Dorset Cottage Short Breaks

Dorset short breaks

We love Dorset! You probably expected a little bit more than that from a feature on Dorset short breaks, but we thought it was important to get that in first.

Rolling rural countryside, World Heritage Jurrasic Coast, family seaside resorts, World Class sailing, idyllic Dorset market town, traditional Dorset cottages and villages, history, heritage, gardens, festivals and events... whatever you are looking for in a weekend break, short break or holiday, Dorset has it all.

If you are taking a short break in Dorset we recommend heading for one or more of the the wonderful market towns. These rural Dorset market towns, give you the perfect introduction to the charm of Dorset, here are some of our favourites...

Wimborne Minster. A charming market town on the banks of the River Stour. The town is steeped in history and you will find attractions and events that will appeal to all. Thankfully the modern shopping areas are tucked away from sight, which means that

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Wimborne Minster retains its character with delightful town squares and streets to explore. You can take guided tours of the town to find about its history and then chill out in the countless cafes, restaurants and pubs.

Blandford Forum. This is a unique Georgian gem of a town that is architecturally stunning. Head for the superb market place which has an Italianate Church at its centre, from there you can explore the excellent range of shops, cafes, and restaurant. Set on the banks of the River Stour, there are plenty of good walks where you can take in the beautiful views and scenery surrounding Blandford Forum.

Shaftesbury. With its elevated position on top of a hill, Shaftesbury has great views across three counties and is also home to the famous Gold Hill (know for the Hovis adverts). It has managed to retain is historic charm which you can enjoy via the Heritage Trail and of course there are plenty of places to shop and eat.

Sturminster Newton. This is a quaint old town although in recent years has had new development that sees an intriguing mix of new and old.

Gillingham. Set in the lush landscape of the Blackmore Vale, Gillingham can be traced back to Saxon times and beyond.

Below are some selected Short Break cottages and apartments in Dorset, you can also see

 

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119 Ocean Views in Weymouth, Dorset, South West England

119 Ocean Views, Weymouth

Self catering in DorsetSouth West England

119 Ocean Views in South West England has a 4 star rating and can sleep up to 4. This 2 bedroom luxury Apartment is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break and features include: Swimming Pool . 119 Ocean Views is close to the beach. Prices at 119 Ocean Views start from £292 3 night stay from but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about 119 Ocean Views

Phone enquiries: 0844 704 4966


Sleeps 4 Indoor pool Close to the Beach Luxury self catering

Ware House Cottage in Lyme Regis, Dorset, South West England

Ware House Cottage, Lyme Regis

Self catering in DorsetSouth West England

Ware House Cottage in South West England has a 5 star rating and can sleep up to 4. This 2 bedroom luxury Cottage is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break and features include: Garden . It also has Internet access. Ware House Cottage does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at Ware House Cottage start from £340 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. See selected Ware House Cottage customer reviews/feedback by clicking More Info button. ... more about Ware House Cottage


Sleeps 4 Pet friendly Garden Internet WIFI available Games room Luxury self catering Ware House Cottage Customer Feedback and Reviews

Church Farm - The Old Stables in Leigh, Dorset, South West England

Church Farm - The Old Stables, Leigh

Self catering in DorsetSouth West England

Church Farm - The Old Stables in South West England has a 4 star rating and can sleep up to 8. This 4 bedroom luxury Cottage is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break and features include: Garden . It also has Internet access. Activities close by include horse riding . Church Farm - The Old Stables does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at Church Farm - The Old Stables start from £525 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. See selected Church Farm - The Old Stables customer reviews/feedback by clicking More Info button. ... more about Church Farm - The Old Stables


Sleeps 8 Pet friendly Garden Internet WIFI available Games room Luxury self catering Church Farm - The Old Stables Customer Feedback and Reviews

Armswell House in Plush, Dorset, South West England

Armswell House, Plush

Self catering in DorsetSouth West England

Armswell House in South West England has a 4 star rating and can sleep up to 18. This 7 bedroom luxury Cottage is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break and features include: Detached Garden Hot Tub Open Fire/woodburner . It also has Internet access. Armswell House does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at Armswell House start from £1416 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. See selected Armswell House customer reviews/feedback by clicking More Info button. ... more about Armswell House


