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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Bridport, Dorset

WY403

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£1023 - £2318
per week
From £767 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
  • Beach 2 miles
  • Pub 2 miles
  • Open fire or Woodburner

Charmouth, Dorset

WY383

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£276 - £613
per week
From £207 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
  • Swimming pool
  • Beach 2 miles
  • Pub 1 mile

Bridport, Dorset

WY396

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£360 - £816
per week
From £270 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
  • Beach 2 miles
  • Open fire or Woodburner

Bridport, Dorset

WY400

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£498 - £1128
per week
From £374 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
  • Beach 6 miles
  • Pub 0.5 miles

Dorchester, Dorset

WY408

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£375 - £850
per week
From £281 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
  • Beach 9 miles

Bridport, Dorset

WY392

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£422 - £937
per week
From £317 for a 3-night stay
  • A traditional sandstone cottage in the heart of the beautiful village of Loders, just 2 miles from the vibrant market town of Bridport.
  • 5 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Pet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Beach 3 miles
  • Open fire or Woodburner

Charmouth, Dorset

WY395

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£299 - £685
per week
From £224 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
  • Swimming pool
  • Beach 1 mile
  • Pub 1 mile

Weymouth, Dorset

WY394

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£382 - £865
per week
From £287 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • Rose Cottage is a pretty two bedroom cottage, with a cosy, welcoming feel. Situated in Weymouth, approximately 4 miles from the town centre and beach.
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Pet
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Beach 5 miles
  • Pub 2 miles

Bridport, Dorset

WY401

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£429 - £954
per week
From £322 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
  • Beach 1 mile
  • 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
10% Off!

Beaminster, Dorset

WY368

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£399 - £897
per week
From £299 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
  • Pub 0.3 miles
  • Open fire or Woodburner

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