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(23) Excellent 

25

Holiday apartment in Bournemouth

Dorset / Bournemouth

2 4 min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  • min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“Excellent resident” A comfortable flat with all the facilities. Central to the town and transportation services. The owner responds quickly to any maintenance requests and the weekly cleaning services is marvelous

from £80 / night

£500 - £995 / week

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from £80 / night

(4) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Bournemouth

Dorset / Bournemouth

4 12 2 nights min

  • 4 bedrooms
  • sleeps 12
  • 2 nights min
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £300 / night

£3,000 / week

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from £300 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Lyme Regis

Dorset / Lyme Regis

5 9 min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • sleeps 9
  • min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £150 / night

£1,395 - £3,495 / week

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from £150 / night

(31) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Poole / Poole Quay

3 6 min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  • min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly

from £185 / night

£1,150 - £1,300 / week

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from £185 / night

(54) Excellent 

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Home rental in Bournemouth

Dorset / Bournemouth

8 26 2 nights min

  • 8 bedrooms
  • sleeps 26
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Cosy holiday place to stay” We are an extended family of 12 with children and we found Harewood Haven to be a very cosy place to stay while on holiday. The beds were very clean and comfortable to sleep in. There were fans in every room which we could use on a hot day. Love the well equipped kitchen with all the appliances and crockery. The use of the washing machine and dryer were simply marvellous and practical for us. Had a wonderful family time together in Bournemouth.

from £300 / night

£2,000 / week

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from £300 / night

(80) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Lyme Regis

Dorset / Lyme Regis

7 14 min stay varies

  • 7 bedrooms
  • sleeps 14
  • min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly

from £550 / night

£2,300 - £4,500 / week

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from £550 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Weymouth

Dorset / Weymouth

4 8 min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • sleeps 8
  • min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

from £130 / night

£760 - £1,470 / week

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from £130 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Weymouth holiday home rental

Dorset / Weymouth

4 8 min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • sleeps 8
  • min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £125 / night

£700 - £1,700 / week

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from £125 / night

(13) Excellent 

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Holiday home with shared pool in Bournemouth

Bournemouth / Southbourne

4 8 min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • sleeps 8
  • min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £127 / night

£1,250 - £3,950 / week

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from £127 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday lodge in Warmwell

Weymouth / Warmwell

2 6 min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  • min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Swimming pool

from £250 / night

£1,300 - £1,600 / week

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from £250 / night

(47) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Weymouth

Dorset / Weymouth

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.02 km
  • Child friendly
“Perfect” Perfect for what we needed, centrally located and clean. Couldn't fault it! We thoroughly enjoyed our 4 nights - managed visits to the Sea Life Centre, Jurassic Skyline, Nothe Fort, Monkey World, Fished the Pier, had a beach day...absolutely shattered but had so much fun.

from £52 / night

£336 - £876 / week

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from £52 / night

(40) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Swanage Bay

Swanage / Swanage Bay

3 6 min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  • min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly

from £80 / night

£395 - £1,275 / week

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from £80 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Holiday chalet in Mudeford

Christchurch / Mudeford

2 4 min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  • min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.05 km
  • Swimming pool

from £98 / night

£644 - £2,000 / week

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from £98 / night

(11) Excellent 

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Ferndown holiday cottage rental

Dorset / Ferndown

4 8 min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • sleeps 8
  • min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 11 km
  • Child friendly

from £174 / night

£870 - £2,178 / week

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from £174 / night

(7) Excellent 

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Warmwell holiday lodge rental

Weymouth / Warmwell

3 6 min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  • min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly

from £125 / night

£825 - £5,000 / week

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from £125 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Warmwell holiday lodge rental

Weymouth / Warmwell

3 6 min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  • min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful lodge, great site, something for everyone” Just spent a week at 144 Kingfisher Lakes(4/8-11/8) and the whole family had a great time. This was our third time and by far the best, certainly better value and better lodge than doing through Park Dean. The lodge is fantastic the pictures do not give it justice, it is better than expected and is fitted out lovely with everything you need. The kids, aged between 10-14 had lots to do and did not moan at all. The clubhouse and on site facilities are excellent especially the fishing and skiing. Pam the owner was superb through out the whole booking and even recommended having the shopping delivered by Tesco's, absolute genius, saved a lot of time. Would recommend both the Smugglers Inn and Sunray for food, Smugglers has fantastic views and walks. The guys at the skiing centre recommended a great sandy beach about 35 minute drive called Studland, stunning place and lots to do, kayak hire and clean beach. Will be definitely be looking to going back in 2013 with the family and friends in Pam's other lodge. Thanks to Pam for letting us such a lovely lodge and making the whole process so pleasant. Scott Hill and family.

from £110 / night

£660 - £2,000 / week

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from £110 / night

(6) Excellent 

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Bridport holiday cottage rental

