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 12 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 12 of the finest quality cottages in Dorset in August

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £586

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 £586

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

7 nights from £608

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 £608

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

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £665

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 £665

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  • 10% off

    23 Aug 2019 - 30 Aug 2019

    £936.00 £842.40

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £677

2 bedroom, rural self catering cottage near Beaminster, Dorset.


A stunning west Dorset location, amazing rural views and a truly luxurious property, Phoebes House and neighbouring property Lottie's Loft (2565) both hidden gems just a short driv...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £677

  • Sleeps 6 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £692 *

3 bedroom self catering cottage in rural Dorset.


Meadows Barn is on the edge of the tranquil Dorset village of Halstock, with far-reaching views over the surrounding countryside, ideal for a family holiday or a great base for fri...

  • Sleeps 6 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £692 *

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

7 nights from £714

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 £714

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  • 15% off

    23 Aug 2019 - 30 Aug 2019

    £915.00 £777.75

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

7 nights from £808

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

7 nights from £808

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  • 20% off

    24 Aug 2019 - 31 Aug 2019

    £1215.00 £972.00

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

7 nights from £756

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 twin...

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

7 nights from £756

Choose from our exclusive collection at the best prices with real time availability.

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £768

3 bedroom thatched self catering cottage near Bridport, Dorset.


This very attractive thatched, detached property is in a tucked away rural setting in unspoilt west Dorset. Old Sandpitts Lodge is a very easy short drive inland from the fabulous ...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £768

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £846

3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near Wimborne Minster, Dorset.


This is an excellent base for exploring rural and coastal Dorset. Cranborne Chase (an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) is on the doorstep, and the beaches of the Jurassic Coast ...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £846

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  • 20% off

    23 Aug 2019 - 30 Aug 2019

    £1365.00 £1092.00

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