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Large Dorset Cottages

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Thomas Hardy’s Wessex was riddled with ‘narrow, tortuous and miry ways’. Follow those same twisty lanes to rocky, rugged beaches. While geologists debate the origins of this coast, you’ll be foraging for fossils and rummaging in rock pools to you heart’s content.

Catch a crab or two, sink oysters, then wander around ancient villages of babbling brooks and cobb cottages. In our large houses to rent, you’ll write your own chapter in history. Dive into pools, dine on the terrace and cosy up in front of roaring fires.

Dorset is an incredible county to visit on holiday. With endless rolling hills, stunning coastlines and coastal towns, it has been the perfect place for a traditional family holiday for decades. But finding the perfect Dorset holiday cottages as a base for your adventures can feel difficult. That’s where we come in – kate & tom’s is here to help you get the most out of your holiday and enjoy this area of outstanding natural beauty.

kate & tom’s holiday guide to Dorset

Helping you get the most out of your stay

Visit Dorset

Boasting one of the best shorelines in Britain, with the Jurassic Coast and stunning scenery, Dorset is a holiday hot spot on the Southern coast of England. Famously known for inspiring Thomas Hardy’s dramatic poems and novels, the impressive landscapes and rich history is easy to lose yourself in. Vast Iron Age forts, fairy-tale castles and sea-carved bays will transport you to a new world as you enter Dorset.

Some of the most iconic historical locations include Corfe Castle – an incredibly well preserved fortress dating back to the 11th century. You can also experience the opulence of the nearby Kingston Lacy, a 17th century manor house and estate protected by the National Trust. Locations like these allow you to engage with some of the vast history that has helped to shape Dorset.

The inspirational landscapes and dramatic history aren’t the only attractions in Dorset. There is another side to this glorious county to lose yourselves in. The lively coastal resorts are perfect for those looking for an exciting night life and golden beaches, overlooked by millionaires’ mansions are ideal for sightseeing and celeb spotting!

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Things to do in Dorset

If you’re dreaming of crystal blue waters and English summer sun, Dorset will transport you onto the pages of your favourite fairy tale with stunning natural beauty and a peaceful environment. Head to the Blue Pool Nature Reserve & Tearooms for a truly magical experience. The Blue Pool is part of a large estate dating back almost 400 years, with the impressive colour phenomenon of its waters being a huge attraction to the quaint location.

As mentioned above, the Jurassic Coast is a terrific place for family holidays. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is known for its geological importance. It’s a place where you’ll be able to find endless fossils, allowing families to explore the fascinating cliffs and rock formations in the area. The Jurassic Coast is both educational and a fun day out for stunning views and walks.

Bringing your little ones on your Dorset adventure? A trip to Monkey World will keep even the cheekiest of the group happy. The rescue centre has been saving primates from smuggling or neglectful environments since 1987 and is the ultimate day out for all animal lovers. Or explore wildlife in its natural habitat at Durlston Country Park, nestled atop a spectacular cliff face with magnificent views as far as the eye can see.

Holiday Cottages in Dorset

Whether you’re heading on a wild weekend away with the girls or escaping to the coast for a peaceful half term getaway with the whole family, Dorset has the best of both worlds. And kate & tom’s has the ultimate holiday cottage to make the most of your Dorset escape. Choose from a range of large holiday cottages in Dorset that cater to the needs of your family group accommodation. Or opt for a striking country house perfect for large groups of friends.

Large cottages in Dorset give you a base to relax before you go out on your adventures. Many of these are in great locations near to a picturesque and historic village, within walking distance of Lyme Regis or situated in the centre of the Dorset countryside.

Complete with everything you need and more for your next getaway, our luxury holiday homes are perfect no matter your requirements. Choose from your very own private swimming pool, a private garden, an on site personal chef or games rooms for the whole family…

Our range of houses and cottages in Dorset offer you a lot of flexibility. Perhaps you’re looking to host a special occasion, like a hen party or retirement dinner. Or maybe you’re simply searching for a fun filled holiday with the family exploring everything that Dorset has to offer. Either way, you’ll find something suited to your needs.

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Our large holiday cottages in Dorset are the perfect choice for an unforgettable getaway or large group celebration. Whether you’re searching for modern-living party houses, a spacious property for the family or a cosy cottage suitable for a relaxing multi-generational break, there’s always something that will suit the holiday you want to build.

Experience the finer things, including cottages with a games room, a private swimming pool or a hot tub to kick back and relax in at the end of a long day. With enough local pubs and exclusive restaurants for a lifetime, you can head to a different destination each night and taste some of the unique delights on offer.

Speak to our travel experts today to start planning your next visit to Dorset. At kate & tom’s, we have a history of helping people get the most out of their holidays by matching them with the perfect cottage or house for them. Let us know some of the specifics of your holiday plans and we will find something that is perfect for all the family and ideally situated so that you can enjoy the best of Dorset.

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