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 8 self catering cottages for Christmas in Dorset

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

7 nights from £418

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 windows to its own enclosed outside space – t...

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

7 nights from £418

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  • 20% off

    22 Dec 2018 - 29 Dec 2018

    £522.00 £417.60

  • 20% off

    29 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019

    £522.00 £417.60

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

7 nights from £463

1 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Dorchester, Dorset.


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 self-cont...

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

7 nights from £463

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  • 20% off

    21 Dec 2018 - 28 Dec 2018

    £578.65 £463.20

  • 20% off

    28 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019

    £578.65 £463.20

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  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £391

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


Cedar Lodge is a cosy cottage in a quiet rural location. All on one level, the open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas creates a very sociable space for a couple or sma...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £391

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  • 40% off

    21 Dec 2018 - 28 Dec 2018

    £651.55 £391.20

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

7 nights from £953

2 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Bridport, Dorset.


Nestling in a picturesque valley a fifteen minute drive from the Jurassic Coast, Barbridge Cottage is close to beaches, walks, fossil hunting, country houses, gardens and lovely pu...

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

7 nights from £953

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

7 nights from £637

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


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

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

7 nights from £637

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  • 20% off

    21 Dec 2018 - 28 Dec 2018

    £796.00 £636.80

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

7 nights from £695

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 beds...

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

7 nights from £695

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  • 25% off

    21 Dec 2018 - 28 Dec 2018

    £926.12 £694.50

  • 20% off

    28 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019

    £926.12 £740.80

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

7 nights from £696

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 £696

  • Sleeps 7 + 2 cots in 2 properties
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £1054


This working farm on the edge of the historic village of Chideock stretches gently downhill to the Jurassic Coast where one of Dorset's most famous landmarks – Golden Cap – rises a...

  • Sleeps 7 + 2 cots in 2 properties
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £1054

Each and every one of our cottages is fully equipped with everything you’ll need on holiday.