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A delightful selection of Dorset holiday cottages for families and friends can be found in one of England's most beautiful counties. Dorset's appeal is that it offers holidaymakers a choice of self-catering holidays by the sea or inland in wonderfully-named, idyllic and sleepy villages such as Compton Abbas, Gussage All Saints and Lytchett Matravers. Whether for a weekend break in a secluded country cottage in Beaminster, a luxury holiday home in Sherborne or Dorset coast cottages for leisurely summer holidays in quaint seaside cottages from Swanage to Lyme Regis, you will fall in love with the fresh air and slow way of life in Dorset.

Sleeps
20
Bedrooms
9

Canford Dairy is a Large Luxury Dorset holiday cottage with a private heated indoor pool near Wimborne Minster. This accessible holiday cottage sleeps up to 20 guests in an idyllic rural location with great pubs and the coast nearby Pets welcome by agreement.

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Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1

The Willows is a 1-bedroom Dorset cottage ideal for couples or solo travellers set on our working farm overlooking the Fleet Lagoon and the mighty Jurassic Coastline. Ideal for walkers, cyclists and people who just want to escape to the peace and tranquillity of the Dorset countryside.

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Drackenorth Holiday Cottage Near Beaminster in Dorset
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4

Drackenorth Lodge is an impressive converted barn with beautiful views of Hooke and the countryside of Dorset. Finished to a very high standard, the rural cottage sleeps 8 and offers multiple furnished outdoor spaces, a light-filled open-plan layout with exposed beams, and an upside-down design.

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Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1

North End Cabin is a funky rural cabin offering couples seclusion and fresh air. Sitting on North End Farm in Chideock, Dorset, the romantic cabin promises beautiful views and wonderful sunsets and features a wood-burning stove, cosy comfort, space for pets, a hammock and furnished outdoor spaces.

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Sleeps
30
Bedrooms
12

North End Farm is a delightful property near Bridport and the Jurassic Coast in Dorset. Surrounded by rolling green hills, the farm offers pet-friendly cottages and cabins for couples, small families and large groups, and offers ample furnished grounds, rustic charm, lovely views & stunning sunsets.

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Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
3

The Cider House is a charming thatched cottage set on North End Farm in Chideock, Dorset. The pet-friendly cottage sleeps 8 and features exposed beams, stone walls, wooden floors and endless rural charm, as well as open-plan design and multiple outdoor spaces for enjoying the fresh air and views.

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Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
4

The Cider House and The Old Dairy combine to form one cottage on North End Farm in Chideock, Dorset. The pet-friendly 4-bedroom.cottage sleeps 12 (inc. 2 sofa-beds) and boasts a thatched roof, oak beams, wooden floors and log fire, as well as outdoor furnished spaces which capture the rural views.

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Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

Goose Run Cottage promises rural seclusion. The beautiful stone-built, open-plan cottage sits on a private estate in Corscombe and enjoys wonderful views of the Dorset countryside and wide-open spaces, plus a delightful south-facing garden, sophisticated furnishing, big skies and a tree house.

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Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

Wyndthorpe Cottage is a delightful rural cottage set in the picture-postcard village of Milton Abbas. The cottage enjoys lovely views of the Dorset countryside from its mature furnished garden and offers a sophisticated single-storey layout with contemporary comforts and sunlit open-plan design.

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It's not just the tranquil charm of its quaint holiday cottages in Dorset that attracts visitors to the county - it's their location too. Dorset also offers its visitors a wide choice of lovely beaches. Find coastal cottages in Dorset from the seaside resort of Weymouth in the east along the South West Coast Path to the Regency town of Lyme Regis. There's a splendid choice of Dorset coast cottages, including the long shingle banks of Chesil Beach (taking in the world-famous Swannery at Abbotsbury), Studland Bay, Burton Bradstock, peaceful Charmouth and picturesque Lulworth Cove. Just think of a day spent both fishing in rock pools on a beach for minute sea creatures (Kimmeridge Bay is particularly recommended), and then turning to the cliffs on this famous Jurassic coastline. Here, winter rockfalls often reveal fossils (although you're no longer allowed to go digging for them).

There's an equally appealing choice of attractions to enjoy away from Dorset's south coast beaches. Why not spend an afternoon viewing the Purbeck countryside from the windows of a heritage steam train on the Swanage Railway. Catch your train at Corfe and while there, visit the magnificent ruins of Corfe Castle high on the hill above the town. Head west to Bovington where you'll find the (seriously) best and most entertaining of tank museums or the nearby Monkey World which is as educational as its primates are adorable.

In the far west of Dorset lie the attractive little coastal towns of Bridport, West Bay, with its fantastic fish restaurant and Lyme Regis.

Inland Dorset is as pretty as the names of its villages imply. How can you resist a holiday in a county with place names such as Fifehead Magdalen, Purse Caundle, Hazelbury Bryan, Piddletrenthide, Sixpenny Handley, Toller Fratrum and Tolpuddle (home of the Tolpuddle Martyrs).

Many of its towns boast splendid vernacular architecture (usually accompanied by quaint tea rooms) as visitors to Blandford Forum or Gold Hill in Shaftesbury will readily testify. The latter is the location for a famous Hovis Bread advert in the '70s.

Other attractions well worth a visit include the Model Town at Wimbourne and, at the end of August, the Great Dorset Steam Fair near Blandford Forum. The Steam Fair is so large you'll need more than one day to work your way around it. Of course, this shouldn't be a problem if you are staying in a Dorset holiday cottage!