Where to stay around Charminster?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 620 holiday lettings near Charminster. From 373 Bungalows to 373 Cabins, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Charminster is on HomeAway.

Can I rent Bungalows in Charminster?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 373 Bungalows in Charminster. Our other popular types of Charminster holiday rentals include:

  • Cabins: 373 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 373 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 149 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Barns and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Charminster?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 62 holiday homes with pool available in Charminster. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    The Dorset you haven't seen in Charminster

    Sitting right on the edge of the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, sleepy little Charminster and its Gothic church towers offer an escape from the region's buzzing seaside resorts. The town is laid-back and steeped in English charm, and the village green surrounded by hearty pubs and chapels. Meanwhile, Charminster holiday rentals can bewitch in their own way – expect rough-stone barn conversions with pools, pet-friendly spots for walkers and thatched cottages where wood fires crackle in the hearths. They are all fine options for outdoorsy types eager to immerse themselves in the Dorset countryside.

    Walking boots at the ready in Charminster

    Planning to pack the boots and poles for that Dorset jaunt? Good idea. Charminster holiday rentals sit at the gateway to the county's designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It's riddled with trails and paths and coastal walks. You could hit the South Dorset Ridgeway to encounter primeval sites thought to predate even Stonehenge. Or, join the 138-mile-long Wessex Ridgeway for glimpses of hill forts on the undulating Dorset hills. The Purbeck Heritage Coast has other draws, in the way of Jurassic fossils and haunting castles.

    T. rex roars in Charminster

    Once you're done collecting Jurassic stones and hiking the ancient coastlines to the south, you can drop into the Dinosaur Museum to put it all in context. It's located in nearby Dorchester, roaring with spiked-teeth T. rex models and stegosaurus casts that are bound to leave the little ones wide-eyed with wonder. For more in the way of human history, the stepped terraces of Maiden Castle are perfect. It's thought that the complex – now hidden beneath layers of grass on the Dorset hills – represents the largest Iron Age fort in all of Britain.

    Catching summertime in Charminster

    While Charminster holiday rentals with crackling fires and cosy lounges can make the perfect romantic escape in the winter months, between December and March, that doesn't stop most people from booking their Dorset stays in the spring and summer. From May through to August, the rentals in this sleepy town fill up with walkers eager to hit the trails of the county's natural parks. Others will be seeking the warm weather to visit the beaches around Weymouth and the Jurassic Coast.

    Between hills and beaches in Charminster

    Charminster gets its sleepy character from its location in the middle of Dorset's pretty countryside. Just to the west of town, that becomes a protected reserve, managed under the vast Dorset AONB. It's a mecca for walkers and outdoorsy types, covered with low chalk hills and woodlands. Some valleys there are crowned with ancient forts, now clad in grass, while others host pockets of primeval oak and beech, where bluebells sway in the light breezes. The coast is another must. You can walk the Purbeck Way to encounter old fossils and cliff-backed beaches aplenty.