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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! 4.8/5
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              Cottage #8058019
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                  Excellent! 4.6/5
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                  House #1642463
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                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                    • 2 BR
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                    Chalet #436299
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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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                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                  Cabin #8173542
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                                            Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                            Multiple rentals Cottage #6466043
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                                              Cottage #1966535
                                                Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                Chalet #8052875
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                                                    Multiple rentals Cottage #6466043
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                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                Cottage #1965031
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                                                                  Cottage #1863343
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                                                                    Apartment #6730535
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                                                                                        Cottage #1895067
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                                                                                          Apartment #1902689
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                                                                                                  Cottage #1965914
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                                                                                                    Apartment #1875832
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Great little flat

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Excellent communication from the owner. A lovely little place to stay. We will definitely book again. Libby & Liliane
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 22-Apr-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                      Beautiful, characterful property in a great location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Beautiful accommodation. Felt very luxurious. Would happily move in there today. Great location for exploring Bournemouth and its surroundings. Claire so helpful yet completely unintruding. Really handy folder of things to do/places to visit/walks and, to the delight of my three year old twins, a great assortment of board games. Would love to return for a bit longer next time. Thanks so much!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 22-Apr-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Mar 2017

                                                                                                      Fantastic place to stay!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Fantastic place to stay on our long weekend to the New Forest. Wonderful clean, modern apartment with everything you need provided for. Fresh bedding and towels, hairdryer, a fully equipped kitchen, and a lovely touch of fresh croissants and coffee, milk, tea and biscuits left for us on arrival. TV with Netflix and free Wifi too. The owners were extremely accommodating, pleasant and helpful. It's a great base to visit the New Forest. I would highly recommend The Shire and would not hesitate to stay here again. Thank you. Linda
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 18-Apr-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017