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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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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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Woodland Lodge
Poole
5/5
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  £720
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Ailwood Cottage
Nr Corfe Castle
4.7/5
1 Bedroom spacious holiday cottage near Corfe Castle. Nestled in the heart of the countryside within walking distance of Corfe Castle and the coast. Excellent quality detached accommodation which is highly recommended for walking and beach holidays.
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Holiday prices from  £413
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Ballard House
Swanage
4.5/5
Nestled in the picturesque seaside town of Swanage, just a stone's throw away from the beach and town, lies a modern holiday retreat designed for families or groups seeking a tranquil escape.
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Holiday prices from  £754
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Balcony Apartment
Swanage
5/5
2 Bedrooms. Fabulous seaside apartment in Swanage. Stunning views from the balcony across the bay to the Isle of Wight. This spacious and comfortable property is equipped with all you might need for a family get away.
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Holiday prices from  £1,356
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Sea Reach
Swanage
4.9/5
2 Bedrooms. We are delighted to introduce Sea Reach, this spacious and modern ground floor apartment is in a prime holiday hotspot, just 3/4 minutes’ walk from the beach.
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Holiday prices from  £420
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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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Lulwind
Lulworth Cove
4.8/5
3 bedrooms. Lulwind, a comfortable and pretty modern semi-detached thatched cottage, particularly suitable for families is set in the heart of this beautiful village, with views of the South West Coast path and only a two minute walk from Lulworth Cove. An excellent choice for a self catering cottage in Lulworth Cove.
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Holiday prices from  £624
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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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Juniper Cottage
West Lulworth
4.8/5
Juniper Cottage is a recently refurbished Victorian terraced cottage tucked away off the main road in the scenic village of West Lulworth, close to both Lulworth Cove and one of the Jurassic Coast’s most iconic features, Durdle Door. This two-storey, dog-friendly cottage accommodates up to 4 adults or a family of 5. The ground floor is an open-plan living and dining space with small, private front and rear gardens, upstairs are two bedrooms and a bathroom.
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Holiday prices from  £443
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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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Holiday prices from  £344
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Denbur Cottage
Gaunts Common
4.8/5
2 Bedrooms. Denbur is a lovely semi-detached cottage, with lawned garden and conservatory enjoying a superb location in a village that takes its name from John O’Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster.
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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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Self-Catering

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.