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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The Stables in Plush, Dorset, South West England

The Stables, Plush

Self catering in DorsetSouth West England

The Stables in South West England has a 4 star rating and can sleep up to 14. This 7 bedroom luxury Cottage is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break and features include: Detached . It also has Internet access. The Stables does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at The Stables start from £880 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. See selected The Stables customer reviews/feedback by clicking More Info button. ... more about The Stables


Sleeps 10 or more Pet friendly Internet WIFI available Games room Luxury self catering The Stables Customer Feedback and Reviews

Harcombe House - Woodhouse in Harcombe Bottom, Dorset, South West England

Harcombe House - Woodhouse, Harcombe Bottom

Self catering in DorsetSouth West England

Harcombe House - Woodhouse 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. Prices at Harcombe House - Woodhouse start from £541 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. See selected Harcombe House - Woodhouse customer reviews/feedback by clicking More Info button. ... more about Harcombe House - Woodhouse


Sleeps 8 Indoor pool Internet WIFI available Games room Luxury self catering Harcombe House - Woodhouse Customer Feedback and Reviews

Milbury Cottage in Dorchester, Dorset, South West England

Milbury Cottage, Dorchester

Self catering in DorsetSouth West England

Milbury Cottage in South West England has a 4 star rating and can sleep up to 6. This 3 bedroom luxury Cottage is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break and features include: Garden Open Fire/woodburner . Prices at Milbury Cottage start from £400 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. See selected Milbury Cottage customer reviews/feedback by clicking More Info button. ... more about Milbury Cottage


Sleeps 6 Garden Open fire or wood burner Games room Luxury self catering Milbury Cottage Customer Feedback and Reviews

Millstream Cottage in Weymouth, Dorset, South West England

Millstream Cottage, Weymouth

Self catering in DorsetSouth West England

Millstream Cottage 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 . It also has Internet access. Millstream Cottage does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at Millstream Cottage start from £422 3 night stay from but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Millstream Cottage

Phone enquiries: 0844 704 4966


Sleeps 8 Pet friendly Internet WIFI available Luxury self catering

Harcombe House - Trinity in Harcombe Bottom, Dorset, South West England

Harcombe House - Trinity, Harcombe Bottom

Self catering in DorsetSouth West England

Harcombe House - Trinity 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: Swimming Pool . It also has Internet access. Prices at Harcombe House - Trinity start from £335 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. See selected Harcombe House - Trinity customer reviews/feedback by clicking More Info button. ... more about Harcombe House - Trinity


Sleeps 4 Indoor pool Internet WIFI available Games room Luxury self catering Harcombe House - Trinity Customer Feedback and Reviews

Garden Cottage in Winterbourne Steepleton, Dorset, South West England

Garden Cottage, Winterbourne Steepleton

Self catering in DorsetSouth West England

Garden Cottage self catering accommodation in Winterbourne Steepleton, Dorset sleeps 3. This 1 bedroom Cottage is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break and features include: Open Fire/woodburner . Garden Cottage does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at Garden Cottage start from £314 for a weeks stay but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. See selected Garden Cottage customer reviews/feedback by clicking More Info button. ... more about Garden Cottage

Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152


Sleeps 2 Pet friendly Open fire or wood burner Easy walking close by Games room Garden 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

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

3 Park Mews in Weymouth, Dorset, South West England

3 Park Mews, Weymouth

Self catering in DorsetSouth West England

3 Park Mews in South West England has a 4 star rating and can sleep up to 4. This 2 bedroom luxury House is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break . It also has Internet access. Prices at 3 Park Mews start from £256 3 night stay from but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about 3 Park Mews

Phone enquiries: 0844 704 4966


Sleeps 4 Internet WIFI available Luxury self catering

Lavender Cottage in Weymouth, Dorset, South West England

Lavender Cottage, Weymouth

Self catering in DorsetSouth West England

Lavender Cottage in South West England has a 4 star rating and can sleep up to 6. This 3 bedroom luxury Cottage is ideal as a holiday base or for a fun short break and features include: Garden Open Fire/woodburner . It also has Internet access. Lavender Cottage does allow pet dogs although this may be limited, so please check direct prior to booking. Prices at Lavender Cottage start from £335 3 night stay from but this will depend upon length of stay and time of year. ... more about Lavender Cottage

Phone enquiries: 0844 704 4966


Sleeps 6 Pet friendly Garden Internet WIFI available Open fire or wood burner Luxury self catering

 

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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

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