Family friendly holiday cottages in Dorset

Family friendly holiday cottages in Dorset

[Region] is the perfect family holiday destination for short breaks or longer time away with the kids; it's a county packed full of things to do with the children and a foodie angle for you. Take the little ones on the best family holidays by finding your perfect place to stay in Dorset.Read more

In Dorset, the short break is king because it's easily accessible so there are no long journeys with children asking if you're there yet. This makes it the perfect family holiday destination in its own right, but there are lots of reasons this beautiful English county is so good for families.

Dorset is very child-friendly, with the Jurassic Coast providing beautiful beaches for sunny day's out; but they're not just for bucket and spade days. These beaches keep on giving with the prospect of finding fossils. Children will always remember the first fossil they find, and hot spots such as Charmouth and West Bay are chock full of treasures hiding in plain sight. While the little ones tire themselves out searching for dinosaurs, the older family members can enjoy the simple pleasure of the beautiful surroundings. That's if you're not attempting the family record for crabbing off one of Dorset's many piers and harbour walls.

Stray away from this world-renowned coastline and you'll find child-friendly holiday cottages tucked down leafy lanes where there is space to run free, play games and settle back to the comfort of the cottage to barbecue the local delicacies a leisurely shopping trip provided. It's a county well-known for the quality of its edible offerings, so tuck in. Our family-friendly holiday cottages come fully equipped with everything you need to cook up a feast.

The best family holidays are relaxed and filled with simple pleasures; the first sweet strawberry picked from the field, everyone gathered around a farmhouse table tucking in, that deep happy sleep after an exciting day out. [Region] has the best uk family holidays and we've winkled out 49 cottages that welcome all ages.

Family holidays in [Region]

The Linhay is a 1 bedroom cottage near the beach near Bridport, Dorset.
  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • No pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £363

The Linhay

2661

1 bedroom cottage near the beach near Bridport, Dorset.


The Linhay is a tucked away single-storey retreat – and an ideal base for exploring the wonderful coastline. The cottage nestles alongside the barns, with a fully enclosed gravel c...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • No pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £363

The Dairy is a 1 bedroom cottage near the Jurassic Coast near Bridport, Dorset.
  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • No pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £363

The Dairy

2663

1 bedroom cottage near the Jurassic Coast near Bridport, Dorset.


The Dairy is another extremely comfortable single-storey cottage in this small and friendly farm development. This property has French doors to its own enclosed outside space – the...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • No pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £363

Badgers Cottage is a 1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near Bridport, Dorset.
  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £376

Badgers Cottage

3014

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near Bridport, Dorset.


This pretty semi-detached cottage for two is nestled within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on West Hembury Farm. Badgers Cottage is an 18th Century stone barn that has be...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £376

Crosskeys Cottage is a 3 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Beaminster, Dorset.
  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £492 *

Crosskeys Cottage

4855

3 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Beaminster, Dorset.


Situated in the pretty west Dorset village of Broadwindsor, surrounded by countryside and not far from the coast, Crosskeys Cottage is a wonderful place to spend your holiday. Buil...

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

7 nights from £492 *

Gamekeeper's Cottage is a 2 bedroom cottage with outside pool near Dorchester, Dorset.
  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • No pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £548

Gamekeeper's Cottage

4523

2 bedroom cottage with outside pool near Dorchester, Dorset.


Second in a row of pretty terraced cottages, this stylish property has been newly renovated to a very high standard. Gamekeeper's Cottage is one of four at Dominey's Yard, nestled ...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • No pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £548

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  • 10% off

    24 Nov 2023 - 1 Dec 2023

    £609.00 £548.10

Woodcutter's Cottage is a 2 bedroom cottage with outside pool near Dorchester, Dorset.
  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • No pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £548

Woodcutter's Cottage

4524

2 bedroom cottage with outside pool near Dorchester, Dorset.


Rolling hills, bustling market towns, rich history and stunning beaches - have we persuaded you to holiday in Dorset yet? Finding a lovely cottage to stay in is the only thing you ...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • No pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £548

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  • 10% off

    24 Nov 2023 - 1 Dec 2023

    £609.00 £548.10

Pippins is a 3 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Crewkerne, Somerset.
  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £560 *

Pippins

5360

3 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Crewkerne, Somerset.


Pippins is an attractive country cottage nestled in the beautiful Somerset village of North Perrott - not far from the Dorset border. An ideal spot to explore the nearby National T...

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £560 *

Poacher's Cottage is a 2 bedroom cottage with outside pool near Dorchester, Dorset.
  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • No pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £561

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
  • No pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £561

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    27 Nov 2023 - 1 Dec 2023

    £456.75 £411.08

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Little Seahill is a 1 bedroom self catering cottage with sea views near Bridport, Dorset.
  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • No pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £598

Little Seahill

5171

1 bedroom self catering cottage with sea views near Bridport, Dorset.


Within a short stroll of the beautiful coastline at Seatown and the charming village of Chideock, Little Seahill is a peaceful place to get away from it all. Stunning walks from th...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • No pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £598

Wayside Cottage is a 2 bedroom thatched, dog friendly cottage near Beaminster, Dorset.
  • Sleeps 3 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £458

Wayside Cottage

4484

2 bedroom thatched, dog friendly cottage near Beaminster, Dorset.


A gorgeous, chocolate-box cottage that is the ideal escape, nestled in the heart of one of Dorset's picturesque villages. Just a stone's throw from the lovely local pub, Wayside Co...

  • Sleeps 3 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £458

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