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.

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.

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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.

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.

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 have the ultimate holiday cottage to make the most of your Dorset escape.

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 pool, on site personal chef or games rooms for the whole family…

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Our self-catering holiday cottages in Dorset are the perfect choice for an unforgettable getaway or large group celebration. 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.

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