Christmas Cottages in Dorset

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 31 self catering cottages for Christmas in Dorset

The Old Dairy is a 2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near Wimborne Minster, Dorset.
  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £837

The Old Dairy

5551

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near Wimborne Minster, Dorset.


Situated within the southern neolithic ring of Knowlton Church and Earthworks and perfectly positioned under a Dark Sky Reserve, is The Old Dairy; a stylish and modern conversion t...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £837

Quince Cottage is a 3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage close to the beach near Bridport, Dorset.
  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £628

Quince Cottage

5190

3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage close to the beach near Bridport, Dorset.


With the World Heritage Jurassic Coast within one mile's walk, Quince Cottage is a welcoming home in the pretty West Dorset village of Chideock. This charming home is the perfect l...

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £628

Woodville Cottage is a 3 bedroom, dog friendly home near the beach in Lyme Regis.
  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Wed

7 nights from £1815

Woodville Cottage

5151

3 bedroom, dog friendly home near the beach in Lyme Regis.


Woodville Cottage is a pretty and charming property, an annexe to a Grade II Listed Georgian building. Hidden away from the hustle and bustle of the elegant seaside town of Lyme Re...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Wed

7 nights from £1815

Park Farm Byre is a 3 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Dorchester, Dorset.
  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £770

Park Farm Byre

4956

3 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Dorchester, Dorset.


Tucked away in a rural location, you will find Park Farm Byre, a stylish retreat complete with hot tub and perfectly situated on a number of country and woodland walks. All on one ...

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £770

Bay Tree Cottage is a 3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near Bridport, Dorset.
  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £675

Bay Tree Cottage

4835

3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near Bridport, Dorset.


Situated in a sleepy west Dorset village, just a short drive from the spectacular Jurassic Coast, you will find this pretty terraced cottage. Bay Tree Cottage offers all the deligh...

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

7 nights from £675

The Old Dairy is a 2 bedroom, dog friendly former milking parlour near Blandford Forum, Dorset.
  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £596

The Old Dairy

4740

2 bedroom, dog friendly former milking parlour near Blandford Forum, Dorset.


This former milking parlour that served the local farm has been beautifully converted into a fabulous holiday home. Situated in a picturesque Dorset village that is full of charact...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £596

Fox Cottage is a 1 bedroom stylish cottage in Beaminster, Dorset.
  • Sleeps 2
  • No pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £618

Fox Cottage

4712

1 bedroom stylish cottage in Beaminster, Dorset.


Tucked away in an oh-so-pretty part of historic Beaminster, Fox Cottage is a gorgeous retreat for two. As soon as you arrive at this picture-perfect terraced cottage, you will want...

  • Sleeps 2
  • No pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £618

Toby's Hut is a 1 bedroom, dog friendly shepherds hut near Lyme Regis, Dorset.
  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

From £130 per night

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

From £130 per night

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

Halcyon Cottage is a 2 bedroom cottage near the beach and Lulworth Cove near Dorchester, Dorset.
  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • No pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £759

Halcyon Cottage

4693

2 bedroom cottage near the beach and Lulworth Cove near Dorchester, Dorset.


Less than two miles from Lulworth Cove, part of the only World Heritage Site in England, Halcyon Cottage is a pretty, detached stone cottage in the heart of the village of West Lul...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • No pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £759

Swallows' Rest is a 1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near Beaminster, Dorset.
  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £401

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 £401

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