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 16 self catering cottages for Christmas in Dorset

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

7 nights from £962 *

Sturthill Stable

2829

3 bedroom, dog friendly barn conversion set within a working farm 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 £962 *

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

7 nights from £998

Barbridge Cottage

1805

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 £998

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

7 nights from £731

Meadowbank

2644

3 bedroom house with countryside views near Bridport, Dorset.


If you are looking for a peaceful, rural setting to spend your well deserved holiday, then look no further. This sunny south-facing cottage is sat perfectly on the edge of the beau...

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

7 nights from £731

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

7 nights from £856

The Parlour

2662

2 bedroom cottage with views of Golden Cap 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 £856

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

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

7 nights from £1287

Sandy Days

3215

3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in Christchurch.


Avon beach, Christchurch Harbour, the New Forest National Park and the Jurassic Coast are all nearby to this recently renovated holiday bolthole. The cool shades of blue and the pl...

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

7 nights from £1287

Doghouse Farm

  • Sleeps 9 + 3 cots in 3 properties
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £1983