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Short Cottage Breaks in Dorset

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Modern, beautiful thatched cottage. Inglenook fireplace. Local activities only a short drive away. Nearby pubs and restaurants. Ensuite bedrooms. (Ref. 994342)

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3 nights from £490

  • Sleeps6
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2 Studley Gardens is a nicely-presented holiday home in the beautiful seaside town of Lyme Regis, Dorset. Enclosed garden. Pet-friendly. Off-road parking. Charmouth 3 miles; Axminster 5.3 miles; Sidmouth 15.8 miles. (Ref. 1141734)

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A marvellous detached house, three-storey resting in Kington Magna near West Stour, Dorset. Swimming pool. Woodburning stoves. Ample off-road parking. Gillingham 4.1 miles; Shaftesbury 7.9 miles. (Ref. 1033616)

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3 nights from £1360

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Backlands Farmhouse is a charming holiday cottage nestled in the seaside village of Charmouth, along the Jurassic Coast. Close to beach and amenities. Lyme Regis 3 miles; Axminster 5.6 miles; Bridport 6.8 miles. (Ref. 1149648)

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3 nights from £490

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Alice's Cottage is a characterful, thatched cottage situated in Burton Bradstock, Dorset. Pet-friendly. Amenities and beach nearby. Lawned garden. Bridport 3.3 miles; Weymouth 15.4 miles. (Ref. 1144638)

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3 nights from £488

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Poppy Cottage, a pleasantly-presented holiday accommodation in the charming town of Beaminster, Dorset. Off-road parking. Pet-friendly. Near pub and shop. Bridport 6.4 miles; Crewkerne 7.1 miles; Lyme Regis 15.3 miles. (Ref. 1138190)

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3 nights from £586

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Flat 1, St Agnes House is a ground-floor apartment resting in the bustling seaside town of Lyme Regis, Dorset. Close to the coast. Close to shop and pub. Charmouth 3.1 miles; Axminster 5.4 miles; Seaton 7.7 miles. (Ref. 1146374)

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3 nights from £403

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Lulstead is a lovely cottage resting in Nottington near Weymouth, Dorset. Dog-friendly. Off-road parking. Garden. Barbecue. Family-friendly. Weymouth 3.4 miles; Dorchester 6.4 miles; Fortuneswell 7.1 miles. (Ref. 1105451)

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3 nights from £519

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Corvesgate is a tasteful property resting in Nottington near Weymouth, Dorset. Dog-friendly. Off-road parking. Shared garden. Barbecue. Family-friendly. Weymouth 3.4 miles; Dorchester 6.4 miles; Fortuneswell 7.1 miles. (Ref. 1105456)

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3 nights from £519

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Cartshed Cottage is a pleasant holiday home on a working farm in Shilvinghampton near Portesham, Dorset. Countryside. Pet-friendly. Woodburning stove. Weymouth 6.3 miles; Dorchester 7.8 miles (Ref. 1153253)

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3 nights from £434

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Norden Cottage is a fine, three-bedroom abode resting in Osmington, Dorset. Woodburning stove. Pet-friendly. Enclosed garden. Close to amenities. Weymouth 4.9 miles. (Ref. 1149647)

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3 nights from £511

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Overcombe Mill is a wonderful lodge nestled into the countryside of Nottington near Weymouth, Dorset. Dog-friendly. Off-road parking. Barbecue. Family-friendly. Weymouth 3.4 miles; Dorchester 6.4 miles; Fortuneswell 7.1 miles. (Ref. 1105455)

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3 nights from £519

  • Sleeps5
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Little Gull Cottage is a lovely, three-storey holiday home close to Weymouth’s harbour in Dorset. Patio with furniture. Close to amenities. Smart TV. Dorchester 8.2 miles; Bridport 18.7 miles. (Ref. 1144645)

