On the Hampshire/Dorset borders, sitting on the edge of Cranborne Chase, this comfortable home is within easy driving distance of many attractions including the New Forest National Park, Salisbury, Stonehenge and the Jurassic coastline. Enjoy miles of forest tracks and trails (great for walkers, cyclists and horse riders); iconic world class attractions, some of the country's finest beaches and lots of rest and relaxation.
Located in the Purbeck Conservation Area, just three miles from Lulworth Cove and world famous Durdle Door, this welcoming traditional cottage is perfect for those looking to relax in a stunning coastal setting and explore the many attractions of Dorset.
Do beach destinations get much better than this? Just four hundred yards from the natural wonder that is Chesil Beach on the Dorset World Heritage Coastline, this stylish dog-friendly seaside cottage is surrounded by National Trust land and provides the perfect getaway for you and your four legged friend. Beautifully presented, guests can enjoy stunning sea views (from the moment you open your eyes until the sun drops over the sea), lovely walks and lazy days on the beach.
With world class attractions like Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door just a few miles away and incredible walking on the doorstep, this stylish contemporary holiday apartment just for two provides a superb base for relaxing and exploring. Sitting on the Isle of Purbeck, the Jurassic Coast, Poole and Wareham are all within easy reach. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold.
The perfect retreat just for two within easy reach of Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door on Dorset's World Heritage Jurassic Coastline. Right in the heart of Purbeck, this stylish holiday home provides all the right ingredients for a relaxing break and a great base for exploring the areas many attractions. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold.
A stylish luxurious holiday cottage just for two sitting in a superb position in the village of Morcombelake on the Jurassic Coast Dorset. An excellent choice for couples who enjoy walking with the South West Coastal Path nearby, and who want to discover the beauty of Dorset.
Sitting on the Jurassic Coast in the Dorset village of Morcombelake, this stylish modern holiday home is just perfect for couples who enjoy walking with the South West Coastal Path nearby. An abundance of attractions and lovely beaches for day trips out and a luxurious retreat to return home to at the end of the day.
River View sits in a peaceful location next to a meadow, within stepping distance of the Kings Arms in Stoborough, a ten-minute walk from the Saxon market town of Wareham. There is room for up to seven guests plus a cot, making it popular with families and friends who want to be close to Isle of Purbeck attractions like Corfe Castle, Bovington Tank Museum and Monkey World. Beautiful beaches including Swanage and Kimmerage Bay are nearby, and there is a good variety of walking trails and nature reserves where you can enjoy getting close to nature. Poole and Bournemouth are both an easy drive, or there is a train station in Wareham if you want to leave the car. With so much to offer visitors, it is no wonder that River View is a favourite with holidaymakers who fall in love with the natural beauty of the Isle of Purbeck.
Ratty's Retreat is a very popular choice at Upton Grange with guests returning year after year. With a fabulous large open fireplace, romantic four poster bed and twin bedroom, Ratty's provides a warm welcome to couples, friends and families and sits in an enviable position within a mile walk of the lovely beach at Ringstead Bay on the World Heritage Jurassic Coastline in Dorset. Whether you want to relax by the sea or enjoy Dorset's many attractions, with Weymouth, Poole, Bournemouth, Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door close by, you will be hard pushed to find a more idyllic and convenient location for your holiday. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold.
An ideal retreat for two nestling in Dorset on the edge of the attractive rural farming village of Hazelbury Bryan in the Blackmore Vale near to Sturminster Newton, Blandford Forum, Sherborne, Dorchester and Shaftesbury.
Offering the perfect blend of rustic charm, cosiness with log burner and modern day conveniences to ensure a high standard of comfort, Barn Cottage sits on the outskirts of Alderholt in Dorset. A pretty village with pub for meals out, a mill serving cream teas at the weekend, and a shop for forgotten provisions, Alderholt is just three miles from the county town of Fordingbridge and a five minute car ride into the New Forest National Park with an abundance of forest tracks to satisfy the keenest of walkers, cyclists and horse riders. A perfect base for exploring both Dorset and Hampshire including the Forest and South Coast.
Russell Hollow Annexe enjoys a secluded location in the Isle of Purbeck countryside, yet it is only a short walk from the centre of Church Knowle and the village's award winning pub, The New Inn. The one bedroom bungalow is ideal for couples who want the space and time to sit and enjoy beautiful country views after a happy day spent exploring. There are wonderful footpaths to explore, spectacular natural sights like Durdle Door, Wareham Forest and the Jurassic coast, and places of interest that include Corfe Castle, Monkey World, Bovington Tank Museum, and Clouds Hill. The cottage has fantastic far-reaching views across lush fields from the garden and courtyard, or from a comfortable spot in front of the wood burning stove in the sitting room.
