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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
  • Separate Toilets
  • Sleeps 7
Cottage #1863236
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #6816741
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(17 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Chalet #8131170
17
Viewed 80 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5.0/5
(26 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
House #1115058
26
Viewed 117 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 51 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5.0/5
(11 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #1957346
11
Viewed 51 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(10 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 5
Cottage #8040651
10
Viewed 118 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(9 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
House #1506921
9
Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(12 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #8130957
12
Viewed 54 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(17 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #8153593
17
Viewed 41 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5.0/5
(7 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Barn #1907649
7
Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(13 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Farmhouse #8095985
13
Viewed 50 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #8147685
4
Viewed 51 times in the last 48 hours
Good! 3.9/5
(11 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #1786308
11
Viewed 46 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 5
Cottage #824801
1
Viewed 56 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5.0/5
(8 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 7
House #6815471
8
Viewed 73 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.5/5
(22 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Multiple rentals Barn #851903
22
Viewed 63 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.3/5
(27 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #1003483
27
Viewed 47 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 42 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5.0/5
(7 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Barn #6818810
7
Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(9 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Cottage #8171553
9
Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(18 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #6541499
18
Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.5/5
(13 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Bungalow #8134558
13
Viewed 76 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 31 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(17 reviews)
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 8
Cottage #8155665
17
Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Bungalow #6750078
4
Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(9 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Cabin #8075632
9
Viewed 78 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.5/5
(19 reviews)
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 8
House #1013197
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Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
  • 5 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 10
House #1995041
2
Viewed 88 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5.0/5
(6 reviews)
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  • 6 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 12
Farmhouse #6119453
6
Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #1843387
2
Viewed 52 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5.0/5
(7 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Cottage #6580264
7
Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(27 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Apartment #1854329
27
Viewed 40 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 14 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
House #1991475
4
Viewed 62 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Cottage #8108913
1
Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5.0/5
(8 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Multiple rentals Cottage #8122726
8
Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Caravan #6066891
3
Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #6732238
Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
Very Good! 4.2/5
(9 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #8126724
9
Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 8
House #1168172
1
Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 8
House #6713188
1
Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5.0/5
(6 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Multiple rentals Cottage #8131047
6
Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5.0/5
(7 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Cottage #8168074
7
Viewed 59 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 7
Barn #1870401
1
Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Apartment #6562451
4
Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(17 reviews)
avg/night
  • 5 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 9
House #1731501
17
Viewed 103 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Multiple rentals Cottage #6471682
5
Viewed 44 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 6
Multiple rentals Cottage #8173876
8
Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5.0/5
(10 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 7
Multiple rentals Barn #8125768
10
Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
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Recent Reviews

Warm and Welcoming

5 of 5
We had a fantastic stay in the farmhouse. It was a family get together for a 90th birthday and we were all a bit concerned as to how things would turn out- often disabled access properties may be functional but not so homely. This one, however, was both! The house was perfect in all respects particularly for my 90 year old Dad who has Parkinsons, is confined to a wheelchair and is generally very frail. He loved every minute of our stay! Aside from the practical aspects of the house, it was a great location with lovely views and a sunny terrace (which we were able to use even in Feb!). The log burner at night made it very cosy and warm and the huge eat in kitchen provided the perfect room for all our feasting. We also really enjoyed exploring the farm estate and walking along the river which borders the property. Lots of things to do nearby too - we explored Bridport (a nearby market town), the coast and found some cosy country pubs (with disabled access). Jason was a fantastic ' host' who was very responsive and kind in meeting our various requests. I would very much recommend this property to anyone wanting a tranquil and peaceful holiday in Dorset. Moreover it is a particular treasure for any wheelchair users. Thank you so much for a wonderful stayJason!
  • Review Submitted: 20-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

Great little hideaway

4 of 5
Even though on a very busy street we were very pleasantly surprised when we went through to the Garden Studio, a quiet haven in a very large garden, totally different from the front! Everything you needed was there!
  • Review Submitted: 20-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

Fabulous house in a fabulous location

5 of 5
A charmingly beautiful house with all the trimmings. A perfect blend of classic 18th century thatched farm house with all the modern technology you could need. Super fast broadband meaning we could happily stream multiple fire sticks which meant the kids were extremely happy! The oil fired aga was a dream and cooked the perfect breakfasts and dinners. An amazing garden and not so little island for the dog to fully enjoy as if in the fields. Large and comfy rooms but sticking to the classic theme and the beds were just as comfy too. Lots of rickety and uneven floors which simple are authentic for the age of this farm house. A truly fabulous house which feels like it's in the middle of nowhere but in fact is so close to everything it's very handy. Great little farm shop 50meters up the road.
  • Review Submitted: 18-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017