Short breaks in Dorset

It's so easy to get to Dorset, there's hardly any excuse not to book a cottage for a short break.

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Home of the Jurassic Coast and a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Dorset has plenty to offer for that well-deserved mid-week respite or long weekend break in Dorset. Steeped in history and effortlessly beautiful, you won’t be disappointed by this gorgeous part of the world. From stunning coastal cottages to luxury country getaways, you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for from our selection of lovely self-catering accommodation. We have a number of beautiful baby-friendly and dog-friendly cottages, so the whole family can enjoy, a relaxing breather in Dorset.

 

Spring and Autumn Breaks in Dorset

Spring and Autumn in Dorset provide a perfect short break. With miles of beautiful coastline, rolling countryside flecked with ancient landmarks and stunning natural features there is more than enough to capture your heart.

 

Summer Short Breaks Dorset

From the endless blue skies, jaw-dropping white sands beaches and the natural beauty that pervades the landscape, a summer escape in Dorset would be hard to beat. 

 

Christmas Holidays

Watch the gorgeously quaint hamlets of thatched cottages and old pubs garner a new life in this festive period. With bookings taken from 1 November, why not spend three or four days away and transform your Christmas break into an adventure for the whole family.

 

New Year in Dorset

A short break in Dorset for New Year’s Eve could be exactly what you’re looking for this year for an exciting change of scene. If you’re interested, bookings can be made from 1 November, although it is possible to place them from 1 October at the Owner’s discretion.

 

Winter Breaks in Dorset

Enjoying the most amount of sunshine and some of the highest average winter temperatures than anywhere else in the UK, Dorset provides the perfect getaway all year round. By the time winter comes around, the summer activity has made way for a peaceful calm, and the region is encompassed by a romantic quietness. Dog restrictions have also been lifted off many beaches, so you can also bring your four-legged friend along too.

 

We have 38 holiday cottages only a short drive away, for a much needed short break in Dorset.

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We have 38 self-catering cottages in Dorset available for a Short Break

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  • The Linhay - Holiday Cottage - 2.3 miles W of Bridport
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    1 bedroom, rural cottage near the beach near Bridport, Dorset.
    Sleeps 2 + cotSaturday changeover
    Regret no petsPrice per week £301 - £580
    The Linhay is a tucked away single-storey retreat – an ideal base for exploring the wonderful coastline. The cottage nestles alongside the barns, with a fully enclosed gravel ...
     
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    The Linhay (2661)
    Sleeps 2 + cot
  • The Dairy - Holiday Cottage - 2.3 miles W of Bridport
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    1 bedroom, rural cottage near the beach near Bridport, Dorset.
    Sleeps 2 + cotSaturday changeover
    Regret no petsPrice per week £301 - £580
    The Dairy is another extremely comfortable single-storey cottage in this small and friendly farm development. This property has French windows to its own enclosed outside space – ...
     
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    The Dairy (2663)
    Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Owl's Nest Cottage - Holiday Cottage - 6.2 miles E of Sherborne
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    1 bedroom, dog friendly self catering cottage near Sherborne, Dorset.
    Sleeps 2Friday changeover
    Dogs welcome (1 only)Price per week £301 - £585
    This cosy, compact yet delightful bolthole for two is set in a wonderfully tranquil hamlet in north Dorset with village shops and a choice of two pubs within two miles. Built in ...
     
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    Owl's Nest Cottage (2942)
    Sleeps 2
  • Badgers Cottage - Holiday Cottage - 3.8 miles E of Bridport
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    1 bedroom, dog friendly self catering cottage near Bridport, Dorset.
    Sleeps 2 + cotFriday changeover
    Dogs welcomePrice per week £301 - £595
    Badgers Cottage, a snug semi-detached cottage for two, is set in a farmyard, beautifully converted from an 18th Century stone barn. All on one level, the open plan design is light ...
     
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    Badgers Cottage (3014)
    Sleeps 2 + cot
  • The Stables - Holiday Cottage - 6 miles E of Dorchester
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    1 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Dorchester, Dorset.
    Sleeps 2 + cotFriday changeover
    Regret no petsPrice per week £317 - £710
    Dorset's World Heritage Jurassic Coast is close to this comfortably furnished, single-storey, spacious cottage. Set within the grounds of the Owner's home, The Stables is ...
     
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    The Stables (1965)
    Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Lottie’s Loft - Holiday Cottage - 3.5 miles NW of Beaminster
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    1 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Beaminster, Dorset.
    Sleeps 2Friday changeover
    Regret no petsPrice per week £341 - £660
    Lottie’s Loft is a luxurious first floor barn conversion, a gorgeous bolthole surrounded by beautiful Dorset countryside. Exterior steps lead from the decking to a balcony with ...
     
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    Lottie’s Loft (2565)
    Sleeps 2
  • The Chalet on the Beach - Holiday Cottage - Lyme Regis
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    Beach Chalet on the beach sleeping two in Lyme Regis, Dorset.
    Sleeps 2Friday changeover
    Regret no petsPrice per week £417 - £820
    Imagine a holiday right on the seashore of a very special beach, relaxing on your veranda with a glass of something refreshing, watching the gentle waves at one of the most famous ...
     
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    The Chalet on the Beach (3351)
    Sleeps 2
  • September Cottage - Holiday Cottage - 2.8 miles NW of Weymouth
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    2 bedroom self catering cottage near the sea near Weymouth, Dorset.
    Sleeps 4 + cotFriday changeover
    Regret no petsPrice per week £382 - £879
    This comfortable semi-detached family home is on the edge of the countryside, yet only three miles from Weymouth with its sandy beaches and historic quay. A 20 minute walk takes ...
     
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    September Cottage (2948)
    Sleeps 4 + cot
  • The Old Coach House - Holiday Cottage - 9.2 miles NE of Dorchester
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    2 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Dorchester, Dorset.
    Sleeps 4 + cotFriday changeover
    Dogs welcome (1 only)Price per week £390 - £998
    This pretty detached former coach house is in beautiful rural Dorset within easy reach of the stunning World Heritage Jurassic coastline. The Old Coach House has a spacious bright ...
     
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    The Old Coach House (1386)
    Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dairyman’s Cottage - Holiday Cottage - 1.7 miles NE of Shaftesbury
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    2 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Shaftesbury, Dorset.
    Sleeps 4 + cotFriday changeover
    Regret no petsPrice per week £390 - £897
    Dairyman’s Cottage is traditional yet contemporary, semi-detached and set on a south-facing terrace. The property has a welcoming feel, with a stunning open plan design ...
     
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    Dairyman’s Cottage (2094)
    Sleeps 4 + cot
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