Dorset

Dorset's coast is a World Heritage Site, fascinatingly varied 'Jurassic Coast' with fossil-filled cliffs, pebble beaches and huge and beautiful natural harbours. Inland are chalk downs with sheep, yew-tree woods and butterflies, rivers and woodland-ringed bowls and vales of lushest farmland - Thomas Hardy's country. Fine small towns tempt you to linger and explore.

A special destination



Charmouth

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The happiest spot for watching the flow of the tide...

Very good service, we prefer using Helpful Holidays to other agencies.

Mrs Day
April 2013

Renting a property through Helpful Holidays is like having it chosen by a like-minded friend. You have a simple service done superbly well.

Stephen Bleach, Travel Editor of The Sunday Times

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