A beautiful historic town in the county of Dorset and home town of the writer Thomas Hardy, Dorchester overflows with interesting architecture and other sights for visitors to Dorset's County Town to enjoy. The clock tower and church hold particular interest because of the peculiar but equally stunning design and construction. Be sure also to pay homage to the statue of Thomas Hardy at the top of the town.

Lose yourself as you wander round the town gazing up at the historic buildings. Indulge in the French market that you won’t find anywhere else nearby this side of the Channel. Wander round the beautiful Borough Gardens which includes two tennis courts, a beautiful bandstand and clock tower – the atmosphere of the blossoming flower beds and the frequent live music playing is so inviting and welcoming that you could spend a long summer day relaxing here.

5 cottages found 5 match all criteria.

Rose Cottage is a family-friendly farm cottage at Eweleaze Farm just outside Dorchester in Dorset within easy reach of the coast at Weymouth. This beautifully furnished Dorset holiday cottage sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms with private garden and tennis court.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 2

Located in the Dorset village of Frampton and surrounded by countryside, this dog-friendly rural cottage is the perfect rural retreat for exploring the East Dorset coast and countryside.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1

The Creamery is a spacious, stylishly furnished character cottage within a short walk of Dorchester's historic centre yet within easy reach of Weymouth and other Jurassic Coast resorts. This dog-friendly Dorset holiday cottage welcomes families, sleeping up to 5 guests in 3 bedrooms

  • Sleeps 5
  • Bedrooms 3

Luxury large 5 star character recently refurbished Dorchester holiday cottage in Dorset. Sleeps 2 to 10. Set in 600 acres of idyllic rural countryside in the heart of Hardys Wessex. 5 bedrooms/4 bathrooms. Disabled facilities. Wheelchair friendly. Enclosed garden. Free WIFI.

  • Sleeps 10
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Bathrooms 4

Stables Cottage is a 2-bedroom countryside cottage on Dorset's Jurassic Coast offering glorious panoramic rural views. This fully accessible, open-plan two-bedroom cottage near Winterbourne Abbas has level access throughout, a bathroom with walk-in shower and a private sun-trap patio.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1

Other places of interest and well worth a visit are the Roman Town House in the grounds of the County Hall which can be combined with the Durnovaria Town Walk, a town trail that follows the fortified boundary of the town in Roman times. Visit Maiden Castle and take a step back in time to the largest hill fort in England extending 45 acres. It’s a beautiful ruin and well worth a look around.

From Dorchester, it’s only a short drive to the coast and the Regency resort of Weymouth with all its traditional seaside holiday attractions. There’s so much to experience in Dorchester that you’ll find yourself lost in the incredible history and culture that surrounds it.