From Lyme Regis in the west to Christchurch in the east, Dorset offers the visitor a wide variety of places to go and things to see, and is an excellent choice for a holiday cottage in England.
The region owes much of its charm to its villages - over 150 of them - which are well worth exploring and where there are lots of opportunities for finding an idyllic holiday house in Dorset. Drive through Abbotsbury and you will see sandstone cottages, tempting tea rooms and glimpse an old coaching inn. Many villages have quaint names like Plush & Piddlehinton, each has its history, character and charm and many of them have a plethora of holiday house in Dorset on offer. Many lie hidden in quiet inland valleys. In Cerne Abbas, you'll find houses dating back to the 15th century, the ruins of an Abbey and the famous Giant - a striking 180-foot high figure cut into the chalk downs overlooking the village. Much of Dorset is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and with good reason. Tourism is an important industry here and is one of England’s most visited counties. Holiday rentals are dotted all over this beautiful county; whether you are in search of a holiday house in Dorset on the beach, a village hideaway or a secluded farmhouse, there are holiday rentals to suit everyone here. Walkers and hiking enthusiasts are spoilt for choice