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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.

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

Orchardleigh Bed & Breakfast, Stowell, Sherborne, Dorset

Stowell is surrounded by rolling hills and open farmland and offers wonderful walking country with a wide choice of public and bridle paths, fabulous rolling hills,... 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

Chesil View House (Self Catering)

19 St Martins Road, Portland

Chesil View House, 19 St Martins Road, Portland, Dorset

The area is ideal for Olympic Weymuth and Portland Sailing Academy ,those who enjoy watersports, such as windsurfing and sailing, as well as having many scenic... more

Gorse Farm House B&B (Bed & Breakfast)

Fifehead St Quintin, Sturminster Newton

Gorse Farm House B&B, Fifehead St Quintin, Sturminster Newton, Dorset

Guests have plenty of space to relax including a snug and conservatory and two acres of garden to enjoy. There is also extensive parking with two... 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

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

Accommodation comprises seventeen stunning bedrooms and twelve two & three bedroom suites all with panoramic river views. Dining is truly exceptional with menus embracing a wide... more

Corfe Castle (Attraction / Activity)

The Square, Corfe, Wareham

Corfe Castle, The Square, Wareham, Dorset

This was once the strongest fortress in Europe and was even entrusted to guard the Crown Jewels back in the 12th century. Take the kids around... 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

Tudor Cottage B & B (Bed & Breakfast)

9 Dorchester Road, Frampton, Dorchester

Tudor Cottage B & B, 9 Dorchester Road, Dorchester, Dorset

Delicious home cooked evening meals are available by arrangement. The perfect base for splendid coastal paths and gentle strolls, visiting Broadchurch's West Bay, fine houses and... 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

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

By seafood lovers don't get it all their own way - there's pan fried breast of wild pigeon with beetroot vinaigrette and sage marinated tenderloin of... more

West Lane Cottage (Self Catering)

Rectory Road, Piddlehinton, Dorchester

West Lane Cottage, Rectory Road, Dorchester, Dorset

Private parking is made available for two cars, and there is an enclosed and private garden with furniture and a barbecue. The cottage has a double... 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

Manor Farm (Bed & Breakfast)

Droop, Hazelbury Bryan, Sturminster Newton

Manor Farm, Droop, Sturminster Newton, Dorset

Woolland and Ibberton Hills from where on a clear day one has stunning views far out over the Blackmore Vale and beyond. Manor Farm is a... 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

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

Bridge House Beaminster (Hotel)

3 Prout Bridge, Beaminster

Bridge House Beaminster, 3 Prout Bridge, Beaminster, Dorset

but with a sense of style and modern chic. At the heart of the hotel is its acclaimed 2 Rosette and Taste of the West Gold... 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

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

Knoll Gardens (Garden)

Hampreston, Wimborne

Knoll Gardens, Hampreston, Wimborne, Dorset

Knoll’s naturalistic style reaches its peak from August through to October with stunning autumn foliage, but there is always something special to see regardless of the... more

Parkstone Golf Club (Golf Course)

49a Links Road, Poole

Parkstone Golf Club, 49a Links Road, Poole, Dorset

It has some excellent holes but is horribly penal in many places. You just have to hit the fairways or lose a ball... 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

Applehay Studio (Self Catering)

Applehay, Church Green, Semley, Shaftesbury

Applehay Studio, Applehay, Shaftesbury, Dorset

The studio itself is tastefully furnished and ideal for a relaxing getaway, with one bedroom and a double sofa bed to choose from, Broadband connection, a... more

Stock Hill Country House Hotel & Restaurant, Stock Hill, Gillingham, Dorset

All these elements applied to the freshest ingredients - including fish and shellfish from Brixham and local Dorset meats, each creatively served with organically grown vegetables,... 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

Harbour Spa (Spa)

Christchurch Harbour Hotel, 95 Mudeford, Christchurch

Harbour Spa, Christchurch Harbour Hotel, Christchurch, Dorset

Forget the pressures of the outside world and return to a state of inner calm and outer beauty aided by the staff of highly qualified and... 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

