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Luxury Holidays, Weekend Breaks and Short Breaks in Dorset

Planning a luxury holiday, short or weekend breaks in Dorset? Listed below are Britain's Finest places to stay, visit and eat in Dorset to help you plan luxury holidays, weekend breaks and short breaks.

Athelhampton House & Gardens, Athelhampton, Dorchester, Dorset

Now it is a lovely example of Tudor architecture and has some truly lovely heraldic stained glass and a beautiful fireplace. From there, sidle off into... more

Sherborne Castle (Historic House)

New Road, Sherborne

Sherborne Castle, New Road, Sherborne, Dorset

Prince William of Orange was entertained here and George III visited in 1789. On display are fine collections of art, pictures, furniture, Oriental and European ceramics... more

The Priory Hotel (Hotel)

Church Green, Wareham

The Priory Hotel, Church Green, Wareham, Dorset

Each room has been individually furnished to exude its own warmth and special charm. The hotel´s Abbots Cellar Restaurant offers a unique and ambient setting in... more

Summer Lodge Country House Hotel, Restaurant & Spa, 9 Fore Street, Evershot, Dorset

Dining at Summer Lodge is a truly memorable experience serving exquisite traditional English cuisine, with a modern European influence, to the highest standards. The charming staff... more

Mortons House Hotel & Restaurant (Hotel)

East Street, Corfe Castle

Mortons House Hotel & Restaurant, East Street, Corfe Castle, Dorset

Rooms are individually decorated with their own unique style and charm; one boasts a four poster bed. The 2 AA Rosette Restaurant serves traditional English food... more

Queen Anne House (Bed & Breakfast)

2/4 Fortuneswell, Portland

Queen Anne House, 2/4 Fortuneswell, Portland, Dorset

All four bedrooms are in keeping with its period feel: from the elegant Oyster and its huge romantic bed, the Oriental style Lotus and its deep... more

Munden House (Bed & Breakfast)

Mundens Lane, Alweston, Sherborne

Munden House, Mundens Lane, Sherborne, Dorset

The light, airy dining room has outstanding views over the large garden to Blackmore Vale and leads into the guest sitting room with its lofty beamed... more

West Beach (Restaurant)

Pier Approach, Bournemouth

West Beach, Pier Approach, Bournemouth, Dorset

Chefs in the open-plan kitchen use the daily catch from the restaurant's own fishing boats to create mouth watering dishes such as poached and pickled fillet... more

Marren (Bed & Breakfast)

Holworth, Dorchester

Marren, Holworth, Dorchester, Dorset

The only sounds are of waves breaking and the cries of buzzards. The garden has been designed by Wendy Cartwright and is a fantastical mix of exotic... more

Langtry Manor (Hotel)

Derby Road, Bournemouth

Langtry Manor, Derby Road, Bournemouth, Dorset

Think romantic four-poster beds with sumptuous drapes and linen, enticing Jacuzzis, pretty wallpaper and fine furnishings. Enjoy a gourmet meal in the restaurant, surrounded by stained... more

Brook End (Self Catering)

136 Stony Lane, Burton, Christchurch

Brook End, 136 Stony Lane, Christchurch, Dorset

This spacious 2 bedroom house has a large lounge/diner with flat screen TV, DVD player, CD/Radio and Wi-Fi internet access along with a fully equipped kitchen... more

Upper Deck Bar & Restaurant (Restaurant)

Christchurch Harbour Hotel, 95 Mudeford, Christchurch

Upper Deck Bar & Restaurant, Christchurch Harbour Hotel, Christchurch, Dorset

Enjoy a cocktail at the zinc topped bar before taking a comfortable seat in the bright and airy dining room. Start with the signature soufflé Arnold... more

Christchurch Harbour Hotel & Spa (Hotel)

95 Mudeford, Christchurch

Christchurch Harbour Hotel & Spa, 95 Mudeford, Christchurch, Dorset

As soon as you enter this grand all-white temple to relaxation you start to feel the holiday vibe. Think seafood lunches on the terrace with the... more

Mallards B&B (Bed & Breakfast)

The Street, the street, Dorchester

Mallards B&B, The Street, Dorchester, Dorset

Offering comfortable accommodation with many facilities including a hearty breakfast to start your day... more

Fourwinds (Bed & Breakfast)

Chetnole, Sherborne

Fourwinds, Chetnole, Sherborne, Dorset

We offer comfortable en-suite rooms with flat screen television and tea/coffee making facilities. There are panoramic views from each room... more

Sarpenela Natural Therapies Centre (Spa)

Farnham Farm House, Farnham, Blandford Forum

Sarpenela Natural Therapies Centre, Farnham Farm House, Blandford Forum, Dorset

Not just about outer wellbeing, Sarpenala allows you to indulge your inner soul with a treatment menu featuring reiki, chakra balancing, reflexology, hypnotherapy and intuitive healing... more

