We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Holiday Cottages in Dorset, England

Use a credit card to book with our Peace of Mind Protection.
Learn more
Find a rental
Price per night
Min
to
Max
Bedrooms
Any
Amenities
Select
More filters
Find more rentals you can book on TripAdvisor!   We're showing you properties you can book on TripAdvisor first.
All 1,216 Rentals in Dorset
loading...
Sort by
From
£150
Per Night
Poole
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Bookings
18 photos Details
Reviews (10) Make Enquiry
Make Enquiry
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 15 September 2014
Second visit this year. Situated close to the town, the Quay and some lovely walks If you don't won't to drive anywhere it is all close to hand. Supermarket 5 minutes walk away.
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 13 July 2014
This house is pet friendly, clean, close to the harbour and town, and mostly well-equipped with everything you could need but lacks hanging space for clothes/towels and places to...
See all reviews
From
£276
Per Week
Lyme Regis
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
11 photos Details
Reviews (1) Make Enquiry
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 19 July 2014
Recently enjoyed a very relaxing holiday at Trevellyn apartment. The accommodation is an annex to a bungalow and offers high quality facilities and a private patio area for...
See all reviews
From
£295
Per Week
Upwey
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Bookings
14 photos Details
Reviews (1) Make Enquiry
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 24 July 2014
A great property, full of everything that you could need for a short stay. Well away from the hustle and bustle, surrounded by farm animals, fields and a short walk away from the...
See all reviews
Also consider
Lavender Cottage
2 Bedrooms, sleeps 4
£356 - £716 / week
The Dorset Resort
3 Bedrooms, sleeps 8
£144 - £297 / night
Sky View
2 Bedrooms, sleeps 8
£350 - £700 / week
Bluebell
1 Bedroom, sleeps 2
£46 - £92 / night
From
£387
Per Week
Broadwindsor
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Bookings
17 photos Details
Reviews (1) Make Enquiry
Make Enquiry
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 11 July 2014
Stable Cottage provides fantasic holiday getaway accommodation for all ages. Surrounded by fields with lovely views down the valley, the fields are maintained to provide dog walks...
See all reviews
From
£54
Per Night
Shaftesbury
Studio, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Bookings
12 photos Details
Reviews (6) Make Enquiry
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 25 August 2014
My partner and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The properly is lovely and clean, modern yet homey. The owners are extremely welcoming and helpful.
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 26 July 2014
Jo & Alan are great hosts and offer great tips on where to dine and what to see. We enjoyed the self catering. There is a well stocked small village store around the corner...
See all reviews
From
£382
Per Week
Blandford Forum
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
8 photos Details
Reviews (1) Make Enquiry
Make Enquiry
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 30 September 2013
We had a warm welcome here and were provided with plenty of helpful information in advance of our arrival. The owners helped us unload our luggage from our car and showed us round...
See all reviews
From
£234
Per Week
Cerne Abbas
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Bookings
8 photos Details
Reviews (2) Make Enquiry
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 25 June 2013
This would have to be the most perfect place to stay, with views to die for. There are some wonderful walks on your door step and a number of good pubs in the area. The village...
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 11 March 2013
My girlfriends and I had a wonderful time at Mel and Ian's place in Cerne Abbas, Dorchester. The cottage had everything we needed, and they even baked us a cake on arrival! We...
See all reviews
From
£605
Per Week
Poole
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Booking
10 photos Details
Reviews (1) Make Enquiry
Make Enquiry
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 21 August 2014
Spacious accommodation over 3 floors, with everything you need to make your stay comfortable. It benefits from a small back garden with table and chairs for alfresco dining and...
See all reviews
Get the List
From
£550
Per Week
Poole
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Bookings
10 photos Details
Reviews (1) Make Enquiry
Make Enquiry
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 28 June 2014
Just returned from a lovely week in poole. Seascope is comfortable, homely and a pleasant place to spend a holiday especially the garden when the sun shines. A little bit further...
See all reviews
From
£70
Per Night
Milton Abbas
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
13 photos Details
Reviews (4) Make Enquiry
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 30 August 2014
Couldn't fault this place. We stayed for over a week and totally relaxed in this beautiful setting. The cottage is stylishly furnished, quiet and extremely private, with a lovely...
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 26 July 2014
Wonderful, well equipped and comfortable holiday home in a beautiful and peaceful village. The owner was kind and helpful, and little touches like the welcome pack were very much...
See all reviews
From
£64
Per Night
Shaftesbury
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Bookings
8 photos Details
Reviews (1) Make Enquiry
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 12 September 2014
Eve and Mike provided us with a warm welcome together with a starter pack of milk, butter and bread plus a delicious home made cake. The accommodation matched the welcome and we...
See all reviews
From
£93
Per Night
Walkford
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Bookings
24 photos Details
Reviews (13) Make Enquiry
Make Enquiry
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 9 September 2014
Good clean friendly environment. Suitable for group of friends and family. Good location. Good cooking and washing facilities. The accommodation has clean and pleasant decor...
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 28 July 2014
We were so very pleased with the property, We had a 19 year old in an electric wheelchair and it was great, wide doorways and open plan. the kitchen was small but completely...
See all reviews
From
£75
Per Night
Cerne Abbas
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Bookings
15 photos Details
Reviews (3) Make Enquiry
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 26 February 2014
Living in the States and having family in Alton Pancras, we have stayed at the Bookham Court cottages on numerous occasions and entertained our American guests there too – they...
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 15 February 2014
