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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).

    Excellent! 4.5/5
    (18 reviews)
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    • 1 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 3
    Apartment #6720384
    18
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      Wonderful! 4.9/5
      (23 reviews)
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      • 1 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 2
      Apartment #8118158
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        Wonderful! 4.9/5
        (18 reviews)
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        • 4 BR
        • 3 BA
        • Sleeps 8
        Barn #6495225
        18
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          Wonderful! 4.8/5
          (9 reviews)
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          • 4 BR
          • 4 BA
          • Sleeps 8
          Cottage #411087
          9
          Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
            • 3 BR
            • 2 BA
            • Sleeps 7
            Bungalow #6788812
            4
            Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
              Wonderful! 4.9/5
              (21 reviews)
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              • 2 BR
              • 2 BA
              • Sleeps 4
              Chalet #436299
              21
              Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                (9 reviews)
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                • 4 BR
                • 2 BA
                • Sleeps 8
                Bungalow #6919226
                9
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                  Exceptional! 5/5
                  (25 reviews)
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                  • 1 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 2
                  Apartment #6475096
                  25
                  Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                    (17 reviews)
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                    • 1 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 3
                    Cottage #1845260
                    17
                    Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                      Very Good! 4.2/5
                      (18 reviews)
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                      • 1 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 3
                      Cottage #852920
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                        Excellent! 4.6/5
                        (16 reviews)
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                        • 2 BR
                        • 2 BA
                        • Sleeps 4
                        House #1642463
                        16
                        Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                          Exceptional! 5/5
                          (7 reviews)
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                          • 5 BR
                          • 2 BA
                          • Sleeps 10
                          House #1781387
                          7
                          Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                            (24 reviews)
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                            • 2 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Separate Toilet
                            • Sleeps 4
                            Cabin #8173542
                            24
                            Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                              Exceptional! 5/5
                              (23 reviews)
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                              • 1 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 4
                              Apartment #1902685
                              23
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                                Excellent! 4.6/5
                                (7 reviews)
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                                • 3 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 6
                                Chalet #8052875
                                7
                                Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
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                                  • 4 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 8
                                  Cottage #1821843
                                  3
                                  Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
                                    (6 reviews)
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                                    • 3 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Sleeps 6
                                    Multiple rentals Cottage #6466043
                                    6
                                    Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
                                      (6 reviews)
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                                      • 3 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Separate Toilet
                                      • Sleeps 8
                                      Multiple rentals Cottage #6466043
                                      6
                                      Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                        • 10 BR
                                        • 7 BA
                                        • Separate Toilet
                                        • Sleeps 22
                                        Cottage #8310223
                                        Viewed 422 times in the last 48 hours
                                          • 3 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 6
                                          Cottage #1966535
                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                            (5 reviews)
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                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 2 BA
                                            • Sleeps 4
                                            Cottage #8137866
                                            5
                                            Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 4
                                              Multiple rentals Cottage #6466043
                                              2
                                              Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                                • 3 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                Bungalow #6469940
                                                3
                                                Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                  (6 reviews)
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                                                  • 4 BR
                                                  • 3 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 12
                                                  Bungalow #6543211
                                                  6
                                                  Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                    (3 reviews)
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                                                    • 3 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                    Multiple rentals Cottage #6466043
                                                    3
                                                    Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                      • 3 BR
                                                      • 3 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                      House #8173113
                                                      1
                                                      Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                        (7 reviews)
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                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                        House #6749780
                                                        7
                                                        Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                          • 3 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                          House #6871403
                                                          2
                                                          Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            • 8 BR
                                                            • 2 BA
                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                            • Sleeps 16
                                                            Cottage #6740827
                                                            1
                                                            Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              • 1 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                              Cottage #1965031
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                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                Cottage #1984880
                                                                Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                  Cottage #1863343
                                                                  1
                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Bungalow #6924979
                                                                    Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                      Cottage #8280795
                                                                      1
                                                                      Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                                        • Sleeps 5
                                                                        House #8236404
                                                                        4
                                                                        Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                          House #6467150
                                                                          2
                                                                          Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                            • 4 BR
                                                                            • Separate Toilets
                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                            Cottage #6720303
                                                                            Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                              Apartment #8166834
                                                                              1
                                                                              Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                (6 reviews)
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                                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                                • 4 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                                                Cottage #8058019
                                                                                6
                                                                                Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                  Cottage #1857735
                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                                                    Cottage #1868533
                                                                                    1
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                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                      Cottage #6816171
                                                                                      Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        • 7 BR
                                                                                        • 6 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 12
                                                                                        House #6935929
                                                                                        Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                                                          • Sleeps 2
                                                                                          Cottage #6938525
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                                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                                                            Apartment #8182373
                                                                                            Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              • 5 BR
                                                                                              • 5 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 12
                                                                                              House #8238836
                                                                                              Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 3
                                                                                                Cottage #1968979
                                                                                                  • Studio
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                  Apartment #6730535
                                                                                                  3
                                                                                                  Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                                                    • Separate Toilets
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                    Cottage #1860789
                                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                      Apartment #8259509
                                                                                                      Viewed 57 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Lovely property in a beautiful location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Just spent 3 nights at the property (6 adults and 2 toddlers) and we only have positive things to say about the trip. The property is spacious, well laid out, and clean, with great facilities (the kitchen had everything we needed). Lovely L-shaped garden that wraps around two sides of the property - perfect for the toddlers, and a nice barbecue space for the adults. All four bedrooms were a great size, and it was just pleasure having a base like this from which we could explore the area. in terms of location, we were only around 9 miles from the coast, so it was a short drive to Boscombe beach. We also went for a walk in the nearby Holt Wood, which was beautiful. We had a fantastic lunch in the local pub (5 min walk away), and it was welcoming to a group with two toddlers. We would all highly recommend staying! Ps - Angela left welcoming scones, clotted cream and jam, which was a really nice surprise :-)
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                      A wonderful holiday

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Cosy and quiet flat, well furnished, a very friendly and helpful owner, excellent location for touring Dorset, visiting Stonehenge, Salisbury .. We had wonderful breakfasts and dinners outside (photo). Sunnydale Holiday Flat definitely ranks among the top three of our stays in England and Ireland.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017