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 50 self catering cottages in Dorset that sleeps two.

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 II L...

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

Price per week £850 - £2330

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 £1158 - £2185

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

Price per week £692 - £1895

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

Price per week £1411 - £2850

Readymade beds and fluffy towels; this simple but appreciated welcome is standard with us.


Lottie’s Loft is a luxurious first floor barn conversion, a gorgeous bolthole surrounded by beautiful Dorset countryside. Exterior steps lead from the decking to a balcony with bes...

  • Sleeps 6 in 2 properties
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £778 - £1730


Badgers Cottage, a snug semi-detached cottage for two, is set in a farmyard, beautifully converted from an 18th Century stone barn. All on one level, the open plan design gives a w...

  • Sleeps 8 + 3 cots in 2 properties
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £826 - £1871


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 9 + 2 cots in 2 properties
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £868 - £2092


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

  • Sleeps 9 + 3 cots in 3 properties
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £1048 - £2155


Glamping at Black Pig Retreats allows you to escape the everyday, park your car, load up your wheelbarrow and your countryside adventure begins; canvas living with a little of the ...

  • Sleeps 12 + 2 cots in 2 properties
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £1109 - £2550


With a fabulous open plan interior, Furrow Lodge snuggles into the hillside in the delightful Dorset countryside and offers a real opportunity to escape from it all and slow the pa...

  • Sleeps 13 + 3 cots in 3 properties
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £1374 - £2988

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