Short breaks in Dorset

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.Read more

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 42 holiday cottages only a short drive away, for a much needed short break in Dorset.

We have 42 self-catering cottages in Dorset available for a Short Break

The Old Dairy is a 2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near Wimborne Minster, Dorset.
  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £770

The Old Dairy

5551

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near Wimborne Minster, Dorset.


Situated within the southern neolithic ring of Knowlton Church and Earthworks and perfectly positioned under a Dark Sky Reserve, is The Old Dairy; a stylish and modern conversion t...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £770

The Gardens is a 2 bedroom, dog friendly self catering cottage in Sherborne, Dorset.
  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £533

The Gardens

5406

2 bedroom, dog friendly self catering cottage in Sherborne, Dorset.


From the rolling hills of the Dorset countryside to the beautiful historic streets of Sherborne and down to the Jurassic Coast, explore it all whilst staying at The Gardens. This c...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £533

Pippins is a 3 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Beaminster, Somerset.
  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £498

Pippins

5360

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


Pippins is a picture postcard country cottage nestled in the charming Somerset village of North Perrott - not far from the Dorset border. This cosy home can cater for all of the fa...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £498

Seymour Barn is a 2 bedroom, dog friendly self catering cottage in Bridport, Dorset.
  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £829

Seymour Barn

5314

2 bedroom, dog friendly self catering cottage in Bridport, Dorset.


With the bustling market town of Bridport within striking distance, this beautiful barn conversion is the perfect home-away-from-home. A delightful spot to explore all the beauty a...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £829

Periwinkle Cottage is a 1 bedroom, dog friendly self catering cottage in Bridport, Dorset.
  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £390

Periwinkle Cottage

5258

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


Tucked away off one of Bridport's vibrant streets is Periwinkle Cottage, a beautiful home ready to welcome you for a fantastic stay. This gorgeous terraced retreat is the perfect p...

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

7 nights from £390

Quince Cottage is a 3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage close to the beach near Bridport, Dorset.
  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £598

Quince Cottage

5190

3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage close to the beach near Bridport, Dorset.


With the World Heritage Jurassic Coast within one mile's walk, Quince Cottage is a welcoming home in the pretty West Dorset village of Chideock. This charming home is the perfect l...

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £598

Park Farm Byre is a 3 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Dorchester, Dorset.
  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £740

Park Farm Byre

4956

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


Tucked away in a rural location, you will find Park Farm Byre, a stylish retreat complete with hot tub and perfectly situated on a number of country and woodland walks. All on one ...

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

7 nights from £740

Acorns is a 3 bedroom cottage in Corfe Castle, Dorset.
  • Sleeps 6 + 2 cots
  • No pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £983

Acorns

4828

3 bedroom cottage in Corfe Castle, Dorset.


Set on a private, secluded plot, Acorns is a wonderful family holiday home. Recently renovated to a very high standard, this detached house in the historic village of Corfe Castle ...

  • Sleeps 6 + 2 cots
  • No pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £983

Readymade beds and fluffy towels; this simple but appreciated welcome is standard with us.

Bay Tree Cottage is a 3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near Bridport, Dorset.
  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £645

Bay Tree Cottage

4835

3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near Bridport, Dorset.


Situated in a sleepy west Dorset village, just a short drive from the spectacular Jurassic Coast, you will find this pretty terraced cottage. Bay Tree Cottage offers all the deligh...

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

7 nights from £645

Rectory Cottage is a 2 bedroom cottage near Bridport, Dorset
  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • No pets
  • Changeover Mon

7 nights from £627

Rectory Cottage

4795

2 bedroom cottage near Bridport, Dorset


Hidden away in the grounds of a Grade II Listed former rectory, this picture-perfect cottage is a delightful Dorset escape. From the moment you pull into the driveway you will love...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • No pets
  • Changeover Mon

7 nights from £627

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