Holiday cottages in Dorset

Gold Hill, Shaftesbury

Hideaways has been letting holiday cottages in Dorset for many years with a wide selection to offer you throughout this beautiful county. An excursion to Dorset's Jurassic coast, England's first natural World Heritage site, is a must while inland there are many treasures to explore - Corfe Castle, The Cerne Abbas Giant and Maiden Castle Hill Fort - to name just a few.
Discover Dorset from a luxury cottage near Weymouth, a romantic cottage for two near the Saxon hilltop town of Shaftesbury or a stunning, contemporary house on the Sandbanks peninsula.

42 matching cottages, showing 1 to 10

  • H303 - Metford Mill, Cattistock, nr Dorchester, Dorset

    H303 - Metford Mill

    nr Dorchester, Dorset

    Set in delightful grounds of 8½ acres with water meadows running down to the River Frome, Metford Mill affords complete privacy and tranquillity. This is an exceptional spacious property ideally suited for large parties.
    ** NEWLY AVAILABLE PROPERTY **

    Special Offer

    All year, 34% discount applies for parties of 4 or fewer.

    Sleeps:
    8 + cot
    Price:
    £1069-£2178 per week
  • H304 - Cobblestone House, Upwey, Dorset

    H304 - Cobblestone House

    Upwey, Dorset

    Situated along a country lane on the edge of the picturesque village of Upwey, Cobblestone House has been skilfully refurbished to offer highly desirable, family accommodation.

    Special Offer

    Special rates apply for parties of 4 or fewer using 2 bedrooms - 25% off the full tariff.

    Sleeps:
    8 + cot
    Price:
    £986-£1997 per week
  • H305 - Heber Cottage, Toller Porcorum, Dorset

    H305 - Heber Cottage

    Toller Porcorum, Dorset

    Heber Cottage lies in the quiet hamlet of Toller Porcorum (‘valley of pigs’), hidden away in the heart of South West Dorset, within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, about 9 miles from the coast.

    Sleeps:
    6 + cot
    Price:
    £474-£799 per week
  • H306 - Bridge Cottage, Powerstock, Dorset

    H306 - Bridge Cottage

    Powerstock, Dorset

    These two stone cottages stand quietly by a bridge on the edge of the small village of Powerstock, just 5 miles from the Dorset coast at West Bay.

    Sleeps:
    4 + cot (8 with H307)
    Price:
    £439-£737 per week
  • H307 - Spring Cottage, Powerstock, Dorset

    H307 - Spring Cottage

    Powerstock, Dorset

    These two stone cottages stand quietly by a bridge on the edge of the small village of Powerstock, just 5 miles from the Dorset coast at West Bay.

    Sleeps:
    4 + cot (8 with H306)
    Price:
    £439-£799 per week
  • H310 - Abbotts Cottage, Stour Provost, Dorset

    H310 - Abbotts Cottage

    Stour Provost, Dorset

    A beautifully appointed cottage, perfect for two people and quietly situated along a winding country lane in the parish of Stour Provost, 4 miles from the Dorset hilltop town of Shaftesbury

    Sleeps:
    2/3 or 2 plus cot
    Price:
    £439-£737 per week
  • H311 - Droop Farm Cottage, Hazelbury Bryan, Dorset

    H311 - Droop Farm Cottage

    Hazelbury Bryan, Dorset

    Set behind the owners’ ancient farmhouse, in the tiny hamlet of Droop, this attractively modernised Grade II listed cottage enjoys long views of unspoilt countryside towards Bulbarrow Hill from the end of its very private garden.

    Sleeps:
    6 + cot
    Price:
    £607-£1027 per week
  • H320 - Homelea, Marnhull, Dorset

    H320 - Homelea

    Marnhull, Dorset

    Situated in a village setting in the rural heart of Dorset, Homelea has been sensitively refurbished and modernised, whilst retaining much of its original character and charm.

