Cottage rentals in Langton Herring, Dorset, England

Langton Herring is a small quaint village nestled in countryside just 5 miles west of Weymouth. This is a fantastic location for a cottage holiday with the benefit of a rural location yet well placed for discovering Dorset’s Jurassic coast and Chesil beach close by.

With its tales of shipwrecks and smuggling, the village was predominately a seafaring and farming community. The area’s most famous seaman was Thomas Masterman Hardy, captain of HMS Victory, who was with Nelson when he died during the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. From Langton Herring the huge monument to Hardy can be seen on Blackdown Hill. Keen walkers will want to visit this monument and Blackdown Hill whilst on a self-catering break where they will be rewarded with fantastic views of the rolling countryside of the Dorset Downs and Chesil Beach.

Many of the tales surrounding Langton Herring help to make this a fascinating place for a cottage break. The local village pub, the Elm Tree Inn, has its share of chequered history. It is thought that a sealed cellar in the pub was used for storing contraband by local smugglers. And a beam in the pub is from where a fisherman, deceiving his colleagues over the size of a catch, was hung in 1780, following a chase through the village. Much of the fishing these days is done from the beach by anglers, who while away the hours in peace and solitude.

Between Chesil beach and the mainland lies the Fleet Lagoon. This is a protected nature reserve, home to many species of wildlife and marine life. The Fleet is the largest saline lagoon in the UK and can be seen close up by taking a trip on the Fleet Observer, glass bottomed boat. The whole beach and lagoon can also be viewed from the South West Coastal Path.

West of Langton Herring is the picture postcard village of Abbotsbury, well worth a visit whilst on a self-catering holiday in this part of the West Country. For over 600 years the village has been home to a swannery that is now considered to be one of the best tourist attractions in Dorset. Established by Benedictine monks in the 11th century, who farmed swans for food, the Abbotsbury swannery is the free-flying base for hundreds of swans, who nest, feed and breed there. It is a wonderful sight as the birds glide in to land on the water, or take off with a swish of their huge wings. It’s also a remarkable sight at feeding times, so aim to be there at 12 noon or 4pm. There are access points to the Chesil beach along its stretch to West Bay and in between you pass through more picturesque villages and take in some stunning views of both sea and countryside.


What Langton Herring offers for Cottage Breaks

For a peaceful self-catering getaway where you can enjoy some fantastic coastal scenery and country landscapes, a holiday in or near Langton Herring is hard to beat. Whether you are interested in romantic cottages, pet-friendly cottages or family cottages, we hope you have a fantastic time in Dorset.

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

23 rental properties

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

4 bedroom Farmstay

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: £1542

Stable cottage, Portesham, Dorset, West Country, England

1 bedroom Rural Retreat, Langton Herring 1 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
Next availability:
from 01 May to 25 May 22

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

2 bedroom Cottage, Langton Herring 2 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
Next availability:
from 01 December to 23 April 22 from 30 April to 21 May 22

High Tide, Weymouth, Dorset, West Country, England

5 bedroom Townhouse, Langton Herring 5 miles away

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: £1615
Next availability:
from 01 December to 18 December 21 from 26 December to 08 April 22

Townbridge Apartment, Weymouth, Dorset, West Country, England

2 bedroom Holiday Apartment, Langton Herring 5 miles away

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

Smartly Presented 2 Bedroom Holiday Apartment in Weymouth with Harbour Views.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £564
Next availability:
from 01 December to 14 May 22 from 21 May to 18 June 22

The Old Rectory, Bridport, Dorset, West Country, England

11 bedroom Mansion, Langton Herring 8 miles away

sleeps 12 - 29 guests
12 - 29
11 bedrooms
11
9 bathrooms
9
no dogs allowed

Wonderful Georgian country house set in over an acre of gardens close to a gorgeous Dorset valley and near to the seaside, with a location and accommodation like this, this is a very special place.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Weekly Price from: £1620

The Shooting lodge, Wrackleford Estate, Stratton, Dorset, West Country, England

4 bedroom Large Country House, Langton Herring 8 miles away

sleeps 2 - 8 guests
2 - 8
4 bedrooms
4
4 bathrooms
4
no dogs allowed

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 11 February to 18 February 22 from 24 February to 01 April 22

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

2 bedroom Holiday Lodge, Langton Herring 8 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: £800
Next availability:
from 01 December to 24 December 21 from 26 December to 01 April 22

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

3 bedroom Barn Conversion, Langton Herring 8 miles away

sleeps 1 - 6 guests
1 - 6
3 bedrooms
3
3 bathrooms
3
no dogs allowed

Langford Valley Stables has recently be converted from a flint and brick barn to create a luxury 3 bed self catering property.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £995
Next availability:
from 01 December to 08 April 22 from 21 April to 27 May 22

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

4 bedroom Barn Conversion, Langton Herring 8 miles away

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 12 December to 22 December 21 from 04 January to 07 January 22

Pennsylvania Castle, Portland, Dorset, West Country, England

9 bedroom Castle, Langton Herring 9 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: £11847

Branscombe Holiday Cottage at Old Higher Lighthouse, Portland, Dorset, West Country, England

2 bedroom Unique Lighthouse Cottage, Langton Herring 10 miles away

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

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).

Weekly Price from: £599
Next availability:
from 17 December to 24 December 21 from 26 December to 31 December 21