Self catering holiday cottage rentals in Dorchester, Dorset, England

Taking a break in Dorchester, Dorset's county town, can be a great choice for those looking for ample facilities close at hand, as well as an excellent location for discovering some of the best of the Dorset coast and countryside on days out.
 


What Dorchester, Dorset offers for Self-Catering Holidays

Whether for a romantic break or family holiday, Dorset has plenty to offer visitors.
 

What Dorchester Offers for Self-Catering Breaks

Dorchester is home to a great choice of shops, restaurants and bars, as well as some fascinating visitor attractions.  There are many fine historic buildings within Dorchester, the most striking of which is a gatehouse in which the Dorchester Keep Military Museum is now housed.

Dorchester is even home to ancient historical attractions including the remains of a Roman Town House with impressive mosaic found within the grounds of County Hall and a neolithic henge and Roman Ampitheatre called the Maumbury Rings which are just a short walk from Dorchester town centre.

 

Top Things to See and Do on a Cottage Holiday in Dorchester

•    Those holidaying with kids may want to visit the award winning  Dinosaur Museum in Dorchester where you can learn about the Jurassic coast, fossils and dinosaurs.

•    Whilst enjoying a stay in Dorchester, for an invigorating walk, head for Maiden Castle Hillfort, an ancient hillfort set in around 45 acres of countryside around 2 miles from Dorchester.

•    Weymouth with its golden sandy beach is less than 8 miles drive from Dorchester.  Those with kids will find plenty to keep children entertained with mini golf and trampolines down by the seafront, along with the attractions of a Sea Life Adventure Park and Sandworld Sand Sculpture Park in town.

•    Abbotsbury, just 10 miles from Dorchester is also well worth a visit as it's home to a range of attractions including a Farm Park and Swannery and Subtropical Gardens.

•    For walks in the countryside and a fantastic setting for a variety of outdoor activities, head to the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which is found all around Dorchester.

•    A holiday in this part of Dorset would be incomplete without a visit to the fascinating Jurassic coast where you can fossil hunt, walk along the many lovely beaches and discover hidden coves.

Choose to holiday in Dorchester and options in terms of holiday accommodation include town-houses and budget apartments, as well as good quality country cottages, rural retreats and barn conversions in the nearby countryside.  Whatever your dream holiday home, we hope you find the perfect holiday cottage for you in or near to Dorchester on Country Cottages Online.

Book a Dorchester cottage and look forward to discovering some of the best of Dorset on holiday.

25 rental properties

Private Rural Lodge, Wrackleford Estate, Stratton, Dorset, West Country, England

5 bedroom Large Country House, Dorchester 2 miles away

sleeps 2 - 9 guests
2 - 9
5 bedrooms
5
3 bathrooms
3
dog-friendly cottage

An ideal country retreat, this holiday lodge enjoys a fantastic rural setting high within the Dorset Downs and offers characterful accommodation along with fishing on the River Frome nearby.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Weekly Price from: £1100
Next availability:
from 15 July to 24 July 20

The Fishing Lodge, Sydling St. Nicholas, Dorset, West Country, England

2 bedroom Holiday Lodge, Dorchester 5 miles away

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

Idyllic 2 bedroom hideaway set by Sydling Brook and Langford Lake within Dorset's Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, relax and unwind in this tranquil setting or enjoy fishing on site.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £750
Next availability:
from 15 July to 24 July 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 28 August to 04 September 20 from 18 September to 04 December 20

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

2 bedroom Cottage, Dorchester 7 miles away

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


Late availability: from 22 August to 29 August 20

Southover House, Tolpuddle, Dorset, West Country, England

7 bedroom Large Country House, Dorchester 7 miles away

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 01 September to 03 September 20 from 07 September to 11 September 20

Stable cottage, Portesham, Dorset, West Country, England

1 bedroom Rural Retreat, Dorchester 7 miles away

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 20 July to 26 July 20

Wans Barton, Langton Herring, Dorset, West Country, England

4 bedroom Farmstay, Dorchester 7 miles away

sleeps 2 - 10 guests
2 - 10
4 bedrooms
4
4 bathrooms
4
no dogs allowed

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.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £1295

Short House, Chesil Beach, West Bexington, Dorset, West Country, England

2 bedroom Coastal Cottage, Dorchester 10 miles away

sleeps 2 - 5 guests
2 - 5
2 bedrooms
2
2 bathrooms
2
dog-friendly cottage

Searching for a coastal cottage with the wow factor? With sea views from the bedrooms and a stylish interior, this coastal holiday house enjoys an impressive setting just a short walk over a meadow to Dorset's beautiful Chesil Beach.

Special features: free internet access, tennis court.

Weekly Price from: £820

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

3 bedroom Holiday Barn, Dorchester 10 miles away

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 10 August 20 from 13 August to 14 August 20

Pennsylvania Castle, Portland, Dorset, West Country, England

9 bedroom Castle, Dorchester 12 miles away

sleeps 10 - 20 guests
10 - 20
9 bedrooms
9
11 bathrooms
11
no dogs allowed
5 star

9 bedroom castle with stunning sea views, sleeping groups of up to 20 people on the Isle of Portland.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Indoor swimming pool in second conservatory), games room.

Weekly Price from: £12309
Next availability:
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The Victorian Barn Self Catering Holidays with Pool & Hot Tubs, Dorset., Blandford Forum, Dorset, West Country, England

32 bedroom Cottage Complex, Dorchester 12 miles away

sleeps 4 - 70 guests
4 - 70
32 bedrooms
32
 32 bathrooms
32
no dogs allowed
4 star

Luxurious barn conversion accommodation, sleeping up to 14 people in style and comfort, 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 (Please enquire with your guest numbers so we can direct you to the perfect property!), games room, outdoor hot tub, sauna, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Weekly Price from: £300


Special Offer: from 14 July to 28 December 20
Late availability: from 14 July to 04 September 20

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

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, Dorchester 13 miles away

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 14 August to 21 August 20 from 25 September to 24 December 20