Dorset Holiday and Rural Country Cottages

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Would you like a fabulous cottage holiday in Dorset? Dorset is much loved for cottage holidays because of its amazing countryside, stunning coastline, pretty villages and sandy and shingle beaches so do make it your number 1. choice for family breaks and romantic getaways.  Many love to spend time on the Jurassic coast where you may well come across some fossils and we don't mean the retired people who holiday here.  Rent a cottage in a village or one of the pretty market towns in Dorset such as Beaminster, Blandford, Bournemouth, Bridport, Dorchester, Shaftesbury, Sherborne and Wareham.  Weymouth beach is another attractive area for seaside cottages.  There are so many pretty parts of Dorset to visit and lots to see and do.
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What you choose to do on a self-catering holiday in Dorset and the West Country will depend on your own personal circumstances. The south coast of England is always mild and pleasantly green with excellent beaches  You may enjoy country walks or cycling on a relaxing cottage break and want to take a cottage holiday in one of Dorset's prettiest towns or some tourists 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 near Dorset's beaches. 

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Shepherd's Hut Barn, rural Dorset, Winterborne Whitechurch, Dorset, England

3 bedroom Holiday Barn, West Country.

Want to stay somewhere with tranquil rural views over fields and pastures where you can relax and unwind in Dorset? This 3 bedroom family-friendly and dog-friendly ban could be perfect, close to Thomas Hardy's Country and within reach of Dorset's Jurassic Coast for day trips.

Price range from £394 to £989 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 04 December 2017 to 08 December 2017; from 11 December 2017 to 14 December 2017; from 17 December 2017 to 23 December 2017;

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 22 November 2017 to 24 November 2017; from 27 November 2017 to 01 December 2017; from 04 December 2017 to 08 December 2017;

phone 01305 848220 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Axen Lodge, Symondsbury, Dorset, England

4 bedroom Cottage, West Country.

Four bedroom holiday cottage with idyllic rural setting next to farmlands in Dorset, boasting light and airy interiors along with a woodburning stove in the lounge and fantastic views over fields and farmlands and a location just a short drive from the wonderful Jurassic Coast.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £875 to £2250 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 22 November 2017 to 24 November 2017; from 27 November 2017 to 22 December 2017; from 29 December 2017 to 02 February 2018;

phone 01308 424116 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Chaffeymoor Grange, Gillingham, Dorset, England

10 bedroom Mansion, West Country.

Wonderful 10 bedroom manor house in the Blackmoor Vale surrounded by beautiful gardens and lush Dorset countryside.

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

Price range from £5800 to £6300 per week
Sleeps from 8 to 20 people in 10 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 9
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Special Offer: from 01 December 2017 to 18 December 2017;
Late availability: from 21 November 2017 to 01 January 2018;

phone 01747 841 396 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Stables Holiday Cottage, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, England

2 bedroom Country Cottage, Dorset - Thomas Hardy's Wessex.

Stables Cottage is a charming holiday cottage located in a lovely rural village in Hardy's stunning Dorset countryside, with a high quality interior, a double ended (two person) Hydrotherapy Spa Bath with jets and a lovely garden, this is a great place to stay.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £300 to £921 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 22 November 2017 to 22 December 2017; from 01 January 2018 to 09 February 2018; from 12 February 2018 to 23 February 2018;

phone 01258817022 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 £875 to £2250 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 November 2017 to 24 November 2017; from 27 November 2017 to 01 December 2017; from 04 December 2017 to 08 December 2017;

phone 01308 424116 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Langford Valley Barn, Dorchester, Dorset, England

4 bedroom Barn Conversion, Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Newly available is this stunning 4 bedroom barn conversion set by the unspoilt Dorset Downs, enjoy a luxury country holiday, just half an hour's drive from the beautiful Jurassic coastline.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £1250 to £2650 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 22 November 2017 to 23 November 2017; from 24 November 2017 to 27 November 2017; from 28 November 2017 to 30 November 2017;

phone 01305 756567 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)
Next availability:
from 25 November 2017 to 04 December 2017; from 29 December 2017 to 09 March 2018; from 16 March 2018 to 27 March 2018;

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

Corner Pet-Friendly Barn, Dorset AONB, Winterborne Stickland, Dorset, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, West Country.

This 2 bedroom pet-friendly barn conversion is located within a development of six holiday barns in a tranquil rural setting close to the Purbeck Heritage Coast and the Jurassic Coast, shared facilities on site include a games room with pool table, table football and air hockey, whether for a family holiday or a getaway with friends, there is plenty to keep you entertained here.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £306 to £689 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 01 December 2017 to 14 December 2017; from 19 December 2017 to 22 December 2017; from 29 December 2017 to 30 December 2017;

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

Glenacres, Chideock , Dorset, England

5 bedroom Coastal Cottage, Jurassic Coast.