The Jetty Restaurant, Bar & Terrace (Restaurant)

Christchurch Harbour Hotel & Spa, 95 Mudeford, Christchurch

The Jetty Restaurant, Bar & Terrace, Christchurch Harbour Hotel & Spa, Christchurch, Dorset

Designed by Baufritz architects, the restaurant building is a modern, custom-built and innovative timber build, specifically chosen for its carbon-neutral qualities. Alex Aitken, one of the... more

The Kings Arms Restaurant (Restaurant)

The Kings Arms, 18 Castle Street, Christchurch

The Kings Arms Restaurant, The Kings Arms, Christchurch, Dorset

They are passionate about sourcing the most fresh and best quality local ingredients where possible for their menus and are fortunate to have discovered some wonderful... more

Riverside Restaurant, West Bay, Bridport, Dorset

The Riverside Restaurant holds a sustainability log at reception and 90% of the restaurant’s supplies are local. The menu changes daily and may include Lyme Bay... 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

Heathcote House (Bed & Breakfast)

Milborne St Andrew, Blandford Forum

Heathcote House, Milborne St Andrew, Blandford Forum, Dorset

Breakfast is served in the light and airy conservatory overlooking the gardens and landscaped patio. A 70 year old grape vine growing within the conservatory itself,... more

The Alders (Bed & Breakfast)

Sandford Orcas, Sherborne

The Alders, Sandford Orcas, Sherborne, Dorset

The house is tastefully furnished. The bedrooms are well equipped and inviting, all have ensuite facilities... more

Kingston Lacy (Garden)

Wimborne Minster

Kingston Lacy, Wimborne Minster, Dorset

This garden contains the National Collections of Anemone Memorosa and Convallarias. Good specimen trees, some planted by visiting royalty, avenues of lime and cedar, and a... 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

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

Crab House Cafe (Restaurant)

Ferrymans Way, Portland Road, Wyke Regis

Crab House Cafe, Ferrymans Way, Wyke Regis, Dorset

The oysters come from their own farm just outside the restaurant and can be served au natural, with pesto and parmesan or bacon and cream. The... 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 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

Appletree Cottage B&B (Bed & Breakfast)

Winterborne Zelston, Blandford Forum

Appletree Cottage B&B, Winterborne Zelston, Blandford Forum, Dorset

Easy reach of Corfe Castle, Lulworth Cove, Monkey World, Tank Museum, Milton Abbas, New Forest, Bournemouth (theatres, cinemas), Shaftesbury. Rooms have country views, TV, hairdryer, tea/coffee... more

The Chalet Bed and Breakfast, Christy's Lane, Shaftesbury, Dorset

Found in Shaftesbury, which for many guests (over a certain age!) know for Gold Hill, the idyllic setting for Ridley Scott's memorable Hovis advert, the three... 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

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

Old Causeway Bakery (Bed & Breakfast)

Old Causeway Bakery, United Kingdom, Hazelbury Bryan

Old Causeway Bakery, Old Causeway Bakery, Hazelbury Bryan, 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

Forde Abbey & Gardens, Forde Abbey, Chard, Dorset

The interior was substantially remodelled in 1649-58 by Edmund Prideaux, Cromwell´s Attorney-General. The Grand Saloon displays a complete set of Mortlake tapestries and there are collections... more

The Dinosaur Museum, Icen Way, Dorchester, Dorset

Inside you will find life-sized reconstructions of the dinosaurs, fossils and skeletons and plenty of hands-on displays to tell the tale of these prehistoric beasts and... more

Sea Pinks Cottage (Self Catering)

47 Mallams, Portland

Sea Pinks Cottage, 47 Mallams, Portland, Dorset

Sea Pinks Cottage also has its own walled garden, which proves effective for drying beach wear in preparation for more seaside enjoyment. A free car park... more

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