For holiday-makers visiting Dorset, self catering accommodation has a great deal to offer. The choice of properties available is huge, and can encompass country cottages, farmhouses, many on working farms, coastal cottages overlooking the sea, and even town houses for those who don't want to stray too far from the bright lights.
Throughout Dorset self catering cottages and farmhouses are very popular, due in no small part to the idyllic rolling countryside to be found across the county. Networks of country paths mean there is no shortage of destinations to explore, whether on foot, by bicycle, or on horseback.
Having a base you can call your own makes for a very relaxing stay. Because you don't have to be concerned about set meal times, you can take your holiday at your own pace. This flexibility is ideal for families, or couples just looking for a less restricted break. Many properties will accept pets, so you don't have to leave any of the family members at home!
With a Dorset self catering holiday, you can have the best of both worlds. Your accommodation costs are probably going to be significantly less than staying in a hotel, and you are more likely to find somewhere with added interest. Perhaps a picturesque thatched cottage, for example. If you are visiting outside the summer season, you might seek out a cottage with an open log fire, perfect for curling up next to after a good days' exploration.
The days of self catering accommodation being viewed as 'down-market' are long gone. There are now a number of Quality Assurance programmes such as the VisitBritain Quality Accreditation Scheme, to ensure that properties meet certain standards.
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