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 45 cottages in Dorset this October

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £355

Swallows' Rest

4644

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near Beaminster, Dorset.


The sleepy west Dorset countryside awaits you at this cute bolthole for two (plus your four-legged friends). Tucked away at the end of the owners' garden, this converted barn is hi...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £355

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

7 nights from £364

The Stables

1965

1 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near the county town of Dorchester, Dorset.


This quaint cottage is set within the rural hamlet of Pallington. The Stables is a self-contained, single storey cottage with a welcoming open plan design. The entrance hall leads ...

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

7 nights from £364

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

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

7 nights from £378

The Linhay

2661

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 2 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £378

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

7 nights from £378

The Dairy

2663

1 bedroom cottage near the Jurassic Coast 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 £378

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

7 nights from £381

Owl's Nest Cottage

2942

1 bedroom, dog friendly 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 £381

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £392

Badgers Cottage

3014

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near Bridport, Dorset.


This pretty semi-detached cottage for two is nestled within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on West Hembury Farm. Badgers Cottage is an 18th Century stone barn that has be...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £392

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £452

Pound Farm Cottage

4076

1 bedroom thatched 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
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £452

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £555

Fox Cottage

4712

1 bedroom stylish cottage in Beaminster, Dorset.


Tucked away in an oh-so-pretty part of historic Beaminster, Fox Cottage is a gorgeous retreat for two. As soon as you arrive at this picture-perfect terraced cottage, you will want...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £555

We are Gold accredited with the Green Tourism Business Scheme.

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

7 nights from £590

Toby's Hut

4723

1 bedroom, dog friendly shepherds hut near Lyme Regis, Dorset.


Located in the west Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and just a 15 minute drive from fabulous Lyme Regis, Toby's Hut is a bespoke Shepherd's Hut, sitting in a perfect spot...

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

7 nights from £590

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

7 nights from £745

La Cabine Francaise

4726

1 bedroom, dog friendly Shepherds Hut near Dorchester, Dorset.


Welcome to La Cabine Francaise, a glorious expanse of glamping bliss with a French twist. Set in the stunning Dorset countryside, this exclusive spot for two provides the perfect r...

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

7 nights from £745

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