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.

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The Victorian Barn, Blandford Forum, Dorset, England

32 bedroom Cottage Complex, West Country.

Luxurious barn conversion accommodation, sleeping up to 14 people in style and comfort, with lots to offer including access to excellent leisure facilities on site including an indoor heated swimming pool, a sauna, hot tub and a gym, as well as a games room with full-size pool table, a quiz machine and football table and an outdoor play area for children, as well as coarse fishing lakes.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Onsite, shared with all residents.), games room, outdoor hot tub, Gold Award Winning Cottage.

Price range from £400 to £2770 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 70 people in 32 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 32
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Special Offer: from 19 June 2018 to 19 July 2018; from 19 June 2018 to 19 July 2018; from 19 July 2018 to 06 September 2018;
Late availability: from 19 June 2018 to 19 July 2018;

Compton Nest, Compton Abbas, Dorset, England

8 bedroom Large Country House, Near Shaftesbury.

Roomy large country house with 8 bedrooms 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.

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 20 June 2018 to 22 June 2018; from 29 June 2018 to 16 July 2018; from 30 July 2018 to 10 August 2018;

Langford Valley Barn, Dorchester, Dorset, England

4 bedroom Barn Conversion, Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Newly available is this stunning 4 bedroom barn conversion set by the unspoilt Dorset Downs, enjoy a luxury country holiday, just half an hour's drive from the beautiful Jurassic coastline.

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

Price range from £1250 to £2650 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 06 July 2018 to 13 July 2018; from 20 July 2018 to 27 July 2018; from 31 August 2018 to 03 September 2018;

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 02 July 2018 to 31 August 2018; from 17 August 2018 to 20 August 2018;
Late availability: from 02 July 2018 to 31 August 2018;

Madeira Cottage, Lyme Regis, Dorset, England

3 bedroom Seaside Cottage, Jurassic Coast.

Picture-perfect thatched beachfront cottage with superb sea views, just a short walk from Lyme Regis' cafes, shops and eateries and right by the beach.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £695 to £1880 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 31 August 2018 to 07 September 2018; from 14 September 2018 to 17 September 2018; from 01 October 2018 to 05 October 2018;

Shepherd's Hut Barn, rural Dorset, Winterborne Whitechurch, Dorset, England

3 bedroom Holiday Barn, West Country.

Want to stay somewhere with tranquil rural views over fields and pastures where you can relax and unwind in Dorset? This 3 bedroom family-friendly and dog-friendly ban could be perfect, close to Thomas Hardy's Country and within reach of Dorset's Jurassic Coast for day trips.

Price range from £394 to £989 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 31 August 2018 to 14 September 2018; from 15 October 2018 to 26 October 2018; from 11 November 2018 to 23 November 2018;

Unique Self-Catering Old Chapel, Huntingford, Dorset, England

1 bedroom Chapel Conversion, South Coast.

For a self-catering holiday for 2 out of the ordinary in Dorset, stay in a unique one bedroom converted chapel with twin beds high up in the eaves on the gallery overlooking the cosy living area below; during your stay discover the pretty countryside on the Dorset Wiltshire borders, the National Trust property of Stourhead House, Wincanton for racing and Longleat Safari Park.

Price range from £269 to £573 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 22 June 2018 to 29 June 2018; from 02 July 2018 to 06 July 2018; from 20 July 2018 to 03 August 2018;

Canford Dairy, Wimborne Minster, Dorset, England

9 bedroom Large Country House, Jurrasic Coast.

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

Special features: free internet access, pool (In the Poolhouse), games room.

Price range from £2150 to £4550 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 20 people in 9 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed


Late availability: from 19 June 2018 to 22 June 2018;

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


Late availability: from 06 July 2018 to 13 July 2018;

Branscombe Holiday Cottage at Old Higher Lighthouse, Portland, Dorset, England

2 bedroom Unique Lighthouse Cottage, West Country.

For a seaside holiday how about Branscombe Holiday Cottage right next to Old Higher Lighthouse? With a stunning location perched on the cliff-side on the Jurassic Coast and with access to a shared outdoor pool in the summer months, this is a very special and unique holiday home.

