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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.

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

Queen Anne House (Bed & Breakfast)

2/4 Fortuneswell, Portland

Queen Anne House, 2/4 Fortuneswell, Portland, Dorset

All four bedrooms are in keeping with its period feel: from the elegant Oyster and its huge romantic bed, the Oriental style Lotus and its deep... 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

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

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

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

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

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

Coastal Views (Self Catering)

5 Coram Tower, Pound Street, Lyme Regis

Coastal Views, 5 Coram Tower, Lyme Regis, Dorset

The seaside town of Lyme Regis has many modern restaurants and cafes to enjoy and is ideal for those interested in the sights of the Jurassic... more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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