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. 

31 self-catering cottages for October half term in Dorset

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £415

Swallows' Rest

4644

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near Beaminster, Dorset.


The sleepy west Dorset countryside awaits you at this cute bolthole for two (plus your four-legged friends). Tucked away at the end of the owners' garden, this converted barn is hi...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £415

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £436

The Linhay

2661

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach near Bridport, Dorset.


The Linhay is a tucked away single-storey retreat – and an ideal base for exploring the wonderful coastline. The cottage nestles alongside the barns, with a fully enclosed gravel c...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £436

Need more time? Reserve any cottage for up to 24 hours before booking.

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

7 nights from £440

Owl's Nest Cottage

2942

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near Sherborne, Dorset.


This cosy, compact, delightful bolthole for two is set in a wonderfully tranquil hamlet in north Dorset with village shops and a choice of two pubs within two miles. Built in lo...

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

7 nights from £440

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £513

Pound Farm Cottage

4076

1 bedroom thatched cottage near Sherborne, Dorset.


Pound Farm Cottage is a hidden gem; this listed thatched cottage has been thoughtfully renovated to create a spacious, stylish holiday home, retaining many of the original features...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £513

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

7 nights from £590

Toby's Hut

4723

1 bedroom, dog friendly shepherds hut near Lyme Regis, Dorset.


Located in the west Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and just a 15 minute drive from fabulous Lyme Regis, Toby's Hut is a bespoke Shepherd's Hut, sitting in a perfect spot...

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

7 nights from £590

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £745

La Cabine Francaise

4726

1 bedroom, dog friendly Shepherds Hut near Dorchester, Dorset.


Welcome to La Cabine Francaise, a glorious expanse of glamping bliss with a French twist. Set in the stunning Dorset countryside, this exclusive spot for two provides the perfect r...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £745

  • Sleeps 3 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £464

Wayside Cottage

4484

2 bedroom thatched, dog friendly cottage near Beaminster, Dorset.


A gorgeous, chocolate-box cottage that is the ideal escape, nestled in the heart of one of Dorset's picturesque villages. Just a stone's throw from the lovely local pub, Wayside Co...

  • Sleeps 3 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £464

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £446

The Old School Gables

2490

2 bedroom cottage near the market town of Bridport, Dorset.


The pretty Dorset village of Drimpton is set in lovely countryside a short drive inland from the stunning Jurassic Coast. This original school house has been converted into extreme...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £446

Our property managers are local experts who handpick perfect places to stay.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £485

Beehive Cottage

4073

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


Beehive Cottage is a charming and cosy cottage on a quiet lane opposite St Mary's church in the village of Puddletown. Surrounded by farmland, the pretty village is nestled in the ...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £485

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £558

Ivy Cottage

4122

2 bedroom, dog friendly cottage in Cattistock near Dorchester, Dorset.


Imagine life in a tranquil Dorset village and Ivy Cottage is just the sort of place you may picture in your mind. Set in the midst of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the cot...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £558

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