Are you seeking the perfect destination for a short break in the UK? If so, look no further than Dorset. Our lovely county, situated on the southwest coast, is a popular destination for people looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city for a few days. We have a wide range of cottages which are ideal for short breaks in Dorset. Close to beautiful, sun-drenched sandy beaches, splendid countryside, and an impressive selection of restaurants and pubs, our cottages provide a fantastic base for exploring the area.

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Pembroke Cottage
Langton Matravers
4.7/5
Beautiful 19th century stone cottage offering a peaceful retreat to families and friends. Well situated in the village of Langton Matravers, this holiday home offers endless attractions and picturesque views of the countryside.
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25th - 28th June  £701.87 £608.79
26th - 28th June  £701.87 £608.79
25th - 27th June  £701.87 £608.79
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Castle Heights
Corfe Castle
0/5
Escape the ordinary at Castle Heights, a haven in the countryside that accommodates up to nine guests. With its enchanting views of Corfe Castle, stylish open-plan interiors, and dog-friendly atmosphere, this residence promises a unique and memorable retreat. Nestled in the heart of Corfe Castle village, it provides an ideal setting for switching off from the demands of everyday life and savoring every moment with friends and family. Whether you're captivated by the historic charm of the surroundings or indulging in the comfort of the stylish interiors, Castle Heights invites you to create lasting memories in a tranquil and welcoming escape.
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25th - 28th June  £1,292.90
26th - 28th June  £1,292.90
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Purbeck Cottage (Kings)
Swanage
5/5
3 bedroom family home with two parking spaces and large covered patio to enjoy outside dining whatever the weather.
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27th - 28th June  £684.09 £623.89
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The Lawns
Charlton Marshall
4.8/5
2 bedroom holiday cottage near to Blandford in the pretty village of Charlton Marshall, lovely country views and walks. Property all on one level with stunning garden.
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25th - 28th June  £677.54 £557.82
25th - 27th June  £677.54 £557.82
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Greenhayes
Langton Matravers
4.8/5
Lovely, traditional cottage with stunning country views to the coast. Ideal for a romantic getaway or for small families. Pet friendly.
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25th - 28th June  £764.01
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Mimosa House
Sandford, Wareham
5/5
Mimosa House is a delightful, newly refurbished two-bedroom bungalow, set in a quiet cul-de-sac in Sandford, Wareham. This self-catering accommodation offers plenty of space for a family of 4 and is an ideal spot for a coastal break in Dorset.
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25th - 28th June  £703.42 £641.37
26th - 28th June  £703.42 £641.37
25th - 27th June  £703.42 £641.37
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3 Puddledock Cottage
Sutton Poyntz, Nr Weymouth
5/5
Enjoy soaking up the Dorset sunshine in this newly renovated countryside cottage, tucked away in the quiet village of Sutton Poyntz. 3 Puddledock Cottages is within a close proximity of Weymouth beach and local activities.
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25th - 28th June  £741.20 £569.65
26th - 28th June  £741.20 £603.96
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Magnolia Cottage
Weymouth
4.9/5
Magnolia Cottage is a beautiful and welcoming three bedroom semi detached cottage built from a mix of local Portland stone and brick. It gets its name from the magnificent Magnolia tree in the cottage style garden that it is truly beautiful when in bloom.
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25th - 28th June  £821.50 £629.87
25th - 27th June  £821.50 £668.20
26th - 28th June  £821.50 £668.20
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Denbur Cottage
Gaunts Common
4.8/5
2 Bedrooms. Denbur is a lovely semi-detached cottage, with lawned garden and conservatory enjoying a superb location in a village that takes its name from John O’Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster.
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25th - 28th June  £644.79 £559.93
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Orchid House
Langton Matravers
4.9/5
A delightful four-bedroom holiday accommodation, set right on the doorstep of Dorset’s most breath-taking coastal walks, in the village of Langton Matravers.
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25th - 28th June  £1,116.60
25th - 27th June  £1,116.60
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Castle View House
Corfe Castle
5/5
Escape the ordinary at Castle View House, a haven in the countryside that accommodates up to nine guests. With its enchanting views of Corfe Castle, stylish open-plan interiors, and dog-friendly atmosphere, this residence promises a unique and memorable retreat. Nestled in the heart of Corfe Castle village, it provides an ideal setting for switching off from the demands of everyday life and savoring every moment with friends and family. Whether you're captivated by the historic charm of the surroundings or indulging in the comfort of the stylish interiors, Castle View House invites you to create lasting memories in a tranquil and welcoming escape.
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25th - 28th June  £1,807.00 £1,544.20
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Unwind During a

Weekend Break In Dorset

Modern life can be hectic and unrelenting; long days in the office can leave you feeling stressed and exhausted. However, a few days on the beautiful southwest coast acts as the perfect medicine to ease that heavy feeling as you unwind by the sea. Short breaks in Dorset allow you to relax and de-stress, re-energising both body and mind. Dorset is the perfect place to escape away from city life. As soon as you spot the splendid coastline and rolling hills, we promise you will start to feel better.

Dog-friendly

Short Breaks in Dorset

When travelling for a short break in Dorset, dog-friendly accommodation is sometimes essential. Finding someone to look after your four-legged friend can be a tricky task, especially with little notice or during bank holidays. That’s why our dog-friendly cottages suitable for short breaks are a welcomed escape for families, couples or individuals who wish to head to the sea with their furry companion in tow. Many of our cottages have enclosed gardens to ensure peace of mind, and most are situated just moments away from scenic walks and wonderful trails.

Cottages for

Weekend Breaks in Dorset

Our self-catering cottages are well suited to weekend breaks in Dorset. They offer real living space instead of just a place to sleep, allowing you to relax and enjoy a home from home while you’re away. Our cottages are the perfect retreats to come back at the end of a long day spent sightseeing, exploring the coast or relaxing on the beach. With all the modern features you’d expect, from washing machines and central heating to WiFi and TVs with Netflix, they have everything you might need for a comfortable short break in Dorset.

Enjoy

Short Breaks in Dorset All Year Round

Located only two hours from London, Dorset is so easy to get to by car, train, or even a ferry. So, there’s no excuse not to book a cottage for a short break when a relaxing escape starts to call. Whether you’re looking for some well-earned mid-week respite or you have a long weekend of relaxation in mind, Dorset is the perfect destination.

Our cottages are well-suited to individuals, couples, families, and groups of friends and what makes a short break in Dorset so wonderful, is that they can be enjoyed all year round. Whilst summer might be the ideal time to relax on the stunning beaches and take a dip in the clear blue sea, the region is just as spectacular in Autumn and Winter.

With miles of magnificent coastline, rolling countryside, and fascinating ancient landmarks, there’s plenty to capture your heart here in Dorset. You can pack so much into a short visit that even if you’re only visiting for 24 hours, it’ll feel like a real escape from everyday life.