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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Stone Quay Cottage
Swanage
4.9/5
Stone Quay Cottage is right in the heart of the beautiful old fishing town of Swanage, just a stones throw away from the historic Stone Quay, the lovely sandy beaches, the Victorian Pier and all the amenities. This two bedroom cottage dates back to the 1850’s but has been completely renovated to provide a beautiful modern home.
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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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Heathlands
Studland
4.6/5
3 bedrooms. Heathlands is a modern cottage, the ideal base for family holidays in Studland. This light and airy holiday home is a short walk from Studlands long sandy beach.
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Westport Cottage
Wareham
4.9/5
3 bedrooms. A distinctive period holiday cottage to rent in Wareham, in a unique location with tastefully presented interior. This is one of only three cottages built on top of the old Saxon walls in Wareham.
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Holiday prices from  £435
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White Sands
Swanage
4.9/5
4 Bedrooms. This stunning property is set on the cliff top in a secluded part of Swanage, boasting panoramic sea views over the bay toward Peveril Point, the Isle of Wight and Ballard Down. Situated just outside of the town centre and well away from any main road, it is beautifully quiet, ideal for those of you wishing to escape it all.
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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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Magnolia Cottage
Weymouth
4.9/5
Magnolia Cottage is a beautiful and welcoming three bedroom semi detached cottage built from a mix of local Portland stone and brick. It gets its name from the magnificent Magnolia tree in the cottage style garden that it is truly beautiful when in bloom.
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Holiday prices from  £630
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Purbeck Escape
Swanage
4.8/5
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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Holiday prices from  £454
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Tilshead
Langton Matravers
4.9/5
4 Bedroom, 3 bathrooms. Stunning countryside views with sea glimpses. Tilshead is a beautifully designed home nestled within the lovely village of Langton Matravers. This exceptional, bespoke house was created to offer a practical yet luxurious, contemporary residence complete with large relaxing garden. Graded four star gold by Visit England, this luxury Dorset holiday cottage is ideal for large parties or families.
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West Lodge
Nr Corfe Castle
5/5
Tastefully presented and finished to a high standard, this fabulous holiday home in Church Knowle, will appeal to those of you visiting with extended family and friends. Located just a mile outside Corfe Castle, as the crow flies between Kimmeridge Bay and the golden sands of Studland, you will be truly spoilt for things to see and do.
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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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Woody Hollow
Swanage
4.8/5
2 Bedrooms. Located in a prime spot at the entrance to Durlston Country Park, Woody Hollow is the ideal choice for families looking to holiday in Dorset.
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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.