Luxury Holiday Cottages Available in Dorset this August

However you would like to spend your August break in Dorset, be it a retreat from the summer crowds in a tranquil haven or in the midst of the action in a thriving town, we'll have just the thing for you. Kick back and enjoy an August getaway in Dorset. All of our self catering cottages are hand-picked to ensure the finest quality. Read more

August in Dorset is the perfect time to enjoy a summer getaway and escape for a while. On the coast, the soaring white spine of the Jurassic Coast is illuminated by the bright summer sun, and inland parks, villages and towns come into their own. All over the county, colours splash the landscape from delicate wild flowers peppering the countryside to multi-toned beach huts lining seafronts.

If it has been a busy year, summer provides a wonderful opportunity to take some time out, giving into a solo escape or gathering up the whole family to catch up on quality time together. When August rolls around, the mere call of the summer is enough reason to take a step back from the daily grind and seize the opportunity to unwind. 

Stay in a luxury cottage in Dorset this August 

From the quaint coastal town of Lyme Regis to the medieval market town of Sherborne, Dorset is home to a patchwork of beautiful places to stay. Whether you would like to escape the summer crowds to your own peaceful retreat or if you would like to find a private cottage in the midst of the action, our portfolio of 29 self catering cottages in Dorset will provide you with your own gem.

From country to coast, our selection of holiday cottages are all personally inspected and fully equipped to ensure that you and your loved ones, whatever your group size, can enjoy the highest standards. Many of our cottages are dog friendly too, meaning that no one gets left behind this August. 

 

Pick from 29 of the finest quality cottages in Dorset in August

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £497

The Stables

1965

1 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near the county town of Dorchester, Dorset.


This quaint cottage is set within the rural hamlet of Pallington. The Stables is a self-contained, single storey cottage with a welcoming open plan design. The entrance hall leads ...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £497

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £547

The Linhay

2661

1 bedroom, dog friendly 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
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £547

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

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £547

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
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £547

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £552

Owl's Nest Cottage

2942

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near Sherborne, Dorset.


This cosy, compact, delightful bolthole for two is set in a wonderfully tranquil hamlet in north Dorset with village shops and a choice of two pubs within two miles. Built in lo...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £552

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £568

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 £568

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £720

Toby's Hut

4723

1 bedroom, dog friendly shepherds hut near Lyme Regis, Dorset.


Located in the west Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and just a 15 minute drive from fabulous Lyme Regis, Toby's Hut is a bespoke Shepherd's Hut, sitting in a perfect spot...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £720

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £720

Pound Farm Cottage

4076

1 bedroom thatched cottage near Sherborne, Dorset.


Pound Farm Cottage is a hidden gem; this listed thatched cottage has been thoughtfully renovated to create a spacious, stylish holiday home, retaining many of the original features...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £720

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £832

Fox Cottage

4712

1 bedroom stylish cottage in Beaminster, Dorset.


Tucked away in an oh-so-pretty part of historic Beaminster, Fox Cottage is a gorgeous retreat for two. As soon as you arrive at this picture-perfect terraced cottage, you will want...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £832

Our property managers are local experts who handpick perfect places to stay.

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £845

La Cabine Francaise

4726

1 bedroom, dog friendly Shepherds Hut near Dorchester, Dorset.


Welcome to La Cabine Francaise, a glorious expanse of glamping bliss with a French twist. Set in the stunning Dorset countryside, this exclusive spot for two provides the perfect r...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £845

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

7 nights from £611

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 £611

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