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

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Price from: £3495
Next available: 29th Jan to 4th Feb 22
sleeps 9 - 21 guests 9 - 21
9 bedrooms 9
9 bathrooms 9
dog-friendly cottage, 3 dog(s) welcome3

9 bedroom Georgian Manor House, Portesham 9 miles away

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.

Facilities & Features: TVFree WifiGames room
Price from: £675
Next available: 31st Jan to 4th Feb 22
sleeps 2 - 4 guests 2 - 4
2 bedrooms 2
2 bathrooms 2
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome2

2 bedroom Thatched Cottage, Portesham 10 miles away

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.

Facilities & Features: TVFree Wifi
Price from: £625
Next available: 21st Feb to 25th Feb 22
sleeps 1 - 2 guests 1 - 2
1 bedrooms 1
1 bathrooms 1
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome1

1 bedroom Thatched Cottage, Portesham 11 miles away

Delightful thatched cottage in Dorset in the West Country, with one double bedroom, original features and a location very near to the stunning Jurassic coast this is an ideal cottage for a romantic break.

Facilities & Features: TVFree Wifi
Price from: £1025
Next available: 31st Jan to 4th Feb 22
sleeps 6 - 8 guests 6 - 8
4 bedrooms 4
2 bathrooms 2
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome2

4 bedroom Farmstay, Portesham 11 miles away

This 4 bedroom country cottage has a definite wow factor with high quality interiors, an inglenook fireplace, a woodburning stove and a private hot tub along with a secluded garden and a location in rural Dorset close to the Jurassic coast.

Facilities & Features: TVFree WifiOutdoor Hot Tub
Price from: £660
Next available: 4th Feb to 19th Feb 22
3 star
sleeps 4 - 8 guests 4 - 8
4 bedrooms 4
2 bathrooms 2
no dogs allowed

4 bedroom Cottage, Portesham 6 miles away

Positioned in the heart of the popular seaside resort of Weymouth rests this remarkable whitewashed holiday home, Picardy Cottage.

Facilities & Features: Free Wifi
Price from: £577
Next available: 28th Feb to 4th Mar 22
4 star
sleeps 1 - 4 guests 1 - 4
2 bedrooms 2
1 bathrooms 1
no dogs allowed

2 bedroom Unique Lighthouse Cottage, Portesham 12 miles away

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.

Facilities & Features: TVFree WifiHeated pool
Price from: £1434
Next available: 29th Jan to 25th Feb 22
5 star
sleeps 5 - 10 guests 5 - 10
5 bedrooms 5
6 bathrooms 6
no dogs allowed

5 bedroom Townhouse, Portesham 6 miles away

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

Facilities & Features: TVFree Wifi
Price from: £386
Next available: 14th Feb to 4th Mar 22
5 star
sleeps 1 - 4 guests 1 - 4
2 bedrooms 2
2 bathrooms 2
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome2

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, Portesham 19 miles away

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.

Facilities & Features: TVFree WifiGames room
Price from: £564
Next available: 5th Feb to 26th Feb 22
3 star
sleeps 2 - 4 guests 2 - 4
2 bedrooms 2
1 bathrooms 1
no dogs allowed

2 bedroom Cottage, Portesham 10 miles away

Tucked away on the Eypes Mouth Chalet Park in Eype, Dorset is this wonderful, two-bedroom chalet, Beside the Sea.

Facilities & Features: Free Wifi
Price from: £516
Next available: 29th Jan to 5th Feb 22
4 star
sleeps 2 - 4 guests 2 - 4
2 bedrooms 2
2 bathrooms 2
no dogs allowed

2 bedroom Holiday Apartment, Portesham 6 miles away

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

Facilities & Features: TVFree Wifi
Price from: £495
Next available: 31st Jan to 4th Feb 22
5 star
sleeps 2 - 6 guests 2 - 6
3 bedrooms 3
2 bathrooms 2
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome2

3 bedroom Holiday Barn, Portesham 16 miles away

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.

Facilities & Features: TV
Price from: £1200
Next available: 3rd Feb to 11th Mar 22
5 star
sleeps 1 - 8 guests 1 - 8
4 bedrooms 4
4 bathrooms 4
no dogs allowed

4 bedroom Barn Conversion, Portesham 7 miles away

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.

Facilities & Features: Gold Award Winning CottageTVFree WifiGames room