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.Read more

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

We have 37 self-catering cottages in Dorset available for a Short Break

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

7 nights from £488

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

7 nights from £488

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

7 nights from £493

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

7 nights from £493

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

7 nights from £546

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

7 nights from £546

  • Sleeps 6 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £558

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

7 nights from £558

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

7 nights from £561

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

7 nights from £561

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £592

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
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £592

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

  • Sleeps 6
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £606

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

7 nights from £606

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

7 nights from £618

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

7 nights from £618

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

7 nights from £740

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

7 nights from £740

  • Sleeps 10 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £1043 *

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

7 nights from £1043 *

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