Country cottage holiday rentals in Dorset

Go and have fun in Dorset on the south coast of England this year. Dorset is a county with  pleasant rolling countryside, a good coastline with plenty of sandy beaches, and many interesting places to visit.  There are many good reasons to visit Dorset (apart from Monkey Word and Corfe Castle) and plenty of choice when it comes to self catering country cottages.  We cannot promise you a mansion in millionnaire's row on Sandbanks on the edge of Poole Bay near Bournemouth but we do have a lovely collection of good quality reliable holiday homes to rent. Some cottages in Dorset are highlighted below but for the full listing of self catering cottages in Dorset click the link below:

Holidaymakers love Dorset because it has some of the best long sandy beaches along the south coast, a lively atmosphere with so many activities to choose from and good weather.  
There are people engaged in all kinds of activities along the beaches. Go to Bournemouth or Boscombe and people watch to see exercise classes on the beach, morning yoga, endless streams of cyclists, families holding picnics, dance groups and lots of activities that will make you laugh.

Parts of the beach are dog-friendly, so it’s a great place to go with a dog. Studland has one of the very best dogs allowed beaches ever seen. Studland Bay is divine and its palms add a tropical air.

Studland bech Dorset

Find a holiday home to rent in Dorset for the best holiday ever

There are lots of holiday cottages, houses and lodges to rent on the Dorset coast and a set a little inland. Check them out to find a perfect holiday letting for you.

View a list of coastal holiday cottages to rent in Dorset and give yourself a fabulous summer break to look forward to.

Find a holiday rental in a Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty


Enjoy a little luxury during a self-catered holiday in Dorset

Holiday cottages in Dorset that have a swimming pool - your children would love this and always remember their special Dorset holiday when they had their own pool.

Hot tub holidays near Weymouth in Dorset - bubble, soak and chill in a personal spa


Holiday rentals just for two

Small one bedroom holiday lettings in Dorset that are perfect for two people.


Taking the dog on holiday to Dorset?

Find a pets welcome holiday home in Dorset

Stonebank Annexe, near Weymouth in Dorset - sleeps 4
country cottages in Dorset for self-catering holidays
Patio with garden furniture Lounge of this cottage in Dorset

For a wonderful country cottage holiday in Dorset, the Stonebank Annexe in the village of Chickerell could be ideal. With pretty gardens, warm and comfortable accommodation, this holiday home has 2 bedrooms (one twin and one double) and sleeps up to 4.

On days out from here, discover the coastal town of Weymouth just 3 miles away and the fabulous Dorset Jurassic coastline.


Large Manor House in Dorset, near Lyme Regis,  for groups and special occasions

large self-catering manor house in Dorset for big groups, parties and other special occasions

Large 16th century Manor House, Stonebarrow Manor is ideal for Family gatherings & Large Group holidays of up to 28 people, Special Birthdays or Anniversaries, Reunions, Wedding Parties and Corporate Events. 

There are 13 bedrooms, 11 of which are en-suite. The house is just 5 minutes walk from Charmouths famous fossil beach in Dorset and two miles from Lyme Regis.



Spectacular Georgian Rectory in Dorset for large groups and parties

large georgian rectory in Dorset for self-catering holidays and short breaksFor a holiday home in Dorset with the wow factor take a look at the Old Rectory near Bridport.

This is a fine place to stay with 11 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms along with ample elegance. The Old Rectory can sleep up to 29 and is set within one and a half acres of grounds and gardens. There are so many different things that make this property special but a few include the Grade II listing, the drawing room with marble fireplace and the billiard room. This holiday home has previously hosted celebrities and staying here you should feel like a star indeed.

The feel of this stunning country house is shabby chic and there are traditionally eccentric features such as stuffed birds, a grand piano and French boat beds which add to the atmosphere.

Should you be able to drag yourself away from this special holiday home, the Jurassic coast is within easy reach with a choice of good sandy beaches. The popular town of Bridport is also just a short drive away.

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If you're looking for a cottage in Dorset or on the south coast of England, please contact owners directly. You may also wish to check the Late Availability Page for the latest last-minute offers for Dorset that aren't listed here.


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