Cottages for October half term in Dorset

Sometimes the summer sun extends well into winter in the West Country, so try a Dorset holiday cottage for October half term.

October can be the most colourful month of the year, with trees parading their final flourish before stripping bare for the winter. Take the kids on a half term holiday to remember and soak up the last hints of green in Dorset. A day out to a public garden might not be first on the children's list of things to do but running through tunnels lined with golden leaves and feeling the crunch underfoot will soon have them jumping in leafy mounds with excitement. The sea has a magical quality, reflecting the October sky and sparkling on the horizon. It doesn't matter if the weather takes a turn for the wintery worse, as a good storm will liven up any school holiday - stand safely back from the sea and feel the salty spray

We have 38 self catering cottages for the October half term in Dorset

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


This beautiful stone farmhouse has something very special indeed – it comes with a 450 acre wildlife and nature reserve and a unique relationship with Dorset Wildlife Trust. Quite ...

  • Sleeps 9 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £1023

6 bedroom thatched, dog friendly home near Lyme Regis, South Devon.


Buddlewall is an historic east Devon farmhouse, in a beautiful hidden rural setting, a short drive inland from the spectacular World Heritage east Devon and Dorset Jurassic Coast. ...

  • Sleeps 12 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £1895


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

  • Sleeps 4 + 2 cots in 2 properties
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £789


Lottie’s Loft is a luxurious first floor barn conversion, a gorgeous bolthole surrounded by beautiful Dorset countryside. Exterior steps lead from the decking to a balcony with bes...

  • Sleeps 6 in 2 properties
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £1080


Badgers Cottage, a snug semi-detached cottage for two, is set in a farmyard, beautifully converted from an 18th Century stone barn. All on one level, the open plan design gives a w...

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

Price per week £1157


This cosy cottage snuggles into the hillside in the delightful Dorset countryside and offers a real opportunity to escape from it all and slow the pace of life. All on one level an...

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

Price per week £1248


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 9 + 2 cots in 2 properties
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £1275


Glamping at Black Pig Retreats allows you to escape the everyday, park your car, load up your wheelbarrow and your countryside adventure begins; canvas living with a little of the ...

  • Sleeps 12 + 2 cots in 2 properties
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £1619