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Luxury Holidays, Weekend Breaks and Short Breaks in Dorset

Britain's Finest Weekend breaks in Dorset, such as Alexandra Hotel & Restaurant and Marren are listed below.

Luxury Holidays, Weekend Breaks and Short Breaks in Dorset

Britain's Finest Weekend breaks in Dorset, such as Alexandra Hotel & Restaurant and Marren are listed below.

Alexandra Hotel & Restaurant [Restaurant]

Pound Street, Lyme Regis

The main restaurant of this smart boutique hotel offers the bright and airy dining room with linen clad tables and stunning views of the Jurassic Coast and Lyme Bay, famous both for the Cobb featured in the film The French Lieutenants Woman and its excellent seafood. There's plenty of it on the... more

Marren [Luxury Bed & Breakfasts]

Holworth, Dorchester

Overlooking the sea between Lulworth Cove and Weymouth is a house called Marren. Surrounded by National Trust land, Marren is set in a large garden on a steep slope with spectacular views of Portland and Weymouth Bay. The only sounds are of waves breaking and the cries of buzzards. The garden has... more

5.0 (2)

Fullers Earth [Luxury Bed & Breakfasts]

Cattistock, Dorchester

Fullers Earth B&B is a fantastic property with an enormous amount of charm and a beautiful Georgian frontage. Family run, it is renowned for the welcome given to to every guest. Cattistock is a lovely village with a gorgeous church complete with William Morris window nestling in the Dorset hills... more

4.9 (2)

The Stables Loft [Luxury Self Catering]

at Old Causeway Bakery, The Causeway, Hazelbury Bryan, Sturminster Newton

The Stables Loft is a lovely cosy one bedroom appartment (attached to the owners house) with a huge south facing balcony overlooking the garden and fields. Perfect for a couple or a single person looking for peace and tranquility in the country. Wonderful walks straight from the garden onto... more

Kingston Lacy [Garden]

Wimborne Minster


Explore the beautiful gardens of Kingston Lacy Beside the Kingston Lacy house is the late-Victorian formal garden. Bright bedding, a fern garden containing 25 different varieties of ferns with gravel paths running between irregular raised beds, roses and spring bulbs, with... more

Bluewater Spa & Leisure Club [Spa]

Best Western The Connaught Hotel, 30 West Hill Road, West Cliff, Bournemouth

Connaught’s Bluewater Spa & Leisure Club is considered by many as one of Bournemouth’s finest spas - following a major facelift, this relaxing haven does downtime with aplomb. Take the 18m indoor heated pool, spa pool, eucalyptus infused aromatherapy steam room, sauna and not one but two fitness... more

The Alders [Luxury Bed & Breakfasts]

Sandford Orcas, Sherborne

The Alders B&B is a secluded stone house set in an old walled garden. It is situated in a picturesque conservation village near Sherborne, located almost opposite the thirteenth century church and Tudor manor house. The house is tastefully furnished. The bedrooms are well equipped and inviting, all... more

The Acorn Inn [Pub with Rooms]

28 Fore Street, Evershot

The charming Acorn Inn transports you to the pages of a Thomas Hardy novel, as this16th century coaching inn features in Tess of the D’Urbervilles. With old beams, oak panelling and roaring fires, an original skittle alley and fine local cuisine, this is a beautiful rural setting complemented... more

5.0 (3)

Knapp Farmhouse [Luxury Bed & Breakfasts]

Powerstock, Bridport

Knapp Farmhouse is a charming, peaceful, tucked away B&B in the village of Powerstock right in the heart of beautiful Dorset countryside. Its visitors' book testifies to delicious breakfasts and comfort. Ideal for walkers, cyclists, naturalists, artists. It is only a few miles from the... more

The Museum Inn [Pub with Rooms]

Farnham, Blandford Forum

The Museum Inn is a superb 17th Century country inn situated in the delightful village of Farnham, Dorset, on the glorious Cranborne Chase, an area of outstanding natural beauty and a renowned countryside pursuit’s destination. The pub has eight beautifully appointed double en-suite rooms, four... more

