Cottages sleeping two people in Dorset

Pop into Dorset for Hardy-esque holidays and write your own love story in a holiday cottage sleeping two people.

Although providing the perfect bolt-hole, plentiful days out for a pair are readily available from your Dorset cottage’s doorstep. A romantic break for two is just the ticket.

The region is imbued with romantic ruins and icons of the region’s mythological past – perfect for investigating with a friend or partner. Take a look at castles such as Lulworth, or the majestic Sherbourne Abbey.  Or step even further back in time: climb up the Iron Age hill-forts overlooking the River Stour or explore sites associated with Celtic mythology such as Badbury Rings, Maiden Castle, Knowlton Circles and the Cerne Giant.

It’s not only the man-made architecture and which is revered in the county: the iconic Old Harry Rocks and the impressive Durdle Door are equally as stunning. Pack a picnic full of local produce and head along the coastal path to best appreciate these natural wonders. 

For more seaside adventures for two, Hengitsbury Head is the ideal spot for a sunset stroll. Chat with fishermen reeling in the day’s catch, then climb the hill to receiving stunning panoramic views. Although you won’t want to try Chesil Beach’s full 18-mile length, stroll along this impressive spit for a different perspective on the Portland coast. Then head to Wyke Regis to soak up the village’s relaxed ambience or gorge on oysters and the freshest fish with a cooling white tine at one of its famed coastal restaurants. For added luxury on your seaside break, why not choose a holiday cottage with a hot tub for extra relaxation while away.

Dorset’s literary son, Thomas Hardy, used the county as a back-drop for many of his novels, so inspiriting to him were its hills, rivers and towns. Pull on your hiking boots and explore the Blackmoor Vale, north of Hardy’s home town – the pretty Dorchester. Hardy waxes lyrical on the area, stating that, “Here in the valley, the world seems to be constructed upon a smaller and more delicate scale…The atmosphere below is languorous…and the horizon beyond is of deepest ultramarine.' With recommendations such as this, how can you not explore the area?

We have 51 self catering cottages in Dorset that sleeps two.

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


Barn Owls Cottage, a semi-detached cottage converted from an 18th Century stone barn, has retained much of its original character with inset fossils and huge oak beams. The kitchen...

  • Sleeps 6 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £510 - £1276 *

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 £518 - £1215

3 bedroom self catering cottage near Shaftesbury, Dorset.


This fabulous Georgian House is the perfect base from which to explore the many unique attractions that are a short drive away. Create great holiday memories with fascinating days ...

  • Sleeps 6
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £558 - £1347 *

* Includes 10% off for parties up to 4 between 10 Mar and 29 Dec 2018.

4 bedroom, dog-friendly cottage with sea views near Bridport, Dorset.


Snuggled into the hillside with Golden Cap behind, The Guardhouse stands watch over this stunning part of the Jurassic Coast at Seatown, with sea views from the master bedroom and ...

  • Sleeps 7 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £651 - £1770 *

* Includes 20% off for parties up to 4 + cot on selected dates. Bedrooms 1 and 3 are excluded at the discounted rate.

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


This tranquil and elegant period farmhouse has a luxurious contemporary interior, spacious flexible accommodation and a beautiful enclosed garden. The glorious west Dorset location...

  • Sleeps 8
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £1098 - £2185 *

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* Includes 25% off for parties up to 4 between 1 Sep and 29 Sep 2018. Bedrooms 3 and 4 are excluded at the discounted rate.

  • 20% off

    20 Jul 2018 - 27 Jul 2018

    £2185.00 £1748.00

3 bedroom holiday cottage near Bridport, Dorset.


This sunny south-facing cottage enjoys a quiet rural position on the edge of the beautiful village of Netherbury, a short drive from the beaches and cliffs of the World Heritage Ju...

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

Price per week £415 - £839

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2 bedroom, rural cottage near the beach near Bridport, Dorset.


The Parlour is an excellent choice for a family, with French windows opening out onto an enclosed gravelled patio, comfortable accommodation for five guests – one of the three sing...

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

Price per week £433 - £1015

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


Tucked away in this quietest of rural locations, Ridge Lodge is a hidden gem, with fabulous far reaching views over the Dorset landscape. This delightful cottage has been stylishly...

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £477 - £1038

2 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Shaftesbury, Dorset.


Semi-detached Hatts Barn is a contemporary, reversed level barn conversion on a wide south-facing terrace. The large en suite master bedroom and a twin bedded family room (the beds...

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

Price per week £478 - £1195

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  • 20% off

    27 Jul 2018 - 3 Aug 2018

    £1195.00 £956.00

3 bedroom self catering cottage in Wareham, Dorset.


Wareham is the gateway to the Jurassic Coast, a fabulous base from which to explore the Isle of Purbeck. Just within the ancient Saxon walls of this historic market town, Northgate...

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

Price per week £493 - £995

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