Property above: Newton Manor House, Dorset (sleeps 16 people)
Welcome to our selection of holiday cottages to rent by the sea in Dorset and Somerset.
Boasting World Heritage Site status, Dorset's dramatic Jurassic Coast includes famous landmarks such as Lulworth Cove, the Isle of Portland, Chesil Beach and Durdle Door and the ever popular resort of Bournemouth. If you don't fancy dipping your toes in the channel, take time out to see one of the many museums, stately homes and castles throughout the county or check out one of Dorset's many wonderful festivals, including the Dorset County Show and the Great Dorset Steam Fair.
Alternatively, head to Dorset's west country neighbour Somerset. Perhaps most famous for its yearly Glastonbury Festival, Somerset also boasts a charming coastline on the Bristol Channel and encompasses much of the Exmoor National Park. Explore local attractions such as Wookey Hole Caves, Hestercombe Gardens and Dunster Castle or sit back and take in the stunning scenery with some delicious local scrumpy, a regional delicacy!
Arne Barn, Wareham, Dorset
Sleeps 7. This fabulous barn conversion is ideally situated for exploring all that south Dorset has to offer. Features a wood burning stove, grand piano, double bedrooms with en-suite shower, twin bedroom, bedroom with bunk beds and a single bed in a gallery.
St Mary’s Chapel, West Lulworth, Dorset
Sleeps 6. This unique chapel conversion is nestled halfway between Weymouth and Poole and is within 15 miles of beautiful sandy beaches. Within walking distance of both a shop and a pub. This is a wheelchair friendly cottage.
Pilgrim Corner, Minehead, Somerset
Sleeps 8. Not only is this large cottage just a short drive from the sea, but it also includes a private garden with hot tub, WiFi internet access and a cosy woodburning stove for the winter months. A great choice for a getaway with friends or family. One pet allowed free of charge.
Bridge Cottage, Watchet, Somerset
Sleeps 2. This romantic cottage for two is set in the pretty harbour of Watchet close to many shops, restaurants and pubs. The property itself is built into the side of the marina and is full of character and charm.
Coach House, Wareham, Dorset
Sleeps 6. This former coach house has been lovingly renovated and offers guests use of a shared outdoor heated swimming pool. Just 7 miles from Poole and Bournemouth, and also within a short drive of the many sandy beaches that litter the south Dorset coastline. One pet is allowed.