Blissful Breaks on the Dorset Coast
Idyllic getaways in the Dorset countryside
Dorset holidays offer the best of the English coast and country. Quintessentially English villages nestle among a patchwork of small fields, where wildlife thrives and the connection to the landscape is as natural as life itself. The astonishing beauty of the Dorset coastline and the peace of the countryside cannot be replicated, and although leaving a Dorset holiday property is always hard, a Dorset holiday will always leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed.
The Dorset coastline is remarkable. With every corner, a new inspirational sight will fill your eyes, from Chesil Beach to Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door to St Aldhelm's Head, Old Harry to Poole Harbour, and you could not be better placed to experience it all than from a Dorset coastal cottage. Water sports absolutely thrive from Dorset coastal cottages too, with Poole Harbour and Studland Bay being among the west coast's top sailing, windsurfing, kite surfing and coastal walking destinations. The 200 million year old fossils of the Jurassic Coast are not to be missed from a self catering Dorset coastal cottage either.
Best Dorset holiday accommodations
| Bournemouth |
| East Dorset |
Lyme Regis and West Dorset
| Poole |
| Shaftesbury and North Dorset |
Weymouth and Portland
Top Five Self Catering Dorset Holidays
Self Catering Dorset Coastal CottagesThe Dorset coastline needs little introduction. For those looking to enjoy the coastal paths, sandy beaches and water sports, or simply revel in the charm of Dorset's coastal towns, a holiday cottage on Dorset's coast is ideal.
Rural Self Catering Dorset Holiday PropertyThe peace of rural Dorset is incomparable. Nowhere else can you live in such an unassuming natural way than from a Dorset cottage. As soon as you arrive at your rental cottage, you will know why Dorset has been such an inspiration to so many artists.
Pet Friendly Dorset Holiday PropertiesIt would be a shame to arrive at a Dorset cottage, surrounded by so many miles of wonderful walking, without your dog! Many Dorset holiday properties are pet friendly, allowing you and your entire family to enjoy Dorset's walking.
Large Self Catering Dorset AccommodationWith so much to see and do in Dorset, multi-family or large family holidays to Dorset area always a delight. There are some wonderful old Dorset houses available for rent, in which large groups can all relax and enjoy the company.
Dorset Golf HolidaysDorset is awash with excellent golf courses, offering a mixture of heath, parkland and Lakeland golf courses. With taxing courses, stunning scenery and wonderful pub food, Dorset golf holidays truly are the pick of the crop.
Dorset has changed little since the times of Thomas Hardy, when artists, poets and writers flocked to Dorset cottages and the Dorset coastline for inspiration. It is easy to see why these men and women escaped to Dorset cottages for their inspiration as the countyside is truly stunning. Small fields give way to wild heathlands, carved by chalk streams in which trout thrive and fishermen peacefully patrol the banks. To this day, the countryside plays a huge part in self catering Dorset holiday, as almost every outdoor activity can be enjoyed to the highest standard, from walking to horse riding, fishing to golf, and after a long days activity, there are a great range of Dorset spas and pubs in which to recuperate and relax before heading home to your own little haven of peace, a self catering Dorset holiday property.
Finding the ideal self catering Dorset accommodation on HomeAway Holiday-Rentals is easy. The search service allows you to filter the Dorset holiday properties available in terms of availability, size, suitability, facilities and local sports. When you find a Dorset holiday cottage that would be perfect for your holiday, you then deal directly with the porperty owner or manager, giving you access to the owners local knowledge.
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