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Poole
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 September 2014
This is a really lovely holiday home very well equipped to a high standard, fabulous views from the balcony & ideally situated with lots of walks & good pubs & restaurants close...
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 21 July 2014
well presented accommodation with dedicated parking. The first floor glass fronted balcony commands views from Sandbanks, across to Brownsea Island and up to the Port of...
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£450
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Weymouth
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 10 June 2014
Absolutely fantastic in every respect. The house itself was immaculately clean and tidy. Everything from the bedlinen to the pots & pans were perfect. The attention to detail...
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 17 March 2014
The house is set in an ideal location with wonderful views across to the sea. Accommodation was very clean and comfortable and all rooms very bright and airy. The beds were...
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£276
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Lyme Regis
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
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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...
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2 Bedrooms, sleeps 4
£70 - £80 / night
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3 Bedrooms, sleeps 4
£424 - £636 / week
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2 Bedrooms, sleeps 4
£583 - £689 / week
The Stable
2 Bedrooms, sleeps 4
£85 - £186 / night
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Upwey
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
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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...
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£689
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Blandford Forum
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 September 2014
lovely little cottage if you wanted to have a break away just chilling out watching t v and using the internet then u would have a problem , very small t v with poor picture , no...
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£356
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Upwey
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
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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...
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£58
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Shaftesbury
Studio, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
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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...
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£387
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Broadwindsor
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
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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...
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£350
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Chideock
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
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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...
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£382
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Blandford Forum
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
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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...
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Poole
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
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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...
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£234
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Cerne Abbas
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
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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...
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£64
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Shaftesbury
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
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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...
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£138
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Stalbridge
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 July 2014
On the spur of the moment we rang to book a getaway holiday in one of the Safari tents...on the morning of the day we wanted to go! Charlie couldn't have been more accommodating...
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 22 August 2013
We had a great time glamping here in a cider orchard on the Somerset / Dorset border. The children were very happy roaming around in the outdoors, making camps, swinging on the...
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£90
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Bridport
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
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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...
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Shaftesbury
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 June 2013
I stayed in Duncliffe Chalet for 3 nights for my Son's wedding, in fact we booked all 4 Chalets and they were superb, Comfortable, clean and very well equipped. I definatly would...
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 28 May 2012
Duncliffe Chalet suited our requirements very well, as we needed a base for the weekend. It is well appointed and provided comfortable accommodation for our party of 5 adults...
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£550
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Poole
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
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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...
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£75
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Milton Abbas
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
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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...
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£350
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Swanage
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 July 2014
We had two young children so the first floor location actually helped with security for them. The views were excellent, the kitchen and bathroom clean and well equipped and...
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 April 2014
The location of the apartment was amazing with the sea and bay view. The shops, pubs,and beach was just a few minutes away. The apartment was immaculately clean and the owner had...
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£69
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Bournemouth
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 September 2014
We arranged the ‘Wendy House’ for my Brother and his wife who stayed in July with their 4 year old daughter for a week. The cottage is very cute and was immaculately clean...
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£550
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Swanage
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
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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...
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£93
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Walkford
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
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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...
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£244
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Blandford Forum
4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
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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...
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£75
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Cerne Abbas
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
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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...
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£345
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Portland
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
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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...
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£344
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Bournemouth
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
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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...
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£80
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Charminster
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
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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...
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Portland
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 July 2014
Old and young, 4 of us spent a lovely few days here. We had breakfast in the sun-trap garden, cooked dinners in the clean, spacious kitchen/diner and slept in comfortable, quiet...
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 16 June 2014
Our second trip to this cottage and surely not our last. Clean, comfortable, cosy and quiet Very well placed for the attractions of Portland and the Dorset Coast. Set in a...
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£565
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Christchurch
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 26 January 2012
This is a great location for exploring the New Forest and also the local area including Christchurch itself and also Bournmouth. The accomodation is modern and comfortable, well...
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£70
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Portland
3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
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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...
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£244
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Blandford Forum
4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
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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...
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£69
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Compton Abbas
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
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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.
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£138
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Christchurch
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
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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...
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£402
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Sherborne
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 7 September 2014
Excellent accommodation with great attention to detail. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We particularly enjoyed seeing the peacocks nearby. Our sons were pleased to have the Wifi...
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 16 June 2014
The Meadow View Barn is ideal for everyone. I went there with my 10 year old daughter and we had a wonderful and relaxing time. The cottage is in excellent condition, with all...
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£96
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Beaminster
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
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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...
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£212
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Blandford Forum
4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
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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...
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Lyme Regis
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 25 June 2014
This place is a little oasis, tucked away enough away from the crowds but super central enough to nip back and forth during a day out on the beach.It's such a cosy place and felt...
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£43
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Dorchester
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 30 August 2014
We stayed for 5 nights and found the cottage very comfortable and the Hopkins very friendly owners. The cottage was very convenient as it was close to all the places we wanted to...
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 11 August 2014
So please we found this fabulous little cottage. Well equipped and comfortable, and a perfect location for exploring lovely Dorset.
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£68
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Shaftesbury
Studio, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
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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...
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Chideock
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 17 August 2014
A great cottage, well appointed with supremely comfortable beds. It's only a stones throw from the beach and what a beach it is! We had a great week exploring the coves and bays...
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 8 July 2014
Stable Cottage is a beautiful, well appointed holiday cottage set in a very pretty village, with a short walk to a stunning beach - I'd recommend it to anyone! The owner was very...
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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.