Where Can I Find self catering accommodation in Dorset, England

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Picture Of Hooke Court, Bridport

Hooke Court, Bridport.

Sleeps: 23

Pets Allowed: No

Property Ref: DND

Dating mainly from the 17th century, with some parts much older, this fine spacious, moated manor house, with its own large garden, was formerly owned by the Dukes of Bolton and the Earl of Sandwich. Now part of an educational complex, it has been mo

Picture Of Armswell House, Dorchester

Armswell House, Dorchester.

Sleeps: 18

Pets Allowed: Yes

Property Ref: DQT

Surrounded by beautiful Dorset countryside, close to the Dorset Gap, this substantial 18th-century farmhouse stands a mile from the pretty hamlet of Plush with its delightful village inn. Retaining many original features, including ornamental firepla

Picture Of Newton Manor House, Swanage

Newton Manor House, Swanage.

Sleeps: 17

Pets Allowed: No

Property Ref: DMM

These two magnificent listed buildings offering wonderful character holiday accommodation are in a residential area just a mile away from the lovely sandy beaches of Swanage Bay. Newton Manor House dates back to the early 1600s and is built from loca

Picture Of Old Monmouth, Lyme Regis

Old Monmouth, Lyme Regis.

Sleeps: 16

Pets Allowed: No

Property Ref: DVP

Dating back to 1630 - when it was originally established as a coaching inn - Old Monmouth lies in the heart of the popular seaside resort of Lyme Regis and forms one of a row of properties, just 100 yards from the seafront. Full of character, it offe

Picture Of Manor Farm Barn, Dorchester

Manor Farm Barn, Dorchester.

Sleeps: 15

Pets Allowed: Yes

Property Ref: DPU

Situated in the pretty village of Dewlish, surrounded by the rolling Dorset hills, these two highly individual and beautifully converted 18th-century farm buildings occupy a quiet corner of a courtyard on the edge of a 500-acre dairy and arable farm.

Picture Of Canon Court Farmhouse, Shaftesbury

Canon Court Farmhouse, Shaftesbury.

Sleeps: 15

Pets Allowed: Yes

Property Ref: 10761

Set in 250 acres_Set amidst 250 acres on the owner’s dairy farm, attached to the owners property, this modern farmhouse has been constructed and furnished to a good standard and has the benefit of panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.

Picture Of Holme Cottage, Bournemouth

Holme Cottage, Bournemouth.

Sleeps: 14

Pets Allowed: No

Property Ref: DTL

This grand detached residence enjoys its own enclosed garden and is 2 minutes from Shelley Park and just 300 yards from the cliff top with zig-zag leading down to the most wonderful beaches of Bournemouth below. Holme Cottage is set within a quiet re

Picture Of East Farmhouse, Dorchester

East Farmhouse, Dorchester.

Sleeps: 14

Pets Allowed: No

Property Ref: DVY

This grade II listed house is set in its own 40 acres of organic pasture land with the river Piddle running through. East Farmhouse has a lovely 1½ acres of mature garden with lots of different areas for all the family to explore. The house is

Picture Of Southover Farmhouse, Dorchester

Southover Farmhouse, Dorchester.

Sleeps: 14

Pets Allowed: No

Property Ref: DVR

This grand spacious farmhouse offers versatile, detached holiday accommodation finished to a high standard. The large open-plan kitchen and dining area makes a great place for the whole family to gather, and at colder times of the year it benefits fr

Picture Of The Stables, Dorchester

The Stables, Dorchester.

Sleeps: 14

Pets Allowed: Yes

Property Ref: DXS

The Stables is a modern detached stable conversion and benefits from a large open plan kitchen/dining-room with high ceiling and cosy Aga, living room with wood-burning stove and also has its own garden with great views over the surrounding countrysi

Picture Of Fernlea, Swanage

Fernlea, Swanage.

Sleeps: 14

Pets Allowed: Yes

Property Ref: DKE

In a conservation area just a mile from the cliffs and sea at Dancing Ledge, this attractive and very well-equipped stone house enjoys superb views across the countryside towards Swanage Bay . Set with its own garden on the edge of the small hamlet o

Picture Of Carmoor Farm, Bridport

Carmoor Farm, Bridport.

Sleeps: 12

Pets Allowed: Yes

Property Ref: W41266

Rural setting with stunning views / Four poster bed_In a lovely location in unspoilt Dorset countryside, half a mile from the small village of Broadwindsor and within easy driving distance of the beautiful World Heritage coastline of Lyme Bay, this s

Picture Of The Granary, Grange Farm

The Granary, Grange Farm.