Alexandra Hotel & Restaurant (Hotel)

Pound Street, Lyme Regis

Alexandra Hotel & Restaurant, Pound Street, Lyme Regis, Dorset

This Grade II listed historic house goes for rustic charm in the right places, like the reassuring worn wooden floors and chic patterned armchairs in the... more

Poole Pottery Retail Outlet, The Quay, Poole, Dorset

In the retail outlet you can find heritage pieces, see the unique and exclusive Studio Collection; shop Poole Pottery’s giftware ranges including ‘Celestial’, launched in 2016.... more

Ferndown Golf Club (Golf Course)

119 Golf Links Road, Ferndown

Ferndown Golf Club, 119 Golf Links Road, Ferndown, Dorset

Peter Alliss learned to play from his father, Percy, the club professional for 25 years. The old course, now supplemented by the nine-hole President’s course, measures... more

Oceanarium (Attraction / Activity)

Pier Approach, West Beach, Bournemouth

Oceanarium, Pier Approach, Bournemouth, Dorset

Then for unique souvenirs and goodies, from beach games and toys to personalised gifts, visit The Cove gift shop... more

The Museum Inn (Restaurant)

Farnham, Blandford Forum

The Museum Inn, Farnham, Blandford Forum, Dorset

If you want to add an extra luxurious touch to your stay, choose the General’s room which comes complete with floor-to-ceiling French windows, darkwood antique furnishings... more

Summer Lodge Country House Hotel, Restaurant & Spa, Evershot, Dorset

Chef Steve Titman brings with him impressive credentials having cooked in one of America’s most highly rated hotel restaurants. Expect serious gastronomy in the form of... more

Forde Abbey, Chard, Dorset

Not to be missed are the spring bulbs, a vast border of late summer perennials, bog garden, large rockery, arboretum, herbaceous borders, kitchen garden, and the... more

The Royal Lion Hotel (Hotel)

Broad Street, Lyme Regis

The Royal Lion Hotel, Broad Street, Lyme Regis, Dorset

Steeped in history, it is renowned for its fascinating past, mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086, the unique fossils found in the cliffs and beaches,... more

The Museum Inn (Small Hotel / Inn)

Farnham, Blandford Forum

The Museum Inn, Farnham, Blandford Forum, Dorset

If you want to add an extra luxurious touch to your stay, choose the General’s room which comes complete with floor-to-ceiling French windows, darkwood antique furnishings... more

Broadstone (Dorset) Golf Club (Golf Course)

Wentworth Drive, Broadstone

Broadstone (Dorset) Golf Club, Wentworth Drive, Broadstone, Dorset

Measuring 6, 370 yards from the back tees, with some slopes and climbs amid a profusion of heather, gorse, birch and pines, in many ways, Broadstone... more

Ryall's Stud Farmhouse (Bed & Breakfast)

Bishops Caundle, Bishops Caundle, Sherborne

Ryall's Stud Farmhouse, Bishops Caundle, Sherborne, Dorset

Formerly a stud farm, it is set in eight acres of its own grounds in a peaceful, rural setting. Within easy reach of the Abbey Town... more

Upton Grange Country Estate (Self Catering)

Upton Grange, Upton Farm,, Nr Ringstead Bay,, Weymouth

Upton Grange Country Estate, Upton Grange, Upton Farm,, Weymouth, Dorset

Each holiday cottage is comprehensively equipped with every modern convenience, all tastefully appointed with luxury furnishings and artefacts. Some feature cosy open fires and original wooden... more

The Dining Room (Restaurant)

67 St Mary Street, Weymouth

The Dining Room, 67 St Mary Street, Weymouth, Dorset

Assisted by his sister and sous chef Hamida, Jibert cooks elegantly presented dishes bursting with big flavours such as Moroccan crusted cod with dill rosti, black... more

Terracotta Warriors Museum, High East Street, Dorchester, Dorset

Also featured are fabulous recreations of the first emperor, his uniformed officers and guard on whom it is thought the terracotta warriors were based. See artefacts... more

Captains Club Hotel, River Facing Bedrooms, Restaurant & Spa, Wick Ferry, Christchurch, Dorset

Captain’s Club is not only a great place to stay, but it’s also the ideal venue to host a special kind of wedding that’s completely unique... more

Hotel du Vin & Bistro (Restaurant)

Thames Street, The Quay, Poole

Hotel du Vin & Bistro, Thames Street, Poole, Dorset

The wine list is as wide ranging and carefully chosen as you would expect given the name of the restaurant with many selections available by the... more

Holcombe Valley (Bed & Breakfast)