Modern, clean, comfortable cottage. play barn great for teenagers in bad weather; excellent location by many bridle paths for walk/cycle. Bird/wildlife watching hide a bonus...
See all reviews
From
£138
Per Night
Christchurch
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Bookings
15 photos Details
Reviews (3) Make Enquiry
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 14 October 2013
We loved the location, overlooking the lagoon and views to the sea. it kept us occupied for hours; watching bird life, human activity (kayaks, boats, wind surfing) and the lovely...
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 August 2013
Visited this lovely house with three children (ages 9-14), there was plenty of room for all of us, huge lounge, and kitchen/diner with large table comfortable enough to seat six...
See all reviews
From
£230
Per Night
Blandford Forum
4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Bookings
20 photos Details
Reviews (1) Make Enquiry
Make Enquiry
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 23 July 2013
Stayed in the Leopold House in the Victorian Barn for a week May Bank Holiday Half Term. We were attracted to the Victorian Barn with its 5 star facilities in the Dorset area and...
See all reviews
From
£84
Per Night
Bridport
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Bookings
20 photos Details
Reviews (1) Make Enquiry
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 11 July 2013
We were looking for a reasonably priced holiday near the sea, and we certainly found it. The cottage itself was comfortable, clean, and well-equipped. We were very happy that...
See all reviews
From
£344
Per Week
Bournemouth
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Bookings
9 photos Details
Reviews (1) Make Enquiry
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 10 August 2014
We really enjoyed the modern feel of both the block and the apartment. The bed was very comfortable and the location so close to the beach (and a very good Italian restaurant...
See all reviews
From
£350
Per Week
Chideock
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Bookings
11 photos Details
Reviews (2) Make Enquiry
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 23 January 2014
We stayed at Chiddy Nook for three nights. Arriving on the eve of very bad weather, the cottage was a welcome retreat from the storm and long journey. Despite it's age, the...
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 21 May 2013
Such a wonderful experience- The cottage was beautifully decorated and very comfortable - the owners were helpful but not intrusive-ideally situated in a lovely location- perfect...
See all reviews
From
£100
Per Night
Lyme Regis
1 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 2
11 photos Details
Reviews (1) Make Enquiry
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 14 September 2014
Me and my partner have just returned home from a one night stay at the Skylark yurt and can without doubt say we will definitely be returning. Skylark is truly wonderful, it has...
See all reviews
From
£125
Per Night
Portland
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
23 photos Details
Reviews (1) Make Enquiry
Make Enquiry
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 7 September 2014
Again we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Alpen Rose. Located in a very nice area, with a multitude of opportunities to enjoy Portland and the surrounding area The cottage is very...
See all reviews
From
£75
Per Night
Charminster
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Bookings
13 photos Details
Reviews (2) Make Enquiry
Make Enquiry
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 13 July 2014
This was a most enjoyable place to stay. As well as the creature comforts of a full kitchen and utilities, comfortable beds and living quarters it had the added charm of a wild...
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 9 February 2014
When you need to get away from it all and seek comfortable tranquillity then Bookham Court is the ideal venue. We have been virtually annual visitors for over 10 years. The boys...
See all reviews
From
£335
Per Week
Upwey
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Bookings
12 photos Details
Reviews (1) Make Enquiry
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 10 June 2013
The Swallows is a two-bedroom semi-detached cottage in rural Dorset. It's only a 10-minute drive to the bustling seaside town of Weymouth, so best of both worlds. The house is...
See all reviews
From
£230
Per Night
Blandford Forum
4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Bookings
9 photos Details
Reviews (1) Make Enquiry
Make Enquiry
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 30 March 2013
Our stay at The Victorian Barn at the beginning of march was just fantastic. I was blown away by what i viewed on the website and just how incredible this location appeared, but...
See all reviews
From
£200
Per Night
Blandford Forum
4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Bookings
10 photos Details
Reviews (1) Make Enquiry
Make Enquiry
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 26 August 2014
Helena House is a wonderful holiday get-a-way. We spent a week here (our group consisting of 4 Adults & 3 Children and we all had a fabulous time. We loved the option of being...
See all reviews
From
£550
Per Week
Swanage
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Bookings
12 photos Details
Reviews (4) Make Enquiry
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 9 September 2014
We felt at home the minute we walked through the door. The standard of decor was very high, and yet the place felt cosy and very homely. The owner had left lots of very useful...
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 7 June 2014
The apartment is furnished to a very high standard and extremely well equipped In a quiet location it is only a short walk to the beach ,coastal walks, restaurants shops and...
See all reviews
From
£80
Per Night
Dorchester
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Bookings
16 photos Details
Reviews (2) Make Enquiry
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 18 August 2013
a wonderfool big buitiful house. decorated with a lovely taste. has everithing a family needs. the garden is buitiful. we loved it
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 10 August 2013
extremely well kept cottage having beaytiful view in a very pretty and quiet village.the cottage has all that is needed and it very pleasant! we are happy to be the first to...
See all reviews
From
£70
Per Night
Portland
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Booking
20 photos Details
Reviews (4) Make Enquiry
Make Enquiry
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 24 May 2014
Thanks to fellow TripAdvisor reviews we picked this cottage for a week in Portland. If I could give it 10 stars I would. It is the little things that matter, flowers in a vase...
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 26 January 2014
We stayed at the Fishermans Cottage for 5 days and we had a great time. The cottage was nice and clean. There were washer and dryer which made our lives much easier as we have...
