There are roomy self-catering barns in green meadows, chic townhouses on the harbourside, converted inns and country manors all waiting to welcome you.
We personally inspect every place we work with, so that you can be sure of finding somewhere brilliant to base your Dorset break, whether you’re exploring the Jurassic coast, walking in the beautiful AONB or lunching in the old pubs of picture-perfect villages.
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Why visit Dorset with Sawday’s?
As travel in Britain becomes ever more popular, great places to stay get harder to find. Our inspected and selected collection helps you skip all the boring stuff and get straight to the sort of Dorset holiday cottages that have a little more character and style. Just as we do with all our destinations, we personally visit every place to stay in Dorset that we work with, looking not just for quality but for those extra touches that make a place truly memorable.
Our holiday cottages in Dorset
We love all our holiday cottages in Dorset for different reasons. Some are bright and colourful townhouses on the waterfront, some are old thatched bungalows in cider apple orchards, but each one offers something special. You’ll find dog-friendly cottages truly welcoming of your four-legged friends, big family places with plenty of room for everyone to get together and remote, romantic self-catering escapes where just the two of you can hide away.
Where to stay in Dorset
Dorset is a great place to explore and you’ll find our special Dorset cottages all across the county, from spectacular spots on the Jurassic coast and the Isle of Portland to the peaceful countryside around historic Shaftesbury. You can take to the rambling roads of the Purbeck peninsula, visit classic beachfront Bournemouth (when it’s not too busy) or head out to West Bay and walk the long sweep of Chesil Beach. Keep an eye on our newsletter and our blog, Detour, for guides to the best places to visit, best beaches and all the things we love about holidays in Dorset.
What to do in Dorset
Despite its reputation as a sleepy, slow lane sort of place, there are things to do in Dorset for everyone. All you need is a bit of insider knowledge and fortunately, our owners have plenty of that. What we look for in all our cottages to rent in Dorset, is owners that love sharing their passion for their home with guests. You’ll often find guidebooks and maps that can point you towards dog-friendly beaches, superb local pubs or one-off events that you’d never have known about, all of which will help make your stay truly memorable.