Cottages in Dorset for May Day Bank Holiday

Escape from the rhythm of everyday life and kick start your summer. Across Dorset, colours and new life pervade the landscape and lots of events and festivities take place. Choose a luxury cottage from which to enjoy Dorset this May Day bank holiday and spend your break in a home-from-home. All of our cottages have been personally inspected and handpicked.Read more

Planning on a solo escape this May Day to relax and revive? How about a romantic retreat in a cosy cottage for two? Perhaps you'd like to enjoy a family break and spend some quality time together in a spacious retreat? From country to coast, we have a range of luxury self-catering cottages in Dorset, primed and ready to welcome you. Many are dog-friendly too, so no one gets left behind. Choose from our 30 available properties and get ready to spend a May Day bank holiday to remember. At Classic Cottages, we understand what makes holidays fantastic and pride ourselves on marketing the finest self-catering accommodation around. With each holiday cottage regularly inspected and fully equipped, everything you could need and more for your stay is supplied. Book with confidence with Classic Cottages. 

Pick from 30 cottages for May Day bank holiday

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £393

1 bedroom cottage near the beach near Bridport, Dorset.


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

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £393

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £397

1 bedroom, dog friendly self catering cottage near Sherborne, Dorset.


This cosy, compact, delightful bolthole for two is set in a wonderfully tranquil hamlet in north Dorset with village shops and a choice of two pubs within two miles. Built in lo...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £397

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

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £403

1 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Dorchester, Dorset.


Dorset’s World Heritage Jurassic Coast is close to this comfortably furnished, single-storey, spacious cottage. Set within the grounds of the owner’s home, The Stables is self-cont...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £403

  • Sleeps 3 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £438

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


A gorgeous, chocolate-box cottage that is the ideal escape, nestled in the heart of one of Dorset's picturesque villages. Just a stone's throw from the lovely local pub, Wayside Co...

  • Sleeps 3 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £438

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £417

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 £417

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

7 nights from £434

2 bedroom thatched self catering 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
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £434

  • 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 on a quiet lane opposite St Mary's church in the village of Puddletown. Surrounded by farmland, the pretty village is nestled in the ...

  • Sleeps 4
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £453

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £459

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 create a very sociable space for a couple or smal...

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £459

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  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £521

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 £521

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

7 nights from £524

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 £524

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