Treat yourself to a special holiday in Poole at Reflections. The beautiful fourth floor apartment is in the illustrious Dolphin Quays complex and enjoys fantastic views of the marina from the living room, balcony and bedroom. Shops, bars and restaurants are all steps away, as are Poole's beautiful beaches and attractions like Brownsea Island. You can explore the Jurassic Coast on foot, by car or by boat, or discover Dorset's beautiful countryside and market towns like Blandford Forum. Bournemouth is only six miles away, where you will find further beaches, shops and nightlife. Reflections' luxurious accommodation and 24-hour concierge gives you the benefits of staying in a hotel with the additional space and privacy that comes with an apartment. It is the perfect choice for couples who do not want to compromise on style or comfort.
Whether you're travelling with your kids, extended family or a group of friends, everyone will love Gould's Farmhouse. Four large bedrooms, three bathrooms and three sitting rooms, together with a spacious country kitchen and fantastic garden mean you can enjoy being together while still having your own space. It's on a quiet lane in Milborne St Andrew, within walking distance of a great pub (The Royal Oak), the village shop and a kids playground, and close to the vibrant market towns of Dorchester and Blandford. The Jurassic Coast, Weymouth and Poole are all a short drive away, and there are beautiful National Trust properties like Hardy's Cottage to enjoy. Footpaths, including the South West Coast Path, bridle ways and cycle paths are plentiful so you can be as active as you like, or simply recline on a lounger in the garden with a good book and enjoy not having to please anyone but yourself.
A 17th Century character holiday cottage located in a lovely elevated position within the village of Abbotsbury amongst the coastal hills of South Dorset. Excellent amenities including pubs, tea rooms and craft shops a short stroll away and within walking distance of Chesil Beach (just twenty minutes) makes this a perfect choice for a seaside holiday. Tourist board rating: 3 Star.
Sitting quietly in the peaceful village of Bloxworth, Old Kilns is a deceptively spacious holiday home that is ideal for families with older children and groups of friends who want to see the best Dorset has to offer. Bloxworth is convenient for the Jurassic Coast, beaches like Weymouth and Studland Bay, and the Purbeck Heritage Coast, but it is also close to wonderful towns including Poole, Dorchester and Blandford Forum. Walk along the coastal footpath past Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, or take the kids to one of Dorset’s top attractions like Bovington Tank Museum and Monkey World. Old Kilns is in the centre of it all, providing a restful haven at the end of a fun-filled day.
A comfy choice for families or couples, Glebe Cottage is in Bloxworth and convenient for beautiful Dorset beaches including Poole, Weymouth, Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door, Swanage, Bournemouth, Studland, the Purbeck Heritage Coast and the Jurassic Coast. The cottage is also handy for Dorset attractions like the Bovington Tank Museum, Monkey World and many lovely National Trust properties.
Accessed via the rockery and a few steps, Poacher's Cottage is a great choice with families and couples and has its own private sun terrace for relaxing during the warmer months. Ideally positioned just a mile from the gorgeous shingle beach at Ringstead Bay, there are a wealth of attractions for day trips out (Weymouth, Poole and Bournemouth are just a few of the highlights within easy driving distance), and superb walking with the South West Coastal Path easily accessible (a 7 mile walk takes you to Lulworth Cove via Durdle Door). A great base for a seaside break or as a base for enjoying all that Dorset has to offer. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold.
Sitting right in the heart of the Victorian seaside resort of Swanage on Dorset's stunning Jurassic Coast, this first floor holiday apartment is perfect for those wanting a break by the sea with an abundance of attractions, pubs, restaurants and shops on the doorstep. Opposite the railway station (great for steam train enthusiasts) and three minutes from the beach, there is plenty to keep those with or without a car occupied.
Within easy reach of the spectacular World Heritage Coast, this historic Grade II listed holiday home sits in the wing of a farmhouse and affords excellent facilities including the use of a hot tub and swimming pool. A remote picturesque position only two miles from Abbotsbury and perfect for discovering the natural beauty of Dorset.
More than half of Dorset has been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and three quarters of the coastline has been designated a World Heritage Site. There are many well-known scenic spots along the coast that are worth a visit, such as Lulworth Cove, the Isle of Portland and Durdle Door. Alternatively, enjoy some seaside fun and visit the popular coastal towns of Weymouth, Lyme Regis and cosmopolitan Bournemouth.
A history that stretches back to the Neolithic era, Dorset is a fascinating place for those interested in exploring the intriguing backstories of Viking raids, Roman invasions and Saxon conquests. There are many well-preserved historic sites in the area, such as Lulworth Castle and Park, built in 1608; Sherborne Abbey, the 'Cathedral of Dorset' dating back to 705AD and the 1000 year old Corfe Castle – one of the most famous landmarks Dorset has that now stands as an iconic eerie ruin.
A great holiday spot for children, there are plenty of exciting attractions to keep younger visitors amused and entertained, such as the internationally acclaimed Monkey World – an important rescue centre where you can meet the apes and Honeybrook Farm. There are also a variety of water sports thanks to the maritime background of the area.
Of course, a trip to Dorset would not be complete without fossil hunting along The Jurassic Coast and following in the footsteps of dinosaurs - England's first natural World Heritage Site and one of the wonders of the natural world rated up there alongside the Grand Canyon!
A superbly scenic location makes Dorset a great choice for a UK holiday to suit all tastes and ages.