Gorse Farm House B&B [Luxury Bed & Breakfasts]

Fifehead St Quintin, Sturminster Newton

Gorse Farm House B&B lies in rural seclusion and off the beaten track in the peace and quiet of North Dorset. Opened in 2009, having been extensively renovated, it is an extremely comfortable place to stay. Both rooms have countryside views, a mix of garden, farmland and woods which make for great... more

Summer Lodge Country House Hotel, Restaurant & Spa [Restaurant]

Evershot

A former dower house tucked away in the Dorset Downs, this is classic English country house hotel territory. The chintzy yet elegant dining room overlooks the hotel’s charming grounds with the best views from the cosy conservatory. Chef Steve Titman brings with him impressive credentials having... more

Appletree Cottage B&B [Luxury Bed & Breakfasts]

Winterborne Zelston, Blandford Forum

Appletree Cottage B&B is a pretty thatched character cottage (formerly 17th century village ale house) in peaceful village with 14th century church, pub, village green, duck pond and the River Winterborne. Purbecks, Poole Harbour, Sandbanks beaches, Compton Acres gardens, pubs, restaurants 5-20 mins... more

5.0 (1)

Dove House & Swallows [Luxury Self Catering]

Littlewood Holidays, Pigeon House, Hampton, Dorchester

Dove House and Swallows are award winning luxury self catering houses in a stunning rural location close to the Dorset Jurassic Coast. Dove House has a secure, private heated, indoor pool and games room. Swallows is single storey. They can be taken together for 17. (Dog welcome in Swallows).... more

Alexandra Hotel & Restaurant [Luxury Hotel]

Pound Street, Lyme Regis

If you are looking for boutique chic by the sea, The Alexandra Hotel & Restaurant ticks all the right boxes. For those partial to a drink or two its revered wine list, complemented by award-winning food, is reason enough to book a room, while for others its stunning location on the Jurassic Coast... more

Applehay Studio [Luxury Self Catering]

Applehay, Church Green, Semley, Shaftesbury

Applehay Studio is set in the middle of a traditional picturesque village green on the Dorset/Wiltshire border. It is comfortable, stylishly furnished and maintained with great care; an ideal rural self-catering retreat. ... more

CC Spa [Spa]

Captain's Club Hotel & Spa, Wick Ferry, Wick Lane, Christchurch

Stay for an hour, which can easily fall into two so you may as well stay for the rest of the afternoon – not that you need tempting but the soothing, luxurious feeling of the warm water in a hydrotherapy pool is definitely worth a dip/float/swim. It’s all about being spoiled rotten, from head to... more

The Old Bank [Luxury Bed & Breakfasts]

The Old Bank, Burton Street, Marnhull

The Old Bank sits in the middle of the village of Marnhull, made famous by Thomas Hardy as ‘Marlott’. It is superbly located for visiting all the beauty spots in the surrounding area, from historic cities, to quirky towns and the Jurassic coast. There are hills and woods in which to walk and dogs... more

Captains Club Hotel, River Facing Bedrooms, Restaurant & Spa [Luxury Hotel]

Wick Ferry, Wick Lane, Christchurch

The Captain's Club Hotel is superbly located in the heart of Christchurch. The strikingly contemporary exterior and interior give this hotel all the style and elegance you associate with five star service, in luxurious, contemporary surroundings. Accommodation comprises seventeen stunning bedrooms... more

4.6 (1)

Old Causeway Bakery Cottage [Luxury Self Catering]

Old Causeway Bakery, The Causeway, Hazelbury Bryan, Sturminster Newton

Lovely, very comfortable character cottage with very large bedroom and bathroom. Furnished as a home from home rather than a holiday cottage! Private patio, with garden furniture, and views over the garden and fields.... more

Corfe Castle [Attraction / Activity]

