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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.

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

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

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

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

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

Athelhampton House & Gardens (Garden)

Athelhampton, Dorchester

Athelhampton House & Gardens, Athelhampton, Dorchester, Dorset

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

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

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

Hotel du Vin - Poole (Hotel)

Thames Street, Poole

Hotel du Vin - Poole, Thames Street, Poole, Dorset

Rooms have the trademark giant, super comfy beds and brilliant monsoon showers plus gorgeous roll tops in the rooms – really underlining the glamour of the... 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

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 Old Barn (Self Catering)

Sunnyside Farm, Lower Kingcombe, Toller Porcorum, Dorchester

The Old Barn, Sunnyside Farm, Dorchester, Dorset

One of which has a double cast iron bed, the other a king-size bed which can be converted into singles. Conservation is practiced locally, being an... 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

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

Isle of Purbeck Golf Club, 6 Studland, Swanage, Dorset

Created in 1892, once owned by Enid Blyton, a mixture of heathland and links, with large bunkers, sloping fairways, and some quite long, hilly walks between... more

Knapp Farmhouse (Bed & Breakfast)

Powerstock, Bridport

Knapp Farmhouse, Powerstock, Bridport, Dorset

We offer a warm welcome and charming, comfortable accommodation and sitting area in a self-contained annexe. Breakfast is taken in the main house with the emphasis... 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

New Barn (Self Catering)

New Barn, Hedge End Farmhouse, Hedge End, Winterborne Stickland, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 0EB, United Kingdom, Blandford Forum

New Barn, New Barn, Hedge End Farmhouse, Hedge End, Winterborne Stickland, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 0EB, United Kingdom, Blandford Forum, Dorset

The open plan living area has a kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner. Outside is ample off road parking, a private patio area, shared... 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 Old Chapel (Self Catering)

The Old Chapel, Post Box Cottage, Huntingford, Gillingham, Dorset, SP8 5QQ, United Kingdom, Gillingham

The Old Chapel, The Old Chapel, Post Box Cottage, Huntingford, Gillingham, Dorset, SP8 5QQ, United Kingdom, Gillingham, Dorset

The whole property has a light, airy and spacious ambience. The accommodation includes one attractive eaves bedroom, a fitted kitchen and bathroom at the rear, and... more

CC Spa (Spa)

The Captains Club Hotel, Wick Ferry, Wick Lane, Christchurch

CC Spa, The Captains Club Hotel, Christchurch, Dorset

Experience the power of touch inside the hushed and plush treatment rooms thanks to a glorious choice of Caudalie and Aromatherapy Associates therapies – both relying... more

The Teddy Bear Museum (Museum / Art Gallery)

Eastgate, corner High East Street/Salisbury Street, Dorchester

The Teddy Bear Museum, Eastgate, Dorchester, Dorset

Also on display are world famous bears such as Paddington, Winnie the Pooh and Rupert, and bears from throughout the last century displayed in atmospheric settings.... more

No 98 Boutique Hotel (Hotel)

98 The Esplanade, Weymouth

No 98 Boutique Hotel, 98 The Esplanade, Weymouth, Dorset

The property is just a 3 minute drive from Weymouth Sea Life Tower and Weymouth Ferry Terminal. Located on Weymouth's fine Georgian seafront with beautiful views... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Facials include deep cleansing and exfoliation to rebalance your skin, reducing lines and wrinkles, followed by massage, rehydrating masks and creams to boost natural radiance leaving... 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

The Kings Arms Hotel (Hotel)

18 Castle Street, Christchurch

The Kings Arms Hotel, 18 Castle Street, Christchurch, Dorset

Bedrooms at the front of the Hotel overlook the historic Kings Arms Bowling Green, the Christchurch Castle Ruins, Norman Hall and Priory - a view which... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Keepers Cottage (Self Catering)

Keepers Cottage, Hedge End Farmhouse, Hedge End, Winterborne Stickland, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 0EB, United Kingdom, Blandford Forum

Keepers Cottage, Keepers Cottage, Hedge End Farmhouse, Hedge End, Winterborne Stickland, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 0EB, United Kingdom, Blandford Forum, Dorset

There is a kitchen, and a sitting room with dining area and woodburner. Outside is ample off road parking, a private patio area, shared lawn and... 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

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 Print Room & Ink Bar & Brasserie, Richmond Hill, Bournemouth, Dorset

In true brasserie style you can dine all day here from breakfast to an afternoon tea that's served with optional gin and tonic if that's your... more

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