Dorset / Bridport

4 10 min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • sleeps 10
  • min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Swimming pool

from £300 / night

£2,100 - £4,200 / week

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from £300 / night

(8) Excellent 

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Mudeford holiday caravan/mobile home rental

Christchurch / Mudeford

2 5 min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 5
  • min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.15 km
  • Swimming pool

from £80 / night

£519 - £1,500 / week

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from £80 / night

(47) Excellent 

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Swanage Bay holiday cottage rental

Swanage / Swanage Bay

3 6 min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  • min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely cottage in heart of Swanage” We recently spent four nights at Taunton Cottage and were really impressed with the accommodation. The cottage is lovely, and very spacious for two. It's in a fantastic location, with all local amenities within easy walking distance. We would definitely return.

from £150 / night

£600 - £1,100 / week

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from £150 / night

(9) Very Good 

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Weymouth holiday apartment rental

Dorset / Weymouth

1 4 min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 4
  • min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • Pet friendly

from £35 / night

£250 - £620 / week

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from £35 / night

(3) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday cottage rental

Gillingham / West Stour

2 6 2 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Certificate of Excellence

from £100 / night

£700 / week

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from £100 / night

(50) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Weymouth

Dorset / Weymouth

2 5 min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 5
  • min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Lovely little cottage in an ideal location” Cottage was clean, modern and really well furnished. Located in a quiet street very close to Weymouth sea front and harbour with added bonus of parking for one car. Stairs are very steep as advised in the description but not a problem for us. Overall a great stay!

from £44 / night

£335 - £769 / week

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(34) Excellent 

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Warmwell holiday lodge rental

Weymouth / Warmwell

2 6 min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  • min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“Relaxing family holiday” We stayed at Kingfisher Retreat for the second week of the Olympic sailing, and the week after that. As soon as we arrived we felt at home. Everything was spotlessly clean, and the lodge is very well kitted out. Our two boys (13 & 9) got their own bathroom, and good use was made of the washer/dryer. The park is a wonderful setting with each lodge just far enough apart from its neighbours that you feel suitably private. There is a lovely decked terrace to sit out on of an evening, and we enjoyed many morning coffees there too. Towards the end of our second week we were so chilled we weren't waking up until gone 10 and became quite worried about having to go back to work! All in all a brilliant place to stay, and I hope this doesn't become our only visit.

from £70 / night

£449 - £1,329 / week

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from £70 / night

(1) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Bridport

Dorset / Bridport

1 2 7 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 2
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly

from £50 / night

£345 - £809 / week

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from £50 / night

(19) Excellent 

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Swanage Bay holiday cottage accommodation

Swanage / Swanage Bay

3 6 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.4 km
  • Child friendly

from £100 / night

£700 - £995 / week

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from £100 / night

(18) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Bournemouth

Bournemouth / Sandbanks

4 12 min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • sleeps 12
  • min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Perfect family get together” Ticked all the boxes for a perfect family venue. The kids were thrilled with the hot tub and there is plenty of space to spread out inside. Spacious bedrooms and ample bathrooms. Decorated tastefully and just a short walk from the beach. Winner all round!

from £217 / night

£1,450 - £3,200 / week

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from £217 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Holiday caravan/mobile home in Mudeford

Christchurch / Mudeford

2 4 min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  • min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Swimming pool

from £80 / night

£519 - £1,365 / week

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from £80 / night

(92) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Swanage Bay

Swanage / Swanage Bay

3 6 min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  • min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“Fantastic Weekend” Spent a lovely long weekend in your beautiful cottage. It is decorated to a very high standard with such attention to detail, we all really loved it. The location is perfect for restaurants, walks and beach front. We ate at the Canteen - very friendly staff and excellent food. We had Sunday lunch at the pub next door which was also really good. I would definitely recommend this holiday cottage in Swanage.

from £125 / night

£600 - £1,125 / week

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(3) Very Good 

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Holiday caravan/mobile home rental

Weymouth / Chickerell

2 6 min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  • min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £85 / night

£595 / week

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from £85 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Holiday caravan/mobile home with shared pool in Hamworthy

Poole / Hamworthy

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Swimming pool

from £100 / night

£700 / week

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from £100 / night

(56) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Swanage Bay

Swanage / Swanage Bay

3 6 min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  • min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Week in Swanage” Great house, cleanest rental we've ever stayed in. Beautifully decorated and close to the Black Swan pub for nice grub. Not too far to walk to the sea front where the beach is as brilliant as ever.

from £133 / night

£600 - £1,125 / week

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from £133 / night

(45) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

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Holiday apartment in Piddlehinton

Dorchester / Piddlehinton

1 4 min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 4
  • min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 21 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden

Certificate of Excellence

from £60 / night

£320 - £620 / week

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from £60 / night

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Holiday apartment in Studland

Swanage / Studland Bay

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly

from £130 / night

£910 / week

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(21) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Swanage Bay