The Square, Corfe, Wareham


Experience the breathtaking views of Corfe Castle Discover the rich history that is imbued into the ruins of Dorset’s Corfe Castle, from the sibling struggle more than 1000 years ago that ended in Ethelred the Unready’s brother Edward being murdered to its defiant stand against... more

4.6 (1)

Manor Farm [Luxury Bed & Breakfasts]

Droop, Hazelbury Bryan, Sturminster Newton

Manor Farm, Droop was built originally as the coach house to the Manor in approximately 1860. Since then it has undergone several changes culminating in today´s enchanting farm house overlooking the vale that is dominated by Bulbarrow. Woolland and Ibberton Hills from where on a clear day one has... more

Moors Valley Country Park [Attraction / Activity]

Horton Road, Ashley Heath, Ringwood


Discover Moors Valley Country Park Moors Valley Country Park covers 750 acres in the valley of the Moors River. There is so much to do, a steam railway, 18 hole golf course, walks and cycle trails and a chance to swing amongst the trees with Go Ape. Alongside its exciting... more

The Old Barn [Luxury Bed & Breakfasts]

Main Road, Main Road, West Lulworth, Wareham

Think wrought-iron bedsteads, pretty floral bedspreads and hyacinths growing on the windowsill and you’ll get a sense of the restful elegance of The Old Barn, a five-room bed and breakfast in the picturesque coastal village of West Lulworth, Dorset. Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty,... more

The Country Club & Spa at Sopwell House [Spa]

Cottonmill Lane, Sopwell, St Albans

For a hotel to really make the top ranks, there needs to be a spa to send it skywards. Thankfully the brains at Sopwell House have gone the extra mile to provide spa connoisseurs with a knockout retreat where you’ll feel the weight of the world disappear. Helped by cool Japanese design influences,... more

5.0 (3)

The Courtyard at Park Farm [Luxury Bed & Breakfasts]

Park Farm, East Knoyle, Salisbury 26.1 miles away

The Courtyard at Park Farm offers four large and luxurious en suite bedrooms set within their own private courtyard and garden. Located in Wiltshire on the border with Dorset and within hours drive of Bath and the Jurassic coast. ... more

Beryl [Luxury Bed & Breakfasts]

top of Hawkers Lane, Wells 26.3 miles away

With a Victorian gothic style that looks like it’s jumped straight out of a 19th century novel, you’ll fall in love with this former hunting lodge turned B&B. Set in the beautiful Mendip Hills just one mile from the cathedral city of Wells, it’s got all the hallmarks of a cool country pile:... more

Wookey Hole Attractions and Hotel [Attraction / Activity]

Wookey Hole, Wells 27.0 miles away

I took the kids (eight and five) to Wookey Hole some months ago and they still talk about it to this day. The undoubted highlight was the dark and gloomy tour of the 50,000-year-old caves (with their secret river and encrusted caverns), where a mammoth’s bones were discovered many moons ago. Cavemen... more

The Donkey Sanctuary [Attraction / Activity]

Sidmouth 27.3 miles away

Where else in the world but animal-mad Britain would you come across such a soft-hearted attraction as the Donkey Sanctuary just outside Sidmouth? Visitors return time and again to wander through fields and fields of donkeys who will live out their days in this serene little Devon haven. In the barn... more

Longleat House [Historic House]

Warminster 28.0 miles away

Longleat House will allow you to step back in time. The House is a stunning example of high Elizabethan architecture and one of the most beautiful stately homes open to the public. Substantially completed by 1580 and now occupied by the 7th Marquess of Bath, this incredible house has now been called... more

Longleat [Attraction / Activity]

Warminster 28.0 miles away

Longleat, nestled within 900 acres of ‘Capability’ Brown landscaped grounds, is home to the UK’s original Safari Park, one of the best examples of Elizabethan architecture, and an abundance of exciting attractions including Jungle Kingdom and Animal Adventure where you can get up-close and personal... more

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