Self catering holiday cottages in Portesham, Dorset, England

Nestled by hills and fields, the leafy village of Portesham with its stone-built cottages and historical buildings is a charming place for a cottage holiday. Whether you want to rent a farm cottage, a country house or a romantic retreat, this is a fantastic location within the Dorset countryside yet is just a short distance from the coast and lies within the West Dorset Heritage Coast.


Hints and Tips on Cottage Holidays in Portesham

There is much to discover just a short drive from Portesham. Lying above the village is a monument to Admiral Hardy, who was a famous ship captain and from this high vantage point you can take in amazing views of the Dorset landscape all the way out to sea where you can see out to Lyme Bay on a good day.
 

Places to Visit Very Close to Portesham

  • Just 2 miles from Portesham is the Valley of Stones National Nature Reserve where boulders are dotted along the chalk valley.
     
  • Abbotsbury is only a couple of miles away and where you’ll find the local beach. Abbotsbury Beach is a pebble and shingle beach and is dog-friendly.
     
  • Also at Abbotsbury there is a Swannery, Sub Tropical Gardens and a children’s farm so there is plenty to keep all of the family entertained.

 

Things to See and Do on a Cottage Holiday in Portesham

  • For those who enjoy walking or horse riding, there are numerous good walks and bridleways in this area of Dorset. The South Coast Path can be joined close to Portesham and the beach is always a great place to walk and take in the sea air.
     
  • The Jurassic Coastline can be found all around, and this World Heritage Site with its impressive cliffs and rock formations is a fascinating place to visit.
     
  • For more fun times by the seaside, Weymouth with its beautiful golden sandy beach is just over 15 minute’s drive away.

For the chance to discover some of the very best that the West Country has to offer, Portesham in Dorset could be an excellent place to take a cottage break, whether for a romantic getaway or family holiday.

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

24 rental properties

Stable cottage, Portesham, Dorset, West Country, England

1 bedroom Rural Retreat

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, Portesham 3 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, Portesham 4 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

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

2 bedroom Cottage, Portesham 4 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 05 September 20

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

5 bedroom Large Country House, Portesham 6 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 12 July to 24 July 20

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

2 bedroom Holiday Lodge, Portesham 6 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 12 July to 24 July 20

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

4 bedroom Barn Conversion, Portesham 7 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 07 August to 14 August 20 from 28 August to 11 September 20

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

11 bedroom Mansion, Portesham 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 Beach House, Bridport, Dorset, West Country, England

9 bedroom Large Country House, Portesham 9 miles away

sleeps 10 - 18 guests
10 - 18
9 bedrooms
9
4 bathrooms
4
no dogs allowed

Very special holiday cottage with an outstanding location and fantastic sea views right by the pebble beach at Chesil Bank in Dorset.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £1890
Next availability:
from 12 July to 28 August 20 from 31 August to 11 December 20

Allington Court, Bridport, Dorset, West Country, England

9 bedroom Georgian Manor House, Portesham 9 miles away

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 12 July to 24 July 20 from 04 September to 11 September 20

Barton Cottage, Symondsbury, Dorset, West Country, England

2 bedroom Thatched Cottage, Portesham 10 miles away

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 31 July to 03 August 20 from 28 August to 01 September 20

Pennsylvania Castle, Portland, Dorset, West Country, England

9 bedroom Castle, Portesham 11 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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