Sleeps: 12

Pets Allowed: No

Property Ref: DUV

This detached former granary has been lovingly restored to the highest standards and provides five-bedroomed holiday accommodation, ideal for families or groups of friends. Furnished in a contemporary style, it has a staircase with glass panelling, s

Picture Of Henchard, Greenwood Grange

Henchard, Greenwood Grange.

Sleeps: 12

Pets Allowed: Yes

Property Ref: DTJ

Greenwood Grange offers the ideal holiday combination - premium quality accommodation, fine facilities all within a family-run friendly and welcoming atmosphere, and it has achieved a Green Tourism Business Scheme Silver Award in 2009_ Set at Highe

Picture Of Cobb, Harcombe House

Cobb, Harcombe House.

Sleeps: 12

Pets Allowed: No

Property Ref: DTN

Two steps to entrance. Large beamed living room with open fire. Spacious modern kitchen and three steps up to dining area with wood-burning stove, French door to terrace, and step up to seating area. Shower/wet room with double shower and W.C. First

Picture Of Coombehayes Barn, Lyme Regis

Coombehayes Barn, Lyme Regis.

Sleeps: 12

Pets Allowed: No

Property Ref: DQS

With exclusive use of a superb indoor heated swimming-pool , this spacious property offers well-equipped accommodation, just 1½ miles from the sea and the picturesque harbour town of Lyme Regis. With a large secluded garden (south-facing

Picture Of Coronation House, Lyme Regis

Coronation House, Lyme Regis.

Sleeps: 12

Pets Allowed: Yes

Property Ref: DRC

This Grade II listed property stands detached in the heart of the Rousdon Estate, one of the great Victorian rural estates in Britain. The main manor house , which stands adjacent to Coronation House, was most recently used as a public school. Ren

Picture Of The Barn, Shaftesbury

The Barn, Shaftesbury.

Sleeps: 12

Pets Allowed: No

Property Ref: W41539

Ideal for anglers_In the peaceful rural area of north Dorset, between Shaftesbury and Sturminster Newton, this 200 year old terraced converted barn is perfectly placed for exploring Dorset, Wiltshire and Somerset._ It is an integral part of Todber Ma

Picture Of Moonfleet, Bournemouth

Moonfleet, Bournemouth.

Sleeps: 10

Pets Allowed: Yes

Property Ref: W41982

Ideal touring base_This holiday accommodation is set in a quiet lane, in the popular pretty village of West Lulworth. Moonfleet is a deceptively spacious holiday accommodation with a lounge/dining room with French doors leading out onto a secluded pa

Picture Of Oakview, Bridport

Oakview, Bridport.

Sleeps: 10

Pets Allowed: Yes

Property Ref: DWH

In a lovely country location, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and within easy driving of the World Heritage Coast between picturesque Lyme Regis and West Bay at Bridport, this converted barn for ten people has been traditionally restored. W

Picture Of The Retreat, Bridport

The Retreat, Bridport.

Sleeps: 10

Pets Allowed: No

Property Ref: DGN

Within 3 miles of the beach, this Grade II listed, thatched former barn offers spacious, very comfortable accommodation and a good range of facilities, including its own indoor heated swimming-pool and games room. Sympathetically converted and very

Picture Of Bumble Bee Cottage, Christchurch

Bumble Bee Cottage, Christchurch.

Sleeps: 10

Pets Allowed: Yes

Property Ref: DSE

This delightful, Grade II listed holiday cottage lies in the Avon Valley on the road running through the charming village of Winkton. The end one of a row, it has been furnished and equipped to a high standard, and offers spacious accommodation and h

Picture Of The Carriage House, Marshwood Manor

The Carriage House, Marshwood Manor.

Sleeps: 10

Pets Allowed: Yes

Property Ref: DUT

A delightful base for your holiday, set in glorious countryside close to unspoilt beaches._ Marshwood Manor offers excellent accommodation and facilities in a tranquil rural setting, surrounded by Dorset’s loveliest countryside, and only 5&nb

Picture Of Sunnyvale, Weymouth

Sunnyvale, Weymouth.

Sleeps: 10

Pets Allowed: Yes

Property Ref: 19141

Excellent base for exploring Dorset_Situated on the main link between Weymouth and Portland, the house makes an excellent holiday base in which to enjoy Dorset. Just 10 minutes drive is great windsurfing, diving and the Sailing Academy. Within 1/2

Picture Of The Farmhouse, Woodyhyde Farm

The Farmhouse, Woodyhyde Farm.

