You probably already know that Dorset is a fantastic place to stay. From the secluded coves and sandy beaches of the Jurassic Coast, over the rolling Purbeck Hills and the rural heart of the county, Dorset really does have it all.
If is cottages by the sea that you are looking for, you can't do better than the seaside town of Lyme Regis, with its literary and fossil hunting connections. Or head further along the coast to the bustling resort of Weymouth and the dramatic Isle of Portland. My personal favourite are though has to be Purbeck with its picture postcard villages and beautiful sandy beaches such as Swanage.
However, there is more to Dorset than its stunning coastline. The phrase rural idyll is often bandied around, but it really was made for Dorset! And it isn't just country cottages. We have a number of town houses to rent in wonderful historic towns such as Shaftesbury, Sherborne and Dorchester to name but a few. This is Hardy's Wessex.
You might think there are obvious advantages of staying by the sea versus a holiday in the countryside. How about a cottage with a swimming pool? We have them, both indoor and out. And for the ultimate in luxury self-catering accommodation, what about a hot tub?
Renting a cottage is ideal for family holidays; you can really make your break feel like a home from home. The kids will love a cottage with a garden and you won't have to spend the whole holiday telling them to shush!
If you are large group we have plenty of big cottages, with some sleeping ten or more people. We can also cater for very young children with many rentals providing cots and other baby equipment.
For many, a holiday in Dorset wouldn't be complete without bringing along the family four legged friend. So that you don't have to book your pooch into the kennels you can choose to stay in one of our dog friendly cottages. Your dog will love the long walks in the country or running free on one of Dorset's dog friendly beaches.
Hopefully by now we have convinced you that a holiday cottage in Dorset is for you. So, whatever your accommodation requirements the Dorset Guide can provide the info you need to choose your perfect cottage in Dorset to rent.