Dorset Holiday and Rural Country Cottages


Dorset is much loved for cottage holidays because of its amazing countryside, stunning coastline, pretty villages and sandy and shingle beaches.  Many love to spend time on the Jurassic coast where you may well come across some fossils.  Pretty market towns to visit in Dorset include Beaminster, Blandford, Bridport, Dorchester, Shaftesbury, Sherborne and Wareham.  Weymouth beach is another attractive area.  There are so many pretty parts of Dorset to visit and lots to see and do.

What you choose to do on a cottage holiday in the West Country will depend on your own personal circumstances.  You may enjoy country walks or cycling on a relaxing cottage break or may prefer to go out and about to the numerous attractions in Dorset.  There are lots of self catering cottages in Dorset including cottages in the countryside, pet friendly cottages, cottages with pools and coastal cottages.  Do make use of our Search Assistant to help you find the right cottage in Dorset for you.   

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St. Anthonys Cottage, Langton Herring, Dorset, England

3 bedroom Cottage, Jurassic Coast - Dorset.

Picture-perfect 3 bedroom, child-friendly holiday cottage in the village of Langton Herring near Weymouth with wood-burning stove and pretty rear garden.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £545 to £980 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01458 274 767 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Dairy, Weymouth, Dorset, England

3 bedroom Barn Conversion, West Country.

Three bedroom Dorset holiday lodge with the wow factor with fabulous countryside views and floor to ceiling glazed doors in the open plan living area to maximise on the views.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £545 to £980 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01458 274 767 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Stonebank Annexe, Chickerell, Weymouth, Dorset, England

2 bedroom Cottage, West Dorset.

Charming 2 bedroom, dog-friendly holiday home located near the heart of Chickerell, conveniently close to the beautiful Dorset Jurassic coast and just 3 miles from Weymouth.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £360 to £600 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Late availability: from 13 September 2014 to 26 September 2014;

phone +44(0)1305 760 120 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Branscombe Holiday Cottage at Old Higher Lighthouse, Portland, Dorset, England

2 bedroom Unique Lighthouse Cottage, West Country.

For a seaside holiday how about Branscombe Holiday Cottage right next to Old Higher Lighthouse? With a stunning location perched on the cliff-side on the Jurassic Coast and with access to a shared outdoor pool in the summer months, this is a very special and unique holiday home.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Shared outdoor pool in grounds).

Price range from £519 to £1165 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Swallows Manor, Sturminster Marshall, Dorset, England

8 bedroom Cottage, The Blackmore Vale.

Wonderful 8 bedroom mansion house with private indoor heated swimming pool and games room, ideal for large families or big groups.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £1600 to £3500 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 19 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (6 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01747811243 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Kimberley cottage, Bridport, Dorset, England

3 bedroom Cottage, Dorset.

Pretty 3 bedroom country cottage with generous gardens and countryside views in the charming village of Chideock which also offers close proximity to the beautiful Dorset coast.

Price range from £510 to £995 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed

phone 07769554949 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Bakers Mill Holiday Cottages, Beaminster, Dorset, England

10 bedroom Cottages, South West.

A collection of six comfortable holiday cottages located on a working farm in Dorset, one of which is wheelchair accessible, each cottage has its own enclosed garden or courtyard and surrounded by green countryside this is an ideal location for rural retreat breaks.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £275 to £850 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 21 people in 10 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 9
Pet Friendly: Yes (6 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 26 August 2014 to 29 December 2014;

phone 01872 261525 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Chalet Dogs-welcome Cottage, Avon Heath Country Park, South West England , Avon Heath Country Park, Dorset, England

3 bedroom Cottage, West Country.

Take the family for an unforgettable holiday in a dog-friendly cottage set within a country park to the west of the New Forest in Dorset and just a short drive from the south coast beaches; the accommodation sleeps six people in three bedrooms and is nicely furnished for a satisfying break.

Price range from £317 to £977 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Mole Hill Countryside Cottage, South West England , Alderholt, Dorset, England

1 bedroom Cottage, Dorset Hampshire border.

Mole Hill countryside cottage for two, close to the New Forest, situated in the village of Alderholt is ideal for holidays on the Dorset and Hampshire border; this semi-detached cottage has a garden and patio to enjoy after trips to woodland, local villages or beaches.

Price range from £239 to £659 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Higher Farm Cottage, Langton Herring, Dorset, England

5 bedroom Cottage, South Coast.

