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 33 self catering cottages for Christmas in Dorset

  • 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

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  • 20% off

    22 Mar 2019 - 29 Mar 2019

    £600.60 £480.48

  • 20% off

    5 Apr 2019 - 12 Apr 2019

    £730.28 £584.22

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • 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 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £1081

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

7 nights from £1087

3 bedroom, dog friendly self catering cottage 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 £1087

  • Sleeps 6
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £1174

3 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Lyme Regis, Dorset.


Imagine spending a week in a fabulous former dairyman’s cottage with all mod-cons! This very stylishly furnished, yet quirky, semi-detached cottage is in the village of Morcombelak...

  • Sleeps 6
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £1174

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  • 20% off

    22 Mar 2019 - 29 Mar 2019

    £666.60 £533.28

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £1237

3 bedroom holiday cottage in Corfe Castle, Dorset.


You will be completely spoilt for choice in this stunning part of Dorset – along the Jurassic Coast and within very easy reach are Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door with their famous c...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £1237

  • Sleeps 6 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £1316

3 bedroom holiday cottage in Corfe Castle, Dorset.


Situated in the popular Dorset village of Corfe Castle, on the Studland peninsula, close to the coast, this Grade II Listed picture-book cottage enjoys views of the spectacular Nat...

  • Sleeps 6 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £1316

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

  • Sleeps 6 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £1318

4 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in Studland, Dorset.


The Isle of Purbeck is a stunning Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty between Poole and Swanage boasting one of the most spectacular coastlines in Dorset. Sunnyholme, an extremel...

  • Sleeps 6 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £1318

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £1735

4 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views in Lyme Regis, Dorset.


Escape to the coast and this fabulous cottage where you can watch the seascape change all day long. Just minutes from the harbour at Lyme Regis and its iconic Cobb, this Grade I...

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £1735

  • Sleeps 10 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £2527

5 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach near Lyme Regis.


Less than half a mile from the World Heritage Jurassic Coast, The Old Manor House is a beautiful 16th Century, Grade II Listed house, full of character with a delightful enclosed g...

  • Sleeps 10 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £2527

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  • 10% off

    22 Mar 2019 - 29 Mar 2019

    £1147.52 £1033.20

  • Sleeps 6 in 2 properties
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £1453


These two delightful properties, set deep in Dorset's beautiful countryside, are the ultimate rural retreats! To set the scene, a long, unmade farm track leads to West Farm, where ...

  • Sleeps 6 in 2 properties
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £1453

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