EXPLORE

Dorset

From quaint villages, historic landmarks, to stunning landscapes, what more could you ask for?

With beautiful sunny weather, stunning coastline and countryside, an abundance of fun activities and lots of opportunities to get outside and enjoy nature, Dorset is a great staycation spot. 

A holiday in Dorset is sure to please the whole family as there’s something for everyone. From quaint villages, historic landmarks, to stunning landscapes, what more could you ask for? And with so many holiday cottages on offer, the choice is all yours. 

The great outdoors beckons here so grab your walking boots and bring Fido along for the fun too. Explore the footpaths that cling to the cliffside, tackle a cycling trail across the rolling hills or sunbathe at any one of Devon’s many beaches for the day. No matter what floats your holiday boat, Dorset is sure to leave you riding the waves.

TOP Properties

POOL

OAK CLIFF PLACE

DORSET

This magnificent Victorian house in Wootton, Isle of Wight, has uninterrupted views over the Solent to Portsmouth. Light-filled and spacious, it is set in five acres of land including its own small wood and swimming pool.

From £46 pppn | Sleeps 16

BEACH VIEW

DORSET

Sleeping up to 28, this manor house has a rich (and royal) historical background. Adventure beyond the private gates, and find a grand property that wouldn’t look out of place in a period drama.

From £66 pppn | Sleeps 8

TURNIP COTTAGE

DORSET

Sleeping up to 28, this manor house has a rich (and royal) historical background. Adventure beyond the private gates, and find a grand property that wouldn’t look out of place in a period drama.

From £27 pppn | Sleeps 4

Hot Tub

KEY WEST COTTAGE

DORSET

This magnificent Victorian house in Wootton, Isle of Wight, has uninterrupted views over the Solent to Portsmouth. Light-filled and spacious, it is set in five acres of land including its own small wood and swimming pool.

From £70 pppn | Sleeps 16

DORSET ECO RETREATS

DORSET

A splendid collection of three unique eco retreats situated in rural and beautiful North Dorset, each enjoying a wood fired hot tub and enviable views. Perfect for extended families or group of friends to celebrate a special occasion together, whilst allowing privacy and the comfort of individual dwellings.

From £41 pppn | Sleeps 16

THE GATE HOUSE

DORSET

The Gate House is a handsome country house located on the Dean’s Court Estate and is ideal for family holidays and celebrations with friends.

From £41 pppn | Sleeps 16

LANES END COTTAGE

DORSET

Situated in a pretty hamlet amid glorious Dorset countryside, Lanes End Cottage has been furnished and equipped to an exemplary standard with luxury touches throughout including a copper bath and a garden hot tub.

From £65 pppn | Sleeps 4

FERN

DORSET

One of three unique, detached eco retreats, Fern and its neighbours Bracken and Bramble have been constructed in 2020 to the highest standards and enjoy far-reaching views and a decadent wood fired hot tub.

From £45 pppn | Sleeps 4

BRAMBLE

DORSET

Bramble is the smallest of three eco retreats enjoying wonderful rural views and a wood fired hot tub. This newly constructed two bedroom, detached property boasts underfloor heating, a wood burning stove and luxurious copper bath.

From £42 pppn | Sleeps 4

PARK FARM BYRE

DORSET

Park Farm Byre is a stylish and secluded rural barn conversion with a courtyard style garden and Swedish wood fired hot bath, perfectly situated for enjoying the delights of central Dorset and the nearby Jurassic Coast.

From £45 pppn | Sleeps 5

Large

The ORCHARDS

DORSET

The Orchards consists of three individual properties located side by side in the popular village of Bonchurch, and collectively they provide flexible and impressive accommodation for up to 22 guests.

From £40 pppn | Sleeps 22

STAPLEFORD FARM COTTAGES

DORSET

Stapleford Farm Cottages are a collection of impressive barn conversions sleeping up to 20 guests in the three separate cottages of Drackenorth Lodge, Bower Cottage and Tothery Cottage which can all share a large courtyard garden.

From £40 pppn | Sleeps 20

PARK HOUSE

DORSET

Situated within the grounds of the Came House Estate, Park House is a combination of our two handsome houses, The Garden House and The Courtyard House, which together can accommodate up to 19 guests in Palladian style.

From £50 pppn | Sleeps 19

Oak Tree Cottage

DORSET

Oak Tree Cottage is a wonderful property, cleverly combining both traditional and contemporary styles and sitting amongst glorious Dorset countryside with stunning panoramic views all around.

From £41 pppn | Sleeps 7

BROOK FARMHOUSE

DORSET

Brook Farmhouse has been exquisitely refurbished to an impeccable standard to create a well-appointed, spacious and stylish home from home just minutes away from the South Wight Jurassic Coastline.

From £60 pppn | Sleeps 11

THE GARDEN HOUSE

DORSET

The Garden House is an elegant and spacious semi-detached Victorian house within a private Estate, offering guests generous and flexible family accommodation in a wonderful rural setting, and only a short journey from the coast.

From £45 pppn | Sleeps 8

DRACKENORTH LODGE

DORSET

Drackenorth Lodge is a fabulous and impressive converted barn which has generous sized rooms throughout including a dining hall, galleried landing and open-plan sitting room, perfect for a large family gathering.

From £45 pppn | Sleeps 8

Best locations for a staycation in Dorset

Medieval towns, countryside villages and seaside resorts combine to make Dorset the perfect spot for any style of staycation.

West Lulworth

Ideal for: Stunning scenery
Best thing to do: A visit to Dorset isn’t complete without a trip to Durdle Door.

Lulworth Cove is one of the most famous spots along the beautiful Jurassic Coast.  The pretty fishing village of West Lulworth is a great base for exploring this dramatic coastline including one of the most photographed spots in the South: Durdle Door.

Bournemouth

Ideal for: Seaside fun
Best thing to do: Fly high over the rooftops and see the town from above on The Bournemouth Balloon.

For a family-friendly getaway to the seaside, look no further than Bournemouth. This charming town has everything from an award-winning beach and action-packed pier to an abundance of shops, restaurants and attractions.

Wareham

Ideal for: History
Best thing to do: Visit the ruins of the former Saxon stronghold at Corfe Castle.

Wareham is a pretty market town steeped in 2,000 years of history and is one of the few remaining Saxon walled towns left in England. The riverside town, which is surrounded by rolling hills and beautiful views, has a host of unique shops and eateries.

Weymouth

Ideal for: Getting wet and wild
Best thing to do: Take a scenic sightseeing boat trip out to sea and along the coastline.

Weymouth is a buzzing hive of activity with lots of events to enjoy. There’s also a Blue Flag beach and historic harbour that played host to the 2012 Olympic sailing events.

Dorchester

Ideal for: Museums
Best thing to do: Literature lover? Hardy’s Cottage is not to be missed!

Dorchester is the county town of Dorset and is most well-known as the birthplace of author and poet, Thomas Hardy. There are lots of interesting museums about the area as well as family-friendly attractions like the Dinosaur Museum and Teddy Bear Museum!

Why travel when you can enjoy the UK’s best Staycations