Cottage Holidays in Broadwey, Dorset, England

Not far away from the hustle and bustle that is Weymouth is the more tranquil Broadwey.   Once a village north of Weymouth, Broadwey, with its neighbouring village Upwey, is now part of the Weymouth area.  If you are looking for somewhere close to Weymouth with a quieter feel then a cottage holiday in Broadwey could be just right for you.

Information on Cottage Holidays in Broadwey


Broadway is conveniently situated on the Dorchester to Weymouth road, although most of it is hidden away from passing traffic. Upwey railway station is nearby with good connections to London and Bristol.  As the names suggest the two communities are on the River Wey at the point where it broadens before reaching the sea.  Broadwey is well located for discovering some of the best of Dorset whilst on a self-catering break.

If you take a walk around the area you will find some interesting historical architecture such as Broadwey Manor and Broadwey House plus a number of mill workers and farm workers cottages. The parish church of St. Nicholas has parts dating back to the 12th century with some Norman input later and updates during the 14th, 15th, 17th and 19th centuries. The church is adorned with wall paintings including Tudor roses from the late 15th century. In splendid isolation is Lorton Farm, with its Gothic style windows, which was built during the reign of King George IV.

Close to the church is the gem in Broadwey and Upwey’s crown, the Upwey Wishing Well. Once thought to have healing powers the water from the spring was sampled on more than one occasion by King George III while on visits to Weymouth. It is told that he left a gold cup at a nearby house from which he drank, a cup supposedly later donated to Ascot Racecourse for a trophy. As it became popular a shelter was added and gardens cultivated. This is a recommended place to visit whilst enjoying a cottage stay in the area.  There is a tearoom on the site serving snacks and lunches and displaying some historic memorabilia.

Broadwey, as well as being close to the sea and town at Weymouth, is within a short, easy drive of other Dorset resorts and attractions, allowing you plenty of opportunities to explore whilst on holiday. Portland and its famous stone and lighthouses was once the scene of many shipwrecks and its caves a thoroughfare for smugglers. It is now a tourist area with lots of interesting features. To the west of Weymouth is Abbotsbury with its unique Swannery, sub-tropical gardens and children’s farm. In the opposite direction is lovely Lulworth Cove and to the north the historic county town of Dorchester with its many ancient and modern sites.  

We trust that you’ve found our information on this area of the West Country helpful.  For more hints, tips and advice on what this area has to offer we recommend that you visit the Tourist Information Office on the Esplanade in Weymouth on arrival.  There you can pick up free leaflets as well as getting free, helpful information from staff.

Whether you opt for a self-catering apartment, a large country house or a log cabin in the countryside, we trust that you’ll have a memorable time in Dorset.

Book a Broadwey cottage and look forward to discovering some of the best of Dorset on holiday.

24 rental properties

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Price from: £3495
Next available: 29th Jan to 4th Feb 22
sleeps 9 - 21 guests 9 - 21
9 bedrooms 9
9 bathrooms 9
dog-friendly cottage, 3 dog(s) welcome3

9 bedroom Georgian Manor House, Broadwey 14 miles away

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.

Facilities & Features: TVFree WifiGames room
Price from: £675
Next available: 31st Jan to 4th Feb 22
sleeps 2 - 4 guests 2 - 4
2 bedrooms 2
2 bathrooms 2
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome2

2 bedroom Thatched Cottage, Broadwey 14 miles away

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.

Facilities & Features: TVFree Wifi
Price from: £625
Next available: 21st Feb to 25th Feb 22
sleeps 1 - 2 guests 1 - 2
1 bedrooms 1
1 bathrooms 1
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome1

1 bedroom Thatched Cottage, Broadwey 15 miles away

Delightful thatched cottage in Dorset in the West Country, with one double bedroom, original features and a location very near to the stunning Jurassic coast this is an ideal cottage for a romantic break.

Facilities & Features: TVFree Wifi
Price from: £1025
Next available: 31st Jan to 4th Feb 22
sleeps 6 - 8 guests 6 - 8
4 bedrooms 4
2 bathrooms 2
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome2

4 bedroom Farmstay, Broadwey 15 miles away

This 4 bedroom country cottage has a definite wow factor with high quality interiors, an inglenook fireplace, a woodburning stove and a private hot tub along with a secluded garden and a location in rural Dorset close to the Jurassic coast.

Facilities & Features: TVFree WifiOutdoor Hot Tub
Price from: £660
Next available: 4th Feb to 19th Feb 22
3 star
sleeps 4 - 8 guests 4 - 8
4 bedrooms 4
2 bathrooms 2
no dogs allowed

4 bedroom Cottage, Broadwey 3 miles away

Positioned in the heart of the popular seaside resort of Weymouth rests this remarkable whitewashed holiday home, Picardy Cottage.

Facilities & Features: Free Wifi
Price from: £454
Next available: 29th Apr to 3rd Jun 22
5 star
sleeps 3 - 6 guests 3 - 6
3 bedrooms 3
2 bathrooms 2
dog-friendly cottage, 1 dog(s) welcome1

3 bedroom Barn Conversion, Broadwey 19 miles away

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.

Facilities & Features: TVFree WifiGames room
Price from: £577
Next available: 28th Feb to 4th Mar 22
4 star
sleeps 1 - 4 guests 1 - 4
2 bedrooms 2
1 bathrooms 1
no dogs allowed

2 bedroom Unique Lighthouse Cottage, Broadwey 9 miles away

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.

Facilities & Features: TVFree WifiHeated pool
Price from: £1434
Next available: 29th Jan to 25th Feb 22
5 star
sleeps 5 - 10 guests 5 - 10
5 bedrooms 5
6 bathrooms 6
no dogs allowed

5 bedroom Townhouse, Broadwey 3 miles away

Elegant 5 bedroom holiday rental in Weymouth, all ensuite bedrooms, stunning sea views and excellent location opposite the beach.

Facilities & Features: TVFree Wifi
Price from: £386
Next available: 14th Feb to 4th Mar 22
5 star
sleeps 1 - 4 guests 1 - 4
2 bedrooms 2
2 bathrooms 2
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome2

2 bedroom Barn Conversion, Broadwey 17 miles away

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.

Facilities & Features: TVFree WifiGames room
Price from: £564
Next available: 5th Feb to 26th Feb 22
3 star
sleeps 2 - 4 guests 2 - 4
2 bedrooms 2
1 bathrooms 1
no dogs allowed

2 bedroom Cottage, Broadwey 14 miles away

Tucked away on the Eypes Mouth Chalet Park in Eype, Dorset is this wonderful, two-bedroom chalet, Beside the Sea.

Facilities & Features: Free Wifi
Price from: £516
Next available: 29th Jan to 5th Feb 22
4 star
sleeps 2 - 4 guests 2 - 4
2 bedrooms 2
2 bathrooms 2
no dogs allowed

2 bedroom Holiday Apartment, Broadwey 3 miles away

Smartly Presented 2 Bedroom Holiday Apartment in Weymouth with Harbour Views.

Facilities & Features: TVFree Wifi
Price from: £495
Next available: 31st Jan to 4th Feb 22
5 star
sleeps 2 - 6 guests 2 - 6
3 bedrooms 3
2 bathrooms 2
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome2

3 bedroom Holiday Barn, Broadwey 14 miles away

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.

Facilities & Features: TV