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Make A Holiday Rental Cottage in East Dorset, England Your Home Away From Home

The district of East Dorset is part of the larger county of Dorset and includes small settlements such as St Ives. A East Dorset holiday is guaranteed to leave you feeling re-energized and ready to face the world again, as the area has so much for visitors to see and do. A East Dorset holiday rental house provides all of the comforts of home as well as some stunning sea and countryside views to help you unwind.

Things to Do on Holiday in East Dorset, England

An East Dorset holiday can be as active or as laid-back as you want it to be. You can simply choose to relax in your fabulous St Ives & East Dorset holiday rental house, watching the stunning scenery and the locals go about their business. For this reason, many keen photographers and painters thoroughly enjoy an East Dorset holiday. If you are feeling a bit more energetic then you can enjoy various activities including swimming, cycling, walking, fishing, water skiing tennis, golf and horse riding.

Places to Visit on Holiday in East Dorset, England

No East Dorset holiday would be complete without a visit to the wonderful town of Wimborne. The market town is full of attractions, in particular Wimborne Minster which was built during the Saxon period. The minster also has architecture from the Gothic and Norman periods. Wimborne Minster contains the tombs of King Ethelred and the First Duke of Somerset, John Beaufort. The minster is most noted for its chained library which dates back to the 17th century. If you have children in the group, a visit to the Wimborne Model Town Exhibition is always highly recommended.

Weather in East Dorset, England

If you are now considering booking a fantastic St Ives & East Dorset holiday rental house you will be privy to some fantastic weather. The warmest months of the year to have a St Ives & East Dorset holiday tend to be July and August when the daytime temperature reaches an average of 20°C. The winter months of December and January see the daytime temperature drop to around 9°C. The annual rainfall amount for the area is 26 inches.

Travel to East Dorset, England Travellers on a East Dorset holiday can land at Bournemouth International Airport (BOH) which is approximately 12 miles away from the district. Airlines that offer regular, affordable flights to the area include Flybe and BMI. Passengers can depart from several UK airports such as Manchester (MAN), Aberdeen (ABZ) and Edinburgh (EDI).

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      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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        Barn #6495225
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          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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            Exceptional! 5/5
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            Apartment #6475096
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              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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              Cottage #8058019
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                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                Apartment #1902685
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                  Excellent! 4.6/5
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                  House #1642463
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                    Exceptional! 5/5
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                    House #1781387
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                      Bungalow #6788812
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                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                        Cabin #8173542
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                              Exceptional! 5/5
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                              • 3 BR
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                              Multiple rentals Cottage #6466043
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                                Exceptional! 5/5
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                                • 1 BR
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                                Cottage #1845260
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                                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                                  • 4 BR
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                                  Bungalow #6543211
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                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                      Cottage #1966535
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                                        Cottage #8137866
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                                          Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                          Multiple rentals Cottage #6466043
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                                            House #6467150
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                                              Cottage #1821843
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                                                Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                • 3 BR
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                                                Chalet #8052875
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                                                  Bungalow #6469940
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                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                            Multiple rentals Cottage #6466043
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                                                              • 2 BR
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                                                              Cottage #1863343
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                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                Multiple rentals Cottage #6466043
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                                                                  Apartment #6730535
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                                                                      Cottage #1965031
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                                                                        Cottage #1868533
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                                                                          Cottage #1866070
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                                                                                  House #8069213
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                                                                                    Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                                                    House #8094272
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                                                                                      Apartment #1902689
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                                                                                        • 4 BR
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                                                                                        Cottage #1860789
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                                                                                          Cottage #1866071
                                                                                            • 4 BR
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                                                                                            Cottage #6720303
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                                                                                              House #6935929
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                                                                                                Cottage #1965914
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                                                                                                  Cottage #1964206
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                                                                                                    Apartment #1875832
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                                                                                                      Cottage #1860904
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      A gem!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We spent a lovely few days at Greenbanks 2. It is a superb property, which is well equipped and furnished with lots of little extras to make the stay even more comfortable. We appreciated the fresh eggs, milk and wine which was left for us on arrival. The manual which was left was full of extra information about the property and local walks/bike rides. Such care taken to make the holiday maker feel at home! Many thanks.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 25-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      Perfect location for a relaxing weekend away with family.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a great weekend at this property. The property was very well equipped, clean and beds very comfortable. On arrival there was a welcome basket and all the information you needed for staying at the house was very easy to find. The children loved the novelty of having a television in their room and running around in the garden. There were a few pubs that were in easy walking distance and we chose to go through the woods to get to one. Food was decent and the play equipment kept the children entertained between courses. We were lucky with the weather and managed a day at the beach and then one at the nearby adventure wonderland. Perfect location and a very welcoming and comfortable property. Many thanks to Sonia and Mary for a very enjoyable weekend.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 24-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      Relaxing getaway

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We spent just 2 nights in the cabin at October House and it was exactly the relaxed and peaceful break we needed. Alison was warm and welcoming and the basics left for us such as milk, bread and butter were lovely. Would definitely recommend as a peaceful getaway.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 22-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017