Sleeps: 10

Pets Allowed: Yes

Property Ref: DNX

Amidst rolling meadows sweeping down to the sea – period cottages of individual charm..._ The gently rolling Purbeck Hills form a picturesque backdrop for this attractive farmhouse and imaginative collection of period barn conversions. Occupy

Picture Of Fountains Mead, Bridport

Fountains Mead, Bridport.

Sleeps: 9

Pets Allowed: Yes

Property Ref: DXQ

This spacious, attached, thatched house is part of a beautiful conversion of the historic Charmouth House Hotel. It is set in the heart of the seaside resort of Charmouth, ½ mile from the famous World Heritage Jurassic Coast and beach and idea

Picture Of Woodbrook Cottage, Bridport

Woodbrook Cottage, Bridport.

Sleeps: 9

Pets Allowed: Yes

Property Ref: 16653

Woodbrook Cottage is in the tranquil village of Bothenhampton about a mile from the new harbour of West Bay with its beaches and little kiosks. Bridport 1 mile away, is a gateway town for the Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site. The area is well kn

Picture Of Mill View, Lyme Regis

Mill View, Lyme Regis.

Sleeps: 9

Pets Allowed: No

Property Ref: 12414

Indoor heated swimming pool_This delightful cottage with an indoor heated swimming pool has been prepared to a very good standard to provide a comfortable holiday base for enjoying this lovely area. Almost in the centre of Charmouth, once a fishing v

Picture Of Laburnum Cottage, Shaftesbury

Laburnum Cottage, Shaftesbury.

Sleeps: 9

Pets Allowed: No

Property Ref: DTX

Lovingly restored, this distinctive 400-year-old adjoining cottage boasts all modern facilities yet retains unique period features and charm. With a beautifully landscaped garden, it is set in the heart of Hardy country, making a great base to enjoy

Picture Of Overbay, Swanage

Overbay, Swanage.

Sleeps: 9

Pets Allowed: No

Property Ref: 23517

Stunning views over Swanage Bay can be enjoyed from the large decked elevated terrace at this holiday home. The house is set out upside down with the living space on the first floor to make the most of the views. Overbay is just 150 yards from the to

Picture Of Myrtle Cottage, Weymouth

Myrtle Cottage, Weymouth.

Sleeps: 9

Pets Allowed: Yes

Property Ref: W42016

Ideal touring base / hot tub_This attractive semi-detached stone cottage sits in the village of Portesham, with footpaths and the Jurassic Coastline almost on your doorstep. The holiday cottage is full of character with beams, aga for cooking (Oct -

Picture Of The Courtyard, Woodyhyde Farm

The Courtyard, Woodyhyde Farm.

Sleeps: 9

Pets Allowed: Yes

Property Ref: DPY

Amidst rolling meadows sweeping down to the sea – period cottages of individual charm..._ The gently rolling Purbeck Hills form a picturesque backdrop for this attractive farmhouse and imaginative collection of period barn conversions. Occupy

Picture Of Ducks Bottom, Bridport

Ducks Bottom, Bridport.

Sleeps: 8

Pets Allowed: No

Property Ref: DVO

Nestling in a peaceful location in the small pretty hamlet of Lower Eype, this 18th-century detached and thatched character cottage offers a great holiday home which families will love. Set only ½ mile from the beach and a mile from the market

Picture Of Highfield, Bridport

Highfield, Bridport.

Sleeps: 8

Pets Allowed: Yes

Property Ref: DXV

Set in a stunning cliffside location with spectacular views of Charmouth Bay and Lyme Regis, this beautiful property offers uninterrupted coastal views as far as Torquay some 50 miles away. The New England-style, single-storey house and annex is idea

Picture Of The Cottage, Bridport

The Cottage, Bridport.

Sleeps: 8

Pets Allowed: Yes

Property Ref: W40010

Magnificent country views_Tucked away down a little country lane, with magnificent views across the marshwood vale is this charming period thatched cottage._Originally 3 farm workers cottages dating back to the 18th century, the cottage has been symp

Picture Of The Mill House, Bridport

The Mill House, Bridport.

Sleeps: 8

Pets Allowed: No

Property Ref: DVH

In rolling Dorset countryside, in the small hamlet of Kittwhistle and in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty between Lyme Bay (14 miles) and Chard (6 miles), this detached property with commanding views across a river valley and country is in an ex

Picture Of The Old Post Office, Bridport

The Old Post Office, Bridport.

