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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.

    • 3 BR
    • Separate Toilets
    • Sleeps 7
    Cottage #1863236
      • 3 BR
      • 2 BA
      • Sleeps 6
      Cottage #6816741
        Exceptional! 5/5
        (28 reviews)
        avg/night
        • 2 BR
        • 2 BA
        • Sleeps 4
        House #1115058
        28
        Viewed 62 times in the last 48 hours
          Wonderful! 4.9/5
          (14 reviews)
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          • 3 BR
          • 2 BA
          • Separate Toilet
          • Sleeps 5
          Cottage #8040651
          14
          Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
            Wonderful! 4.9/5
            (18 reviews)
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            • 3 BR
            • 2 BA
            • Sleeps 6
            Cottage #1957346
            18
            Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
              Wonderful! 4.8/5
              (11 reviews)
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              • 1 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 2
              Barn #1907649
              11
              Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                (12 reviews)
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                • 4 BR
                • 3 BA
                • Sleeps 7
                House #6815471
                12
                Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                  Excellent! 4.6/5
                  (19 reviews)
                  avg/night
                  • 2 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 4
                  Cottage #8130957
                  19
                  Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                    (11 reviews)
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                    • 3 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Separate Toilet
                    • Sleeps 6
                    Cottage #8169126
                    11
                    Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                      Excellent! 4.6/5
                      (13 reviews)
                      avg/night
                      • 3 BR
                      • 2 BA
                      • Sleeps 6
                      House #1506921
                      13
                      Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                        (23 reviews)
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                        • 2 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 6
                        Chalet #8131170
                        23
                        Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                          Exceptional! 5/5
                          (10 reviews)
                          avg/night
                          • 1 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 2
                          Cottage #8168074
                          10
                          Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                            (25 reviews)
                            avg/night
                            • 2 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 4
                            Cottage #1840656
                            25
                            Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                              (17 reviews)
                              avg/night
                              • 4 BR
                              • 4 BA
                              • Sleeps 8
                              Farmhouse #8095985
                              17
                              Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                                • 1 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 2
                                Apartment #1983568
                                3
                                Viewed 58 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                  (12 reviews)
                                  avg/night
                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Sleeps 6
                                  Barn #6818810
                                  12
                                  Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                    (12 reviews)
                                    avg/night
                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 4
                                    Barn #6873256
                                    12
                                    Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
                                      (35 reviews)
                                      avg/night
                                      • 1 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 2
                                      Apartment #1854329
                                      35
                                      Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                        (5 reviews)
                                        avg/night
                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 2 BA
                                        • Sleeps 5
                                        Cottage #8108913
                                        5
                                        Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Excellent! 4.6/5
                                          (16 reviews)
                                          avg/night
                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 4
                                          Bungalow #8134558
                                          16
                                          Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                            (5 reviews)
                                            avg/night
                                            • 3 BR
                                            • 2 BA
                                            • Sleeps 6
                                            Cottage #8147685
                                            5
                                            Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                              (19 reviews)
                                              avg/night
                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 4
                                              Cottage #8153593
                                              19
                                              Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                Cottage #1843387
                                                3
                                                Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                  (15 reviews)
                                                  avg/night
                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                  Bungalow #6517533
                                                  15
                                                  Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    • 5 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                    House #6859990
                                                    3
                                                    Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                      (24 reviews)
                                                      avg/night
                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                      Apartment #6541499
                                                      24
                                                      Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                        (5 reviews)
                                                        avg/night
                                                        • 4 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 8
                                                        Bungalow #6750078
                                                        5
                                                        Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                          Cottage #1677666
                                                          4
                                                          Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                            (5 reviews)
                                                            avg/night
                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                            • Sleeps 5
                                                            Cottage #824801
                                                            5
                                                            Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                              (5 reviews)
                                                              avg/night
                                                              • 3 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                              House #6116129
                                                              5
                                                              Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Very Good! 4.1/5
                                                                (14 reviews)
                                                                avg/night
                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                Cottage #1786308
                                                                14
                                                                Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                  (6 reviews)
                                                                  avg/night
                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                                  House #6830271
                                                                  6
                                                                  Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                    (5 reviews)
                                                                    avg/night
                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Cottage #8128373
                                                                    5
                                                                    Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                      (9 reviews)
                                                                      avg/night
                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 5
                                                                      Multiple rentals Barn #851903
                                                                      9
                                                                      Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                                        (31 reviews)
                                                                        avg/night
                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                        Cottage #1003483
                                                                        31
                                                                        Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          • 6 BR
                                                                          • 4 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 12
                                                                          House #8180023
                                                                          2
                                                                          Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                            (18 reviews)
                                                                            avg/night
                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                            Barn #856429
                                                                            18
                                                                            Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                              • 3 BA
                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                              Cottage #6732238
                                                                              3
                                                                              Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                (10 reviews)
                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                                                Cottage #8171553
                                                                                10
                                                                                Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                                  • 3 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 7
                                                                                  Barn #1870401
                                                                                  2
                                                                                  Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                    (7 reviews)
                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                                                    Multiple rentals Cottage #6718623
                                                                                    7
                                                                                    Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                      (7 reviews)
                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                      Bungalow #6720221
                                                                                      7
                                                                                      Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                        (26 reviews)
                                                                                        avg/night
                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                                        Multiple rentals Barn #851903
                                                                                        26
                                                                                        Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                                          (13 reviews)
                                                                                          avg/night
                                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 2
                                                                                          Cabin #8075632
                                                                                          13
                                                                                          Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                            (17 reviews)
                                                                                            avg/night
                                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                                                            Cottage #8118181
                                                                                            17
                                                                                            Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                              (16 reviews)
                                                                                              avg/night
                                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                                              Cottage #8156182
                                                                                              16
                                                                                              Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                (20 reviews)
                                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                Cottage #8155665
                                                                                                20
                                                                                                Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                                  (13 reviews)
                                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                  Barn #8050194
                                                                                                  13
                                                                                                  Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                    Multiple rentals Cottage #6471682
                                                                                                    5
                                                                                                    Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                      (9 reviews)
                                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                      Multiple rentals Cottage #8122726
                                                                                                      9
                                                                                                      Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Lovely home in charming English countryside

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      My family and I have just returned from a lovely 5 day break at the barn. The hosts Peter & Liz are lovely ...and so too are the dogs, especially Vas who is the friendliest dog ever! The barn is lovely and clean, bright yet cosy. We enjoyed sitting in the garden with our drinks having a good old chat around the picnic table in the sunshine. George & Harry loved the swimming pool and George even learned to float on his back! My parents enjoyed exploring the churches and country pubs! We wished we had booked longer than 5 days, the time went so fast. We have already made plans to return next year and I have been recommending the barn to family & friends.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

                                                                                                      Lovely cottage, beautiful location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a great time staying at this charming cottage with our two dogs. The cottage is well-equipped with all amenities required for a wonderful relaxing break and the secure garden at the rear is very tranquil. Would definitely return in the future.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017