    Sleeps:
    5 + cot
    Price:
    £513-£867 per week
  • H324 - The Owl Box, Throop Hollow, Dorset

    H324 - The Owl Box

    Throop Hollow, Dorset

    Situated deep in the countryside, down a quiet country lane in the tiny hamlet of Throop, The Owl Box is a Grade II listed, detached, thatched, brick and cob barn, which has been expertly converted into a small cottage.

    Sleeps:
    2
    Price:
    £407-£681 per week
  • H326 - Sterndale Cottage, Melbury Osmond, Dorset

    H326 - Sterndale Cottage

    Melbury Osmond, Dorset

    Dating back more than 400 years, this Grade II listed, detached, thatched cottage is situated on a 'no through' road in a peaceful conservation village in the heart of Dorset.

    Special Offer

    All year, special rates apply for 2 people - 20% off the standard tariff.

    Sleeps:
    6 + cot
    Price:
    £607-£1115 per week
The view from Hardy's monument

Dorset

Dorset is a delight - a county that can still give you the feeling that no one but you has discovered its richness before. Hideaways has specialised in providing cottages to rent in Dorset for over 35 years and has a comprehensive selection of holiday cottages to offer throughout the county, giving you the opportunity to discover some of England’s finest coast and countryside.

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Poole Harbour - the end of the Sandbanks peninsulaThe view from Bulbarrow HillMilton Abbas - looking up the main street

Dorset is popular as only a southern county with a magnificent coastline can be. But while it has seaside resorts to compare with any, there are also long stretches of unfrequented coast to enjoy, because there are no main roads that hug the coastline. Dorset's Jurassic coast is England's first natural World Heritage site, covering 95 miles of truly stunning coastline from East Devon to The Isle of Purbeck. The coast is famous for its natural geological structures, including Durdle Door, a naturally formed stone arch in the sea near Lulworth, and Old Harry Rocks, a set of chalk sea stacks – independently standing rock formations out in the sea – near Studland. Both of these are visible from the South West Coastal Path, which offers a great way for anybody staying in one of our Dorset holiday cottages to see some of the Jurassic Coast.

If you’re a watersports enthusiast, head for Poole, which boasts the second largest natural harbour in the world and is a haven for wild sea birds. Poole is a vibrant town with a bustling quay, a good variety of shops and restaurants. Poole’s Sandbanks peninsula is renowned for its windsurfing. The neighbouring seaside resort of Bournemouth has seven miles of golden sands and is brimming with shops, restaurants, cafes, bars and night clubs.

The interior of Dorset is carried on the broad backbone of the chalk hills extending southwards from Salisbury Plain. You can appreciate the sweep of the landscape from its high places, the Blackmoor Vale from the Saxon hilltop town of Shaftesbury, the Cranborne Chase from Pentridge Hill, the Stour Valley from Hod Hill. If you choose an inland holiday cottage in Dorset, among the hills you will come upon amazing reminders of ancient Dorset, such as the Giant cut in the turf above Cerne Abbas and probably the most impressive Iron Age hill fort in the country, Maiden Castle. We have a special selection of holiday cottages in Shaftesbury that are perfectly located for enjoying this part of Dorset.

In the inland heart of the county you are constantly enticed onto the byroads by the very names of its villages. Who can resist the urge to discover such places as Worth Matravers, Bingham’s Melcombe, Sydling St Nicholas, Piddletrenthide, Mappowder or Plush? To some Dorset will always be the heart of Hardy country. To them the names on the signposts will always carry an invisible alternative; the names by which they can be identified in the novels and poems of Thomas Hardy.

Dorset is also a county of historic towns and villages: Dorchester – the county town – home and inspiration to Thomas Hardy, Bridport, famous for its rope making, Sherborne, with a great abbey, Corfe Castle, dominated by the ruins of its Norman castle. All are within easy reach of our Dorset holiday cottages.

We have highlighted some of the county’s best features and hope that they will give you an idea of what is possible during a cottage holiday in Dorset. Our holiday cottages in Dorset are high quality, perfect for short weekend breaks or family holidays of a week or more.

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