Dorset Retreats for 4 People

Give yourself and your family some TLC and book a break in a holiday cottage for 4 in Dorset. Explore this beautiful county by day and return to your own private retreat. A Dorset getaway is good for the heart and soul, and offers a great opportunity for everyone to catch up and spend quality time together.Read more

Summer getaway with long days on the beach, or winter retreat with toasty open fires and sofas perfect snuggling. Modern conversion with bubbling hot tub, or quaint cottage nestled in the heart of beautiful countryside. Wherever and however you envisage your getaway with your friends and family, let Classic Cottages help you create your dream holiday. Dorset is a county begging to be explored, so browse our list of 32 available cottages for 4 and let your Dorset faucet flow.

Dorset Getaways for 4

From country to coast, Dorset offers as much opportunity for relaxation as exploration. Gather your loved ones and dive straight in.

At Classic Cottages we pride ourselves on marketing the highest quality self catering cottages in Dorset. All are regularly inspected and are totally equipped with everything you could need and more during your stay. We will guide you through every step of the way, from start to finish. The only thing you need to think about? Kicking back and enjoying your holiday.

32 luxury self catering cottages that sleep 4 people in Dorset

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £345

2 bedroom dog friendly holiday cottage near 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
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £345

  • Sleeps 4
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £394

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 £394

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

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £394

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


Cedar Lodge is a cosy cottage in a quiet rural location. All on one level, the open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas creates a very sociable space for a couple or sma...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £394

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

7 nights from £398

2 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Shaftesbury, Dorset.


Dairyman’s Cottage is traditional yet contemporary, semi-detached and set on a south-facing terrace. The property has a welcoming feel, with a stunning open plan design downstairs,...

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

7 nights from £398

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

7 nights from £407

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 £407

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

7 nights from £409

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 £409

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £431

2 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage 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 £431

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £437

2 bedroom, rural self catering cottage near Beaminster, Dorset.


A stunning west Dorset location, amazing rural views and a truly luxurious property, Phoebes House is a hidden gem just a short drive inland from the famous Jurassic Coast. This de...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £437

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

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

7 nights from £453

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 £453

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

7 nights from £529

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 £529

  • Sleeps 7 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £671 *

4 bedroom, dog-friendly cottage with sea views near Bridport, Dorset.


Snuggled into the hillside with Golden Cap behind, The Guardhouse stands watch over this stunning part of the Jurassic Coast at Seatown, with sea views from the master bedroom and ...

  • Sleeps 7 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £671 *

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

7 nights from £419

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 £419

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

7 nights from £442

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 £442

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

7 nights from £488

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 £488

We’re a Visit England Quality Accredited Agency for our high standards in holiday letting.

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

7 nights from £493

3 bedroom self catering cottage in Wareham, Dorset.


Wareham is the gateway to the Jurassic Coast, a fabulous base from which to explore the Isle of Purbeck. Just within the ancient Saxon walls of this historic market town, Northgate...

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

7 nights from £493

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

7 nights from £546

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 £546

  • Sleeps 6 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £558

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


Barn Owls Cottage, a semi-detached cottage converted from an 18th Century stone barn, has retained much of its original character with inset fossils and huge oak beams. The kitchen...

  • Sleeps 6 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £558

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

7 nights from £561

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 £561

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £592

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 £592

  • Sleeps 6
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £606

3 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Lyme Regis, Dorset.


Imagine spending a week in a fabulous former dairyman’s cottage with all mod-cons! This very stylishly furnished, yet quirky, semi-detached cottage is in the village of Morcombelak...

  • Sleeps 6
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £606

We’re here to help you find your perfect place to stay 7 days a week.

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

7 nights from £618

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 £618

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

7 nights from £659

4 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in Studland, Dorset.


The Isle of Purbeck is a stunning Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty between Poole and Swanage boasting one of the most spectacular coastlines in Dorset. Sunnyholme, an extremel...

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

7 nights from £659

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

7 nights from £679

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 £679

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

7 nights from £740

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 £740

  • Sleeps 10 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £1043 *

5 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach near Lyme Regis.


Less than half a mile from the World Heritage Jurassic Coast, The Old Manor House is a beautiful 16th Century, Grade II Listed house, full of character with a delightful enclosed g...

  • Sleeps 10 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £1043 *

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £868

4 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views in Lyme Regis, Dorset.


Escape to the coast and this fabulous cottage where you can watch the seascape change all day long. Just minutes from the harbour at Lyme Regis and its iconic Cobb, this Grade I...

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £868

Arrive at your handpicked holiday home safe in the knowledge it’s been fully inspected.

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

7 nights from £726

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

7 nights from £726

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

7 nights from £1411

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

7 nights from £1411

  • Sleeps 6 in 2 properties
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £794


These two delightful properties, set deep in Dorset's beautiful countryside, are the ultimate rural retreats! To set the scene, a long, unmade farm track leads to West Farm, where ...

  • Sleeps 6 in 2 properties
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £794

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

7 nights from £779


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 £779

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

7 nights from £886


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 £886

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

7 nights from £1069


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 £1069

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