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.

Spend your next Dorset holiday in Purbeck with Island Cottage Holidays. Our cottages can be found in some of the prettiest locations in the area, from the famous Jurassic Coast to historic towns and villages inland – popular destinations include Swanage, Studland, Corfe Castle and Worth Matravers.

Many of our cottages have been Visit England-accredited, having been given an award of 4 stars or above, so you can be guaranteed quality accommodation while holidaying with us. Choose from a variety of places to stay, including luxury, romantic and dog-friendly cottages.


Stay In Dorset offers a choice of over 200 holiday cottages across Dorset alongside a selection of holiday parks, hotels and B&Bs.

Our accommodation is set in great locations across the county, from coastal spots such as Weymouth, Lyme Regis and Swanage to historic countryside towns including Corfe Castle and Dorchester.

We offer a variety of great places to stay, including dog-friendly cottages, family-friendly holiday homes with swimming pools, and a selection of large cottages big enough for all of your family and friends.

Take a look at our website to see our full collection of accommodation and find your perfect holiday in Dorset.

Sykes Holiday Cottages are the leading UK holiday booking company with over 100 hand-picked properties located in Dorset that are personally inspected to the highest standard and at an affordable price.

We have cosy cottages on the coast, ideal for a romantic getaway or larger homes with gardens, perfect for those big family get-togethers. Many of our properties include exciting features such as hot tubs, games rooms and sea views. Your perfect place awaits.

1 Haven Cottages, Mudeford Quay, Christchurch, Dorset BH23 4AB

Based in Mudeford, Mud Huts aims to provide a local hands on ‘5 star’ service to holiday home owners and guests alike.

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…

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.