West Dorset Holiday Cottages

Long gone are the days when West Dorset was viewed as quaint and old fashioned by the whirling urban centres in the east of the county.

Although its deep-rooted sense of identity is still there in its coastal and rural villages and towns, today it is also famed for gastronomic excellence thanks to the work of celebrity foodies like Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Mark Hix, Mat Follas and Cass Titcombe. As well as high quality old-fashioned seaside fish and chips and hearty pub food there’s a mouth-watering choice of first class eateries, many of them award winning, in and around Bridport, Beaminster, Seatown, Lyme Regis, Weymouth and Sherborne.

The golden cliffs at West Bay and Burton Bradstock are instantly familiar to the millions that watched David Tennant, Olivia Coleman and Jodie Whittaker in the three seasons of ITV crime drama Broadchurch, but they are just aperitifs for a feast of visual thrills in West Dorset.

The county town of Dorchester is laden with treasures dating back to prehistoric times, while Sherborne with its distinctive ochre-coloured ham stone architecture was the ancient capital of Wessex and the final resting place of two Saxon kings of England.

Chesil Beach, 18 miles of pebbles and shingle, connects the port resort of Weymouth in the east to the fascinating village of Abbotsbury, home to a 600-year-old swannery and subtropical gardens founded more than 250 years ago.

Further along the coast is the steep shingle beach and delightful village of Eype and inland the charming villages of the Piddle Valley, the Iron Age hill fort and farm at Eggardon Hill – once owned by the notorious smuggler Isaac Gulliver – and the defiantly male charms of the giant hill figure at Cerne Abbas.

West Dorset really is full of surprises!


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Charmouth, Dorset

WY383

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£312 - £649
per week
From £243 for a 3-night stay
  • 3 Star
  • Situated one mile from Charmouth and three miles from Lyme Regis, Buzzard’s Haunt is perfectly located to explore the Jurassic coast. Surrounded by woodland, with plenty of excellent walks, and a secluded ornamental lake, Buzzard’s Haunt has a peaceful and relaxing feel. Guests have access to the Fernhill Heights hotel outdoor pool and communal BBQ area.
  • 5 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Pet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Private parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Beach 2 miles
  • Pub 1 mile

Bridport, West Dorset

WY396

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£396 - £852
per week
From £306 for a 3-night stay
  • 3 Star
  • Rope Cottage is located just a short walk from the centre of Bridport; one of the most vibrant market towns in Dorset, with an eclectic mix of events and cultural activities taking place throughout the year. Surrounded by some very famous hills, there are endless walking opportunities, as well as cycle trails. West Bay is the closest beach, at approximately 1 mile from Bridport; with its stunning cliffs, busy harbour and recent ‘Broadchurch’ fame. Part of a terrace of traditional rope cottages; the property has lots of character including beautiful stained glass doorways, wood panel walls on the first floor landing, and a a wood burner.
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • On-street parking
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Beach 2 miles

Bridport, Dorset

WY403

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£1059 - £2354
per week
From £803 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • Hardown House is an imposing, detached country residence, set in a stunning elevated rural position, in the village of Morcombelake, with panoramic rural and sea views towards Golden Cap.
  • 8 Guests
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 1 Pet
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • Private parking
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Beach 2 miles
  • Pub 2 miles

Dorchester, Dorset

WY408

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£411 - £886
per week
From £317 for a 3-night stay
  • 3 Star Gold
  • The perfect family cottage, located in the picturesque village of Charminster, just 2 miles from the county town of Dorchester, and 6 miles from Cerne Abbas, home of the Cerne Abbas giant.
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Pet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • Private parking
  • Beach 9 miles

Bridport, West Dorset

WY400

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£534 - £1164
per week
From £410 for a 3-night stay
  • 3 Star Gold
  • Allviews is the prefect family holiday cottage; lots of character, an enclosed rear garden, lovely views stretching far across the surrounding countryside, spacious, whilst also being a cosy and welcoming base from which to explore West Dorset!
  • 5 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Pet
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • Private parking
  • Beach 6 miles
  • Pub 0.5 miles
10% Off!

Weymouth, Dorset

WY394

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£418 - £901
per week
From £323 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • Special offer10% Off if you book at Rose Cottage for a holiday that finishes before the end of September 2019!
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Pet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • Private parking
  • Beach 5 miles
  • Pub 2 miles

Weymouth, West Dorset

WY406

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£398 - £865
per week
From £308 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
  • WiFi
  • Private parking

Weymouth, Dorset

WY397

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£805 - £1794
per week
From £613 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
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • On-street parking
  • Beach 2 miles
  • Pub 1 mile

Bridport, West Dorset

WY401

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£465 - £1009
per week
From £358 for a 3-night stay
  • A delightful cottage, perfectly located in the centre of Bridport, with views over meadows and the River Asker.
  • 5 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Pet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • Private parking
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Beach 1 mile

Charmouth, Dorset

WY395

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£335 - £721
per week
From £260 for a 3-night stay
  • 3 Star
  • Situated one mile from Charmouth and three miles from Lyme Regis, Fern Cottage is perfectly located to explore the Jurassic coast. Fern Cottage is part of a group of cottages associated with the Fernhill Heights hotel, located one mile from Charmouth, on the road to Lyme Regis.  Surrounded by woodland, with plenty of excellent walks, and a secluded ornamental lake, Fern Cottage has a peaceful and relaxing feel.  Guests have access to the Fernhill Heights hotel outdoor pool and communal BBQ area. The Lyme Regis golf course is approximately one mile away.
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • No Pets
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • Private parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Beach 1 mile
  • Pub 1 mile
10% Off!

Beaminster, Dorset

WY368

(No dates selected)

£435 - £933
per week
From £335 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • Special offer10% Special offer if you book a holiday that is taken in September or October 2019!
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Pet
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • On-street parking
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Pub 0.3 miles