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Make a holiday cottage in Shave Cross your home away from home

Nestled in the heart of The Marshwood Vale in Dorset, Shave Cross is a true rural retreat. Peaceful and serene, this is the English countryside at its finest and the village sits in a designated area of outstanding natural beauty. The name Shave Cross dates back to the Middle Ages, and when visiting, holidaymakers get the sense that the scenery hasn't changed much since then. Surrounded by family farms and close to the bustling market town of Bridport, Shave Cross provides an excellent introduction to English country living.

For those hoping to experience this timeless part of the UK, HomeAway has a delightful choice of holiday cottages in Shave Cross as well as holiday homes in Bridport where couples, families, and groups can enjoy the serenity of rural Dorset. Shave Cross holiday cottages range from one to three bedrooms, accommodating two to six people. Priced from £250 per week, Shave Cross is an attractive and affordable holiday destination. In addition to being furnished to a high standard, Shave Cross holiday cottages offer a mix of amenities, including pet friendliness, washer/dryers and DVD players.

Things to do

-Outdoor activities: Walking and cycling are the top activities for those choosing to stay in self-catering holiday cottages in Shave Cross. Visitors taking a stroll through the area are likely to encounter a range of local wildlife amongst the rural scenery. The coastal town of Charmouth is just five miles away from holiday homes in Shave Cross and is another excellent spot to begin a walk along the famous South West Coast Path. As part of the Jurassic Coast, many people come here to hunt for fossils in addition to enjoying the sea views.

-Food and drink: At the heart of Shave Cross lies the Shave Cross Inn. The historic pub located within the inn is quite famous for serving, rather strangely, traditional Caribbean cuisine! Here, in the heart of rural Dorset, visitors from near and far come to try dishes such as Guyanaise goat curry, Jamaican jerk pork tenderloin, and Caribbean prawn cocktail.

-Golf: There are two golf courses within the vicinity of Shave Cross: Lyme Regis Golf Club and Axe Cliff Golf Course. Lyme Regis in particular is rated as one of the best courses in the South West, and is open to visitors. Serious golfers and South West Coast Path walkers may want to consider staying in one of the many holiday apartments in Lyme Regis.

-Culture: This corner of Dorset is full of local culture and an array of quaint towns and villages to explore. Along with Shave Cross itself, many visitors venture out to nearby Bridport, Charmouth, and Lyme Regis for the scenery, atmosphere, and local shopping opportunities. These towns are only separated by a few miles and make for an easy drive or a lovely day out walking.

Weather in Shave Cross

The weather conditions in Shave Cross are the most ideal between May and October, when high temperatures reach the upper teens and low-20s. However, it’s more than possible stay in Shave Cross holiday cottages over the winter, as conditions remain relatively mild.

Getting to Shave Cross

Shave Cross is a little out of the way, so the only feasible way to get there is by car. It is roughly situated midway between Weymouth and Exmouth, and best reached by taking the A37 or the A303.

