Dorset Cottages

Our exclusive collection of holiday cottages in Dorset are perfectly placed for exploring this ancient county. Dorset is a land steeped in history, from the fossils at Charmouth on the Jurassic Coast to The Cobb 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. If you need more temptation, try our Lyme Regis webcam for inspiration.Read more

About Dorset

Dorset is ideal 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.

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.

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. 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 41 luxury self catering cottages in Dorset.

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £618

3 bedroom holiday cottage in Corfe Castle, Dorset.


You will be completely spoilt for choice in this stunning part of Dorset – along the Jurassic Coast and within very easy reach are Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door with their famous c...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £618

  • Sleeps 6 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £659

4 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in Studland, Dorset.


The Isle of Purbeck is a stunning Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty between Poole and Swanage boasting one of the most spectacular coastlines in Dorset. Sunnyholme, an extremel...

  • Sleeps 6 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £659

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

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

7 nights from £740

3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in Christchurch.


Avon Beach, Christchurch Harbour, the New Forest National Park and the Jurassic Coast are all nearby to this recently renovated holiday bolthole. The cool shades of blue and the pl...

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

7 nights from £740

  • Sleeps 10 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £1043

5 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach near Lyme Regis.


Less than half a mile from the World Heritage Jurassic Coast, The Old Manor House is a beautiful 16th Century, Grade II Listed house, full of character with a delightful enclosed g...

  • Sleeps 10 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £1043

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    30 Apr 2019 - 3 May 2019

    £1051.40 £946.26

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    6 May 2019 - 10 May 2019

    £1246.50 £1121.85

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    £1366.50 £1093.20

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    £1366.50 £1093.20

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £868

4 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views in Lyme Regis, Dorset.


Escape to the coast and this fabulous cottage where you can watch the seascape change all day long. Just minutes from the harbour at Lyme Regis and its iconic Cobb, this Grade I...

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £868

  • Sleeps 9 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £726

5 bedroom, dog friendly self catering cottage near Bridport, Dorset.


This beautiful stone farmhouse has something very special indeed – it comes with a 450 acre wildlife and nature reserve and a unique relationship with Dorset Wildlife Trust. Quite ...

  • Sleeps 9 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £726

  • Sleeps 12 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £1411

6 bedroom thatched, dog friendly home near Lyme Regis, South Devon.


Buddlewall is an historic east Devon farmhouse, in a beautiful hidden rural setting, a short drive inland from the spectacular World Heritage east Devon and Dorset Jurassic Coast. ...

  • Sleeps 12 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £1411

  • Sleeps 6 in 2 properties
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £794


These two delightful properties, set deep in Dorset's beautiful countryside, are the ultimate rural retreats! To set the scene, a long, unmade farm track leads to West Farm, where ...

  • Sleeps 6 in 2 properties
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £794

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  • Sleeps 8 + 2 cots in 2 properties
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £880


West Hembury Farm is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; a walker's paradise. Just four miles from the bustling market town of Bridport, and a short drive to the Wo...

  • Sleeps 8 + 2 cots in 2 properties
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £880

  • Sleeps 9 + 2 cots in 2 properties
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £886


Hatts Farm is a working farm set in 100 acres on the Dorset/Wiltshire border, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty near the market town of Shaftesbury and within driving distan...

  • Sleeps 9 + 2 cots in 2 properties
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £886

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