Chalky Road, Broadmayne, Dorchester

Holcombe Valley, Chalky Road, Dorchester, Dorset

The whole place is yours: a sumptuous king-sized bedroom, roomy double bath designed for long indulgent soaks along with his and hers sinks, and sitting area... more

Athelhampton House & Gardens (Garden)

Athelhampton, Dorchester

Athelhampton House & Gardens, Athelhampton, Dorchester, Dorset

A dovecote dating from the 15th century still houses doves today... more

Hix Oyster & Fish House (Restaurant)

Cobb Road, Lyme Regis

Hix Oyster & Fish House, Cobb Road, Lyme Regis, Dorset

All the seafood bases are covered from a homely fish pie to a luxurious lobster and monkfish curry, but the accent here is on great fish... more

Old Causeway Bakery (Bed & Breakfast)

Old Causeway Bakery, The Causeway, Hazelbury Bryan, Sturminster Newton

Old Causeway Bakery, Old Causeway Bakery, Sturminster Newton, Dorset

The house is decked out with flowers, bookcases, pictures and antiques. More leg room can be found in the guest sitting room with TV (freeview) DVD... more

Farmer Palmer's Farm Park (Attraction / Activity)

Wareham Road, Organford, Poole

Farmer Palmer's Farm Park, Wareham Road, Poole, Dorset

With both outdoor and indoor play, restaurant, gift shop and a daily timetable with events every half hour, children are guaranteed to go home tired but... more

Fullers Earth (Bed & Breakfast)

Cattistock, Dorchester

Fullers Earth, Cattistock, Dorchester, Dorset

There's a lovely sitting room and large garden available for guests and out and about Cattistock lies in an area of outstanding natural beauty with the... more

BEST WESTERN PLUS The Connaught Hotel (Hotel)

30 West Hill Road, West Cliff, Bournemouth

BEST WESTERN PLUS The Connaught Hotel, 30 West Hill Road, Bournemouth, Dorset

Having lovingly retained its classy 19th century facade – from the impressive pillared entrance to the romantic red ivy-clad walls – the hotel goes for modern... more

Bradle Farmhouse (Bed & Breakfast)

Bradle, Church Knowle, Wareham

Bradle Farmhouse, Bradle, Wareham, Dorset

Our accommodation is very spacious with stunning views down the valley to Corfe Castle. Enjoy a hearty farmhouse breakfast using some of our own produce in... more

The Stables Loft (Self Catering)

at Old Causeway Bakery, The Causeway, Hazelbury Bryan, Sturminster Newton

The Stables Loft, at Old Causeway Bakery, Sturminster Newton, Dorset

With living room, kitchen, bedroom and en suite bathroom, the loft, over the old stables, has a huge balcony, the views over the garden and fields... more

Ashmore Barn Farm (Bed & Breakfast)

Stubhampton, Stubhampton, Blandford Forum

Ashmore Barn Farm, Stubhampton, Blandford Forum, Dorset

The Jurassic Coast and the ancient towns of Shaftesbury and Sherborne are all close by. This beautiful part of Dorset also hosts an abundance of historic... more

Moors Valley Country Park (Attraction / Activity)

Horton Road, Ashley Heath, Ringwood

Moors Valley Country Park, Horton Road, Ringwood, Dorset

There is so much to do, a steam railway, 18 hole golf course, walks and cycle trails... more

The Tutankhamun Exhibition, High West Street, Dorchester, Dorset

Marvel at some of Tutankhuman´s greatest golden treasures, including the famous golden funerary mask, displayed in exact facsimile. Finally come face to face with Tutankhamun´s mummified... more

Bluewater Spa & Leisure Club (Spa)

Best Western The Connaught Hotel, 30 West Hill Road, West Cliff, Bournemouth

Bluewater Spa & Leisure Club, Best Western The Connaught Hotel, Bournemouth, Dorset

Browse the treatment menu and remedy your woes – from a soothing hot stone massage, invigorating Swedish massage and Dermalogica skin treatments to blitz any dry,... more

Dove House & Swallows (Self Catering)

Pigeon House, Hampron, Dorchester

Dove House & Swallows, Pigeon House, Dorchester, Dorset

The properties can be hired individually or together for larger groups. Inside they are furnished to a high standard and offer all en-suite bedrooms... more

Kingston Lacy, Wimborne Minster, Dorset

The dramatic Spanish Room has its walls hung in magnificent gilded leather. On display are furniture, books, Italian sculptures and bronzes, and a collection of Egyptian... more

Yoah Cottage (Bed & Breakfast)

West Knighton, Dorchester

Yoah Cottage, West Knighton, Dorchester, Dorset

The property includes a mixture of old antique furniture and modern comfort. Only one booking at a time is taken, this ensures our guests have the... more

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