Beautifully furnished family-friendly holiday cottage with an outside heated swimming pool, extensive gardens, plus a trampoline and table-tennis, just 100 metres walk from the beach at Seatown (can be rented for family group special celebrations).

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

Price range from £2900 to £4900 per week
Sleeps from 6 to 12 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 03 December 2017 to 13 December 2017; from 19 December 2017 to 28 December 2017; from 04 January 2018 to 19 January 2018;

phone 02087720492 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Madeira Cottage, Lyme Regis, Dorset, England

3 bedroom Seaside Cottage, Jurassic Coast.

Picture-perfect thatched beachfront cottage with superb sea views, just a short walk from Lyme Regis' cafes, shops and eateries and right by the beach.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £695 to £1880 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 22 November 2017 to 24 November 2017; from 27 November 2017 to 15 December 2017; from 06 January 2018 to 12 January 2018;

phone 07976439069 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Unique Self-Catering Old Chapel, Huntingford, Dorset, England

1 bedroom Chapel Conversion, South Coast.

For a self-catering holiday for 2 out of the ordinary in Dorset, stay in a unique one bedroom converted chapel with twin beds high up in the eaves on the gallery overlooking the cosy living area below; during your stay discover the pretty countryside on the Dorset Wiltshire borders, the National Trust property of Stourhead House, Wincanton for racing and Longleat Safari Park.

Price range from £269 to £573 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Late availability: from 10 December 2017 to 11 January 2018;

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

Victoria & Albert Suite Barn Conversion, Blandford Forum, Dorset, England

6 bedroom Barn Conversion Accommodation, West Country.

Luxurious barn conversion accommodation, sleeping up to 14 people in stylish comfortable surroundings, with lots to offer including access to excellent leisure facilities on site including an indoor heated swimming pool, a sauna, hot tub and a gym, as well as a games room with full-size pool table, a quiz machine and football table and an outdoor play area for children, as well as coarse fishing lakes.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Onsite, shared with all residents.), games room, outdoor hot tub, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £1195 to £2720 per week
Sleeps from 6 to 14 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Special Offer: from 21 November 2017 to 21 December 2017; from 22 December 2017 to 03 January 2018;
Late availability: from 21 November 2017 to 07 December 2017;

phone 01258817501 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 £975 to £2495 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 22 November 2017 to 24 November 2017; from 11 December 2017 to 15 December 2017; from 18 December 2017 to 20 December 2017;

phone 01308 424116 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Duck Street Cottage, Symondsbury, Dorset, England

1 bedroom Thatched Cottage, West Country.

Delightful thatched cottage in Dorset in the West Country, with one double bedroom, original features and a location very near to the stunning Jurassic coast this is an ideal cottage for a romantic break.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £495 to £835 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 27 November 2017 to 01 December 2017; from 08 December 2017 to 22 December 2017; from 05 January 2018 to 26 January 2018;

phone 01308 424116 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Ryecross Rural Retreat near Shaftesbury, Shaftesbury, Dorset, England

2 bedroom Farm Cottage, Dorset and Somerset.

Get away from it all with a stay at this idyllic rural retreat near the attractive hillside town of Shaftesbury in Dorset.

Price range from £278 to £602 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (3)
Next availability:
from 22 November 2017 to 18 December 2017; from 27 December 2017 to 01 January 2018;

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

The Old Stables Holiday Barn, Winterborne Stickland, Dorset, England

3 bedroom Barn Conversion, Dorset and Somerset - Dorset.

Family-friendly and dog-friendly barn conversion with modern interior, situated within a small development on a working farm, ideal for rural retreat breaks and within reach of the Jurassic Coast.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £360 to £899 per week
Sleeps from 3 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 26 November 2017 to 15 December 2017; from 18 December 2017 to 23 December 2017; from 29 December 2017 to 30 December 2017;

phone 01244 500 540 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 £1155 to £1995 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 >

Mid-Mill, Alderholt, Dorset, England

1 bedroom Unique Holiday Home, Dorset Hampshire borders.

Part of a working watermill, this lovely cottage sleeps 2, in an idyllic setting in Dorset close to the riverside, with access to a tranquil wildlife garden, this is a great place to relax, just a few miles outside of the New Forest National Park and within reach of the Dorset coast and seaside towns like Bouremouth for days out.

Price range from £360 to £430 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01425653130 emailClick here to email owner more info >

The Old Manor, Blandford Forum, Dorset, England

9 bedroom Large Country House, West Country.

Magnificent 9 Bedroom Dorset Country House, ideal for large groups of friends or family, with an outdoor hot tub and games room with table football, pool table, table tennis and air hockey on site there is plenty to keep your group entertained (hen and stag group friendly) at this fine property and the Dorset coast is just a short drive away.

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

Price range from £2450 to £3950 per week
Sleeps from 10 to 21 people in 9 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (6 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 22 November 2017 to 24 November 2017; from 27 November 2017 to 22 December 2017; from 02 January 2018 to 06 April 2018;

phone 01747811243 emailClick here to email owner more info >