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 33 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 33 of the finest quality cottages in Dorset in August

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

7 nights from £469

The Stables

1965

1 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Dorchester, Dorset.


Dorset’s World Heritage Jurassic Coast is close to this comfortably furnished, single-storey, spacious cottage. Set within the grounds of the owner’s home, The Stables is self-cont...

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

7 nights from £469

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

7 nights from £534

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
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £534

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

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

7 nights from £534

The Dairy

2663

1 bedroom, rural cottage near the beach 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 £534

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

7 nights from £539

Owl's Nest Cottage

2942

1 bedroom, dog friendly self catering 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 £539

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £554

Badgers Cottage

3014

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


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 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £554

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £563

Pound Farm Cottage

4076

1 bedroom thatched self catering 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 £563

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £743

The Chalet on the Beach

3351

Cabin on the beach sleeping two in Lyme Regis, Dorset.


Imagine a holiday right on the seashore of a very special beach, relaxing on your veranda with a glass of something refreshing, watching the gentle waves at one of the most famous ...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £743

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

7 nights from £564

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 £564

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

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £503

The Old School Gables

2490

2 bedroom dog friendly holiday cottage near Bridport, Dorset.


The pretty Dorset village of Drimpton is set in lovely countryside a short drive inland from the stunning Jurassic Coast. This original school house has been converted into extreme...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £503

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £549

Old Sandpitts Cottage

4504

2 bedroom thatched self catering cottage near Bridport, Dorset.


Tucked away down its own private track, this picture-perfect thatched cottage is a little gem. Surrounded by its own private garden, the cottage is very peaceful and offers space f...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £549

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