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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Purbeck Vineyard in Harmons Cross, Dorset, South West England

Purbeck Vineyard, Harmons Cross

Self catering in DorsetSouth West England

Purbeck Vineyard in South West England has a 4 star rating and can sleep up to 25. This 1 bedroom luxury Cottage is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break and features include: Detached Open Fire/woodburner . It also has Internet access. Activities close by include horse riding . Purbeck Vineyard does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at Purbeck Vineyard start from £2096 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. See selected Purbeck Vineyard customer reviews/feedback by clicking More Info button. ... more about Purbeck Vineyard


Sleeps 10 or more Pet friendly Internet WIFI available Open fire or wood burner Easy walking close by Games room Luxury self catering Purbeck Vineyard Customer Feedback and Reviews

Compton in Sherborne, Dorset, South West England

Compton, Sherborne

Self catering in DorsetSouth West England

Compton self catering accommodation in Sherborne, Dorset sleeps 2. This 1 bedroom luxury Cottage is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break and features include: Four poster bed . Prices at Compton start from £261 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. See selected Compton customer reviews/feedback by clicking More Info button. ... more about Compton

Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152


Sleeps 2 Ideal for a romantic break Games room Luxury self catering Compton Customer Feedback and Reviews

Sea Far in Weymouth, Dorset, South West England

Sea Far, Weymouth

Self catering in DorsetSouth West England

Sea Far in South West England has a 4 star rating and can sleep up to 5. This 3 bedroom luxury House is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break and features include: Garden . It also has Internet access. Sea Far does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at Sea Far start from £335 3 night stay from but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Sea Far

Phone enquiries: 0844 704 4966


Sleeps 4 Pet friendly Garden Internet WIFI available Luxury self catering

4 Harbour Reach in Weymouth, Dorset, South West England

4 Harbour Reach, Weymouth

Self catering in DorsetSouth West England

4 Harbour Reach 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 . Prices at 4 Harbour Reach start from £270 3 night stay from but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about 4 Harbour Reach

Phone enquiries: 0844 704 4966


Sleeps 4 Luxury self catering

The Elbow in Frampton, Dorset, South West England

The Elbow, Frampton

Self catering in DorsetSouth West England

The Elbow 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 . It also has Internet access. Prices at The Elbow start from £338 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. See selected The Elbow customer reviews/feedback by clicking More Info button. ... more about The Elbow


Sleeps 4 Internet WIFI available Games room Luxury self catering The Elbow Customer Feedback and Reviews

Shearwater in Weymouth, Dorset, South West England

Shearwater, Weymouth

Self catering in DorsetSouth West England

Shearwater self catering accommodation in Weymouth, Dorset sleeps 6. This 3 bedroom House is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break . It also has Internet access. Prices at Shearwater start from £350 3 night stay from but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Shearwater

Phone enquiries: 0844 704 4966


Sleeps 6 Internet WIFI available

Trent in Sherborne, Dorset, South West England

Trent, Sherborne

Self catering in DorsetSouth West England

Trent self catering accommodation in Sherborne, Dorset sleeps 6. This 3 bedroom luxury Cottage is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break and features include: Four poster bed . It is listed as wheelchair accessible but please check direct prior to booking. Prices at Trent start from £459 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. See selected Trent customer reviews/feedback by clicking More Info button. ... more about Trent

Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152


Sleeps 6 Disabled/Wheelchair Access Games room Luxury self catering Trent Customer Feedback and Reviews

Manor Farm - Manor Farm Barn in Dewlish, Dorset, South West England

Manor Farm - Manor Farm Barn, Dewlish

Self catering in DorsetSouth West England

Manor Farm - Manor Farm Barn in South West England has a 5 star rating and can sleep up to 15. This 8 bedroom luxury Cottage is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break and features include: Detached Garden Swimming Pool Open Fire/woodburner . It also has Internet access. Manor Farm - Manor Farm Barn does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at Manor Farm - Manor Farm Barn start from £1484 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. See selected Manor Farm - Manor Farm Barn customer reviews/feedback by clicking More Info button. ... more about Manor Farm - Manor Farm Barn


Sleeps 10 or more Indoor pool Pet friendly Garden Internet WIFI available Open fire or wood burner Games room Luxury self catering Manor Farm - Manor Farm Barn Customer Feedback and Reviews

Corner Cottage in Fitzpaine, Dorset, South West England

Corner Cottage, Fitzpaine

Self catering in DorsetSouth West England

Corner Cottage self catering accommodation in Fitzpaine, Dorset sleeps 4. This 2 bedroom Cottage is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break and features include: Open Fire/woodburner . Corner Cottage does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at Corner Cottage start from £379 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. See selected Corner Cottage customer reviews/feedback by clicking More Info button. ... more about Corner Cottage

Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152


Sleeps 4 Pet friendly Open fire or wood burner Games room Corner Cottage Customer Feedback and Reviews

Marshwood Manor Cottages - The Forge in Lyme Regis, Dorset, South West England

Marshwood Manor Cottages - The Forge, Lyme Regis

Self catering in DorsetSouth West England

Marshwood Manor Cottages - The Forge 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: Swimming Pool . It also has Internet access. Activities close by include golf . Marshwood Manor Cottages - The Forge does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at Marshwood Manor Cottages - The Forge start from £618 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. See selected Marshwood Manor Cottages - The Forge customer reviews/feedback by clicking More Info button. ... more about Marshwood Manor Cottages - The Forge


Sleeps 8 Indoor pool Pet friendly Golf close by Internet WIFI available Easy walking close by Games room Luxury self catering Marshwood Manor Cottages - The Forge Customer Feedback and Reviews

 

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We have 163 cottages, apartments, lodges and bungalows listed for short breaks in Dorset but if these do not meet your needs then we suggest widening your search, so why not look for cottages and apartments in:

 

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Dorset Guest House, B&B, Best and Breakfast, Hotels

If you are looking for a weekend break or short break in Dorset then there are plenty of great guest house, bed and breakfast and hotels to choose from that would be ideal for a Dorset short break. Recommended sites for this type of accommodation are:

 

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