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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Colesmoor Farm

Dorchester, Dorset

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

£68 -£80 per room per night
Type:
B&B
Sleeps:
2 in 2 Rooms
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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...

From £70 per room per night
Type:
B&B
Sleeps:
1-2 in 3 Rooms
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Gore Cottage, West Milton, Bridport, Dorset

Bridport, West Dorset

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

£275 -£750 per week
Type:
Self Catering
Sleeps:
1-5 in 1 Unit
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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 -£1375 per week
Type:
Self Catering
Sleeps:
2-6 in 6 Units
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Yellowham Farmhouse

Dorchester, Dorset

Nestling on edge of Yellowham Wood, peace and tranquillity guaranteed. Ideally situated for exploring the...

£75 -£110 per room per night
Type:
B&B
Sleeps:
1-2 in 3 Rooms
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Cardsmill Farm Holidays Self Catering

Bridport, Dorset

Three rural farmhouse/cottages/barn conversions to sleep 11-11-16 guests. Open all year for weeks, weekends...

Visit England 3 * rating
£800 -£2995 per week
Type:
Self Catering
Sleeps:
11-16 in 3 Units
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Barritshayes Farm Cottages

Colyton, Devon

In the beautiful Coly valley and with stunning views, our two barn cottages and romantic cabin are set amidst...

Visit England 4 * rating
Type:
Self Catering
Sleeps:
2-4 in 3 Units
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Gorwell Farm

Weymouth, Dorset

Why not relax, unwind and enjoy peaceful and natural surroundings of Gorwell Farm, a family farm situated in...

£250 -£1350 per week
Type:
Self Catering
Sleeps:
1-8 in 6 Units
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Westover Farm Cottages

Lyme Regis, Dorset

Westover, a working farm, is set in the beautiful rural tranquility of West Dorset, yet just 1.5 miles from...

Visit England 4 * rating
£300 -£1065 per week
Type:
Self Catering
Sleeps:
6-8 in 2 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...

Visit England AA 4 * rating
£230 -£1249 per week
Type:
Self Catering
Sleeps:
6 in 4 Units
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