Welcome to West Dorset, a land immortalised by the works of Thomas Hardy, characterised by rich rolling farmland, verdant green vales, and pretty golden villages nestled along the fossil-rich Jurassic Coast. We specialise in handpicking West Dorset cottages that make the ideal destination for your next stay by the sea and our holiday planners are available to help you narrow down your holiday cottage search.

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Cheesemans Cottage
Muckleford, Dorchester
4.6/5
2 bedrooms. Cheeseman’s Cottage embodies all the distinct qualities of a quintessential English country retreat in Dorset. This ‘chocolate box’ thatched cottage, located on a quiet country lane is surrounded by a beautiful garden (mainly laid to grass) and enjoying rolling country views. This cottage lies in the quiet village of Muckleford, which is within easy reach of the coast and a wealth of attractions.
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3 Puddledock Cottage
Sutton Poyntz, Nr Weymouth
5/5
Enjoy soaking up the Dorset sunshine in this newly renovated countryside cottage, tucked away in the quiet village of Sutton Poyntz. 3 Puddledock Cottages is within a close proximity of Weymouth beach and local activities.
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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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Reach the Highest Point

On the South West Coast Path

No visit to Dorset is complete without a walk along our portion of the iconic South West Coast Path, and in West Dorset, you’ll find the highest point on the trail. Golden Cap, found just outside of Chideock, offers panoramic views of the coastline. You can choose to hike up to Golden Cap from either side of the hill, or if you want an easier walk, there’s a car park at the top which can be accessed from the main road. After a day of exploration, and before you retire to your cosy West Dorset cottage, we recommend unwinding in the picturesque West Bay. Have an ice cream as you stroll along the seafront, and relax to the soothing sounds of the sea.

Lyme Regis Beach in Dorset
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The Day in Lyme Regis

Lyme Regis, a quaint coastal village in West Dorset, was made famous in “The French Lieutenant’s Woman” by John Fowles, and it’s well worth a visit. Explore the charming streets lined with historic buildings and quaint shops, or venture to the shores in search of fossils as Lyme Regis is renowned as a top spot for fossil hunting. There are a handful of museums in Lyme Regis displaying some of the mighty finds from across the years, and the village also offers a few lovely pubs and cafes. If you’re looking for a place to stay nearby, a holiday cottage in Bridport or surrounding areas of West Dorset will give you easy access to this fantastic coastal spot.

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West Dorset Holiday Cottage

Whether you’re drawn to the literary landscapes of Thomas Hardy or eager to explore the rugged beauty of the Jurassic Coast, West Dorset offers a wealth of places to visit and experiences to treasure. We have holiday cottages with striking sea views and town-centre family homes perfect for gathering your loved ones. Our holiday planners know each of our cottages back to front and can help you find the right West Dorset holiday cottage to suit your needs and preferences.