Self catering in Dorset

Dorset is the perfect destination for a self catering holiday. You’ll find an excellent choice of quality self catering holiday accommodation including luxury apartments by the sea, idyllic rural holiday cottages, tree top retreats and romantic boltholes - we guarantee Dorset will be just what you're looking for!

A self catering holiday offers you the freedom to come and go as you please and relax in comfortable surroundings with everything you need at your fingertips. You get to enjoy your holiday at your own pace!

Self catering accommodation for everyone!

For families, picture staying in a rustic Dorset farmhouse or log cabin, complete with acres of land for the children to run free, swimming pools, chickens providing fresh eggs in the morning, and glorious walks right on your doorstep.

For couples, a chocolate box cottage with a thatched roof situated in a tranquil setting with an inglenook fireplace and beamed ceilings with far reaching countryside views…..close your eyes and take a deep breath and you can almost imagine yourself on the perfect holiday right now.

If you’re holidaying with extended family or a large group of friends then there’s a variety of self catering group accommodation to suit your needs; from large farmhouses and converted barns with room to sleep everyone or a mix of smaller properties all within the same grounds …the choice is yours!

Holiday in style in Dorset

If you love to holiday in style, Dorset offers plenty of luxury accommodation too. 

Why not spend a unique break in a luxurious treehouse set high up in the branches in a beautiful woodland setting. Complete with sauna, hot tub and revolving woodburner, this will be a holiday you cherish for years to come.

From swanky apartments overlooking the sparking sea to beautifully refurbished barn conversions, we guarantee you will find somewhere that’s pure indulgence.

Self catering Dorset surrounded by spectacular coast and countryside!

When it comes to coast and countryside Dorset has the best of both worlds so you’re never far away from one or the other!

If you’re looking to get back to nature then treat yourself to a self catering holiday off the beaten track in the heart of the Dorset countryside. Or if you love to be beside the sea then book a break overlooking the fantastic Dorset coast. Whichever you choose, you won’t be disappointed!

Dorset - the perfect destination for a dog friendly holiday

There is plenty of holiday accommodation in Dorset that welcomes dogs so there's no need to leave your four legged friend at home! Dorset is a fantastic destination if you're holidaying with your dog, with plenty of inland and coastal walks to choose from and many attractions, restaurants and cafes also welcoming dogs.

Book your dream self catering holiday today!

Yes, it sounds too good to be true but Dorset really does have everything you’re looking for! So there is no need to keep dreaming, book your self catering holiday of a lifetime now and start making those all important memories. 

Browse the list below to find your perfect self catering holiday in Dorset. Make sure you mention the Visit Dorset website when booking your stay.

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Berehayes Holiday Cottages

Berehayes has 8 holiday cottages set in a tranquil rural village just 2 miles from the beaches of the World Heritage Jurassic Coast in West Dorset and 5 miles from the Devon...

Bookham Court

Lying in an area of outstanding natural beauty, Bookham Court Holiday Cottages are furnished to a high standard, making this the perfect location from which to enjoy the Dorset countryside at any time...

Cliff Cottage

Sue and John are delighted that visitors are able to travel to Lyme and stay at Cliff Cottage once again.  Our recent VisitEngland 2020/2021 inspection saw us retain our 84% rating and Gold...

Cogden Cottages

The Cogden Cottages are absolute sea view beach front family sized cottages. They are modelled from a former Victorian coastguard station which means they have the most fabulous views of all of Lyme...

Doles Ash Farm Holiday Cottages

Located in the heart of Hardy’s Dorset, Doles Ash Farm Holiday Cottages offers a relaxing break surrounded by beautiful countryside and set in 12 acres of West Dorset’s Piddle Valley. No...

Dorset Hideaways

Dorset Hideaways is a Holiday Cottage Agency showcasing a range of properties from cosy cottages crammed full of Dorset charm to luxury retreats oozing with coastal chic. Our aim is to make it easy...

Dream Cottages

Dream Cottages specialise in self-catering holiday cottages with around 300 independently owned, VisitBritain rated properties across Dorset and the surrounding counties. Since 1989, Dream Cottages...

Ellwood Cottages

Located in the heart of beautiful rural Dorset in the peaceful hamlet of Woolland, Ellwood Cottages are outstanding conversions of three traditionally built barns in a courtyard setting. Named after...

