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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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34 rental properties

Chaffeymoor Grange, Gillingham, Dorset, West Country, England

10 bedroom Mansion

sleeps 8 - 24 guests
8 - 24
10 bedrooms
10
9 bathrooms
9
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2

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.

Weekly Price from: £5800


Special Offer: from 29 May to 31 August 20
Late availability: from 29 May to 22 July 20

Canford Dairy, Wimborne Minster, Dorset, West Country, England

9 bedroom Large Country House

sleeps 2 - 20 guests
2 - 20
9 bedrooms
9
5 bathrooms
5
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome
1

Large luxurious holiday house with swimming pool and private hot tub near the Dorset Coast and Bournemouth, suitable for large groups of up to 20 people.

Special features: free internet access, pool (In the Pool-house for your exclusive and private use. ), games room.

Weekly Price from: £2750
Next availability:
from 30 May to 31 October 20


Special Offer: from 29 May to 28 June 20

High Tide, Weymouth, Dorset, West Country, England

5 bedroom Townhouse

sleeps 5 - 10 guests
5 - 10
5 bedrooms
5
6 bathrooms
6
no dogs allowed
5 star

Elegant 5 bedroom holiday rental in Weymouth, all ensuite bedrooms, stunning sea views and excellent location opposite the beach.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £1325
Next availability:
from 30 May to 01 August 20 from 08 August to 21 August 20

Stonebank Annexe, Chickerell, Weymouth, Dorset, West Country, England

2 bedroom Cottage

sleeps 2 - 4 guests
2 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome
1
4 star

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.

Weekly Price from: £360
Next availability:
from 25 July to 08 August 20 from 11 August to 15 August 20

Southover House, Tolpuddle, Dorset, West Country, England

7 bedroom Large Country House

sleeps 8 - 14 guests
8 - 14
7 bedrooms
7
4 bathrooms
4
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2

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.

Weekly Price from: £2000
Next availability:
from 30 May to 12 June 20 from 15 June to 04 July 20

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

3 bedroom Holiday Barn

sleeps 2 - 6 guests
2 - 6
3 bedrooms
3
2 bathrooms
2
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2
5 star

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.

Weekly Price from: £394
Next availability:
from 07 August to 04 September 20 from 18 September to 25 September 20

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

2 bedroom Cottage

sleeps 1 - 4 guests
1 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome
1
4 star

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.

Weekly Price from: £268
Next availability:
from 30 May to 01 October 20

Whitey Top Lodge, Sixpenny Handley, Dorset, West Country, England

2 bedroom Farmstay Lodge

sleeps 2 - 4 guests
2 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed
4 star

Modern stylish 2 bedroom holiday lodge with warm bubbly outdoor private hot tub in a rural setting on a dairy farm, within around 30 minutes' drive of Salisbury and the New Forest National Park.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub.

Weekly Price from: £520
Next availability:
from 30 May to 17 July 20 from 24 July to 07 August 20

Barton Cottage, Symondsbury, Dorset, West Country, England

2 bedroom Thatched Cottage

sleeps 2 - 4 guests
2 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
2 bathrooms
2
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2

2 bedroom pet-friendly thatched cottage set in an idyllic village within Dorset's Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, just 9 miles from Lyme Regis.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £575
Next availability:
from 30 May to 03 July 20 from 07 August to 28 August 20

Allington Court, Bridport, Dorset, West Country, England

9 bedroom Georgian Manor House

sleeps 9 - 21 guests
9 - 21
9 bedrooms
9
9 bathrooms
9
dog-friendly cottage, 3 dog(s) welcome
3

Elegant 9 bedroom Georgian town house in Bridport, complete with games room and high-tech cinema room, luxurious and stylish plus pet-friendly and sleeping groups of up to 21 people.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Weekly Price from: £3200
Next availability:
from 30 May to 03 July 20 from 06 July to 10 July 20

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

2 bedroom Barn Conversion

sleeps 1 - 4 guests
1 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
2 bathrooms
2
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2
5 star

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.

Weekly Price from: £348
Next availability:
from 10 July to 24 July 20 from 31 July to 28 August 20

Langford Valley Barn, Dorchester, Dorset, West Country, England

4 bedroom Barn Conversion

sleeps 1 - 8 guests
1 - 8
4 bedrooms
4
4 bathrooms
4
no dogs allowed
5 star

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, games room, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Weekly Price from: £1200
Next availability:
from 05 June to 20 June 20 from 21 June to 03 July 20


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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