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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.

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, 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

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

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 Jetty (Restaurant)

95 Mudeford, Christchurch

The Jetty, 95 Mudeford, Christchurch, Dorset

At The Jetty there are always mouth-watering fish landed daily on the local Quay and suppliers from the local area drop seasonal ingredients right to 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lawn Cottage (Bed & Breakfast)

Stour Row, Shaftesbury

Lawn Cottage, Stour Row, Shaftesbury, Dorset

The bedroom is newly built with a very comfortable, large double bed and two armchairs and is simply but prettily decorated with toile de jouy. The... 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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Italian Villa (Wedding Venue)

Compton Acres, 164 Canford Cliffs Rd, Poole

The Italian Villa, Compton Acres, Poole, Dorset

The venue was voted Best Venue at the National Wedding Awards and was also named “Most popular all-inclusive venue, Worldwide” in the International Wedding Expert Awards! As... 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

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

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

The Old Bank (Bed & Breakfast)

The Old Bank, Burton Street, Marnhull

The Old Bank, The Old Bank, Marnhull, Dorset

 We have ideal family accommodation and welcome couples wanting a country break away from it all. We are also a dog friendly B&B... 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, 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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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