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Country Cottages in Dorset

Explore some of Dorset’s varied countryside in search of Britain’s rarest flora and fauna and delve into the landscape which inspired the famous works of Thomas Hardy.

The Swanage, Purbeck and Dorset countryside offers visitors to this pretty South West county around 30 different natural habitats with over 200 species being of conservation interest. It is one of the most biologically diverse areas in England. Venture out into this diverse area and spot an elusive otter, catch the shimmering turquoise of a darting kingfisher or let the teeny Dartford Warbler catch your eye and be crossed off your ‘must spot’ list, as well as seeking out some of Britain’s reptile species.

A holiday in Dorset’s countryside is one filled with fresh air, inspiring vistas and a rich literary and well-fought history; explore Corfe Castle or learn more about two of our famous Dorset men, Thomas Hardy and T.E. Lawrence by visiting their homes, which are now interesting and informative museums. Meander the pretty lanes of Shaftesbury, and climb the iconic ‘Hovis Hill’ otherwise known as Gold Hill whilst enjoying the offerings of this historic and bustling market town. Put on your walking boots and stretch your legs across the Melbury Downs (Hardy country) or Marshwood where you can take in Lamberts Castle and the stunning countryside which surrounds.

From thick-walled and heavily thatched cottages to sleek apartments with rampart views, our cottages in and around the Dorset countryside offer peaceful residences for your countryside break. Bring all the family or just escape with the two of you and enjoy verdant hills, cosy pubs and leg stretching yomps across some of England’s finest landscapes.

Search through our list of available Dorset country cottages below, and book your restful escape today or, if you need help with your search, then call our friendly team on 0333 2020899 for help and advice.

Field House

Harmans Cross - Dorset Countryside

In a small village on the Isle of Purbeck, less than 5 miles from Swanage this countryside retreat offers comfortable, spacious accommodation. Good base to explore this beautiful part of Dorset.

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
£499 - £1295 per week *

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  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Towels not provided
  • 2.6 mile to a pub
  • 3 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
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Spinners Hatch

Beaminster - Dorset Countryside

Just a two minute walk from the charming village of Beaminster, and a short drive from the famed Jurassic Coast, this Grade II listed property is full of character and would be perfect for families looking to visit Dorse...

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
£395 - £845 per week *

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  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 0.3 mile to a pub
  • 0.3 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • No smoking

New Property Shell Cottage

Wareham - Dorset Countryside

A homely two bed cottage with parking in Wareham; a great location for exploring the delights of Dorset.

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • Private parking
£345 - £795 per week *

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  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 3 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • 0.1 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate
  • No smoking
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Old Dairy House

Arne - Dorset Countryside

Huddled in the cute village of Arne on the edge of a wildlife park, this stunning and substantial cottage has a fantastic history behind it. It has been well looked after and offers many added modernizations.

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
£845 - £1899 per week *

WY343 View property

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Barbecue
  • 3.5 mile to a pub
  • 3.5 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
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West View House

Langton Matravers - Dorset Countryside

Located in the beautiful countryside this property originally was a quarryman's cottage. The lovely spacious property has been renovated to a high standard and some of its traditional features still remain giving the pro...

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • Open fire/woodburner
£395 - £890 per week *

WY330 View property

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 3 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 0.8 mile to a pub
  • 2.1 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking

New Property The Annex

Frampton - Dorset Countryside

A fantastic rural retreat with a swimming pool, ideal for couples

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
£295 - £595 per week *

WY380 View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Towels provided
  • Swimming pool
  • Games room
  • On one level
  • 2 mile to a pub
  • 0.8 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Freezer
  • No smoking

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