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

Rectory Cottage is a 2 bedroom cottage near Bridport, Dorset
  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • No pets
  • Changeover Mon

7 nights from £681

Rectory Cottage

4795

2 bedroom cottage near Bridport, Dorset


Hidden away in the grounds of a Grade II Listed former rectory, this picture-perfect cottage is a delightful Dorset escape. From the moment you pull into the driveway you will love...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • No pets
  • Changeover Mon

7 nights from £681

The Old Dairy is a 2 bedroom, dog friendly former milking parlour near Blandford Forum, Dorset.
  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £596

The Old Dairy

4740

2 bedroom, dog friendly former milking parlour near Blandford Forum, Dorset.


This former milking parlour that served the local farm has been beautifully converted into a fabulous holiday home. Situated in a picturesque Dorset village that is full of charact...

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

7 nights from £596

Fox Cottage is a 1 bedroom stylish cottage in Beaminster, Dorset.
  • Sleeps 2
  • No pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £618

Fox Cottage

4712

1 bedroom stylish cottage in Beaminster, Dorset.


Tucked away in an oh-so-pretty part of historic Beaminster, Fox Cottage is a gorgeous retreat for two. As soon as you arrive at this picture-perfect terraced cottage, you will want...

  • Sleeps 2
  • No pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £618

Toby's Hut is a 1 bedroom, dog friendly shepherds hut near Lyme Regis, Dorset.
  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

From £120 per night

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

From £120 per night

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La Cabine Francaise is a 1 bedroom, dog friendly Shepherds Hut near Dorchester, Dorset.
  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

From £140 per night

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

From £140 per night

Halcyon Cottage is a 2 bedroom cottage near the beach and Lulworth Cove near Dorchester, Dorset.
  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • No pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £759

Halcyon Cottage

4693

2 bedroom cottage near the beach and Lulworth Cove near Dorchester, Dorset.


Less than two miles from Lulworth Cove, part of the only World Heritage Site in England, Halcyon Cottage is a pretty, detached stone cottage in the heart of the village of West Lul...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • No pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £759

Swallows' Rest is a 1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near Beaminster, Dorset.
  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £401

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 £401

Old Sandpitts Cottage is a 2 bedroom thatched cottage near Bridport, Dorset.
  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • No pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £480

Old Sandpitts Cottage

4504

2 bedroom thatched cottage near Bridport, Dorset.


Tucked away down its own private track, this picture-perfect thatched cottage is a little gem. Surrounded by its own private garden, the cottage is very peaceful and offers space f...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • No pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £480

The Old Mill is a 2 bedroom, unique, dog friendly converted mill near Dorchester, Dorset.
  • Sleeps 4
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £964

The Old Mill

4503

2 bedroom, unique, dog friendly converted mill near Dorchester, Dorset.


If you are looking for a beautifully unique and special property for a perfect Dorset holiday, then look no further than The Old Mill. Formerly a working mill, this gorgeous proper...

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

7 nights from £964

Old Sandpitts Lodge is a 3 bedroom thatched self catering cottage near Bridport, Dorset.
  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • No pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £596

Old Sandpitts Lodge

4377

3 bedroom thatched self catering cottage near Bridport, Dorset.


This very attractive thatched, detached property is in a tucked away rural setting in unspoilt west Dorset. Old Sandpitts Lodge is a very easy short drive inland from the fabulous ...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • No pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £596

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