Vacation Rentals in Dorset

Vacation Rentals in Dorset

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Highlights Dorset

  • Natural paradise Brownsea Island
  • Great Dorset Steam Fair
  • Swimming on the Jurassic Coast
  • Bovington Tank Museum

Best Vacation Rentals in Dorset

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Vacation Rental for 2 Guests in Bridport, Jurassic Coast
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Bridport, Jurassic Coast
Vacation Rental • 2 Guests • 2 Guests
9.7
(14 reviews)
Farthings is in the wing of a country house perfect for a couple close to the historic market town of Bridport.. 8 steps down to entrance.All on the ground floor.Open plan living space.Living area: With Freeview TV.Dining area.Kitchen area: With 2 ring electric hob, microwave and fridge.Bedroom area: With double bed.Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.. Electric central heating included. No children.. All properties: Electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking.. Set in the unspoilt village of Bothenhampton about a mile from Bridport and t...
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Vacation Rental for 2 Guests in Jurassic Coast, South West England
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Jurassic Coast, South West England
Vacation Rental • 2 Guests • 2 Guests
9.4
(10 reviews)
A cosy retreat for 2 just a short walk from the beach ideal for romantic walks along the shoreline of this World Heritage coast.. Ground Floor:Step to...Living/dining room: With TV, DVD player, double futon bed and folding bed (for flexible sleeping arrangements).Kitchen: With Baby-belling cooker, microwave, fridge and slate floor.Step to...Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.. Convector heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Small enclosed patio with barbecue. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking.. Originally part of Admiralty buildings dating from 1812, this pretty ...
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Vacation Rental for 2 Guests in Dorset, South West England
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Dorset, South West England
Vacation Rental • 2 Guests • 1 Bedroom
9.8
(13 reviews)
This single storey barn conversion for two is ideally placed for exploring historic houses and many attractions nearby.. 2 steps to entrance.All on the ground floor.Open plan living space: With beams.Living area: With electric wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player with a selection of DVDs and CD player.Dining area.Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge and dishwasher.Bedroom: With zip and link twin beds (can be super kingsize on request) and en-suite wet room with shower and toilet.. Oil central heating (£25 per week October-April), electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi inc...
from $53 / night

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Current Vacation rental prices Dorset

$249for 2 Mar - 9 Mar
$291 annual average
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Current vacation rental availability Dorset

33%for 2 Mar - 9 Mar
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Vacation rentals in Dorset

Holidays in picturesque Dorset

Dorset is one of England's most popular holiday destinations and has a correspondingly wide range of holiday accommodation to suit every budget, vacation rental or holiday home. Would you like to spend a beach holiday on the coast? Then places like Bournemouth, Weymouth or Lyme Regis are exactly the right choice. Culture lovers, on the other hand, will get their money's worth in places such as Shaftesbury on "Golden Hill", in the Dorchester administrative centre or in Sherborne with its world-famous Norman castle.

Holiday in Dorset

Travelers and Activities

Nature and culture united in southeast England

There is hardly any other region in England where the past centuries have been as dominant as in Dorchester. Together with the numerous natural attractions, the more than 1,000 kilometres of hiking and cycling trails offer a multitude of destinations worth seeing, which combine active holidays in nature with English cultural history. Besides the numerous castles like Corfe Castle and the Iron Age fortification Maiden Castle, you will also explore the so-called Jurassic Coast, where small and large fossil seekers can also enjoy one or two fascinating discoveries.

Things to know

Best travel time

Those who want to explore the region on foot or by bike will find excellent conditions between mid-May and mid-September. Active holidaymakers, who have no objection to an intermittent rain shower, can also use the numerous hours of sunshine in April for their activities. Bathers, on the other hand, get their money's worth between the end of June and the beginning of September with water temperatures around 17 degrees Celsius.

The county of Dorset is the English region with the largest population of over 65s (25.9%).

Top 3 travel tips

1. Dive into a world of steel

The Bovington Tank Museum is a tour of the museum that will make the hearts of technology enthusiasts beat faster. In the five halls, a journey through time awaits you through the history of armoured vehicles, from the first British prototype "Little Willie" to the legendary German "Tiger I" and the ultra-modern "Challenger 2".

2. Visit the Great Dorset Steam Fair

Another highlight for technology fans is the Great Dorset Steam Fair, which attracts over 200,000 visitors annually. Go back in time and marvel at the inventiveness of the early engineers.

3. Hiking on Brownsea Island

Nature lovers should definitely take a day trip by boat to Brownsea Island off Poole Harbour to explore the idyllic island. In the summer there are also regular performances of Shakespeare's works.

FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Dorset

How much do the vacation rentals in Dorset cost on average?

Dorset is one of the most expensive destinations in the United Kingdom. For a vacation rental here, you can expect to pay around $273 per night.

What time of year offers, on average, the best vacation rental prices in Dorset?

According to the previous year, the months with the most reduced prices in Dorset are March, May and April, with average prices of $244, $246, and $253, respectively.

When are vacation rentals more expensive in Dorset?

It can be concluded, by analyzing the data from the previous year, that costs per night for accommodation here are usually higher, on average, during the months of August ($317), July ($299), and January ($295).

Is Dorset a good location for a last-minute getaway?

If you decide to put Dorset on your bucket list, we recommend organizing your travels ahead of time because it tends to be very high in demand, with an annual average of 86% of rentals booked the previous year.

Which months offer the highest availability?

January, November and December are, in order of highest to lowest, the months offering the largest number of properties available, with an average availability of 31%, 24%, and 22%. However, even during these periods of time, when rental availability is the highest, the average is just 25%. So it is still important you always book a little in advance to make sure you get the rental of your dreams.

When will it be harder to find an available vacation rental in Dorset?

The month with the highest average booked rental figures is August (only 2% of properties were available on average last year). Followed by July (2%), and then June (4%). During these three months, the availability is only 3%. It is therefore preferable to reserve early.

How many vacation rentals are there in Dorset?

We have 2,300 properties for you in Dorset, provided by our 21 local and international partners.

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