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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
    • 3 BA
    • Sleeps 7
    Cottage #1863236
      • 3 BR
      • 2 BA
      • Sleeps 6
      Cottage #6816741
        Good! 3.9/5
        (15 reviews)
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        • 1 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 4
        Multiple rentals Apartment #1881869
        15
        Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
          Excellent! 4.7/5
          (53 reviews)
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          • 5 BR
          • 3 BA
          • Separate Toilet
          • Sleeps 10
          Multiple rentals Cottage #98957
          53
          Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
            Wonderful! 4.8/5
            (16 reviews)
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            • 2 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 4
            Cottage #8144289
            16
            Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
              Exceptional! 5.0/5
              (17 reviews)
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              • 1 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 2
              Apartment #6781700
              17
              Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                Excellent! 4.6/5
                (14 reviews)
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                • 2 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Separate Toilet
                • Sleeps 4
                Cottage #8049564
                14
                Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
                  (26 reviews)
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                  • 2 BR
                  • 2 BA
                  • Sleeps 4
                  House #1115058
                  26
                  Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                    (16 reviews)
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                    • 2 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 6
                    Chalet #8131170
                    16
                    Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                      Excellent! 4.7/5
                      (13 reviews)
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                      • 3 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Separate Toilet
                      • Sleeps 6
                      Cabin #8159114
                      13
                      Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                        • 2 BR
                        • 2 BA
                        • Sleeps 6
                        Multiple rentals Barn #851903
                        21
                          Exceptional! 5.0/5
                          (9 reviews)
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                          • 2 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 6
                          Cottage #6502202
                          9
                          Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                            (20 reviews)
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                            • 2 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 4
                            Cottage #1840656
                            20
                            Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                              (10 reviews)
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                              • 2 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Sleeps 5
                              Cottage #8142156
                              10
                              Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                Excellent! 4.6/5
                                (13 reviews)
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                                • 4 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Sleeps 6
                                Apartment #1808785
                                13
                                Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                  (48 reviews)
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                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 4
                                  Cottage #803385
                                  48
                                  Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                    (21 reviews)
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                                    • 1 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 3
                                    Bungalow #8172205
                                    21
                                    Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                      • 1 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 5
                                      Multiple rentals Barn #851903
                                      9
                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 4
                                        Cottage #8171251
                                        16
                                          Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                          (7 reviews)
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                                          • 1 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 2
                                          Barn #1907649
                                          7
                                          Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                            (12 reviews)
                                            • 1 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 2
                                            Apartment #1988857
                                            12
                                            Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                              (30 reviews)
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                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Sleeps 4
                                              House #8172344
                                              30
                                              Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                (19 reviews)
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                                                • 1 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                Cottage #8159257
                                                19
                                                Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Very Good! 4.2/5
                                                  (19 reviews)
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                                                  • 3 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                  Cottage #58185
                                                  19
                                                  Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                    (8 reviews)
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                                                    • 3 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                    House #1506921
                                                    8
                                                    Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                      (10 reviews)
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                                                      • 4 BR
                                                      • 4 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                      Farmhouse #8095985
                                                      10
                                                      Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                        (31 reviews)
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                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 5
                                                        Barn #8170455
                                                        31
                                                        Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                          (20 reviews)
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                                                          • 4 BR
                                                          • 2 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                          House #8158262
                                                          20
                                                          Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                            (13 reviews)
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                                                            • 4 BR
                                                            • 4 BA
                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                            • Sleeps 10
                                                            House #1854144
                                                            13
                                                            Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                              (13 reviews)
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                                                              • 5 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 10
                                                              House #1523737
                                                              13
                                                              Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                                Cottage #1132119
                                                                3
                                                                Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                                  (26 reviews)
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                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                  Cottage #1003483
                                                                  26
                                                                  Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                    (18 reviews)
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                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                    House #1013197
                                                                    18
                                                                    Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                      (20 reviews)
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                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                      Apartment #8097971
                                                                      20
                                                                      Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                        (5 reviews)
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                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                        Apartment #8132053
                                                                        5
                                                                        Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                          (12 reviews)
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                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 2
                                                                          Bungalow #8173070
                                                                          12
                                                                          Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Very Good! 4.2/5
                                                                            (9 reviews)
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                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                            Cottage #8126724
                                                                            9
                                                                            Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                              (6 reviews)
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                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 2
                                                                              Cottage #8149101
                                                                              6
                                                                              Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                                                Cottage #1781365
                                                                                3
                                                                                Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 3
                                                                                  Cottage #1945866
                                                                                  2 Reviews
                                                                                  Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                    (17 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                    Apartment #6541499
                                                                                    17
                                                                                    Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 7
                                                                                      House #6116129
                                                                                      5
                                                                                        Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                        (5 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                                        Multiple rentals Cottage #8122726
                                                                                        5
                                                                                        Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                                                          • Sleeps 5
                                                                                          Cottage #824801
                                                                                          1 Review
                                                                                          Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                            (9 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                                            Cottage #8151986
                                                                                            9
                                                                                            Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                              (15 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 2
                                                                                              Barn #8058695
                                                                                              15
                                                                                              Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                Multiple rentals Barn #8125768
                                                                                                18
                                                                                                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                                  (7 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                  Cottage #6580264
                                                                                                  7
                                                                                                  Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                    Cottage #1843387
                                                                                                    2 Reviews
                                                                                                    Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                      Cottage #6496332
                                                                                                      1 Review
                                                                                                      Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Lovely property cosy and comfortable.

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Myself and 2 dogs had a lovely short break in this spotless, well maintained property close to coast and countryside. The secure garden is particularly good for dogs as are the many walking opportunities nearby. The stairs are steep but perfectly manageable for the fit and able. Would not recommend for anyone with stability issues. Everyone else will love it. P.S. The T.V. is very small to fit the overall proportions of the property but not really any good for watching rugby. Had to go to the pub. Not sure this could be resolved without spoiling proportions? Louise was very helpful yet unobtrusive. Greg.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 02-Dec-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Nov 2016

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                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      It was our second stay at the apartment . It is in an ideal location for town , seafront and of course the pub. We come down at least once a year and find the apartment comfortable and well equipped . Congratulations Anne and Steven , and thank you for making it such an easy experience
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 30-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Nov 2016

                                                                                                      Comfortable cosy and convenient

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Accepting a dog was ideal for us. The location was perfect. Apartment was very clean, so cosy lovely and warm. Deborah and John were only to happy to assist us with info. We will definitely be back. John and Kathy Vosper
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 27-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Nov 2016