Sleeps: 8

Pets Allowed: Yes

Property Ref: DSR

The Old Post Office on The Green is an attractive and charming period cottage, believed to be over 200 years old, and built of stone with a whitened rough-cast rendered exterior under a thatched roof. Serving as the village post office until 1935, it

Picture Of Venn Orchard, Bridport

Venn Orchard, Bridport.

Sleeps: 8

Pets Allowed: Yes

Property Ref: W41166

Unspoilt valley / 2 miles from coast_Nestling in an unspoilt valley between Bridport and Lyme Regis, 1 mile north of the small village of Chideock and 2 miles from the stunning World Heritage Jurassic Coastline, this detached bungalow is in a superb

Picture Of Waycroft House, Bridport

Waycroft House, Bridport.

Sleeps: 8

Pets Allowed: Yes

Property Ref: DYH

In a lovely rural location with stunning country views over rolling Dorset countryside and only 6 miles from West Bay and Lyme Regis on the famous World Heritage Jurassic Coast of Lyme Bay, this spacious detached hamstone house provides excellent hol

Picture Of Camesworth Farmhouse, Bridport

Camesworth Farmhouse, Bridport.

Sleeps: 8

Pets Allowed: No

Property Ref: W3316

Shared outdoor heated swimming pool_This pretty 17th century farmhouse on a site dating back to the Domesday Book nestles in the peaceful Dorset countryside._It has been sympathetically modernised whilst retaining many original features including bea

Picture Of Copper Beech, Bridport

Copper Beech, Bridport.

Sleeps: 8

Pets Allowed: No

Property Ref: DXK

This restored detached holiday home, with a heated indoor swimming-pool and 4 bedrooms all en-suite, is set in the heart of the quaint village of Netherbury, between the famous World Heritage Jurassic Coast (6 miles) and the small market town of Be

Picture Of Garden Cottage , Dorchester

Garden Cottage , Dorchester.

Sleeps: 8

Pets Allowed: Yes

Property Ref: B5749

This extremely spacious 17th-century thatched cottage was once the village bakery. One of a pair, it nestles peacefully in the pretty hamlet of Plush, amidst the rolling hills of the beautiful Dorset countryside. Whilst the cottage has been extended

Picture Of Longcutts Barn, Dorchester

Longcutts Barn, Dorchester.

Sleeps: 8

Pets Allowed: Yes

Property Ref: DWV

Longcutts Barn was originally built in the 16th century and was one of the main barns of a large working farm situated in the village of Winfrith Newburgh. This converted barn has wonderful large rooms which makes it ideal for entertaining, and also

Picture Of Manor Drive Cottage, Dorchester

Manor Drive Cottage, Dorchester.

Sleeps: 8

Pets Allowed: Yes

Property Ref: DUR

Lying in the quiet village of West Stafford, this pretty Grade II listed thatched cottage makes the perfect holiday base from which to explore Hardy’s Wessex. Adjoining another property, it offers walks from the door and along the Jurassic coas

Picture Of The Gatehouse, Dorchester

The Gatehouse, Dorchester.

Sleeps: 8

Pets Allowed: No

Property Ref: W41364

Excellent base for Dorset/Coarse fishing_Nestling below the Wessex Ridgeway and close to the spectacular Dorset World Heritage Coastline between Bridport and Lyme Regis, The Gatehouse is part of an educational complex in Hooke near the quaint town of

Picture Of The Library, Dorchester

The Library, Dorchester.

Sleeps: 8

Pets Allowed: No

Property Ref: DYG

Formerly the private library of the manor house, this unique detached holiday cottage is an ideal base for exploring on foot, by bicycle or in the car. Hardy’s Monument and Dorchester, 2 miles. The coast is 5 miles away, with ‘chocolate-b

Picture Of Churn House, Dorchester

Churn House, Dorchester.

Sleeps: 8

Pets Allowed: Yes

Property Ref: DPT

Situated in the pretty village of Dewlish, surrounded by the rolling Dorset hills, these two highly individual and beautifully converted 18th-century farm buildings occupy a quiet corner of a courtyard on the edge of a 500-acre dairy and arable farm.

Picture Of Cob Cottage, Dorchester

Cob Cottage, Dorchester.

Sleeps: 8

Pets Allowed: No

Property Ref: DUJ

Believed to date back to the 15th century, this delightful Grade II listed thatched cottage with enclosed garden is located in the historic Dorset village of Tolpuddle. Adjoining another property and renovated to a high standard, Cob Cottage offers u

Picture Of Durbaville, Greenwood Grange

Durbaville, Greenwood Grange.

