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Many of our cottages boast magnificent views of the sea, or a number of bustling Dorset fishing harbours, which are often described as being amongst the prettiest in Europe.
The sea has an instantly calming effect on most of us and a sea view from a beautiful holiday cottage can really be the icing on the cake. Sea views tend to mean close proximity to one of Dorset’s fantastic beaches and if natural landforms are what you are after, then Dorset has them in bucket loads. In fact many of Dorset’s most treasured spots are natural landforms; Durdle Door, Lulworth Cove and Old Harry Rocks, to name but a few! They are a real treat to behold and a walk along the world famous Jurassic Coastline is rewarded with unspoilt views of these natural gems.
A cottage boasting a view of one of Dorset’s harbours will have you gazing out across the harbour for hours, watching the fishing boats come and go and the big yachts and catamarans popping by for a slice of Dorset, before heading off across the turquoise seas. Boats regularly depart from Dorset’s harbours offering deep sea angling for any level of fishermen, or simply sight-seeing jaunts around the bays and past the dramatic rock formations. From West Bay you can hire a river boat and take a leisurely trip on the River Brit, through pretty riverside meadows. Weymouth Harbour is particularly beautiful and is set to a backdrop of quaint pubs and pretty pastel coloured cafes.
Whether your cottage has views of the sea or a harbour, a visit to the beach is essential during your stay. There aren’t many beaches in the country where you can hunt for dinosaur fossils and ammonites or snorkel through an enormous door shaped rock in the sea!
Our sea and harbour view cottages come in all shapes and sizes. Some are beautiful romantic period properties, full of original character and charm. Others are grand contemporary lodges ready and waiting to be enjoyed by large friendship groups and families. Some are pet friendly too, so be sure to check before you book!
One of the lovely things about Dorset is that you can have a traditional, thatched, cosy cottage in a peaceful rural village, but still a perfect view of the sea, since the coastal villages really do offer the best of both worlds, and they do it exceptionally well!