High quality stone-built farmhouse with inglenook fireplace and secure walled garden, conveniently close to the Dorset Coast and attractions such as Chesil Beach.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £770 to £1375 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 8 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01458 274 767 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Quaker Dogs-welcome Cottage, South West England , Sherborne, Dorset, England

2 bedroom Cottage, West Country.

Charming stone-built pet-friendly cottage with 2 bedrooms located in Sherborne, on days out from this Dorset location visit Shaftesbury, the city of Salisbury with its wealth of historical buildings or Bath with its impressive Roman spa.

Price range from £268 to £576 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Southover House, Tolpuddle, Dorset, England

7 bedroom Large Country House, West Country.

This imposing south-facing manor house set in extensive gardens and grounds has outstanding sporting facilities including a heated swimming pool, all-weather tennis court, games room, lake and river trout fishing.

Special features: free internet access, tennis court, games room.

Price range from £2000 to £2500 per week
Sleeps from 8 to 14 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 09 September 2014 to 11 September 2014; from 16 September 2014 to 07 November 2014; from 11 November 2014 to 12 December 2014;

phone 01305 848220 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Old Rectory, Bridport, Dorset, England

11 bedroom Mansion, West Dorset.

Wonderful Georgian country house set in over an acre of gardens close to a gorgeous Dorset valley and near to the seaside, with a location and accommodation like this, this is a very special place.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £0 to £3780 per week
Sleeps from 12 to 29 people in 11 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 9
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01308 422575 or 01308 898420 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Dorset Cottage Holidays, Corfe Castle, Dorset, England

5 bedroom Cottage, South Coast.

Holiday cottages in rural locations and also by the coast in beautiful Dorset.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £200 to £1800 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 12 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)

phone 01929481547 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Ryalls Stud Cottage, Sherborne, Dorset, England

2 bedroom Cottage, South Coast England.

This bright and airy farmstay holiday cottage is located on a former stud farm amongst 8 acres of countryside and is ideal for those searching for a tranquil break, whilst on holiday here enjoy horse riding, fishing, walking and golfing nearby or head over to the coast which is around a 40 minute drive away.

Price range from £275 to £775 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 01 September 2014 to 05 September 2014; from 19 September 2014 to 24 October 2014;

phone 01963 23036 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Wans Barton, Langton Herring, Dorset, England

4 bedroom Farmstay, South Coast.

Set in the grounds of Higher Farm is this fabulous large barn conversion offering high quality accommodation throughout as well as sea views, making this a very special place to holiday.

Price range from £1100 to £1900 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 10 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01458 274 767 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Crepe Farm Cottage, Symondsbury, Dorset, England

4 bedroom Farmstay, West Country.

This 4 bedroom country cottage has a definite wow factor with high quality interiors, an inglenook fireplace, a woodburning stove and a hot tub along with a secluded garden and a location in rural Dorset close to the Jurassic coast.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £715 to £1650 per week
Sleeps from 6 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Next availability: from 22 September 2014 to 10 November 2014; from 14 November 2014 to 28 November 2014; from 05 December 2014 to 30 December 2014;

phone 01308 424118 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Ship Cottage, Bridport, Dorset, England

9 bedroom Large Country House, The Jurassic Coast.

Very special holiday cottage with an outstanding location and fantastic sea views right by the pebble beach at Chesil Bank in Dorset.

Price range from £600 to £3600 per week
Sleeps from 10 to 18 people in 9 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01308 422575 or 01308 898420 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Updown Luxurious Cottage, Shaftesbury, Dorset, England

4 bedroom Historical Country Cottage, West Country.

Pretty gold award winning holiday cottage with own garden located within the picturesque town of Shaftesbury within reach of Salisbury, Stonehenge and the Jurassic coast for days out.

Special features: Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £695 to £1295 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 08 September 2014 to 12 September 2014; from 15 September 2014 to 19 September 2014; from 06 October 2014 to 10 October 2014;

phone 07710 307202 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Bilshay Farmhouse, Bridport, Dorset, England

4 bedroom Stone-built Cottage, South West.

Beautiful picture-perfect self-catering farmhouse with 4 bedrooms, a high quality interior, original features and a large garden from which you can soak up fabulous views of the nearby fields and farmlands, the Jurassic coast and Bridport are but a short drive away.

Special features: free internet access, games room, outdoor hot tub, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £1325 to £2650 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 10 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 08 September 2014 to 19 September 2014; from 29 September 2014 to 10 October 2014; from 17 October 2014 to 14 November 2014;

phone 01308 424118 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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