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

We have 36 self-catering cottages in Dorset available for a Short Break

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

7 nights from £599

No 1 By The Sea

4965

2 bedroom holiday apartment near the beach near Weymouth, Dorset.


Just a short stroll from the sea, this super-stylish apartment is a gorgeous retreat with an added touch of luxury. Situated on the ground floor of a smart, modern apartment buildi...

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

7 nights from £599

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

7 nights from £715

Park Farm Byre

4956

3 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage with hot tub near Dorchester, Dorset.


Tucked away in a rural location, you will find Park Farm Byre, a stylish retreat complete with hot tub and a paddock perfect for the children and the family dog to run off steam. A...

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

7 nights from £715

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

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

7 nights from £630

Crosskeys Cottage

4855

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


Situated in the pretty west Dorset village of Broadwindsor, surrounded by countryside and not far from the coast, Crosskeys Cottage is a wonderful place to spend your holiday. Buil...

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

7 nights from £630

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

7 nights from £817

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
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £817

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

7 nights from £642

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. Recently renovated, Bay Tree Cottage o...

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

7 nights from £642

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

7 nights from £517

The Old Dairy

4740

2 bedroom, dog friendly former milking parlour near Blandford Forum, Dorset.


This former milking parlour that served the local farm has been beautifully converted into a fabulous holiday home. Situated in a picturesque Dorset village that is full of charact...

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

7 nights from £517

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £555

Fox Cottage

4712

1 bedroom stylish cottage in Beaminster, Dorset.


Tucked away in an oh-so-pretty part of historic Beaminster, Fox Cottage is a gorgeous retreat for two. As soon as you arrive at this picture-perfect terraced cottage, you will want...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £555

  • 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

We are Gold accredited with the Green Tourism Business Scheme.

  • 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

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

7 nights from £650

Halcyon Cottage

4693

2 bedroom cottage near the beach and Lulworth Cove near Dorchester, Dorset.


Less than two miles from Lulworth Cove, part of the only World Heritage Site in England, Halcyon Cottage is a pretty, detached stone cottage in the heart of the village of West Lul...

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

7 nights from £650

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