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3 nights from £452

  • Sleeps4
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Garland is a delightful abode resting in Nottington near Weymouth, Dorset. Dog-friendly. Off-road parking. Shared garden. Barbecue. Family-friendly. Weymouth 3.4 miles; Dorchester 6.4 miles; Fortuneswell 7.1 miles. (Ref. 1105442)

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Dirdale is a tasteful lodge resting in rural Nottington near Weymouth, Dorset. Dog-friendly. Off-road parking. Shared garden. Barbecue. Family-friendly. Weymouth 3.4 miles; Dorchester 6.4 miles; Fortuneswell 7.1 miles. (Ref. 1105458)

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3 nights from £586

  • Sleeps6
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Durbyfield is a tasteful property resting in Nottington near Weymouth, Dorset. Dog-friendly. Off-road parking. Garden. Barbecue. Family-friendly. Weymouth 3.4 miles; Dorchester 6.4 miles; Fortuneswell 7.1 miles. (Ref. 1105446)

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3 nights from £559

  • Sleeps6
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Egdon Heath is a wonderful property resting in Nottington near Weymouth, Dorset. Dog-friendly. Off-road parking. Garden. Barbecue. Family-friendly. Weymouth 3.4 miles; Dorchester 6.4 miles; Fortuneswell 7.1 miles. (Ref. 1105450)

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3 nights from £519

  • Sleeps8
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Glyde House is a detached property situated in Dorchester, Dorset. Close to a shop and a pub. Off-road parking. Garden. Near Dorset AONB. Weymouth 8.6 miles; Isle of Portland 14.7 miles. (Ref. 1150284)

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3 nights from £748

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The Apple Loft at Jordan House is a contemporary cottage resting in Bowleaze, on the outskirts of Weymouth, Dorset. Off-road parking. Open-plan. Garden. Dorchester 6.1 miles; Abbotsbury 9.8 miles; Bridport 19.3 miles. (Ref. 1149531)

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3 nights from £479

Short breaks in Dorset are a fantastic choice for your next UK holiday. Here is a great selection of holiday cottages to satisfy a variety of tastes and regardless of whether you're looking for a mini-break or a long weekend getaway, we can help find your perfect break.

Why Short Breaks in Dorset?

With its quaint coastal towns and villages, the county creates a delightful atmosphere for Dorset short breaks. Food lovers can indulge in delicious local fare, including freshly caught seafood, cheeses, and ciders. Families will find a range of family-friendly attractions, while arts and cultural enthusiasts can enjoy galleries, theatres, and festivals throughout the year. One of the best times for a short break in Dorset is the summer when you can make the most of Camp Bestival!

Alternatively, immerse yourself in the county’s amazing landscapes during short breaks in Dorset. Here, enjoy the stunning natural beauty of the iconic Jurassic Coast, picturesque beaches, and charming coastal towns. Outdoor enthusiasts will find plenty of adventure with hiking, cycling, watersports, and horseback riding opportunities amidst the scenery. Uncover more things to do during Dorset short breaks with a read of our Dorset Travel Guide.

Places to Visit Near Dorset Short Breaks

The perfect spot to visit during a Dorset short break must be Durdle Door, the unmistakable limestone arch enjoying the backdrop of a rugged cove. Alternatively, venture to one of the fabulous resorts, including Lyme Regis and Weymouth, both of which boast beaches and beachfront attractions.

If you’d prefer to head inland, here are some recommendations:

Dorchester

Shaftesbury

Sherborne

Want a Dorset short break by the coast? Explore these spots:

Bournemouth

Bridport

Poole

Types of Dorset Holidays

Looking for a longer holiday in this charming county? Explore this large collection of Dorset holiday cottages. Alternatively, enjoy a short getaway elsewhere by browsing this range of short breaks & weekend breaks in the UK.

Interested in a late deal? Check out this selection of last-minute cottages in Dorset. If a lavish break is on the agenda, these luxury cottages in Dorset are perfect. Alternatively, enjoy a getaway with your pooch by booking one of these dog-friendly cottages in Dorset.