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 30 self catering cottages for Christmas in Dorset

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

7 nights from £732

2 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Shaftesbury, Dorset.


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 downstairs,...

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

7 nights from £732

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

7 nights from £759

2 bedroom self catering cottage near the sea near Weymouth, Dorset.


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 yo...

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

7 nights from £759

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £763

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


Imagine life in a tranquil Dorset village and Ivy Cottage is just the sort of place you may picture in your mind. Set in the midst of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the cot...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £763

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

7 nights from £972

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 £972

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

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

7 nights from £703

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 £703

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

7 nights from £812

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 £812

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

7 nights from £945

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 £945

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £1048

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


This very pretty thatched cottage is in the tranquil historic village of Tolpuddle, surrounded by beautiful countryside and just 15 miles from the World Heritage Jurassic Coast. Wi...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £1048

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

7 nights from £1058

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


This is an excellent base for exploring rural and coastal Dorset. Cranborne Chase (an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) is on the doorstep, and the beaches of the Jurassic Coast ...

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

7 nights from £1058

  • Sleeps 6 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £1081

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


Barn Owls Cottage, a semi-detached cottage converted from an 18th Century stone barn, has retained much of its original character with inset fossils and huge oak beams. The kitchen...

  • Sleeps 6 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £1081

We’ve been raising the standards of self catering holidays since 1977.

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