On this page I’m going to show you the best large holiday homes in Dorset, along with things to do nearby.
All the properties are of an excellent or exceptional standard throughout.
Let’s get started.
Sleeps 8 | Bedrooms 4 | Bathrooms 2 | Pets Yes | Hot tub | Seaside | WiFi | Near a pub
Pretty cottage in Lymington with secluded garden and hot tub.
Things to do: Explore the New Forest National Park. Regular ferry links to the Isle of Wight.
Sleeps 10 | Bedrooms 5 | Bathrooms 3 | Pets No | Hot tub | Open fire | WiFi
Grade II listed detached cottage located in Tarrant Monkton.
Things to do: Close to Hall and Woodhouse Brewery which offers detail on the beer making process, with tastings and an on-site bar and restaurant. Visit Bradbury Rings, which are on the former site of an Iron Age hill fort.
Sleeps 10 | Bedrooms 5 | Bathrooms 6 | Pets No | Swimming pool | Games room | Open fire | WiFi | Near a pub
Luxury holiday rental with indoor swimming pool in Osmington, less than a mile from the seaside.
Things to do: 6 miles from Weymouth beach and and just 11 miles from beautiful Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, for scenic coastal walks and beaches.
Sleeps 15 | Bedrooms 8 | Bathrooms 8 | Pets Yes | Swimming pool | Games room | Open fire | WiFi
Located in the village of Dewlish, Manor Farm Barn is a beautiful conversion of an 18th century barn. Complete with outdoor swimming pool.
Things to do: Take excursions to the Dorset Jurassic Coast. Monkey World and the Bovington Tank Museum, all within an easy drive away.
Sleeps 14 | Bedrooms 5 | Bathrooms 3 | Pets Yes | Hot tub | WiFi | Near a pub
This holiday rental is situated in the heart of the West Dorset countryside, close to the market town of Bridport and overlooking the coast at West Bay.
Things to do: Visit the dramatic Jurassic coast at West Bay, now a World Heritage Site, home to the backdrop for TV’s Harbour Lights and the coastal setting for popular Broadchurch.
Sleeps 22 | Bedrooms 10 | Bathrooms 8 | Pets Yes | Hot tub | Swimming Pool | On-site Pub
Unique holiday rental in Verwood. With stunning enclosed courtyard with plenty of seating, a large pool and an 8 person jacuzzi. You also have your own onsite private pub with local beer!
Things to do: Visit Moors Valley Country Park. Avon Heath Country Park is less than 10 minutes drive away. The award winning Blue Flag beaches of Bournemouth and Poole are a 20 minutes drive away.
The New Forest with charming Pubs and endless possibilities for walking, cycling and exploring is less than 10 minutes away by car!
The Best Large Holiday Homes
We've handpicked the best 150 big cottages across the UK.
- Lake District
- New Forest
- Peak District
- Whitby & North Yorkshire
- Yorkshire Dales