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 25 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 25 of the finest quality cottages in Dorset in August

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

7 nights from £592

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 windows to its own enclosed outside space – t...

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

7 nights from £592

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

7 nights from £592

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


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 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £592

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  • 15% off

    29 Jun 2019 - 6 Jul 2019

    £522.35 £444.00

  • 10% off

    13 Jul 2019 - 20 Jul 2019

    £565.88 £509.29

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

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

7 nights from £650

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 Owners' home, (who may not be resident...

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

7 nights from £650

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £674

1 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Beaminster, Dorset.


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 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £674

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £750

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 £750

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  • 15% off

    28 Jun 2019 - 5 Jul 2019

    £606.62 £515.62

  • 10% off

    12 Jul 2019 - 19 Jul 2019

    £680.15 £612.13

  • Sleeps 4
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £795

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


Beehive Cottage is a charming and cosy cottage for four, on a quiet lane opposite St Mary's church in the village of Puddletown. The village is surrounded by farmland, Thomas Hardy...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £795

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  • 15% off

    28 Jun 2019 - 5 Jul 2019

    £646.91 £549.87

  • 10% off

    12 Jul 2019 - 19 Jul 2019

    £724.85 £652.37

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

7 nights from £827

2 bedroom holiday cottage near Bridport, Dorset.


Close to Dorset's spectacular Jurassic Coast, the popular market town of Bridport and the harbour and beach at West Bay, this cottage has stunning views of the gentle Dorset countr...

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

7 nights from £827

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  • 10% off

    19 Jul 2019 - 26 Jul 2019

    £793.92 £714.60

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

7 nights from £915

2 bedroom self catering cottage near the sea near Weymouth, Dorset.


This comfortable semi-detached family home is on the edge of the countryside, yet only three miles from Weymouth with its sandy beaches and historic quay. A 20 minute walk takes yo...

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

7 nights from £915

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  • 10% off

    5 Jul 2019 - 12 Jul 2019

    £814.35 £732.92

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

7 nights from £915

2 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Shaftesbury, Dorset.


Dairyman’s Cottage is traditional yet contemporary, semi-detached and set on a south-facing terrace. The property has a welcoming feel, with a stunning open plan design downstairs,...

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

7 nights from £915

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  • 20% off

    5 Jul 2019 - 12 Jul 2019

    £762.50 £609.60

  • 20% off

    12 Jul 2019 - 19 Jul 2019

    £807.35 £645.60

  • 20% off

    19 Jul 2019 - 26 Jul 2019

    £878.40 £702.40

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £936

2 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage in Cattistock near Dorchester, Dorset.


Imagine life in a tranquil Dorset village and Ivy Cottage is just the sort of place you may picture in your mind. Set in the midst of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the cot...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £936

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