8 Best Holiday Lodges In Dorset, England - Updated 2023

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Are you already planning your next vacation or staycation in Dorset, UK? In this article, we’ve shortlisted some of our top accommodations for you. We have selections for big families, couples, a small group of friends at different price points to ensure that there is something for everyone here! What these listings have in common is that they are generally surrounded by nature which means that you’ll get to have your much-needed peace and quiet while on vacation. After all, a good vacation is one where you get to recharge and relax with minimal distractions right? Don’t get confused scouring the web for the best apartments as we’ve done that for you. Scroll on to read about the best holiday lodges in Dorset, UK

1. Cozy bothy cottage near Sherborne and Yeovil (from USD 121)

This cozy cottage is tastefully decorated and goes all the way back to the 1700s. It is situated in a rural location with horses in the nearby fields, chickens across the road and a dairy farm further down. Thought it dates back to the 1700s, it is modern and well furnished with electric radiators and a wood burning stove. Kindling wood, fire lighters and logs are provided as well. The kitchen is also well equipped for simple cooking with a single induction hob, microwave with grill and oven facilities, electric kettle, toaster, and more. There are two barbeques suitable for loose charcoal or placement of a disposable barbeque on top.

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Dorset, England, United Kingdom
506 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
good instrctions on how to operate the heaters and other devices
a perfectly cozy beautiful cottage that has been thoughtfully renovated and decorated
it had everything we needed which made our stay comfortable and relaxing
bothy cottage was a very cozy and nice place for us to spend a couple’s getaway weekend
the place was stylish very comfortable and had excellent facilities
very clean and comfortable
lovely place spotless and comfortable
a beautiful stylish spotlessly clean warm and tranquil place to stay
it was also very clean with possibly the comfiest bed we have ever slept in
amazing place with lovely hosts
russel and liz are great hosts with every amenity you could ever need available
quick to reply to messages and friendly when we arrived
hosts were pleasant an$ willing to help in any way
russell and liz were great hosts
situated in the lovely quiet village of yetminster
absolutely gorgeous place for a quiet break away from a busy life
we had fun strolling around there are many great walks close by
great value and perfect location nestled in the quiet village of yetminster
the cottage is in a great location close to beautiful spots like durdle door and sherborne
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2. h-century barn with scenic view (from USD 132)

Bramble Barn is a stunning 17th-century barn situated in a private area just 4 miles (6.4 kilometers) from Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door and Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. The barn is also very well equipped with amenities like Wi-Fi, free internet TV, a Bose iPod docking station, heating, and more. Dogs are also welcomed with a small fee of USD15.

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Winfrith Newburgh, Dorset (England), United Kingdom
232 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

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Amenities & Room:
great amenities - excellent showers good wifi coverage and good tv
very comfortable cottage to live in
the bramble is a very cosy comfortable cottage that is decorated & equipped to a high standard
impressed on arrival by the amount of wood provided and the little gifts in the kitchen
cosy warm and a well equipped kitchen
very clean and very soft towels
clean relaxing and modern
extremely clean and comfortable
extremely clean and well-equipped
it was sparkling clean and so comfortable
we really appreciated how quick the hosts were to respond & bring extra items
very nice stay and hosts very nice and helpful
really helpful hosts with lots of information about local attractions and places to go
lyndsey was a great host and the eggs wine and chocolate were a lovely touch
well equipped comfy beds great hosts & very cosy
and location was perfect
a great location to discover dorset
great location to venture out
wonderful house great location and highly recommended
set in a peaceful location but very close to all the beautiful dorset countryside
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3. Romantic hillside hideaway with outstanding views (from USD 219)

This two-story cottage is perfect for couples on a romantic getaway as it is absolutely stunning! You and your partner can have a romantic candlelight dinner on the roof terrace while enjoying a dazzling sunset. You can also stargaze from the luxurious freestanding bath! You can also take a leisurely walk to The Anchor at Seatown via Golden Cap or the coastal path. If you’re lucky, you might catch sight of a deer! Sitting over 600 feet above sea level, this apartment has the most picturesque views of Lyme Bay, Lyme Regis, and Charmouth! This is perfect for you if you’d like to get away from the city and relax while being surrounded by nature.

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Morcombelake, Dorset, United Kingdom
293 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

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Amenities & Room:
all rooms were perfect especially the bathroom the bed was extremely comfy
spotlessly clean with lovely touches
wonderful place nice and quiet clean and tidy what more could you want?
the cottage was super clean and modern with great decor
louise is a wonderful host
louise is a great host very welcoming
louise is a super fab host
louise was really welcoming and helpful when we arrived
louise was a perfect host and was warm and welcoming when we arrived after dark
the location is beautiful
such a cool place in a great location
a beautiful place in a beautiful location
lovely location amazing walks amazing local food
a peaceful secluded escape yet close to so many must see dorset sights
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4. Fabulous coastal cottage decorated tastefully (from USD 207)

This historic home that dates back to the 18th century is tastefully decorated with hints of minimalism and Scandinavian inspiration. It features stone floors, rustic wood beam ceilings, a wood-burning fireplace, and a private back patio overlooking the beach and more. If you’re an outdoor enthusiast, this is a good place to stay if you intend to explore the Jurassic Coast. Amenities include free parking, a kitchen, washing machine, coffee maker, Wi-Fi, and more.

