October Breaks in Dorset

Great weather often hangs around until well into October in Dorset, so to celebrate the final flourishes of summer properly why not book a luxury self-catering cottage? Snugly one-bed retreat in a charming town, romantic hideaway with amazing sea views, or cottage in the country with space for all the gang, we'll help you pave the way to the holiday of your dreams this October. Read more

For a truly romantic getaway, browse through our list of cottages with hot tubs available this October. Spend your days exploring and soaking in the last of the summer rays, and then when you've had your fill return to your home-from-home and hop into a bubbling hot tub. Or how about a family-friendly cottage, perfect for little kids and big kids alike? October is a great time of year for families to make the most of all that Dorset has to offer with half term around the corner and lots of spook-tacular celebrations taking place ahead of Halloween. If you would like to revel in some peace and quiet, we have plenty of secluded cottages, offering lots of privacy and plenty of space for some quality R&R. At Classic Cottages, we pride ourselves on marketing the finest self-catering cottages around, handpicking and personally inspecting each one. Find your favourite today. 

Pick from 36 cottages in Dorset this October

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £343

1 bedroom, rural 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
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £343

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

7 nights from £343

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 doors to its own enclosed outside space – the...

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

7 nights from £343

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

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

7 nights from £346

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 £346

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £352

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 £352

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

7 nights from £363

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 Owners' home, (who may not be resident...

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

7 nights from £363

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

7 nights from £398

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 £398

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  • 15% off

    6 Sep 2019 - 9 Sep 2019

    £364.00 £309.40

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £485

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 £485

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £514 *

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


This pretty thatched cottage is in the tranquil historic village of Tolpuddle, just 15 miles from the World Heritage Jurassic Coast. An ideal base for a family holiday or perfect f...

  • Sleeps 6 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £514 *

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  • 20% off

    30 Aug 2019 - 6 Sep 2019

    £913.06 £730.45

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  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £375

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 £375

  • Sleeps 4 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £413

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 £413

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