Short breaks in Dorset

It's so easy to get to Dorset, there's hardly any excuse not to book a cottage for a short break.

Home of the Jurassic Coast and a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Dorset has plenty to offer for that well-deserved mid-week respite or long weekend break in Dorset. Steeped in history and effortlessly beautiful, you won’t be disappointed by this gorgeous part of the world. From stunning coastal cottages to luxury country getaways, you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for from our selection of lovely self-catering accommodation. We have a number of beautiful baby-friendly and dog-friendly cottages, so the whole family can enjoy, a relaxing breather in Dorset.

 

Spring and Autumn Breaks in Dorset

Spring and Autumn in Dorset provide a perfect short break. With miles of beautiful coastline, rolling countryside flecked with ancient landmarks and stunning natural features there is more than enough to capture your heart.

 

Summer Short Breaks Dorset

From the endless blue skies, jaw-dropping white sands beaches and the natural beauty that pervades the landscape, a summer escape in Dorset would be hard to beat. 

 

Christmas Holidays

Watch the gorgeously quaint hamlets of thatched cottages and old pubs garner a new life in this festive period. With bookings taken from 1 November, why not spend three or four days away and transform your Christmas break into an adventure for the whole family.

 

New Year in Dorset

A short break in Dorset for New Year’s Eve could be exactly what you’re looking for this year for an exciting change of scene. If you’re interested, bookings can be made from 1 November, although it is possible to place them from 1 October at the Owner’s discretion.

 

Winter Breaks in Dorset

Enjoying the most amount of sunshine and some of the highest average winter temperatures than anywhere else in the UK, Dorset provides the perfect getaway all year round. By the time winter comes around, the summer activity has made way for a peaceful calm, and the region is encompassed by a romantic quietness. Dog restrictions have also been lifted off many beaches, so you can also bring your four-legged friend along too.

 

We have 45 holiday cottages only a short drive away, for a much needed short break in Dorset.

We have 45 self-catering cottages in Dorset available for a Short Break

1 bedroom, rural cottage near the beach near Bridport, Dorset.


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

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

Price per week £307 - £592

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 windows to its own enclosed outside space – t...

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

Price per week £307 - £592

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


This cosy, compact yet 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

Price per week £310 - £597

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

Price per week £315 - £595

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

Price per week £327 - £725

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    17 Aug 2018 - 24 Aug 2018

    £710.00 £603.50

1 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Beaminster, Dorset.


Lottie’s Loft is a luxurious first floor barn conversion, a gorgeous bolthole surrounded by beautiful Dorset countryside. Exterior steps lead from the decking to a balcony with bes...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £350 - £674

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 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £379 - £765

Beach Chalet on the beach sleeping two in Lyme Regis, Dorset.


Imagine a holiday right on the seashore of a very special beach, relaxing on your veranda with a glass of something refreshing, watching the gentle waves at one of the most famous ...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £435 - £837

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2 bedroom dog friendly holiday cottage near 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
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £338 - £750

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


Cedar Lodge is a cosy cottage in a quiet rural location. All on one level, the open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas creates a very sociable space for a couple or sma...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £389 - £795

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

Price per week £390 - £897

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    20 Jul 2018 - 27 Jul 2018

    £897.00 £717.60

  • 20% off

    27 Jul 2018 - 3 Aug 2018

    £897.00 £717.60

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


Beehive Cottage is a charming and cosy cottage for four, on a quiet lane opposite St Mary's church in the village of Puddletown. The village is surrounded by farmland, Thomas Hardy...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £394 - £795

Dog friendly glamping in a safari tent for four persons near Shaftesbury, Dorset.


Enjoy a holiday with a difference, relax under canvas and soak up the peace and tranquility of the rolling Dorset countryside, with luxury en suite facilities, glamping style. Blac...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £394 - £985

2 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Dorchester, Dorset.


This pretty detached former coach house is in beautiful rural Dorset within easy reach of the stunning World Heritage Jurassic coastline. The Old Coach House has a spacious bright ...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £399 - £1018

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2 bedroom holiday cottage near Bridport, Dorset.


Close to Dorset's spectacular Jurassic Coast, the popular market town of Bridport and the harbour and beach at West Bay, this cottage has stunning views of the gentle Dorset countr...

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

Price per week £401 - £827

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    27 Jul 2018 - 3 Aug 2018

    £810.00 £648.00

2 bedroom, rural self catering cottage near Beaminster, Dorset.


A stunning west Dorset location, amazing rural views and a truly luxurious property, Phoebes House is a hidden gem just a short drive inland from the famous Jurassic Coast. This de...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £428 - £1092

2 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage 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

Price per week £431 - £936

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  • 10% off

    27 Jul 2018 - 3 Aug 2018

    £936.00 £842.40

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

Price per week £444 - £897

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  • 25% off

    20 Jul 2018 - 27 Jul 2018

    £897.00 £672.75

2 bedroom, rural self catering cottage near Beaminster, Dorset.


