While many of our cottages are within striking distance of luscious woodland walks and sun-drenched strolls along the beach, choosing a cottage with an enclosed garden offers an outdoor retreat that is both secure and private. Perhaps you are travelling with your dog in tow, or maybe you have young children; browse our selection of Dorset cottages with enclosed gardens to give you peace of mind when visiting our coastal county.

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Castle View House
Corfe Castle
5/5
Escape the ordinary at Castle View House, a haven in the countryside that accommodates up to nine guests. With its enchanting views of Corfe Castle, stylish open-plan interiors, and dog-friendly atmosphere, this residence promises a unique and memorable retreat. Nestled in the heart of Corfe Castle village, it provides an ideal setting for switching off from the demands of everyday life and savoring every moment with friends and family. Whether you're captivated by the historic charm of the surroundings or indulging in the comfort of the stylish interiors, Castle View House invites you to create lasting memories in a tranquil and welcoming escape.
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Holiday prices from  £914
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Forest Edge
Sandford
4.8/5
Forest Edge is a two bedroom semi-detached chalet bungalow offering luxury accommodation near Wareham. Mainly laid out on the ground floor, this delightful holiday home has been completely refurbished to a very high standard.
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Holiday prices from  £362
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Purbeck Cottage (Kings)
Swanage
5/5
3 bedroom family home with two parking spaces and large covered patio to enjoy outside dining whatever the weather.
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Holiday prices from  £365
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The Hollies
Nr Lulworth
5/5
A boutique, single storey holiday home, which overlooks open countryside, on a quiet country lane - just a couple of miles from Lulworth Cove.
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Holiday prices from  £508
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The Old Butcher’s Cottage
Corfe Castle
4.9/5
The Old Butcher’s Cottage is bursting with character. Recently renovated throughout, this high spec property is the hideaway you’ve been searching for. Luxurious furnishings and exquisite linens adorn the bedrooms, living area and kitchen, providing stunning accommodation that the whole family will remember. Parties of all kinds can enjoy home cooked meals in the large open plan kitchen-lounge area and gather around the dining table for drinks or a board game.
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Holiday prices from  £512
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Brook Cottage
Corfe Castle
4.8/5
Step back in time and enjoy this delightful semi-detached cottage, exuding charm and character throughout. Built in the early 1730s, this distinctive Grade II red bricked cottage, is set in the heart of the historic village of Corfe Castle. This cosy retreat, nestled in the heart of the Purbecks, would surely be able to tell a tale or two! Sitting peacefully at the bottom of the romantic Castle ruins, you will enjoy morning coffee with arguably one of the most impressive backdrops in Dorset.
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Holiday prices from  £611
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Pembroke Cottage
Langton Matravers
4.7/5
Beautiful 19th century stone cottage offering a peaceful retreat to families and friends. Well situated in the village of Langton Matravers, this holiday home offers endless attractions and picturesque views of the countryside.
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Holiday prices from  £449
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Cherry Tree Cottage
Ridge
4.7/5
2 Bedroom delightful holiday cottage with log burner in Ridge. Well equipped with all you might need for a family get away in peaceful surroundings, yet still within easy reach of a wide range of attractions and sandy beaches.
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Holiday prices from  £462
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Woodland Lodge
Poole
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One of a small selection of superior lodges that overlook Poole Bay on Rockley Park. This detached holiday lodge offers a tranquil retreat in an exclusive gated area. The idyllic enclave is just a leisurely stroll away from Lytchett Bay, a charming small sandy beach, and in close proximity to the renowned Poole Harbour. For those seeking entertainment within the holiday park, tickets can be conveniently procured, with detailed pricing available on the Rockley Park website.
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Holiday prices from  £552
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Church Cottage
Corfe Castle
4.6/5
Set in an idyllic location, this welcoming 18th century, Grade II listed character cottage stands in the heart of the picturesque village of Corfe Castle. Church Cottage boasts a beautiful garden and welcomes two dogs, making it an ideal base for a family get together.
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Holiday prices from  £475
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Bronte Cottage
Wareham
4.8/5
3 Bedrooms. Bronte Cottage is a charming holiday cottage in Wareham, hidden away in a fabulous location a few strides from Wareham Quay and the river Frome.
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Holiday prices from  £449
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Find a pet-friendly

Dorset Cottage with Enclosed Gardens

More than half of our Dorset holiday cottages are pet friendly, with lots of these also benefitting from the safety of an enclosed garden. When we are at home, we trust our dogs in their familiar surroundings and put measures in place to ensure they stay out of trouble. However, when we travel with our furry friends by our side, ensuring they are safe at all times can be a bit of a worry. While we can stay close with watchful eyes, it’s tricky to relax when we’re alert at all hours.

Our Dorset cottages with enclosed gardens can help alleviate this worry. Your dog can be let out confidently throughout the day, and when you spend time outside, they can join you. Make the most of the good weather and dine outdoors or relax in the sunshine with a cold drink and a gripping book. We want our holiday cottages to feel like a home from home and with an enclosed garden, it’s a lot easier.

Family-friendly

Cottages with Enclosed Gardens

When you head out of the city to escape to the Dorset coast, relaxing and recouping is likely to be a number one priority. And that is definitely well-deserved. But our kids have a lot more energy than us, and even after a day of fossil hunting, sandcastle building and time spent exploring the local attractions, they’re still bursting with excitement. While cramming around the coffee table to play games or watch films can do the trick, sometimes when the sun is shining and there’s time to be spent outdoors, a cottage with a secure garden is essential.

We have a great selection of Dorset cottages with enclosed gardens that can be enjoyed by the whole family. While you cook dinner or catch up with friends, your children can run off steam in the garden without worry because you know they are safe. Encourage time away from screens and immerse your little ones in nature. Many of our gardens look beautiful in bloom, and when the sun is high in the sky, nothing beats time spent outside.

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Dorset Cottage with an Enclosed Garden

A safe and secure holiday property will give you and your family peace of mind while you’re away. However, just like when you’re at home, an enclosed garden is only as secure as you make it. Before letting your beloved pets or children have full reign of a cottage’s outdoor space, it’s important that any external gates or doors are locked shut. And if your little ones can reach any handles, bolts or latches, a watchful eye will be needed while they play. Now, that little piece of housekeeping is out of the way, you can browse our full selection of Dorset holiday cottages with enclosed gardens below.