Beautiful Holiday Houses in the Shaftesbury Area, Dorset

for weekend breaks and family holidays in the heart of the West Country.

Dorset Holiday Houses are offering beautiful properties in and around the historic market town of Shaftesbury, welcoming guests of all ages looking for holidays in the West Country.  Our accommodation will suit guests in search of joyful romantic breaks, for those looking for active family holidays or who enjoy traditional town breaks and those who enjoy hiking and the outdoors.  Dorset is one of the most glorious counties in England with incredible countryside, beautiful villages, majestic National Trust properties and the wild Jurassic coastline.

During the winter months we have cottages catering for longer term accommodation for guests moving house or refurbishing.  Some houses are pet-friendly.

The beautiful market town of Shaftesbury has many delightful shops and pubs and is where you can visit Gold Hill, made famous by the “Hovis” advertisement!

For those who enjoy a day trip, Stonehenge is a great historical day out for all the family.  For those who enjoy adventure playgrounds Go Ape at Moors Valley is about ½ hour away with the Jurassic coast a little further South.  For fun with the children Wookey Hole is a firm favourite or for those who love both beauty and culture Bath is about an hour drive away.  Longleat House and Safari Park are a short drive away and Stourhead House and Gardens are not to be missed.  There is adrenalin fun to be had at South West Karting which is in the grounds of Haynes Motor Museum.  There are two wonderful castles in the area to be explored – Sherborne Castle and Corfe Castle.

The countryside in the Shaftesbury area is unrivalled and the tiny roads and rolling fields have remained almost unchanged for hundreds of years.  There are footpaths criss-crossing the miles of unspoiled country and cosy country pubs to retreat to at after an invigorating hike.  A few Dorset Holiday Houses’ favourites are The Spread Eagle at Stourhead, The Bradley Hare at Maiden Bradley, the White Lion in Bourton, The Bath Arms in Horningsham and King John in Tollard Royal.

Dorset Holiday Houses offer weekly accommodation and weekend breaks in Dorset, Wiltshire and Somerset and we have houses which cater to high end luxury accommodation all the way to budget, pet friendly weekend cottages for all the family.