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.

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

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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, games room, 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: (5)


Special Offer: from 23 February 2019 to 29 March 2019;
Late availability: from 23 February 2019 to 29 March 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 February 2019 to 28 February 2019; from 01 March 2019 to 31 March 2019;
Late availability: from 23 February 2019 to 06 April 2019;

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, indoor hot tub.

Price range from £2150 to £4550 per week
Sleeps from 2 to 20 people in 9 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes
Rating: Not assessed


Special Offer: from 23 February 2019 to 27 July 2019; from 26 April 2019 to 29 April 2019;
Late availability: from 26 April 2019 to 28 April 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 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 24 people in 9 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 5
Pet Friendly: Yes (6 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed


Special Offer: from 23 February 2019 to 26 July 2019; from 08 March 2019 to 08 March 2019;
Late availability: from 07 March 2019 to 10 March 2019;

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 25 February 2019 to 05 April 2019; from 22 April 2019 to 26 April 2019; from 29 April 2019 to 03 May 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)

Next availability:
from 09 March 2019 to 13 April 2019; from 26 April 2019 to 11 May 2019; from 06 July 2019 to 27 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 29 March 2019 to 03 May 2019; from 06 May 2019 to 13 May 2019; from 20 May 2019 to 21 June 2019;

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: (5)

Next availability:
from 01 March 2019 to 15 March 2019; from 22 March 2019 to 26 April 2019; from 03 May 2019 to 17 May 2019;

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: (5)

Next availability:
from 24 February 2019 to 01 March 2019; from 04 March 2019 to 05 April 2019; from 12 April 2019 to 19 April 2019;

The Beach House, Bridport, Dorset, England

9 bedroom Large Country House, South West of England .

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

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £1890 to £3600 per week
Sleeps from 10 to 18 people in 9 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: No
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 24 February 2019 to 01 March 2019; from 04 March 2019 to 22 March 2019; from 25 March 2019 to 12 April 2019;