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Dorset self catering and cottages

The South West of England has the best of the British weather and some of the best coastlines to enjoy it and so Dorset makes the ideal holiday location for a family holiday or a short break. Whether you are looking for an active holiday or a relaxing retreat you are sure to find it in this beautiful part of Britain.

Enjoy your stay in some superb self catering cottages and accommodation in Dorset. Our self catering holiday accommodation listings are perfect for couples and large family groups and ideally located near the coast or at the heart of the countryside.

Self catering accommodation in Dorset is great value for money and if you are after luxury then check out the cottages with hot tubs, sauna's, gyms, heated swimming pools and much more! Refine your search of Dorset self catering accommodation listed by using the county and region menus on the left or above. If you want to do a fast search with less descriptions and more properties click here>

 
 
 
 
 

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Grange Farm Cottages - Kingfisher Cottage in Oborne, Dorset, South West England

Grange Farm Cottages - Kingfisher Cottage, Oborne, Dorset

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £286 to £816

Self catering accommodation in Oborne sleeps 4.

Features include: • Pet friendly • Internet Access • Easy Walking Access • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 4

Accommodation overview: Near the character abbey town of Sherborne, 2 miles, these two well presented single storey barn conversions, offer comfortable and spacious accommodation in a peaceful location. They are delightfully situated and yet within 2 miles, one can be in the lovely town of Sherborne, enjoying the picturesque Blackmore Vale, or visiting many historic houses, such as Montacute, Forde Abbey, Stourhead and Longleat. Within easy driving distance of many family attractions such as the popular Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum and the Haynes Motor Museum and days out exploring the World Heritage Coast from Weymouth to Lyme Regis, or inland central Somerset, Glastonbury Tor and the exquisite City of Bath. Shops and pub 2 miles.




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Seabiscuit in Rousdon, Dorset, South West England

Seabiscuit, Rousdon, Dorset

Sleeps 7
Weekly price range £618 to £1904

Self catering accommodation in Rousdon sleeps 7.

Features include: • Pet friendly • Internet Access • Open Fire or Woodburning Stove • Pub near by • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 7

Accommodation overview: In the heart of the Rousdon Estate (one of the great Victorian estates in Britain and formerly a public school), Seabiscuit is 1/2 mile from the World Heritage Jurassic Coastline and the Dorset Coastal Path. This corner stable courtyard cottage adjacent to the mansion, is well presented and lovingly restored, and offers excellent accommodation. Stunning scenic walking can be enjoyed along the coast, as well as amongst the rolling hills on the many miles of local countryside footpaths. Guests have the freedom to explore the walks on this 350-acre estate and anyone with a taste of adventure can walk down the steep pathway to the estate’s private beach and nature reserve, spend time fossil hunting or simply relax in this wonderful location. Within easy driving, just 21/2 miles away, is the popular seaside resort of Lyme Regis, famous for its role in the film The French Lieutenant’s Woman, with its pretty Cobb, beach and shops. Popular for visits are the towns of Seaton, Sidmouth, Bridport and the quaint villages of Branscombe and Beer. Axminster has a sports complex offering swimming and various other facilities. There are also many attractions to visit and historic houses such as Forde Abbey and Gardens, and Loughwood Meeting House. Shop and hotel restaurant/bar ¼ mile.

Large living room with open fire, French doors and wooden floor. Large well-equipped kitchen/dining room with tiled floor. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed, balcony with views and en-suite bathroom with roll-top bath, double shower and toilet. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite shower room with toilet. Twin bedroom with additional single bed (for +1), TV and en-suite shower room with toilet.




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Manor Farm - Churn House in Dewlish, Dorset, South West England

Manor Farm - Churn House, Dewlish, Dorset

Sleeps 8
Weekly price range £539 to £1428

Self catering accommodation in Dewlish sleeps 8.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Swimming Pool • Pub near by • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 8

Accommodation overview: Situated in the pretty village of Dewlish, surrounded by the rolling Dorset hills, these two highly individual and beautifully converted 18th-century farm buildings occupy a quiet corner of a courtyard on the edge of a
500-acre dairy and arable farm. Both are full of charm and character and are set around a shared outdoor heated swimming pool. Manor Farm Barn is detached, the larger of the holiday properties, and is arranged over three floors, offering eight en-suite bedrooms. The spacious living room has a beamed ceiling and French doors out to the courtyard, and there is a large, well-equipped farmhouse-style kitchen with range. Churn House offers four bedrooms, and boasts attractive brick and flint walls with pine panelling in the kitchen/dining room. Each has its own patio with furniture and bbq, shared use of a games room and access to acres of unspoilt woodland. Children will enjoy watching the farm activities, with ducks and hens on site. There are bridle paths extending from the farm and many lovely walks to enjoy, with several inns nearby and a village pub just 150 yds away. The area is rich in history, and the landscape featured in Thomas Hardy’s novels. Nearby is Tolpuddle, made famous by the Tolpuddle Martyrs, Clouds Hill (NT) where Lawrence of Arabia lived, and Athelhampton, a 15th-century manor house set in fine gardens. The Dorset Coast is only 12 miles away, with unspoilt chalk cliffs, and the notable beauty spot of Lulworth Cove. Shop 11/2 miles.




