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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.

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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 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 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

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 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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

Marren (Bed & Breakfast)

Holworth, Dorchester

Marren, Holworth, Dorchester, Dorset

The only sounds are of waves breaking and the cries of buzzards. The garden has been designed by Wendy Cartwright and is a fantastical mix of exotic... 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

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

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

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

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

Athelhampton House & Gardens (Garden)

Athelhampton, Dorchester

Athelhampton House & Gardens, Athelhampton, Dorchester, Dorset

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

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 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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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