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!
Cottage Pie, Devon
Sleeps 2. A self-contained wing of the owner’s Georgian home, this former coach house enjoys wonderful glimpses of the estuary. Just a mile from the sea, it is within easy walking distance of Axmouth with its thatched colour-washed cottages.
Bridge Cottage, Somerset
Sleeps 2. With its own furnished balcony overlooking the river, this delightful character cottage provides an ideal coastal retreat for couples. Set in the small marina port of Watchet, close to the local pubs, shops and restaurants.
Coppers Cottages - Morse Cottage, Dorset
Sleeps 2 - 6. Close to the beach and picturesque harbour at Lyme Regis, this attractive cluster of holiday cottages have been skilfully converted from a range of lovely old stone barns. Follow the link below to view other properties at this location.
Harcombe House - Woodhouse, Dorset
Sleeps 4 - 8. Close to the popular resort of Lyme Regis, Harcombe House offers a variety of accommodation and each property enjoys shared use of an indoor swimming pool, tennis court, etc.. Follow the link below to view other properties at this location.
Sleeps 4. On a 350-acre country estate with its own private beach, this well-presented 19th-cent holiday home is ideally set for enjoying coastal walks. In the heart of the Rousdon Estate, it lies just ½ mile from the Jurassic Coast.