Discover the delights of Dorset

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Short Breaks

Dorset certainly has a lot packed within the county’s boundaries. An exquisite heritage coastline, smugglers caves, rolling chalk hills and the famous Osmington White Horse Monument! How does one manage to squeeze in enough of Dorset in just a short break? We would suggest you gather a list of attractive sights, pubs and activities from a few we have pulled from Dorset’s list of veritable delights.

What’s the best beach in Dorset?

Everyone has their favourite beach and sometimes, choosing a favourite from Dorset’s unbounding selection can prove a difficult task, but we’ve tried to whittle it down and, suggest a short break in Dorset would not be complete without a visit to one of these gems, come rain or shine. Studland is the perfect family beach, with four miles of golden sands and perfect, calm waters for swimming. Throughout the summer, a range of activities are also usually available for you to enjoy - including beach volleyball!

If you are looking for something truly picturesque and unique then no better place fits these criteria than Durdle Door. Marking the start of the 95 mile Jurassic Coast, this arching shingle beach is perfect for snorkelling or, just lying back and taking in the beauty of the famous chalk arch. Capture your own postcard shot. An interesting site for the budding geographer, Lulworth Cove is a beautiful natural cove formed from the forces of both river and sea. The setting sun on the west facing cliff face creates a stunning sight. This little cove is truly a natural beauty.

Pretty Villages and Towns?

You’re in for a treat if you visit West Lulworth. This little hamlet is dotted with small shops and ice cream stalls meandering down to stunning Lulworth Cove. It’s unanimously agreed that no trip to Dorset is complete without a visit to Corfe Castle. This historic castle ruin stands on a natural hill, guarding the principle route through the Purbeck Hills; the surrounding village is a great place to stop, take refreshments, and mosey around this quintessential English village.

Milton Abbas is quite the historical gem, with an interesting story to boot. It’s famous for its ancient Abbey and Mansion, once close to the village, before the 1st Earl of Dorchester moved the old village of Milton over the hill, because it was ruining his view! The now existing village, designed by Capability Brown, are the focal point for many picture postcards of Dorset. The idyllic thatched cottages sat neatly side by side along the main village street.

Pubs and restaurants?

Obviously it depends on what you fancy, but we’re convinced that the HIX restaurant in Lyme Regis is definitely one to go onto your list. This bustling restaurant offers great food and an uninterrupted view of the harbour. It’s perfect for sipping wine and feasting on seafood delights as the sun goes down.

For a more romantic flair, it’s got to be The Corner Restaurant in Swanage, an intimate little restaurant with a cosy atmosphere and delicious food. Other great eateries, be they for simple pub grub or to nip in for tea and cake, you’ll find all you want amongst Dorset’s plethora of independent cafes and great village pubs.

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Sitting Room & Kitchen The Pigeonhole

Swanage - Dorset

With stunning panoramic views and a luxurious feel inside, the Pigeonhole makes a perfect choice for couples to stay and explore the delights of Dorset.

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen included
£360 - £625 per week *

WY353 View property

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen included
  • Towels provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Private parking
  • 0.5 mile from the coast
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • Sea view
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New Property Kitchen Area Middle Sea

Swanage - Dorset

A delightful, sunny one bedroom apartment with stunning sea views.

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen included
£310 - £685 per week *

WY372 View property

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen included
  • Towels provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Private parking
  • 0.1 mile from the coast
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • Sea view
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Sitting Room View 1 Nestleton

Swanage - Dorset

A spacious and charming ground floor Victorian apartment ideally located just a couple of minutes walk from the town centre and beach

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen included
£375 - £595 per week *

WY357 View property

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen included
  • Towels provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • 0.1 mile from the coast
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • Open fire/woodburner

New Property Sitting Room - View 1 The Annex

Frampton - Dorset

A fantastic rural retreat with a swimming pool, ideal for couples

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 2 Pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen included
  • Towels provided
£295 - £595 per week *

WY380 View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 2 Pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen included
  • Towels provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Private parking
  • Washing machine
  • 8 miles from the coast
  • 2 miles to a pub
  • En suite bathroom
  • On one level

New Property WY378 - Open Plan Living Room - View 1 Crows Nest

Swanage - Dorset

A cosy top floor apartment just a stones throw from the sea

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen included
£299 - £595 per week *

WY378 View property

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen included
  • Towels provided
  • Washing machine
  • 0.1 mile from the coast
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • Sea view
  • Open fire/woodburner

New Property Speedwell

Swanage - Dorset

Speedwell is a delightful 1830’s stone workers cottage, quietly tucked away in the centre of town, and within easy walking distance to the beach. Set over three floors, Speedwell is brimming with character, has a sea...

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen included
£338 - £750 per week *

WY389 View property

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen included
  • Towels provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Washing machine
  • 0.2 mile from the coast
  • 0.2 mile to a pub
  • Open fire/woodburner

New Property Sitting Room Shell Cottage

Wareham - Dorset

A homely two bed cottage with parking in Wareham; a great location for exploring the delights of Dorset.

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Pet allowed
  • Bed linen included
  • Towels provided
£345 - £795 per week *

WY377 View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Pet allowed
  • Bed linen included
  • Towels provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Private parking
  • Washing machine
  • 4 miles from the coast
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • En suite bathroom
  • Travel cot available

View from lounge Haven Roof Terrace

Swanage - Dorset

Haven Roof Terrace is a lovely apartment with a feature window and stunning views from the spacious balcony. Just minutes from the sea it is an ideal place for a holiday at any time of year.

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen included
£515 - £1070 per week *

WY053 View property

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen included
  • Towels provided
  • Private parking
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • 0.1 mile from the coast
  • 0.4 mile to a pub
  • Sea view
  • En suite bathroom

New Property Open Plan Living Room - View 1 The Bolthole

Swanage - Dorset

A stunning 2 bed apartment finished to a high specification and situated close to the beach

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen included
£385 - £925 per week *

WY379 View property

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen included
  • Towels provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Private parking
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • 0.1 mile from the coast
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • Sea view
  • En suite bathroom
  • On one level
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Living Room - View 1 Conkers

Swanage - Dorset

A beautiful ground floor Georgian apartment close to the sea, and with a private rear courtyard that catches the afternoon sun

  • Thursday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen included
£399 - £915 per week *

WY363 View property

  • Thursday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen included
  • Towels provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Washing machine
  • 0.1 mile from the coast
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • Sea view
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • On one level
  • Travel cot available

WY325 Exterior View 2 Flat 3 Durlston Court

Swanage - Dorset

An attractive first floor flat, comfortably furnished and with fantastic sea views from the lounge. A really good base for exploring the many walks along the magnificent Jurassic coast and the delights of the nearby coun...

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • Bed linen included
  • Washing machine
£299 - £780 per week *

WY325 View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Sorry, no pets
  • Bed linen included
  • Private parking
  • Washing machine
  • 0.2 mile from the coast
  • 0.2 mile to a pub
  • Sea view

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