Selection of holiday apartments and Dorset cottages
Find the ideal Dorset holiday accommodation for you
The county of Dorset is truly unmissable; it is steeped in natural history and forms part of the quintessential British coast and one of England’s finest coastlines in the West Country. The beauty of the Jurassic Coast makes this a veritable holiday destination time and time again, and you can find plenty of holiday lettings in Dorset which will allow you to enjoy the dramatic cliffs and fossilised landscape. Here at Hundredrooms, we understand that finding the perfect holiday rental in Dorset can be a stressful task; this is why we’ve taken the time to compile all of the best in one place for you to compare. All you have to do is tell us how many people you’re travelling with, and how long you’re staying for. The rest we’ll take care of. Need anything else? What about dog friendly holiday accommodation in Dorset? Or perhaps you’re looking for something that can accommodate a large group. We have it all here. Dorset is the perfect destination for water sports such as swimming and kayaking, and has plenty of stately homes for you to marvel at. Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Jurassic Coast is dotted with gorgeous bays such as Durdle Door, and many beaches for you and the family to enjoy during your stay in one of the best Dorset holiday apartments and cottages. While it is mostly made up of beautiful countryside, Dorset comprises places such as Bournemouth and popular towns such as Weymouth and Lyme Regis. A popular option for many visitors is also to stau in Bridport. Lose yourself in its gorgeous surroundings; take a visit to Corfe Castle or Brownsea Island, and retire to your holiday rentals in Devon Jurassic Coast. Booking with Hundredrooms means you will experience the Dorset of ‘Tess of the D’Urbervilles’ by Thomas Hardy.
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Places to stay in Dorset
- Bournemouth: A seaside town that has been popular for Dorset holiday rentals since the Victorian era. It has an exciting nightlife and is still a popular destination for all ages. It is also popular for water sports and was a veritable spa destination over a century ago. You can still find many spa treatments here, and it is now popular with young people and surfers. Discover cottages in Bournemouth here.
- Lyme Regis: This town is also known as the ‘Pearl of Dorset’, and borders Devon. Here many fossils can be found that form part of its Jurassic heritage, with which many choose to get involved both expert and amateur alike. Find a self-catering cottage here and you too can enjoy the coast. Find the best cottages in Lyme Regis here.
- Swanage: Another beautiful coastal town located at the east end of the Isle of Purbeck. It was a popular Victorian holiday destination, and is now a popular place to visit due its fantastic sandy beaches for which many choose to book holiday lets in Dorset. Explore all of the best cottages in Swanage here.
- Poole: A Dorset port town, which is the ideal place to find luxury cottages in Dorset. It is a popular place to stay for its fantastic places to eat, water sport facilities and boat trips along the coast. The most popular beach is Sandbanks where you will find some of the most decadent Dorset accommodation. Find cottages in Poole here.
- Christchurch: This town has become popular due to its 1000-year old Priory. It is located next to the New Forest and is home to a Norman castle. It has a beautiful harbour and plenty of varied landscapes such as saltmarsh, meadows and more. We have plenty of cottages in Christchurch for you to take a closer look at.
- Isle of Portland: Just south of Weymouth is this island which is made up of a barrier beach called Chesil Beach. Portland Harbour which is in between is one of the largest man-made ones in the world. Find holiday rentals in Isle of Portland here.
Durdle Door and other points of interest
- Durdle Door: Perhaps one of the most important visual landmarks in the country, this natural limestone arch is located near Lulworth. It derives its name from the Old English ‘thirl’ which means bore or drill.
- Isle of Portland: Another limestone feature along the coastline, this island is located in the English coast just 5 miles off the coast of Dorset.
- Old Harry Rocks: Geological wonders make up the majority of the coastline, and here you will find three chalk formations located on the Isle of Purbeck.
- Corfe Castle: This fortification is one of the UK’s most important survivors of the English Civil War. It was built by William the Conqueror and dates back to the 11th century.
- Brownsea Island: Out of the series of islands located in Poole Harbour, this island is owned by the National Trust and has cliff top views across. The island was once used for an experimental camp in 1907 leading to the birth of the Scout movement for which it is particularly famous.
- Portland Bill Lighthouse: Discover maritime wonders in a lighthouse dating back to the 1900s. Here you can explore the keepers’ quarters and the museum.