Self Catering in Dorset

Self catering cottages and apartments are now rated on a star system from 1 to 5 to indicate increasing levels of quality. There are two different organisations able to conduct ratings inspections in England, namely VisitEngland (VE) and the AA.

Please note that this list of accommodation for self catering in Dorset is not exhaustive and the self catering holiday cottages and flats listed were randomly selected for inclusion. The inclusion of any self catering holiday cottages in Dorset should not be taken as any sort of endorsement or recommendation by us. Whilst all reasonable care was taken in the compilation and preparation of this list, we cannot guarantee its accuracy. It is provided without liability in its application and use. We disclaim any loss or inconvenience, howsoever caused, arising directly or indirectly from dealing with any of the companies listed.

Panorama Road, Swanage, Dorset BH19 2QS

Swanage Bay View boasts a range of facilities including a bar & restaurant, a state of the art gymnasium and a large indoor swimming pool. The park is also pet friendly, so you can literally bring the whole family on holiday! With a range of 2 & 3 bedroom static caravans & lodges available for holidays, with fitted kitchens featuring fridges, cookers and all the utensils you could need, you can create your own culinary delight or take advantage of the onsite restaurant. With comfortable living spaces and shower rooms, gas and electricity, enjoy a different style of self catering holiday just minutes from the beach.

Organford Rd, Holton Heath, Poole, Dorset BH16 6LA

Enjoy a self catering holiday with a difference with the luxury & comfort afforded by the beautiful lodges at Wareham Forest Lodge Retreat. With stunning interior-design, flat screen TVs, spacious open plan living areas and fully fitted kitchens with ovens and fridge freezers, you can enjoy all the comforts of home and more in the stunning countryside. A number of the lodges available also have their own outdoor private hot tubs, we really have thought of everything! Contact us to book a holiday and look forward to a relaxing break like no other…

With over 100 personally inspected holiday cottages in Dorset, you’ll certainly find the perfect accommodation for your trip to the area.

If you’re planning a visit to Dorset, why not browse through some of our beautifully-appointed holiday cottages. All our cottages are personally inspected and we have developed a reputation over 25 years for offering high-quality holiday cottages at great prices.

From romantic cottages perfect for two to properties ideal for families, you’re sure to find a holiday cottage perfect for you…

8 East Street, Corfe Castle, Dorset

Handpicked self-catering, Dorset holiday cottages that have something special to offer – be it four poster beds, open fires, panoramic sea views, a fun family holiday near the beach, a luxury lodge or just peaceful rural seclusion.

Mounth Pleasant Lane, Blandford Forum, Dorset DT11 0EX


Mount Pleasant Farm is a timeless piece of English countryside featuring a farm that is very much in-the-moment. You are insulated from the stresses of modern life and just half an hour from Dorset beaches. Families love the setting of the tents as the children can play and roam freely and safely within sight and earshot of parents.

The farm larder stocks the Mount Pleasant’s own succulent bacon, sausages, steaks and burgers, plus local milk, cheese, butter and juices – wonderful camping barbecue food! The surrounding fields are home to the flock of sheep as well as the wildlife of the area including deer, owls and foxes, perfect for your Dorset glamping farm holiday.

The market town Blandford Forum is just 25 minutes away, with lovely villages on the way and Crazy Monsters indoor soft play centre to be found there also. For a trip further afield, Corfe Castle, Wardour Castle and Purbeck Heritage Coast are all within 25 miles.

Glamping is an abbreviation of the term ‘glamorous camping’. With the Feather Down Glamping concept, you experience the cosy feeling of camping, while enjoying the luxury of a cottage.

5 Hope Square, Weymouth, Dorset DT4 8TR

VE **/*****

Dream Cottages has over 300 self catering holiday cottages in Dorset, Cornwall, Devon and Somerset.