Swanage / Swanage Bay

3 7 7 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 7
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly

from £140 / night

£975 - £1,100 / week

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from £140 / night

(10) Excellent 

Certificate of Excellence

18

Sherborne holiday barn rental

Dorset / Sherborne

2 4 min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  • min stay varies
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Private garden

Certificate of Excellence

from £82 / night

£516 - £774 / week

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Holiday home in Isle of Portland

Dorset / Isle of Portland

2 4 min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  • min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly

from £90 / night

£374 - £1,020 / week

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from £90 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Home rental in Rousdon Estate

Lyme Regis / Rousdon Estate

3 6 min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  • min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly

from £125 / night

£650 - £1,200 / week

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from £125 / night

(33) Excellent 

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Bournemouth holiday apartment rental

Bournemouth / Southbourne

2 6 min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  • min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets

from £135 / night

£1,133 - £1,150 / week

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Holiday home rental

Christchurch / Mudeford

3 6 min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  • min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary

from £92 / night

£644 / week

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from £92 / night

(2) Excellent 

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Holiday home with indoor pool in Whitchurch Canonicorum

Dorset / Whitchurch Canonicorum

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Swimming pool

from £125 / night

£454 / week

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Why Dorset?

This predominantly rural county on the South coast of England is full of the quaint charms of both the seaside and the countryside. Home to the Jurassic Coast, this really is an exceptionally beautiful area. Book your next holiday rental in Dorset for a stunning country getaway.

About Dorset

Villages and towns make up most of this county. They each have their own quirks, so you're never short of that small-town magic. Whether it's long walks through lush, green country, or fossil-hunting on the world-famous beaches, there's a lot to capture your imagination in Dorset.

With some bigger town and one major city, there are still options to get into a busier, more hectic environment, but those seeking a calm, idyllic vacation will be best served here.

What to Do

Kids and dinosaur fanatics will get a kick out of fossil hunting. Whilst you can find things just about anywhere on the Jurassic Coast, the real hotspots are Lyme Regis and Charmouth, where you'd struggle to come away empty handed.

Walk part of the South West Coast path to see some of the unusual cliffs and hills, such as Golden Cap, or head more inland to see the chalky wonder of the Cerne Abbas Giant.

Top Dorset Travel Tips

Stay safe when you're fossil hunting, as the cliff falls that make this a great site are also what makes it a little more dangerous. Stay well away from the edges - and stick to that policy when you're at the top as well as down on the beach!

For a stunning, scenic spell in this charming, quirky rural county, book your next holiday rental in Dorset and see what you can discover.

Top Destination reviews

8 Springhill House, Swanage
Fantastic holiday flat. Highly recommended!

We really loved the flat. It is really spacious, nicely decorated, very clean, and equipped with everything that you could need. The balcony has a pleasant view of Swanage, including a pretty church, and it gets the sun all afternoon and evening. The smart TV was great, and we enjoyed the choice of games and DVDs. The beds are really comfortable. The location is perfect - right next to Springhill House is a path leading down to the large Co-op and town centre shops, only 1-2 minutes walk away. The beach is only about 3-4 minutes walk. We highly recommend this holiday apartment and we would love to stay there again.see more
Jurassic Coast Beach House
The Hideaway

Very nice place. Perfect for us. Minutes away from the beach and the local shop. Charmouth is ideal for the quiet getaway but easy access for Weymouth, Lyme Regis and other places in the area. Lucky with the weather. Fossilising every day. It was just what we needed. … see more
Sandhills
Amazing!

We have stayed here a few times and will be back next year! Apartment has everything you need, great location to beach, 1 minute walk and your there! Right by ferry also (you can be a foot or car passenger) to knoll beach, swanage beach. Ferry to Brown sea Island also. 5 min walk to cafe, shop, crazy golf and play park. Beaches amazing, never packed. Best time is evening, no one there, also see the ships pass by. Kids 8 and 4 loved it! So much to do and lots of time to relax! Another amazing holiday :)see more
Colmer Farmhouse
Great accommodation

Great place to stay for a family, lots of space in a quiet location. Some lovely places to visit within easy reach. We look forward to visiting again. … see more
Taddlestones Cottage
Picturesque cottage

Just got back from a lovely week in the picturesque cottage called Taddlestones in the prettiest of Dorset villages Tarrant Monkton.The cottage was very comfortable and full of character including the low doorways and wooden beams that had to be ducked under especially for those over 6ft.The gardens were large with good seating areas and tables for our Al fresco meals.We all enjoyed staying in a quaint, traditional, cottage next to a very friendly and welcoming village pub.see more
Beautiful cottage in the centre of Sherborne Dorset /2017 prices
Lovely home from home cottage

Lovely, spacious cottage well located for Sherborne town. My friend & I felt totally at home and didn't want to leave! We loved it so much that we cooked dinner in the large well equipped kitchen on both nights of our stay. Thank you so much Deb & Des xx … see more