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Popular Lettings in Dorset

Cottage for 2 people, with garden
2 pers., 1 bedroom, 10.3km to the beach
4.9
19 reviews
St. Leonards and St. Ives, Dorset
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£52per night
Cottage for 4 people, with garden
4 pers., 2 bedrooms
4.5
2 reviews
Dorset, South West England
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£55per night
Holiday home for 11 people, with garden
4.7
35 reviews
Dorset, South West England
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£98per night
Cottage for 4 people, with garden
2.9
1 review
Dorset, South West England
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£37per night
Cottage for 4 people, with garden, with pets
4.9
11 reviews
Dorset, South West England
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£41per night
Cottage for 4 people
4.7
6 reviews
Cranborne Chase, South West England
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£38per night
Cottage for 2 people, with view
2 pers., 1 bedroom, 300m to the beach
5.0
2 reviews
Weymouth, Jurassic Coast
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£56per night
Cottage for 4 people
4.8
2 reviews
Lyme Regis, Jurassic Coast
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£129per night
Cottage for 6 people, with garden, with pets
6 pers., 3 bedrooms, 500m to the beach
2.9
1 review
Charmouth, Jurassic Coast
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£57per night
Cottage for 4 people, with garden
4.3
13 reviews
Swanage, Purbeck Heritage Coast
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£55per night
Cottage for 2 people
2 pers., 1 bedroom
Dorset, South West England
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£111per night
Cottage for 8 people, with garden
5.0
2 reviews
Dorset, South West England
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£61per night
Cottage for 2 people
2 pers., 1 bedroom
Dorset, South West England
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£45per night
Holiday home for 9 people, with hot tub and garden
9 pers., 4 bedrooms, 4.9km to the beach
3.7
11 reviews
Purbeck Heritage Coast, South West England
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£312per night
Barn for 4 people, with garden and hot tub, with pets
5.0
19 reviews
Dorset, South West England
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£78per night
Holiday apartment for 2 people, with garden
4.5
19 reviews
Dorset, South West England
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£52per night
Cottage for 4 people, with garden
4 pers., 2 bedrooms, 600m to the beach
3.0
2 reviews
Weymouth, Purbeck Heritage Coast
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£56per night
Log cabin for 2 people, with balcony
2 pers., 1 bedroom, 5.6km to the beach
5.0
1 review
West Dorset Heritage Coast, South West England
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£70per night
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Highlights in Dorset

  • The Jurassic Coast
  • Corfe Castle
  • Swanage Railway
  • The Seafood Festival
  • Durdle door

Most popular in Dorset

Internet 1,554
Pet allowed 701
Balcony/Terrace 544
TV 1,566
Garden 1,161
Parking 1,419
Washing machine 1,417
View 126
Heating 1,510

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Prices and availability

Prices

September
October
November
December
January
£236
15 Aug - 22 Aug
£181 per night
22 Aug - 29 Aug
£182 per night
29 Aug - 05 Sep
£183 per night
05 Sep - 12 Sep
£180 per night
12 Sep - 19 Sep
£174 per night
19 Sep - 26 Sep
£171 per night
26 Sep - 03 Oct
£169 per night
03 Oct - 10 Oct
£161 per night
10 Oct - 17 Oct
£155 per night
17 Oct - 24 Oct
£157 per night
24 Oct - 31 Oct
£166 per night
31 Oct - 07 Nov
£177 per night
07 Nov - 14 Nov
£168 per night
14 Nov - 21 Nov
£155 per night
21 Nov - 28 Nov
£157 per night
28 Nov - 05 Dec
£167 per night
05 Dec - 12 Dec
£172 per night
12 Dec - 19 Dec
£179 per night
19 Dec - 26 Dec
£197 per night
26 Dec - 02 Jan
£211 per night
02 Jan - 09 Jan
£236 per night
09 Jan - 16 Jan
£222 per night
16 Jan - 23 Jan
£179 per night
23 Jan - 30 Jan
£201 per night
Average price per week

