towns to explore, from Sherborne with its Abbey, to Cerne Abbas with its famous giant, and down to the tip of Portland for local quarrystone. From Lyme Regis in the west, past Charmouth, Weymouth, and then Corfe Castle near Swanage and Studland, and Bournemouth in the east of the county, there are many different places to explore.

We have 44 luxury self catering cottages in Dorset.

2 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Dorchester, Dorset.


This pretty detached former coach house is in beautiful rural Dorset within easy reach of the stunning World Heritage Jurassic coastline. The Old Coach House has a spacious bright ...

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

Price per week £390 - £998

2 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Shaftesbury, Dorset.


Dairyman’s Cottage is traditional yet contemporary, semi-detached and set on a south-facing terrace. The property has a welcoming feel, with a stunning open plan design downstairs,...

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

Price per week £390 - £897

  • 20% off

    22 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017

    £717.60 £574.40

2 bedroom holiday cottage near Bridport, Dorset.


Close to Dorset's spectacular Jurassic Coast, the popular market town of Bridport and the harbour and beach at West Bay, this cottage has stunning views of the gentle Dorset countr...

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

Price per week £392 - £810

Dog friendly glamping in a safari tent for four persons near Shaftesbury, Dorset.


Enjoy a holiday with a difference, relax under canvas and soak up the peace and tranquility of the rolling Dorset countryside, with luxury en suite facilities, glamping style. Blac...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £394 - £985

2 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in Lyme Regis, Dorset.


This period Dorset cottage is a short walk uphill from the seafront, in the heart of historic Lyme Regis, on a spectacular stretch of the Jurassic Coast. Enjoying a quiet pedestria...

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

Price per week £413 - £780

2 bedroom, rural self catering cottage near Beaminster, Dorset.


A stunning west Dorset location, amazing rural views and a truly luxurious property, Phoebes House is a hidden gem just a short drive inland from the famous Jurassic Coast. This de...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £420 - £1070

2 bedroom, rural self catering cottage near Shaftesbury, Dorset.


Converted from a former stable, Brookland Barn offers an immaculate property all on one level in fabulous surroundings. The south-facing barn looks out over the enclosed garden and...

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

Price per week £452 - £1070

3 bedroom thatched, dog friendly cottage in Tolpuddle, Dorset.


Set in this historic village, surrounded by beautiful countryside, Tolpuddle Cottage is the perfect base for your holiday in Dorset, just 15 miles from the World Heritage Jurassic ...

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

Price per week £454 - £1260 *

* Includes

2 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Bridport, Dorset.


Nestling in a picturesque valley a fifteen minute drive from the Jurassic Coast, Barbridge Cottage is close to beaches, walks, fossil hunting, country houses, gardens and lovely pu...

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

Price per week £476 - £1191

  • 30% off

    20 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017

    £923.02 £646.10

3 bedroom luxury self catering cottage near Shaftesbury, Dorset.


Set in the gorgeous Wiltshire village of Hindon, which has two pubs and a community shop, this stylishly renovated Georgian house has fabulous views from the back of the house over...

  • Sleeps 6
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £558 - £1497 *

* Includes

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