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 41 Dorset retreats this December

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

7 nights from £344

The Stables

1965

1 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near the county town of Dorchester, Dorset.


This quaint cottage is set within the rural hamlet of Pallington. The Stables is a self-contained, single storey cottage with a welcoming open plan design. The entrance hall leads ...

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

7 nights from £344

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £355

Swallows' Rest

4644

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near Beaminster, Dorset.


The sleepy west Dorset countryside awaits you at this cute bolthole for two (plus your four-legged friends). Tucked away at the end of the owners' garden, this converted barn is hi...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £355

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

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

7 nights from £378

The Linhay

2661

1 bedroom, dog friendly 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 £378

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

7 nights from £378

The Dairy

2663

1 bedroom cottage near the Jurassic Coast 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 £378

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

7 nights from £381

Owl's Nest Cottage

2942

1 bedroom, dog friendly 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 £381

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £392

Badgers Cottage

3014

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near Bridport, Dorset.


This pretty semi-detached cottage for two is nestled within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on West Hembury Farm. Badgers Cottage is an 18th Century stone barn that has be...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £392

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

7 nights from £590

Toby's Hut

4723

1 bedroom, dog friendly shepherds hut near Lyme Regis, Dorset.


Located in the west Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and just a 15 minute drive from fabulous Lyme Regis, Toby's Hut is a bespoke Shepherd's Hut, sitting in a perfect spot...

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

7 nights from £590

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

From £160 per night

La Cabine Francaise

4726

1 bedroom, dog friendly Shepherds Hut near Dorchester, Dorset.


Welcome to La Cabine Francaise, a glorious expanse of glamping bliss with a French twist. Set in the stunning Dorset countryside, this exclusive spot for two provides the perfect r...

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

From £160 per night

Our property managers are local experts who handpick perfect places to stay.

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

7 nights from £423

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 £423

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

7 nights from £406

The Old School Gables

2490

2 bedroom cottage near the market town of Bridport, Dorset.


The pretty Dorset village of Drimpton is set in lovely countryside a short drive inland from the stunning Jurassic Coast. This original school house has been converted into extreme...

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

7 nights from £406

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