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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Weymouth, Dorset

WY436

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£425 - £964
per week
From £319 for a 3-night stay
  • Casa Merocca is a quaint stone fronted terraced house situated in a residential street, just a stone’s throw away from Weymouth’s historic harbour. Great for a family holiday providing an excellent base to discover the Jurassic Coast and Dorset Countryside.
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Beach 1 mile
10% Off!

Weymouth, Dorset

WY437

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£338 - £765
per week
From £254 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • Special offerAn amazing 10% offer if you book at 3 By The Sea for July or August 2019!
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Beach 0.1 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles
New Property

Weymouth, Dorset

WY435

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£358 - £811
per week
From £269 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • 5 at the beach is a newly renovated property located in one of the many character buildings on Weymouth’s esplanade.
  • 4 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
New Property

Weymouth, Dorset

WY434

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£358 - £811
per week
From £269 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • 4 at the Beach is a stunning contemporary first floor flat located right on Weymouth beach front
  • 4 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
New Property

Weymouth, Dorset

WY458

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£448 - £1014
per week
From £336 for a 3-night stay
  • Fisherbridge is the perfect place for a family get away, located close to the beach and local shops you have plenty to do on your doorstep!
  • 5 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Beach 1 mile
  • Pub 0.2 miles

Worth Matravers, Dorset

WY115

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£465 - £1006
per week
From £349 for a 3-night stay
  • 3 Star
  • 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
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pub 0.4 miles

Harmans Cross, Dorset

WY278

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£532 - £1377
per week
From £399 for a 3-night stay
  • 3 Star
  • 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
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pub 2.6 miles
20% Off!

Acton, Dorset

WY330

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£405 - £935
per week
From £304 for a 3-night stay
  • 3 Star Gold
  • Special offer20% Off any new bookings that are taken for September and October 2019 at West View House!
  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Pet
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pub 0.8 miles
  • Open fire or Woodburner

Weymouth, Dorset

WY406

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£362 - £829
per week
From £272 for a 3-night stay
  • 3 Star
  • Situated just a short walk from Bowleaze Coveway, a popular beach to the East of Weymouth, Bowleaze Beach Apartment is a spacious two bedroom first floor apartment, with a view of the sea, and private off road parking.
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Pets
  • 1 Bathroom

Weymouth, Dorset

WY397

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£769 - £1758
per week
From £577 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • Perfect for a family get-together or a group of friends.  This immaculately presented five bedroom house has a welcoming, sociable and fun feel.
  • 8 Guests
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 1 Pet
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Beach 2 miles
  • Pub 1 mile

Worth Matravers, Dorset

WY334

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£432 - £985
per week
From £324 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
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pub 0.1 miles
New Property

Weymouth, Dorset

WY455

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£281 - £638
per week
From £211 for a 3-night stay
  • Bumble Bees is a delightful, modern one bedroom ground floor annexe located in a popular area of Weymouth. It has been recently renovated to a high standard with quality finishes throughout. The annex is ideal for couples looking to explore the Jurrasic coast, local cycle routes or the vibrant seaside town of Weymouth!
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Beach 2 miles
  • Pub 1 mile
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