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. 

29 self-catering cottages for October half term in Dorset

  • Sleeps 4
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £453

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


Beehive Cottage is a charming and cosy cottage for four, on a quiet lane opposite St Mary's church in the village of Puddletown. The village is surrounded by farmland, Thomas Hardy...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £453

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

7 nights from £471

2 bedroom holiday cottage near Bridport, Dorset.


Close to Dorset's spectacular Jurassic Coast, the popular market town of Bridport and the harbour and beach at West Bay, this cottage has stunning views of the gentle Dorset countr...

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

7 nights from £471

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

7 nights from £473

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


This pretty detached former coach house is in beautiful rural Dorset within easy reach of the stunning World Heritage Jurassic coastline. The Old Coach House has a spacious brig...

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

7 nights from £473

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £510

2 bedroom, dog friendly holiday 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 £510

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

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

7 nights from £522

2 bedroom self catering cottage near the sea near Weymouth, Dorset.


This comfortable semi-detached family home is on the edge of the countryside, yet only three miles from Weymouth with its sandy beaches and historic quay. A 20 minute walk takes yo...

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

7 nights from £522

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

7 nights from £601

2 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Bridport, Dorset.


Nestling in a picturesque valley a fifteen minute drive from the Jurassic Coast, Barbridge Cottage is close to beaches, walks, fossil hunting, country houses, gardens and lovely pu...

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

7 nights from £601

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £483

3 bedroom holiday cottage near Bridport, Dorset.


This sunny south-facing cottage enjoys a quiet rural position on the edge of the beautiful village of Netherbury, a short drive from the beaches and cliffs of the World Heritage Ju...

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £483

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £502

2 bedroom, rural cottage near the beach near Bridport, Dorset.


The Parlour is an excellent choice for a family, with French windows opening out onto an enclosed gravelled patio, comfortable accommodation for five guests – one of the three sing...

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £502

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £567

2 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Shaftesbury, Dorset.


Semi-detached Hatts Barn is a contemporary, reversed level barn conversion on a wide south-facing terrace. The large en suite master bedroom and a twin bedded family room (the beds...

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £567

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

7 nights from £635

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


This is an excellent base for exploring rural and coastal Dorset. Cranborne Chase (an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) is on the doorstep, and the beaches of the Jurassic Coast ...

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

7 nights from £635

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