Sleeps 10 or more Pet friendly Garden Internet WIFI available Open fire or wood burner Hot tub Games room Luxury self catering Armswell House Customer Feedback and Reviews

101 Ocean Views in Weymouth, Dorset, South West England

101 Ocean Views, Weymouth

Self catering in DorsetSouth West England

101 Ocean Views in South West England has a 4 star rating and can sleep up to 4. This 2 bedroom luxury Apartment is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break and features include: Swimming Pool . Prices at 101 Ocean Views start from £270 3 night stay from but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about 101 Ocean Views

Phone enquiries: 0844 704 4966


Sleeps 4 Indoor pool Luxury self catering

Marshwood Manor Cottages - Rose Cottage in Bettiscombe, Dorset, South West England

Marshwood Manor Cottages - Rose Cottage, Bettiscombe

Self catering in DorsetSouth West England

Marshwood Manor Cottages - Rose Cottage in South West England has a 4 star rating and can sleep up to 4. This 2 bedroom luxury Cottage is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break and features include: Garden Swimming Pool . It also has Internet access. Activities close by include golf . Marshwood Manor Cottages - Rose Cottage does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at Marshwood Manor Cottages - Rose Cottage start from £308 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. See selected Marshwood Manor Cottages - Rose Cottage customer reviews/feedback by clicking More Info button. ... more about Marshwood Manor Cottages - Rose Cottage


Sleeps 4 Indoor pool Pet friendly Golf close by Garden Internet WIFI available Games room Luxury self catering Marshwood Manor Cottages - Rose Cottage Customer Feedback and Reviews

Old Orchard Cottage in Goathill, Dorset, South West England

Old Orchard Cottage, Goathill

Self catering in DorsetSouth West England

Old Orchard Cottage in South West England has a 4 star rating and can sleep up to 5. This 2 bedroom luxury Cottage is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break . It also has Internet access. Prices at Old Orchard Cottage start from £311 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. See selected Old Orchard Cottage customer reviews/feedback by clicking More Info button. ... more about Old Orchard Cottage


Sleeps 4 Internet WIFI available Games room Luxury self catering Old Orchard Cottage Customer Feedback and Reviews

Manor Farm - Churn House in Dewlish, Dorset, South West England

Manor Farm - Churn House, Dewlish

Self catering in DorsetSouth West England

Manor Farm - Churn House in South West England has a 4 star rating and can sleep up to 8. This 4 bedroom luxury Cottage is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break and features include: Garden Swimming Pool . Manor Farm - Churn House does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at Manor Farm - Churn House start from £539 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. See selected Manor Farm - Churn House customer reviews/feedback by clicking More Info button. ... more about Manor Farm - Churn House


Sleeps 8 Indoor pool Pet friendly Garden Games room Luxury self catering Manor Farm - Churn House Customer Feedback and Reviews

Doles Ash Farm - Groom Cottage in Piddletrenthide, Dorset, South West England

Doles Ash Farm - Groom Cottage, Piddletrenthide

Self catering in DorsetSouth West England

Doles Ash Farm - Groom Cottage in South West England has a 3 star rating and can sleep up to 6. This 3 bedroom Cottage is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break and features include: Swimming Pool . It also has Internet access. Doles Ash Farm - Groom Cottage does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at Doles Ash Farm - Groom Cottage start from £406 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. See selected Doles Ash Farm - Groom Cottage customer reviews/feedback by clicking More Info button. ... more about Doles Ash Farm - Groom Cottage


Sleeps 6 Indoor pool Pet friendly Internet WIFI available Games room Doles Ash Farm - Groom Cottage Customer Feedback and Reviews

Whitestones in Weymouth, Dorset, South West England

Whitestones, Weymouth

Self catering in DorsetSouth West England

Whitestones in South West England has a 4 star rating and can sleep up to 7. This 3 bedroom luxury House is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break . Whitestones is close to the beach. Prices at Whitestones start from £394 3 night stay from but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Whitestones

Phone enquiries: 0844 704 4966


Sleeps 6 Close to the Beach Luxury self catering

 

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