Dorset Retreats for October Half Term

Dorset Retreats for October Half Term

Watch summer fade into autumn from the comfort of a self-catering cottage in Dorset. We  have a wide range of cottages peppered across Dorset of all different shapes and sizes available for an unforgettable autumn. Spend your days exploring Dorset from country to coast, treading golden leaves and breathing crisp air, and then when you're ready return to your home-from-home together. Read more

Country walks under rust-coloured canopies following forest trails of red, yellow and orange. Reviving strolls along the coast and empty beaches, waves on the shore sending a shower of salty kisses across your cheeks. Gentle afternoons spent in quiet towns, freed from merry crowds and content in the last of summer's glow. Dorset in October half term is a perfect retreat away from the ebb and flow of everyday life. Find a cottage amongst our portfolio and take your little ones by the hand. A holiday is just around the corner and memories ready to be made. 

44 self-catering cottages for October half term in Dorset

The Old Dairy is a 2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near Wimborne Minster, Dorset.
  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £837

The Old Dairy

5551

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near Wimborne Minster, Dorset.


Situated within the southern neolithic ring of Knowlton Church and Earthworks and perfectly positioned under a Dark Sky Reserve, is The Old Dairy; a stylish and modern conversion t...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £837

Pippins is a 3 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Beaminster, Somerset.
  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £517

Pippins

5360

3 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Beaminster, Somerset.


Pippins is a picture postcard country cottage nestled in the charming Somerset village of North Perrott - not far from the Dorset border. This cosy home can cater for all of the fa...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £517

Seymour Barn is a 2 bedroom, dog friendly self catering cottage in Bridport, Dorset.
  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £902

Seymour Barn

5314

2 bedroom, dog friendly self catering cottage in Bridport, Dorset.


With the bustling market town of Bridport within striking distance, this beautiful barn conversion is the perfect home-away-from-home. A delightful spot to explore all the beauty a...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £902

Periwinkle Cottage is a 1 bedroom, dog friendly self catering cottage in Bridport, Dorset.
  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £390

Periwinkle Cottage

5258

1 bedroom, dog friendly self catering cottage in Bridport, Dorset.


Tucked away off one of Bridport's vibrant streets is Periwinkle Cottage, a beautiful home ready to welcome you for a fantastic stay. This gorgeous terraced retreat is the perfect p...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £390

Ginny's Barn is a 2 bedroom, self catering cottage near Bridport, Dorset.
  • Sleeps 3
  • No pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £580

Ginny's Barn

5276

2 bedroom, self catering cottage near Bridport, Dorset.


Find your 'Far from the Madding Crowd' moment in the beautiful west Dorset countryside with a stay at Ginny's Barn. This quaint cottage is set in the grounds of the owners' home an...

  • Sleeps 3
  • No pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £580

Quince Cottage is a 3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage close to the beach near Bridport, Dorset.
  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £628

Quince Cottage

5190

3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage close to the beach near Bridport, Dorset.


With the World Heritage Jurassic Coast within one mile's walk, Quince Cottage is a welcoming home in the pretty West Dorset village of Chideock. This charming home is the perfect l...

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £628

Woodville Cottage is a 3 bedroom, dog friendly home near the beach in Lyme Regis.
  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Wed

7 nights from £755

Woodville Cottage

5151

3 bedroom, dog friendly home near the beach in Lyme Regis.


Woodville Cottage is a pretty and charming property, an annexe to a Grade II Listed Georgian building. Hidden away from the hustle and bustle of the elegant seaside town of Lyme Re...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Wed

7 nights from £755

St Peter's Cottage is a 3 bedroom thatched, dog friendly cottage near Dorchester, Dorset.
  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £569 *

St Peter's Cottage

5135

3 bedroom thatched, dog friendly cottage near Dorchester, Dorset.


Dating back to the early 17th Century, this picture perfect, Grade II Listed thatched cottage sits in the heart of a rural Dorset village. Recently renovated by the owners, St Pete...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £569 *

Readymade beds and fluffy towels; this simple but appreciated welcome is standard with us.

Park Farm Byre is a 3 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Dorchester, Dorset.
  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £770

Park Farm Byre

4956

3 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Dorchester, Dorset.


Tucked away in a rural location, you will find Park Farm Byre, a stylish retreat complete with hot tub and perfectly situated on a number of country and woodland walks. All on one ...

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £770

Bay Tree Cottage is a 3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near Bridport, Dorset.
  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £675

Bay Tree Cottage

4835

3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near Bridport, Dorset.


Situated in a sleepy west Dorset village, just a short drive from the spectacular Jurassic Coast, you will find this pretty terraced cottage. Bay Tree Cottage offers all the deligh...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £675

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