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British Travel Awards Winners 2016!

Sykes would like to thank all of you who voted for us in the 2016 British Travel Awards. With your help we managed to win "Best UK Self Catering Holiday Booking Company" for the fourth consecutive year.

An Introduction to Dorset

Welcome to the rural county of Dorset and our charming Dorset cottages, offering a wonderful blend of coast and countryside, plus lots to see and do. Below is a selection of our self catering holiday cottages in Dorset. Here you will find cottages along the coast of Dorset and throughout the county of Dorset, including in Christchurch, Dorchester, Lulworth Cove, Shaftesbury, Sherborne and many other towns and villages.

Gaze in awe at giant Cerne Abbas, an extraordinary fertility symbol carved in chalk high on a hillside. Enjoy a daytrip to the seaside town of Weymouth. Explore Corfe Castle, an imposing medieval monument with neighbouring historic village. Walk with dinosaurs along the Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site of exceptional natural beauty. Experience close encounters with apes at Monkey World. Cycle through enchanted woodlands in the Moors Valley Country Park. Listen to the bells of Sherborne Abbey. Discover Christchurch's Priory Church and Highcliffe Castle. Made iconic in 1973 by Hovis bread's award-winning TV advert, climb the steep, cobbled street of Shaftesbury's Gold Hill. Also, browse the backwaters of Wimborne and Lyme Regis, a delightful harbour-front town with famous Cobb. And for literary fans, trace the steps of Blyton, Austen and Hardy.

A large part of your Dorset cottage holiday may well be spent relaxing on the coast. Find yourself a sunny spot on a Blue Flag beach or go beachcombing for fossils. For invigorating exercise with breathtaking views, walk the South West Coastal Path.

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Cottages Suitable for Pets

At Sykes we know how important your pet is to you. The majority of our cottages accept pets meaning you never have to leave a part of your family at home

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Luxury Cottages

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