Short Breaks in Dorset

Searching for a short break in Dorset? Here at Weekend Cottages, we know all the loveliest spots for an unforgettable getaway. Whether you’re searching for a rustic holiday cottage surrounded by lush rolling countryside or a detached house in the heart of one of the south coast’s bustling seaside towns, there’s something for everyone in this charismatic county. You’ll even find some dog-friendly spots too, in case your four-legged pal wants to come along for the trip.

Home to endless natural beauty, plenty of history, an abundance of culture-filled towns and an array of award-winning sparkling wines, Dorset is truly a holiday maker’s paradise. From exploring the breathtaking Jurassic Coast - a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and England's only natural world heritage site - to discovering the unique history of the market town of Blandford Forum, every member of the group will find something to delight them in Dorset.

No matter when you’re travelling - from mid-week trips to weekend breaks in Dorset - the holiday home options abound. If you’re planning a romantic break with the other half then opt for a rustic thatched cottage right by the coast or, if you’re planning a grand getaway with all the pals, then a spacious country manor complete with a hot tub and large garden is just the ticket. Whatever you’re seeking, you’ll be sure to find the perfect spot on Weekend Cottages.

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Weekend Breaks in Dorset

  • The Hideaway

    Dorset

    From: £441

    For a 3 night stay
    Sleeps: 2VIEW PROPERTY
  • La Rose, Gillingham

    Dorset

    From: £338

    For a 3 night stay
    Sleeps: 2VIEW PROPERTY
  • Dorset View

    Dorset

    From: £407

    For a 3 night stay
    Sleeps: 2VIEW PROPERTY
  • Cottage in Dorset

    Dorset

    From: £437

    For a 3 night stay
    Sleeps: 2VIEW PROPERTY
  • The Studio

    Dorset

    From: £342

    For a 3 night stay
    Sleeps: 2VIEW PROPERTY
  • Holly Cottage

    Dorset

    From: £376

    For a 3 night stay
    Sleeps: 4VIEW PROPERTY
  • Cutter Cottage

    Dorset

    From: £444

    For a 3 night stay
    Sleeps: 4VIEW PROPERTY
  • Tuppence View

    Dorset

    From: £692

    For a 3 night stay
    Sleeps: 4VIEW PROPERTY
  • Barn in Dorset

    Dorset

    From: £558

    For a 3 night stay
    Sleeps: 4VIEW PROPERTY

Best locations in Dorset

From the bustling streets of Weymouth to the beautiful beaches of Lyme Regis, there’s plenty to be discovered in the dazzling region of Dorset. Spoilt for choice? Here are a few of our all-time favourite spots for a short break in Dorset.

  • Weymouth
  • Lyme Regis
  • Swanage
  • Portland
  • West Bay

Things to do in Dorset

Corfe Castle

Uncover the medieval marvel of Corfe Castle, nestled in the picturesque Dorset countryside. Immerse yourself in its rich history, explore the impressive ruins, and take in panoramic views from the hilltop. Discover the stories of knights and kings, visit the interactive exhibits, and wander through the charming village.

Address: Corfe Castle, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 5EZ

Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door

Experience the awe-inspiring beauty of Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, jewels of the Jurassic Coast. Marvel at the stunning cove with its turquoise waters, admire the iconic limestone arch, and embark on scenic coastal walks. A paradise for photographers, beach lovers, and nature enthusiasts.

Address: Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, West Lulworth, Dorset, BH20 5RQ