Cottages by the Sea in Dorset and Somerset

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!

Featured Accommodation

Bridge Cottage

Watchet, 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. Cottage Code: EML.

  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • 19th Century

West Lynch

Allerford, nr. Porlock, Somerset.

Sleeps 12. Thatched and cosy, Wesy Lynch lies on the sunny side of the Porlock Valley. Beautifully furnished with lots of arts and crafts, a games room provides entertainment with a pool table and darts. Outside catering is also available by arrangement. Cottage Code: EJL.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Open Fire
  • Close to Sea
  • Pet friendly
  • 18th Century

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Marbles

Rousdon, Lyme Regis, Dorset.

Sleeps 4. On a 350-acre country estate with its own private beach, this well-presented 19th century 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. Cottage Code: DAAA.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Close to Sea
  • 19th Century

The Coach House

Chideock, Bridport, Dorset.

Sleeps 4. Just ½ mile from the World Heritage Coast, this delightful former Coach House offers spacious, detached holiday accommodation. Set in a secluded location in historic Chideock, the village boasts a post office, shop and two excellent pubs. Cottage Code: DWU.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

Coombehayes Barn

Uplyme, nr. Lyme Regis, Dorset.

Sleeps 12. Just 1½ miles from the sea and the picturesque harbour town of Lyme Regis, this spacious holiday home enjoys exclusive use of a superb indoor heated swimming pool. With a large secluded garden, the village centre is just a stroll away. Cottage Code: DQS.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Swimming pool
  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • 20th Century