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B&Bs and Guesthouses in Dorset
If you’re searching for a welcoming home-from-home environment while on your break in Dorset, there are an exceptional selection of high quality B&Bs and Guest Houses that will more than meet your needs.
Dorset’s guest accommodation can be found in a number of wondrous locations; whether it’s a rural retreat, a town centre hideaway or a coastal escape, there are fantastic options for every budget.
Escape to the country
Choose to stay in our lush countryside and enjoy a peaceful setting amidst gorgeous natural scenery. With amazing walks and outstanding nature on your doorstep, you’ll be able to relax and unwind, whilst benefitting from the hospitality and local knowledge of your hosts.
Tucked away in a small village roughly halfway between Bridport and Lyme Regis, we love the panoramic views of the Marshwood vale and locally sourced breakfast at Wisteria Cottage.
Enjoy a comfy stay in the aptly-named hamlet of Plush, where you’ll find a delightful thatched inn called the Brace of Pheasants. With tastefully furnished rooms and delicious locally sourced meals (plus cask ales and cider), it’s a quintessential Dorset countryside stay.
For spectacular views of iconic Corfe Castle and incredible coastal walks within easy reach, Kingston Country Courtyard offers en-suite B&B rooms in a converted farmhouse setting, complete with a large garden, plus bar and function room that even has a civil ceremony license.
Town centre treats
For an unrivalled selection of eateries, amenities, attractions and public transport connections, book a bed and breakfast in one of Dorset’s friendly towns.
Each of our towns offer something unique for visitors: interesting historical ties, thriving weekly farmers markets offering local produce, artisanal shops and galleries, together with many delightful cafés and restaurant to enjoy.
Our picks for town centre stays include the picturesque thatched guesthouse Kersbrook, with picturesque gardens and a superb view over Lyme Bay; the highly-rated Spurwing guesthouse in the pretty riverside town of Wareham; elegant Portman Lodge in the Georgian market town of Blandford Forum, and Westwood House located in the county town of Dorchester.
Staying in a B&B by the sea is a holiday tradition for many visitors to Dorset and our sandy beach resorts including Weymouth, Swanage, and Lyme Regis are as popular now as they’ve been for generations.
Swanage is a fantastic base for a bucket-and-spade holiday, close to iconic attractions such as Old Harry Rocks and Corfe Castle. There’s an splendid choice of B&B accommodation that have many positive guest reviews.
Weymouth’s blue flag winning sandy beach and picturesque harbour is a firm favourite with holidaymakers. Located within easy reach of Dorset's top attractions and landmarks, there are also a host of activities on offer nearby, including water sports, rock climbing, fishing and scuba diving. Again, there are no shortage of superb B&B accommodation, including the Harbour Lights and Eastney guest houses.
A number of Dorset B&B’s have created chic rooms with the kind of luxurious touches that you would expect to find in a boutique hotel, including an exceptional locally sourced breakfast and outstanding hospitality. Weymouth’s Gloucester House combines a stylish interior with captivating seafront views across the bay. Weymouth is also home to the current Dorset Tourism Awards Gold winning B&B St John's Guest House. Their wonderful rooms create a magnificent space to rest your head after exploring all Dorset has to offer.
Book your perfect Dorset B&B now
Bed and Breakfasts in Dorset offer accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets. Browse our list of Dorset guest accommodation below or use the search facility on this page to search for visitor accommodation by type, area or facilities on offer.
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Nestled in the Plush Valley just off the Wessex Ridgeway, The Brace is the quintessential Old English thatched country pub. The perfect location to enjoy a break away from it all. The village is...
Bradle Farm lies in a valley 3 miles west of Corfe Castle surrounded by the Purbeck Hills in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Whilst the original farmhouse and farm are mentioned in the Doomsday...
Gloucester House is a beautiful, Boutique, AA 4 * Gold, Townhouse, dating back to 1790 and forms part of Weymouth’s Georgian terraced seafront. Commanding a prime position with unbroken views...
Kingston Country Courtyard is a 16th century B&B accommodation. We have 25 rooms located around two courtyards with car parking facilities onsite. We have a wide variety of rooms available these...
Millbrook is a family run B&B that has been providing accommodation to holiday makers and visitors to the area for over one hundred years. We offer modern rooms, with free wi-fi and our own...
We are Steph and Richard, owners of Spurwing Guest House. We pride ourselves on our bed and breakfast Dorset being a friendly, popular and comfortable chalet-style bungalow, with ground floor...
The Grosvenor Arms is a gorgeous coaching-inn with 16 high-end boutique bedrooms in the heart of Shaftesbury. With a show-stopping Georgian frontage, contemporary rustic design, and fabulous seasonal...
Tranquil location; well-equipped comfortable en-suite rooms offering stunning countryside views over a Designated Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Our guest bedrooms and breakfast room have...
The Kersbrook is a beautiful thatched, eighteenth century Grade II listed building (1780) set in its own picturesque mature gardens just off the town centre with views across Lyme Regis. Family run,...