Holiday flats and apartments in Dorset provide fantastic self catering accommodation for holidays in Dorset. Your own door key gives you privacy and independence whilst self catering facilities mean that you can cook your own meals, which is perfect for holidays on a budget, or people with special dietary requirements such as vegetarians, vegans or those with a celiac diet.
In addition, holiday flats and apartments in Dorset come with all the comforts of home such as comfortable sofas, televisions and fully equipped kitchens, and some luxury flats or 5 star apartments will have extra luxury facilities which you only get on holiday, such as a four poster bed, hot tub or swimming pool.
Most holiday apartments and flats in Dorset are found along the coast, around Dorset beach resorts such as Bournemouth, Weymouth and West Bay. There is a selection of flats to rent in Bournemouth, and these are a popular choice with holidaymakers. The self catering accommodation found in rural inland Dorset is more likely to be holiday cottages, although you will find farm buildings and barns which have been converted into holiday apartments.
These barn conversions are likely to be in a rustic traditional style with period features such as exposed beams and wood burning fires. The flats and apartments in coastal regions tend to be more modern, with the emphasis on comfort and practicality rather than the vintage architecture of barn conversions in rural Dorset.
Facilities and amenities in Weymouth apartments, and apartments and flats across Dorset, vary so before booking you should think carefully about what is important to you. If you are planning a holiday with children, think about the arrangement of bedrooms, and whether facilities for babies such as cots or high chairs are provided. If you are bringing pets, you will need to find a pet friendly flat or apartment with access to outside, as you will need space to exercise your dog. Think about whether smoking is allowed in the flat or apartments, or whether you would prefer to stay in smoke free accommodation.
You should also think carefully about the area of Dorset that the property is in, rather than relying on pretty interior photos. Is the apartment in an isolated location, or is there easy access to shops, pubs, restaurants and the beach? For wheelchair users, several disabled accessible holiday flats and apartments are available in Dorset. If you are a business traveller choosing a self catering option, you might want to look for an apartment with a work desk and internet access.
Luxury holiday apartments and flats in Dorset will usually have extra facilities compared to cheap basic accommodation. If you are planning a romantic break, or want to celebrate a special occasion, you may want to look for luxury self catering accommodation with a private Jacuzzi or a penthouse apartment with a panoramic view of the Jurassic coast or the Isle of Purbeck. Some luxury flats and apartments have facilities such as TVs, DVD players and CD players, but if these make the accommodation expensive, think about whether you really want to be watching TV on holiday, as you might be too busy enjoying the many tourist attractions in Dorset.