10 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Dorchester, UK - Updated 2024

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Dorchester is a beautiful town located in the Shire county of Dorset. It boasts a rich history, architecture, and abundant natural beauty. Be sure to check out the Keep Military Museum, Maiden Castle or even stay in Thomas Hardy’s old home. To know more about the English novelist Thomas Hardy, stop by the Neo-Gothic style Dorset County Museum. Nature lovers must visit Borough Gardens and Sculpture By The Lakes Park. A walk around the vibrant Brewery Square is highly recommended. It is a shopping, dining and entertainment complex with something for everyone. For a comfortable and convenient stay, check out this list of the best Airbnb vacation rentals in Dorchester, UK.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on July 08, 2024.

1. Charming townhouse with outdoor dining

This mid-19th century townhouse is located in the center of Dorchester, within walking distance of the coast and the Victorian Borough Gardens. It is the childhood home of J. Falkner - author of Moonfleet, and the home of Physician Thomas Hardy.

This five-bedroom townhouse can accommodate up to ten guests. You can prepare a delicious meal in the fully equipped kitchen and enjoy it in the dining area or outside on the well-furnished patio. There’s also a garden where you can play fetch with your furry friends.

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Dorset, England, United Kingdom
140 meters (458.9 ft) from Borough Gardens
26 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire townhouse 6 Beds 10 Guests 5 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
fantastic property for a group trip with amazing kitchen space and lovely rooms
tom is a great host friendly and very responsive
last but not least tom was the perfect host and quickly answered any questions we had
thomas was very communicative and easy to reach
a beautiful house in a fantastic location
the location is great if you have children there’s a lovely park opposite and restaurants are walking distance
the location is great with restaurants and shops right on the door step
great place and location the pictures truly don’t do it justice
there are so many great places to visit all within a 30 minute drive
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2. Four-bedroom townhouse with a garden (from USD 163)

This massive townhouse located smack dab in the middle of the town is perfect for big groups and families looking to stay under one roof. There are several restaurants, bars, and local attractions such as Borough Gardens within easy reach of the townhouse.

Eight people can sleep across its four bedrooms. It comes with a fully equipped kitchen with a dining set and a cozy living room with a TV and fireplace. The townhouse also has two full bathrooms and one powder room. It also has a garden and a private patio for outdoor lounging.

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Dorset, England, United Kingdom
251 meters (0.2 ft) from Borough Gardens
40 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire townhouse 5 Beds 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the town house is amazing the furnishings are very luxurious very comfortable beds
location is great we could just roll out of bed to all the shops and cafes
very homely and spacious with two lounges and a good bright kitchen
very clean and tidy on arrival
very clean and spacious accommodation and very well equipped
a spacious well located home right in the town clean tidy warm we had fun
the host was very helpful & responded promptly to any queries
george was a great host and very communicative
the host george is very pleasant welcoming efficient and flexible
very accessible and helpful host
george was an excellent host
parking is close by and easy
there’s a nice park close by
it is close to the popular spots like the lulworth cove and sandbanks
excellent location at the top of dorchester town
nice and central in dorchester
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3. Self-contained studio with a private patio (from USD 83)

This beautiful studio is a great base if you’re looking to explore Dorset’s fabulous coastlines, countryside, and historic sites. Thomas Hardy’s Casterbridge is within walking distance of the studio. The studio is nestled in a private garden, separate from the owner’s home. Guests have their entrance for privacy, so they can come and go as they please.

It fits two guests, with one extra space for a child on the sofa bed if needed. It comes with a bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen, and a living area with a comfy sofa and work desk. There’s also a private patio, where you can enjoy a breath of fresh air with your morning coffee. The owners also boast of their WWII concrete air-raid bunker that you can view anytime.

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
719 meters (0.5 ft) from Borough Gardens
281 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a really well designed space getting all necessary facilities - cooking dining showering - into the space
very cozy cottage with living room kitchen private bathroom filled with cute decorations and lots of necessities
clean and comfortable with lovely outlook over the garden including private secluded patio area
clean and comfortable
clean tidy well kept
very comfortable stay in clean airbnb
very clean and has everything you need
wonderful place very clean and welcoming
wing and darren were amazing hosts
darren & wing were great hosts
great host and great stay
darren and wing were fantastic hosts
darren & wing are wonderful hosts they were very welcoming as was the annex
easy walk into quaint town and train station
excellent stay location close to town with good parking facilities
perfect little annex close to lots of coastal places to visit and shops restaurants etc within walking distance
we found the location perfect for us
lovely little studio close to downtown
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4. h-century house with modern comforts

This 19th-century house is in the historic Fordington area of Dorchester, just a 10-minute walk away from the busy town center where you’ll find pubs, cafes, and restaurants. The peaceful countryside and energetic coasts are also easily accessible from here.