See all reviews
From
£69
Per Night
Compton Abbas
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Bookings
22 photos Details
Reviews (1) Make Enquiry
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 11 July 2014
Very enjoyable stay in a quiet location. Holiday cottage very good value. Difficult to find as Twyford is a very small village.
See all reviews
From
£65
Per Night
Shaftesbury
Studio, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Bookings
20 photos Details
Reviews (13) Make Enquiry
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 September 2014
The Coppice Studio was just perfect for us, great location, peacefully tucked away in a hamlet, but close to Shaftesbury and other amenities. The Studio is really well equipped...
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 22 August 2014
My husband and I stayed for three nights at The Coppice Studio with our dog. We had a lovely and relaxing time at The Coppice which is located in beautifully peaceful...
See all reviews
From
£90
Per Night
Beaminster
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Bookings
10 photos Details
Reviews (3) Make Enquiry
Make Enquiry
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 March 2014
Had a fantastic weekend with wife son his partner and their four year old. The house was stunning and very comfortable, it was literally like staying in someones much loved home...
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 24 February 2014
Love the look of the cottage, open space, big windows to appreciate the lovely setting and the views. Friendly welcome and we loved the chickens around us and thank you for the...
See all reviews
From
£110
Per Night
Ferndown
4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
21 photos Details
Reviews (6) Make Enquiry
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 17 August 2014
Stayed at Birchcroft with extended family for our summer break in 2013 and enjoyed it so much we returned this year. If you are seeking a large holiday home (has a huge lounge...
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 20 July 2014
A well equipped bungalow set in very well kept and pretty grounds. We were delighted with frequent visits from a wide variety of birds including Woodpeckers, Jays and even a Hawk...
See all reviews
From
£80
Per Night
Bridport
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Bookings
14 photos Details
Reviews (13) Make Enquiry
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 7 July 2014
Just returned from a lovely week staying at Springfield House. Graham and Yvonne were great hosts and even baby sat for us one night so that we could go to the local pub for...
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 13 May 2014
we had four wonderful days at Springfield Annexe , every thing was just perfect, comfortable beautiful, spotlessly clean and in a stunning location. Yvonne and Graham are the...
See all reviews
From
£53
Per Night
Wimborne
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Bookings
20 photos Details
Reviews (1) Make Enquiry
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 30 May 2014
The cottage has everything a couple would want. Nicely furnished, great bed, large bathroom with tub, nice sitting room, fine kitchen. Lots of great local maps, magazines and...
See all reviews
From
£32
Per Night
Verwood
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Bookings
19 photos Details
Reviews (1) Make Enquiry
Make Enquiry
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 11 July 2013
We had extended family who travelled from all over the UK, we accommodated them in the village and Mrs Slous property was the envy of them all, very well appointed, clean, modern...
See all reviews
From
£90
Per Night
Bridport
1 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 2
9 photos Details
Reviews (1) Make Enquiry
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 May 2014
Beautiful countryside, plenty of walking in the area with footpaths leading from the farm. Great for the dogs, our 2 labradors loved it! Close to the Jurassic coastline and also...
See all reviews
From
£488
Per Week
Charmouth
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Bookings
17 photos Details
Reviews (1) Make Enquiry
Make Enquiry
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 30 July 2013
this place is a lovely place that i have been to a few times now due to the lovely cottage and surroundings ,ive been to charmouth on several occasions and love the place but its...
See all reviews
From
£90
Per Night
Lyme Regis
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Booking
22 photos Details
Reviews (40) Make Enquiry
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 19 September 2014
We stayed at The Retreat for 4 nights and were very happy with everything. The facilities and cleanliness of the apartment were excellent and the breakfast hamper was all that one...
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 14 September 2014
Imagine arriving in a beautiful location, being met by a lovely, friendly lady who presents you with a freshly baked, home made, loaf of bread (still warm) - then leads you down a...
See all reviews
From
£495
Per Week
Uplyme
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
24 photos Details
Reviews (52) Make Enquiry
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 31 August 2014
Super location to explore scores of picturesque Dorset and Devon locations. The A35 which runs right outside IS busy, but efficient double glazing and extremely comfy beds ensure...
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 19 August 2014
The accommodation is excellent and is just as described on the web site. It is very well-appointed with plenty of space inside and out and has absolutely everything you could...
See all reviews
From
£385
Per Week
Shaftesbury
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Bookings
22 photos Details
Reviews (14) Make Enquiry
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 20 August 2014
Walk into town for market day and to view Gold Hill. If you're seeking the quaint village experience, this is the place to stay. The kitchen was fully functional. Although I...
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 11 August 2014
This is a well appointed property with alot of personal touches. Very well located in the centre of town and we found the parking is extremely useful. Very short walk to local...
See all reviews
From
£100
Per Night
Lyme Regis
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
16 photos Details
Reviews (3) Make Enquiry
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 27 August 2014
My husband and I booked to stay here for a last minute break for our 1st wedding anniversary. We absolutely loved our stay here and will definatley be returing. Sue was such a...
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 11 August 2014
we stayed for a week in the tiny Swift Shepherds Hut, tucked in the corner of a field with beautiful views of the valley. 2 yurts were at other corners of the field, far enough...
See all reviews
Go to map view
Book Online(475)
Use filters to find the best results!

