Holiday rentals and lettings in Dorset

Holiday rentals and lettings in Dorset

Start comparing over 2334 rentals in Dorset and book at the best price!

Find offers

Free cancellation
Holiday home
Holiday apartment
Pool
Internet
Pets allowed
4.0
 & higher

Holiday Rentals & Lettings in Dorset

Holiday rental for 2 people, with terrace in Dorset
Holiday rental for 2 people, with terrace
1 bedroom300m to the beach
4.0
from £84 / night
Holiday rental for 2 people, with view, child-friendly in Dorset
Holiday rental for 2 people, with view, child-friendly
1 bedroom3.8km to the beach
4.6
(320 reviews)
from £92 / nightFREE cancellation
Holiday rental for 2 people in Dorset
Holiday rental for 2 people
1 bedroom600m to the beach
from £49 / night
Holiday letting for 2 people, with garden and view, child-friendly in Dorset
Holiday letting for 2 people, with garden and view, child-friendly
1 bedroom7km to the beach
4.8
(112 reviews)
from £87 / nightFREE cancellation

Best holiday rental deals in Dorset

Holiday rental for 2 people, with pets in Dorset
Tue, 30/08 - Thu, 01/09
Holiday rental for 2 people, with pets
1 bedroom
4.5
(156 reviews)
£230 £250 8%
Holiday rental for 2 people in Dorset
Fri, 23/09 - Mon, 26/09
Holiday rental for 2 people
1 bedroom150m to the beach
4.0
(344 reviews)
£238 £430 45%
Holiday rental for 3 people, with hot tub and garden, child-friendly in Dorset
Mon, 12/09 - Wed, 14/09
Holiday rental for 3 people, with hot tub and garden, child-friendly
1 bedroom6.1km to the beach
4.9
(45 reviews)
£350 £399 12%FREE cancellation
Holiday rental for 4 people, with hot tub and sauna as well as pool and terrace in Dorset
Sat, 10/09 - Wed, 14/09
Holiday rental for 4 people, with hot tub and sauna as well as pool and terrace
2 bedrooms3.3km to the beach
4.4
(42 reviews)
£1,018 £1,251 19%FREE cancellation

Holiday Rentals with Free Cancellation

Holiday rental for 2 people, with garden in Dorset
Holiday rental for 2 people, with garden
1 bedroom550m to the beach
4.7
(116 reviews)
from £85 / nightFREE cancellation
Holiday rental for 2 people, with garden in Dorset
Holiday rental for 2 people, with garden
1 bedroom
4.6
(95 reviews)
from £109 / nightFREE cancellation
Holiday rental for 2 people in Dorset
Holiday rental for 2 people
1 bedroom150m to the beach
4.0
(344 reviews)
from £92 / nightFREE cancellation
Holiday letting for 2 people, with view in Dorset
Holiday letting for 2 people, with view
1 bedroom5km to the beach
4.7
(109 reviews)
from £90 / nightFREE cancellation

Pet-friendly Holiday Rentals & Lettings

Holiday rental for 2 people, with hot tub, with pets in Dorset
Holiday rental for 2 people, with hot tub, with pets
1 bedroom
4.8
(200 reviews)
from £167 / nightFREE cancellation
Holiday letting for 2 people, with pets in Dorset
Holiday letting for 2 people, with pets
1 bedroom400m to the beach
4.6
(355 reviews)
from £50 / nightFREE cancellation
Holiday rental for 2 people, with hot tub and garden, child-friendly in Dorset
Holiday rental for 2 people, with hot tub and garden, child-friendly
1 bedroom6.2km to the beach
4.7
(116 reviews)
from £83 / nightFREE cancellation
Holiday rental for 2 people, with garden, child-friendly in Dorset
Holiday rental for 2 people, with garden, child-friendly
1 bedroom9.2km to the beach
4.7
(394 reviews)
from £50 / nightFREE cancellation

