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

Bookham Court Holiday Cottages enjoy panoramic views over Thomas Hardy's Blackmore Vale in Dorset.  Lying in an area of outstanding natural beauty, Bookham Court Holiday Cottages are...

Cliff Cottage

  4 Star VisitEngland Grading: 84%   Gold Award  Lyme seafront cottage for four with private parking, Cliff Cottage is one of the quaint pink cottages seconds away from...

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...

Coppet Hill

Just three miles from the Jurassic Coast, and surrounded by some of Dorset’s most spectacular hills, our 600-acre family farm is a peaceful haven for walkers, campers and wildlife lovers. Our...

Corfe and Purbeck Holidays

Corfe & Purbeck Holidays specialise in letting quality self catering holiday properties in the beautiful Isle of Purbeck, Dorset.  All of our our cottages are well equipped, comfortably...

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 Forest Garden Glamping

At the head of a long valley, overlooking Eggardon Iron Age Hill Fort in the heart of Dorset’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and without so much as a hamlet in sight, a stay at Dorset...

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...

Loose Reins

Loose Reins is where the world slows down. It’s where the daily grind is left at the gate and a place of experience, discovery and relaxation opens up. It’s where you reconnect, come...

Newlands Holiday Park

Newlands is a family run park located in the picturesque World Heritage village of Charmouth, just a stones throw from the fossil-rich Jurassic Coast near the Dorset/Devon border. Set in 23 acres of...

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 Cottages is peacefully situated in 20 acres of beautiful countryside close to the West Dorset coast and overlooking the beautiful Bride Valley. The farm is a haven for peace...

Swanage Holiday Apartments

We are pleased to be able to offer two adjacent two-bedroom 2nd floor apartments in a purpose-built building located in a quiet side street just 50 metres from the waterfront and glorious town beach....

The Victorian Barn Dorset

The Victorian Barn Dorset 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.   ...

Warmwell Holiday Park - Parkdean Resorts

Brilliant new investments have transformed Warmwell Holiday Park into a park packed with fantastic facilities and amazing accommodation. There is so much fun available to you at this park, including...

West Bay Holiday Park - Parkdean Resorts

West Bay Holiday Park is the perfect base for exploring the fantastic Jurassic Coast and gorgeous nearby harbour setting. The park offers a fun-filled, action-packed getaway with its fantastic...

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 and a 4 star three bed roomed lodge cabin;...

Bowleaze Cove 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 Bowleaze Cove Holiday Park & Spa (previously known as Waterside...

Burnbake Forest Lodges

Burnbake Forest Lodges & Campsites - self catering lodge and camping holidays in Dorset near Corfe Castle, Swanage and Wareham.  Burnbake is a magical, woodland...

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...

Chesil Beach Holiday Park

Chesil Beach (previously known as Chesil Vista) is a 5* Holiday Park celebrating a breath-taking coastal location overlooking Portland and the Fleet with panoramic sea views. The fantastic on-park...

Chideock Grange Holiday Cottages

This is a small, quiet holiday cottage complex, on the outskirts of the village of Chideock, set in a hollow by Winniford Stream and surrounded by rolling farmland. A mile inland off the main road, it...

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...

Clifftops

Situated on the Jurassic Coast UNESCO World Heritage Site coast. Clifftops luxury lodges are within the grounds of Portland’s Pennsylvania Castle and have uninterrupted sea views. Unique and...

Cove Holiday Park

Cove Park is a unique Dorset coastal park set in the grounds of Pennsylvania Castle Estate. Just next door to the Castle the park’s fine sea views and island setting promise total relaxation...

Cove Lodge

Cove Lodge represents the very definition of laid-back luxury. The lodge provides panoramic sea views, an elegant interior, and the perfect location for short breaks, or getaways with friends. Cove...

Dorset Cottage Holidays

Dorset Cottage Holidays is a an independent, family run agency, established over 20 years ago and located locally in the heart of Corfe Castle in Dorset. We offer over 60 holiday cottages in Swanage,...

Dorset Retreat by Jacqui

Unveil Your Perfect Dorset Escape: The Retreat, The Hideaway, The Secret, & The Nook! Immerse yourself in our curated collection of Dorset stays, each a unique gateway to both adventure and...

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...

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 and Pinwheel Treehouse set in a beautiful Woodland setting alongside Guy Mallinson’s Woodland craft workshop - as featured in the BBC...

Osmington Mills Lodge Park

Osmington Mills 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...

Ranmoor Estate

Ranmoor Estate is a small award winning, luxury, family run holiday site, set in over eleven secluded acres, located in Blandford Forum, in the stunning rural county of Dorset. We offer 10 exclusive...

Sandford Holiday Park - Parkdean Resorts

The wonderful woodland surrounds Sandford Holiday Park which is bursting with new activities and facilities to make your holiday unforgettable. A Blue Flag beach is just a short drive away, perfect...

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...