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Hambury House in Isle of Purbeck, Dorset, South West England

Hambury House, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset

Sleeps 8
Weekly price range £539 to £0

Self catering accommodation in Isle of Purbeck sleeps 8.

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Phone enquiries: 0844 704 4966

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Blackberie Cottage in Beaminster, Dorset, South West England

Blackberie Cottage, Beaminster, Dorset

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £286 to £816

Self catering accommodation in Beaminster sleeps 4.

Features include: Short Breaks • Four Poster Bed Open Fire or Wood Burner Stove Pub near by • Pets allowed sleeps 4

Accommodation overview: This pair of charming 200-year-old cottages are peacefully located by an historic church enjoying stunning country views. Set on a working farm in a tiny unspoilt village visitors are welcome to explore the farm and wonderful walks over 60 acres of fields and woodland abundant with birds and other wildlife. Beach golf and coastal walking at West Bay (6 miles). Shop and restaurant 1.5 miles pub serving food 350 yards.

Accommodation Detail

Step to entrance. Ground floor: Living room with beams and tiled floor. Dining area/kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft four poster) 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.



Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152

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Chine Cottage in Bournemouth, Dorset, South West England

Chine Cottage, Bournemouth, Dorset

Sleeps 5
Weekly price range £399 to £0

Self catering accommodation in Bournemouth sleeps 5.

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Phone enquiries: 0844 704 4966

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Cerne Abbey Cottage in Cerne Abbas, Dorset, South West England

Cerne Abbey Cottage, Cerne Abbas, Dorset

Sleeps 2
Weekly price range £266 to £743

Self catering accommodation in Cerne Abbas sleeps 2.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Internet Access • Open Fire or Woodburning Stove • Pub near by • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 2

Accommodation overview: This unique and enchanting property is part of the historic buildings of Cerne Abbey, formed as Benedictine House in 987 AD, overlooking the abbey courtyard with large gardens nearby. The abbey itself is privately owned, and guests can enjoy the grounds and wander freely. The property is in the pretty village of Cerne Abbas, famed for its dominating chalk carving of the Cerne Giant - thought to be carved in the hillside some 1500 years ago. Tucked away within the beauty of the Dorset Hills, miles of lovely walks can be enjoyed, including the village trail. Puddletown, Tolpuddle and Thomas Hardy’s picturesque Piddle Valley are within easy reach. Travelling further afield are miles of sandy beaches and some of Dorset’s Jurassic coastline. Shop and three pubs serving excellent food, 100 yards.

Cosy sitting-room. Old pine kitchen/dining room with open fire and beamed ceiling. First floor: Pretty, spacious, beamed double bedroom with lovely views to both east and west. Spacious bathroom with large corner bath and toilet.




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Tranquillity Cottage in Winfrith Newburgh, Dorset, South West England

Tranquillity Cottage, Winfrith Newburgh, Dorset

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £349 to £1030

Self catering accommodation in Winfrith Newburgh sleeps 4.

Features include: • Pet friendly • Internet Access • Open Fire or Woodburning Stove • Pub near by • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 4

Accommodation overview: Only 3 miles from the beauty spot of Lulworth Cove, with spectacular rock formations at Durdle Door, this delightful cottage offers very attractive and comfortable accommodation, with its own garden bordering open countryside. One of a small row of Grade II listed, 17th-century thatched cottages , it nestles in the heart of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This is Hardy country, with Dorchester (8 miles) the centre of events in The Mayor of Casterbridge. Weymouth 11 miles. Shop 200 yards, choice of good pubs serving food nearby.

Charming, beamed sitting/dining room with open fire in inglenook fireplace. Well-equipped beamed kitchen with utility area. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: Open access from landing to twin bedroom leading to double bedroom, each with sloping ceiling and beams.




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Grange Farm Cottages - Woodpecker Cottage in Oborne, Dorset, South West England

Grange Farm Cottages - Woodpecker Cottage, Oborne, Dorset

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £234 to £788

Self catering accommodation in Oborne sleeps 4.

