Relax and unwind in one of our handpicked self-catering cottages in Dorset. From country to coast, our county is one of the UK’s top holiday destinations. Boasting miles of white-sand beaches, bluebell woodlands and rolling downs, Dorset is a perfect place for an idyllic escape by the sea. Take a look at our collection of country cottages, holiday homes by the sea, and town centre dwellings available to book 24 hours a day. Our expert holiday planners are on hand to help you find your perfect self-catering holiday in Dorset.

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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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Seacombe
Langton Matravers
4.9/5
Nestled in the sleepy village of Langton Matravers proudly stands Seacombe, an exquisite 4 bedroom family home. This stunning link detached home could easily be the set to a photoshoot for Country Living magazine. Furnished with high quality new furniture, sumptuous duck down quilts, crisp white linen and beds so comfortable you will struggle to leave them, Seacombe is the holiday home you've been searching for. ?
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Seashell View
Swanage
4.8/5
A stunning 3 bed apartment with sea views – perfect for a family beach holiday in the coastal town of Swanage, Dorset.
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Short breaks from  £423 - £595
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Gable Cottage
Corfe Castle
4.8/5
3 bedrooms. Located on a large corner plot, this light and airy family holiday home in Corfe Castle, offers comfortable furnishings and modern fittings. Conveniently situated close to the common and village amenities including the bakery, general store, tea rooms and pubs.
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Purbeck Cottage (Kings)
Swanage
0/5
3 bedroom family home with two parking spaces and large covered patio to enjoy outside dining whatever the weather.
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Short breaks from  £365 - £918
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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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Canaan
Worth Matravers
4.9/5
4 bedrooms. A wonderful architecturally designed, large family holiday home in Worth Matravers. Completed to the highest standard and incorporating a sumptuous interior. It’s open plan design, galleried first floor landing and very large kitchen makes this the ideal choice for the extended family, walkers and those of you who wish to relax in this stylish property set in the heart of the English coastal countryside.
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Beach Approach
Swanage
4.8/5
Settle into a lovely family holiday at Beach Approach. A two bedroom ground floor apartment. A flat walk will take you to Swanage beach and High Street, which is lined with cute cafés, boutiques, and fine restaurants. Beach Approach is perfect for families with top sights in easy reach: Swanage Railway is just a two minute stroll away; take a trip down memory lane on the vintage steam engine to the historic village of Corfe Castle.
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Newton House
Swanage
4.6/5
3 bedrooms. The owners of this spacious seaside home, which is very close to Swanage beach have stylishly furnished with a contemporary and comfortable interior.
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Malvern Apartment
Swanage
4.5/5
This appealing large, ground floor apartment is part of a modern conversion of a former Edwardian hotel, right in the heart of the seaside town of Swanage in a quiet residential, tree lined street, less than 5 mins walk to restaurants, pubs, shops and the beach. You can enjoy a lovely glimpse view across Swanage bay from the lounge bay window.
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Purbeck Escape
Swanage
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3 Bedrooms. Super reviews for this recent addition to our holiday homes. Purbeck Escape is a spacious, newly equipped family home.
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Leap House
Wareham
5/5
Leap House is a well-presented three-bedroom semi-detached holiday retreat, sitting peacefully within a short walk of Wareham Quay. This well-presented holiday accommodation, is an excellent base to explore one of England’s Saxon Walled towns and nearby beaches of the Jurassic coast. Entering the house via the patio area, you will be greeted by a fully-equipped kitchen, featuring integrated appliances and all the amenities for your culinary creations, which you can enjoy in the next-door lounge/dining area. The inviting living area features two leather sofas, an armchair, and a wood-burning stove – ideal for those wanting to unwind with a book or a favourite movie.
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Visiting

The County of Dorset

The Jurassic Coast is famous for its rugged natural history and significant cultural moments that make Dorset a stand-out destination to visit in the UK. Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door are just two of the natural coastal phenomena that attract thousands of visitors to the county every year. Guests can meander through Dorset’s unspoilt history while visiting Dorset’s unique attractions, from Corfe Castle and Swanage Railway to The Tank Museum and Dorchester’s Keep. Dorset’s vibrant literary history also invites travellers to discover the life of Thomas Hardy, who famously set many of his novels within our rolling hills.

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Dorset Destinations

We have a variety of self-catering accommodation in Dorset to suit all natures of holiday plans and itineraries. For families heading to the coast for a half-term getaway, our  Dorset family-friendly cottages offer cots, high chairs and other amenities for small children and babies. Alternatively, if you’re heading out of the city for a last-minute romantic getaway in Dorset, our smaller cottages are a wonderful, intimate setting for wining and dining your someone special. We have over 50 self-catering cottages in Dorset, and if you’re stuck on choice, we can help.

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Dorset to Remember

We have taken care to ensure, your self-catering accommodation in Dorset will surpass your expectations. Attention to detail is important to our team, and we are the highest-rated agency in the area. We pride ourselves on our superior level of customer service and we know the local area like the back of our hand. Whether you’re travelling to Dorset to walk the South West Coast Path or another of the county’s wonderful countryside trails, or just looking for a simple, relaxing break by the sea with friends and family, our holiday planners will help you find a cottage equipped with all of your home comforts.

Browse through our selection of self-catering holidays in Dorset, all inspected by our team to ensure the highest standards. And if you’re looking for a getaway with a four-legged friend, make sure to also take a look at our dog-friendly cottages in Dorset.

If you have any questions, please contact us. Dorset is closer than both Devon and Cornwall (and has a better sunshine record) so we can’t wait to welcome you to our county to explore, make memories, and unwind by the coast.