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    Dorset, in the south west of the United Kingdom, is famed for its beauty; from undulating countryside to the Jurassic Coast which has attained World Heritage Site status. The county of Dorset is mainly rural, but the amazing coastline affords family-friendly sandy beaches, making the area the ideal holiday destination. It's an area of historical and archaeological importance with human settlements dating back as far as the Mesolithic hunters of 8000 BC. Dorset is also famous for its literary and artistic links, being the native county of Thomas Hardy, with more recent notable residents such as Tim Berners-Lee - the inventor of the Internet - and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall - who records many of his cookery programmes from his home outside Bridport.

    Dorset makes the ideal destination for a relaxing holiday, wandering through the breathtaking country side, exploring the archaeology or lazing on the beaches. With warm Summers and mild Winters it's a part of the UK that's popular with holidaymakers throughout the year. The stunning coastline of Dorset begins in the east at Poole Harbour, then stretches west towards Weymouth and Bridport.

    Things to do in Dorset
    With such a rich heritage and beautiful scenery you're never at a loss for something to do in Dorset. You can go walking through the Dorset Downs and Cranborne Chase, with its deer, wild flowers and butterflies. The world-renowned coastline obviously makes for a great day out, with Purbeck being home to an area of outstanding natural beauty. Chesil Beach provides seventeen miles of shingle beach, which reach amazing heights. There are also more family-orientated beaches dotted along the coastline, such as Lyme Regis, Sandbanks with its lofty property prices, and Bournemouth.

    If you're more interested in history then the Jurassic Coast provides a fossil and geological record that has made it a World Heritage Site. Alternatively, you could plan a day out to the historic house at Sherborne Castle, which was built in the late 16th Century by Sir Walter Raleigh. The Castle has 30 acres of lakeside gardens and is one of the finest examples of landscaping by 'Capability' Brown you will see. Any note of historical Dorset would not be complete without mention of the Cerne Abbas Giant, cut into the chalk downs and overlooking the village of Cerne Abbas with its Abbey ruins.

    Top Destinations

    Lulworth Cove is one of the finest examples of its type in the world, attracting more than a million visitors each year. The cove itself is a sheltered horseshoe-shaped bay, with the nearby Durdle Door, a natural limestone arch making it a worthwhile place to visit.

    Bournemouth is the largest tourist destination within Dorset. It's a traditional English holiday town with miles of Sandy beaches, restaurants, shops and cafés.

    Weymouth is another traditional tourist destination made popular by King George III. Famous for its donkey rides, Weymouth Bay and its Georgian Esplanade, Weymouth has everything a tourist needs.

    Lyme Regis at the western end of Dorset is noted for its local fossil finds, family-friendly beaches and the Cobb, a historically important harbour wall used in the filming of 'The French Lieutenant's Woman'.

    With such a great opportunity on your doorstep, our Dorset holiday cottages will make the perfect base for a wonderful holiday.


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    photo of Santa Cruz , West Road, West Lulworth, Dorchester, Dorset
    Santa Cruz is located in the Dorset village of West Lulworth, a picture postcard village surrounded by areas of outstanding and natural beauty and less than 0.5 miles from the beach.  Two pubs within walking distance and ...
    Bedrooms: 2
    Sleeps Max: 4
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    photo of Gould's Farmhouse , Milborne St Andrew, North Dorset District, Blandford
    Beautiful Old Farmhouse In Milborne St Andrew Sleeps 8. 4 bedroom farmhouse with large enclosed garden. Gould's Farmhouse is a beautiful period farmhouse dating back to 1600s with some original features. It has recently ...
    Bedrooms: 4
    Sleeps Max: 8
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    photo of Churn House , Dewlish, near Dorchester, Dorset
    Situated in the pretty village of Dewlish, surrounded by the rolling Dorset hills, these two highly individual and beautifully converted 18th-century farm buildings occupy a quiet corner of a courtyard on the edge of a ...
    Bedrooms: 4
    Sleeps Max: 8
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    photo of 38 Riverside View , Thornicks, Winfrith Newburgh, Purbeck District, Dorchester, Dorset
    Riverside View cottage is located in the Dorset village of Winfrith Newburgh (only 3 miles from Lulworth Cove), a picture postcard village surrounded by areas of outstanding and natural beauty. Close to historic towns of ...
    Bedrooms: 1
    Sleeps Max: 3
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    photo of Laverstock Cottage , Laverstock, Yard Lane, Bridport, Dorset
    Laverstock is a beautiful private estate within a working farm comprising of a country house, two cottages, three flats and a studio. Laverstock is nestled in the Marshwood Vale at the foot of Lewesdon Hill and Pilsdon ...
    Bedrooms: 4
    Sleeps Max: 8
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    photo of Win Place , Thornicks, Winfrith Newburgh, Purbeck District, Dorchester, Dorset
    Win Place cottage is located in the Dorset village of Winfrith Newburgh (only 3 miles from Lulworth Cove), a picture postcard village surrounded by areas of outstanding and natural beauty. Close to historic towns of ...
    Bedrooms: 1
    Sleeps Max: 3
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    photo of Ratty's Retreat , Upton Grange Holiday Cottages, Upton farm, Upton, Ringstead, Dorchester, Dorset
    Ratty's Retreat is one of a small number of luxury holiday cottages imaginatively converted from a courtyard of seventeenth century stone barns. Just over a mile from the Jurassic coast and Ringstead Bay, but no more than ...
    Bedrooms: 2
    Sleeps Max: 5
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    photo of Bankhayes , Smiths Lane, Piddletrenthide, Nr Dorchester, Dorset
    Bankhayes is a detached cottage on the River Piddle in the heart of Hardy's Wessex (an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty). It is an eighteenth century farmhouse in Piddletrenthide with a large garden with barbeque ...
    Bedrooms: 5
    Sleeps Max: 10
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    Pets: pets allowed

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    photo of The Old Cricket Pavillion , Chideock, near Bridport, Dorset
    All on the ground floor.Living/dining room: With wood burner, 32' Freeview TV, DVD player, double sofa bed (for small child only) and wooden floor.Kitchen: With gas cooker, fridge and wooden floor.Bedroom: With kingsize ...
    Bedrooms: 1
    Sleeps Max: 3
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    photo of Winterbourne , 1 Coombes Close, Litton Cheney, Dorset
    newly renovated 2 bedroomed house with countryside views. In Litton Cheney which is a small, pretty village in Dorset AONB. The bedrooms both have a double bed. An extra single bed can be put in one of the bedrooms, ...
    Bedrooms: 2
    Sleeps Max: 5
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