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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 (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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 (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

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

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

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 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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

Captains Club Hotel (Wedding Venue)

Wick Ferry, Wick Lane, Christchurch

Captains Club Hotel, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CC Spa (Spa)

97 Northgate Street, Wick Ferry, Wick Lane, Bury St Edmunds

CC Spa, 97 Northgate Street, Bury St Edmunds, Dorset

Nobody misses out at Captain’s Club as our wonderful selection of treatments are also available to non-residents... 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

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 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

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

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

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

The Acorn Inn (Pub with Rooms)

28 Fore Street, Evershot

The Acorn Inn, 28 Fore Street, Evershot, Dorset

Each of the ten individually designed en-suite guest rooms are themed around Hardy’s novels, locations and characters, while the inn itself is a quintessentially English village... 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

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