This two-bedroom house is perfect for four guests and has one bathroom. It comes with a fully equipped kitchen for home cooking, a dining area, and a cozy lounge area. It also has a fireplace, but the hosts ask guests to refrain from using it as it disturbs the beautiful bee colony up on the roof. Guests can also enjoy the enclosed outdoor space for breakfast or a candlelight dinner.

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Dorset, England, United Kingdom
854 meters (0.6 ft) from Borough Gardens
49 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a lovely cozy comfortable home with a nice view in a great location
clean and comfortable cottage in an excellent location to explore dorchester and dorset
spotlessly clean and comfortable
clean well equipped kitchen
well-equipped clean and charming accommodation
it was spotlessly clean and we had everything we needed
clean great location and great communication
hosts were very accommodating and had quick responses thanks for a lovely stay lucy and roger
hosts are very quick to respond and thoughtful
lucy was an amazing host very prompt with responses very helpful and a lovely person to deal with
lucy was very helpful and always quick to respond to messages
hosts were very responsive and good with communication
great location within short walking distance to the centre of dorchester
lovely house great location within walking distance to dorchester town centre
the house is in a great location within easy walking distance of the town centre
this is a lovely house in a really central dorchester location
easy to walk to town and the new brewery square development of restaurants etc
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5. Centrally located townhouse with three bedrooms

This beautiful townhouse is located in the historic town of Dorchester and is just a block away from pubs, restaurants, and museums. It is perfect for travelers looking to stay in the heart of the town for an easy and accessible experience.

This three-bedroom house is perfect for families or big groups looking for a homey rental. It comes with one powder room and two bathrooms with a spacious shower. Its fully equipped kitchen will inspire guests to prepare home-cooked meals during their stay. The lounge area and dining area are spacious and clean. The property also comes with a private parking space.

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Dorset, England, United Kingdom
365 meters (0.3 ft) from Borough Gardens
189 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it is a beautiful place and we were very comfortable
clean and comfortable in all areas
the accommodation was clean and well-equipped
immaculately presented spotlessly clean and with lovely comfortable beds
the house was perfect immaculately clean soacious bedrooms were nicely decorated plenty of towels
three good bedrooms and 3 bathrooms everything warm and clean and welcoming
great hosts with quick responses
the host was very helpful and considerate
sarah was helpful without being pushy
the hosts were both excellent at communicating and very helpful
the host was excellent and would definitely consider coming back if coming to visit the area again
all in a perfect location
brilliant place in a fantastic location
comfortable house with an excellent location
lovely place in a very central location
lovely place great location very quiet and peaceful spot whilst being so close to the centre of dorchester
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6. The Little House (from USD 121)

This 18th-century brick cottage boasts a peaceful location. It is situated near a river that gives it a relaxing vibe and makes it perfect for a quiet weekend. The Little House is also accessible by the cobbled pathway off the main High Street.

This loft-type cottage offers beautiful glass balustrades and a bespoke painted kitchen. It has a comfy bed for up to two guests. There’s also a compact but well-equipped kitchen and a living area where you can relax after a long day of sightseeing. The fenced garden is the perfect spot to get some fresh air and soak up some rays.

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Dorset, England, United Kingdom
531 meters (0.4 ft) from Borough Gardens
167 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the little house has everything you could need and the kitchens amenities were greatly appreciated
bed was comfortable and the space was big enough to relax in
every need catered for lovely touch posy of roses on table when we arrived
all the finishing touches made our stay comfortable and relaxing
stylish and clean bijou
a lovely house exceptionally clean on arrival
the place is spotless and is nicely decorated
additionally it was super clean and reassuring that we were safe staying there
the house was clean and had everything we needed for our stay
alex was an attentive host always helpful and very quick to respond
alex was very responsive to our needs
gorgeous place and lovely helpful hosts thank you for having us :)
alex is a great host always quick to answer any question
the host left us a couple treats as well which was a nice touch
an easy walk from the train station
great location to explore dorchester and dorset
a beautiful secluded spot near a nice river walk
a cute little house in a great location between the town centre and lovely river walks
the location is great a short drive to most of the major sight seeing spots
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7. Cozy rooms near the town center (from USD 64)

Part of a Victorian terrace house, these comfy double attic rooms can accommodate up to four guests. It is located near the town center, making it perfect for guests looking to be within walking distance of everything.

The bedroom comes with a double bed and an en-suite toilet and washbasin. There is also a second room, a comfortable lounge area with a TV, a breakfast table, and an en-suite shower room. The hosts also provide guests with a kettle, toaster, microwave, and a fridge with condiments for a quick breakfast. Long-term guests can arrange access to the host’s fully equipped kitchen for a more convenient stay.

