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. 

28 self-catering cottages for October half term in Dorset

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

7 nights from £652

3 bedroom, dog friendly self catering cottage near Bridport, Dorset.


This beautiful barn conversion at the heart of a working dairy farm is just inland from Dorset's spectacular Jurassic Coast and its beaches. The rural setting will please all the f...

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

7 nights from £652

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £701

3 bedroom thatched, dog friendly cottage in Tolpuddle, Dorset.


This very pretty thatched cottage is in the tranquil historic village of Tolpuddle, surrounded by beautiful countryside and just 15 miles from the World Heritage Jurassic Coast. Wi...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £701

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £720

3 bedroom holiday cottage in Corfe Castle, Dorset.


You will be completely spoilt for choice in this stunning part of Dorset – along the Jurassic Coast and within very easy reach are Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door with their famous c...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £720

  • Sleeps 6 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £790

3 bedroom holiday cottage in Corfe Castle, Dorset.


Situated in the popular Dorset village of Corfe Castle, on the Studland peninsula, close to the coast, this Grade II Listed picture-book cottage enjoys views of the spectacular Nat...

  • Sleeps 6 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £790

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

7 nights from £852

3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in Christchurch.


Avon Beach, Christchurch Harbour, the New Forest National Park and the Jurassic Coast are all nearby to this recently renovated holiday bolthole. The cool shades of blue and the pl...

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

7 nights from £852

  • Sleeps 8 + 3 cots in 2 properties
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £1055


West Hembury Farm is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; a walker's paradise. Just four miles from the bustling market town of Bridport, and a short drive to the Wo...

  • Sleeps 8 + 3 cots in 2 properties
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £1055

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

  • Sleeps 9 + 2 cots in 2 properties
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £1020


Hatts Farm is a working farm set in 100 acres on the Dorset/Wiltshire border, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty near the market town of Shaftesbury and within driving distan...

  • Sleeps 9 + 2 cots in 2 properties
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £1020

  • Sleeps 9 + 3 cots in 3 properties
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £1296


This working farm on the edge of the historic village of Chideock stretches gently downhill to the Jurassic Coast where one of Dorset's most famous landmarks – Golden Cap – rises a...

  • Sleeps 9 + 3 cots in 3 properties
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £1296