Availabilities

September
October
November
December
January
54 %
15 Aug - 22 Aug
1 %
22 Aug - 29 Aug
1 %
29 Aug - 05 Sep
3 %
05 Sep - 12 Sep
4 %
12 Sep - 19 Sep
5 %
19 Sep - 26 Sep
11 %
26 Sep - 03 Oct
17 %
03 Oct - 10 Oct
26 %
10 Oct - 17 Oct
30 %
17 Oct - 24 Oct
28 %
24 Oct - 31 Oct
22 %
31 Oct - 07 Nov
45 %
07 Nov - 14 Nov
50 %
14 Nov - 21 Nov
51 %
21 Nov - 28 Nov
53 %
28 Nov - 05 Dec
53 %
05 Dec - 12 Dec
51 %
12 Dec - 19 Dec
51 %
19 Dec - 26 Dec
33 %
26 Dec - 02 Jan
28 %
02 Jan - 09 Jan
43 %
09 Jan - 16 Jan
53 %
16 Jan - 23 Jan
53 %
23 Jan - 30 Jan
54 %
Percentage of available lettings

Holiday rentals and lettings in Dorset

Enjoy a holiday rental in an idyllic location

Dorset offers a wide range of possibilities to choose from. Whether you are looking for a coastal escape in a seaside modern apartment, a little break in a charming town or just want to spend some time in the countryside to put you back in touch with nature in a country-house, Dorset has got the rental you want. Find truly fabulously convenient locations just within a walking distance from all the attractions and conveniences a seaside town has to offer or opt for an inland quiet hamlet nestled in the Dorset countryside to be away from the bustle of the town. Beautiful converted barns, utterly gorgeous cottages and quintessentially English deco is on offer for you to enjoy.

The perfect holiday accommodations

The perfect rentals for small groups, big families and friends gatherings. Whatever your needs are, Dorset has got you covered. Plenty of rentals for you to choose from that will suit every taste and budget. Many properties can accommodate up to 22 guests in large properties in the countryside or smaller groups and families up to 8-10 people in lettings near the seaside with all the amenities included. Sprawling gardens for lawn games, a sun-trapping terrace and nice porches to lay down and soak up the surrounding field or sea views. Shops, restaurants and local attractions are just a pleasant stroll away.

Holiday in Dorset

The area and getting around

Dorset for everyone to enjoy

Dorset is a county in southwestern England and comprises Dorset, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole. The Jurassic coast was the first-ever natural site to make the UNESCO World Heritage list in December 2001. Its cultural heritage allows you to have a unique activity enjoying a film at Lulworth Castle, one of the best experiences ever. Courtesy of the Luna Cinema, you can watch classic movies projected onto a screen on a 17th century castle! Hunt for ghosts at Knowlton Church or have yourself an adventure and follow Enyd Blyton’s footsteps. The writer used many Dorset landscapes as an inspiration for her novels. Do you remember the Famous Five? But if you are looking for adrenaline-pumping emotions tackle some of England’s best climbing routes in the isle of Portland, perfect for climbers of all levels.

Getting to know the Jurassic Coast

A day out in Lyme Regis, considered the Pearl of Dorset, is a must on your ticking list while in the area. A bustling harbour, a vibrant dining scene and also a popular spot for fossil-hunters! Are you more into frocks than rocks? Have a look around the handful of exclusive and unique shops waiting for you. Islands are also easily accessed by ferry or private boats. Brownsea Island which is home to a Nature Reserve where to spend a wonderful day admiring deer, squirrels and peacocks or you can consider booking tickets for Brownsea Open Air Theatre to enjoy an open air Shakespeare play in this incomparable setting. Goldhill or Bridport are also pretty towns for a wonderful day out and if you want to admire Thomas Hardy’s birthplace cottage, a National Trust property, head to Higher Bockhampton, near Dorchester.

