It's hard not to be wooed by this idyllic romantic retreat set in beautiful rural surroundings on the outskirts of the New Forest National Park. Located in the charming village of Alderholt, Shepherd's Retreat is a cosy bolthole for two. The artisan built hut has everything you need for a self-catering holiday, including a hand built kitchen, wood burning stove, WiFi and a village pub just a short walk away. Enjoy walks and bike rides from the front door or lazy days on the beach, just half an hour away.
Ideally located just a five minute walk from the lovely beaches at Christchurch Bay, this comfortable holiday home is within easy reach of Bournemouth, Poole and the New Forest. Perfect for a holiday relaxing by the sea or exploring the forest and the many attractions of both Dorset and Hampshire.
A stone thatched holiday cottage in the attractive Dorset village of Litton Cheney between Bridport and Dorchester. Just three miles from the beach at Burton Bradstock on the Jurassic Coast, this is an ideal place for exploring the Dorset coastline.
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 happy on holiday.
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.
Ratty's Retreat is a very popular choice at Upton Grange which 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
With a fabulous four-poster double, Owls Roost is a popular choice with couples looking for a luxurious retreat. Perfectly placed just a mile from Ringstead Bay beach on Dorset's world famous Jurassic coastline, guests can enjoy plenty of sea air, attractions including Durdle Door, Lulworth Cove, Poole and Weymouth, as well as miles of coastal footpath to explore. Tourist board rating: 5 Star
Foxes Cottage ticks all the boxes for a holiday in Dorset, whether you simply want to relax on a beach, discover the many attractions of the area including its stunning Jurassic Coastline, or lace up your walking boots and explore the South West Coastal Footpath. Just a mile from Ringstead Bay beach, this well presented self-catering retreat is a popular choice with couples. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold
Stay in this stylish townhouse and enjoy spectacular views of Poole Harbour from the house, terrace and balconies. Harbour View is a large holiday home located in a quiet residential area and within walking distance of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants. Poole Harbour, Sandbanks and Bournemouth are all within easy reach, as is the New Forest National Park and the Jurassic Coast UNESCO World Heritage Site and a great choice of local walks, bike rides, activities and attractions for all seasons. There's plenty of space for seven people to sleep in three bedrooms, with a layout that works for families, friends or couples. There's secure underground parking for one car.
River View sits in a peaceful location next to a meadow within stepping distance of the Kings Arms in Stoborough and 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.
Joan's Cottage is a pretty 17th Century property in the lovely seaside village of Charmouth, within walking distance of the beach, shops, cafes and The George pub. It sleeps four people in two bedrooms with an ideal layout for small families, couples or friends. Charmouth is part of the incredible UNESCO Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site and on the South West Coast Path route. It is only two miles from Lyme Regis, with lovely walks and bike rides accessible from the door.
Gorgeous Grade 2 period holiday cottage located in the peaceful village of Broadwindsor in rural Dorset. With a log burning fire for cosy nights in, a large garden for lazy sunny days and four bedrooms sleeping eight guests, 2 Church Path is perfect for large families, extended families or friends wanting to explore this pretty part of the world. Enjoy walks and bike rides from the front door, explore the Jurassic Coast or visit the many family friendly attractions nearby. Dogs are welcome too.
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.
Indulge your country cottage dreams in this 16th Century thatched holiday retreat. The Blue Cottage sleeps four people in two bedrooms. It is ideal for couples or families and has a modern kitchen and bathroom sitting harmoniously beside thick cobb walls and original oak beams. The detached holiday home has a wonderfully rustic charm and is surrounded by fields and gardens and only 300 metres from the welcoming Horseshoe Inn in Ebbesbourne Wake. It's part of the Cranbourne Chase AONB, and beautiful walks lead in all directions from the village. Shaftesbury and Salisbury are 10 miles away. Stonehenge is half an hour's drive, with Bath, Glastonbury, Longleat and the Dorset Coast also within reach for days out.
Apple Tree Cottage is a picturesque thatched holiday cottage surrounded by gardens with a small orchard. It dates from 1900 and sleeps up to six guests in three comfortable bedrooms, with easy access to the beautiful countryside that made Thomas Hardy fall in love with this part of Dorset. Spend your days walking and cycling, visiting pretty towns and villages, exploring museums, stately homes and gardens, and sunning yourself on beaches along the Jurassic Coast. Every season offers something wonderful and new for couples, families and friends.
Escape to the peace of the Dorset countryside in this honey hamstone cottage in the quiet village of Loders. There is a friendly pub 200 metres from the door, and shops, pubs and other amenities two miles away in Bridport. West Bay and the Jurassic Coast are a 10-minute drive or a leisurely cycle, and there are lovely walks and bike rides from the door. Day trips can include fossil hunting in Charmouth, shopping in Lyme Regis and walking along the coastal footpath. Chesters, 34 Loders sleeps up to five guests in three lovely bedrooms and is ideal for couples, friends, or families with children over the age of 12. Dog-friendly.
Guests love the space and the location of this gorgeous thatched cottage, which offers self-catering accommodation for up to two people in one bedroom and boasts a private terrace with beautiful views. Dorset Croft is a private annexe at the end of the owner's thatched cottage, half a mile from the New Inn pub in Stoke Abbott and close to Beaminster in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Jubilee Trail passes by the property and there are excellent footpaths and cycling routes from the door, including to places like Pilsdon Pen and Lewesdon Hill. The South West Coast Path and the Jurassic Coast are nearby, as are Axminster, Lyme Regis and Bridport.
A delightful cosy holiday cottage on the Dorset/Hampshire borders, providing the best of both worlds and the opportunity to visit both the coastline and the New Forest National Park which are both a short distance away. Sitting in the little Dorset village of Winkton, Coral Cottage is ideal for those who enjoy walking, cycling or lazy days with the beaches of Christchurch and Mudeford close by and miles of forest tracks and trails just waiting to be explored.
A 17th Century character holiday cottage located in a lovely elevated position within the village of Abbotsbury amongst Dorset's coastal hills. 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