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 Isle Of Portland, Jurassic Coast
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Isle Of Portland, Jurassic Coast
Vacation Rental • 2 Guests • 1 Bedroom
9.9
(17 reviews)
With views over the bay, this property is all on one level and is ideal for exploring the Dorset coast.. All on the Ground Floor: Living room: Freeview TV, Patio Doors Leading To PatioKitchen/dining room: Electric Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing MachineBedroom: Kingsize (5ft) BedShower Room: Cubicle Shower, Toilet. Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack. Patio with garden furniture. Large enclosed garden (shared with owners’). Private parking for 1 car. No smoking.. Situated on the southern edge of Portland with views over Freshwater Bay, thi...
from $202 / night
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.. 3 steps to entrance.All on the Ground Floor: Living/dining room: (1 Step), TV, DVD Player, Sofa Bed (Double)Kitchen: Small Oven, Microwave, FridgeShower Room: (1 Step), Cubicle Shower, 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 cottage conversion is a short walk from the sand and shingle bea...
from $72 / night
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 to entrance.All on the Ground Floor: Open plan living space.Living area: Freeview TVDining area.Kitchen area: 2-Ring Hob, Microwave, FridgeBedroom area: Double (4ft 6in) BedShower Room: Cubicle Shower, 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 the new harbour of West Bay, where...
from $38 / night

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    Current Vacation rental prices Dorset

    $273for 22 Jun - 29 Jun
    $304 annual average
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    Current vacation rental availability Dorset

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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.

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    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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