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 28 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 28 of the finest quality cottages in Dorset in August

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

7 nights from £605

Old Sandpitts Cottage

4504

2 bedroom thatched 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 £605

  • Sleeps 4
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £638

Beehive Cottage

4073

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


Beehive Cottage is a charming and cosy cottage on a quiet lane opposite St Mary's church in the village of Puddletown. Surrounded by farmland, the pretty village is nestled in the ...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £638

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £650

The Old Coach House

1386

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the county town of Dorchester, Dorset.


This pretty detached former coach house can be found in the rural Dorset countryside, within easy reach of the stunning coastlines of the Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site. ...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £650

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £690

Ivy Cottage

4122

2 bedroom, dog friendly 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 £690

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

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £728

The Old Dairy

4740

2 bedroom, dog friendly former milking parlour near Blandford Forum, Dorset.


This former milking parlour that served the local farm has been beautifully converted into a fabulous holiday home. Situated in a picturesque Dorset village that is full of charact...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £728

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

7 nights from £773

Celtic Blessing

2256

2 bedroom 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 £773

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

7 nights from £831

Rectory Cottage

4795

2 bedroom cottage near Bridport, Dorset


Hidden away in the grounds of a Grade II Listed former rectory, this picture-perfect cottage is a delightful Dorset escape. From the moment you pull in to the driveway you will lov...

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

7 nights from £831

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

7 nights from £843

No 1 By The Sea

4965

2 bedroom holiday apartment near the beach near Weymouth, Dorset.


Just a short stroll from the sea, this super-stylish apartment is a gorgeous retreat with an added touch of luxury. Situated on the ground floor of a smart, modern apartment buildi...

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

7 nights from £843

  • Sleeps 4
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £938

Pebbles

4681

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in West Bay, Dorset.


Situated a short stroll from the dramatic beauty of the Jurassic coastline and the charming harbour at West Bay, Pebbles is a fabulous base for your Dorset holiday. Close to the se...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £938

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

7 nights from £1109

Halcyon Cottage

4693

2 bedroom cottage near the beach and Lulworth Cove near Dorchester, Dorset.


Less than two miles from Lulworth Cove, part of the only World Heritage Site in England, Halcyon Cottage is a pretty, detached stone cottage in the heart of the village of West Lul...

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

7 nights from £1109

Each and every one of our cottages is fully equipped with everything you’ll need on holiday.

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