A delightful selection of Dorset holiday cottages for families and friends can be found in one of England's most beautiful counties. Dorset's appeal is that it offers holiday makers a choice of self catering holidays by the sea or inland in wonderfully-named, idyllic and sleepy villages such as Compton Abbas, Gussage All Saints and Lytchett Matravers. Whether for a weekend break in a secluded country cottage in Beaminster, a luxury country house in Sherborne or leisurely summer holidays in seaside cottages from Swanage to Lyme Regis, you will fall in love with the fresh air and slow way of life in Dorset.

88 cottages found 88 match all criteria.

5* Gold Award C16th Dorset cottage in Shaftesbury on the iconic and spectacular 'Hovis' Hill of 'Boy on a bicycle' fame. This tardis of a cottage sleeps 6 in 4 bedrooms + 3 bathrooms, has 3 reception rooms, a baby grand piano, an inglenook, beams and stunning views!

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 3

Situated on a working organic Dorset farm in a peaceful rural location, Threshers Barn near Beaminster is a Grade 2 listed 16th-century flint barn, beautifully restored to provide cosy, bright and airy accommodation with original features such as old beams and windows. Pets welcome.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 3

Peace and tradition greet visitors to this spacious holiday cottage on a cattle and sheep farm in rural East Dorset. The farmhouse offers three bedrooms and sits beside the River Crane, about a mile from Verwood. A large kitchen allows for family meals and the nearby countryside abounds in wildlife.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 1

The Sycamores is a 2 bedroom Dorset holiday cottage situated on our stunning farm overlooking the West Dorset Coast and Chesil Beach. 5 miles to the West of Weymouth, the Sycamores offers the perfect countryside holiday accommodation for families or friends throughout the year. Pets welcome.

  • Sleeps 5
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1

Sea Esta is a newly refurbished, large and comfortable seaside holiday cottage in Weymouth sleeping 12 in 6 bedrooms all en-suite - perfect for self-catering holidays on Dorset's Jurassic Coast for big families or groups of friends.

  • Sleeps 12
  • Bedrooms 6
  • Bathrooms 6

View The Old Higher Lighthouse, an unusual Portland Bill holiday cottage with sea views near Weymouth in Dorset offering a sensational and unique holiday home, once the dwelling place of Marie Stopes, this converted Jurassic Coast Lighthouse sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1

Seaspray is the perfect Dorset get away for walkers, families, beach lovers and star gazers! With extensive sea and coastal views Seaspray offers a taste of life by the beach in the beautiful small village of Eype. Pets welcome.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1

20% off

11th Jan-21st Feb

Rose Cottage @ Eweleaze Farm Cottage Listing
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Rose Cottage 5 Star on a Farm in the village of Tincleton, 5 miles from the County Town Dorchester, within easy reach of the Jurassic Coastline. In the heart of Hardye Countryside . Large private garden. Tennis court. Fishing on the River Frome. Nature Trail from the Doorstep. Table Tennis. WIFI.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 2

Eagles Nest is a large, pet friendly Dorset Holiday Cottage with private garden and hot tub sleeping 6-7 nestling in peaceful rural seclusion on the Symondsbury Estate near Bridport in Dorset and the beautiful Jurassic Coast.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 3

Relax in a large, contemporary 4-bedroom holiday cottage on the World Heritage Jurassic Coast near Weymouth in Dorset. This well-furnished and pet friendly property, lies a few-minutes from the coast. It offers sea views of Chesil Beach and Portland Harbour. Coastal walks from the end of the garden.

  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 2

For anyone considering a holiday in a spacious and luxurious rural holiday cottage for couples in Dorset close to the coast and with panoramic views a few miles east of Weymouth, Pydelspring Cottage is a ?must add? addition to your shortlist of favourite cottages.

  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathrooms 1

Sea Pebbles is a beautifully presented house only a few steps away from the front door to breathtaking sea views and the coastal path in Weymouth. Whatever you decide to do on your Dorset holiday, Sea Pebbles offers the perfect base from which to explore the Jurassic coast.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 2

Crabbs Bluntshay Cottage welcomes groups and pets to a lovely 19th-century semi-detached cottage in Shave Cross, a rural hamlet set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Dorset. The fully-renovated cottage offers rural charm inland from the coast near Bridport. Pets welcome.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 1

With wisteria and roses climbing the walls outside, this pretty countryside cottage on the Jurassic Coast makes a perfect base for your holiday in Dorset. This 2-bedroom - 2-bathroom holiday cottage also welcomes pets.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 2

Sea Pinks Cottage is a fine example of a traditional Portland stone-built fisherman's cottage built around 1860. Now lovingly restored to create a contemporary coastal holiday cottage near Weymouth, it sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms and welcomes pets. Pets welcome.

    Wildflower Cottage is a quaint Dorset countryside cottage in the pretty village of Sutton Pointz, two miles inland from the Jurassic Coast. It is surrounded by a sunny, well-established garden with shady trees and rose bushes, a short stroll from the village mill pond and an excellent pub.