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Dorset, United Kingdom
292 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

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Amenities & Room:
the huge sofa and bed are extremely comfortable
jackie’s cottage is stylish and comfortable
the bed was comfortable and the linens were lovely and soft
very cosy and comfortable cottage great for a weekend away
lovely decor cozy cottage the bathtub and infrared were amazing bonuses
the cottage was clean and unique
spotlessly clean and comfortable everything you need for a very relaxing break
the house is clean with great amenities
clean well maintained property with a cosy 18th century energy complimented by a lovely fireplace and spectacular views
jackie was very helpful too
jackie was a very thoughtful and friendly host everything worked very smoothly
lovely welcome from host jackie who was really easily contactable throughout
jackie was a great host - very quick and easy communication
jackie is the best host checking all was good for me during my stay
great central location right near the beach
brilliant location - just a short walk to beautiful chesil beach
fantastic location with great comfort
good location to explore dorset
such an awesome location and so peaceful
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5. Child-friendly cottage in Christchurch, Dorset (from USD 189)

This cottage is newly furnished and has even been featured in several magazines. It is situated in the historic market town of Christchurch, Dorset, and is a quick stroll away from the city center. If nature is your thing, then you’ll be pleased to know that this home is close to Stanpit Nature Reserve and Mudeford Quay, as well as many of Dorset and Hampshire’s beaches, harbor towns and New Forest National Park. Palm Cottage accommodates up to six and is suited for families with children in particular. There are several amenities like an LED television, board games, children’s toys and books, an outdoor playhouse, a fully equipped kitchen, barbeque, Wi-Fi, and more! Babysitting services are also available if needed!

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72 reviews   Wifi Available
cottage 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

6. Modern lodge in a peaceful location (from USD 111)

This lodge is a private and detached cabin with fantastic sea views. It is located in Osmington Holiday Park with easy access to the South West Coast Path and the South Dorset Ridgeway Path. It has three bedrooms, a family bathroom, and an additional separate toilet, allowing for up to six people to live comfortably. There is also a well-equipped kitchen, dining area, and living room with an electric fire. If you’re looking for some local eats, there is the popular Smuggler’s Inn pub five minutes away which serves up fine beer and food.

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Osmington Mills, England, United Kingdom
cabin 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

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Amenities & Room:
great location goid size for 6 good views great shower
well looked after clean and welcoming
plenty of room and clean
well equipped lodge clean & tidy very good value
very clean and comfortable lodge and great food at the local pub and country club
a very clean well-presented property with everything we needed to hand (scissors hangers etc)
that said the country club provided large sized food portions with friendly staff
fantastic location and property for a relaxing break
we all really loved the location and the lodge
ideal area for lovely walks and exploring the local area
quiet relaxing location lovely coastal walks
great area for walking would visit again
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7. Private haven for a large group (from USD 212)

This spacious and private cottage is located on the riverside and accommodates up to 10 people. There are five bedrooms, two main bathrooms upstairs, and a shower downstairs. Though it’s in a quiet location, it is a mere two minutes away from the local pub. It is also two and a half hours away from London if you intend on taking a day trip there. Amenities include a plasma television, Wi-Fi, DVD player, garden furniture, barbeque, and more.

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Piddletrenthide, Dorset, GB
11 reviews  
cottage 10 Guests 5 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
the owners provided excellent info on the house and surroundings too
the locals are very friendly
the pub 2 minutes walk was friendly and services fabulous food particularly for the price
a good pub close by and a friendly village shop
ideally situated nice pub within walking distance
a lovely peaceful location and plenty of walks close by
set in a quiet valley but close enough to many dorset attractions the location was perfect for us
there is a good pub and restaurant within easy walking distance of the house
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8. Private cottage near the countryside

This beautiful self-contained cottage in the garden is an absolute dream come true. It is originally a Victorian laundry area but has been converted to this spacious cottage with a large bedroom, well equipped kitchenette-dressing area, and bathroom. If you’re looking for entertainment, there is Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV, a DVD with Freesat, and an extensive library of films and books. A continental breakfast, including breads, fruits, cereals, cheeses, and yogurts, will be available in your room too. Alternatively, if that’s not your cup of tea, a full English or American meal is available upon request!

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Durweston, United Kingdom
498 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there is a large (but unobtrusive) tv with a free view box and dvd player
a large very comfortable bed along with a table and chairs await you
the shower room is compact but perfectly adequate with a good electric shower sink and loo
so quiet and comfortable for sleeping
the kitchen was well stocked for our stay loved the biscuits and the cottage was home from home
when we turned up the place was clean and looked great
the cottage annex is lovely - beautifully furnished and very clean and tidy
the place was clean and generously stocked with breakfast and lunch supplies
lisa made us feel so welcome a wonderful host
superb helpful and generous host
lisa is a lovely host and made us feel at home straight away
lisa is the most thoughtful gracious host
lisa was a wonderful host and really looked after us
incredibly peaceful location in a beautiful setting
lovely location and beautiful countryside
the location is great nestled in the heart of dorset but with easy access to the coast
the location is perfect for day trips in any direction
the area is super cute and we had a gorgeous walk to a great pub that lisa recommended
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Have a relaxing vacation in Dorset, UK

You might notice that most of these accommodations are very private and slightly secluded. This is so that you would be able to recharge and relax with minimal to no distractions! It would also be a perfect way for you to reconnect with your loved ones and nature at the same time. There’s nothing like spending quality time with your friends and family in the privacy of your own cottage!

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