Holiday Rentals & Lettings with Pool

Holiday rental for 2 people, with pool and sauna as well as garden in Dorset
Holiday rental for 2 people, with pool and sauna as well as garden
1 bedroom
4.7
(58 reviews)
from £50 / night
Holiday rental for 2 people, with sauna and pool as well as garden, child-friendly in Dorset
Holiday rental for 2 people, with sauna and pool as well as garden, child-friendly
1 bedroom70m to the beach
2.7
(3554 reviews)
from £57 / night
Holiday rental for 4 people, with pool and garden, child-friendly in Dorset
Holiday rental for 4 people, with pool and garden, child-friendly
2 bedrooms1.1km to the beach
from £79 / night
Holiday rental for 2 people, with garden and pool as well as sauna and hot tub, child-friendly in Dorset
Holiday rental for 2 people, with garden and pool as well as sauna and hot tub, child-friendly
1 bedroom700m to the beach
4.1
(640 reviews)
from £93 / night

Holiday Rentals & Lettings with Internet

Holiday letting for 2 people, with view in Dorset
Holiday letting for 2 people, with view
1 bedroom
4.6
(32 reviews)
from £86 / night
Holiday letting for 2 people, with view, child-friendly in Dorset
Holiday letting for 2 people, with view, child-friendly
1 bedroom300m to the beach
4.2
(532 reviews)
from £32 / night
Holiday rental for 4 people, with balcony, child-friendly in Dorset
Holiday rental for 4 people, with balcony, child-friendly
2 bedrooms100m to the beach
from £110 / night
Holiday rental for 2 people in Dorset
Holiday rental for 2 people
1 bedroom60m to the beach
4.6
(268 reviews)
from £37 / night

Find Holiday Rentals & Lettings in Dorset

Map

Highlights in Dorset

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

Most popular in Dorset

Pool 33
Internet 1,992
Pets allowed 986
Balcony/Terrace 238
TV 1,885
Air conditioning 7

Prices and availability

Holiday lettings prices Dorset

£249for 20 Aug - 27 Aug
£223 annual average
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Average price per week

Holiday lettings availability Dorset

5%for 20 Aug - 27 Aug
47% annual average
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
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!

FAQs: Holiday Rentals & Lettings in Dorset

On average, how much do holiday lettings in Dorset cost?

Based on an annual average price of £194, Dorset is not a destination that stands out as the most expensive or the cheapest in the United Kingdom.

When are holiday rentals cheaper in Dorset?

If you would like to save the maximum amount during your visit to Dorset, go there in March (£173 per night on average), May (£175), or April (£180) to find the lowest prices for the whole year.

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

Based on information the cost per night for accommodation is usually higher, on average, during the months of August (£225), July (£213), and January (£210).

Are there usually many holiday lettings available in Dorset?

It's worthwhile to be proactive in Dorset as only 14% of the properties are available, according to our data from the previous year.

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

In the previous year, the months with the largest number of accommodations available in Dorset were January, November, and December with average availabilities of 31%, 24% and 22%, respectively. However, even during the months when the availability is the highest, the average is only 25%. It would be a good idea to always prepare your holiday to Dorset in advance.

During which months are there fewer rentals available in Dorset?

The months with the lowest properties available in Dorset are, in order, August, July and June, with respective average availability figures of 2%, 2%, and 4%, based on data collected from last year. During these three months, availability is really low (3%). Due to this, it is better to book early.

How many lettings are available in Dorset?

We have 2,600 properties for you in Dorset, provided by our 21 local and international partners.

Holidu compares hundreds of websites to find your perfect holiday rental for the best price.

Booking.com Holiday Rentals & Lettings in DorsetBooking.com Holiday Rentals & Lettings in Dorset
Airbnb Holiday Rentals & Lettings in DorsetAirbnb Holiday Rentals & Lettings in Dorset
Vrbo Holiday Rentals & Lettings in DorsetVrbo Holiday Rentals & Lettings in Dorset
Bookiply Holiday Rentals & Lettings in DorsetBookiply Holiday Rentals & Lettings in Dorset
FeWo-direkt Holiday Rentals & Lettings in DorsetFeWo-direkt Holiday Rentals & Lettings in Dorset
Abritel Holiday Rentals & Lettings in DorsetAbritel Holiday Rentals & Lettings in Dorset
HRS Holiday Rentals & Lettings in DorsetHRS Holiday Rentals & Lettings in Dorset
500+ more
  1. Holiday rentals
  2. United Kingdom
  3. England
  4. Southern England
  5. South West England
  6. Dorset