Holiday rentals and lettings in Dorset

Holiday rentals and lettings in Dorset

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Best Holiday Rentals & Lettings in Dorset

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Holiday Rental for 2 People in Bridport, Jurassic Coast
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Bridport, Jurassic Coast
Holiday Rental • 2 Guests • 2 People
9.7
(14 reviews)
Farthings is in the wing of a country house perfect for a couple close to the historic market town of Bridport.. 8 steps to entrance.All on the Ground Floor: Open plan living space.Living area: Freeview TVDining area.Kitchen area: 2-Ring Hob, Microwave, FridgeBedroom area: Double (4ft 6in) BedShower Room: Cubicle Shower, Toilet. Electric central heating included. No children.. All properties: Electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking.. Set in the unspoilt village of Bothenhampton about a mile from Bridport and the new harbour of West Bay, where...
from £30 / night
Holiday Rental for 3 People in West Bay, Jurassic Coast
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West Bay, Jurassic Coast
Holiday Rental • 3 Guests • 2 Bedrooms
9.8
(12 reviews)
Located on the famous Chesil Beach and World heritage Jurassic Coastline is this third floor apartment, an excellent location for exploring the area.. (With Lift Access).All on the Third Floor: Open plan living space.Living area: Freeview TV, DVD PlayerDining area.Kitchen area: Electric Cooker, Microwave, Fridge/Freezer, Dishwasher, Washing MachineBedroom 1: Kingsize (5ft) Bed Ensuite: Cubicle Shower, ToiletBedroom 2: Single (3ft) BedBathroom: Bath With Shower Attachment, Cubicle Shower, Toilet. Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Private parking for...
from £57 / night
Holiday Rental for 2 People in Dorset, South West England
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Dorset, South West England
Holiday Rental • 2 Guests • 1 Bedroom
9.7
(15 reviews)
This single storey barn conversion for two is ideally placed for exploring historic houses and many attractions nearby.. 2 steps to entrance.All on the Ground Floor: Open plan living space.Living area: Freeview TV, DVD Player, CD Player, Electric Woodburner, Selection Of DVD’SDining area.Kitchen area: Electric Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, DishwasherBedroom: Zip And Link 2 x Single (3ft) Beds Ensuite Wet Room: Shower, Toilet. Oil central heating (£25 per week October-April), electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Cot and highchair. Enclosed, lawned garden with patio and garden furn...
from £41 / night

Prices and availability

Current Holiday letting prices Dorset

£214for 29 Jun - 6 Jul
£222 annual average
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Current holiday letting availability Dorset

12%for 29 Jun - 6 Jul
49% annual average
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Highlights in Dorset

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

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.

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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!

Information about holiday lettings in Dorset

🏡 Holiday lettings available: 2494 properties.
💳 Discount available: up to -57%.
🌙 Minimum price per night: from £44.
⭐ Most popular amenities: Wi-Fi, garden and balcony.
🐾 Pet-friendly: 1217 properties.
📶 For workation: 96% of the properties.
🏊 With pool: 122 properties.

FAQs: Holiday Rentals & Lettings in Dorset

Which services can you expect to find at the holiday lettings in Dorset?

When looking at the services offered by Holidu, it seems that the holiday lettings in Dorset offer everything that travellers desire! Here, holiday lettings generally are equipped with a variety of facilities, the most popular being: Wi-Fi (95%), garden (70%), and balcony (23%)... Pretty cool!

What are the reviews like for the holiday lettings in Dorset?

On average, the holiday lettings here are pretty well rated. Last year's information reveals that 29% of holiday lettings have a rating average of 4.5 stars. This is a fairly high percentage which allows us to confirm that you will without a doubt find the ideal holiday letting for a wonderful holiday!

Are the holiday lettings in Dorset suitable for holiday-makers and their pets?

Of course! In Dorset, 47% of the holiday lettings offer the possibility for travellers to take their pets with them, and 70% also have a garden!

Do the holiday lettings in Dorset tend to have Wi-Fi?

Of course! According to the data collected last year, 95% of holiday lettings in Dorset have an internet connection. You will be able to access your emails and favourite social media sites during your stay!

What are the prices like for holiday lettings in Dorset?

A big percentage of holiday lettings in Dorset (94%) roughly cost less than £100 a night. This is the dream destination for reserving a budget-friendly holiday letting!

Do the holiday lettings in Dorset generally have a fireplace or a swimming pool?

It's quite uncommon. According to Holidu's data, only 5% of holiday lettings in Dorset have a swimming pool.

Are the holiday lettings in Dorset suitable for stays with the whole family or rather for a weekend break as a couple?

Judging by information from Holidu, 82% of holiday lettings are perfect for families with up to four guests. Approximately 82% of the holiday lettings here have at least two separate bedrooms. This is the perfect destination for small groups of friends!

When planning a luxurious trip to Dorset, are holiday lettings a good choice?

By looking at the holiday rental portal Holidu, we say that the holiday lettings in Dorset are often an excellent option for those who want to enjoy a luxurious stay. Here, 5% of the accommodations have a swimming pool, 70% have a garden and even 1% have a sauna. Also, if what you are looking for is lots of space, 82% of the holiday lettings can accommodate big groups, and 70% have green spaces nearby.

When it is best to travel to Dorset?

According to the amenities found at the holiday lettings in Dorset, it is the perfect destination both in summer and winter. This is because there are very varied options, with all the characteristics one can imagine. Therefore, you will be able to enjoy Dorset when you feel like it.

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