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Large holiday houses to rent in Dorset that have the wow-factor

Ruth 25 August 2020

For a truly luxurious break, head to Dorset where you’ll find a dazzling array of five-star homes peppered across the gorgeous coast and countryside. With spectacular features like bubbling hot tubs, manicured gardens and high-tech home cinemas, these large holiday houses to rent in Dorset all have something extra special to make your break away totally indulgent.

Whether you’re planning a special celebration and are perusing party houses in Dorset or simply want a few days away with the ones you love most, you can enjoy the stunning setting of the coast and countryside combined with the decadence of our luxury large holiday houses. From historic homes with atmosphere in spades to ultra-chic coastal retreats, choose your perfect holiday house to rent in Dorset from our selection. Or simply click the button below for the full collection.

Chase House

Sleeps 17 + 2 dogs | Shaftesbury

Chase House

One of the finest large holiday houses in Dorset, Chase House is the perfect setting for a truly opulent get-together. Tudor and medieval design features heavily throughout, combined with modern additions, to create a refined atmosphere fitting a sophisticated celebration.

Chase House

Enjoy drinks in the lounge with a backdrop of tapestries as the fire roars away, before sitting down to eat all together around the long table in the grand wood-panelled dining room. When evening falls, immerse yourself in the bubbling hot tub and marvel at Dorset’s clear night skies before drifting off in a decadent four-poster bed. In the morning, weary heads can be revived by a stroll around the 7,000-acre estate which includes a water fountain, Japanese gardens and ornamental ponds.

Chase House

The wow factor:

  • Elegant décor for a refined retreat
  • Hot tub and sauna to relax with a glass of bubbly in hand
  • Four-poster beds for a peaceful night’s slumber

Dorset Retreat

Sleeps 21 + 2 dogs | Bridport

Dorset Retreat

Plan a sophisticated break away to this elegant Georgian home close to Bridport and the spectacular Jurassic Coast. Step inside to discover classic accommodation styled with plush furnishings in muted tones, with ample room for the whole gang to spread out.

Dorset Retreat

The resident chef can rustle up some tasty treats in the modern kitchen while the rest of the party enjoy drinks and nibbles at the stylish breakfast bar, before gathering around the dining table, plates piled high, for some delicious food and scintillating chat. As dusk falls, make a beeline for the cinema room and choose a favourite film to enjoy with piles of buttery popcorn while more lively members of the group get competitive in the games room. If you’re looking for large luxury cottages to rent in Dorset that will please a crowd, this is one of the best. 

Dorset Retreat

The wow factor:

  • Games room and cinema room for evening entertainment
  • Stylish and refined décor throughout
  • Large kitchen and dining table for the perfect dinner party

Dorset Escape

Sleeps 17 + 3 dogs | Bridport

Dorset Escape

For group accommodation in Dorset with all your entertainment under one roof, we’d have to recommend this luxurious Grade II-listed country house close to the Jurassic Coast. Gather your friends and family for a celebratory break full of indulgence in a stylish yet homely setting where you can truly unwind.

Dorset Escape

Recreate your own spa day by taking the plunge in the indoor swimming pool before soothing tired muscles in the sauna and hot tub. Catch some rays in the beautifully manicured garden before dining around the long table, where you can share stories late into the night. For those in search of entertainment, head down to the cellar where there is a secret cinema room, or challenge your guests to a tournament in the games room. This is one of our large cottages in Dorset which you’ll find hard to leave!

Dorset Escape

The wow factor:

  • Indoor swimming pool, sauna and hot tub for decadent spa days
  • Games room for competitive fun
  • Cellar cinema room for family evenings in

Seaforth

Sleeps 10 + 1 dog | Worth Matravers

Seaforth

If you’re dreaming of a large holiday cottage in Dorset for a coastal retreat, Seaforth could be the perfect setting for your next getaway. This stylish and modern home enjoys spectacular sea views from the front door and is packed with plenty of features to keep every guest happy.

Seaforth

In the gorgeous garden, grown-ups can soak up those views while younger guests burn off some energy with the trampoline, croquet set and other outdoor games. On warm days, fire up the BBQ and enjoy dining alfresco while soaking up the rays, or on chilly days, light the wood burner indoors for cosy chats while the young and young at heart have fun in the games room. Great for any time of year is the firepit in the garden; sit around toasting marshmallows while the stars appear overhead. 

Seaforth

The wow factor:

  • Panoramic views over the Dorset coast
  • Indoor and outdoor games for all ages
  • Large garden to fully enjoy the spectacular setting

Rockhaven

Sleeps 8 + 1 dog | Mudeford

Rockhaven

Combining coastal chic and contemporary style, Rockhaven is one of the finest cottages to rent in Dorset. Set a stone’s throw from Mudeford beach, you can enjoy long, lazy days combing the sands before returning to your stylish and refined home from home to spend time all together – however you might find it hard to drag yourself away in the first place!

Rockhaven

There is plenty to keep each and every guest happy in this modern home, where creams and woods set a relaxing tone. Soak up the Dorset sun from the comfort of the garden, where there is also a bubbling hot tub and plush sunbeds, or step inside to play a game of pool or table tennis. Or, for some downtime, find a quiet corner in this large house and tuck into some goodies from the welcome pack!

Rockhaven

The wow factor:

  • Stunning contemporary design
  • Bubbling hot tub to soothe aching muscles
  • A stone’s throw from the beautiful Dorset coast

The Old Vicarage – West Lulworth

Sleeps 8 + 2 dogs | Lulworth Cove

Old Vicarage

This 19th-century former vicarage is one of the most unique holiday homes to rent in Dorset. A stay in this characterful property, with its mix of antique and modern décor and many period features, is one you won’t forget in a hurry! Plus, close to Lulworth Cove, you have some of Dorset’s most popular beaches on your doorstep.

Old Vicarage

Relax in the elegant drawing room enjoying views out over the surrounding countryside, or head out into the beautifully landscaped garden for an afternoon of fun. Challenge your guests to a game on the croquet lawn, enjoy drinks and nibbles on the terrace or wander around the covered pond soaking up the tranquil atmosphere. When night falls, light the fire pit for a special evening of sharing stories and laughs late into the night.

Old Vicarage

The wow factor:

  • Unique setting for a Dorset holiday close to Lulworth Cove
  • Croquet lawn for fun and games
  • Stunning landscaped garden with a fire pit


Have we inspired your next indulgent Dorset group getaway? We have a wider range of large holiday homes to rent in Dorset, so why not browse our full collection by clicking the button below?

Further inspiration

If you’re planning a big getaway to Dorset, find out everything you need to know with our complete guide to the county.

Disclaimer: Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information at the time of writing, please ensure you check carefully before making any decisions based on the contents within this article.

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