Sleeps: 8

Pets Allowed: No

Property Ref: DTK

Greenwood Grange offers the ideal holiday combination - premium quality accommodation, fine facilities all within a family-run friendly and welcoming atmosphere, and it has achieved a Green Tourism Business Scheme Silver Award in 2009_ Set at Highe

Picture Of Coomb Barton, Greenwood Grange

Coomb Barton, Greenwood Grange.

Sleeps: 8

Pets Allowed: No

Property Ref: DKG

Greenwood Grange offers the ideal holiday combination - premium quality accommodation, fine facilities all within a family-run friendly and welcoming atmosphere, and it has achieved a Green Tourism Business Scheme Silver Award in 2009_ Set at Highe

Picture Of Lyme, Harcombe House

Lyme, Harcombe House.

Sleeps: 8

Pets Allowed: No

Property Ref: DQN

An ancient landscape of rolling downs, sheltered valleys and Iron Age forts, immortalised in Hardy’s writings ..._ Enjoying a truly tranquil position in the village of Harcombe Bottom, close to the popular resort of Lyme Regis, Harcombe House

Picture Of Woodhouse, Harcombe House

Woodhouse, Harcombe House.

Sleeps: 8

Pets Allowed: No

Property Ref: DQQ

An ancient landscape of rolling downs, sheltered valleys and Iron Age forts, immortalised in Hardy’s writings ..._ Enjoying a truly tranquil position in the village of Harcombe Bottom, close to the popular resort of Lyme Regis, Harcombe House

Picture Of Perhams House, Lyme Regis

Perhams House, Lyme Regis.

Sleeps: 8

Pets Allowed: No

Property Ref: DJD

Nestling in the peaceful Dorset countryside, just 2 miles from the sandy beach at Lyme Regis, this attractive stone farmhouse stands in its own large and colourful garden, and has been refurbished to provide very comfortable family accommodation

Picture Of The Forge, Marshwood Manor

The Forge, Marshwood Manor.

Sleeps: 8

Pets Allowed: Yes

Property Ref: DUS

A delightful base for your holiday, set in glorious countryside close to unspoilt beaches._ Marshwood Manor offers excellent accommodation and facilities in a tranquil rural setting, surrounded by Dorset’s loveliest countryside, and only 5&nb

Picture Of The Hayloft, Marshwood Manor

The Hayloft, Marshwood Manor.

Sleeps: 8

Pets Allowed: Yes

Property Ref: DWS

A delightful base for your holiday, set in glorious countryside close to unspoilt beaches._ Marshwood Manor offers excellent accommodation and facilities in a tranquil rural setting, surrounded by Dorset’s loveliest countryside, and only 5&nb

Picture Of Oak Tree Cottage, Poole

Oak Tree Cottage, Poole.

Sleeps: 8

Pets Allowed: No

Property Ref: DWG

Oak Tree Cottage provides beautifully maintained accommodation and is finished to an extremely high standard. Set down a gravel lane, this detached cottage has a large farmhouse-style kitchen which is open-plan with the dining area - making it the re

Picture Of Brook Cottage , Shaftesbury

Brook Cottage , Shaftesbury.

Sleeps: 8

Pets Allowed: Yes

Property Ref: 14937

Set in a rural location in north Dorset, close to the Wiltshire/Somerset border, this 19th century cottage of local stone has been sympathetically refurbished and extended retaining character and charm but with modern facilities. The Abbey town of Sh

Picture Of Stable Cottage, Stable Cottages

Stable Cottage, Stable Cottages.

Sleeps: 8

Pets Allowed: No

Property Ref: 14804

This honey coloured stone cottage is set on a 166 acre farm looking out over the courtyard. Lyme Regis, a fossil hunter’s paradise with its spectacular cliff top walks and unique cob is within 3 miles - lively Bridport with its twice weekly mar

Picture Of Garwoods, Swanage

Garwoods, Swanage.

Sleeps: 8

Pets Allowed: No

Property Ref: 24502

This holiday property is close to the sandy beach and the promenade which runs along Swanage Bay. It is ideally set in a residential area for both the beach, shops, pubs and restaurants and the Purbeck Hills for exploring the footpaths and South West

Picture Of Highview, Swanage

Highview, Swanage.

Sleeps: 8

Pets Allowed: No

Property Ref: 23518

Stunning views over Swanage Bay can be enjoyed from the large decked elevated terrace. This detached house is one of a pair of holiday homes set out upside down with the living space on the first floor to make the most of the views. Highview is just


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