Suitability

  • Wheelchair access (124)
  • Elder access (510)
  • Suitable for children (1,053)
  • Pet friendly (320)
  • Smoking allowed (10)

Amenities

  • Parking (889)
  • Garden (755)
  • Internet (605)
  • Wi-Fi (593)
  • Washer/Dryer (505)
  • View all amenities
List your property for free!
List your accommodation
for free on our website.
Reach millions worldwide.
Add a Listing


In partnership with
Get the List
Dorset Holiday Rentals

Situated in the south of England, Dorset benefits from a beautifully temperate climate. It is perfect for those who love to be within reach of the coast as well as the countryside. Why not consider renting a self-catering beach house in Lyme Regis? You and your family will have more room to move than in a restricted hotel room. What's more, you will have the freedom to cook as and when you please. If you prefer to see rolling green hills outside your window, a set of rooms in a farmhouse would be ideal for you.

Dorset attractions

The county of Dorset is perhaps best known for its Jurassic Coastline, which is a World Heritage Site. Lyme Regis, with its thirteenth-century harbour, the Cobb, is a popular and picturesque setting. Inland, there is a wealth of other attractions; the town of Sherborne has an Abbey Church and two castles, one dating from the eleventh century and the other from the sixteenth. Bridport nestles amongst the West Dorset hills and is an ideal centre from which to go walking, horse riding or cycling. History lovers will not want to miss the Tolpuddle Martyrs Museum in Dorchester. Interested in architecture? Why not visit the town of Beaminster with its two hundred listed buildings.

Dorset holiday rentals for families

There are plenty of attractions throughout Dorset for families with young children. Dorchester has museums for those interested in dinosaurs or teddy bears, while at Lulworth Castle and Park there is an animal farm as well as an adventure playground. In Wareham you can see the largest collection of chimpanzees outside of Africa at Monkey World – Ape Rescue Centre; there is an adventure play park there too. At Abbotsbury Swannery, you might be lucky enough to see cygnets hatching. Putlake Adventure Farm in Swanage will delight with its farm animals, and it has an indoor play centre for rainy days.

Budget holiday rentals in Dorset

Renting self-catering accommodation in Dorset is an option that is bound to save you money on hotels. Whether it's an apartment by the beach or a holiday cottage in the heart of the countryside that you are looking for, we have a wide range of low-cost accommodation to offer you. Consider booking your holiday in either June or September to bring the cost down even further. Our genuine customer reviews will help you to make the right choice, and you can be assured of getting the best value for your holiday when you book through us.