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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
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 6
    Cottage #6816741
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      • 3 BR
      • Separate Toilets
      • Sleeps 7
      Cottage #1863236
        Exceptional! 5/5
        (6 reviews)
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        • 6 BR
        • 3 BA
        • Sleeps 12
        Farmhouse #6119453
        6
        Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
          • 6 BR
          • 4 BA
          • Sleeps 12
          House #8180023
          Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
            • 3 BR
            • 3 BA
            • Separate Toilet
            • Sleeps 6
            Cottage #6732238
            1
            Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
              Wonderful! 4.8/5
              (10 reviews)
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              • 3 BR
              • 2 BA
              • Separate Toilet
              • Sleeps 5
              Cottage #8040651
              10
              Viewed 49 times in the last 48 hours
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                • 3 BR
                • 2 BA
                • Sleeps 6
                Cottage #6801449
                Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                  Exceptional! 5/5
                  (11 reviews)
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                  • 6 BR
                  • 3 BA
                  • Separate Toilets
                  • Sleeps 16
                  Farmhouse #1028945
                  11
                  Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                    Very Good! 4.2/5
                    (10 reviews)
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                    • 2 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 4
                    Cottage #8126724
                    10
                    Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                      Excellent! 4.4/5
                      (5 reviews)
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                      • 2 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 4
                      Cottage #6499584
                      5
                      Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                        (10 reviews)
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                        • 2 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 5
                        Multiple rentals Mobile Home #8102764
                        10
                        Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                          • 3 BR
                          • 3 BA
                          • Sleeps 7
                          Multiple rentals Cottage #8125126
                          6
                          Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                            (9 reviews)
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                            • 2 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 5
                            Cottage #8171553
                            9
                            Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                              Excellent! 4.3/5
                              (3 reviews)
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                              • Studio
                              • 3 BA
                              • Sleeps 13
                              Farmhouse #6516934
                              3
                                • 1 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 2
                                Bungalow #6829242
                                2
                                Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                  (5 reviews)
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                                  • 7 BR
                                  • 7 BA
                                  • Sleeps 14
                                  Chateau / Country House #6787374
                                  5
                                  Viewed 51 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                    (21 reviews)
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                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 6
                                    Chalet #8131170
                                    21
                                    Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                      (14 reviews)
                                      avg/night
                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 4
                                      Cottage #8130957
                                      14
                                      Viewed 57 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                        (15 reviews)
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                                        • 4 BR
                                        • 2 BA
                                        • Sleeps 7
                                        Cottage #51592
                                        15
                                        Viewed 51 times in the last 48 hours
                                          • 4 BR
                                          • 3 BA
                                          • Sleeps 8
                                          House #8122591
                                          Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                            (4 reviews)
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                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 2 BA
                                            • Sleeps 4
                                            Barn #1996368
                                            4
                                            Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
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                                              • 3 BR
                                              • 3 BA
                                              • Sleeps 7
                                              Farmhouse #8160876
                                              1
                                              Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                (6 reviews)
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                                                • 1 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                Caravan #1943547
                                                6
                                                Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                  (6 reviews)
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                                                  • 6 BR
                                                  • 3 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 14
                                                  Barn #8055071
                                                  6
                                                  Viewed 73 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Very Good! 4.1/5
                                                    (13 reviews)
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                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                    Cottage #1786308
                                                    13
                                                    Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                      (3 reviews)
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                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                      • Sleeps 5
                                                      Cottage #824801
                                                      3
                                                      Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                        (5 reviews)
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                                                        • 3 BR
                                                        • 3 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                        Cottage #8079701
                                                        5
                                                        Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                          (5 reviews)
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                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                          Cottage #8072577
                                                          5
                                                          Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                            (13 reviews)
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                                                            • Studio
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                            Barn #1004504
                                                            13
                                                            Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                              (11 reviews)
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                                                              • 1 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 2
                                                              Cabin #8075632
                                                              11
                                                              Viewed 42 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                Cottage #8173225
                                                                2
                                                                Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 3
                                                                  Cabin #6859698
                                                                  1
                                                                    avg/night
                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                                    Barn #6839169
                                                                    2
                                                                    Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                      (8 reviews)
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                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                      Multiple rentals Mobile Home #8102764
                                                                      8
                                                                      Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                                        • Sleeps 5
                                                                        Cottage #8143481
                                                                        2
                                                                        Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                          Chalet #8149557
                                                                          1
                                                                          Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 5
                                                                            Cottage #8140293
                                                                            13
                                                                              • 5 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                                              House #6859990
                                                                              2
                                                                              Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                Multiple rentals Cottage #8125126
                                                                                4
                                                                                Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                  (22 reviews)
                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                  Cottage #1840656
                                                                                  22
                                                                                  Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                    • 3 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                    Cottage #1690630
                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 5
                                                                                      Cottage #6521058
                                                                                      1
                                                                                        avg/night
                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                                        Cottage #1966018
                                                                                        1
                                                                                        Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                          (11 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                                                          Cottage #94412
                                                                                          11
                                                                                          Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                            (4 reviews)
                                                                                            avg/night
                                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                                                            Cottage #720516
                                                                                            4
                                                                                            Viewed 46 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                                              • Sleeps 5
                                                                                              Multiple rentals Cottage #8125126
                                                                                              2
                                                                                              Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                Barn #1782353
                                                                                                3
                                                                                                Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  House #1690640
                                                                                                  1
                                                                                                  Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                    Chalet #8151926
                                                                                                    2
                                                                                                    Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                      House #1168172
                                                                                                      3
                                                                                                      Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Idyllic, cosy and beautiful

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      My husband and I stayed for 2 nights as we went on a Cob building course in the area. The accommodation was beautiful, cosy and spotlessly clean. All little extras (that I always pack!!) hand wash, kitchen roll, cling film, were all available in the property, which is a first for any self catering property I've stayed in. Absolutely superb. Stunning views and great location. We wished we had been staying longer!!!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                      Great location in the middle on nowhere!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      If you want to get away from it in an idilic location then Sunvale is perfect. Great accommodation and everything you could needs. Close enough to visit all the local beaches and attractions (Broadchurch locations) Had a great week - thank you.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017