Self-catering short break holidays in Dorset, England

Self-catering country cottages, apartments, large country houses and all types of self-catering accommodation available for short breaks in Dorset, England.

Remember that not all properties offer short breaks all year round; quite often it is limited to low season only. Click the link if you are looking for short break cottages throughout the country in various parts of the UK where short breaks are available all year round. The minimum period for a short break is usually 3 nights but can vary. Click the photos below to find out more about each self catering short break holiday cottage in Dorset.

25 rental properties match your search for Short breaks in Dorset England in self-catering holiday accommodation

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Stable cottage, Portesham, Dorset, England

1 bedroom Rural Retreat, West Country.

Book a rural retreat break at this lovely Dorset romantic barn conversion, conveniently located on a working farm, close to idyllic countryside and the Jurassic Coast, this property is both dog-friendly and horse-friendly.

Price range from £325 to £450 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 2 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 21 June 2019 to 27 June 2019; from 01 July 2019 to 02 July 2019; from 12 July 2019 to 13 July 2019;

Canford Dairy, Wimborne Minster, Dorset, England

9 bedroom Large Country House, Jurrasic Coast.

Large luxurious holiday house with swimming pool and private hot tub near the Dorset Coast and Bournemouth, suitable for large groups of up to 20 people.

Special features: free internet access, pool (In the Pool-house for your exclusive and private use. ), games room.

Price range from £2750 to £5250 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 20 people in 9 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Special Offer: from 20 June 2019 to 04 July 2019;
Late availability: from 08 July 2019 to 12 July 2019;

Chaffeymoor Grange, Gillingham, Dorset, England

10 bedroom Mansion, West Country.

Wonderful 10 bedroom manor house in the Blackmoor Vale surrounded by beautiful gardens and lush Dorset countryside.

Special features: free internet access, tennis court, games room.

Price range from £5800 to £6300 per week
Sleeps from 8 to 20 people in 10 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 9
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Special Offer: from 23 August 2019 to 26 August 2019;
Late availability: from 23 August 2019 to 26 September 2019;

Compton Nest, Compton Abbas, Dorset, England

8 bedroom Large Country House, Near Shaftesbury.

Roomy large country house with 8 bedrooms, private hot tub and 3 acres of grounds, only around 4 miles from Shaftesbury and within an hour's drive of the scenic Dorset coast.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £2150 to £4550 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 18 people in 8 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4.5
Pet Friendly: Yes (6 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 24 June 2019 to 28 June 2019; from 01 July 2019 to 05 July 2019; from 08 July 2019 to 12 July 2019;

The Old Manor, Blandford Forum, Dorset, England

9 bedroom Large Country House, West Country.

Magnificent 9 Bedroom Dorset Country House, ideal for large groups of friends or family, with an private hot tub and games room with table football, pool table, table tennis and air hockey on site there is plenty to keep your group entertained (hen and stag group friendly) at this fine property and the Dorset coast is just a short drive away.

Special features: free internet access, tennis court, games room, outdoor hot tub, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £2450 to £3950 per week
Sleeps from 10 to 24 people in 9 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes (6 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: (4)


Special Offer: from 20 June 2019 to 04 July 2019;
Late availability: from 01 July 2019 to 05 July 2019;

Barton Cottage, Symondsbury, Dorset, England

2 bedroom Thatched Cottage, Dorset's AONB.

2 bedroom pet-friendly thatched cottage set in an idyllic village within Dorset's Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, just 9 miles from Lyme Regis.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £555 to £1325 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 28 June 2019 to 08 July 2019; from 15 July 2019 to 13 September 2019; from 20 September 2019 to 06 December 2019;

Symondsbury Manor, Bridport, Dorset, England

11 bedroom Manor House, Dorset Coast.

Fine country holiday house with 11 bedrooms, set in two and a half acres of gardens in rural Dorset just one mile from the seaside, bookings welcome for weddings, special celebrations, family and group holidays.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £1680 to £2760 per week
Sleeps from 14 to 22 people in 11 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 24 June 2019 to 05 July 2019; from 08 July 2019 to 09 July 2019; from 15 July 2019 to 19 July 2019;

Stonebank Annexe, Chickerell, Weymouth, Dorset, England

2 bedroom Cottage, World Heritage Jurassic Coast.

Charming 2 bedroom, dog-friendly holiday home located near the heart of Chickerell, conveniently close to the beautiful Dorset Jurassic coast and just 3 miles from Weymouth.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £360 to £625 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 dog welcome)
Quality Rating: (4)


Late availability: from 13 July 2019 to 17 August 2019;

Allington Court, Bridport, Dorset, England

9 bedroom Georgian Manor House, West Country.

Elegant 9 bedroom Georgian town house in Bridport, complete with games room and high-tech cinema room, luxurious and stylish plus pet-friendly and sleeping groups of up to 21 people.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £3200 to £5250 per week
Sleeps from 9 to 21 people in 9 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 8
Pet Friendly: Yes (3 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 21 June 2019 to 05 July 2019; from 08 July 2019 to 22 July 2019; from 02 August 2019 to 16 August 2019;

The Cake House, Milton Abbas, Dorset, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, Dorset AONB.

Set on Luccombe Farm in Dorset's AONB, the Cake House is a welcoming sleeps 4 family-friendly holiday cottage which enjoys access to excellent leisure facilities on the farm including an onsite swimming pool, a games room, a tennis court and a children's play area.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Behind the Cake House), tennis court, games room, sauna.

Price range from £723 to £1228 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: (4)

Next availability:
from 06 July 2019 to 08 July 2019; from 12 July 2019 to 13 July 2019; from 24 August 2019 to 25 August 2019;