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

We have 41 self-catering cottages in Dorset available for a Short Break

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 £502 - £1195

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    23 Apr 2018 - 27 Apr 2018

    £394.50 £315.60

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    27 Apr 2018 - 4 May 2018

    £561.65 £449.60

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 £517 - £995

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 £519 - £1038

3 bedroom holiday cottage near Bridport, Dorset.


This deceptively spacious, comfortable family-friendly holiday house is just eight miles from the breathtaking World Heritage Jurassic Coast. Briar Cottage is a beautifully kept te...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £488 - £1060

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 £536 - £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 £562 - £1338

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


This barn conversion at the heart of a working farm is just inland from Dorset's spectacular Jurassic Coast and its beaches. The rural setting will please all the family - lovely c...

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

Price per week £578 - £1375

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 up your wheelbarrow and your countryside adventure begins; canvas living with a little of the ...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £587 - £1275

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


Glamping at Black Pig Retreats allows you to escape the everyday, park your car, load up your wheelbarrow and enjoy a fabulous holiday with a difference, where you can cook with fi...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £587 - £1275

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 £624 - £1485

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