Special features: free internet access, pool (Shared outdoor pool in grounds).

Price range from £519 to £1165 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)
Next availability:
from 20 July 2018 to 27 July 2018; from 24 August 2018 to 31 August 2018; from 07 September 2018 to 14 September 2018;

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: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Late availability: from 19 June 2018 to 08 August 2018;

The Old Stables Holiday Barn, Winterborne Stickland, Dorset, England

3 bedroom Barn Conversion, Dorset and Somerset - Dorset.

Family-friendly and dog-friendly barn conversion with modern interior, situated within a small development on a working farm, ideal for rural retreat breaks and within reach of the Jurassic Coast.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £360 to £899 per week
Sleeps from 3 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 20 June 2018 to 22 June 2018; from 25 June 2018 to 26 June 2018; from 09 July 2018 to 13 July 2018;

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 outdoor 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.

Price range from £2450 to £3950 per week
Sleeps from 10 to 21 people in 9 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: Yes (6 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 20 June 2018 to 22 June 2018; from 25 June 2018 to 06 July 2018; from 09 July 2018 to 13 July 2018;

Corner Pet-Friendly Barn, Dorset AONB, Winterborne Stickland, Dorset, England

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, West Country.

This 2 bedroom pet-friendly barn conversion is located within a development of six holiday barns in a tranquil rural setting close to the Purbeck Heritage Coast and the Jurassic Coast, shared facilities on site include a games room with pool table, table football and air hockey, whether for a family holiday or a getaway with friends, there is plenty to keep you entertained here.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £306 to £689 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 20 June 2018 to 25 June 2018; from 03 August 2018 to 24 August 2018; from 10 September 2018 to 14 September 2018;

The Old Rectory, Bridport, Dorset, England

11 bedroom Mansion, West Dorset.

Wonderful Georgian country house set in over an acre of gardens close to a gorgeous Dorset valley and near to the seaside, with a location and accommodation like this, this is a very special place.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £0 to £3780 per week
Sleeps from 12 to 29 people in 11 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 9
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01308 422575 or 01308 898420

Private Rural Lodge, Wrackleford Estate, Stratton, Dorset, England

5 bedroom Large Country House, South Coast.

An ideal country retreat, this holiday lodge enjoys a fantastic rural setting high within the Dorset Downs and offers characterful accommodation along with fishing on the River Frome nearby.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £1100 to £1800 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 9 people in 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 3
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed

Ship Cottage, Bridport, Dorset, England

9 bedroom Large Country House, The Jurassic Coast.

Very special holiday cottage with an outstanding location and fantastic sea views right by the pebble beach at Chesil Bank in Dorset.

Price range from £600 to £3600 per week
Sleeps from 10 to 18 people in 9 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

phone 01308 422575 or 01308 898420

Wans Barton, Langton Herring, Dorset, England

4 bedroom Farmstay, South Coast.

Set in the grounds of Higher Farm is this fabulous large barn conversion offering high quality accommodation throughout as well as sea views, making this a very special place to holiday.

Price range from £1155 to £1995 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 10 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed

Stonebarrow Manor, Charmouth, Dorset, England

18 bedroom Mansion, South Coast.

Lovely manor house with games room, enclosed walled garden and a south facing terrace for soaking up the sun, with a fantastic location in the village of Charmouth along the stunning Jurassic coast.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £3500 to £4800 per week
Sleeps from 29 to 38 people in 18 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 14
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 20 June 2018 to 27 July 2018; from 10 August 2018 to 19 October 2018;

Bakers Mill Holiday Cottages, Beaminster, Dorset, England

10 bedroom Cottages, South West.

A collection of six comfortable holiday cottages located on a working farm in Dorset, one of which is wheelchair accessible, each cottage has its own enclosed garden or courtyard and surrounded by green countryside this is an ideal location for rural retreat breaks.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £275 to £850 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 21 people in 10 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 9
Pet Friendly: Yes (6 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed

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