Christmas Cottages in Dorset

Remember that film, The Holiday? This is the place to find cottages for Christmas that look just like that. Thatched roofs heavy with snow (or at least a generous sparkly frost) down winding country lanes, a roaring log fire and cosy sense of well-being. Those things were all present in that movie starring Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz but all-star cast aside, Dorset has plenty of picture-postcard places to stay where you can live out your festive dreams.Read more

Christmas getaways in Dorset are everything you'd hope with the rolling landscapes and miles of Jurassic coastline. Find frosty fossils at Charmouth and eat Christmas fudge at the end of the pier in Lyme Regis, or head around the harbour to Bournemouth for a big town day out.

Stay inland in a rural delight lit with Christmas lights and check out the Christmas markets for last minute pressies - Sherborne has a particularly good one, or head to a historical highlight and admire somewhere like Corfe Castle in all its wintry glory.

Interior of a modern holiday cottage for christmas Children's bedroom with presents in a Christmas holiday cottage

All these places are best discovered with man's best friend at your side, so plan Christmas breaks with dogs in mind. There's many a winter walk to discover across the county when you book a holiday cottage for Christmas in Dorset.

We have 12 self catering cottages for Christmas in Dorset

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £343

1 bedroom, rural cottage near the beach near Bridport, Dorset.


The Dairy is another extremely comfortable single-storey cottage in this small and friendly farm development. This property has French doors to its own enclosed outside space – the...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £343

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £352

1 bedroom, dog friendly self catering cottage near Bridport, Dorset.


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 gives a w...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £352

Need more time? Reserve any cottage for up to 24 hours before booking.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £413

2 bedroom thatched, dog friendly cottage near Dorchester, Dorset.


Beehive Cottage is a charming and cosy cottage for four, on a quiet lane opposite St Mary's church in the village of Puddletown. The village is surrounded by farmland, Thomas Hardy...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £413

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  • 15% off

    20 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019

    £659.85 £561.00

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £430

2 bedroom holiday cottage near Bridport, Dorset.


Close to Dorset's spectacular Jurassic Coast, the popular market town of Bridport and the harbour and beach at West Bay, this cottage has stunning views of the gentle Dorset countr...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £430

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £471 *

3 bedroom, dog friendly self catering cottage near Bridport, Dorset.


This beautiful barn conversion at the heart of a working dairy farm is just inland from Dorset's spectacular Jurassic Coast and its beaches. The rural setting will please all the f...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £471 *

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £440

3 bedroom holiday cottage near Bridport, Dorset.


This sunny south-facing cottage enjoys a quiet rural position on the edge of the beautiful village of Netherbury, a short drive from the beaches and cliffs of the World Heritage Ju...

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £440

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £467

2 bedroom, rural cottage near the beach near Bridport, Dorset.


The Parlour is an excellent choice for a family, with French doors opening out onto an enclosed gravelled patio, comfortable accommodation for five guests – one of the three single...

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £467

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £512

2 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Shaftesbury, Dorset.


Semi-detached Hatts Barn is a contemporary, reversed level barn conversion on a wide south-facing terrace. The large en suite master bedroom and a twin bedded family-room (the twin...

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £512

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  • 20% off

    20 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019

    £944.72 £755.78

Readymade beds and fluffy towels; this simple but appreciated welcome is standard with us.

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £512

3 bedroom thatched self catering cottage near Bridport, Dorset.


This very attractive thatched, detached property is in a tucked away rural setting in unspoilt west Dorset. Old Sandpitts Lodge is a very easy short drive inland from the fabulous ...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £512

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £643

3 bedroom thatched, dog friendly cottage in Tolpuddle, Dorset.


This pretty thatched cottage is in the tranquil historic village of Tolpuddle, just 15 miles from the World Heritage Jurassic Coast. An ideal base for a family holiday or perfect f...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £643

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