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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 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

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

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 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 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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 - 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

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

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 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

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

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