Travellers and activities

Dorset for food lovers

Book a foodie break with the best local produce, the freshest fish and fabulous seafood that you can wash down with wonderful wines and awesome ales. The best award winning restaurants, seafront cafés and traditional pubs. The food on your plate comes from the garden and the wine in your glass is from a local vineyard. Can you think of anything better?

Dorset for entertainment lovers

Entertainment never ends in Dorset. There is a great variety of traditional theatres where to enjoy performing arts. From traditional Shakespeare’s plays to famous comedians, local amateur dramatics and live orchestras. For a relaxed evening, look for the latest blockbusters at a nearby cinema. And if you still have the energy for some more, let your hair down and have a big night out to see your favourite band, big artist and all time legends!

There are only five counties in England that don’t have a motorway, and Dorset is one of them!

Top 5 travel spots in Dorset

1. Get on The Swanage Railway

To enjoy a vintage experience jump on a picture postcard train making its way through the gorgeous Isle of Purbeck and passing the magnificent and iconic ruins of Corfe Castle to the sandy beach of Swanage. Stations are located at Norden, Corfe Castle, Harmans Cross, Herston Halt and Swanage.

2. Corfe Castle, a medieval experience

This is the site of a romantic ruined castle of the same name, surrounded by the Purbeck hills. Want to know more about tales of treason and treachery? Corfe Castle has got them in every corner! Feel history come alive between these fallen walls and secret places and discover years of Corfe Castle’s history as a royal palace and fortress. Have some fun trying to spot the “murder-holes”, count the arrow loops and then, dress up like they did in medieval times with swords and shields included! It will captivate children and adults alike!

3. Visit the impressive Jurassic Coast

As one of the most popular destinations in Great Britain, the Jurassic Coast draws visitors from all over the world. Hunt for fossils, visit a museum, appreciate the stunning scenery on foot following one of many walks in the area or cycle between towns. Many beaches are dog friendly so you can take you canine companion on holidays too!

4. Durdle door and Lulworth cove, wonders of nature

Another Dorset iconic landmark eroded by time and nature around 140 million years ago. This magnificent natural limestone archway over the sea, together with its splendid cove, is another masterpiece at this eastern gateway of the Jurassic Coast from this great sculptor called Mother Nature. The name Durdle comes from the old English word “thirl” meaning to pierce or drill. Between September and May is quieter than the rest of the year to have a relaxing day at the beach. If you go when it’s peak time use public transport, walk or cycle.

5. Dorset Seafood festival

This annual event is held for two days. Weymouth harbour becomes a lively market lined with stalls selling local produce. Taste the cheese and chutneys, Asian foods and of course, the mouthwatering seafood. It is a must and you cannot leave Dorset without trying it!

FAQ: Frequently asked questions about holiday rentals in Dorset

How much does it cost to rent a holiday letting in Dorset?

By looking at its annual average price of £156.76, Dorset is not a destination that stands out for being the most expensive or the cheapest in the United Kingdom.

Which month allows you to save the most on holiday rentals?

If you seek to make the most of your money, the most budget-friendly months to visit Dorset are March (£121.7 the average price per night for accommodation), February (£140.96), and April (£145.06).

When does the price of holiday rentals in Dorset go up the most?

When it comes to renting a holiday letting in Dorset, the highest prices are found in the month of August (with an average of £191.79 per night), followed by September (£173.32), and July (£171.96).

Is it necessary to plan a trip to Dorset well in advance?

It is better to book your stay in plenty of time when visiting Dorset, as only 28% of our accommodations are usually available throughout the year.

What time of the year can I find more available holiday rentals?

The best months to find available accommodation in Dorset are March (the average amount of properties that are free reached 57.4% of the total in 2019), November (47%), and January (45.5%).

When are fewer lettings available?

Holiday rentals in Dorset reach their peak in demand in August, with an availability rate of 5%. The second most requested month is September, with 9.75%, and third is July with 12.75%.

How many lettings are available in Dorset?

Holidu has 3100 properties in Dorset, offered by 17 different partners.

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