Lulworth Cove and South Dorset Cottages

Fishermen have plied their trade from Lulworth Cove for centuries and still catch bass, conger, pollack and wrasse, even lobster there. The area and its immediate surroundings have a long history of smuggling and local folklore is rich with tales of desperate brigands and their running battles with the customs men and militia sent to catch them.

There’s also a rich literary history and the poet Keats spent his last hours on British soil at Lulworth while Rupert Brooke wrote poems there to his lost love and Bertrand Russell and various lovers outraged the locals by skinny-dipping!

The nearby village of Chaldon Herring was a writers’ hotspot in the 1920s and 1930s as home to the Powys brothers and sisters – Gertrude, Theodore, Llewellyn, John Cooper and Philippa – while the political sympathies and love affair of Sylvia Warner and Valentine Ackland who lived at West Chaldon aroused the attentions of MI5. 

In another local literary link TE Lawrence – the famous Lawrence of Arabia – lived at Clouds Hill while stationed at Bovington Camp close to where he was killed in a motorcycle accident in 1935.

Take a little time to browse through our selection of holiday cottages in South Dorset. We’re certain you’ll find something just right for a truly special Dorset holiday

Due to high demand from our guests, we have recently started looking for properties in this area. If you have a property and are considering letting, please get in touch with Claire, our property manager on 01929 448694 or email c.macdonald@dorsetcottages.co.uk



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Weymouth, Dorset

WY436

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£425 - £945
per week
From £319 for a 3-night stay
  • Casa Merocca is a quaint stone fronted terraced house situated in a residential street, just a stone’s throw away from Weymouth’s historic harbour. Great for a family holiday providing an excellent base to discover the Jurassic Coast and Dorset Countryside.
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • WiFi
  • Beach 1 mile

Cornerways

WY115

Harmans Cross, Dorset

WY278

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£532 - £1350
per week
From £399 for a 3-night stay
  • This lovely detached house is set in a very large garden and sits on the slopes of the Nine Barrow Down and is ideal as a base for exploring the Isle of Purbeck.
  • 8 Guests
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 1 Pet
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Pub 2.6 miles
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Acton, Dorset

WY330

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£405 - £908
per week
From £304 for a 3-night stay
  • 3 Star Gold
  • Get a Massive 25% Off any Holidays taken between 3rd January - 19th April 2019!
  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Pet
  • No WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Pub 0.8 miles
  • Open fire or woodburner

Weymouth, Dorset

WY406

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£362 - £805
per week
From £272 for a 3-night stay
  • Situated just a short walk from Bowleaze Coveway, a popular beach to the East of Weymouth, Bowleaze Beach Apartment is a spacious two bedroom first floor apartment, with a view of the sea, and private off road parking.
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking

Weymouth, Dorset

WY397

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£769 - £1707
per week
From £577 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • Perfect for a family get-together or a group of friends.  This immaculately presented five bedroom house has a welcoming, sociable and fun feel.
  • 8 Guests
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 1 Pet
  • WiFi
  • Beach 2 miles
  • Pub 1 mile

Wild Hill

WY334

Acton, Dorset

WY399

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£778 - £1751
per week
From £584 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • Stunning detached stone cottage in rural location with 4 bedrooms and sea views throughout the entire property
  • 8 Guests
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Pub 0.8 miles
  • Open fire or woodburner

Arne, Dorset

WY343

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£870 - £1956
per week
From £653 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • A fantastic spacious and charmimg cottage with four bedrooms, three bathrooms, separate dining room plus two sitting rooms both with log burners. Huge mature garden with play area and views across to the harbour.
  • 8 Guests
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 1 Pet
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Pub 3.5 miles
  • Open fire or woodburner

Weymouth, Dorset

WY394

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£382 - £848
per week
From £287 for a 3-night stay
  • Rose Cottage is a pretty two bedroom cottage, with a cosy, welcoming feel. Situated in Weymouth, approximately 4 miles from the town centre and beach.
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Pet
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 5 miles
  • Pub 2 miles