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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.

The Old Barn (Bed & Breakfast)

Main Road, Main Road, West Lulworth, Wareham

The Old Barn, Main Road, Wareham, Dorset

Closer to home, Lulworth Cove is a short walk away, or simply relax in the Old Barn’s large mature garden - particularly lovely in the evening... 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

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

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

Brownsea Island, Poole Harbour, Poole, Dorset

Once on Brownsea, there are kids’ nature and smuggling trails and wonderful walks through red-squirrel inhabited woods. The history of the island, which is just one... 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 Museum Inn (Pub with Rooms)

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

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 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 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

Chaffeymoor Grange (Self Catering)

Chaffeymoor, Bourton

Chaffeymoor Grange, Chaffeymoor, Bourton, Dorset

Chaffeymoor Grange is located a short drive from a number of conservation areas and tourist attractions that are unique to the South West... 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

Mallards B&B (Bed & Breakfast)

The Street, Moreton

Mallards B&B, The Street, Moreton, Dorset

A pedestrian bridge crosses the shallow ford and gives access to a number of forest walks. Offering light and airy bedrooms which have quality linen and... 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

The Connaught Hotel (Hotel)

30 West Hill Road, West Cliff, Bournemouth

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

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

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

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

Old Causeway Bakery Cottage (Self Catering)

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

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

Short breaks are available all year. The village pub is over the road and the village shop is down the road... 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

The Dorset Golf & Country Club, Hyde, Wareham, Dorset

Tucked deep into the Dorset countryside, four miles from Wareham, the complex includes 12 luxury Scandinavian lodges which have been awarded the 5 Star Gold Award... more

Forde Abbey & Gardens, Forde Abbey, Chard, Dorset

The Monks' Refectory, which seats up to 80, is suited to a more intimate ceremony. There is also a Chapel available for a blessing... 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

Remedy Oak (Golf Course)

Horton Road, Woodlands

Remedy Oak, Horton Road, Woodlands, Dorset

Located near Horton in Dorset, this classic championship golf course nestles within 256 acres of ancient woodland with conditions as close to perfect as they could... more

Moors Valley Country Park (Attraction / Activity)

Horton Road, Ashley Heath, Ringwood

Moors Valley Country Park, Horton Road, Ringwood, Dorset

Alongside its exciting attractions, the Moors Valley Country Park is set in the beautiful Dorset Countryside, surrounded by tree, rivers, lakes and stunning wildlife. The park... more

Captains Club Self Catering Apartments (Self Catering)

Captain's Club Hotel, Wick Ferry, Wick Lane, Christchurch

Captains Club Self Catering Apartments, Captain's Club Hotel, Christchurch, Dorset

Ideal for families, couples, long and short term stays offering weekly rates and nightly rates to suit. The hotel offers you a choice of two 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

Athelhampton House & Gardens (Garden)

Athelhampton, Dorchester

Athelhampton House & Gardens, Athelhampton, Dorchester, Dorset

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

There is also an 18th Century Chapel & Romantic Garden Tower... 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

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

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

With a relaxing spa, indoor pool, private tennis court and miles of beautiful countryside to explore, this is the quintessential luxurious escape... 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

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

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

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

Corfe Castle (Attraction / Activity)

The Square, Corfe, Wareham

Corfe Castle, The Square, Wareham, Dorset

Take the kids around the ruins and tell them to look out for the torture hook, murder holes and arrow loops that illustrate the castle’s dramatic... 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

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