Graston Farm Cottages

Graston Farm Cottages are set in the beautiful Bride Valley and are in an ideal position for walking and cycling with just a 30 minute walk to the coast. There are numerous footpaths crossing the...

Riverside Park

We are located on the banks of the River Stour in the centre of the beautiful historic town of Christchurch, within walking distance to the shops, restaurants, spectacular natural harbour, Hengistbury...

Rudge Farm Cottages

Rudge Farm is peacefully situated on a gentle south-facing slope, overlooking the beautiful Bride Valley. The farm is a haven for peace and tranquillity situated within 20 acres of beautiful...

Sykes Holiday Cottages

Sykes Holiday Cottages have over 25 years’ experience in letting exceptional self-catering holidays. We are the leading UK holiday cottage booking company and are experts in giving our customers...

The Tunnel Pods

The Tunnel pods are situated a short distance from Charmouth and Lyme Regis on the spectacular Jurassic Coast, and offer a relaxing year-round camping experience, whatever the weather. The Tunnel Pods...

White Horse Farm

White Horse Farm offers its guests a peaceful and relaxed self-catering holiday in beautiful rural Dorset. We have four attractive barn conversion cottages, a charming three bed roomed farmhouse...

Burnbake Forest Lodges

Read the latest information about Covid-19. Burnbake Forest Lodges & Campsites - self catering lodge and camping holidays in Dorset near Corfe Castle, Swanage...

Character Farm Cottages

Welcome to Character Farm Cottages, four self-catering cottages situated on our farm in the villages of Langton Herring near Weymouth and Dorchester.  The cottages are a family run...

Classic Cottages

Classic Cottages have the perfect holiday home waiting for you in Dorset. From family-sized homes with sea views in Lyme Regis to chic couple’s boltholes in the heart of Bridport, there's...

Dorset Cottage Holidays

Over 90 holiday cottages throughout Dorset.  Our cottages are handpicked and inspected by our dedicated team.  All of our staff visit our holiday homes so they are able to give you the best...

Durdle Door Holiday Park

Close to Lulworth Cove and the iconic rock arch of Durdle Door, the Holiday Park is ideally situated between Weymouth and Swanage in one of the most spectacular parts of the Jurassic Coast. This...

Greenwood Grange

The Dorset Tourism Awards 2017 GOLD Winner of Self Catering Business of the Year! Greenwood Grange is a collection of beautiful stone built self catering cottages offering visitors exceptionally high...

Lulworth Holiday Cottages

Thatched cottage retreats with hidden sun terraces, traditional farm buildings with swimming pools, period properties in rolling park-land... Book a stay in a holiday cottage here on the privately...

Mallinson’s Woodland Retreat

The Woodsman's Treehouse, Dazzle Treehouse, Pinwheel treehouse & five luxury glamping tents (yurts, tipi, shepherds hut & bell tent) set in a beautiful Woodland setting alongside Guy...

Osmington Holiday Park

Osmington Lodge Park is a relaxed luxury lodge park set in the beautiful wooded valley of Osmington Mills. The quiet rural setting is the perfect place for a peaceful getaway on the Dorset coast,...

Sandford Holiday Park - Parkdean Resorts

Our commitment to your safety and financial peace of mind: - Contact free check-in - Social distancing one way flow markers and barrier systems - Enhanced cleaning of facilities, shared spaces and...

Silverlake Dorset

Sitting in the heart of West Dorset, Silverlake offers a stunning space that celebrates unspoilt nature, beautiful wildlife and everything the great outdoors has to offer.  Choose from one of the...

The Victorian Barn Holidays Dorset

The Victorian Barn is perfect for any occasion, from family holidays to weekends away. Whatever the reason for your visit, we can help make it one to remember! Our pet-free, Self-Catering...

Toad Hall Cottages

Toad Hall Cottages is a leading provider of holiday cottages throughout the South West, and with an office in Lyme Regis in the heart of the region, they know Dorset inside out.   ...

Upton Grange Holiday Cottages

From it’s location of privilege, cossetted in the centre of the tiny unspoilt hamlet of Upton, where the World Heritage Jurassic Coastline rejoices in the simplicity of nearby Ringstead Bay, the...

Waterside Holiday Park and Spa

For a coastal holiday park in Dorset with luxurious accommodation and 5 star leisure facilities, you need look no further than Waterside Holiday Park & Spa, set right alongside Weymouth's...