    • Sleeps 6
    • Bedrooms 3

    Standing in an idyllic rural location on the Jurassic Coast near Lyme Regis, Greenwood is a superb one-bedroom Dorset holiday cottage for couples. nestling in Morcombelake village with a large garden, countryside and coastal views.

    • Sleeps 2
    • Bedrooms 1
    • Bathrooms 1

    A short walk from the Dorset Coast Path and Lulworth Cove, The Old Bakery is a large Dorset coastal cottage. This luxury holiday cottage sleeps 8 guests in 4 tastefully furnished bedrooms. It offers perfect self-catering seaside accommodation for a large family or group of friends.

    • Sleeps 8
    • Bedrooms 4

    The Quarterdeck provides families with a luxury Dorset holiday home away from home just a short stroll from Swanage beach. The award-winning large holiday cottage in Swanage features quality furnishings, a generous garden, a games room and a spacious balcony with gorgeous views of Swanage.

    • Sleeps 10
    • Bedrooms 4
    • Bathrooms 3

    Charlotte's Rest is a modern 3-bedroom Dorset holiday home boasting a fine enclosed lawn for summer games and picnics in Christchurch, a mecca for watersports enthusiasts and beach lovers. This spacious house is within easy reach of Avon and Mudeford Sandbank beaches, as well as Christchurch Harbour...

    • Sleeps 6
    • Bedrooms 3
    • Bathrooms 2

    Ideal for a peaceful break, The Dairy is a spacious and family-friendly rural holiday cottage in the heart of Dorset. From its gardens to its picturesque villages. It combines contemporary and traditional features for unforgetful holidays exploring the Dorset countryside and its gorgeous beaches.

    • Sleeps 6
    • Bedrooms 3
    • Bathrooms 3

    It is a short stroll to the beach at Lulworth Cove from Pebble Beach Cottage, a newly-built thatched coastal cottage with a luxurious feel. Newly refurbished, this cosy Jurassic Coast cottage in Dorset with rural views sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms.

    • Sleeps 8
    • Bedrooms 4
    • Bathrooms 4

    £300 off

    8th-10th Mar

    The Old Manor Cottage Listing
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    The Old Manor lies in Dorset countryside between Blandford Forum and Poole. This dog friendly and listed, 9-bedroom manor house offers true country house luxury self catering holidays for up to 19 guests for large family gatherings or friends. It is perfect for holidays all year round.

    • Sleeps 21
    • Bedrooms 9
    • Bathrooms 4

    A beautifully furnished and presented, oak-beamed character holiday cottage in Sutton Poyntz, Dorset. Pet friendly Millstream Cottage sleeps 7 in 4 bedrooms, just a short drive from Weymouth and beaches along the striking Jurassic World Heritage Coast.

    • Sleeps 7
    • Bedrooms 4
    • Bathrooms 2

    It's not just the tranquil charm of its quaint holiday cottages that attracts visitors to Dorset. Dorset also offers its visitors a wide choice of lovely beaches. From the seaside resort of Weymouth in the east to the Regency town of Lyme Regis, there's a splendid choice including the long shingle banks of Chesil Beach (taking in the world-famous Swannery at Abbotsbury), Studland Bay, peaceful Charmouth and picturesque Lulworth Cove. Just think of a day spent both fishing in rock pools on a beach for minute sea-creatures (Kimmeridge Bay is particularly recommended), and then turning to the cliffs on this famous Jurassic coastline where winter rockfalls often reveal fossils (although you're no longer allowed to go digging for them).

    There's an equally appealing choice of attractions to enjoy away form Dorset's south coast beaches. Why not spend an afternoon viewing the Purbeck countryside from the windows of a heritage steam train on the Swanage Railway. Catch your train at Corfe and while there, visit the magnificent ruins of Corfe Castle high on hill above the town. Head west to Bovington where you'll find the (seriously) best and most entertaining of tank museums or the nearby Monkey World which is as educational as its primates are adorable.

    In th far west of Dorset lie the attractive little coastal towns of Bridpot, West Bay with its wonderful fish restaurant and Lyme Regis.

    Inland Doset is as pretty as the names of its villages imply. How an you resist a holiday in a county with place names such as Fifehead Magdalen, Purse Caundle, Hazelbury Bryan, Piddletrenthide, Sixpenny Handley, Toller Fratrum and Tolpuddle (home of the Tolpuddle Martyrs).

    Many of its towns boast splendid vernacular architecture (usually accompanied by quaint tea rooms) as visitors to Blandford Forum or Gold Hill in Shaftesbury, the latter a location for a famous Hovis Bread advert in the 70's, will readily testify.

    Other attractions well worth a visit include the Model Town at Wimbourne and, at the end of August, the Great Dorset Steam Fair near Blandford Forum which is so large you'll need more than one day to work your way around it - which shouldn't be a problem if you are staying in t Dorset holiday coittage!.