Lulworth Cove and South Dorset Cottages

Fishermen have plied their trade from Lulworth Cove for centuries and still catch bass, conger, pollack and wrasse, even lobster there. The area and its immediate surroundings have a long history of smuggling and local folklore is rich with tales of desperate brigands and their running battles with the customs men and militia sent to catch them.

There’s also a rich literary history and the poet Keats spent his last hours on British soil at Lulworth while Rupert Brooke wrote poems there to his lost love and Bertrand Russell and various lovers outraged the locals by skinny-dipping!

The nearby village of Chaldon Herring was a writers’ hotspot in the 1920s and 1930s as home to the Powys brothers and sisters – Gertrude, Theodore, Llewellyn, John Cooper and Philippa – while the political sympathies and love affair of Sylvia Warner and Valentine Ackland who lived at West Chaldon aroused the attentions of MI5. 

In another local literary link TE Lawrence – the famous Lawrence of Arabia – lived at Clouds Hill while stationed at Bovington Camp close to where he was killed in a motorcycle accident in 1935.

Take a little time to browse through our selection of holiday cottages in South Dorset. We’re certain you’ll find something just right for a truly special Dorset holiday

Due to high demand from our guests, we have recently started looking for properties in this area. If you have a property and are considering letting, please get in touch with Claire, our property manager on 01929 448694 or email c.macdonald@dorsetcottages.co.uk



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Worth Matravers, Dorset

WY115

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£460 - £950
per week
From £345 for a 3-night stay
  • A beautiful family cottage set in a delightful old village, has three good sized bedrooms and lovely garden. Excellent for a family escape to rural Dorset.
  • 8 Guests
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Pub 0.4 miles

Harmans Cross, Dorset

WY278

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£527 - £1337
per week
From £395 for a 3-night stay
  • This lovely detached house is set in a very large garden and sits on the slopes of the Nine Barrow Down and is ideal as a base for exploring the Isle of Purbeck.
  • 8 Guests
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 1 Pet
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Pub 2.6 miles
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Acton, Dorset

WY330

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£399 - £899
per week
From £299 for a 3-night stay
  • 3 Star Gold
  • Grab this seasonal offer! 20% off bookings that start and finish before the 21st December 2018!
  • Get a Massive 25% Off any Holidays taken between 3rd January - 19th April 2019!
  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Pet
  • No WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Pub 0.8 miles
  • Open fire or woodburner
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Weymouth, Dorset

WY406

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£358 - £795
per week
From £269 for a 3-night stay
  • WOW! 10% off any holidays taken at our West Dorset properties until the end of 2018!
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
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Weymouth, Dorset

WY397

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£761 - £1690
per week
From £571 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • WOW! 10% off any holidays taken at our West Dorset properties until the end of 2018!
  • 8 Guests
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 1 Pet
  • WiFi
  • Beach 2 miles
  • Pub 1 mile

Worth Matravers, Dorset

WY334

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£428 - £925
per week
From £321 for a 3-night stay
  • 3 Star Gold
  • A lovely, well lit bungalow set within a glorious secluded garden and situated in the centre of the village, just minutes from the village duck pond. The Square & Compass pub is only a short stroll away.
  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Pub 0.1 miles
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