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 45 self catering cottages for Christmas in Dorset

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

7 nights from £363

The Linhay

2661

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach near Bridport, Dorset.


The Linhay is a tucked away single-storey retreat – and an ideal base for exploring the wonderful coastline. The cottage nestles alongside the barns, with a fully enclosed gravel c...

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

7 nights from £363

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

7 nights from £363

The Dairy

2663

1 bedroom cottage near the Jurassic Coast 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 £363

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

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £366

Owl's Nest Cottage

2942

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near Sherborne, Dorset.


This cosy, compact, 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 lo...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £366

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £460

Pound Farm Cottage

4076

1 bedroom thatched cottage near Sherborne, Dorset.


Pound Farm Cottage is a hidden gem; this listed thatched cottage has been thoughtfully renovated to create a spacious, stylish holiday home, retaining many of the original features...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £460

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  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £591

Swallows' Rest

4644

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near Beaminster, Dorset.


The sleepy west Dorset countryside awaits you at this cute bolthole for two (plus your four-legged friends). Tucked away at the end of the owners' garden, this converted barn is hi...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £591

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £608

Badgers Cottage

3014

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near Bridport, Dorset.


This pretty semi-detached cottage for two is nestled within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on West Hembury Farm. Badgers Cottage is an 18th Century stone barn that has be...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £608

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

7 nights from £615

The Stables

1965

1 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near the county town of Dorchester, Dorset.


This quaint cottage is set within the rural hamlet of Pallington. The Stables is a self-contained, single storey cottage with a welcoming open plan design. The entrance hall leads ...

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

7 nights from £615

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £620

Toby's Hut

4723

1 bedroom, dog friendly shepherds hut near Lyme Regis, Dorset.


Located in the west Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and just a 15 minute drive from fabulous Lyme Regis, Toby's Hut is a bespoke Shepherd's Hut, sitting in a perfect spot...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £620

Arrive at your handpicked holiday home safe in the knowledge it’s been fully inspected.

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

From £160 per night

La Cabine Francaise

4726

1 bedroom, dog friendly Shepherds Hut near Dorchester, Dorset.


Welcome to La Cabine Francaise, a glorious expanse of glamping bliss with a French twist. Set in the stunning Dorset countryside, this exclusive spot for two provides the perfect r...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

From £160 per night

  • Sleeps 3 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £458

Wayside Cottage

4484

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


A gorgeous, chocolate-box cottage that is the ideal escape, nestled in the heart of one of Dorset's picturesque villages. Just a stone's throw from the lovely local pub, Wayside Co...

  • Sleeps 3 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £458

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