Dorset Retreats in December

Nestle among wild frost-laced countryside, sit back high above the Jurassic Coast as rolling seas stir up a show, or snuggle up in a charming village and wander streets lined with Christmas lights and decorations. However you'd like to spend your Dorset getaway and whoever you'd like to share it with, make your December unforgettable.Read more

Take your four-legged friend to a dog-friendly cottage and enjoy welly-clad walks through wintry countryside and along quiet beach fronts. Round up your friends and stay in a spacious cottage perfect for groups, relaxing in front of the roaring wood burner and catching up on old times and new. Or, take things up a notch and book yourself and the family a cosy cottage for Christmas, so you can wake up to ultimate luxury in a scenic home-from-home. Whether you would like to savour festive celebrations or simply want to escape for a while and relax, the choice is yours in a Classic cottage. Pour through our portfolio and discover where you could go this December. All of our cottages have been handpicked onto our books; personally inspected and fully equipped so you can experience the finest quality around. 

Choose from 34 Dorset retreats this December

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

7 nights from £337

The Stables

1965

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 £337

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

7 nights from £345

The Linhay

2661

1 bedroom cottage near the beach near Bridport, Dorset.


The Linhay is a tucked away single-storey retreat – and an ideal base for exploring the wonderful coastline. The cottage nestles alongside the barns, with a fully enclosed gravel c...

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

7 nights from £345

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

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

7 nights from £345

The Dairy

2663

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 doors to its own enclosed outside space – the...

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

7 nights from £345

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £367

Owl's Nest Cottage

2942

1 bedroom, dog friendly self catering cottage near Sherborne, Dorset.


This cosy, compact, delightful bolthole for two is set in a wonderfully tranquil hamlet in north Dorset with village shops and a choice of two pubs within two miles. Built in lo...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £367

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £377

Badgers Cottage

3014

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


Badgers Cottage, a snug semi-detached cottage for two, is set in a farmyard, beautifully converted from an 18th Century stone barn. All on one level, the open plan design gives a w...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £377

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £414

Pound Farm Cottage

4076

1 bedroom thatched self catering cottage near Sherborne, Dorset.


Pound Farm Cottage is a hidden gem; this listed thatched cottage has been thoughtfully renovated to create a spacious, stylish holiday home, retaining many of the original features...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £414

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

7 nights from £446 *

Poacher's Cottage

4522

2 bedroom self catering cottage near Dorchester, Dorset.


Tucked away in the picturesque village of Buckland Newton, Poacher's Cottage is one of four gorgeous properties making up Dominey's Yard. Situated perfectly for exploring the beaut...

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

7 nights from £446 *

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

7 nights from £446 *

Gamekeeper's Cottage

4523

2 bedroom self catering cottage near Dorchester, Dorset.


Second in a row of pretty terraced cottages, this stylish property has been newly renovated to a very high standard. Gamekeeper's Cottage is one of four at Dominey's Yard, nestled ...

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

7 nights from £446 *

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

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

7 nights from £446 *

Woodcutter's Cottage

4524

2 bedroom self catering cottage near Dorchester, Dorset.


Rolling hills, bustling market towns, rich history and stunning beaches - have we persuaded you to holiday in Dorset yet? Finding a lovely cottage to stay in is the only thing you ...

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

7 nights from £446 *

  • Sleeps 3 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £407

Wayside Cottage

4484

2 bedroom thatched, dog friendly cottage near Beaminster, Dorset.


A gorgeous, chocolate-box cottage that is the ideal escape, nestled in the heart of one of Dorset's picturesque villages. Just a stone's throw from the lovely local pub, Wayside Co...

  • Sleeps 3 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £407

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