Short Break Holidays Dorset

Its proximity to central and south east England makes Dorset a popular destination for short break holidays, offering all the appeal of Devon or Cornwall but without the distance. With so many fabulous cottages and farmhouse B&Bs providing high quality accommodation in tranquil rural settings, you truly will be spoilt for choice with Farm Stay.


Whether you are looking for a weekend (Friday to Monday) or mid week (Monday to Friday) break, our farm-based cottages and B&Bs offer the perfect retreat in the heart of the beautiful Dorset countryside. As a base for walking, horse-riding, cycling or just relaxing, you can be assured of a warm welcome - whatever the season.

Many of our cottages are available for short breaks all year round. This gives you the chance to appreciate the stunning Dorset scenery whatever the season, as Dorset's south coast climate often provides a warmer alternative to most inland regions. Spring, autumn and winter holiday prices are also considerably lower than in peak season periods. What could be more romantic than snuggling up in a cosy country cottage or a welcoming B&B after an invigorating walk across farmlands, along beaches or upon cliff tops?

Quite a few of our Farm Stay accommodations in Dorset will let you begin a short break on any day of the week, especially during the off peak season. Subject to availability, you can even book at the very last minute if the hustle and bustle of everyday life suddenly gets too much.

So, if you're looking for a Short Break Holiday in Dorset, and would like to stay on one of our properties, please use the search on the left of this page with ‘Dorset’ as your Location.  

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Gore Cottage, West Milton, Bridport, Dorset image Special Offer

Gore Cottage, West Milton, Bridport, Dorset

Deal, Kent

West Milton is a conservation area in an "Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty" and Gore Cottage is listed as...

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£275 -£750 per week
Type:
Self Catering
Sleeps:
2-5 in 1 Unit
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Hastings Farm Cottages

Dorchester, Dorset

Beautifully converted farm barns in a tranquil child-friendly environment with play area and games barn. ...

£354 -£875 per week
Type:
Self Catering
Sleeps:
2-4 in 5 Units
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Luccombe Holidays

Blandford, Dorset

Six lovely barn conversions, grouped around beautiful gardens & ponds in our very peaceful private hidden...

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£305 -£1300 per week
Type:
Self Catering
Sleeps:
2-7 in 6 Units
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Colesmoor Farm

Dorchester, Dorset

Colesmoor Farm, reached by its own private track, is surrounded by peaceful countryside, grazed by our cattle...

£64 -£76 per room per night
Type:
B&B
Rooms :
2
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North Buckham Farm

Beaminster, Dorset

2 bedrom suite - king bedroom , twin bedroom, shared bathroom. Family farm, peaceful rural location,...

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£76 -£84 per room per night
Type:
B&B
Rooms :
1
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Elworth Farmhouse Cottage

Weymouth, Dorset

17thC Grade 11 listed oak beamed thatched cottage with swimming pool & spa hot tub in farming hamlet close to...

£350 -£600 per week
Type:
Self Catering
Sleeps:
2 in 1 Unit
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Old Coach House & Orchard End

Beaminster, Dorset

One cottage and one bungalow, in the pretty village of Hooke. Spacious accommodation both with four bedrooms...

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£450 -£975 per week
Type:
Self Catering
Sleeps:
2-9 in 2 Units
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Gerrards Farm

Bridport, Dorset

Deep in the heart of the Marshwood Vale, 300ft above sea level with panoramic views stretching to the...

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From £65 per room per night
Type:
B&B
Rooms :
3
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Upton Grange Holiday Cottages

Dorchester, Dorset

Upton Grange is a unique holiday cottage venue near to Ringstead beach on the Jurassic Coast in Dorset. Six...

£430 -£1350 per week
Type:
Self Catering
Sleeps:
2-6 in 6 Units
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Stour Cross Farm Holiday Chalets

Gillingham, Dorset

Four Scandinavian style chalets with superb views. Each chalet accommodates six people and has en-suite...

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£230 -£1223 per week
Type:
Self Catering
Sleeps:
24 in 4 Units
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