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

We have 45 self-catering cottages in Dorset available for a Short Break

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

Glamping at Black Pig Retreats allows you to escape the everyday and enjoy a fabulous holiday with a difference, where you can cook with fire, collect logs, listen to birdsong and ...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £555 - £1275

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

Price per week £580 - £1286

Each and every one of our cottages is fully equipped with everything you’ll need on holiday.

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 £594 - £1515

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

Price per week £606 - £1694

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

Price per week £725 - £1495

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

Price per week £1043 - £3260 *

* Includes 20% off for parties up to 6 + 2 cots on selected dates. Bedrooms 3 and 5 are excluded at the discounted rate.

4 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views in Lyme Regis, Dorset.

Escape to the coast and this fabulous cottage where you can watch the seascape change all day long. Just minutes from the harbour at Lyme Regis and its iconic Cobb, this Grade II L...

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £850 - £2377

6 bedroom thatched, dog friendly home near Lyme Regis, South Devon.

Buddlewall is an historic east Devon farmhouse, in a beautiful hidden rural setting, a short drive inland from the spectacular World Heritage east Devon and Dorset Jurassic Coast. ...

  • Sleeps 12 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £1037 - £2850 *

* Includes 30% off for parties up to 8 + 2 cots between 1 Sep and 15 Dec 2018. Bedroom 1 and the single bed in Bedroom 3 are excluded at this rate

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

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

This beautiful stone farmhouse has something very special indeed – it comes with a 450 acre wildlife and nature reserve and a unique relationship with Dorset Wildlife Trust. Quite ...

  • Sleeps 9 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £692 - £1989

These two delightful properties, set deep in Dorset's beautiful countryside, are the ultimate rural retreats! To set the scene, a long, unmade farm track leads to West Farm, where ...

  • Sleeps 6 in 2 properties
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £778 - £1092

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