With stunning rural views from your deck, and a fabulous open plan interior, Furrow Lodge snuggles into the hillside in the delightful Dorset countryside and offers a real opportun...

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

Price per week £449 - £975

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    20 Jul 2018 - 27 Jul 2018

    £975.00 £877.50

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


Lynchet Lodge is a gorgeous open plan cottage, beautifully furnished and equipped to provide all that you need for a relaxing holiday in rural Dorset. The open plan kitchen/dining/...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £449 - £975

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    20 Jul 2018 - 27 Jul 2018

    £975.00 £877.50

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3 bedroom self catering cottage near Shaftesbury, Dorset.


This fabulous Georgian House is the perfect base from which to explore the many unique attractions that are a short drive away. Create great holiday memories with fascinating days ...

  • Sleeps 6
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £606 - £1347 *

* Includes 10% off for parties up to 4 between 10 Mar and 29 Dec 2018.

4 bedroom, dog-friendly cottage with sea views near Bridport, Dorset.


Snuggled into the hillside with Golden Cap behind, The Guardhouse stands watch over this stunning part of the Jurassic Coast at Seatown, with sea views from the master bedroom and ...

  • Sleeps 7 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £708 - £1770 *

* Includes 20% off for parties up to 4 + cot on selected dates. Bedrooms 1 and 3 are excluded at the discounted rate.

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

Price per week £433 - £1015

3 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Beaminster, Dorset.


Tucked away in this quietest of rural locations, Ridge Lodge is a hidden gem, with fabulous far reaching views over the Dorset landscape. This delightful cottage has been stylishly...

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £477 - £1038

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

Price per week £478 - £1195

3 bedroom self catering cottage in Wareham, Dorset.


Wareham is the gateway to the Jurassic Coast, a fabulous base from which to explore the Isle of Purbeck. Just within the ancient Saxon walls of this historic market town, Northgate...

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

Price per week £493 - £995

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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

Price per week £510 - £1276

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

Price per week £535 - £1365

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

Price per week £550 - £1403

Dog friendly safari tent glamping for six persons near Shaftesbury, Dorset.


Glamping at Black Pig Retreats allows you to escape the everyday; park your car, load your luggage onto the farm's all-terrain vehicle and your countryside adventure begins, canvas...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £555 - £1275

Dog friendly safari tent glamping for six near Shaftesbury, Dorset.


Glamping at Black Pig Retreats allows you to escape the everyday and enjoy a fabulous holiday with a difference, where you can cook with fire, collect logs, listen to birdsong and ...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £555 - £1275

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 (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £580 - £1260

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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

Price per week £594 - £1515

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

Price per week £606 - £1694

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

Price per week £725 - £1465

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

Price per week £1074 - £3196 *

* Includes 20% off for parties up to 6 + 2 cots on selected dates. Bedrooms 3 and 5 are excluded at the discounted rate.

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 II L...

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

Price per week £850 - £2377

6 bedroom thatched, dog friendly home near Lyme Regis, South Devon.


Buddlewall is an historic east Devon farmhouse, in a beautiful hidden rural setting, a short drive inland from the spectacular World Heritage east Devon and Dorset Jurassic Coast. ...

  • Sleeps 12 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £1037 - £2850 *

* Includes 30% off for parties up to 8 + 2 cots on selected dates. Bedroom 1 and the single bed in Bedroom 3 are excluded at this rate

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


This beautiful stone farmhouse has something very special indeed – it comes with a 450 acre wildlife and nature reserve and a unique relationship with Dorset Wildlife Trust. Quite ...

  • Sleeps 9 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £692 - £1989


Lottie’s Loft is a luxurious first floor barn conversion, a gorgeous bolthole surrounded by beautiful Dorset countryside. Exterior steps lead from the decking to a balcony with bes...

  • Sleeps 6 in 2 properties
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £778 - £1766


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

  • Sleeps 7 + 2 cots in 2 properties
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £740 - £1015


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 8 + 3 cots in 2 properties
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £826 - £1871


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 9 + 2 cots in 2 properties
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £868 - £2092


With stunning rural views from your deck, and a fabulous open plan interior, Furrow Lodge snuggles into the hillside in the delightful Dorset countryside and offers a real opportun...

  • Sleeps 13 + 3 cots in 3 properties
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £1374 - £2988

Each and every one of our cottages is fully equipped with everything you’ll need on holiday.


Enjoy a holiday with a difference, relax under canvas and soak up the peace and tranquility of the rolling Dorset countryside, with luxury en suite facilities, glamping style. Blac...

  • Sleeps 16 + 3 cots in 3 properties
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £1503 - £3535