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    • 3 BR
    • 2 BA
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    Cottage #6816741
      • 3 BR
      • Separate Toilets
      • Sleeps 7
      Cottage #1863236
        Wonderful! 4.8/5
        (17 reviews)
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        • 2 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 6
        Chalet #8131170
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        Viewed 44 times in the last 48 hours
          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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          • 3 BR
          • 2 BA
          • Separate Toilet
          • Sleeps 5
          Cottage #8040651
          9
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            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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            • 2 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 4
            Cottage #8153593
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            Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
              Good! 3.9/5
              (11 reviews)
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              • 2 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 4
              Cottage #1786308
              11
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                Excellent! 4.6/5
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                • 3 BR
                • 2 BA
                • Sleeps 6
                House #1506921
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                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                  • 3 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Separate Toilet
                  • Sleeps 6
                  Cottage #8169126
                  11
                  Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                    Excellent! 4.6/5
                    (21 reviews)
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                    • 2 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Sleeps 6
                    Multiple rentals Barn #851903
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                    Viewed 58 times in the last 48 hours
                      Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                      • 1 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 2
                      Barn #1907649
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                        Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                        • 2 BR
                        • 2 BA
                        • Sleeps 4
                        House #1115058
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                          Excellent! 4.4/5
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                          • 1 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 5
                          Multiple rentals Barn #851903
                          9
                          Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                            Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                            • 4 BR
                            • 4 BA
                            • Sleeps 8
                            Farmhouse #8095985
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                              Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                              • 2 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 4
                              Cottage #8130957
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                              Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                                • 5 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Separate Toilet
                                • Sleeps 10
                                House #1995041
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                                Viewed 59 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Excellent! 4.3/5
                                  (26 reviews)
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                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Sleeps 4
                                  Cottage #1003483
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                                  Viewed 47 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                    • 4 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Sleeps 8
                                    House #1013197
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                                    Viewed 42 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 5
                                      Cottage #8171553
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                                      Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Separate Toilet
                                        • Sleeps 5
                                        Cottage #824801
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                                        Viewed 62 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                          (20 reviews)
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                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 4
                                          Cottage #1840656
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                                          Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Excellent! 4.7/5
                                            (18 reviews)
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                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 4
                                            Apartment #6541499
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                                            Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                              • 4 BR
                                              • 3 BA
                                              • Sleeps 7
                                              House #6815471
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                                              Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                (11 reviews)
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                                                • 3 BR
                                                • 2 BA
                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                Cottage #1957346
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                                                Viewed 52 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                  Bungalow #8134558
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                                                  Viewed 42 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    • 3 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                    House #1991475
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                                                    Viewed 67 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                      • 3 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 7
                                                      House #6116129
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                                                        Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                        • 1 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                        Multiple rentals Cottage #8122726
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                                                        Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                          Cottage #1843387
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                                                          Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                            (6 reviews)
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                                                            • 6 BR
                                                            • 3 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 12
                                                            Farmhouse #6119453
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                                                            Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Very Good! 4.2/5
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                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                              Cottage #8126724
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                                                              Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                Cottage #1679759
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                                                                Viewed 45 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                  (7 reviews)
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                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                  Cottage #6580264
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                                                                  Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                    Caravan #6066891
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                                                                    Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                                      Cabin #8075632
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                                                                      Viewed 52 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                        (16 reviews)
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                                                                        • 4 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                                        • Sleeps 8
                                                                        Cottage #8155665
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                                                                        Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                          • 4 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                                          Bungalow #6750078
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                                                                          Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                                            Cottage #8118181
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                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                              (8 reviews)
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                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                              Multiple rentals Cottage #8173876
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                                                                              Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                                • 2 BA
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                                                                                House #1168172
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                                                                                Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
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                                                                                  Barn #6818810
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                                                                                  Viewed 42 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Excellent! 4.4/5
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                                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                                    Multiple rentals Cottage #6471682
                                                                                    5
                                                                                    Viewed 53 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                                                      House #1473789
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                                                                                      Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                        (18 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 5
                                                                                        Multiple rentals Barn #8125768
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                                                                                        Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
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                                                                                          Multiple rentals Cottage #8131047
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                                                                                          Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                            (7 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                                                            Cottage #8168074
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                                                                                            Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                              (15 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 5 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 9
                                                                                              House #1731501
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                                                                                              Viewed 53 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                                (10 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 7
                                                                                                Multiple rentals Barn #8125768
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                                                                                                Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  Apartment #6559781
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                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
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                                                                                                    Cottage #8108913
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                                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                      Apartment #1983568
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Fab-u-lous

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This secluded property is the perfect retreat. The owners Lorna and Andrew are welcoming and helpful but have the balance just right in leaving you to enjoy your stay in privacy. Plenty of parking right next to the property with walks directly from the door over open fields. On arrival the basket of complimentary locally made items was a lovely touch. The pool was warm which kept the children occupied for hours! A 10 minute walk takes you to the local village pub where the service is friendly and real ales/food delicious. Can't recommend highly enough....and we are fussy devils!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 13-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Came for a weekend away with my girlfriends for a 40th birthday

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Lovely hosts and accommodation, plenty to do in the area and a nice local pub, will definitely come again
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 11-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Nov 2016

                                                                                                      Spacious, quiet cottage in beautiful countrysid

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a wonderful 3 night stay at Andrew's cottage. The location was perfect for a peaceful getaway, so quiet with amazing views. The cottage itself was clean, comfortable and spacious with plenty of room for two families of four and really well equipped. It was a great location to do day trips to Charmouth (fossil hunting) and Knightshayes. We certainly plan to stay again some day.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 09-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016