Features include: • Garden • Pet friendly • Internet Access • Easy Walking Access • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 4

Accommodation overview: Near the character abbey town of Sherborne, 2 miles, these two well presented single storey barn conversions, offer comfortable and spacious accommodation in a peaceful location. They are delightfully situated and yet within 2 miles, one can be in the lovely town of Sherborne, enjoying the picturesque Blackmore Vale, or visiting many historic houses, such as Montacute, Forde Abbey, Stourhead and Longleat. Within easy driving distance of many family attractions such as the popular Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum and the Haynes Motor Museum and days out exploring the World Heritage Coast from Weymouth to Lyme Regis, or inland central Somerset, Glastonbury Tor and the exquisite City of Bath. Shops and pub 2 miles.




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Sea Pinks Cottage in Weymouth, Dorset, South West England

Sea Pinks Cottage, Weymouth, Dorset

Sleeps 6
Weekly price range £328 to £0

Self catering accommodation in Weymouth sleeps 6.

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Phone enquiries: 0844 704 4966

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Rimpton Mill in Sherborne, Dorset, South West England

Rimpton Mill, Sherborne, Dorset

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £358 to £974

Self catering accommodation in Sherborne sleeps 4.

Features include: • Close to the Beach • Close to the Sea • Pub near by • Short Breaks • Games Room • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 4

Accommodation overview: In a lovely village location 3 miles from Sherborne market town, this lovingly restored ancient Grade II listed former Mill retains character features such as oak beams and floors. Adjacent to the owners’ cottage, it is a delightful detached holiday home for four to enjoy many places of interest within easy driving: World Heritage Jurassic Coast, Lulworth Cove; seaside resorts Weymouth, West Bay, Chesil beach, Lyme Regis; Yeovilton Air/Haynes Motor Museums; Cerne Abbas Giant, legendary King Arthur’s Camelot, Glastonbury Tor and Wells Cathedral. Shops 2 miles, pubs serving food 1 mile.

Open plan, spacious living/dining room with wood-burning stove, French windows and well-equipped kitchen. Low beams and oak floor throughout. External access to lower ground floor: Utility. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with TV and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Twin bedroom with TV, en-suite shower room and toilet.




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Lancombe Country Cottages - Hooke in Higher Chilfrome, Dorset, South West England

Lancombe Country Cottages - Hooke, Higher Chilfrome, Dorset

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £340 to £987

Self catering accommodation in Higher Chilfrome sleeps 4.

Features include: • Pet friendly • Internet Access • Swimming Pool • Short Breaks • Games Room • Cottage Sleeps 4

Accommodation overview: Set in glorious countryside... not far from the Jurassic Coast

Lancombe Country Cottages are set in three acres of glorious Thomas Hardy country, in the heart of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in west Dorset, close to the famous World Heritage Jurassic Coast, including the Chesil Beach. The six holiday cottages converted from old barns are set around an attractive courtyard, now a communal lawned area, are all well finished and equipped and provide a relaxing retreat after a day out sightseeing.
All are named after local rivers, offer comfortable accommodation and can be booked individually or together, depending on party numbers. Unwind in the 3 acres of grounds, relax in the heated indoor swimming pool (open every day), perhaps enjoy a sauna, or on a fine day, chill out with a barbecue in a pleasant setting overlooking beautiful Dorset countryside.
Within easy driving distance visitors can explore the stunning Chesil Beach and Jurassic Coast, from Weymouth to the picturesque seaside resort of Lyme Regis, with its harbour and famous Cobb. Enjoy the many little seaside resorts, spectacular scenic coastal walks, fishing, swimming, fossil hunting and attractions such as Abbotsbury Swannery (where the swans may be fed) and Sub-Tropical Gardens, and Bennetts Water Gardens.
There are many historic houses and gardens to visit including Athelhampon House and Gardens, and Kingston Maurward Gardens and Animal Park, as well as family attractions such as Bovington Tank Museum, Fleet Air Arm Museum at Yeovilton, Monkey World at Wareham and the Sea Life Centre at Weymouth.
The bustling market and county town of Dorchester, 8 miles, with its 18th-century houses, shops, restaurants and market is worth a visit, as is Weymouth with its Georgian seafront, Blue Flag sandy beach and traditional seaside entertainment. Inland there is the famous Cerne Abbas Giant and the quaint historic abbey town of Sherborne. Enjoy golf, fishing, horse riding and go-karting locally. Shops and pubs 2 miles.




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