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

We have 40 self-catering cottages in Dorset available for a Short Break

Spring View is a 3 bedroom rural cottage near the sea and close to Dorchester, Dorset.
  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • No pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £582

Spring View

5686

3 bedroom rural cottage near the sea and close to Dorchester, Dorset.


A family-friendly holiday home situated in a beautiful, rural Dorset hamlet, with countryside views galore. Recently renovated throughout, Spring View offers a peaceful escape from...

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • No pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £582

Bluebells is a 2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage in walking distance of Bridport, Dorset.
  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £579

Bluebells

5624

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage in walking distance of Bridport, Dorset.


Tucked away in a quiet location, yet just a stone's throw from bustling Bridport and the Jurassic Coast, you will find Bluebells. Situated at the end of a pretty row of cottages, t...

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

7 nights from £579

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

7 nights from £756

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 £756

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

7 nights from £503

The Gardens

5406

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage in historic 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 £503

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

7 nights from £507

Pippins

5360

3 bedroom, dog friendly character 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 £507

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

7 nights from £840

Seymour Barn

5314

2 bedroom, dog friendly barn conversion 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 £840

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

7 nights from £390

Periwinkle Cottage

5258

1 bedroom, dog friendly character cottage in market town of 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

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Ginny's Barn is a 2 bedroom, character cottage close to the Jurassic Coast, near Bridport, Dorset.
  • Sleeps 3
  • No pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £580

Ginny's Barn

5276

2 bedroom, character cottage close to the Jurassic Coast, near Bridport, Dorset.


Find your 'Far from the Madding Crowd' moment in the beautiful west Dorset countryside with a stay at Ginny's Barn. This quaint cottage is set in the grounds of the owners' home an...

  • Sleeps 3
  • No pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £580

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

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 £628

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 £628

St Peter's Cottage is a 3 bedroom thatched, dog friendly cottage near Dorchester, Dorset.
  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £569 *

St Peter's Cottage

5135

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


Dating back to the early 17th Century, this picture perfect, Grade II Listed thatched cottage sits in the heart of a rural Dorset village. Recently renovated by the owners, St Pete...

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

7 nights from £569 *

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