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...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

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
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £394

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

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
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £389

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  • 30% off

    21 Dec 2018 - 28 Dec 2018

    £651.55 £456.40

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

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

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
  • Changeover Fri

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
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

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
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £444

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  • 15% off

    21 Dec 2018 - 28 Dec 2018

    £744.51 £633.25

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

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
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £580

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

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
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £431

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

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)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £399

  • Sleeps 9 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

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
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £692

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

  • Sleeps 6 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

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
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £510

  • Sleeps 8 + 3 cots in 2 properties
  • Changeover Fri

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
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £826

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