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Dorchester, England, United Kingdom
737 meters (0.5 ft) from Borough Gardens
181 reviews   Wifi Available
PRIVATE ROOM IN HOME 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
self serve breakfast food(s) are excellent and cater for all tastes
they also provided breakfast which was a nice touch
claire was helpful and accomodating with anything i needed (hairdryer iron etc)
a lovely comfortable home with plenty of room
warm spacious and with good breakfast arrangements
comfortable clean rooms and quiet too
very clean comfortable rooms with thoughtful touches
clean and prepped with everything you might need
mike claire and their little dog ollie were very friendly very clean and tidy
it was comfortable and very clean with lots of thoughtful touches
claire and mike were friendly hosts
claire and mike are generous hosts
mike and claire have been welcoming helpful hosts
mike and claire were friendly and helpful
mike and claire were welcoming and helpful
ideal location short walk to town and the train
great location for restaurants rail station and local amenities
easy 10 minute walk into town for a choice of restaurants
comfortable beds close to towne center and train station if you want to visit other locales
walking distance to the town centre where there is a good selection of restaurants
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8. Double room with a small balcony (from USD 75)

Part of a Victorian house, this double room has a small balcony with a beautiful garden view. The house is located in the heart of Dorchester and is within walking distance of pubs, restaurants, and tourist attractions.

Guests have access to the cozy living room and dining area that is in a picturesque conservatory. Its kitchen is fully equipped and ready to use. A TV, WiFi, a washing machine, air conditioning and heating, and free on-premise parking is also available, making it ideal for long-term stays.

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Dorset, England, United Kingdom
228 meters (0.2 ft) from Borough Gardens
115 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
PRIVATE ROOM IN HOME 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room is lovely and airy with a nice view over the garden
the room is lovely - bright with a little balcony
breakfast was good with fresh coffee everyday
in the morning breakfast was ready and waiting for us with coffee and tea
vikki is super welcoming the room and the house are very nice
bathroom was clean and the bed was very comfortable
the room is clean and cosy
clean and decent room in a family home
very clean organized and friendly hosts
your house is very clean and spacious and we feel like we are at home
thank you for being a wonderful host
you are great hosts
lots of helpful advice about the area
helpful with parking and local advice
they were very helpful and inviting
the location is great - short walk from the train station
great location for dorchester and weymouth
your place is located at a perfect distance everything is at a walk-able distance from your house
wonderful place to stay ideal location
good location for doncaster’s town centre
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9. Large bedroom for solo travelers

This cozy room is close to local attractions such as cinemas, Brewery Square, and public transport links. It is situated in a quiet area but remains within easy reach of the town center.

It is a large bedroom with a single bed and modern-day amenities such as a TV and WiFi access. There is a shared bathroom and a fully equipped kitchen with basic condiments. Solo travelers looking for a quick stopover rental will find this the perfect option as it is both accessible and quiet.

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Dorchester, England, United Kingdom
61 meters (199.4 ft) from Borough Gardens
26 reviews   Wifi Available
PRIVATE ROOM IN CONDO 1 Bed 1 Guest 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 1

Top guest reviews
the accommodation was exceptionally clean and very comfortable
the room is clean comfortable and spacious
the room was beautiful clean and cozy
very clean and lovely host
phil is a very friendly host the place is clean & neat very close to the train stations
pippa was extremely attentive and an excellent host
phil is a good host and makes you feel at home
phil is a great host and her place conveniently placed
phil was a most accommodating and helpful host
staying at phil flat was super nice she is very friendly and helpful
what a fantastic location pippa’s home is in
you can also park your bicycle in the apartment which is very convenient and safe
phil is a lovely host and phil's place is very quiet with a lovely park close by
it has the added bonus of being next to a pretty park
clean peaceful secure great location i could ask for no more
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10. Private room in a historic cottage

This cozy room is nestled within a Grade Il Listed, 18th-century cottage that is built from rubble stone. It is within walking distance of historic attractions, museums, restaurants, and shops. The bedroom is in the attic, which has two single beds and an airbed for a possible third guest.

The bathroom has basic toiletries and has extra towels. Guests have access to the first-floor seating and dining areas. There’s also a fully equipped kitchen with a coffee machine and a small yard great for some fresh air.

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628 meters (0.4 ft) from Borough Gardens
21 reviews  
Private room 2 Beds 3 Guests

Explore the historic town of Dorchester

Whether you’re a history buff, architecture aficionado, or nature lover, the county town of Dorchester has something for everyone. For an unforgettable experience, book one of the above listed Airbnb vacation rentals in Dorchester, UK.

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