Dorchester Cottages

Dorset's county town has more than its fair share of heritage. A stroll through the centre reveals Roman, medieval, Tudor and Georgian buildings jostling for space; Dorchester has numerous museums to help you make sense of all this history.Read more

The town's most famous former inhabitant is novelist Thomas Hardy, who set his famous story ‘The Mayor of Casterbridge' in Dorchester. His home, a gorgeous thatched cottage with lovely gardens, now belongs to the National Trust and is open to the public.

We have 23 self catering cottages in Dorchester to show you...

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7 nights from £394

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
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7 nights from £394

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
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7 nights from £389

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


Cedar Lodge is a cosy cottage in a quiet rural location. All on one level, the open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas creates a very sociable space for a couple or sma...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
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7 nights from £389

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  • 40% off

    21 Dec 2018 - 28 Dec 2018

    £651.55 £391.20

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  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Regret no pets
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7 nights from £327

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
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7 nights from £327

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  • 20% off

    21 Dec 2018 - 28 Dec 2018

    £578.65 £463.20

  • 20% off

    28 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019

    £578.65 £463.20

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
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7 nights from £444

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
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7 nights from £444

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
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7 nights from £580

3 bedroom thatched, dog friendly cottage in Tolpuddle, Dorset.


This very pretty thatched cottage is in the tranquil historic village of Tolpuddle, surrounded by beautiful countryside and just 15 miles from the World Heritage Jurassic Coast. Wi...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
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7 nights from £580

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
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7 nights from £431

2 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage 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
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7 nights from £431

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
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7 nights from £399

2 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Dorchester, Dorset.


This pretty detached former coach house is in beautiful rural Dorset within easy reach of the stunning World Heritage Jurassic coastline. The Old Coach House has a spacious brig...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
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7 nights from £399

  • Sleeps 9 + 2 cots
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7 nights from £692

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


This beautiful stone farmhouse has something very special indeed – it comes with a 450 acre wildlife and nature reserve and a unique relationship with Dorset Wildlife Trust. Quite ...

  • Sleeps 9 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
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7 nights from £692

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  • Sleeps 6 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
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7 nights from £510

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


Barn Owls Cottage, a semi-detached cottage converted from an 18th Century stone barn, has retained much of its original character with inset fossils and huge oak beams. The kitchen...

  • Sleeps 6 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
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7 nights from £510

  • Sleeps 8 + 3 cots in 2 properties
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7 nights from £826


West Hembury Farm is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; a walker's paradise. Just four miles from the bustling market town of Bridport, and a short drive to the Wo...

  • Sleeps 8 + 3 cots in 2 properties
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7 nights from £826

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
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7 nights from £315

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
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7 nights from £315

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
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7 nights from £550

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


This beautiful barn conversion at the heart of a working dairy farm is just inland from Dorset's spectacular Jurassic Coast and its beaches. The rural setting will please all the f...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
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7 nights from £550

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Regret no pets
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7 nights from £401

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
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7 nights from £401

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
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7 nights from £379

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 + cot
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7 nights from £379

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  • 25% off

    17 Dec 2018 - 23 Dec 2018

    £635.00 £476.25

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  • Sleeps 8
  • Dogs welcome
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7 nights from £1106

4 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Beaminster, Dorset.


This tranquil and elegant period farmhouse has a luxurious contemporary interior, spacious flexible accommodation and a beautiful enclosed garden. The glorious west Dorset location...

  • Sleeps 8
  • Dogs welcome
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7 nights from £1106

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
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7 nights from £518

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
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7 nights from £518

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
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7 nights from £449

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


With stunning rural views from your deck, and a fabulous open plan interior, Furrow Lodge snuggles into the hillside in the delightful Dorset countryside and offers a real opportun...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
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7 nights from £449

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
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7 nights from £449

2 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Beaminster, Dorset.


Lynchet Lodge is a gorgeous open plan cottage, beautifully furnished and equipped to provide all that you need for a relaxing holiday in rural Dorset. The open plan kitchen/dining/...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
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7 nights from £449

  • Sleeps 13 + 3 cots in 3 properties
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7 nights from £1374


Nestled into the hillside overlooking rolling green Dorset countryside, these three gorgeous lodges provide a holiday location where you can simply unwind from the moment you arriv...

  • Sleeps 13 + 3 cots in 3 properties
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7 nights from £1374

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
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7 nights from £477

3 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Beaminster, Dorset.


Tucked away in this quietest of rural locations, Ridge Lodge is a hidden gem, with fabulous far reaching views over the Dorset landscape. This delightful cottage has been stylishly...

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
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7 nights from £477

We’ve been raising the standards of self catering holidays since 1977.

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
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7 nights from £461

3 bedroom holiday cottage near Bridport, Dorset.


This deceptively spacious, comfortable family-friendly holiday house is just eight miles from the breathtaking World Heritage Jurassic Coast. Briar Cottage is a beautifully kept te...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
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7 nights from £461

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
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7 nights from £493

3 bedroom self catering cottage in Wareham, Dorset.


Wareham is the gateway to the Jurassic Coast, a fabulous base from which to explore the Isle of Purbeck. Just within the ancient Saxon walls of this historic market town, Northgate...

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
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7 nights from £493

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
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7 nights from £415

3 bedroom holiday cottage near Bridport, Dorset.


This sunny south-facing cottage enjoys a quiet rural position on the edge of the beautiful village of Netherbury, a short drive from the beaches and cliffs of the World Heritage Ju...

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Regret no pets
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7 nights from £415

Show properties within 20 miles of Dorchester