Cottage rentals in Alderholt, Dorset, England

Taking a self-catering holiday or break in Alderholt in Dorset opens up many possibilities for you. You are on the fringe of the New Forest National Park, not far from the Dorset coast or the Hampshire ports and within a comfortable drive of the historic city of Salisbury. What’s more, in between all of this is some beautiful countryside, perfect for a rural retreat holiday or country cottage stay.

Advice on Cottage Holidays in Alderholt


Alderholt is a great place to just take it easy and enjoy the relaxed surroundings. The village has a pub, a co-operative store with post office facilities, a reading/meeting room, two coffee houses and a pet store. St. James’ is the parish church and there is also a chapel in the village. For more comprehensive shopping and a variety of choices of restaurants, the town of Fordingbridge on the banks of the river Avon is just a short distance away.

The New Forest National Park offers visitors many attractions from the beauty of nature and wildlife to historic houses, museums and an array of gardens. Bordering on three counties there is a lot of space to cover but close to Alderholt there are a number of places to discover on a cottage holiday.   National Trust land at Ibsley and Rockford Commons and Hale Purlieu are typical of heathland and woodland found in the New Forest and the areas are popular with walkers and photographers.

Venture further in and you’ll come across Rufus Stone, the point where King William II died in a hunting accident in 1100. Breamore House is an Elizabethan manor house that has hardly changed in 400 years. Set in its own parkland the manor is full of historic paintings, tapestries, porcelain and furniture. Visit for a taste of the high life on a self-catering break.  Wander around and experience the grandeur of the great hall, the drawing rooms, the sumptuous bedrooms and magnificent staircases. Breamore also has a countryside museum with full size replicas depicting life as it was in rural Hampshire and there is an exhibition featuring farm machinery and a maze.

Just south of Alderholt, near Verwood, is the Dorset Heavy Horse Centre. A great day out for all ages is practically guaranteed, not only among the wonderful breeds of heavy horse but also with hands on experience, pony rides, play areas, showmen, Romany caravans and much more besides.

Further south are the highly popular resorts of Bournemouth and neighbouring Poole and Boscombe. As well as spending lazy days on the beach and enjoying the calm waters the area has much to offer in the way of entertainment, shopping and dining.

A cottage holiday in or near Alderholt has plenty to offer for a special break away for couples, families or groups of friends.  Self-catering accommodation choices include romantic cottages, family holiday homes, country houses and rural retreats.  We hope you find the perfect cottage that best suits your needs and that you have a fabulous time in this area of the West Country.

Featured Self catering country cottages near Alderholt, Dorset, England:

Stable cottage, Portesham, Dorset, England

1 bedroom Rural Retreat, West Country.

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

Book a rural retreat break at this lovely Dorset romantic barn conversion, conveniently located on a working farm, close to idyllic countryside and the Jurassic Coast, this property is both dog-friendly and horse-friendly.

Weekly Price from: £325


Late availability: from 07 December 2019 to 18 January 2020;

Compton Nest, Compton Abbas, Dorset, England

8 bedroom Large Country House, Near Shaftesbury.

sleeps 2 - 18 guests
2 - 18
8 bedrooms
8
4.5 bathrooms
4.5
dog-friendly cottage, 6 dog(s) welcome
6

Roomy large country house with 8 bedrooms, private hot tub and 3 acres of grounds, only around 4 miles from Shaftesbury and within an hour's drive of the scenic Dorset coast.

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

Weekly Price from: £2150


Late availability: from 22 November 2019 to 25 November 2019;

The Old Manor, Blandford Forum, Dorset, England

9 bedroom Large Country House, West Country.

sleeps 10 - 24 guests
10 - 24
9 bedrooms
9
5 bathrooms
5
dog-friendly cottage, 6 dog(s) welcome
6
4 star

Magnificent 9 Bedroom Dorset Country House, ideal for large groups of friends or family, with an private 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, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Weekly Price from: £2450


Special Offer: from 14 November 2019 to 22 December 2019; from 22 November 2019 to 25 November 2019;
Late availability: from 22 November 2019 to 25 November 2019;

Canford Dairy, Wimborne Minster, Dorset, England

9 bedroom Large Country House, Jurrasic Coast.

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


Special Offer: from 14 November 2019 to 22 December 2019; from 06 December 2019 to 10 December 2019;
Late availability: from 18 November 2019 to 22 November 2019;

Chaffeymoor Grange, Gillingham, Dorset, England

10 bedroom Mansion, West Country.

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 14 November 2019 to 20 December 2019; from 29 November 2019 to 20 December 2019; from 12 January 2020 to 31 January 2020;
Late availability: from 14 November 2019 to 20 December 2019;

We have no cottages within Alderholt itself currently. However,the properties listed above are all within a 40 mile radius of Alderholt. For more options please take a look at our search assistant or to widen your search, why not take a look at available Last Minute Cottages in England