On the English Channel's coast and just east of Devon, you'll find the small county of Dorset. The area is popular with visitors, with no shortage of cottage rentals. On the Dorset coast, you'll find a mixture of large Victorian family properties and modern apartment blocks with sea views, and inland, you'll find traditional chocolate-box style Dorset country cottages. All make the ideal base for exploring the county.
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8,513 great vacation rentals from 15 partner websites, such as Booking.com or Casamundo, are listed in Dorset. By directly analyzing these vacation rentals, HomeToGo highlights the most economical offers and the most popular vacation homes in Dorset.
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Vacation homes and cottages with a garden
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Popular Rental Amenities in Dorset
If you have a pet, you can easily compare and find a pet-friendly property in Dorset. Most pet-friendly accommodations in Dorset are cottage. Furthermore, the average price is $401. If you want to stay central, More than a fifth of the pet-friendly accommodations are less than 2 kilometres away from the city centre.
Price and Availability Index in Dorset
Vacation Rental Price Information in Dorset
The price graph will give you the nightly price average for the upcoming months of the year. Prices in a week of August (8/10 – 8/17) go up to $549 per night, which is the highest average price in the next 12 months. You can find some of the best deals during a week of November (11/16 – 11/23). It is the cheapest week of the next 12 months.
Rental availability information in Dorset
Find out the percentage of available rentals in Dorset with the graph above. The week with the least available rentals is in November (11/2 – 11/9), with only 28% of the rentals available. It is easier to find a rental in a week of December (12/16 – 12/23), as only 27% of the accommodations are booked.
The Weather in Dorset
This is the climate diagram in Dorset. The highest average temperatures are in the month of July. February is the coolest month, with average minimal temperature reaching 3°. The month of April has nice weather with only 9 rainy days.
7-Day Weather Forecast in Dorset
Sample Delicious Local Seafood, Cakes, and More
Dorset's coastal location guarantees a great selection of locally caught shrimp, fish, and lobster in the region's pubs and restaurants. The region's culinary highlights include fish and chips, best enjoyed in the open air on the harbourside at Weymouth, or afternoon tea at 1930s-style Steam Vintage Tea Rooms in Bournemouth.
Beaches and Fossil Hunting – What More Could the Kids Ask For?
Dorset is home to some of the UK's best beaches, perfect destinations for family days out. Bournemouth's beaches, the most popular, boast showers, watersport opportunities, and eateries. If you'd prefer to head off the beaten track, head to Eypemouth Beach. This hidden gem is excellent for surfing and beachcombing, and active types will love hiking the cliff paths.
The Dorset area sits on the Jurassic Coast, named for the many fossils found on the region's beaches. For the best fossil hunting, check out Charnmouth, where you can join a guided fossil hunt with an expert.
Find Out About British History and Wildlife on Days Out in Dorset
Dorset oozes history, and one of the best places to see it is in the village of Sherborne. Start at the Abbey, which dates back over 1,000 years, before heading to Sherborne Castle, whose history stretches from the Spanish Armada to the D-Day landings. If wildlife is more your thing, you'll love Monkey World, the UK's biggest primate rescue centre.
Information about vacation rentals in Dorset
|🏡 Vacation rentals available||8,545 homes|
|💳 Possible discounts||up to 79%|
|🌙 Nightly prices starting at||$63|
|⭐ Popular amenities||Pets allowed, Internet and Parking|
|🐾 Pet friendly homes||1,710 homes|
|🏊 Vacation rentals with pools||600 homes|
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the typical price of a vacation home in Dorset?
Accommodation prices in Dorset start at $63 per night.
What is the typical availability of Cottage in Dorset?
February has the highest availability of Cottage in Dorset, so you can expect plenty of selection, even for last-minute bookings.
What are the most popular vacation home amenities in Dorset?
When looking to book a vacation home in Dorset, the most requested amenities include Pets allowed, Internet, and Parking.
How many Cottage and House rental can I find in Dorset?
Dorset has 8,545 Cottage and House rental available to book.
Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals in Dorset?
Finding a vacation rental in Dorset that allows dogs is definitely possible, with 1,710 pet-friendly homes on offfer.
What's the best month to visit Dorset?
When booking accommodation in Dorset, remember that the rainiest months are usually December and March, with April often being the sunniest.
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