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 31 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 31 cottages for May Day bank holiday

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

7 nights from £383

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 £383

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

7 nights from £385

1 bedroom, rural cottage near the beach near Bridport, Dorset.


The Dairy is another extremely comfortable single-storey cottage in this small and friendly farm development. This property has French windows to its own enclosed outside space – t...

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

7 nights from £385

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

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

7 nights from £395

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 £395

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £400

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


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 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £400

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

7 nights from £429

1 bedroom thatched self catering cottage near Sherborne, Dorset.


Pound Farm Cottage is a hidden gem; this listed thatched cottage has been thoughtfully renovated to create a spacious, stylish holiday home, retaining many of the original features...

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

7 nights from £429

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  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £432

1 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Beaminster, Dorset.


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 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £432

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £536

Beach Chalet on the beach sleeping two in Lyme Regis, Dorset.


Imagine a holiday right on the seashore of a very special beach, relaxing on your veranda with a glass of something refreshing, watching the gentle waves at one of the most famous ...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £536

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

7 nights from £385

1 bedroom, dog friendly 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 3 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £385

We’ve been raising the standards of self catering holidays since 1977.

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £409

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 £409

  • Sleeps 4
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £445

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 £445

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